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Guest post: The Importance of Sun Protection for Men and Boys

Guest post: The Importance of Sun Protection for Men and Boys

Today’s post is written by Wendy from ABCs and Garden Peas. She recently reviewed UV Skinz and definitely knows the benefit of teaching healthy sun protection habits. She also blogs on topics such as real food, attachment parenting, breastfeeding, natural/organic brands, gardening, and local treasures! Read on to find out the importance of sun protection for men and boys… My son and his daddy might as well be attached at the hip. Everywhere Daddy goes, my little man …

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September Skin Cancer Self-Check

The American Academy of Dermatology wants everyone, no matter of  your age or race, to make it a habit of giving yourself yearly self-examinations to safe-guard yourself against skin cancer. Melanoma makes up only 3% of all skin cancers, but is the deadliest. It’s only by early detection and  practicing safe sun protection habits that you can protect yourself and family! Remember!: The sun’s ultraviolet rays are strongest during the midday hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m.); …

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20 Nice Ways to Show Your Support

20 Nice Ways to Show Your Support

The diagnosis of cancer or any other life-threatening disease can hit like a ton of bricks and can leave the lives it touches in shambles. In these times of uncertainty, waiting, and living here are some ways that you can help someone on their cancer journey. Please feel free to add more in the comments section if I’ve left something out. LISTEN. Ask; “How are you?” Let them keep the remote to the TV. Stock their freezer …

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MY Story; Al Estep from Black is the New Pink

MY Story; Al Estep from Black is the New Pink

grief/grēf/ Noun: Deep sorrow, esp. that caused by someone’s death. Trouble or annoyance. Synonyms: sorrow – sadness – distress – woe – affliction – pain Grief. Its intense emotion can keep us on our path or take over with such a consuming force that we go through with the motions of life not living, just like the one we lost. Al Estep, author of Black is the New Pink, found that after the loss of …

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One Million Lives Saved–And Counting!; UV Skinz’ Woman’s World, June 2012 Feature

One Million Lives Saved–And Counting!; UV Skinz’ Woman’s World, June 2012 Feature

Strength in a person is one characteristic that I’ve always admired. The strength to endure hardships with positivity and grace because not all things in life come easy and there are times when things are taken away from us. It’s hard to say why we encounter certain losses or hardships in life, but the true story lies in what we do with them. It has been close to eleven years since Rhonda’s late husband, Darren Lee …

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Wordless Wednesday…Water Fun!

Wordless Wednesday…Water Fun!

Photo courtesy of Family and Life in Las Vegas

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MY Story; Michelle Bain

MY Story; Michelle Bain

This week I spoke to Michelle, a 2 year Stage 2a Melanoma survivor and founder of the Spread the Lotion Facebook page. She is a spunky, care-free, and positive spirit! From speaking to her I could tell right away that she wasn’t they type of person that would go down without a fight. I’m happy to share her story and I hope you can take something away from it. Here is Michelle’s story… Growing up …

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My story: Katie from Pretty in Pale

My story: Katie from Pretty in Pale

  Confession: I was a total nerd throughout elementary school and into high school. Maybe it was the glasses, the braces, or the schedule full of honors classes, but I was painfully shy and an easy target for class bullies. At home, in the privacy of my bedroom, I spent hours poring over glossy magazines, cutting out pictures of Britney Spears look-a-likes and creating collages that I posted all over my walls. If only I …

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MY Story: Timna from Respect the Rays

MY Story: Timna from Respect the Rays

Timna, creator of Respect the Rays Facebook and Twitter pages, is a two-time Melanoma survivor. She definitely approaches melanoma awareness in a non-sugar-coated kind of way. Her updates are always fresh and she even asks people with influence how they ‘respect the rays.’ Timna recently asked Australian pro surfer Owen Wright how he respects the rays, he responded with this: “A lot of my day is spent outdoors and in the ocean. I don’t go …

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MY Story; For Jillian

MY Story; For Jillian

I had the honor of speaking with a very passionate melanoma awareness advocate, Susan Hayes. She is a Mother raising awareness for her daughter, Jillian. Jillian was 19-years-old when an irritating mole became more and more bothersome. It began to bleed and so Jillian saw a Dermatologist to have it removed. The biopsy of the mole came back as Stage 2 Melanoma, but showed no evidence that it had spread. Jillian frequented her surgeon for check-ups every …

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