Monthly Archives: January 2015

Natural Cancer Therapies with Ann Fonfa | Battling Bertha | Podcast Episode 26

Ann Fonfa is a 22 year breast-cancer survivor who opted-out of most conventional western medicine during treatment.  Ann is the President of the Annie Appleseed Project, providing education, advocacy and awareness on complementary, alternative, natural cancer therapies. In today’s podcast, Ann shares her personal breast cancer story and how it inspired her to become a natural cancer therapies advocate.  Click the play button in the black bar below the title to listen to the podcast. Take 3 Steps 4 Health The […]

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Sex After Breast Cancer: Melissa’s Story | Battling Bertha

“Is there any sort of intimacy after breast cancer?” It is a question that I have read too many times in my online support group.  It is heartbreaking to read just how many women had given up on intimacy.  During breast cancer treatment it is so important to keep as much normalcy as possible, for both the patient and the caregiver. Being intimate is normal. I decided that I needed to find a way to offer hope to recently diagnosed women, […]

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Get Rich Quick in 2015

Back in May of 2014, Seth Godin created a profound, albeit short, list that puts richness into perspective.  He posted 10 lines that laid out the path to get rich quick, including these three that resonate the most with me: Enrich your world by creating value for others. Enrich your relationships by saying what needs to be said. Enrich your skills by learning something new, something scary. And then wrapped it all up these thought provoking words: “The connection economy […]

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Teenagers and Technology | Guest Post

The Nerds Syndicate by Devin Stafford In the world there are things that are just destined to be together, peanut butter and jelly, gum and the bottom of your shoe, cheese and pizza, apples and cheese (if you don’t believe me just try it) and of course, teenagers and technology.  Now many parents groan when they hear technology and teenagers in the same sentence, and who would blame them? When we teenagers have our technology it’s like the world disappears, […]

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Dreidel with Gentiles

I started writing this post before the great PICC for port swap on Christmas eve. I am very aware that the holiday season has passed. I still feel compelled to share this story. Pay attention when a theme presents itself. Dreidel is the theme. Dreidels keep popping up this holiday season. So, what’s a dreidel?  It’s a 4-sided spinning top, of course. Playing Dreidel with Gentiles I played dreidel for the first time on December 13th.  In case you didn’t know, […]

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Tips for Clearing Clutter with Susie Glennan, The Busy Woman | Podcast Episode 25

Susie Glennan is the owner of The Busy Woman.  She has written over 200 articles and e-books on topics ranging from time management, to organizing, to life transitions. Her latest publication is Making Room for Happiness:  Tips for Clearing Clutter.  According to Susie, there are three types of clutter:  physical, emotional and mental.  She discusses strategies for clearing all three in our interview, recorded January 1, 2015.  Happy New Year!  To listen to the podcast, click the play button in […]

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Happy #Healthy New Year! | Vision Board Party | Battling Bertha

Before I start in on hashtags and Vision Board Parties:  It seems that I blog more about that pesky Bertha lately than I do about the real purpose behind this blog, which is to inspire you to pursue your passion profitably.  I believe, the best way to do so is through relationship marketing.  So, starting today, at the bottom of most blog posts (keeping it real, can’t commit to every), I will include a Relationship Marketing Tip of the Day. […]

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