October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and while I'm a little skeptical of the pastel-pink ribbon industry that's sprung up around it, breast cancer is the second-most common form of cancer in women (and the biggest killer of Hispanic women). I've lost family and friends to the disease and I'm sure that if you think about it, you also know someone who's been affected. So this month, I hope you give the girls an extra bit of attention (whether they're yours or belong to someone you love). Here are some ways to honor them.
Treat yourself to a good bra and an expert bra fitting. A proper fitting over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder can make you look slimmer, taller and best of all, transform your low-hangers into bold, magnificent chichis like Penelope Cruz's.
If you're over 40 or have a family history of breast cancer, talk to your gyno about getting a mammogram. They're not particularly pleasant, but certainly a lot less painful than chemo. Also, try to keep up with those home exams.
Most of all, regardless of how big or tiny they are, be happy with what you've got. Who cares if one is a little bigger than the other or you get the occasional stray nip hair--totally normal. Remember to give them some a little extra attention this month as you shower. Massage some lotion into them and give 'em a cuddle. They've been good to you, you be good to them.