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Health Tip #40

Listen to the crackling fire’s dying embers and flickering flames “Sticks and stones, skin and bones, we are all the same.”

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Dear WestJet Employee organizing “Win a Free Flight” contest

I think I should win this contest considering my leg involuntarily lifts up in this exact position! And not just while I’m hugging someone. Also while chopping vegetables, loading the dishwasher & much to my chagrin — whenever I see a … Continue reading

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Confession #1 to my Neuropsychiatrist

Some days it’s hard to tell if I’m dancing or treading water.

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Ms. Mastectomy News Flash: Angelina Jolie Has Preventative Double Mastectomy

CBC’s The Current called me early this morning, wondering what I thought about Angelina Jolie‘s prophylactic double mastectomy and the Op-Ed she wrote in today’s New York Times. Shocked by the news, I read Jolie’s Op-Ed several times. Clearly, Jolie’s … Continue reading

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Warning! Never Confess This To Your Therapist!

If I were a horse, I’d have delusions of grand manure.

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The Art of Parkinson’s Wall Features my Limited Edition Prints

Shortly after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s and breast cancer, I created a collection of limited edition prints about these diseases. Some were serious, others were playful. All of these artworks reveal aspects of how my body and mind and sense … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer For Dummies & Parkinson’s For Dummies Squeeze Most Of Me on Amazon.ca

This is what I saw when I woke up  today: Breast Cancer For Dummies was ranked #4 Parkinson’s Disease For Dummies was ranked #4 and  Most Of Me  was ranked #3.

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The New Year’s Cat is out of the Bag!

What surprises will she bring? A cure for Parkinsons and Parkindaughters and Parkinmothers and Parkinfathers? A cure for cancers of the breasts, the lungs, the tongue, the brain, the test(icles), the liver, the bladder, the pancreas, all the orifices including … Continue reading

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Portrait of an Artist and her Mastectomy Scar

Last year, on a beautiful autumn day, Montreal photographer Phil Carpenter visited me at my home in Vancouver. We sat at the dining room table, and Phil showed me the exquisite mastectomy portraits of Canadian women featured in his new … Continue reading

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Limited Edition Prints by Robyn Michele Levy: The Story Behind “Road to Recovery”

I began working on this image back in February, 2011. The Road Girl character emerged one day while I was drawing on my digital tablet. I love the way her arms and legs are intertwined ramps that embrace herself and … Continue reading

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