Category Archives: Blog

Why Do You Blog?

Forward:  When I started typing this article, I had no idea where it was going to take me.  Sometimes words just flow from your fingers and you can’t stop them.  My fingers just typed with a clarity of purpose I have not felt in months.   PS – I can’t believe I just wrote a forward to a blog post.   Currently, I am participating in yet another 30 Day Ultimate Blog Challenge, and Paul, one of the challenge hosts, […]

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Couture for the Cause 2017 Model Search #MakeCancerLastSeason

I had a blast yesterday morning with Holly over at WoodlandsHits.com helping promote the 2017 Couture for the Cause Montgomery County:  A Roaring Affaire (think Great Gatsy, roaring 20s). In 2016, I had the honor of modeling in the Couture for the Cause: Moonlight in Milan fashion show.  (Scroll down for photos.)  It was so much fun, I decided to help with the 2017 event as model coordinator.  My job is to find and pamper the models! Models must be […]

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Showering a Mourning Family with a Card Flurry

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” – Tennessee Williams A “Card Flurry™” is a movement and so far over a thousand people are participating.  The idea is to send a hero, or someone suffering from a great tragedy, a flurry of greeting cards filled with words of encouragement. The Card Flurry™ movement is the brain-child of Jordan Adler.  Each month, Adler and his team are picking one family to receive a flurry.  The first, is the Hunter […]

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How to have a Travel Lifestyle with Glenna Griffin

Glenna Griffin is a travel consultant with WorldVentures who teaches ordinary people how to have a travel lifestyle. Note:  Glenna and I go way back.  She was one of the first women I connected with when I left my home office and started networking.  Check out our networking tips video from 2013. Describe your business: My business is a travel club, not just club, it’s a travel lifestyle. We show people how they are able to take affordable vacations.  I am […]

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The Art of Hanging Out for a Living

“Doing business is a game, the greatest game in the world if you know how to play it.” – Thomas Watson The best way to learn how to play the game of business is to study.  So, I read listen to a lot of business books.  I also like a good story.  Most non-fiction is just so boring.  There are a few great business books out there that also tell a story.  Og Mandino and Tim Templeton are masters of […]

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Happy New Year 2017

Today Was A Good Day Happy New Year 2017! I spent the morning with my dear friend, Anise, and her two boys.  Anise is the author of There Are Seven Houses on My Street: A Child’s View on Religions, you should totally check it out. There is something quite magical about spending time with babies and toddlers.  They are curious, push boundaries, and rarely accept no for an answer.  Grown ups can learn a lot from young children.  Being curious, […]

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Listen, Clear, Travel | 3 Words for 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for me personally. For my blog, not so much. At the beginning of the year, I outlined over a dozen blog posts intending to finish and schedule them weekly. Great plans for my 30 Women Who Mean Business series, and inspirational metastatic breast cancer updates, as well as, relationship marketing advice fell to the wayside as I lived my incredible life. Those unfinished blog posts are still sitting in my editorial calendar queue, like this gem […]

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Carol Hackman Believes Everyone Deserves to Feel Beautiful

Carol Hackman is a Mary Kay Consultant in the Greater Houston, Texas area. She teaches skin care and color cosmetics while building relationships with her customers. She believes that she is not just in the beauty industry but also in a relationship business. “Everyone deserves to feel beautiful!” – Carol Hackman How did you get started in your business? I wanted to make a positive impact on others. How has your business made you better? I am now able talk […]

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Top 10 Breast Cancer Myths According to Dana-Farber

It’s October. For many Americans, that means Columbus Day (a 3-day weekend for many), decorating for Fall, and stocking up on candy for trick-or-treaters. For many, October also means breast cancer awareness and the pink-washing of America. I will share my thoughts on the whole pink thing in a future post. Despite bringing awareness to, and opening up dialogues about, the disease, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has yet to quell a myriad of myths women believe.  I must admit, until […]

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Is Cancer a Gift?

There is a great debate over whether cancer is a “gift” or not. Shortly after being diagnosed with aggressive Her2+ ER+ Breast Cancer two and a half years ago,  the unwanted guest in my breast I call Bertha, metastasized to my lungs.  Despite being now NED (no evidence of disease) the professionals tell me I will be in treatment for the rest of my (lusciously long, happy life). Thursday night I had the honor of serving as a judge with four other amazing […]

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