Over the last couple of weeks I have been invited to give speeches at different events. I have been happy and delighted to get the chance to talk about my Foundation and why I decided to wholeheartedly engage in raising awareness about ovarian cancer as well as securing more funding for its research. Making a presentation naturally requires preparations and it is essential to tailor the message, to fit the audience. However, it is also a tremendous learning experience for me, as it requires me to reflect on my own doing and the reasoning behind. Hopefully, it makes me a little wiser. Doubtless, I am thankful for every opportunity I get to share and interact, hopefully inspire some people!
Giving Tuesday: December 3, 2019
Giving Tuesday was created as a response to the commercialization and consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On Giving Tuesday people are encouraged to do good, and it is a day when everyone, everywhere can do something. It could be helping a friend in need or supporting a charity with a donation. If you feel that you want to contribute, I can recommend my Foundation😀, where every single donated Euro, Krona or Swiss Franc goes to ovarian cancer research.
Sweden: Swish 123 360 7058
Switzerland: Twint 078 882 02 81
Other countries: see link
Within shortly my Foundation will launch a webshop where you can buy Christmas gifts and at the same time support a great cause. Stay tuned!
The Christmas countdown has started, this weekend I will bake Swedish sweet rolls (lussekatter): a must have during the Christmas season. Enjoy the First Advent Sunday with your family!
A few weeks ago, I had an appointment with my doctor to thoroughly discuss and review all the different actions I have taken to reduce my digestive problems. Conclusion was to completely skip the tiresome and for me ineffectual diets, and instead try a change of medications and focus on general well-being. According to my doctor, my digestive system will hopefully get out of the cancer-fighting, survival mode, and gradually realize that I am okay.
Well-being is normally one of my best traits, but I must admit that I for a while have felt off-color. Luckily, the trip to Abruzzo gave me a much needed well-being boost. Every since, I have tried to keep the “Italian flow”. For me that includes plenty of daily physical activity and yoga, as well as coming back to doing things that bring me happiness and joy.
Speaking of happiness and joy, last weekend I attended a lovely party in Baden to celebrate my 25th work anniversary with ABB. Altogether, more than 150 people with 15th, 25th, 40th or even 50th work anniversary were celebrated. Even though I have not been able to work that much lately, I look back at my 25 years with much pride and joy. I have enjoyed the continuous learning, being challenged, empowered and trusted, but most of all I am extremely grateful for all the talented, inspirational and amazing people I have been fortunate to work together with. Thanks to all of you, I am who I am today!
Now I am back in the everyday routine, and I try genuinely hard to keep the "Italian flow" and excel in the art of well-being. That is what is most important to me!
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Hi, my name is Lena and I am a cancer survivor. I hope you enjoy reading my blog posts. If you want to subscribe, click on Contact.