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Help Fight Ovarian Cancer

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The Ovarian Cancer research Fund and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has been supporting patients and their families for over twenty two years. Providing advocacy and research. The OCRF and OCNA have now joined together to form the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance(OCRFA). According to ovarian cancer.org, this will be the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families.

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Fighting Cancer From Within

“Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.” – gotCancer.org.

Tambre Leighn, a certified life coach is experienced in cancer survivorship and wellness coaching. Tambre according to her LinkedIn profile has delivered cancer survivorship and wellness coaching, workshops, and leadership training to top organizations including: USC Phillip Norris Cancer Center, Emory University, Mattel Inc., Keep A Breast Foundation, Thrive/Survive Los Angeles, Pink Link, and more. Additionally, she’s currently designing pilot programs with several top cancer treatment centers which integrate coaching into survivorship care planning.

Her LinkedIn’s back ground summary also states that as a published author, Tambre’s articles on coaching for cancer survivors and caregivers have appeared in leading cancer magazines including Coping With Cancer and Breast Cancer Wellness; she also blogs regularly as an expert for the non-profit, “I Had Cancer.”

According to her liked in profile, her passion for transforming healthcare and providing programs that are prevention based comes from her personal experience of losing her husband to cancer when he was only 37 years old.

Tambre uses Twitter to help cancer survivors and caregivers to move from surviving to thriving! She encourages by posting positive and encouraging post.

Her mission on Facebook is to transform survivorship for cancer survivors, caregivers & healthcare professionals. Tambre provides ways to support cancer patients and survivors, resources than can be used for support and of course inspiration. She also provides informative information in post that are very beneficial to healthcare professionals.

Tambre Leighn is also on Google+ helping cancer survivors & caregivers move from surviving to thriving! She even gives tips to those who are seeking a life coach.



Tambre Leighn is an expert in cancer survivorship. She is always uplifting through social media and providing informative information.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Their LinkedIn profile states “Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.”

The official American Cancer Society page on Google+ is used to help cancer patients and survivors get well and stay well  by finding cures and fighting back.



The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913 by 10 doctors and 5 laypeople in New York City. It was called the American Society for the Control of Cancer (ASCC). According to cancer.org, this was at time when cancer meant certain death. Patients weren’t always told when they had cancer back then. If they were told, they didn’t always tell their friends and family they had been diagnosed.

This organization has always and is currently expanding their research. “Thanks in part to the Society’s work, there are nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States alone who have survived cancer. More than 500 lives are being saved each day that would have otherwise been lost to cancer.”

From The Author

You may have to learn new ways to cope when fighting cancer from within. That’s ok because trying is winning. Managing sadness and anxiety are important when overcoming cancer mentally. Yes, you may have to improve communication with your doctors or health care teams, talk to your friends and family about cancer, find reliable information or useful resources in your community while managing financial challenges too. It’s cool……. It’s called “Cancer Survivorship”

Always keep in mind….

“What Cancer Cannot Do”

Cancer is so limited…

It cannot cripple love

It cannot shatter hope

It cannot corrode faith

It cannot destroy peace

It cannot kill friendship

It cannot suppress memories

It cannot silence courage

It cannot invade the soul

It cannot steal eternal life

It cannot conquer the spirit”

– Author Unknown

How To Identify & Handle Stress

How To Identify & Handle Stress from Ashley Singletary on Vimeo.

Marquita, a local resident of Sumter South Carolina, sat down in a brief interview to tell her story on what causes her to become stressed. She also talked about coming up with different techniques to reduce her stress level. She is 32 years old and is a single mother of three. She works and attends school full-time. When asked what causes stress for her she said that she becomes stressed with minimum help from her children’s father. Also, mentioning the fact that they don’t live in the same household as their father.

She stated that most of her stress is caused at home, but that she experiences high stress while dealing with personal issues too. Her finances, full-time workload at school and high blood pressure all are included in her personal issues. Out of all the things that cause high stress in her life she mentioned that she could control some. “I can control my blood pressure by taking medicine and watching my sodium intake. I can partially control my personal issues.” Lastly, she stated she could control her finances by spending money wisely.

During the interview, Marquita stated that she loved to attend church and learn about spiritual life. Spending time with her children, doing make-up and traveling is what she enjoys and does the most. “I’m passionate about life because it’s too short. I experience so much death with family members, I’m just happy to wake up every day.”

