Saturday, October 31, 2009

Inner Tough Girls Livin' It Up After Cancer

Green Teas -

Do you remember the excitement of your Birthday when you were little? Anxiously awaiting the surprises it would hold. Receiving all the gifts you asked for and then some? The feeling of pure joy and gratitude upon seeing friends at your party?

Well, that's exactly how the Inner Tough Girls felt yesterday at our kick off luncheon at Regions Bistro. All of the hard work that went in to planning and preparing for the debut of the Tough Girls paid off when everyone left with a smile on their face.

Chef Nancy Banner started the day sharing her knowledge and wisdom of not only what types of food Tough Girls should be eating - but WHY. You can ask Chef Nancy for the handouts through her website.

Then, Annette Leal Mattern shared her incredible journey and perspective on love, life and cancer. Annette has raised ovarian cancer awareness in literally millions of people throughout the world. If you would like to get an overview you can visit Annette at or order her book 'Outside the Lines'.

Next, a few unexpected guests shared their expertise. Naomi Richman of Affordable Acupunture and Natural Cancer Girl, Diane Paradise spoke briefly. We hope to hear more from them at a future date.

There was laughter, tears, and friendships blooming. We even gave away $428.00 from our 50/50 raffle tickets to Ashley Debellis. Ashley is just 12 years old, but already a 'giver' to the community. When we asked her what she was going to do with the money, she said she was going to buy her mom flowers! A Tough Girl in the making.

Everyone left with a happy heart and hope that while cancer is still threatening the lives of millions of people, it can not threaten the happiness of an 'Inner Tough Girl '.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tough Girls Guide to Getting Your Mojo Back

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Have you noticed everyone wants to take your picture at the Doctor office lately? What's with that? I went to the oncologist the other day, the nurse assistant kept asking my birthdate. Like 3 times. By the third time I was concerned. Then she giggled and said " Well, this picture they have on here doesn't look anything like you!" Wow. I felt like saying, "Yes, well, cancer has a way of aging you really fast. Not to mention what it does to your a**!" But I just smiled instead.

So, when the opportunity for Tough Girls to unite with a stylist and make up artist came along, I jumped at the chance. It's not just the hair or the make up, it's really about feeling good and putting the 'sass' back in 'sassy'. So, if your in the Phoenix area, please join us for "The Tough Girls Guide to Getting Your Mojo Back" sponsored by Leidan Mitchell Salon in Central Phoenix. Angela Waters will be giving mini make overs, a massage therapist will be on hand for massage techniques that help alleviate swelling, stress and scar tissue build up. We're having organic juice bar and lots of fun.

Visit Our Life After Cancer for details~ or call 480.323.5280 email ~ make it easy on yourself.

For all our Tough Girls not in the area, would you be interested in a video clip with amazing tips? It's the best I could think of short of flying everyone in for the occasion.
But don't wait for us to get your Mojo back- goes through body types and finds the clothes that fits you best. Very cool for a short Tough Girl like me with my menopausal butt. :)

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tough Girls Meet Natural Cancer Girl

This story with Diane Paradise and Dr. Dan Rubin will challenge your way of thinking about traditional cancer treatments. The thing to remember is that Dr. Rubin is one of the very top ranked Naturopathic Oncologist throughout the nation - and Diane Paradise truly has a purpose to share her story and her knowledge. It's a winning combination. I heard of a story of a lady who had inflammatory breast cancer, chose not to have traditional treatment and walked into her local GNC and asked what she should be taking. NOT the same thing. Tough Girls have spent countless hours seeking the very best in the field.

Please visit for more information on upcoming events!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Updates to The Inner Tough Girl Event on October 30th

Hey Tough Girls~
If you haven't already read our post about changing the venue for our October 30th date, then you might want to scroll down and check it out! I am shocked and amazed by the overwhelming support within our community. It keeps getting better and better. Don't miss your chance to meet some of the most inspiring women I have ever met. These ladies have refused to give power to cancer- they empower themselves and others. You will not want to miss this up close and personal luncheon. You might not get to pick the brains of these ladies and learn from their experience in this kind of setting again. There is limited space,
so PLEASE RSVP with an email to
or call 480-323-5280 immediately!

Chef Nancy Banner from The Holistic Kitchen will be joining us and sharing her knowledge and expertise on eating the foods that keep us healthy and why they are vital in a healthy lifestyle after cancer. Nancy also teaches class at Whole Foods so, check her out on her events page.

Tough Girl extraordinaire, Annette Mattern will be sharing her inspiring story of a 22 year ovarian cancer survivor, Author, Speaker and President of the Ovarian Cancer Society in
Arizona. Truly, an angel with a face.

In addition to having great Speakers, we will have good food, good company and GREAT fun!

Also, see our new site at to give your Inner Tough Girl a whirl!