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You always get apprehensive before you do shoots.
– Jenna Morasca
When you are playing ‘Survivor’, getting a shelter up immediately is the most important thing.
When you walk through the hospital, you waiver between feeling bad for everyone else and feeling bad for yourself. It’s a war of the worlds – the healthy and the sick.
I so love the bad-boy look.
When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background.
As human beings we value the experience that comes with age. We are reminded over and over again with statements like ‘older and wiser’ and ‘respect your elders,’ promoting age as something to be cherished and respected.
It is very easy to forget how much of a pain training is when you have a dog for so long, but trust me, it’s not as easy and quick as we all hope.
In the game of ‘Survivor,’ there is no time for regrets.
My family and high school friends were the only people who were with me every step of the way through my mothers’ illness. They sat by my side year after year and consoled me. If they ever sent me a bill, I would be paying them off for the rest of my life.
Twine from trees and plants can make good floss!
It is rewarding beyond words to rescue a dog from the shelter and have that dog become part of your family.
I can’t say I’m not guilty of age discrimination when it comes to animals. Like most people I’ve walked into a shelter more than a few times and a magnetic force has pulled me toward those fluffy little puppies in the corner cage.
You don’t treat cancer – you fight it.
My advice: Take a second out of the day today and be thankful for your family.
On my season of ‘Survivor,’ the tribes were split: a tribe of men versus a tribe of women. Even though the women kicked the men’s butts at the first two challenges, we were a hot mess at camp.
Being a caretaker is, and never will be, an easy job; in fact, it is that hardest job in the world and many times a thankless job. You have to be the pillar of strength even when you feel like you are crumbling to pieces inside.
Sand is one of the best exfoliates out there! Take a handful of sand and rub it on your skin in small circles. When you’re done, wash it off and presto… you get spa like skin, without the price tag.
A good way to take a baby step into the world of animal rights is to make a list of small things you can do to help your issue and work your way up to the big things. Make a promise to do one thing on your list each month.
When someone gets sick, it is easy to get walked all over, walk all over people, and be so beat down you agree to things you would never normally agree to.
Sometimes it feels so good just to be bad!
Let’s be honest: we all watch the show at home and play ‘armchair’ ‘Survivor,’ inserting our opinions, comments and yelling at the TV screen.
I will always have dogs in my life, and I absolutely can’t be with someone who will challenge that or disagree with that stance – I will not budge on this, ever.
‘Survivor’ is a game that’s designed to be played with strangers, people with varied backgrounds from all parts of the country. The greatest part is that you can go into the game as anyone you want, hold any job you desire, and portray any personality you can think of.
Loving and parenting a dog as a single parent can create all sorts of new and unusual problems, but also new sources of joy.
For some reason for me, and a lot of people, it’s so hard to accept help even when it’s from your closest friends.
As caretakers, we feel drained when caring for another, and in order to take care of someone else, we need to take care of ourselves at the same time.
I think cancer is a hard battle to fight alone or with another person at your side, but I will say having someone to pick you up when you fall, stand by your side through every appointment and delivery of bad news, is priceless.
When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, my middle school friends and myself really had no idea the impact of that diagnosis, but my family did.
I wish I could never spend another second talking about cancer and all it does to everyone it surrounds, but unfortunately, that cannot be because of my life.
When animals age, some humans see them as less valuable, less important and less entertaining.