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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
One of my favorite words is "beginning." For me, no words are more powerful than “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Perhaps that’s why the word “beginning” conveys such hope and strength. It’s been a year and a half since I wrote my last blog post, “Goodbye for Now,” so I’m excited to tell you about my new beginning. In my last post, I said that while I can’t write, exclusively, about cancer anymore, I’m interested in all aspects of women and their lives. More than anything, breast cancer has made me more of a women’s advocate; not just women with breast cancer, but all women, everywhere. I’ve spoken with thousands of women online, and in-person, and I realize there’s a giant disconnect between women over 40 and the way brands and advertisers address our needs and wants. Women over 40 are the best educated, most powerful demographic in history, and yet, in this youth-obsessed culture, we are the forgotten majority. Retailers and online shopping sites are geared toward 20 to 30 somethings, and brands we thought cared about us, have lowered their demographic to women in their 30s. Women over 40 haven’t left fashion. Fashion’s left us… Until now! I’m excited to announce1010ParkPlace, my new online shopping site for women looking for clothes and shopping inspiration. Regardless of whether you’re a size two, or a size 22, or you like Keds or Oscar de la Renta, everything is chosen with you in mind. There’s also straight-talk about everything from how our wardrobe and our lives continue to evolve, to interviews with fascinating women who share their guiltiest pleasures and most daring acts. In preparation for this post, I’ve reread some of my previous blogs, along with hundreds of your comments. The one thing that jumps out at me is the power of connection; the power of real conversation; the power of being heard and above all, the power of love. I haven’t been here in a while to tell you this, but thank you for giving me all of these precious things. I value and appreciate and love you in return. After breast cancer, and James’s death, 1010ParkPlace is a huge step in the evolution of my new beginning. So I can share it and reconnect with you, I’m moving BRENDA’S BLOG to my new site. This week, you’ll receive an email newsletter from 1010ParkPlace. You’re already subscribed, so just click on the newsletter and it will take you to my new world. Please follow me at 1010ParkPlace on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Can’t wait to see you there and to hear from you! What new beginnings do you have in your life?
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There are days when it feels as though maybe he’s clearing brush in the canyon, buying food for the deer, or he's just left a board meeting and will be home in a little while. I still think about the day he died, and what it must have been like for him. I wonder if he knew what was happening; if the dizziness he’d been experiencing gently transitioned him to the other side?
There are days when it feels as though maybe he’s clearing brush in the canyon, buying food for the deer, or he's just left a board meeting and will be home soon. I still think about the day he died, and what it must have been like for him. I wonder if he knew what was happening; if the dizziness he’d been experiencing gently transitioned him to the other side? While I will still be a breast cancer and womens’ health advocate, and keep up with each of you who’ve touched my heart, I’m now interested in all aspects of women and their lives. the difference between our needs and wants and how we see ourselves in the context of not just our towns and cities, but the world as a whole. I didn’t just lose James that day. I lost my entire family and everything I held dear. I lost my way of life. What I have in mind, I couldn’t do if James were here, but his love for me will go where ever I go. I dearly hope to hear from you as well. You can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Above all, please know how much you’ve brought into my life. Words cannot express my gratitude for all the things I've learned from you and the love and support you've given me. I love you dearly. Stay strong; believe in God; lift one another up; be open to miracles and possibilities and