It's the first of the month -- a great time to do a breast self-examination (BSE). BSEs save lives by helping women to discover breast cancer in its earlier stages -- when it's easier to cure. BSEs are easy to do. Here's how.
Come on, it only takes 10 or 15 minutes. I did mine today in the woods, grounded by an ancient maple tree, but you can do yours in the warmth and privacy of your bedroom. Just do it.
It's almost the end of the year. Got money in your cafeteria plan? Get a mammogram, get a consultation with a nurse practitioner who will show you how to do a BSE, get a few sessions with a nutritionist who will help you eat lots of cancer-fighters, get some Reiki to lower your stress levels and boost your immunity.
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."