Breaking Through the Lies That Women Tell Themselves with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith 3/16/12

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Do you have dreams and aspirations only to find yourself doubting your abilities?  Do you minimize or second guess your ability? Do you feel bound and stuck, and don’t know how to move past the barriers holding you in place?

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith joined Mom of Many Hats Radio to talk about the 7 Lies women tell themselves, holding them back from fulfillment and happiness. Dr. Dalton-Smith will discussed her book, Set Free To Live Free - BreakingThrough the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves , and shared how women can break free of mental ties that keep us from living free and living out our dreams.

In her Medical Practice, Dr. Dalton-Smith would encounter women that were looking for something to cure their malaise- a similar condition that affected many of them. Many felt unhappy, frustrated, down, and alone.  Drawing from her experience as a Doctor and as a woman and a mom, Dr. Dalton-Smith identified mental blocks- or lies, that women get caught up in. Those lies create a feeling of unhappiness and lack of fulfillment.

Lies

Among the lies that women tell themselves are:

  • Perfection
  • Envy
  • Image
  • Balance
  • Control
  • Emotions
  • Limits

Breaking Free!

Dr. Dalton-Smith also shares five stages that women can embrace to help them break free of the lies and step into freedom.

  • Illumination
  • Activation
  • Transitioning
  • Expulsion
  • Detachment

About Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Dr.  Dalton-Smith is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has been actively practicing medicine since 1999. She serves in the medical and academic communities through medical practice as well as teaching. She is passionate about teaching women freedom through Christ and has is a published author writing about the physicians role in spirituality and patient care.

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Breast Cancer is Not Always A Lump! Terry Lynn Arnold 2-17-12

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Breast Cancer Isn’t Always a Lump!

Are you aware of the symptoms of breast cancer?  Do you do a regular self breast examination? Are you aware of how a healthy breast should look?

As women we are made well aware that we should do regular self breast exams as part of our breast health routine.  We are trained to understand how they feel, and how to feel for lumps.  But do we often pay attention to how they look? The reality is that breast cancer is not always a lump!

Our guest Terry Lynn Arnold of the The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network shared her breast cancer story with a cancer that many women have never heard of – IBC – Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

Terry was diagnosed with IBC, an aggressive and, considered the most fatal types of aggressive breast cancer, in 2007. Terry woke one morning to find her breast discolored and swollen.  Thinking she had fallen during the night or somehow injured herself, she tried to understand why she was having this issue. She made an appointment to see her doctor and have it checked out.  Initially, her doctors had no idea of what was ailing her. It wasn’t until four months after the symptoms appeared that she was given her diagnosis of IBC.  At that time, her doctor told her to go home and plan her funeral.  Terry was in stage III cancer.

Terry made the decision to seek out a second opinion at MD Anderson in Houston, near where she lives.  She was given hope when the doctors at the cancer treatment center there told her they thought they could help her. Through her medical team, the support of her family (which was made stronger in her battle) and with a determination to beat IBC Terry made it through her treatment.  Today she is 4 years out from her diagnosis and is NED – no evidence of disease.

In the four years since her diagnosis, Terry has helped to spread the word about this little known type of breast cancer , sharing information with women, and organizations. She also shares with doctors and the medical community- which often knows little about IBC. Terry has shared her story in various media outlets and print publications, cancerblogs, newspapers and MD Anderson’s Cancerwise.

So What Makes IBC Different Than Other Breast Cancers?

Breast Cancer is not always a lump! IBC is a breast cancer that spreads through the lymphatic tissue causing swelling and inflammation. There are very strong visual clues (see the SISTER check on the side bar) including swelling, discoloration, dimpling and texture changes. There can also be pain associated with IBC. It is diagnosed in Stage III or Stage IV which means at diagnosis, there is a fight for life in full swing. Treatment for this type of cancer does not follow standard breast cancer treatment protocol.

Reaching Out and Giving Back

Terry has learned a lot on this journey and has been called to help others that are diagnosed with IBC. She has created The IBC Network on Facebook  and The IBC Network .org, an organization that provides support, information, and hope for women who face this rare and often isolating type of breast cancer.

