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Cancer Free Zone

By Ilana Angel

6 days ago

Since I shared my story of thyroid cancer I have heard from a staggering number of people who have been touched by this disease. People from all over the world, all ages and religions,... read on

  • Friendship 101: Lying by Omission

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    Yesterday a friend lied to me. He chose to not share something the moment it should have been shared, instead choosing to omit it from the conversation, only to bring it up in passing at a later time. The omission was a big deal, yet it was mentioned in the same way one would ask... read on

  • Please Just Shut Up

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    I am an informed person. I read the newspaper, several news and entertainment sites online, and am active on social media. I see things, I hear things, I am told things. I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things. I like to talk about politics, religions, sex, and any other... read on

  • Dating 101: Don’t be a mind reader

    By Ilana Angel

    February 6, 2015 | 7:51 am

    I went on my first date since having surgery. Ugh. It needed to happen and the truth is I was ready, but it was a comedy of errors and it took me a week to write about it because that is how long it took to stop crying and laugh at the absurdity of it all. I've written about... read on

  • Do I have the good cancer?

    By Ilana Angel

    January 19, 2015 | 6:53 pm

    I have thyroid cancer.  It scares me to say it out loud, but the fact is I have thyroid cancer, have had my thyroid removed, and am going to be fine. The hardest thing I have ever been through in my life was not hearing I had cancer, but having to tell my child that I did. He is... read on

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015

    By Ilana Angel

    January 19, 2015 | 6:48 am

    “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

    Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as... read on

  • Happy Birthday Son

    By Ilana Angel

    January 17, 2015 | 9:31 pm

    Today is my son's birthday. It feels like just yesterday when I had my only child and it is crazy that he is now 19. I have loved him for not only his entire life, but mine. I wanted to be a mother from the time I was a little girl and there are not enough words to clearly express... read on

  • Just Another Day

    By Ilana Angel

    January 14, 2015 | 6:00 pm

    I woke up this morning with a smile on my face. The sun was shining in through my bedroom window, the cat was asleep by my head, and I could hear my son shuffling around his room. I called out good morning and told him I loved him. He called back he loved me too, then came to... read on

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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