Breast Cancer Awareness Month ~ is every month

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

diagnosing breast cancer

09/30/2014 11:20 AM EDT

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins tomorrow, FDA is exploring the future of breast cancer detection. Scientists at FDA are studying the next generation of screening and diagnostic devices, some of which borrow from the world of entertainment. In the future, those 3D images and displays may help doctors find hidden tumors and better diagnose cancers.

Visionworks … Shall We Dance on Ice: ABC Air dates …


Reports are that the live show was incredible!

Celebrate dance both on and off the ice with this exciting show.

Watch your local ABC for time*date listings !

Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Great Skaters from all over the country!

 TV stars Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Sharna Burgess, headline this journey of dance through the ages.

  • ABC Air dates
    Saturday, February 21, 2015
    4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/
    2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday, March 7, 2015
    4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/
    2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST
  • Check your local listings!


SWAY … A dance Trilogy

Maksim Tony Val

LIVE ~~ (Westbury NY) ~~ LIVE

Is Back!


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LIVE ~~ (Westbury NY) ~~ LIVE

Saturday, December 20, 2014  1:00pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014  7:30pm

After party Saturday December 20 after the show


Zendaya: Sunday, December 21, 2014 1:00pm
Zendaya: Sunday, December 21, 2014 7:30pm

 Bonus: VIP ticket holders will meet the cast and receive 18×24 inch poster autographed by the stars of the show!



  Get ready for some great Dancing Skating and Music for our Holiday 2014 through Spring 2015!

Could we get meryl&maks skating and or dancing to great music on or back on National TV ?

  For someone who has been a movement participant since forever, an athlete and sports enthusiast along with some dance training, it was a treat to find a show that focused on a genre of dance that was popular but seemingly underground unless you knew where to go, hot, but not so much here in the states unless you knew where to go, suddenly on national TV. I have followed, been a fan, been frustrated with dwts, dumped it, tuned in again and had some not so good things to say, but dwts season18 2014 was beyond fun to watch.  A show the whole family can watch with a lot of conversation and as some of the contestants&pros shed lbs., it makes you want to move a bit more. Yes, we viewers have a whole lot of attitude about some dwts drama, but I think that is definitely a part of the producers agenda baked in …and viewers response never cease to disappoint. We get locked in, over react or join up to try and make our votes count!… geez, I mean come on( in my best Bruno Tonioli) voice and this year was no different. I am and have been what folks call a “Maks fan” even before melb. and when they did not win I stopped watching until Season16.  In Season 16, there not only were more willing people of colour participating, the youngest competitor ever seemingly brought dwts back and younger viewers tuned in, ok, the end result was awful and I stopped tuning in on the regular until rumors of maks being on the show again kept popping up. The Maks and Meryl partnership was/is amazing, wonderfully, seemingly personal and fun. As we all watched their friendship progress we saw what happens when connections on the dance floor are made, seem raw, real, effect affect the masses that put smiles, tears and love in the hearts of those who appreciate dance, contests and maybe some drama made us viewers vote for this fabulous partnership/couple.

 I loved meryl and maks together, hope their partnership …is continued and look forward to seeing future dance or any project(sss) from them …

I have to admit that dwts shows prior to melb and after were not that exciting, maybe because  not many entertainers of colour were participating not to mention the fact that the pros were great but few were people of colour let alone not originally from the US and while the optics were odd … Those “things” became less important once the dances began.  I love that the dancers have to earn their pro positions while in troupe … experience matters

Anyway, Congrats to Meryl & Maks, the 2014 dwts winners! so deserved!

watch this space … As more dance more music skating and more charity events come from this partnership!


Cosmo … 15 things Soul Mates may understand

PinterestRedGifts1. No love is perfect. It has its highs and its lows — and some of them are very high, and very low — but the lows are not a sign of weakness or that you shouldn’t be together. Rather, they’re something that brings you closer to each other.

2. Sometimes you just need to hold your partner’s hand or give them a hug, and not ask questions or give them any advice. Just knowing that you’re there is more comforting than words.

