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  • 01:10

    Barb Demorest of Knitted Knockers

    in Hobbies

    I’m Barb Demorest founder of Knitted Knockers Support Foundation, www.knittedknockers.org.   My story began when I had a mastectomy and was at a loss as to what to wear. My good friend and super knitter, Phyllis, made me a knitted knocker!  It literally changed my life. Knittedknockers.org is a website where women can request their free knockers made with unconditional love by caring volunteer knitters.


    Listen Live for chance to win great prizes!



    Stay up to date with the Yarn Thing podcast with the App available on iTunes and for Droid.
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    Knitter's Magazine
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    Bijou Basin Ranch
    Kristin Omdahl, Bamboo So Fine
    Buffalo Wool Co.
    Green Mountain Spinnery

  • 00:31

    Beth Fairchild: Tattoo Artist & Cancer Advocate for METAvivor

    in Radio

    The Atlantic City Tattoo Expo, celebrating its 12th ink and entertainment-filled year, has come and gone for this year. In case you missed the 3-day event at Bally’s Casino, my guest is the talented tattoo artist Beth Fairchild who happens to be the co-founder of the Expo. I had the good fortune to meet Beth a few years ago while photographing the AC event for Inked Magazine. Beth works out of Lucky Street Tattoo in NC and her specialty is permanent cosmetics, like lips, eyeliner, eyebrows, and nipple and/or areola restoration for post mastectomy breast cancer patients. Beth’s artistry is truly amazing and helps women reclaim their self-esteem after reconstructive surgery. Now for some irony. In May of 2014, Beth was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer for which there is treatment but no cure. After extensive surgery and 18 grueling weeks of chemo, Beth proved to be a survivor. In her words, “I was a 34 year old, post-menopausal, bald-headed, terminal cancer patient, but I was alive, damn it! I was alive and LIVING and I set out to take back control of my life.” And she did. With a vengeance! Beth focused her energy on local events and social media to spread the under-reported message of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) which sadly is not a rare condition. Advocacy provided a reason to move forward and is another way for Beth to show her family that you can push on, even against all odds. Beth works with METAvivor which is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.

  • 00:31

    Al Diaz, Yvonne Solomon insights on Embracing the Steps of Transformation

    in Lifestyle

    Al Diaz and co-host Yvonne Solomon share their insights on Embracing the Steps of Transformation.


    Friday, December 4th  10am PST


    Yvonne Solomon, certified Trichologist, began her career much later in life than most cosmetologists, attending beauty school at the age of 37. While this may have discouraged some, Yvonne saw it as an advantage. Her life experience and maturity gave her the wisdom to show proper respect for the health and care of hair itself as well as understanding the individual needs of each client. Without this attitude it’s hard to keep healthy hair on the scalp.  With over 20 years experience, in the Industry her love and passion for hair has not waned.


    Some of Yvonne’ssecrets to staying motivated in this highly competitive industry are always being willing to learn, and continually look for ways to share her knowledge with others. Yvonne’s love of learning has resulted in becoming a, Certified Medical Hair Loss Specialist, Laser Retailer/Trainer, Mastectomy Breast Fitter, Certified Herbalist as well as a Workshop Leader and Educator. She has served as Stylist Coordinator for The American Cancer Society's Look Good, Feel Better Program and as an Ambassador for The National Hair Society.


    Mrs. Solomon’s studies helped her gained eyes to see what most stylists couldn’t---HOPE.  Hope that provides real, meaningful solutions for clients with severe hair challenges. Mrs. Solomon’s ongoing studies and research equips her to serve her clients effectively, and contribute to those that shared her passion. As a serious educator, Mrs. Solomon’s life is reflective of the phrase, “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. In 2014 Mrs. Solomon added Certified Transformation Coach to her list of skills.


    To contact Al Diaz personally: al.diaz4love@gmail.com 

  • 00:16

    Cancer Journal 11: Still Angry after All These Years

    in Books

    I could have called this series "The Angry Black Woman's Cancer Journals". 


