Jennifer Angarano-Ricci

The Feisty Warrior

Jennifer Angarano-Ricci
Jennifer Angarano Ricci is a wife, mother & creative soul-searcher.  She is a musician, artist, and baker, and runs her home business Baked By Jen, in addition to running her local community theater group.  She loves to sing, create and help others and tries to connect all three passions whenever possible.

My Writings…

No Day But Today July 24, 2020 I’ve been thinking about what it means to be mindful lately.  There’s a lot of stuff going around about self-help,…
Imagine June 23, 2020 So- A poet, a baker, and a singer walk into a bar…and I order a gin & tonic with extra…
I Choose to Walk in Love May 21, 2020 SO…It’s been two and a half years since I had breast cancer surgery.  I don’t really write about that anymore,…
Look Inside Your Heart: Part Two April 13, 2020 In December, the title of my blog post was Look Inside Your Heart, and I talked about how I was…
Deep Thoughts by…The Feisty Warrior March 12, 2020 Who remembers SNL in the 90s?  Remember “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy”?  My friends in college and I would laugh…
Super Hero January 9, 2020 Happy New Year, Everyone!  Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Have you kept it so far?  I didn’t make…
Look Inside Your Heart December 11, 2019 I’ve been hearing this phrase in my head for over a week now.  What does it mean?  What am I…
Gratitude- I Put That S*@! On EVERYTHING November 14, 2019 November is here, and all of you on social media have undoubtedly seen (or written) a post that goes something…
It’s October! Let’s Paint the town… October 15, 2019 Pink ...whatever color you want! Before I proceed with my post, I just want to say Happy 19th Anniversary to…
Be a Pebble in a World of Boulders September 9, 2019 Years ago, when I was studying to be a nun, I wrote about being a little pebble as a spiritual…
Home August 5, 2019 When you see or hear the word “home”, what do you think of?  The place where you go after work/school? …
I am SO. OVARY. IT. July 2, 2019 Hey, Feelers!  When I started writing for The Daily Feels, I was known as:  Ms. Happy, Alive and Built to…
An Open Letter To My Child Graduating From High School June 5, 2019 June, ah June. The month of Pride, weddings, and High School graduations.  I, like many of you, have a child…
DEPRESSION, ANXIETY & ME: A LOVE STORY May 1, 2019 Hey, everyone!  I took the month of April off for “mental health” reasons- you know, like when you take off…
“All I am is Just a Housewife”…How taking a role in a musical made me realize how much I really am March 6, 2019 Blogger: Jennifer Angarano-Ricci - "Ms. Happy, Alive & Built to Survive I said that I wasn’t going to audition for…
A Valentine’s Love Letter February 6, 2019 Blogger: Jennifer Angarano-Ricci - "Ms. Happy, Alive & Built to Survive" Dear (Insert YOUR name here), I know that you…
You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup January 8, 2019 Blogger: Jennifer Angarano-Ricci, "Ms. Happy, Alive & Built to Survive" How many times have you heard that phrase, You Can’t…
Tapestry December 7, 2018 BY: Jennifer Angarano-Ricci - "Ms. Happy, Alive & Built to Survive" “My life has been a tapestry of rich and…
So Much to be Thankful For November 6, 2018 BY: Jennifer Angarano-Ricci - "Ms. Happy, Alive & Built to Survive" Well, you know, this has been one hell of…
Couch Confessionals with… Jennifer Angarano-Ricci October 19, 2018 Couch Confessionals is a raw, honest chat session, where we go beyond the blog and dig into deep-truths about each…
Gag Me with a (pink) Spoon! October 15, 2018 BY: Jennifer Angarano-Ricci - "Ms. Happy, Alive & Built to Survive" Welcome to October- Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  But did…
“Wow, you look radiant!” Thank You Darling, it’s the radiation treatments… September 21, 2018 BY: Jennifer Angarano Ricci - "Ms. Happy, Alive & Built to Survive" Well, a few weeks after taking my chances…
Chemotherapy: It kills cancer cells, but not your sense of humor August 28, 2018 So- Where were we?  That’s right- the pregnancy BS!  Thank the Lord that’s over with!  In case you found yourself…
“You Got to Have Friends” August 2, 2018 Ah…Who doesn’t love a good Bette Midler song? I know I do!  When I was thinking about what to write…
Chemo, Hair, and a Weird-Ass Scare! July 6, 2018 My first day of chemo:  January 8, 2018.  It was supposed to start a week before, but a snowstorm put…
In Order to Heal, You Must Surrender June 7, 2018 A lumpectomy is considered ambulatory surgery these days, so I came home around 6:30 PM on the day I had…
Blinded by Science- and Emotion May 4, 2018 Well, fuck- I have breast cancer.  After I got “the call” from the doctor and told my husband, I finished…
My Savior- The cat?! April 6, 2018 We’re always so busy, that we forget what it’s like to relax-but when we finally settle down, it happens.  When…