It's a Woman Thing

It's a Woman Thing
Bridget Buckaloo
Bridget Buckaloo, MSN, is Executive Director of Women's Health Services at Beebe Healthcare.
There's nothing like spending time with close friends.
Just as November is the month of Thanksgiving, December is the month of giving or gifting. As I reflect on my journey since announcing my breast cancer diagnosis, I have been full of gratitude for many good things in my life including my friends. I am most fortunate to have some of the best friends in all of the universe. I think it is easy to take friendships for granted or to reference them too...
Bridget and her children.
Given that Thanksgiving falls in this month, and given that it is a gentle reminder to count your blessings, although we really should do it every day, it was fitting that my topic should be about gratitude! I have had a recent life experience that has compelled me to look at my personal gratitude through a different lens. Three weeks ago, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer . I have DCIS (Ductal...
Time goes quickly but remember to be present!
With the start of the new school year, I have had many thoughts and reflections. First, I know I am not the only one to think that this summer flew by! How does that happen? It seems that every year the time goes faster and faster, to the point that I experience an anxious state about all of the things I intended to do but didn’t for one reason or another. I have learned that the older I get, the...
Having something to look forward to can make all the difference!
You know t he age old adage, “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger…” really is true. If you are to reflect back on challenging times in your life, you really can see that you survived and chances are you really learned something from that experience. I believe that this is intentional. This is the way it is supposed to happen. Crazy little thing called life! I do think that some of us have...
Bridget and her family enjoying some time on the beach.
Summer is my favorite time of year! Maybe it’s because my birthday is in July – as a child, I felt pretty special having a summer birthday. My birthday usually meant that I got to go to the Boardwalk and enjoy all that Funland has to offer! I even remember having my 7th birthday on the beach! Now, as an adult, I always schedule it so I can have my birthday off. It’s part of that lingering...
Bridget and Aunt Dana
I have been very blessed in my life to have been nurtured by very strong, independent, intelligent, and creative women. Starting with my maternal Grandmother, who graduated from college at the age of 18, each one has been my champion. I have learned about life, music, art, nature, language, trust, honesty, generosity, from all of them, in addition to other traits and values. But when I think of a...
blog photo just make your bed
I am one of those people who cannot leave in the morning without making my bed. I hate getting into an unmade bed. I don’t remember if I’ve always been like that or is that one of those quirky things I adopted as an adult. Whatever the explanation, I do know that it gives me joy and a sense of order. There is something calming and peaceful about coming home in the evening and seeing my bed made....
Bridget December blog
I have sat down to write this blog several times in the past few weeks only to abandon my efforts because I cannot stand how negative I was being! So here I am, on Christmas Eve morning, and it finally came to me! After walking my dog, I ran in to sit down and write it! I, like many of you, have been drowning in the overwhelming expectations of this season. The shopping, the wrapping, hiding of...
Pumpkin spice
Although I can honestly say that summer is my favorite time of year, I do love the fall! I am a die-hard beach lover, sun, fun, flip flops – the whole package. However, when the calendar rolls into September and October, I can feel a real change. The sky looks different, the air feels different, the sunsets are different, and the leaves slowly start to fall. To me there is a palpable difference...
back to school sized
I cannot believe it is that time of year again! The summer has gone by way too fast! After the school year ends, we still have plenty to do with travel lacrosse tournaments for my daughters and travel baseball tournaments for my son! We really do not slow down until July and now it is already three weeks from the beginning of school! I feel like I am just settling into the pace of the summer...