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Podcast #52: The Next Right Thing

Podcast #52: The Next Right Thing

52 weeks!! In this episode, we celebrate our one year mark for episodes. Every Wednesday for an entire year, Keepers...

Podcast #51: ‘Working with Grief and Traumatic Loss’ with Dr. Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Podcast #51: ‘Working with Grief and Traumatic Loss’ with Dr. Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Working with Grief & Traumatic Loss: Theory, Practice, Personal Reflection, and Self-Care is a textbook for clinicians written by Alex...

Podcast #50: Girl Scouts & Their Founder’s Connection w/ Breast Cancer with Local Girl Scout, Catherine M.

Podcast #50: Girl Scouts & Their Founder’s Connection w/ Breast Cancer with Local Girl Scout, Catherine M.

Juliet Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, died from breast cancer; and many Girl Scout troops honor their founder’s...

Podcast #49: 3D Nipple Tattoos with Renee Maschinot, Cosmetic/Medical Tattoo Artist

Podcast #49: 3D Nipple Tattoos with Renee Maschinot, Cosmetic/Medical Tattoo Artist

After breast reconstruction, women may choose to have 3D nipple and areola tattooing done. In today’s episode, professional medical tattoo...

Podcast #48: Growing Medical Needs Requiring Public Attention

Podcast #48: Growing Medical Needs Requiring Public Attention

Information empowers! Change is made on a much larger scale when we can understand and address some of the disparities...

Podcast #47: Breast Imaging with Radiologist, Dr. Sergio Dromi

Podcast #47: Breast Imaging with Radiologist, Dr. Sergio Dromi

Get your mammograms! Early detection saves lives! In this episode, Dr. Dromi (Director of Breast Imaging at Memorial) explains the...

Podcast #46: Survivor Series #5 with Elaine Spencer, Director of Effingham Family Connection

Podcast #46: Survivor Series #5 with Elaine Spencer, Director of Effingham Family Connection

In today’s episode, we hear from a 30 year survivor!!! Thirty years!! That’s incredible! Elaine Spencer, director of Effingham Family...

Podcast #45: Understanding Pathology with Pathologist Dr. Charles Todd Bruker, M.D.

Podcast #45: Understanding Pathology with Pathologist Dr. Charles Todd Bruker, M.D.

Pathologists are the hidden heroes of our cancer journeys. What they do and the data they gather provides our surgeons,...

Podcast #44: Self-Care

Podcast #44: Self-Care

In this episode, we talk about what exactly self-care is and why is it so important…especially when dealing with cancer...

Podcast #43: Vulnerability and Truth After Trauma

Podcast #43: Vulnerability and Truth After Trauma

In this episode, we take a look at some of those vulnerable ‘truths’ after breast cancer. We share some of...

Podcast #42: Komen Coastal Georgia’s 2020 Race for the Cure with Featured Survivors

Podcast #42: Komen Coastal Georgia’s 2020 Race for the Cure with Featured Survivors

This year’s Savannah Race for the Cure, originally set for April 18, 2020,(Ellis Square), has been postponed due to the...

Podcast #41: Lymphedema with Expert Corie Turley

Podcast #41: Lymphedema with Expert Corie Turley

Lymphedema 101. What do you need to know about it? Our primary goal when faced with a cancer diagnosis is...

Pathologists: Our Hidden Heroes

Pathologists: Our Hidden Heroes

For those of us who’ve brushed up against the medical world, either as a patient or as a provider, we’ve...

Podcast #40: Survivor Series #4 with Candy Stone

Podcast #40: Survivor Series #4 with Candy Stone

In this episode, we hear from another inspiring survivor, Candy Stone. When you’re faced with the trials of breast cancer,...

Podcast #39: Medical Oncology with Vanessa Brink, NP

Podcast #39: Medical Oncology with Vanessa Brink, NP

Chemotherapy! It’s a systemic treatment for cancer. In today’s episode, Vanessa Brink (NP in medical oncology) joins us to explain...