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Fund the Farm – Giving Back 2nd Friday Parenting

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Giving Back

In the holiday season, how do you give back to the world? How do you show your children what giving back is? Do you limit your giving to your family, or do you extend it beyond your biological or family circle?

Today on Mom of Many Hats Radio, we spoke to Amber Singleton Riviere, who is giving back to the world in a wonderful way. She is also showing that parenting and the nurturing instinct is not simply dependent on biological connection, but on heart.

Fund the Farm

As the founder of Fund the Farm, Amber Singleton Riviere wanted to find a way to have a greater impact on foster care within the U.S.  After deciding to adopt a child of her own, it didn’t take long for her to decide it would be from foster care.  When she saw the number of kids who had been abused, abandoned, neglected, or for whatever reason ended up in foster care, she was at first overwhelmed and heartbroken.  Over time, though, she started to see that she had room for these kids or, rather, could make room, and so began the idea of Fund the Farm.

Amber shared her heart with as she told us about the process of being certified as a foster parent and of learning about the foster system.  In her experience, she learned that there are 500,000 kids a year in the foster system, many of them in sibling groups.  She also learned that a large number of kids “age out” of the system, never having had a place of permanence to call home.  This touched her and she realized that she could make a difference for many of these children if she had the proper space and environment.  Thus, the idea of the farm was born.

The farm will provide a sustainable and stable place for children in the foster system.  It will give them the things that they need to learn to sustain their basic needs – shelter, care, and learning about gardening, farming, and land. But it will also teach them about sustaining their ability to exist in the world through teaching them responsibility, teamwork, community, the value of fresh air and enjoying the outside time.  It will teach them about working hard, fitting in, and what it is to have a home, stability and a place to return to.

How You Can Be a Part of this Project

It is a lofty goal, but reachable.  As with any project, it requires funding.  Amber has created the Fund the Farm project on Indiegogo.com/FundtheFarm , where donors can contribute as little as $5 or as much as their heart leads them to.  Each contribution will make a difference in a child’s life not only today, but for years to come. To learn more about this fantastic project and how you can be a part of it, visit the Indiegogo.com/FundtheFarm site or click the video above.

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Wine and Paracord – They Both Make Great Gifts! SaucySpirits and 550SurvivalGear 1st FRI Finance

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So What do Wine and Paracord Have In Common?

They both make great holiday gifts!

Mom of Many Hats Radio had the pleasure of having two fantastic companies share their products on Friday’s show.  Saucy Spirits, a wine jelly company, and 550 Survival Gear, a paracord accessory company, shared their products and their company stories with our listeners.

A Saucy and Fun Gift!

Saucy Spirits was born out of 11 year old Ryan’s interest in creative cooking recipes.  In the summer of 2010, his interest became a business when he began to experiment with making wine jelly.  With the help of Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects, Ryan- The  creative Jelly Man, and his mom Tiffany- administrator of the business, were able to fund SaucySpirits and expand their ability to market and distribute the product.

Ryan is very inquisitive and researched the ingredients – the wines, herbs, and spices, that he would use in his jelly recipes.  He learned about and tried flavor pairings.  He also researched foods in general.  He has used his knowledge, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit to develop a delicious line of organic wine jellies that are fantastic as jellies, but also versatile and delicious in many other recipes and uses. Additional uses are listed on the sides of the jars as well as on the SuacySpirits site.

Ryan shared that he has learned a lot about business in since starting Saucy Spirits.  He has learned about entrepreneurship as well as the time and commitment it takes to run a successful  business.  When I asked him about it being a lot of work, he said “It depends how  you look at it.  Other people might think of it as a lot of work, but I like doing it so it doesn’t seem like hard work since I enjoy it.” He also wants to let kids everywhere know that any kid can do what he has done and that you don’t have to be an adult to be an entrepreneur.  Proud mom Tiffany, shared that she was always taught to be creative and have an entrepreneurial spirit. She wanted to pass that along to her son and have him see that you can start a business without having to borrow and start out in debt.  Through some great mom guidance and KickStarter,  Saucy Spirits is a funded  start-up

To learn more about the flavors, recipes, and to order Saucy Spirits Wine Jelly, you can visit  www.saucyspirits.com. follow  on twitter @saucyspirits, as well as Facebook.com/saucyspirits. Saucy Spirits can also be reached via phone at 678.373.5062, or email at info@saucyspirits.com.