When asked if she manages her time well she replied, “No, my time management is very bad.” She often wishes for an extra three or four hours a day. Procrastination was the explanation she gave for not managing her time well. Marquita’s techniques to try to handle stress included being by herself and simply taking time to meditate and think.

Too many activities a day is not the problem she explained. “I have a lot of time; I just don’t use it wisely because of minimum help.” She often feels vulnerable to stress. Yes, easy to become stressed when her kids are fighting or when she is tired. She admits to trying to please everyone, which can cause her to be highly stressed. “I always put pressure on me.”

She was asked to explain how she handles stress a second time; she said, “I just read my Bible”.

Darien, Marquita’s oldest son, was asked to describe how he felt his mother handled stress from day to day. He said “She gets really quiet and sometimes she even reads a book”. As Darien described his mother’s stress he also talked about helping out at home and how he tries to assist in every way to help his mom.

After sitting down with Marquita and her son, research was completed on finding ways to handle stress. According to Margarita Tartakovsky, the author of an article titled “>10 Practical Ways to Handle Stress”, Stress is normal and everyone is faced with it at some point. The best thing to do is to “take action”. Here are a few ways that Tartakovsky says stress can be handled:

  1. Figure out where the stress is coming from
  2. Consider what you can control and work on that
  3. Do what you love
  4. Manage your time well
  5. Create a toolbox of techniques
  6. Pick off the negotiable from your plate
  7. Don’t leave yourself extra stress
  8. Preserve good boundaries
  9. Realize there’s a difference between worrying and caring
  10. Embrace mistakes and don’t drown in perfectionism

For more detailed information on how to handle stress you can click here.

Notes From the Author:

We all come from different walks of life. Along our journeys to mastery life can and will throw curve balls. It’s up to us to believe in ourselves, seek help and move on. As our journey shortens we must stay motivated and proactive. “Do what you love”. Stress can be experienced anywhere and everyone has different stress triggers. Identify what is causing the stress, and try to find ways to handle it. If it’s beyond your control let it roll off your back. It’s just another bump in the road.

Succeeding In The Work Place

Succeeding In The Work Place from Ashley Singletary on Vimeo.

Sebrena Wells, a 911 Shift Supervisor has been dispatching for Clarendon County Emergency Services for 13 years. In a recent interview she stated that she started as a telecommunications officer back in 2003 and became supervisor in 2007. She has an Associates of Arts Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Service Management and a Master of Science Degree in Public Safety specializing in Emergency Management.

On March 19, 2016 Sebrina gave tips on how to succeed in the work place. She was able to give tips on success by providing information as an experienced supervisor. In the above audio she mentioned just a few but had a lot of information on success in the work place. Topics that she elaborated on included, sticking to your work schedule, following the rules while at work, displaying positive attitudes, dressing appropriately and professionalism.

Latrice nelson, also a 911 dispatcher has been working for Clarendon County Emergency Services for two years. According to Nelson, she assists with on the job training and is a senior dispatcher. Latrice said that succeeding in the work place consist of time management, goal setting and leadership skills. While explaining why these elements are important she said “In 911 communications my co-workers and I work 12 hour shifts. We have a lot of work to complete while answering the  radio and dispatching officers.” She stated that in any work environment planning and having control over the amount of time spent on different activities is effective in managing your time.

For more information on succeeding in the work place you can contact Sebrena Wells at sebrenab@gmail.com or Latrice Nelson @ latricenelson21@yahoo.com

Career Counseling

From The Author

Deciding on a career path can be a challenge for some. If you’re in college trying to figure out what you should major in or simply trying to figure out what to do after graduation, career counseling could help improve your situation. As young professional adults, we can use guidance when making educational and career decisions.

Career Counseling

Career counseling, is a process that will help you know and understand yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational and life decisions. Career development is more than just deciding on a major and what job you want to get when you graduate.
Latrice Nelson, a local citizen of Clarendon County, has held a Bachelors of Social Sciences Degree in Sociology for several years. She was asked to explain why career counseling is important and what particular group of people need this type of help.

Mrs. Nelson said “Career counseling is career guidance that helps with selecting, switching or leaving a career. Career guidance is available at any stage in life.” She stated that a person’s career is important when entering adulthood and that career challenges can influence other areas of life which can cause stress. Nelson also said that counseling can help with shaping and discussing career options.
When asked to discuss a particular group who normally needs this type of help Nelson said “Everyone needs career counseling and it doesn’t always have to be professional counseling.” She explained that everyone is on their own career level and career development is a process that lasts a lifetime. “One may need assistance with making quick decisions; while others need help making future decisions.” She used the example of how college students need career counseling on what classes to take immediately where as long time graduates working in their career fields for years need help choosing another career.

