Something to think about …. “The Story of My Life …. “!!


~~June 10, 2016~~ 


My life has been the proverbial roller coaster of dieting and weight loss back to weight gain.

I’m in my 60’s now.

It’s not a matter of looking good anymore.

It’s a matter of feeling good and being healthy.

I have started another regimen.

This time it’s accompanied by working out.

Not the usual working out at a gym.

I’ve started doing Pilates.

So far so good.

Today was the second session of a one-on-one trainer.

It felt good today.

I’m motivated.

I want to do this because I don’t want my joints to hurt so much anymore.

I need to be more mobile.

Life is going by fast …. Let’s get this done.




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At the end of the day …. “Oprah’s New Weight Journey”!!


~~December 29, 2015~~ 


I’m every woman ….

This is a journey that resonates deeply with me. I have been on this journey since early childhood. I know what it means to be overweight, out of shape and “chunky” in every sense of the word.

I have tried almost all and any weight loss program you can think of. Many times I was successful in losing weight. The problem has always been keeping it off. Physical activity is a must. There was a time, as an adult, that I even had my very own personal trainer.

Currently, I’m trying again. Yet, the process gets harder as we get older. The old body is not able to “perform” as it did during earlier times. The mind is willing yet the body says “no way, José”.

I commend Oprah for embarking on this journey one more time in her life. I wish her all the success there is.

Now, it’s not a matter of looking good. It’s a matter of being healthy.



Oprah’s New Weight Watchers Commercial Is Sending the Internet on an Emotional Roller Coaster

Oprah Winfrey new Weight Watchers commercial is creating an emotional outpouring online. In the ad – Winfrey’s first since announcing her involvement with the company back in October – the 61-year-old media mogul talks candidly about her struggle with weight loss.

“Inside every overweight woman is a woman she knows she can be. Many times you look in the mirror and you don’t even recognize your own self because you got lost, buried in the weight that you carry,” she says.

“Nothing you’ve ever been through is wasted. So every time I tried and failed, every time I tried again, and every time I tried again, has brought me to this most powerful moment to say, ‘If not now, when?’”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”




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~Oprah’s New Weight Watchers Journey~

~Published on Dec 24, 2015~

We’re thrilled to count Oprah among our Weight Watchers family and are so excited to follow her journey!



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IOTD …. “Image of the day, #271: “The Untouchables”!!


~~June 23, 2015~~ 


Art Series by Cuban Artist Erik Ravelo – Protection of Childhood.

“The first image refers to pedophilia in the Vatican. Second child sexual abuse in tourism in Thailand, and the third refers to the war in Syria. The fourth image refers to the trafficking of organs on the black market, where most of the victims are children from poor countries; fifth refers to weapons free in the U.S.. And finally, the sixth image refers to obesity, blaming the big fast food companies.

The new series produced by Cuban artist Erik Ravelo was titled as “The untouchables“, are photographs of children crucified for his supposed oppressors, each for a different reason and a clear message, seeks to reaffirm the right of children to be protected and report abuse suffered by them especially in countries such as Brazil, Syria, Thailand, United States and Japan”




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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here:


IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’



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Something to think about …. Where are our priorities?

~~October 16, 2014~~ 

Please, don’t think that I’m trying to make light of the current “Ebola situation“. That’s the last thing on my mind. 

I worked in the medical field, as a physician for almost 40 years. I’m very well aware of the impact and importance of this medical condition. 


Oh Man, The Sacramento Bee


“As it appears in … “

Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other mammals caused by an ebolavirus.

Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches. Typically, vomiting, diarrhea and rash follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. Around this time, affected people may begin to bleed both within the body and externally. Death, if it occurs, is typically 6 to 16 days from the start of symptoms and often due to low blood pressure from fluid loss.


I just find it ironic that there’s outcry about this epidemic when we, as a nation, have a day in, day out lifestyle that has created a series of serious epidemics of major proportions yet the outcry for this has been deafened by years of ignorance, apathy, inaction, carelessness.


You tell me. 

We ALL are ONE!! 


MEDICAL CORNER …. October is all about pink …. Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!

~~October 1, 2014~~

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!


Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.




Breast cancer is when cancer develops from breast tissue.

Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple, or a red scaly patch of skin. In those with distant spread of the disease, there may be bone pain, swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath, or yellow skin.

Risk factors for developing breast cancer include obesity, lack of physical exercise, drinking alcohol, hormone replacement therapy during menopause, ionizing radiation, early age at first menstruation, and having children late or not at all. About 5–10% of cases are due to genes inherited from a person’s parents, including BRCA1 and BRCA2 among others. Breast cancer most commonly develops in cells from the lining of milk ducts and thelobules that supply the ducts with milk.

Cancers developing from the ducts are known as ductal carcinomas, while those developing from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. In addition, there are more than 18 other sub-types of breast cancer. Some cancers develop from pre-invasive lesions such as ductal carcinoma in situ.

The diagnosis of breast cancer is confirmed by taking a biopsy of the concerning lump.

Once the diagnosis is made, further tests are done to determine if the cancer has spread beyond the breast and which treatments it may respond to.

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~~Learn & Share: Breast Cancer Awareness Month~~

Macafem Cares

~~Published on Oct 1, 2013~~

As leaves change and temperatures drop, we all know that fall is coming. This year, Macafem is doing its part to get the word out about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrated every October. Mothers, daughters, and friends are all reminded to get informed about this common disease so they can know what to look for in self-examinations and when to seek professional help. Enjoy the video, and spread the word to keep all of our loved ones close and healthy.


~~Paula Abdul~~

Check Yourself …. Avon Breast Cancer Crusade

~~Published on Oct 1, 2014~~

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Avon Foundation for Women launches a powerful new call to action – #CheckYourself – featuring the release of this exciting new music video created with and led by acclaimed singer, songwriter and chorographer Paula Abdul.

#CheckYourself aims to cut to cut through the confusion related to screening strategies and encourages women to take control of their own breast health with three simple steps: Know Your Risks. Know Your Body. Talk To Your Doctor. #CheckYourself is the latest step in the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, which raises funds and awareness for critical research and access to care programs.

The key to prevention is knowing how to protect yourself, and early detection remains incredibly important. Women should be aware of their family’s health history, perform routine self-exams and visit a doctor annually. Women over 40 should have a mammogram performed by their doctor.

“Singing and dancing are my passions. I am thrilled and inspired to have had the opportunity to apply these passions to create a new music video in support of the breast cancer awareness cause, and the new global #CheckYourself for Breast Cancer campaign is very personal for me,” said Paula Abdul, acclaimed singer, songwriter, choreographer, and Avon Global Ambassador. “My sister Wendy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. As a breast cancer survivor and champion for the cause, she inspires me every day. My hope is that this new video will inspire women and men to take charge of their own breast health through screening, detection, and treatment.”


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