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I was sitting at home, refreshing my healthcare portal page waiting for blood test results that were taking an exceptionally long time to come through, and I finally decided to give it a rest and do something else. The test result I was waiting for was my tumor marker, which, if it has risen notably, can be an indicator that my cancer has progressed. I switched to Facebook to check in with my recreation group and accidentally clicked on my global metastatic breast cancer support group instead. I don't visit this one often, as it can be overwhelming at times, and deeply unsettling at others.

One day I was a healthy 30-year-old woman about to get married. The next, I received a life-changing diagnosis.

It's that time again! The leaves are beginning to turn their warmest hues and the air has gotten crisper, just as the vibes start to get a bit spooky. And while the autumnal scenery truly settles in, you may be looking for a spooky read to really set the tone. Fear not! We've got you covered. From witchy romance to spine-tingling thrillers, keep reading to learn what titles are on our recommendation and TBR (to be read) list this fall.

Do you find yourself rushing out of the door each morning, seemingly with no time to spare? If your mascara is barely dry on your daily commute (and you may or may not be wearing mismatched socks), it can be exhausting feeling like you don't have a single second to spare. It may be time to reassess how establishing a morning routine and giving yourself some room to breathe in the morning could potentially be a game changer for your stress levels.

"Should I? Shouldn't I? What will people think?"

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