Latest "Ta-tas" Posts

Breast Cancer Saved My Life

While I was speaking at the 50 Shades of Pink event in Castroville, TX, a lovely woman approached me and said, “Breast cancer saved my life.”

Her story is nothing short of a miracle. She found a lump in her breast during a self-check examination. After a doctor’s visit, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. But this is not the end of the story. Her surgeon also found a more serious problem- a life-threatening aneurysm. After her repair surgery and breast cancer treatment, her passion in life is to speak with women on the importance of having regular mammograms and self-check routines. Wow, what a story!

When I speak for women, I always conclude my presentations with my original Healthy Woman Song. Go here for a good laugh and healthy reminder! My book, “What Ta-Tas Teach Us” is also a great reminder of what our female anatomy teaches us.

Posted in motivational speaker, Southern Humor, Speaking engagement, Ta-tas by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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A Reminder: It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I tried to suppress my urge to smile during the funeral service for my mother’s dear friend, Helen Smoak. I sat in the beautiful St. Matthews Church in Charleston this past Sunday listening to Helen’s lovely daughter, Heidi, share her heart and humor. “I know who will be the first person to meet my mother at the pearly gates,” said Heidi. I already knew the answer. ”Mom will be greeted by Eleanor Jenkins who will escort her to the heavenly hair-do beauty shop.” My eyes glistened hearing my mother’s name mentioned. What a sweet moment!

Posted in breast cancer, Breast Cancer Awareness, humor, Ta-tas by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

My Ta-Tas Fell on 9/11; Breast Cancer Awareness

My sister had breast cancer.  It was a shock to all us since this was a first for the women in the family.  The one thing that I observed as my sister dealt with this aggressive form of breast cancer was her ability to laugh and have a positive attitude. The title of this post is an actual quote from my sister, “My Ta-Tas Fell on 9/11.” Since this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month I wanted to share her story.

My sister had breast cancer.  It was a shock to all of us since this was a first for the women in the family.  The one thing that I observed as my sister dealt with this aggressive form of breast cancer was her ability to laugh and have a positive attitude. The title of this post is an actual quote from my sister, “My Ta-Tas Fell on 9/11.” Since this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month I wanted to share her story.

My sister decided to have both breasts removed since one was “positive” and the other was “busy”, (hyperplasia).  I stayed with her after her surgery and saw what she had to deal with.  What was upsetting to me was the fact that she decided to stop having mammograms which led to her diagnosis. Had she continued to have her screenings, the calcification stage would have been detected before breast cancer developed. However, she was a trouper and I am convinced that her attitude made the difference.  I remember she was listening to the song, “I Will Survive” as they wheeled her into the operating room when she had her double mastectomy.

Posted in attitude, breast cancer, Breast Cancer Awareness, Ta-tas by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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A Little Over 12¢ a Tittie-Breast Cancer Awareness

Yes, there are some stories that cannot be made-up. While shopping at our local grocery store, I was asked if I was Jane Herlong.  “Yes,” I answered. “I LOVE your book,” said the stranger.  I was delighted since my latest book, “Bury Me with My Pearls” had become an Amazon Best-seller and I was riding high.  I had written two other books;  “Bare Feet to High Heels” and “What Ta-Tas Teach Us.” “You are  talking about The PEARLS Book, right?”  “Oh, No,” replied the stranger.  “It is the one about the titties. I bought it at a yard sale for a quarter. I did the math and figured I spent a little over 12¢ a tittie.”  I could not have asked for a better comment than that!  She made me laugh and gave me a new story.

Yes, there are some stories that cannot be made-up. While shopping at our local grocery store, I was asked if I was Jane Herlong.  “Yes,” I answered. “I LOVE your book,” said the stranger.

I was delighted since my latest book, “Bury Me with My Pearls” had become an Amazon Best-seller and I was riding high.  I had written two other books; “Bare Feet to High Heels” and “What Ta-Tas Teach Us.”

“You are talking about The PEARLS Book, right?”  I asked.

“Oh, No,” replied the stranger.  “It is the one about the titties. I bought it at a yard sale for a quarter…

I did the math and figured I spent a little over 12¢ a tittie.”

I could not have asked for a better comment than that!  She made me laugh and gave me a new story.

Posted in Pink Ribbon, Ta-tas, Women's Health by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Ta-Tas and Pearl Friends


My friends are constantly teaching me wonderful life-lessons! "Pearls" ebook for .99 June 14-20 www.amazon.com/dp/B00GOZO93ECheck out my new book cover and the “What Ta-Tas Teach US”  free ebook coming soon!

“Bury Me with My Pearls”

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The month of May was a constant reminder of great life lessons from “pearl friends.”  It also had some challenges; at the end of April I broke my foot. I tease folks when asked, “What happened?” and say, “Don’t pole dance.” In reality I was wearing my Diva Shoes and made an awkward step. Boring…I did manage, by God’s grace to limp across the stage for many speaking engagements. Plus there were several moments to celebrate “pearl friends.” When I mentioned my situation to a lovely woman, Janice Buff, who booked me to speak at her Mother, Daughter, Friend Brunch, Janice mobilized her troops. As soon as my car stopped, there were many willing to lend a helping hand and foot. Along with my sweet daughter, Caroline helping me, the brunch was wonderful.                                                      

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Breast Cancer and Ta-Ta Lesson Number 12

Breast Cancer and Ta-Ta Lessons Number 12

I love this Ta-Ta lesson from my book, “What Ta-Tas Teach Us,”  since we all have things in our lives we need to get rid of. My sister got rid of her Ta-Tas because they would have killed her since she had a very aggressive type of breast cancer. The doctor told her that by the time she discovered the lump on her own she would have been in big trouble. Just like breast cancer and Ta-Ta Lesson number 12, we all need to get rid of what hurts us.

Take an honest look at your life.  What are those things/issues that are holding you back from your greatest potential?  Can you isolate the “cancerous” things that make you less of the best that you can be?

Posted in breast cancer, change, humor, laughter, loss, Ta-tas, Women's Health by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

Learning from Ta-Tas and Fighting Breast Cancer

What Ta-Tas Teach Us to fight Breast Cancer

My sister had breast cancer.  Before this discovery, she had chosen to stop having her yearly screenings. After my sister’s breast cancer was detected , she eventually opted to have a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.   Her mastectomy could have been avoided if she continued to have mammograms; the best way to fight breast cancer is with early detection.

Since I speak to many hospital and health organizations particularly Healthy Women, I decided to write a beautifully illustrated book with twenty life lessons we learn as women from having “Ta-Tas.”  The book, available on Amazon….hint, hint…is a wonderful book to share with special women in your life since it is filled with common sense life lessons, health reminders, and  humor.  I also use the profits from this book to fight breast cancer. The first ” Ta-Ta” lesson from the book is shared in this blog and other lessons will be shared in future blogs.  The attached picture is from the book and it is drawn by a very talented artist named Beth Clark. Enjoy this first “Ta-Ta” lesson.

Posted in attitude, Bible, breast cancer, change, childhood, humor, relationships, Ta-tas, Uncategorized, women by Jane Jenkins Herlong.