Lastly, she advised all young adults to seek professional career counseling to insure a successful career.
For more detailed information Mrs. Nelson can be contacted by phone @ (803)4737528. For more detailed information on career counseling or contacting a professional counselor check out the link below.

What is Career Counseling?

Boise State University has a website that is devoted to career development. This website agrees with the information Latrice Nelson provided. However, it also explains that career development is more than making decisions on what to school for or the type of job one will get after graduating from school. The website states that the main goal of career counseling is not only to help someone make decisions on a right now basis but to also give knowledge and skills needed to help make future career and life decisions.

Check out the infographic below: In this infographic are facilities where professional career counselors will most likely be located. If you’re in need of professional help check the nearest locations near you.


Source: Counseling Psychology

How To Set Realistic Goals

How To Set Realistic Goals

Sunday, December 6, 2015 Mary Adger, the Administrative Service Coordinator for the city of Manning, sat down to discuss realistic goals. Setting goals is how she made her dream come true. She said setting the goals and achieving them is how she became a successful professional. Mary was specifically asked to explain to young adults how to set realistic goals.
Mrs. Adger said, first you must make a decision on exactly what you want and translate that into something you would actually like to accomplish. “Be specific, in order to make that goal specific you need to clarify what you need to do in order to achieve it.” She said do some research. Find out what skills you should learn, what life changes you need to make and how long it will take to accomplish your goals.
Mary explained that when setting realistic goals young adults must determine the necessary steps for completion. She said “To determine if a goal is realistic you must know exactly how a goal would be achieved. Once you have an idea of what it will take, determine whether you are committed enough to follow through.”
She stated that goals must be important to you in order to achieve them. Mary believes that if you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything. “Consider if the goals you set are reasonable. If you decide your goal is realistic, make a plan, set up a timeline and take action.”
For more information or advice from Mary Adger she can be contacted by email: firstlady@yahoo.com
After speaking with Mary Adger on realistic goals, research was done to provide young adults with another source that could provide more tips. Sid Savara has an online article titled “Seven Keys For Setting Realistic Goals”. He goes into detail describing how to set realistic goals. His advice is to write your goals down. Be specific, measure actions as well as progress. Start with one goal, schedule in time for your goals and make sure to set goals you actually want to achieve.

According to The Simple System, You are more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down. In 1979 Harvard’s MBA program conducted a survey. They survey showed students who wrote down goals, who did not and students who had no goals. The chart below is a visual of the information from the survey.

Ten years later, according to The Simple System’s website, the same groups of students were interviewed again. 3% of the students who had written down their goals were earning ten times more than the other 97% of their classmates.

References

How I Went From Having Goals to Accomplishing Goals | Cave Social. (2015, June 3). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from http://cavesocial.com/how-i-went-from-having-goals-to-accomplishing-goals/

7 Keys For Setting Realistic Goals. (2010, September 2). Retrieved December 9, 2015, from http://sidsavara.com/personal-productivity/setting-realistic-goals

“How To Apply Eyelash Extensions For A Natural Look”

“How To Apply Eyelash Extensions For A Natural Look”

I would like to encourage all women who are pursuing  their dreams to continue to “do what you love”! Stay motivated and encouraged along your journeys to greatness. While doing so, BE FABULOUS!!

We can all look good in the profession of our choice. Adding eyelashes is one way to enhance our look. Here is How to apply natural looking lashes step-by-step.

Step1. Trim your lashes

Step2. Apply a small amount of adhesive to the top of the strip

Step3. Hold the strip by its ends, line it up with your natural lashes and press it in

Step4. Curl and add mascara to your lashes

I hope this format was very helpful. Below are visuals if you would like to follow step-by-step using pictures. A link is also provided if you are interested in the YouTube video on adding natural lash extensions. For more information you can email me at amsingletary@fullsail.edu  I’ll be glad to assist with any questions.

 

Sources:

“How to Apply Flare False Eyelashes for a Natural Look.” YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2015.

“How To Apply False Lashes For A More Natural Look.” Http://www.xovain.com/how-to/how-to-apply-false-lashes. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2015.