3. You can be mad at someone and still love them senseless. Getting mad at someone doesn’t forecast the end of your relationship, it just means you’re humans who have feelings and screw up from time to time.

4. Someone can come from a broken family or make it through a tough childhood, and show no trace of it. This doesn’t mean they have skeletons hiding in their closet that you’ll stumble upon one day, it just means they’re not who they grew up around.

5. Alone time together is sacred. You reach a point in your life when you’re so busy you feel like you don’t ever see each other, much less get alone time together when you’re doing something other than sleeping.

6. Just when you think you can’t love someone any more than you already do, something happens to bring you closer. It might just be a really hilarious joke that only you two would find funny or taking the next step in your relationship, like moving in or getting married, but passion doesn’t have to fade.

7. Compromises are worth it. Because at the end of the day, nothing beats being with the person you love, even if you have to do something you wouldn’t otherwise do to make the relationship work. Because their happiness makes you happy.

8. Communication solves all problems. You can’t expect anyone to read your mind, even your soul mate. And your soul mate will always be able to tell if you’re upset, so you know it’s better just to tell them why instead of leaving them guessing.

9. A whole day with nothing to do but hang out with each other is the hands-down best. This is why honeymoons are the best best BEST best.

10. Cuddling with the person you love will always make you feel better. Nothing beats crawling into the arms of the person you love. Even sometimes when you think you just want to be alone, your partner will scoop you up to comfort you and you’ll feel instantly calmed.    and vice versa -Nativegrl77

11. When you really love someone, you realize you can totally lay bare your insecurities to another person. Even when they feel so personal you never expected to discuss them with another soul. And you feel more secure as a result.

12. When your partner wants to do stuff without you or needs alone time, that doesn’t mean you’re in a fight or things are bad between you two. You know that maintaining lives independently of one another’s is healthy. And chances are, when he’s off with his friends, he’s talking about how wonderful you are.

13. You don’t have to share the same friends for your relationship to work. You just have to be respectful of the people your significant other values.

14. Emotional intimacy and physical intimacy feed each other. It’s a never-ending cycle that brings you closer and closer together, and you feel like you can’t have one without the other.

15. Your soul mate will make you a better person. You’ll want to be kinder, more understanding, more supportive, and more empathetic not just to be the best significant other you can be, but because your S.O. inspires you.

Happy Friday

Why We #StandWith​Peggy

A Better Balance The Work and Family Legal Center
We Stood with Peggy Young at the Supreme Court to Fight Pregnancy Discrimination
Rally at the Supreme Court in Support of Peggy Young

Dear friend,
Earlier this week, Peggy Young’s pregnancy discrimination case came before the Supreme Court. Peggy was forced off her job while pregnant, losing income and her health benefits in the process. Women should not have to choose between their jobs and the health of their pregnancies. We stood with Peggy inside the court room, at the rally on the steps outside of the Supreme Court and online. Thank you for taking the time to show your support, so many of you helped us to show solidarity with Peggy and all pregnant workers that #StandWithPeggy peaked at 2,300 tweets per hour on Wednesday!
ABB Co-President Dina Bakst was inside the court for the arguments. You can read her Op-Ed, Supreme Court Must Make Clear That Pregnancy Discrimination Is Unjust co-authored with MomsRising here.
The rally emceed by ABB’s Southern Office Director Elizabeth Gedmark was a complete success! More than 200 advocates and supporters came together for the event, enthusiastically chanting and carrying signs despite the wintery weather. Stories were shared of other pregnant workers, who were pushed out of their jobs, like ABB Client Officer Lyndi Trischler. You can read her story here.
ABB’s Senior Staff Attorney Phoebe Taubman was on To The Point with Warren Olney.  If you missed this informative radio program you can listen to it here.
Thank you for all of your support!
The A Better Balance Team,
Sherry, Dina, Phoebe, Jared, Elizabeth, Risha, Morenike, Rachel, Jake, Molly & Lynn