After 7 months… I present to you the unveiling of my venture.
Welcome to my new online store! Thanks to CafePress.com, I am now selling a number of products from my DEFINING DIVA© collection
This line was created for ALL 'GIRLFRIENDS' ...It's all about our Defining Moments in our lives.
CELEBRATE YOUR GREATNESS!
Please feel free to browse my store and buy anything you like!
A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and
visiting with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage,
about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood,
the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned
a clear, sober glance upon her daughter.
"Don't forget your Sisters," she advised, swirling the tea leaves to
the bottom of her glass.
"They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you
love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may
have, you are still going to need Sisters. Remember to go places with
them now and then; do things with them. "Remember that 'Sisters' means
ALL the women... your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other
women relatives too. "You'll need other women. Women always do."
What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. Haven't I just
gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a
married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the
family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!'
But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with her Sisters and
made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after
another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew
what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and
their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are the mainstays of her life.
After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've
THIS SAYS IT ALL:
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Colleagues forget favors.
Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are
A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.
When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by
yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering
you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf,
and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.
Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you...Or
come in and carry you out.
Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters,
sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and
extended family, all bless our life!
The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I.
When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the
incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we
would need each other.
Every day, we need each other still.
Defining Diva will donate 100 % profits from the purchases of ‘Pink Diva’ towards Breast Cancer Research.
Supporting Breast Cancer
Breast cancer remains a common problem, but with a combination of early detection and effective treatment, the vast majority of women will go on to lead a long and healthy life.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) recommends that you:
Know your risk
-- Talk to your family to learn about your family health history
-- Talk to your provider about your personal risk of breast cancer
-- Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you if you are at higher risk
-- Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk
-- have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at 20, and Every year starting at 40
Know what is normal for you
See your health care provider right away if you notice any of these breast changes:
Lump, hard knot or thickening
-- Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
-- Change in the size or shape of the breast
-- Dimpling or puckering of the skin
-- Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
-- Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
-- Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
-- New pain in one spot that doesn't go away
Make healthy lifestyle choices
-- Maintain a healthy weight
-- Add exercise into your routine
-- Limit alcohol intake
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested more than $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit http://www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.