Hi. I'm Christine.
WELCOME T0 MY LIFESTYLE SITE.
I started the “Tickled Pink Club” for all women. Together we can laugh, cry, be our true authentic selves and beat this target called “breast cancer”.
Here's where my story started.
My name is Christine and I am just like you; a wife, a Mom, a sister, a daughter and an aunt. Six years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I'll never forget that moment when the phone rang... it changed my life forever. I enjoy today, I thank God for each and every day. I am grateful for my close girlfriends and cherish my family. I say “I love you” often.
I started the “Tickled Pink Shooting Club” for all women. Together we can shoot stuff just like the boys can (even better) and we can conquer our fears. Together we can laugh, cry, be our true authentic selves and beat this target called “breast cancer”. We will shoot “Bullets for Boobies… one bullet at a time”.
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on the fighting the old, but on building the new."
“Fall…Mother Nature’s Season for…letting go”
Fall is about “change”. The only constant in life is change, according to Greek philosopher Heraclitus. He said, “Nothing endures but change”. Just as Mother Nature rids herself of her tired and lifeless leaves from trees. You too need to rid yourself of tired habits, things or people in your lives that are not serving you well. By serving, I mean nurturing your mind, body and soul. Ask yourself, does this person make me feel good when I am around them? Do these things really matter in my life? Do “things” make me happy or does making a difference in someone’s life really matter and count most when my time here on earth expires. Just as the bountiful trees, leaves, flowers and animals have given life to our seasons of Spring and Summer. Everything and everyone has a time and purpose. Sometimes you need to let go.
Fall is about “balance”. The days and nights become equally the same length of time during the autumnal equinox. The days are shorter, colder and you, your friends and family spend more time indoors. Similarly to animals, we seek silence and solace in our home caves. This time of year can make me feel withdrawn from the world at times. Those of you who know me well, know that I am an empath, a highly sensitive person and am greatly affected by the Fall and Winter months. It is no secret that I have suffered from depression most of my life. It became inherently worse after my breast cancer diagnosis. I slipped into a deep, dark depression after breast cancer when I realized many loved ones, family and friends were not there for me. It hurt greatly. I understand now that some people do not feel comfortable comforting those of us that are hurting physically and emotionally. To help all of us through “Fall and Winter blues, depression in general or depression from a life threatening disease and hurtful people in our lives” please go to my “Health” link. You will find hopefully some inspiration, helpful coping skills and promise of someone who really cares about you from me.
I really do care about each and every one of you. To the readers of my web site and my Social Media sites, many thanks!!! Without you in the front of my mind and heart, I would not have the lifestyle “Tickled Pink Club” I have today. I am here for breast cancer fighters, survivors and strong women everywhere (and the men behind these strong women. My husband being my “Rock” through this journey called “life").
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
~Amy Rees Anderson