    Listen below to hear my latest reflections on how anger and my health issues are connected. There is a direct connection between anger and cancer.


    Click here for more Cancer Journals with Zhana. 


    Click here for Success Strategies for Black People. 


    Audre Lorde:  Your Silence Will Not Protect You


    Click here for Why We Need to Heal. 


     

  • 02:03

    Life Happened...

    in Health

    Today on Life Happened... with Tawana Cadien! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and today we will be joined by Lillian Gentry, who will empower us with knowledge as she shares her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer two months after her mother was diagnosed. Please, check out the MyBCTeam for a network of support at your fingertips!


    More mother/daughter breast cancer stories and information: http://www.thepilot.com/news/features/mother-daughter-share-the-breast-cancer-journey/article_bba87ad0-71ca-11e5-9d91-47fdca76b226.html


    http://www.curetoday.com/community/felicia-mitchell/2015/10/like-mother-like-daughter-when-breast-cancer-bonds


    http://www.theet.com/news/local/mother-and-daughter-face-breast-cancer-fight-together/article_7a72f761-58c6-5b7a-ac27-4708c9ffa522.html


    http://breastcancer.about.com/od/geneticsandbreastcancer/f/Mother-Daughter-Breast-Cancer-Risk.htm


    http://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/risk-fact-sheet


     


     

  • 01:02

    Diabetes, Cancer & You!

    in Health

    Diabetes is increasingly common among cancer survivors and there’s evidence that living with diabetes may influence a cancer prognosis.


    Did you know that visiting your gynecologist every year for a well-woman exam is your first line of defense against gynecologic cancers? 


    Tonight Mr. Divabetic discusses ‘diabetes, cancer and the gynecologist’ on this one hour of wellness with a wow podcast. Guests: Dr. April Speed MD, Dr. Andrea Chisholm OBGYN, Amy, who is a four time cancer survivor living with type 1 diabetes and Jana, who is a breast cancer survivor living with type 2 diabetes. 


    Hot Topics discussion on the American Cancer Society new recommendation to cut back on screening for a large number of American women at "average risk" -- women who are not at higher risk due to known or suspected risk factors that would lead to recommending earlier initiation of screening, shorter intervals, or use of different imaging technology. The intent: to reduce the harms associated with false-positive test results, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment of U.S. women.  Additionally, we will be talking about the University College of London's research reporting that a woman's need for fertility treatments may point to a higher risk of ovarian cancer. Throughout we will be playing selected songs from Kelly Clarkson's 'Piece by Piece' album courtesy of SONY Music. 


    Find out how to get the most out of your visit, you have to know what questions to ask your gynecologist. 


    Callers welcomed: (347) 215 -8551. Visit www.divabetic.org for more 'wellness with a wow' programming. We believe in YOU!

  • 01:00

    Episode 34: Beautiful After Breast Cancer

    in Medicine

    How do you go from one day not having breast cancer, the next day you’re diagnosed with it, and then you feel beautiful? Hold on now! There’s a huge gap there! How does anyone go from diagnosis to beautiful? And does one EVER get there? 


    Yes. It is possible. I’m living proof. But you must have a strong foundation. And in today’s show, you’ll meet a huge portion of the strong foundation, two prominent surgeons who will share much more than their medical knowledge with you, although they do a good deal of that, too. Dr. Alison Laidley and Dr. John Antonetti of Medical City Hospital located in Dallas, Texas share the softer side of the scalpel…they show you their hearts as they speak very candidly about a delicate topic. 


    Let’s kick off October right! Join us as we embrace our beauty! 

  • 00:57

    Breast Cancer Awareness - Patrice Keeling WineMiller

    in Motivation

    Patrice says "In November 2009, after an 8 and a half years with the disease, my mother gained her wings and joined her oldest sister and her mom (both cancer victims) in heaven.  With one maternal aunt surviving cancer, I saw no choice but to find out all I could of this horrible disease and how to keep it from affecting me and my daughters.


