This week our Rafflecopter Rockstar Marcia of Beauty Info Zone is hosting Fashion Flash Not only does she have just about the best beauty giveaways in the Beauty Blogger universe, she has rare insight of what over 50 skin really needs. Be certain to click on her Hurricaine edition of Fashion Flash Round-up. In fact three of our bloggers were directly affected by Irma. Both Melanie ((Society Wellness) and Mirabai ( Moving Free with Mirabai) live in Sarasota and Jackie ( Jackie Silver Style) sheltered in place in hard hit Tampa. Our prayers were with them during the storm and now in the clean-up
A Persoal Note from Fashion Flash
This week I lost an old friend to cancer. Deb Hughes and I were friends and co-workers for 25 years. Together we went bonde, hosted symposia dinners for 1000 doctors, hung out with Sly Stallone at the White House Correspondents dinner and survived three marriages, 2 children and the worst boss since the guy that owned the Triangle Dress Factory .
When we experience something tragic, we tend to look for answers, reasons why bad things happen. But Deb didn’t smoke or drink, ate lots of vegetables, took vitamins and got a yearly flu shot. She had an annual check-up and had no symptoms until diagnosed at Stage 4 cancer. Trying to make sense of a life that ended way too soon, I came up with a pair of conclusions:
- Life is way too short so make every day count. Take those walks, read those books, go on those long planned vacations.
- Stay in touch with friends and family. Deb and I had been promising each other to go to Prune, a Foodie favorite in nyc. We stayed in touch by phone and email, but work and travel kept putting off our dinner. I’m not going to make that mistake again.