September is Ovarian Cancer Month Awareness

September is Ovarian Cancer Month Awareness

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In September of 2000 my beautiful mother, known affectionately as Boo, was diagnosed with it. Looking back, Mommy had many of the classic symptoms, but didn’t know it. She was extremely bloated, tired, and would get full really quickly. I mean so full she would be in a lot of pain after eating small amounts of food. She originally talked to her doctor and he told her it was because she was now forty and there was nothing to worry about. When I found out what was causing the symptoms I hated that man. Ironically he died of cancer a couple years later. Anyway, Mommy knew something was wrong and went to another doctor. I don’t know who this doctor was, but they told…
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September: Self-Care Awareness Month

September: Self-Care Awareness Month

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Happy September 1! As a writer I look for inspiration everywhere. Searching the web for different things is one way I find things to write or research about. So in my latest search I discovered that September is Self-Care Awareness Month. From National Calendar Day: “Evolve to Live founded Self-Care Awareness Month to raise awareness of the incredible benefits of individual self-care. When practiced regularly, self-care creates significant personal, social and economic benefits.” (https://nationaldaycalendar.com/self-care-awareness-month-september/) September being the month we celebrate self-care resonates so much with me because I’m in the field of education. This month starts a new year for many of us. Families get back into a routine because summer is coming to an end. Seems like the perfect month to renew your self-care regimen. Self care is one…
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