Podcast #38: Cancer Support: A New Program in Effingham Started by Marian Marshall

Podcast #38: Cancer Support: A New Program in Effingham Started by Marian Marshall

Cancer is rough! Often times the very treatments designed to save our lives can leave us tired, weak, and physically...

Podcast #37: A Shift in Perspective: How to Reframe the Big Scary Monster

Podcast #37: A Shift in Perspective: How to Reframe the Big Scary Monster

When something big and scary happens, we can often fixate on that monster. I can’t believe this happened? Why did...

Podcast #36: Reconnecting and Reclaiming Your Authenticity after Breast Cancer with Mackensey Alexander

Podcast #36: Reconnecting and Reclaiming Your Authenticity after Breast Cancer with Mackensey Alexander

If you can relate to the physical and emotional traumas of breast cancer, then THIS is a MUST HEAR episode!...

Podcast #35: Epigenetics

Podcast #35: Epigenetics

Did you know that every somatic cell in your body has the same DNA? Picture your skin cells and white...

Podcast #34: Making Lemonade: A Breast Cancer Therapy Course with Julia and Terri

Podcast #34: Making Lemonade: A Breast Cancer Therapy Course with Julia and Terri

Everyone who’s been through breast cancer will tell you that healing emotionally is just as much a part of the...

Podcast #33: Understanding Inflammatory Breast Cancer with Survivor Lindsey Wirht

Podcast #33: Understanding Inflammatory Breast Cancer with Survivor Lindsey Wirht

There are several different ‘flavors’ of breast cancer; and in today’s episode, we’ll learn more about a kind of breast...

Podcast #32: Survivor Series with Andrea Harris

Podcast #32: Survivor Series with Andrea Harris

When diagnosed, it can be helpful to hear from those who ‘get it’ best: those who’ve walked that road before...

Podcast #31: New Beginnings for a New Year – ‘Mosaic Grace’

Podcast #31: New Beginnings for a New Year – ‘Mosaic Grace’

This year’s resolution boils down to a two-word mantra: Mosaic Grace. After cancer we may feel broken. Trust that you...

Podcast #30: Magic

Podcast #30: Magic

Feel how the three ingredients for magic can help you shift your perspective and take ownership of your mind, body,...

Podcast #29: Menopausal Medicine and Sex after Cancer with Gynecologist & Certified Menopause Practitioner, Dr. Pam Gaudry

Podcast #29: Menopausal Medicine and Sex after Cancer with Gynecologist & Certified Menopause Practitioner, Dr. Pam Gaudry

Sex after breast cancer?? We’re calling in the experts! Dr. Pam Gaudry is an MD and certified medical sex therapist...

Podcast #28: High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic: What Does it Mean? with Jennifer Davis

Podcast #28: High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic: What Does it Mean? with Jennifer Davis

Who exactly is at an elevated risk for acquiring breast cancer within their lifetime, and what can they do about...

Miracles and Snowflakes

Miracles and Snowflakes

SNOWFLAKES: A New Family Tradition: Christmas 2019 The Beginning: I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2017 and had...

Podcast #27: It’s a Sisterhood with Carrie Mott

Podcast #27: It’s a Sisterhood with Carrie Mott

Did you know that you can get breast cancer after your breasts have been removed?  In today’s episode, we hear...

Podcast #26: Ticked Off, But Grateful. How Does That Work?

Podcast #26: Ticked Off, But Grateful. How Does That Work?

In honor of Thanksgiving, when people keep telling you to count your blessings, yet it frustrates you immensely because you’re...

Podcast #25: Survivor Series with Ashley Yount

Podcast #25: Survivor Series with Ashley Yount

When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be helpful to hear from others who have been there and truly...

Podcast #24: BRCA Mutations and Prophylactic Surgery with Stefanie Saporito

Podcast #24: BRCA Mutations and Prophylactic Surgery with Stefanie Saporito

BRCA mutations significantly elevate a person’s risk for developing breast cancer within their lifetime. In this episode, Stefanie Saporito (a...

Podcast #23 Survivor Series with Brandy Hewett

Podcast #23 Survivor Series with Brandy Hewett

When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be helpful (educational and inspiring) to hear from women who’ve been there,...