A Gift That Can Bind, in a Bind!

550 Survival Gear also joined  us to share a unique and multi purpose product for anyone on your gift list.  Ted and Valerie Venable began 550 Survival Gear, a paracord accessory company after seeing similar products at outdoor recreational shows.  They were not impressed with the price,quality of the product or materials.  Using their creativity and knowledge of active out door lifestyles, they created a line of affordable high quality paracord survival bracelets, key chains, dog leashes and dog collars that are both fashionable as an accessory, but also functional in a time of need.

All of the accessories that 550 Survival Gear offers are customizable to meet your needs. Colors, styles, add-ons (such as dog tags, ids, or watch faces), and clasps can be chosen by you, the consumer.  Each one is hand made using 7ft to approximately 14ft of  550 lb parachute chord – the same type used by the military.  The cord is made of seven strands of  nylon chord wrapped in a 1/4″ nylon sleeve. It is soft, comfortable and strong. Yet, it a time of need, it can be unraveled to become a valuable survival tool.

These accessories make an affordable and great fashion statement as well as a great survival tool in the wilds of the great outdoors or the wilds of suburbia!

To find and purchase 550 Survival Gear paracord accessories, you can visit the 550 Survival Gear Etsy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/550survivalgear or email them directly at Five50Survivalgear@hotmail.com.  For those in the Phoenix, AZ area, they will be at the Desert Ridge Farmer’s Market at City North on December 18, 2011 with stock available for purchase.

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Make Working From Home Work For You! 1St Friday Finance with Martha Giffen

Have you ever wanted to work from home but didn’t know how to get started? Has the though of working from home seemed intimidating?  Have you wondered about the benefits and challenges of working from home?

Martha Giffen, author of Be Social Be Rich shared how moms and all women can successfully navigate the work from home world.  She shared her story of how she came to work from home, how she managed, family, supporting her husband in his successful businesses, and being successful in her work from home endeavors.  She  shared with us tips, advice and wisdom that will help anyone know how to be successful in working from home.

Martha navigated the work at home world in one way or another since her children were small. From telemarketing for a funeral home to selling encyclopedias, Martha was able to use her gift of connecting with people to help grow her business. She helped her husband grow his business, and eventually stepped out in her own from home professional endeavors. One of those endeavors was authoring an Amazon Best Seller book Be Social Be Rich.  Her book helps business owners to navigate the social media world to expand their reach, build relationships, and find support in growing business.

Martha shared some tips and wisdom that can help moms and anyone start on a successful path to making working from home work for you.

Find what you are good at and that is what you are supposed to do! When you know what you are good at and pursue a business that uses those strengths, you will have a natural success at it!

Find a space to carve out just for you and for your business! Dedicating a space puts you and your family in the mindset that when you are in that space it is time for you (mom’s time) to work on the business.

Embrace the skills that you have honed being a mom and a manager of your household! As moms we manage schedules, finances, problem solve, prioritize, we are organized and we are dedicated to getting our “job” done.  Those skills (and others we hone as moms) translate directly into the skills needed to be successful at working from home.

Engage with others! As moms and generally as women, we are relational.  Use your relational nature to build connections and friendships.

Use social media platforms to extent your relational reach! Create bonds and friendships in online communities.  Those connections often translate into support for your business, potential customers and opportunities (relationship marketing).  Even if there are not many business  connections you will be richer in that you have connected and engaged with a larger group of people.

To see Martha’s book Be Social Be Rich visit Amazon.com . To learn more about Martha and how she can inspire and help you to manage your business and how you can work with her,  visit MarthaGiffen.com

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