Letter From The Editor – December 2019

Welcome to New Focus Daily!   It’s DECEMBER!  I have to admit, this year it snuck up on me, but it’s HERE so I am jumping on board and getting myself together as we all roll

Welcome to New Focus Daily!   It’s DECEMBER!  I have to admit, this year it snuck up on me, but it’s HERE so I am jumping on board and getting myself together as we all roll into the month of December.  While Thanksgiving has passed, the gratitude I have for all in my life has not.  December is all about friends, family, and celebration, and it also can be a continuation of the “season of thanks” and gratitude that November brought.  Going into this season of holiday spirit, I am truly thankful for those friends, family, and loved ones that I am able to celebrate with, and all of the other many blessings that life brings.   And with ALL of the good life and this season bring, it can also be a time of reflection, loneliness and sadness for some.  My hope for all is that this 2019 season be a cherished one, surrounded by loved ones and with peace and comfort to those who need it. And that the spirit of gratitude isn’t left on the doorstep of November, that we carry it forward into December as well.

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New Focus Daily will share some great seasonal recipes  this month and heart-warming stories of  inspiration and hope from the Untold  project.  Don’t we all need a little more of both? I know I do!   We’ll have some great health-focused articles to help us all be our best, and in the spirit of holiday “surprises” will surprise our readers with other great features sure to please.

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Cindy Chafin
Cindy Chafin, M.Ed., MCHES® serves as editor-in-chief of Unconditionally Her. Through her many years as a masters-level certified health educator and 18-year employment in a higher education setting – as well as several years as a graduate and doctoral student – she has written countless articles, essays, publications, grant applications, proposals, reports, and other technical and creative writing documents. In addition to her training and professional work experience, she spent four years as volunteer editor of New Focus Daily, a publication of the Women Survivors Alliance, a national women cancer survivors-focused organization based in Nashville, Tennessee.
While serving as editor of Unconditionally Her, a women-focused magazine which provides content on anything from recipes, travel, books, and everything in between, she has a special interest in fitness, health, and well-being. She is certified 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 graduate degree in health promotion and education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for many years and looks forward to re-engaging with women one-on-one as a health coach pending completion of her certification and doctoral degree to supplement her public health and academic work.

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. 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 Unconditionally Her and other non-profit and charity organizations. She is pleased to promote empowerment and confidence of women readers across the globe, and to provide inspiration, motivation, and voice for social change through her role as editor-in-chief of Unconditionally Her.