Thursday, August 12, 2010


Hope is a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. In a religious context, it is not considered as a physical emotion but as a spiritual grace. Hope is distinct from positive

thinking, which refers to a therapeutic or systematic process used in psychology for reversing pessimism. The term false hope refers to a hope based entirely around a fantasy or an extremely unlikely outcome.

- Wikipedia

Things that give me hope:


Howard Zinn


and especially THIS article



4. The humanity of doggies.

5. This book:

6. admitting my faults

7. photos that capture something special and something ordinary at the same time

8. and good deeds! (like this)


Sunday, August 01, 2010

Oh. My. Gosh.

So, I'm perusing Yes! Magazine website (which I love) and I see the article "Toxins to be Pulled from Cosmetics." Back in my Gilda's Club days, I heard about this a lot. Our skin absorbs roughly 60% of what we place on it, and dumps it directly into our circulatory system. Depending on the size of the particles in the product, it can absorb within minutes or just seconds.

Now, I know what you're thinking: my makeup has toxins? Yes, indeed. In fact, when you look up some of the chemicals in your make-up, you are gonna die. Seriously, chemicals that cause cancer, asthma, reproductive issues and neurological disorders. And, get this: there's LEAD in your lipstick. Lead. Like-1950-don't-let-your-kids-eat-the-paint-chips-lead.
Also, most laws don't govern the cosmetic industry, which means labels like organic, natural, and pure really mean nothing.

I didn't believe it either, but after you watch the story of cosmetics (below), you 'll want to do some investigating on your own. If you're a cancer survivor like me, this is really important to know. Staying out of the sun is just one of the ways to prevent cancer. We have to be aware of what we're putting in our body, too.

I don't know about you, but I'm going make-up shopping today. :)



I'm Too Young For This!