menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple, Brown and… PINK!

October…

The spooky revelry of Halloween… pumpkins spice lattes, chilly weather, and cozy clothing. The breathtaking phenomenon of fall foliage as tree leaves shed their green and slip into a splendor of yellow, orange, red, purple, and brown. Autumn is a color!

There is one more color associated with this colorful month and that is the color PINK. In the early 1990s, Evelyn Lauder (of Estée Lauder) established the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and decreed the pink ribbon as the universal symbol for the disease. For many, this hue symbolizes hope, strength, and unity and that is exactly what we need in battling this disease. Breast cancer is thankfully no longer considered a stain or a smudged taboo hidden away and unmentionable. Thankfully, because of understanding, awareness, incredible medical technological advances, various therapies, emotional and donor support we are making headway to combat this disease.

And fellas, even though breast cancer is most commonly thought of as a disease that affects women, breast cancer does occur in men–I personally know one. Everyone is born with a small amount of breast tissue. Please see your doctor if you should notice any of these signs and or symptoms:

A painless lump or thickening in your breast tissue
Changes to the skin covering your breasts, such as dimpling, puckering, redness, or scaling
Changes to your nipple, such as redness or scaling, or a nipple that begins to turn inward
Discharge from your nipple
Ladies, please get your regular screenings. And spread the word. Let’s all help take care of each other because when we’re healthy and feeling good we can make miracles happen!
Oh! And by the way, today, October 5, is National Be Nice Day. Let’s pay something good forward–life offers us so many opportunities to do so: buy a coffee for the person in line behind you, pay a compliment, listen to someone’s story, send a positive text, wear a mask when necessary, be agreeable with your server in a restaurant…

Kindness can be contagious. Let’s give what we can and spread the word.