Category Archives: Videos

What to Expect During a Lung Biopsy | Battling Bertha

When I announced that chemo did not work, a few weeks ago, I hinted that I intended to create a video describing my personal lung biopsy experience.  I wasn’t ready to talk about it until now. I didn’t really know what to expect during a lung biopsy.  I know now that it is not pleasant. Who am I kidding?  Cancer sucks.  Tests sucks.  Treatment sucks. To be honest, when Dr. Ellent walked into the room and blurted out “I’m going to […]

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Sales Trainer Tom Hopkins Explains Why He Sends Thanksgiving Cards

Tom Hopkins is a world-renowned sales trainer. He built his real estate business by sending 6 hand written greeting cards per year to his clients, and potential clients.  By doing so, he became the top producing real estate agent in the state of California. Today, Mr. Hopkins uses SendOutCards to automate his greeting card system with the same personal touch as a handwritten card. The Power of a Thanksgiving Card In the following video, Tom Hopkins explains why he sends […]

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I Am Statements Examples

When I logged into Facebook this morning I saw three, count them three, posts lined-up vertically, on my wall about the power of “I Am” statements. Over the weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Master Relationship Marketing Seminar in Houston, Texas. A portion of the Saturday afternoon session was spent on the topic of affirmations, or “I Am” statements. So, what is an “I am” statement? An “I am” statement is an affirmation, stated in the present tense, […]

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Radiation Cream for Breast Cancer Reviews, Part 2 | Battling Bertha

Taking a break from the 30 Women Who Mean Business Series today to share part 2 of my radiation cream for breast cancer video reviews.  Part 1 was filmed 6 months, ago! I have had a box of radiation creams on my desk, waiting for me to film this second video, for 6 months.  Yes, 6 months. Radiation Therapy is tough, and I am still feeling the effects months later.  The main culprit is fatigue.  I seem to have more ambition […]

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Way to Disturb the Universe, Monica Lewinsky

People often disturb the universe unintentionally. Monica Lewinsky did not wake up one morning and say “Hey, today is the day I’m going to tell the entire world about the affair I am having with a married man who just happens to be the President of the United States.” In fact, if it had been up to Monica, the sordid details of her private life would have remained, well, private. Her universe, and the entire world, it seemed, were quite […]

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Michelle Bowers, Fiber Artist Interview

Yesterday, my little family spent the afternoon at First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights neighborhood of Houston, Texas.  We brought along our video and podcasting equipment with the intent of finding three artists to interview for our Handmade in Texas website. I know what you thinking.  Yesterday was not the first Saturday of the month.  It’s been raining here for a few weeks and the market was rained out and postponed the first 2 Saturdays of January. Yesterday was […]

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How to Flush a PICC Line with Saline and Heparin | Battling Bertha

If you have a PICC line, it needs daily flushing with saline and Heparin to keep the line clean and prevent blood clotting. A couple of months ago, with the help of chemotherapy nurses Renne and Kim from Greater Houston Cancer Clinic, we created a video with step-by-step instructions on how to flush a PICC line with saline and Heparin for my husband so that he could do the needed task at home.  Kim did a great job filming while Renne […]

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Lesson in Shading | Caturday

Last month my daughter turned 16. Most girls her age want cars, or the latest iPhone, for their 16th birthday. Not my daughter. The only thing my daughter wanted for her 16th birthday was a fluffy kitty. She was rather specific. Not only did the kitty need to be fluffy, the kitty must also be black. My husband, Shane, and I were a bit concerned about adding a new kitty to the household.  You see we already have two geriatric pets. […]

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Ringing the Bell after my Final Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer | Battling Bertha #25

Today is Thanksgiving here in the USA.  I have much for which to be thankful this year. It may seem odd to many that I feel gratitude during a time in which I am battling for my life.  Yet, there are so many reasons to feel grateful.  I found Bertha early.  Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I have very good health insurance.  I have amazing doctors and caregivers.  My family has been beyond supportive.  My friends have been true […]

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I Visit Gayla Wigs after Chemo Made My Hair Fall Out | Battling Bertha #24

Gayla Wigs is a full service wig salon in The Woodlands, Texas. I visited Gayla Wigs after chemo made my hair fall out, with my dear friends Judy and Joy, to pick out a new ‘do.  The experience was much like that at a high-end hair salon, except I was able to see the end results before committing to a style.  I tried on several wigs before settling on the final choice. Wigs After Chemo A few tips before you […]

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