I Learned a Valuable Lesson When I Failed

So today’s blog is about commitment and failure. So, how did I not stick to what I said I’d do? Usually, I do fairly well with my Lenten commitment. I still give up something for Lent. I know it is old fashioned in this age of doing and having everything we want instantly.
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Surprising Spotlight on World Lymphedema Day March 6 – Part 2

Dr. Harriette’s new sleeve & gauntlet

Ten Things to Remember
I have a sleeve that I use often. Okay – occasionally. No – every now and then. Okay, so I don’t always wear my lymphedema sleeve. But, I usually wear the night one. Anyway, now I will be wearing my sleeve. In fact, I ordered a new daytime one since the old one is really, really tight. Read More

Surprising Spotlight on World Lymphedema Day March 6 – Part 1

Just as I was about to think I didn’t have to do anything about my lymphedema, it would flare up! I noticed my arm had swollen during the past 2 weeks. I tried to recall if I had a cut anywhere on the arm or hand or even a sunburn. Well, nothing like that occurred. I asked the doctor if my kickboxing and punching had done anything to harm my arm. He said, “No, that wouldn’t do it.” Read More

How to Actually Do Your Best Dancing!

Some of my friends and I are learning a few new line dances. Let me just say these line dances are not like the electric slide, bus stop or some of those more familiar ones. Oh no! This is a whole new breed. The first one we learned was relatively simple. You know cha-cha up, pivot cha-cha back, a couple of steps here and a couple of steps there – step out and back in. (They lured us in with the easy one.) Read More

This is What I Love About A New Adventure

Project Runway

You’re never too old to try something new! Yeah, Right. That’s what I thought when I started running at age 44 and some years later – after my 3rd Marathon, I’d had enough. It’s also what I thought when I signed up to do Roller-blading at 50+. Both were new adventures, but I would do almost anything for TNT – The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. On my own, I have even tried bodybuilding, volkswalking, and some others I won’t even mention. So, what now? Read More

Positive Body Image Resources & A Thank You

This is the debut of the Positive Body Image Resource Page on the hwrichard.info (Through a Mirror Dimly) blog site. What Counts? What you choose to add.

Work it Out!
Ways to stay on track with your workout. Ways to stay on track

Every Body Yoga
By JassamynStanley. I love her yoga because it makes me think I might be able to do it too. (She is much better than me, but I can hope.)


Body Image Links 

A little of Everything  A Website for the care of Black Women

Kriss Carr presents Dr.Christine Northrop who give 5 tips on being an Ageless Goddess

Social comparisons may appear so right, but they can be so misleading and cause you to focus on the wrong thing. Social comparisons link


Mastectomy Needs

Wardrobe boot camp: Dressing after a mastectomy
By Styling You, short & useful.

 A different prosthesis from BBC Stories    Knitted knockers
Unique Boutique  –
A place to buy Breast forms, Mastectomy Bras, wigs and more located in Charlotte, NC


The Fashionista You Are

Fabulous after 40
This is the right word for this site for 40s, 50s, 60s and up! Hair, shoes, clothes. It’s a fashion magazine in itself!

Fashionable & Confident over 40
Let’s see what you think?

Clothes, trends, fun & sometimes interesting articles


Ways of Centering

Journaling – Journaling Help

Headspace App – Price varies lowest one is $12.99


Grounding from Dr. Mercola

 Here’s how grounding helps

The Urban Monk
Programs designed to give you more energy. Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and much more!


What Counts?

Please send me any favorite sites of yours, so I can add them to this grouping. Start new categories, if you like. There appears to be so much out there! Let me hear what you find interesting, fun, enlightening or appealing.

A Video Thank you from me.
Dr. Harriette