Beauty After Breast Cancer

A powerful post about beauty after breast cancer. Do breasts alone determine our beauty? Are women less feminine without them? What are your thoughts?

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Beauty is more than a skinny body, fancy clothes, and makeup. Going through cancer can put your body through harsh treatments and sometimes multiple surgeries. Some lose their hair, some have only the spot where the cancer is removed, and some have both breasts removed. Radiation and chemotherapy are harsh treatments. Going through these treatments and surgeries can make you feel ugly and less like a woman.

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When I was given the choice to have a mastectomy, I thought I had to have reconstruction to keep my beauty. I thought I’d be less of a woman without breasts. After the surgery it took me a while to look at my chest or look at myself shirtless in a mirror. I was afraid to see the scars where my breasts used to be. I was afraid I would look ugly and disfigured. When I finally looked at my chest, I cried.

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7 Ideas To Keep Christmas Merry For Couples

Christmas is my favorite holiday, but with all the shopping, activities, parties and baking it can get stressful. That can lead to headaches, arguments with spouses and screaming, “I can’t wait til this is all over!” Don’t let this happen to you. With a little advance planning and patience you can have a really enjoyable and fun holiday which includes special time for spouses.

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7 Ideas To Keep Christmas Merry For Couples:

  1. A Sexy Stocking filled with adult goodies and coupons promising fun when cashed in by your spouse. The Dating Divas have a kit with instructions and ideas to help.  Christmas stocking
  2. A Midnight Toast for you and your spouse just as Christmas Day begins before all the celebrating starts. Even a few minutes of telling each other how special they are and toasting your love can make the holiday season extra special. candles and wine
  3. Decorate your bedroom with Christmas Lights to create a romantic mood.
  4. Relax with a few Romantic Movies and snuggle together. Here are two sites to give you ideas: 15 Most Romantic Movies and 13 Best Hallmark-Style Romantic Christmas Movies On Netflix.
  5. Give each other Matching Christmas Pajamas.
  6. Celebrate the 12 Days Of Christmas by giving each other 12 small, loving gifts. Advent calendar - Christmas
  7. Last but not least — hang Mistletoe in the house so you can kiss every time you pass it. You could always hang some in your bedroom too for more intense kissing 🙂 mistletoe sprig

 

Check out a few of my past Christmas posts:

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

10 Of My Favorite Christmas Movies

 

Be sure to check out The Dating Divas website for lots of great dating and relationship ideas!

Is There An Autumn Romance In Your Future?

Autumn is one of the most romantic times of year:

  • Snuggling up under a flannel blanket gazing at the stars
  • Walking hand-in-hand through nature’s fall display of leaves
  • Cuddling up next to a crackling fireplace

But an Autumn Romance is a romantic relationship that occurs later in life.

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Because you are never too old for romance.

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Because we never out-grow romance.

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Looking for an Autumn Romance?

  • If you’re into online dating there are sites specifically for older adults, such as Our Time, Elite Singles and Just Senior Singles.
  • Take up a new hobby and you just might meet someone with similar interests.
  • Attend over-50 type events in your community.
  • Concerts of groups who were popular in your day and activities centered around the music of your day (ex. Music of the 60’s, 70’s, etc.) will be full of like-aged people.
  • Take a bus tour, often offered through churches or community centers, and connect with others who enjoy travel or cultural.

Has anyone experienced an Autumn Romance? I’d love to hear how it began and how it’s going!

Leave me a comment – you may help someone else looking for love and companionship.

 

 

 

 

14 most anticipated fall romances – BookPage

I love the monthly newsletter, BookPage, that I pick up at my local library. It shows me the new books, interviews & reviews. On their website you can find even more.

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We’ve already rounded up our favorite romances of the year so far, but hark! Autumnal challengers have appeared on the horizon! (Not to say we make books engage in death matches here at BookPage. Only metaphorically.)

Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews Ace • August 28 We think we’re ready for the final book in Andrews’ beloved Kate Daniels series, which follows…

Source: 14 most anticipated fall romances – Blog Post

The Weekly Rewind: June 24, 2018

I’ve just recently discovered this gem of a blog. Highly recommend to other romantics 🙂 Thanks Ari.

The Romance Corner

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Hey guys!

