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Miss Val Reads

“Finish First” by Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton is best known as an Olympic gold medal figure skater. However his grit, drive, tenacity and faith have kept him in the game of life through severe illness as a child, three bouts of cancer, a reoccurring brain tumor and all of the other pitfalls that life offers. I met Scott last fall when we were working together on a CBS television special …

What is your biggest regret?

Living With No Regrets Means Taking Action

Question: Which is more painful? The pain of discipline or the pain of regret? The next question I’d ask is, “Which Regret is more painful, the Regret to Act or the Regret of an action that didn’t work out?” As noted in the book Option B by Sheryl Sandberg, a chalkboard was recently put up in New York City with the instruction to “WRITE YOUR …

Jump Jive & Thrive

Please Hold…

I am honored and excited to work on the television special “Jump Jive & Thrive,” honoring cancer survivors and Thrivers. The live show is taping in Pauley Pavilion this upcoming Sunday, Oct. 8th at 6 pm. I hope you can join us! Get more information and tickets here: www.jumpjiveandthrive.com. Our regular musing programming will resume Mon. Oct 9.

Thrive

The Awesomeness of Thriving

You know when you get a new car and all of a sudden you notice the same car you’ve just purchased all over the road? Well, last year I read and wrote a musing on Arianna Huffington’s book “Thrive” and since then I seem to hear this word and concept discussed a lot. I’m currently hearing the word THRIVE because it’s a strong descriptor in …

Breast Cancer Awareness

Grateful to be Thriving

I’m always amazed when I learn something that I should already know. I had the immense privilege and pleasure of meeting with the Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in New York last weekend. We met because I am heavily involved with a CBS special honoring cancer survivors and thrivers called Jump Jive and Thrive that is taping in Pauley Pavilion October 8th.  …