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Fearless Fabulous You: Cancer Community Activist Mailet Lopez

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditEvery cancer survivor I speak with remembers their “cancer-versary.” It’s the date you were diagnosed. And every cancer survivor will tell you hearing the news is gut wrenching. Your head spins; your heart skips a beat, and many people, including myself, go numb or break down in tears. Imagine being a beautiful young  woman whose life is filled with promise hearing this news. Maybe you are newly married or a new mother. Maybe you are a fun loving single gal who looks forward to finding that someone special. The future and its possibilities seem limitless. Then cancer pays an unwelcome […]

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Fearless Fabulous You! She Has the Recipe for Building a Successful Food Brand

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditBuilding a successful #specialtyfood brand is more than having a dollop and a dream @mightymelanie #fearlessfabulousyou Are you a dynamo in the kitchen with a dream of cooking up a successful food business? Does everyone tell you one of your signature dishes or a product you make should be packaged, bottled and sold to food hungry-for-new things consumers? According to the National Specialty Food Association sales of specialty foods are at a record high of $109 billion and account for nearly 15 percent of all U.S. retail food sales. Women are more likely to purchase specialty foods than men, according to a separate report by the Specialty […]

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Fearless Fabulous You! Dr. Karin Hehenbeger, Founder, Lyfebulb- 10 Tips for Living with Diabetes

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditLiving with a chronic illness does not mean your quality of life or your outlook on how you choose to live needs to be compromised. @mightymelanie @lyfebulb #fearlessfabulousyou At age 17 Dr. Karin Hehenberger was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). A competitive tennis player and outdoors woman living in Sweden, Karin kept her diagnosis under wraps for 20 years out of fear and shame of living with chronic disease. As she grew older diabetes impacted her body and Karin under went both life saving kidney and pancreas transplants.  Watch Karin’s story here. Her body may have taken a hit […]

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Fearless Fabulous You! Molly MacDonald, The Pink Fund’s Angel for Women in Need Fighting Breast Cancer

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditNo woman facing a life threatening illness should be forced to make a decision between getting the treatment she needs and feeding her family. @ThePinkFund @mightymelanie #fearlessfabulousyou Diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in April 2005, Molly MacDonald was thankful in knowing the disease was unlikely to take her life. But it did take away her livelihood. In between jobs at her time of diagnosis and facing an already tight family budget and mounting medical debts, Molly and her family came close to losing their home and relying on a local food bank to feed her family of five children. When Molly’s quest […]

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Fearless Fabulous You!- Claudine Pépin-Kids Cook French

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditIf there’s one person who knows about learning to cook as a young girl it’s Claudine Pépin.  Daughter of renowned French Chef Jacques Pépin, Claudine grew up in a home filled with aromas of good food, fabulous family meals and lessons on classic French techniques. As an adult, Claudine has cooked alongside her father in several James Beard Award-winning PBS -TV shows including: “Cooking with Claudine” (Best National Cooking Segment, 1997), and “Jacques Pépin’s Kitchen: Encore with Claudine” (Best National Television Cooking Show, 1999) and “Jacques Pépin Celebrates.”  And she has appeared many other shows including “Good Morning America” and […]

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Fearless Fabulous You! Ditch Your Debt- June 8

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditAccording the the website NerdWallet.com the average U.S. household consumer debt profile as of May 2015 is: Average credit card debt: $15,609 Average mortgage debt: $156,706 Average student loan debt: $32,956 In total American consumers owe $11.91 trillion in debt, an increase of 2.5% from last year. I fit into that group as do many others. Certified Public Account and personal financial specialist, Kemberley Washington learned to ditch her debt. Now she helps others make smarter financial management decisions and reduce their debt. Kemberly will discuss ways to manage and reduce your debt Monday, June 8, 9:28pmEST on Fearless Fabulous You! on www.W4WN.com and iHeart.com and the iHeart App.  Kemberley and I are […]

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Love the Sun? Love Your Skin and Health More

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditSummer is a sun lover’s dream. I grew up in the South with a beautiful blonde mother who turned dark golden brown. Unfortunately, I inherited my father’s pale skin which burned and freckled (and later speckled).  Skin cancer is on all sides of my family, and I am vigilant about skincare and sun protection. When I was a teenager no one discussed skin cancer. In high school we gals competed to see who could have the deepest tan. I slathered on the baby oil and my mom’s Bain de Soleil Orange Gelée (I will never forget the scent!). This […]

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A Road Warrior’s Travel Health Tips

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditI’m an adventure traveler. But sometimes the adventure comes with a detour I didn’t plan: getting sick.  I’ve traveled the world and collected some amazing memories and photos for my scrapbooks. But sometimes I picked up a bit more than I wanted. I’ve had a few unplanned trips to doctors’ offices and pharmacies in various locations for an assortment of travel related conditions from food poisoning and many gastro-intestinal ailments to allergies, hives, rashes, nasty bug bites and even (ugh!) worms and scabies. I know! – Too much information! But you can never have to much information when it comes […]

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10 Steps for Better Breast Health

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditThis week food media celebrity Sandra Lee shared the news that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 48.  When any woman receives the news that she has breast cancer it’s a terrible shock. To share the news and say the words “I have breast cancer” out loud for the first time is incredibly painful. I think everyone chokes. I know I did for months. Ms Lee’s specific cancer, DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), is relatively common. It’s also considered noninvasive, and can normally be treated with a lumpectomy followed by radiation. After undergoing a lumpectomy, further tests revealed Lee’s margins were not […]

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FAB Women: A Girl and Her Grill- Elizabeth Karmel

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditWe’re dusting the Spring pollen off our outdoor grill in preparation for our first Memorial Day cookout. In my household my husband, David, mans the grill. This is probably because I haven’t taken the time to learn how to turn it on. But, according a 2014 GrillWatch survey by Weber-Stephens Product Co, 25% of Americans who grill are women. I figure it’s time to wo(man) up the grill this year to try my hand at grilling. I’ve invited my favorite Girl at the Grill, Elizabeth Karmel, to join me May 18 on Fearless Fabulous You! to discuss grilling tips. […]

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