Monday, October 17, 2016

Exciting, Colorful Event and You're Invited

All-Zona Book Fest

Date/Time Sunday Oct 23, 2016.  Stop by any time from 9:00 am to 3:00 PM.

This Special Event is a Showcase for 49 Arizona Authors who live in your area, on the other side of town, or in a nearby city. Explore books in many genres. Meet and chat with authors in a relaxing atmosphere for fun.

Location: St. Francis Cabrini Parish Hall, 3201 East Presidio Road, Tucson AZ 85716. It's 1 block south and east of E. Ft. Lowell/N. Country Club Rd. in Tucson

Nancy Andres, Author of Colors of Joy: A Woman's Guide for 
Self-Discovery, Balance, and Bliss would love to greet you and 
show you Colors of Joy. It presents colorful activities to 
encourage journal owners to live happier, healthier, and more 
abundantly. Purchase Colors of Joy, and Nancy will gladly 
autograph it.  See book details on Nancy's Website

The 2016 Al-Zona Book Fest will offer food for sale, fun, surprises, and book displays. Chat with an author you know or meet new ones.  

Admission is Free. Please bring new or gently used children’s’ books to donate to "Make Way for Books." Thanks. 

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Tips

It's October and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do you remember when pink became the symbol for breast cancer awareness? 

Wear Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink ribbons and the color pink have been used since the early 1990's to show moral support for those with breast cancer. The first pink ribbons were handed out to all survivors of breast cancer and participants at the first Susan G. Komen Race® for the Cure that was held in NYC on Oct. 13, 1991. Since then, most of us have seen pink ribbons everywhere. Did you know that breast cancer can occur in men as well as women? Breast cancer is 99% curable in either sex, if detected early enough. 

This post has been updated 10/09/2022

It's no wonder pink was the color chosen for this important symbol. Pink is a nurturing, supportive color, one that instinctively reminds us of warm feelings, unconditional love, and gentleness. 

The color pink is a combination of red and white. This mix provides a helpful balance of male and female energies. Pink can reduce stress associated with navigating the medical system. It can also reduce fear and doubts the disease sometimes causes. 

Pink is an important healing color. Emotionally, it can reduce the anxiety patients may experience when trying to communicate effectively with health insurance companies or medical professionals. 

Everyone being treated for breast cancer has a right to the latest information and best treatment available. It's up to us to stay informed, be pro-active in our own health routines and care, and support those who are challenged by this disease.

Please join in this October to clean up your lifestyle habits. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. advises us to quit or continue not to smoke, limit alcohol consumption, eat many fruits and veggies each day, stay physically active,
perform monthly breast self-exams, visit our doctor for scheduled clinical breast exams, and determine with the help of our health care provider a schedule for screening mammograms. 

Here's a post that illustrates ways colors can help motivate you to exercise, burn calories, get fit, and improve health.

Color Exercise Tips

Michael Greger MD provides information about a food that helps Block Breast Cancer’s Estrogen-Producing Enzymes

To increase your awareness about the disease, read information I found on the American Cancer Society® Website How to Develop a Plan for Early Breast Cancer Detection.

Think pink, wear pink, and be in the pink about good breast health!

I'd love to know your thoughts about this important subject. Please take a  moment to comment below. 

Take another moment to share this post. It can help readers see why it's so important to be pro-active and tweak our lifestyles to reduce our breast cancer risk. 

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