Posts Tagged ‘attitudes’

Dee Dee Ferguson . CEO of Foundation and Timothy Murray, Testicular Cancer Survivorr

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Connecting people with hope  the way a sunflower always stands tall and connects with the sun.

My first guest, Dee Dee Ferguson, founded Connect4Hope after her mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2017. To give her mom and entire family hope, DeeDee wanted to find and share stories of others who had successfully healed from cancer, but she didn’t know where to turn. This led her to create Connect4Hope, where she shares stories of people who have successfully conquered terminal illness, in order to provide hope and inspiration to others. Through Connect4Hope, DeeDee is striving to unite people facing common challenges by eradicating fear and replacing it with hope. Her goal is to provide a virtual bridge to connect and support people in common situations worldwide and empower them with positivity, optimism and inspiration so they can survive their current health crises and thrive.

DeeDee grew up in a tight-knit New England community, which provided her with a great appreciation for relationships and the natural way people come together to support one another when challenges occur. Prior to discovering her true calling, she earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree from Columbia University and worked in Corporate America for 20 years. She is passionate about holistic health and is devoted to reading books on wellness and spirituality. Now she is combining her entrepreneurial spirit with her passion for community and well-being to be of service to others and bring much-needed hope to this world.

Timothy Murray-Musician–Testicular Cancer Survivor  is a minimalist electronic composer based out of Los Angeles. He currently performs with his partner Anna Wallace in the experimental duo called Holy Pink.

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Twenty Two Year Stage II Hodgkins Lymphoma Survivor, Roslyn Franken

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Roslyn Franken is a passionate inspirational speaker, author and proud cancer survivor who knows about the power of positivism and emotional resilience in the face of adversity. Her mother survived the concentration camps of Nazi Europe and her father survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb as a prisoner of war in Japan. At age 56, her mother was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and with an amazing “Keep Going” attitude lived for 21 years when she was only given two years tops to live. Her father suffered a massive heart attack at age 67 and with his “Never give up” attitude lived till age 94 when he was told he would be lucky if he made it to 82. When diagnosed with cancer at only 29, Roslyn turned to her parents’ positive “Keep going” and  “Never Give Up” attitude as inspiration in her fight to beat cancer and become a long-time survivor.
At 39, ten years after surviving cancer, and at her heaviest weight, Roslyn had enough. She decided that as a cancer survivor she could not allow herself to continue gaining weight and potentially putting herself at risk of cancer and other often diet, lifestyle and weight-related diseases. How she lost the weight and changed her life is outlined in her easy-to-read and easy-to-follow self-help book, The A List: 9 Guiding Principles for Healthy Eating and Positive Living. 
In giving presentations about THE A LIST  book, Roslyn mentioned her parents’ life as well as her cancer journey that both inspired her path to weight loss and improved self-care. People were so inspired by these brief mentions that they wanted to hear more.

And so, Roslyn set to task once again and wrote her second book entitled MEANT TO BE: A TRUE STORY OF MIGHT, MIRACLES AND TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT.  In this book, Roslyn reveals the true story of her parents amazing survival, resilience and triumph as unlikely Holocaust and Atomic bomb survivors who find true love against all odds and overcome life-threatening health issues later in life. She also includes the profound lessons she learned from her parents about survival, resilience and positive mental attitude while fighting to survive cancer at the young age of 29.

A documentary was made about her parents’ story and Roslyn’s book, Meant to Be, is currently being adapted for production as a feature film.

As a professional inspirational speaker, Roslyn  delivers a heartfelt presentation to share highlights from her book, Meant to Be. She speaks for conferences, student events, community events, faith-based / religious events, senior groups, fundraiser / charity events, banquets / galas and other group events.

Roslyn is also co-author of Death Can Wait: Stories from Cancer Survivors, a fundraising book for cancer research and cancer patient programs.

She has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows and featured in newspapers and magazines across North America and abroad.

She has a Masters degree in Human Systems Intervention (the study of how people self-learn and change as individuals and in groups) from Concordia University in Montreal,

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Is Melanoma Linked to Socioeconomic Factors and Fashion Trends?

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Retrospective research published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Public Health concluded that extenuating factors such as socioeconomic and fashion trends  have contributed to the increase of melanoma over the past century. Believing that early diagnosis and improved reporting practices  do not fully explain the steady increase in melanoma they explored factors that may also have contributed to the increase in the United States. These included the trans-formative effect of socioeconomic trends dating from the 1900’s such as clothing styles, social norms, medical paradigms, perceptions of tanned skin, economic trends, and travel patterns. For compoarison between periods they estimated percentage of exposed areas of the body. for example, early in the 20th century clothing almost totally covered the body from head to toe and porcelain skin was favored over tanned skin that was associated with the lower class who often worked outside. Changes in medical practice also added to shifts in attitudes and practices. For example, “In the early 20th century, sunshine became widely accepted as treatment for rickets and tuberculosis and was considered to be good for overall good health.”  The public translated this into a desire for tanning  and at the same time people began enjoying more leisure time outside and favored swimwear and sports that covered less of the body. Graphs tracking the incidence by year and percentage of estimated skin exposure show a parallel between these changes in lifestyle and belief and the rise in melanoma.

Interviews Available with Dr Anne Marie Evers (Affirmations), Allen Klein (Quotations) and Daniel Chapman (Natural Products).

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Guests on the Holistic Health Show yesterday included Dr. Anne Marie Evers  (left) Allen Klein (right), and Daniel Chapman (lower center).

Dr Anne Marie Evers is an ordained minister, Doctor of Divinity, radio show host, author of multiple books including the best seller Affirmations Your Passport to Happiness, columnist, and international motivational speaker.  More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.AnneMarieEvers.com

Allen Klein is a Jollytologist,  an award winning speaker and best selling author who has authored multiple books including The Healing Power of Humor:Quotations to Cheer You Up. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at: http://www.AllenKlein.com

Daniel Chapman is founder and CEO of Redd Remedies,  a leading natural supplements provider and  advocate for a holistic approach to wellness.  More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at:  http://www.ReddRemedies.com

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Dr Karen Sherman, Psychologist, and Damian Vaughn, former NFL player, discuss Mental and Psychological Activities for Health.

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Guests on the Holistic Health Show yesterday were Dr Karen Sherman and Damian Vaughn.

Karen is a New York licensed psychologist who has been in private practice for over 20 years and has authored or co-authored several books and appeared in media. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:  http://www.yourempoweredrelationship.com

Damian Vaughn is a former NFL player, meditation expert, performance coach to professional athletes, founder of the Vaughn Center and PhD student in positive developmental psychology. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.vaughncenter.com

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