Podcast #22: Walking for a Cure: A Three Day Event

Podcast #22: Walking for a Cure: A Three Day Event

When life gets hard, we can rise from our falls. In this episode, we hear how rising strong together, how...

Podcast #21: Raw Honesty and the Power of One (with Beth and Alexis Bergman)

Podcast #21: Raw Honesty and the Power of One (with Beth and Alexis Bergman)

Grieve, laugh, cry, and rise again! How can one person change the world? How can YOU recognize the power of...

Podcast #20: Genetic Counseling with Zoe Siegel

Podcast #20: Genetic Counseling with Zoe Siegel

Zoe Siegel, an oncology genetic counselor in Savannah, joins us to talk about genetic counseling. We give a quick crash...

Podcast #19: Outreach with Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia

Podcast #19: Outreach with Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia

Julie Schwartz, the Community Engagement Manager at Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia, joins us in today’s episode to talk about...

Podcast #18: I Have Cancer, Now What?

Podcast #18: I Have Cancer, Now What?

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, this episode is dedicated for those who’ve been newly diagnosed. This episode walks...

Mosaic

Mosaic

Joyce Williams Once I harbored silver linings Graffitied them in dungeon’s findings Anywhere there were such tidings Rainbows shot to...

Podcast #17: Integrative Therapies for Breast Cancer Patients with Morphia Scarlett

Podcast #17: Integrative Therapies for Breast Cancer Patients with Morphia Scarlett

In this episode, Morphia Scarlett (Memorial’s Oncology Community Resource Liaison) joins us to talk about integrative therapies. Morphia discusses what...

Podcast #16: Livestrong

Podcast #16: Livestrong

In today’s episode, Livestrong trainer Sarah Puente joins us to talk about the advantages that exercise has on your physical...

Breast Cancer Community Resource Fair

Breast Cancer Community Resource Fair

Free and open to the public October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Memorial Health Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer...

Podcast #15: Breast Cancer Basics with Dr. William Burak Jr

Podcast #15: Breast Cancer Basics with Dr. William Burak Jr

Breast surgical oncologist, Dr. William Burak Jr, joins us in today’s episode to help us understand more about breast cancer...

Podcast #14: Breast Cancer from a Distance with Kellie Knight

Podcast #14: Breast Cancer from a Distance with Kellie Knight

In this episode, we hear how breast cancer is viewed from a distance. One of my besties, Kellie Knight, joins...

Podcast #13: Trauma, PTSD, and Breast Cancer with Ashley Moore, MS, LMFT

Podcast #13: Trauma, PTSD, and Breast Cancer with Ashley Moore, MS, LMFT

In this episode, Ashley Moore, MS, LMFT joins us to continue our understanding of the emotional healing that accompanies a...

Podcast #12: Fear

Podcast #12: Fear

As human beings, we are hardwired to experience emotions…ALL emotions; and fear is most definitely among them. However, after a...

Podcast #11: Reconstruction and Implants with Dr. Carl Pearl and his nurse, Mary

Podcast #11: Reconstruction and Implants with Dr. Carl Pearl and his nurse, Mary

Savannah Plastic Surgery’s surgeon, Dr. Carl Pearl and his nurse, Mary, join us to talk about reconstruction with implants. If...

Podcast #10: Basic Genetics and Breast Cancer

Podcast #10: Basic Genetics and Breast Cancer

This is a tale of BRCA and how understanding basic genetics can save your life. Why does science matter? Who...

Podcast #9: Breast Density and Margie’s Law with Margie Singleton

Podcast #9: Breast Density and Margie’s Law with Margie Singleton

In this episode, Margie Singleton joins us to talk about breast density. What is breast density, why does it matter,...

Survivor’s Panic

Survivor’s Panic

I find myself getting chased in the night.  IT (cancer and the fear that the word conjures) always seems to...

Podcast #8: Girl Talk w/ Fellow Cancer Sister, Jenny Woodward

Podcast #8: Girl Talk w/ Fellow Cancer Sister, Jenny Woodward

Sometimes you just need to talk to your girlfriends to get that personal insider scoop perspective on things. We turn...

