Tell Your Story: Build Rapport And Create Connections

Why is telling your story important? Here is an example. I’m a groupie of a local band and during their break, I said, "I love you but I know nothing about you! My friend asked me where you are from, and I did not know the answer.” I suggested each gig include a story by [...]

By |2021-07-26T12:13:04-04:00July 26th, 2021|Storytelling|0 Comments

Tips For Cancer Survivors: Part 1

When I describe myself as a 'Cancer Survivor,' it gives a lot of importance to the first word being 'cancer'. Instead, I prefer to call myself a 'Survivor of Cancer' because the emphasis is on 'Survivor.' Cancer doesn't define me. But the word Survivor does. Is it enough to just 'survive'?  NO! It's important to [...]

By |2021-06-04T18:12:03-04:00June 4th, 2021|Making Life Meaningful|1 Comment

Part 3: How To Jumpstart The Cancer Talk With Children: Acting Out

How to respond to a child acting out when a family member has cancer. Help a child understand their emotions and gain control over behavior.

By |2021-01-11T15:42:31-05:00January 11th, 2021|Cancer, News, Parenting, Talk for Hope|0 Comments

Part 1: How To Jumpstart The Cancer Talk With Children By Addressing Emotions

Explaining cancer to kids is a challenging and important conversation. While unfamiliar and upsetting emotions are a normal response to learning someone you love has cancer, these emotions can be deeply inhibiting and set children on edge throughout the day. Finding mechanisms to cope is key in helping children overcome their fear and not be [...]

By |2021-01-02T09:54:07-05:00December 22nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Seal The Deal With a Powerful Story

Story coaching came knocking at my door. After telling my story on a main stage, a sales manager said, "If my team could tell a story the way you do, we would be hitting our goals everyday!" I opened the door by offering to work with the team. Three weeks later, the manager told me [...]

By |2020-12-19T07:27:42-05:00December 18th, 2020|Storytelling|0 Comments

Telling A Child You Were Diagnosed With Cancer

A 4-star (out of 4) book review of M.C. Plays Hide & Seek by a young diagnosed with cancer: "Did you tell your child when you were diagnosed with cancer? My son was 1.5 years old when I was diagnosed, so we chose to not tell him because we thought he wouldn’t understand. Once I [...]

By |2020-12-22T16:03:12-05:00December 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments
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