Letter From The Editor – April 2019

April – always a lovely month!  It’s always such an exciting time to leave behind those unpredictable March days for the early days of spring.  Spring colors are coming out everywhere, and the warmth and

April – always a lovely month!  It’s always such an exciting time to leave behind those unpredictable March days for the early days of spring.  Spring colors are coming out everywhere, and the warmth and brightness of the days ahead give me something to look forward to and enjoy.   Spring is always a time for renewal and rejuvenation, not just with nature, but within us. It’s a great time of the year to take stock of your life and see where you might want to make changes.

Let us hear from you about what YOU might look forward to changing and for self-renewal and rejuvenation. Could be you need to recommit to those new year resolutions.  Maybe you need more “you” time.   Maybe you are ready to tackle some “renewal” and “rejuvenation” at home with DIY projects, or refreshing and rejuvenating your spirit with a well-deserved mini-vacation.   Whatever it is, big or small, we would love to hear about your plans, your journey, and how you stay inspired and motivated to “renew and rejuvenate.”      Please “like” us on Facebook (Women Survivors Alliance and New Focus Daily) and follow us on Twitter (@WomenSurvivors, @NFDsurvivorsmag) so you can keep up with us – AND let us hear from YOU!

We are also looking for STORIES as part of the Untold project I shared with you earlier this year.   Sometimes we aren’t looking for change, but change finds us – and oftentimes leaves us better for it.
Want to learn more about Untold?   Take a look at our big announcement from earlier this year and see what all of the fuss is about – and then be part of it!   What better way to share your personal story and support others who might be struggling with their own renewal and rejuvenation– when they were perfectly content with their life as it was going, thank you very much.   These stories are meant to inspire despite some of the challenges life throws at us.

In this beautiful month of renewal and rejuvenation, in addition to new beginnings and featured Untold stories, we recognize National Minority Health Month as well as World Health Day on April 7th.  We also recognize the entire first week of April as National Public Health Week.  And for those who celebrate Easter, wish you a wonderful holiday and a special time of meaning and reflection.

 Have a beautiful and wonderful April filled with renewal, hope, inspiration, good health, and love.

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



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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.