    As my mother’s last gift to me at her final doctors visit, she donated to me her DNA, so that any testing needed could be done.  WHAT A WONDERFUL GIFT!   In January 2010, I started my first doctor visits.  I spoke with my mom’s Oncologist regarding how in depth the cancer was and what my chances were at the time of possibly getting cancer.  I spoke to specialist about testing for certain genes that my family might have .  I finally decided something more HAD to be done.  The doctor stated with my chances of getting cancer, that it would be best for me to have testing every six months or I could go ahead and have a double mastectomy and reconstruction.  That weighed heavily on me at first but with thoughts going back to all my mom and aunts had gone through, it became an easy decision….I was having surgery!  I spoke to mom’s Oncologist who recommended the perfect person to perform my Mastectomy and a great friend who had already been through the procedure introduced me to my plastic surgeon.  Together, we had the perfect team!   This was something I had to do not just for me but for my future – my kids.  I wanted to be around for them."  

  • 01:35

    Vent it with Debby Dee

    in Lifestyle

    Ok people Oct is my birth month and also the month I had a mastectomy and it just so happens to be breast cancer awareness month I ask everyone (men included) to get a mammogram...For the people that don't know I have stage 3 breast cancer and my mother has stage 4 if her and I would have got mammogram every year we wouldn't be dealing with this.. A lot of people tell me that they're afraid to go because they don't won't to be told that they have cancer but with cancer it is all about the timing, if you do have cancer and you put off going it gets worse. So I tell them you should be afraid of what you don't know so please get your mammogram men also get breast cancer.Take Care 


    Come on and join me on vent - it with me.... Let me know what really makes you mad or sad or Happy let it out why pay a psychologist I listen for free. Did you ever have a day that something wasn't going well at your job or home and you want to talk about it? or did you ever hear something on a talk show and you wish you could be there to speak your mind?? well this is the show to do just that. I talk about everything that is going on in the world or Celebrities Roll models. All you have to do is call you know you what to Vent.

  • 00:29

    Breast Cancer: Faith and Spiritual Encouragement

    in Family

    Its October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Let's talk about Faith and Spiritual Encouragement with Dr. Sharon Johnson.  


    Here are a number of Bible verses of promise and encouragement that one survivor copied into her own notebook before, during and after treatment for my own cancer. When she was struggling and needed help, these were what she held onto.  Taken from 


    http://lovehopethrive.com/tips-for-coping/faith/


    General Web Resources for Women Fighting Breast Cancer


    American Cancer Society (ACS)


    A great resource providing information and patient support through multiple programs, including Cancer Survivors Network, Road to Recovery (rides to treatment), TLC (hair loss and mastectomy products), Reach to Recovery (one on one breast cancer support), and Look Good….Feel Better (help with appearance related side-effects of treatment), see below.


    1-800-227-2345


     


    Connect with Dr. Sharon Johnson http://www.comtivate.com


     


     

  • 01:06

    Shondia Sabari: Bold and Breastless

    in Motivation

    Shondia Sabari is married to Wali Sabari and they have two children. Shondia is the Executive Director of BOLDANDBREASTLESS, Inc. and the President of McFadden-Sabari, LLC. She's a native of South Carolina and was raised by her maternal grandparents. Shondia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. She earned a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development, from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. A former elementary school teacher, Shondia was diagnosed with breast cancer December 23, 2010, and had a bilateral mastectomy February 11, 2011, without reconstructive surgery. She is very passionate about inspiring and uplifting children, women, and men that are affected by cancer. Shondia is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is the Georgia State Coordinator for the southern region of Delta Sigma Theta and The American Cancer Society partnership. Shondia loves cooking for her husband and children, volunteering at hospice facilities, spending time with senior citizens, attending networking events, and spending time with children that are affected by cancer. She also enjoys traveling and sharing her amazing testimony with others. Her motto is, “I scared the hell out of cancer, so it took my breasts and left!”