A Step-by-Step Guide to Offering Nutritional Advice for Cancer Patients

Your friend, loved-one, business associate, co-worker is a cancer patient. You know, we all know, that proper nutrition during cancer treatment is so very important.  Chemotherapy, radiation, immuno-therapy, hormone-therapy all cause a great toll on even the healthiest of bodies. You’ve heard about a herb, vitamin, tea, or fruit that may help.  Should you tell the patient? How to Offer Nutritional Advice for Cancer Patients Here is a simple 3-step approach to offering nutritional advice for cancer patients: Step 1:  […]

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Politics and Your Business

The 2016 United States political circus has been outrageous, to say the least. Presidential candidates are acting anything but presidential. Congressional Representatives are doing anything but representing the people. Senators are on a permanent vacation. That is all, of course, my opinion, and has nothing to do with my work. My work is helping business owners and sales professionals gain and retain more clients.  If I was smart, I would have kept my political opinions to myself. I did not, to […]

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Navigating the Storms of Life | Conversation with Attorney Teresa DeFord

Teresa DeFord is an attorney with DeFord Law Firm in The Woodlands, Texas. Passionate about helping women protect themselves legally and financially, whether they are impacted by divorce or death, her goal is to help women navigate these storms of life to create a new “normal” for themselves and their families. How did you get started in your business? I practiced law for a long time representing corporations before I realized that I could make so much more of a difference. […]

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A Candid Dialogue on Personal Branding

Much like these cows, I’m curious by nature.  I ask a lot of questions, even when I think I already know the answer. Often times, questions lead to more questions.  Take for example… …the following dialogue that occurred on Facebook. Lea, Stephanie and I attended the same high school and have not seen each other in person since. The script is verbatim and has not been altered in any way, except formatting. Kandas: If you could ask a successful business […]

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Breast Cancer Survivor Called Pervert for Using Women’s Restroom

Deena Lotridge is a double mastectomy breast cancer survivor. Her friends call her a hero for the way she has shined brightly during her journey through cancer. After losing it to chemo, her hair is growing back, and is still rather short. With everything she has gone through, using a public women’s restroom should be the least of Deena’s worries. However, the recent attention to the transgender bathroom debate has resulted in unexpected consequences.  Take for instance the Texas man who […]

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Surviving Cancer

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day®. “National Cancer Survivors Day® is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community.” – NCSD.org The other day, I came across a rather bitter, anger-filled blog post criticizing the movement for excluding those whose disease has metastasized. I, too, have struggled with the term “cancer survivor.”  Like the author, I am living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). For […]

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5 Blogging Lessons from Seth Godin’s Head

The other day, I received this very flattering email from a woman just starting her breast cancer adventure: “I’ve considered various ways to share my journey and would like some support getting a blog site started. Do you have any tips?” Why, yes!  Yes, I do!  Write from the heart, and then step inside Seth Godin’s head. Seth Godin is a marketing genius.  He has shared his genius in 18 wildly success books on the subject. He also shares his […]

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Cancer Healing Affirmations

Shortly after diagnosed with Her2+ ER+ metastatic breast cancer, I received a package in the mail from an unknown source. Enclosed was the book, Heal Your Body, by Louise Hay.  The small book, just 85 pages, includes a 62-page chart of ailments along with emotional causes plus unique healing affirmations for each ailment. I flipped to “cancer” and found the purported emotional cause: “Deep hurt.  Longstanding resentment.  Deep secret or grief eating away at self.  Carrying hatreds.  ‘What’s the use?’” […]

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The Spirit Within Me

Yoga is an ancient form of meditation and exercise.  It has been practiced for 6 thousand years. Yoga teaches mindfulness using breath, stillness and movement. When I am feeling up  to it, I attend a special survivors yoga class that is offered weekly in my community. I’ve been practicing yoga for 10 years.  Practice is exactly the correct word to describe a yoga session.  The act of breathing while holding even the easiest pose for 60 seconds is a lesson […]

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Interview with Sagan Morrow, Freelance Coach

Sagan Morrow is an author, lifestyle blogger, and freelance coach, based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Describe your work. I’m a professional lifestyle blogger, blogging about topics related to food & fitness, style & beauty, writing & business, feminism & social issues, and healthy living. A major part of my business is that I teach new freelancers how to achieve success in their own freelancing businesses — after freelancing for 8 years myself, it’s wonderful to be able to help […]

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