“We have two eyes and just one tongue, which means we need to look twice and talk once. We have two ears and just one mouth, so we need to listen more than we talk. We have two hands and one stomach, so we need to work twice as much as we eat. We have two major brain parts, the left and the right, and one heart, so we can think twice but love only one. Isn’t it amazing that our body parts remind us how to live right?”—
I am embarking on another audition in less than two weeks or so and I would love your help! I need to compile of a list of songs I can rehearse and I’ll pick two of the songs that sound okay-decent in my voice range. It can also be vocally…”show off-y” without the Broadway flair, please :] I’m a natural mezzo soprano and I’m awfully weak at low…low…low keys. SO!
MANY women undergoing chemotherapy have their ovaries removed and frozen so they can have children later. But this invasive practice might not be needed after all.
Elisabeth Larsen and colleagues at the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark measured fertility levels in 53 women 10 years after they’d had chemotherapy or radiotherapy for childhood cancers. Although the group had slightly fewer eggs compared with volunteers who’d never had chemotherapy, the difference was not big enough to prevent them from conceiving, says Larsen.
“Ten years ago we were worried that they would enter early menopause,” she says. “Instead, the majority of them have had children.”
In a separate study, Kirsten Tryde Schmidt, also at Copenhagen University Hospital, found that 35 out of 56 women who attempted to conceive after having one ovary removed and frozen before cancer therapy successfully gave birth - with 91 per cent conceiving naturally.
Geraldine Hartshorne at Warwick Medical School in Coventry, UK, says that knowing how easily young women conceive if their ovaries are left in place during chemotherapy is particularly important because there is a risk that frozen ovarian tissue may contain cancer cells. “What is surprising is that even after exposure to chemotherapy the ovary usually seems to retain adequate oocyte [egg] production to support prompt achievement of pregnancy,” she says.
The research was presented last week at the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.
This…This is where my childhood was and this unity is something I miss terribly..
2nd row, far right. Warning; long post.
So back in my Vietnamese church days, I actively participated in youth groups, and bible studies. I went to every camp possible when I started blue scarfs (middle school) I was in church choir, I danced for them during new years and I was always around the church grounds as much as my parents would allow me to.
Today. Well today I feel alienated from the community. A stranger or a shadow. I wanted so much to want to teach to the youth there to help me learn also. (selfish kind of?) But now sometimes I look back on these photos, of years of friendships, conventions and meeting other friends from the southern region, and I always wonder…
Driven out by people, by words, by silence.
I want to go back and share everything I’ve learned, I know and my passions for this and that and a relationship with God.
But that ship has sailed.
Long ago I was in love with the environment I surrounded myself in.
Now I look back with a sting of melancholy, bitterly pointing out things that I didn’t like.
“[The Creator] gives you the mountains and the valleys for your refuge, and the tall trees wherein to build your nests, and as you can neither spin nor sew God clothes you, you and your children. Your Creator loves you much, since [the Creator] has dealt so bounteously with you: and so beware, little sisters of mine, of the sin of ingratitude, but ever strive to praise God.”—Saint Francis of Assisi
So the lemonade master cleanse was a bust? I saw that a few years ago and contemplated it for the times I felt particularly icky...
It’s definitely not…worth it. I really don’t know how to phrase it, I mean the concoction itself wasn’t disgusting (besides the cayenne pepper flakes that would bunch up and attack you) but it was probably more damaging to my body than help. So if you do contemplate it, I’ll say from my own experience, it’s not worth it. Especially if you’re mildly active in school, etc etc, you’ll just die from lack of nutrition and you’ll get terribly terribly sick incredibly fast.
so DON’T DO IT. I’m saving you the time and the money it costs to keep buying the ingredients.
“Laughter is beautiful. Kindness is beautiful. Cellulite is beautiful. Softness and plumpness and roundness are beautiful. It’s more important to be interesting, to be vivid, and to be adventurous, than to sit for pictures. A woman’s soft tummy is a miracle of nature. Beauty comes from tenderness.
Beauty comes from variety, from specificity, from the fact that no person in the world looks exactly like anyone else. Beauty comes from the tragedy that each person’s life is destined to be lost to time. I believe women are too hard on themselves. I believe that when you love someone, she becomes beautiful to you. I believe the eyes see everything through the heart-and nothing in the world feels as good as resting them on someone you love.
I have trained my eyes to look for beauty, and I’ve gotten very good at finding it. You can argue and tell me it’s not true, but I really don’t care what anyone says. I have come, at last, to believe in the title I came up with for the book: Everyone Is Beautiful.”—Katherine Center, Everyone Is Beautiful (via elige)(via beautifulcommunicationpersonal)