July is here and so is the arrival of humidity. My hair has basically blown up and it has a mind of its own, lol. In other news, I’m really proud of myself because I’m all up to date on ARCs and reviews and I even have two weeks worth of posts already scheduled. I’m hoping it stays that way for the rest of the year. *fingers crossed* 

Anyways, let’s get to my week in blogging!

Let’s get started!

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I read a total of three books and for the most part I enjoyed them. It Takes Two was an okay read and would recommend it if you’re in the mood for a cute summer read. I really enjoyed Sarina Bowen’s YA debut and hopes she writes more in the future. The Upside of Falling has me so pissed the fuck off and I need the…

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Wish Your Man Was More Romantic?

Life is hectic.

Life is busy.

Life is crazy, but does that mean there’s no room for romance? Absolutely not.

However, you know the average man is not naturally romantic. (Remember “Wham, bam, thank you Ma’am?”) They generally consider romance just fluff before you get to the good stuff. So, you’ll have to let him know how important it is to you.

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(I’m not talking about every man. There are some out there that are truly Romance Masters. I applaud them. This post is about the average Joe, clueless about romance.)

Let’s face it. Most of you gals have probably spent years throwing out little hints about how to be more romantic without much success. Well, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’ll lay it out for everyone.

Hints Do Not Work On Guys

You have to use a 10 lb. sledge-hammer to get their full attention. Of course, that is not a literal suggestion but you do have to stop being subtle about this concept. Get your man away from any distractions (TV, cars, friends, food, etc.) and talk to him about what you what. Be sure to make it a conversation not a confrontation or you won’t get anywhere.

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Give him a few examples of what romance means to you. Then hand him a list of about four or five simple examples because you know he won’t remember the conversation past the next car show on TV or round of golf.

Some examples you could include in your list:

  • Holding hands while walking
  • Evening walks together where kids, finances and work are off-limits to discuss.
  • Foot rubs
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Bubble baths together
  • A soothing cup of tea or glass of wine
  • Chocolates and flowers

The possibilities are endless. Come up with things that appeal to you.

Good luck and be patient with your budding-Romance Master.

Tell me some of the things on your romance list…

6 Romantic Getaways Right Here In The Good Old USA

Summer has arrived! At least in my book 🙂

Are you looking for a romantic getaway?

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Here’s 6 suggestions where you won’t need a passport:

  1. Hawaii – I don’t even have to name an island or city, basically anywhere is paradise. Sun, sand, palm trees, ocean and volcanoes. It’s a recipe for love. Romance in Hawaii
  2. Charleston, South Carolina – If strolling through a historic town with plenty of art galleries and Southern cuisine is your idea of romance, then Charleston is where you should head. This southern town always puts me in mind of the Old South where gentlemen and their ladies would stroll down the street arm-in-arm in their best clothes. Romantic Victorian couple
  3. St. Augustine, FL – More history can be found in St. Augustine, Florida. Founded by the Spaniards in 1565, it still has cobblestone streets and historic buildings to please all. Throw in the beautiful beaches and a ghost or two and you have the perfect mix for a romantic getaway. Romantic St. Augustine, FL
  4. Vail, CO – Set in the White National Forest, Vail is home to the Vail Ski Resort. This resort has it all: for winter sports lovers you’ll ski or snowboard by day and snuggle by a fireplace at night or for summer sports lovers you’ll golf, hike and enjoy festivals by day and take moonlight walks at night. All year round this is the place for romance! Romantic Vail, Colorado
  5. Niagara Falls, NY – Niagara Falls is still a very popular honeymoon destination. If you stay on the US side you won’t need a passport and believe me, there is plenty to do on “our side.” There are hikes, gardens, shopping and of course the Falls to explore to fill your day then conclude it by watching the Falls at night lit-up with colors and fireworks. Even in winter, the Falls are something to see and wonder. Romance at Niagara Falls
  6. Biltmore Estate in Ashville, NC – This 8,000 acre estate nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina has romance written all over it. Tour the house of George and Edith Vanderbilt with its Banquet Hall with 70′ ceiling, library with 10,000 books (my dream library), an indoor pool and bowling alley. Hike the grounds with numerous gardens, both formal and in-formal, visit the historic winery, travel back in time at the Antler Hill Village & Farm then check out the activities at the Outdoor Adventure Center. You can even bring your horses and explore the 80 miles of trails! Romantic Biltmore Estate

Romance can be found anywhere you look.

This list could be endless…what places would you add?