Podcast #7: Radiation Oncology w/ Dr. Michael Hasselle

Podcast #7: Radiation Oncology w/ Dr. Michael Hasselle

In this episode, Dr. Michael Hasselle, a radiation oncologist, joins us to help women better understand radiation therapy. We talk...

Podcast #6: Read it and Sing it

Podcast #6: Read it and Sing it

In this episode, we talk about some of the most helpful and inspiring books and songs for those battling breast...

Podcast #5: Top Fives

Podcast #5: Top Fives

In this episode, we discuss five topics to consider when diagnosed with breast cancer and the ‘top fives’ of them....

Podcast #4: Emotional Wounds and Healing with Ashley Moore, MS, LMFT

Podcast #4: Emotional Wounds and Healing with Ashley Moore, MS, LMFT

In this episode, Ashley Moore, MS, LMFT (owner and therapist at Building Blocks Family Counseling) joins us to talk about...

Podcast #3: Battling Cancer: A Family (and Friend) Affair Part 2

Podcast #3: Battling Cancer: A Family (and Friend) Affair Part 2

In this episode, we discuss how breast cancer is viewed from the friend and community’s perspective. We talk about how...

Podcast #2: Battling Cancer: A Family (and Friend) Affair Part 1

Podcast #2: Battling Cancer: A Family (and Friend) Affair Part 1

In this episode, we discuss how breast cancer is viewed through our family’s eyes. How does this journey of our...

Podcast #1: The Breast Cancer Storm

Podcast #1: The Breast Cancer Storm

In this episode, we will talk about what this breast cancer storm is all about, when we can call ourselves...

Fear and Faith

Fear and Faith

I have promised to be completely authentic about this cancer journey: both the physical hoops and the emotional hurtles combined. ...

BRCA and the Weighty Choices to Consider

BRCA and the Weighty Choices to Consider

Aside from a four letter word, what exactly is BRCA and what does it mean for someone who holds that...

Radiation: Trauma and Cookie Dough

Radiation: Trauma and Cookie Dough

What is behind the pink and the pretty: both the patient’s hospital and graduation gowns?  On the outside you may...

Chemo, Emotional Lows, and Neurogenesis

Chemo, Emotional Lows, and Neurogenesis

Could chemo affect your mood at the cellular level? Hear Sandrine Thuret’s TED talk on neurogenesis and how it relates....

Embrace Vulnerability; Own Who You Are

Embrace Vulnerability; Own Who You Are

I wrote Oh Deer in the middle of my chemotherapy treatment.  Emotions had inevitably begun to erupt; and I struggled...

Survivor-hood Truths

Survivor-hood Truths

Once a breast cancer diagnosis and the treatments that follow have pressed their marks upon your body… once the chokehold...

Preparing for Treatment: Tips and Expectations

Preparing for Treatment: Tips and Expectations

Mastectomy It’s hard to wrap your mind around the thought of losing part of you, even though you know that...

Top Reasons I Love my Mastectomy

Top Reasons I Love my Mastectomy

The idea of having a mastectomy can be quite terrifying.  Fear and anxiety twisted into a chokehold around the unknown...

Redefine Beauty

Redefine Beauty

Let’s redefine beauty.  Today, I shine this light for all the survivors that I’ve spoken with in these past few...

Dandelions: Growing Back Twice as Strong

Dandelions: Growing Back Twice as Strong

Mackensey, a special photographer, once told me that when dandelions get cut down, they grow back twice as strong.  I...

Top 5 Things Loved Ones Can Do to Help:

Top 5 Things Loved Ones Can Do to Help:

Many have asked me what they can do to help someone fighting breast cancer.  As a survivor, I can ONLY...

Questions to Ask Your Medical Providers

Questions to Ask Your Medical Providers

A cancer diagnosis is often overwhelming, and before women have even had much of a chance to digest this gigantic...

Genetics

Genetics

What are your risk factors for having a hereditary cancer? Could you have a gene that increases your likelihood of...

Making Lemonade

Making Lemonade

How to make lemonade when cancer keeps giving you lemons: Building Block Family Counseling is a business in the greater...