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Your Body. Your Genes. Your Choice.

Once again Angelina Jolie-Pitt made headlines with her New York Times Op-Ed article “Diary of a Surgery” addressing her decision to undergo prophylactic surgery to remove her ovaries and Fallopian tubes.  She chose to have the operation after her physician informed her that inflammatory markers from a test may point to ovarian cancer. Jolie-Pitt’s mother, grandmother, and aunt all lost their lives to cancer. In 2013 Jolie-Pitt , in another The New York Times op-ed “My Medical Choice,”  revealed her decision to undergo a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction as a safeguard against breast cancer.  As a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation she had […]

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Fearless Fabulous Women- March 30 Edition

You want to know what’s in a name? Would you like get people to (unknowingly) do what you want? Kerrie Hopkins is a personality profile expert on what she refers to as “onomalogy,”  the correlation between a person’s name, and his or her behavior and personality traits. Kerry says, “There is a direct correlation between people’s names and their unique personality traits, and when onomalogy is applied to sales, personal life and family you can predict who is more likely to buy or not, how others will react in relationships and in your home, and why.” She’s published three books based on her years of experience […]

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When Opportunity Knocks Will You Open the Door?

“The optimist sees the glass half full. The pessimist sees it half empty. The opportunist drinks the water.”- Unknown Some people are entrepreneurs who create and build businesses. Some people are infopreneurs who produce and traffic news and information. I’m an opportuneur. My definition of an opportuneur is someone who takes advantage of opportunities and turns them into something meaningful. Here is another definition from business consultant Gary Brown: “Opportuneurs  seek purpose and want to create change. They follow their passions and look for opportunities where they can use their talents to create this change.” An opportuneur is a bit different from an […]

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Healthy Tips for Eating Delicious Asian Cuisine

Growing up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, dining out with my parents often meant eating at Asian restaurants. My parents traveled extensively in Asia when I was very young and fell in love with the flavors of the food, especially the cuisines of Japan and Thailand. There were barely a handful of Asian restaurants in Chattanooga back then, and we tried them all. None of them were terribly good, but the dishes all sounded exotic and, according to my mother, eating Asian food was healthy. “You never see fat people in Asia,” she would tell me. And I listened. When I moved to New […]

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Turning Fear to Fear-Less

I like to help people transform their “Now What?” into their “Do It Now!” Many people live in a state of Now What? and can’t seem to cross the border into new horizons. Often what is holding them back is the energy that can propel them forward: fear. Fear is an amazing energy source that can jump start any action, good or bad, if channeled properly. Fear can give birth to purpose. It can change the course of your life for the better. It can give you more clarity for what really matters. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I learned to […]

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When Businesses Want To Grow, They Find Love: Fearless Fabulous You March 16

When CEOs want to boost their brands and build their business they turn to the the real-deal business “Love machine” to help make it happen.  Jennifer Love has over 15 years building and working with consumer (CPG) brands. Currently, Jennifer is the Business Navigator + CEO of the Entrepreneurist – a fast-track strategy incubator that combines invaluable tools and results-driven mentorship. Jennifer joins me March 16 on Fearless Fabulous You! to discuss the secret to entrepreneurial success…yours and hers. We’ll also discuss some issues near and dear to both of us to help young women boost their self-esteem and realize […]

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Five Hurdles To Scale To Take Your Leap of Faith

Many of us have a great idea or a new solution to an everyday challenge lingering in the back of our minds but don’t act on it. Having a good idea is great. Acting on it is even better. It takes a leap of faith combined with plenty of legwork. The reason many us don’t move forward is not because of roadblocks that stand in your way. Often it is the emotional barriers we create. Here are five mental hurdles you may have and how to scale them to make your leap: 1. I don’t have the time. If not now, when? If you can make time […]

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Meet Fearless Fabulous Rebecca Katz, MS

When I was undergoing breast cancer treatment in 2010 a friend gave me a copy of Rebecca Katz‘s award winning book, The Cancer Fighting Kitchen. It remains one of my favorite books to refer to for healthy cooking and nurturing, nourishing recipes.  Rebecca’s newest book is The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big-Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory and Mental Clarity.  Her co-author, as with four of her books, is the award winning science, health and sports writer, Mat Edelson (The Cancer- Fighting Kitchen, The Longevity Kitchen, One Bite at a Time and The Healthy Mind Cookbook. Rebecca joins me on Fearless Fabulous You! March 9th, 9pm ET/6pm […]

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Don’t Flurry! Be Happy!

I used to say that when it was snowing the “the angels were brushing their hair.”  This year, the angels have really let their hair down, giving much of the country a cold shoulder. If hell actually froze over it may have been this winter. Like many living in the icy parts of the country I had my cold snap this past week. In my winter meltdown I wailed to my husband….and to the snow angels, “I’ve had enough! As God is my witness, I want to go home to Tara!”  In reality, my “Tara” in Chattanooga, Tennessee, received a […]

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Fearless Fabulous Tips To Start Dating Again

Are you getting over a breakup or about to break off a relationship? Are you newly single and a little timid about re-entering the dating scene? Let’s face it….many of have been down that road. We may end up taking different directions, but we can all agree that it is not an easy journey! On the March 2nd edition of Fearless Fabulous You! relationship expert, Susan J. Elliott, JD, M.Ed., will help you learn to jump back into the dating saddle again with confidence. As with anything, re-entering the dating scene is a process. Susan’s new book, Getting Back Out There: Secrets […]

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