Letter From The Editor – July 2019

July.  Summer.  Finally!    The temperatures are starting to soar and folks everywhere are enjoying the outdoors – and the indoors, when we just “need” our A/C.   Yes, summertime is here and we’re making the most

July.  Summer.  Finally!    The temperatures are starting to soar and folks everywhere are enjoying the outdoors – and the indoors, when we just “need” our A/C.   Yes, summertime is here and we’re making the most of it at New Focus Daily. A time to relax and some leisurely reading for many of us. We hope part of your leisurely reading will be our magazine!

 

Summer brings thoughts of great seasonal recipes.  We will have several recipes this month to share including one tomorrow that is perfect for July 4th or any time you crave something a little sweet and salty (hint, hint! We’ll keep it a surprise for now, but tune in tomorrow!).  We’ll even have one for your favorite four-legged canine friend, and a few other surprise goodies to whip up as well.

 

We have a great Untold feature coming as well as one of our favorite contributors, Cindy Small, a recent retiree enjoying her first summer “unencumbered” to a job and sharing another great article with our readers. We have several other surprise features ready for you from new contributors who we think you will love as much as we do.

 

Of course, with summer we would be remiss to not talk about the sun and how to be safe while catching some rays or enjoying the great outdoors.  The health educator in me always has to make sure health topics are put out there and people are fully educated and aware of what they can do to get and stay healthy.  July is U/V safety month, so make sure you are aware of the basics of sun safety. The American Cancer Society has some great resources including a quiz where you can test your knowledge of sun safety. Take a look and educate yourself.  Do you know what some of the most common sunscreen mistakes are?  Do you know how long you can safely stay in the sun after applying sunscreen? What about your risk for skin cancer – are you at risk?  Visit the website and learn more AND enjoy the sunshine!

 

 

 Be Focused, Be Inspired – It’s a New Day!

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#NFDstrong #WSAstrong #Survivorstrong #Untold #Stuffedwithlove #SurvivorCollection

 

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Cindy Chafin
Cindy Chafin, M.Ed., MCHES® serves as project director for the Women Survivors Alliance and New Focus Daily magazine. Cindy is masters-level certified in health education by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and was part of the first cohort to receive master's level designation. NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice. She is proud to be a CHES® and has been a public health professional for many years after receiving her degree in health promotion and education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cindy has been involved in multiple cancer activities and projects since 2000, including serving as the state coalition coordinator for Tennessee for 13 years, and currently is involved with several cancer organizations. She currently is the Associate Director for Community Programs for the Center for Health and Human Services at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, located just outside of Nashville, where she has been a project director of multiple grants since 2002 and served as interim director from 2015-2018. She has been touched by cancer personally after seeing both family and friends alike suffer from the disease.

Cindy offers her consulting services and volunteer hours under the umbrella of Community Health Collaboratives, LLC which she founded in 2002 for organizations such as the Women Survivors Alliance and other non-profit and charity organizations. She is pleased to partner with New Focus Daily and WSA.