imtakingcharge, Author at I'm Taking Charge



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So far imtakingcharge has created 40 blog entries.

Double Mastectomy: Do I Cut Off the Opposite Breast?


Sometimes having many options makes decision making more difficult rather than easier. And deciding whether or not to undergo a mastectomy only on the affected breast, as opposed to both breasts, can be as vexing

Double Mastectomy: Do I Cut Off the Opposite Breast? 2018-05-11T03:11:57+00:00



Even in the darkest times, especially in the darkest times, I find it necessary to root my choices in hope. May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

Choices 2018-07-02T04:50:39+00:00

Seeing With New Eyes


Look at your life and find the existing beauty and joy. Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.

Seeing With New Eyes 2018-05-01T02:18:24+00:00

Your Life


It's your life. It's imperative you own it. Create a life you don't need a vacation from.

Your Life 2018-04-04T04:18:58+00:00



You know that moment when a sunset grabs your soul? Or when a child dances in the rain? Or flower strikes as beautiful as but infinitely more delicate than any Van Gogh painting? Always

Wonder 2018-04-04T04:12:53+00:00



Feeling limited by circumstances? Out of limitations comes creativity.

Limitations 2018-04-04T04:07:42+00:00

Expect Great Things


Set your expectations high--even if that means simply telling your story to one person. You're up for the challenge! You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

Expect Great Things 2018-04-04T04:07:31+00:00
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A Breast Reconstruction Timeline


Many times readers want a broad overview of diagnosis to breast surgery recovery. What does this look like in someone else? While we can't generalize, Tina Ruark-Baker has chosen to share with us her breast

A Breast Reconstruction Timeline 2018-06-30T04:37:09+00:00

Strong Women


Let's be the strong women we are! Face life with gusto. Here's to strong women.

Strong Women 2018-04-04T04:07:18+00:00

Take Charge – Nightingale


This is our mantra. This is why I'm Taking Charge exists. "We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within." - Earl Nightingale

Take Charge – Nightingale 2018-04-14T05:05:58+00:00