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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities  every October to increase awareness of the disease  & to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment & cure.  The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Having breast cancer in our family & personally having a quarter-sized breast cyst myself (thank God it was benign), it is important for me to help spread awareness.
Being a palliative care & hospice nurse, I have encountered numerous patients with breast cancer in the end of life & it is heart-breaking.
Screening tests are used to find cancer before a person has any symptoms. So please, do not wait to feel something before seeing a doctor.

The Breast Cancer Screening Chart from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compares recommendations from several leading organizations.  All women need to be informed …

1st Day of Summer!

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Happy first day of summer, NYC!!!


Yoga is an ancient physical, mental & spiritual practice that originated in India.  The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit  & means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body & consciousness.



Today,  it is practiced in various forms around the world  & continues to grow in popularity.



Recognizing its universal appeal,  on 11 December 2014,  the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.
The International Day of Yoga  aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
The theme for the 2018 celebration,  organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations,  is 'Yoga for Peace.’

The Times Square is known for the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop so Time Square Alliance has introduced a counterpoint to New Year's Eve  with "Mind Over Madness Yoga”,  celebrating the summer solstice (the longest day of the year).  Throughout history,  many cultur…

#PintShare

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Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, but this post is not just for chocolate ice cream but more!
I had the chance to go to the opening of The Pint Shop yesterday by Museum of Ice Cream  & it was fun!


It is an interactive grocery shopping destination,  complete with immersive installations,  a reservation-only tasting experience  & the debut of Museum of Ice Cream’s very own ice cream line.


Museum of Ice Cream has reimagined what our dream ice cream aisles look like in a grocery store. 

They sell ice cream and supporting ice cream accessories.


It is Museum of Ice Cream’s take on a grocery store. 



ICE CREAMS They are currently ONLY available in The Pint Shop
THE FLAVORS With rich & decadent ingredients from all over the world,  each flavor was built to transport and inspire—  just like the creativity & imagination of Museum of Ice Cream.

There are 7 original ice cream flavors by Museum of Ice Cream. 
CHOCOLATE CRUSH Chocolate ice cream w/ milk chocolate flakes Hap…

#RedNoseDay

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Red Nose Day  is on a mission to end childhood poverty, one nose at a time.
Comic Relief launched in the United Kingdom  with the goal of using comedy to raise money & help those leading tough lives.  The vision: Creating a just world free from poverty.  The movement continues to grow with every fundraiser held,  TV special aired, partner enlisted & Red Nose sold.  Globally, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the U.K. in 1988.



The Red Nose design changes every year.
This year Red Noses  arrive with a touch of silver sparkle  because giving children a brighter future is something to celebrate.



They are sold in Walgreens/Duane Reade.


I first heard about Red Nose Day when I moved to London. It is massive there. I bought these Red Nose Day items in the grocery.


Red Nose Day in US started in 2015. In 3 years,  they  have changed the lives of over 8 million children  in America & around the world.
“I’ve seen firsthand how Red Nose Day USA has touched th…