Letter From The Editor – March 2019

Welcome to NFD and to March!    I know spring is still a bit away, but we are still closer than we were a month ago.   I live in the Nashville suburbs, and we got very

Welcome to NFD and to March!    I know spring is still a bit away, but we are still closer than we were a month ago.   I live in the Nashville suburbs, and we got very little snow this season.  That was a little disappointing to me, as I like to at least get one or two “good” snows each season. By good, I don’t mean just a dusting, either.  We’ve been known to get snow in March, so I haven’t given up yet. Give me my “one or two good snows” and I’ll be ready for spring!

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As we move into March, we will have plenty of great features this month including food, inspiration and motivation, book reviews, several amazing Untold feature stories and more!  I wonder how many of our readers remember that March is also Mardi Gras time? Well, get ready for one of our feature stories that is Mardi Gras inspired and has a great recipe to go along with it.  NFD contributor – and friend extraordinaire – Cindy Small is back with another great article.  Since my first trip to New Orleans last year, I remain mesmerized by the culture of this amazing city and asked our dear friend Cindy, who lived in NOLA for several years, to prepare some special content for our readers.  We hope you will enjoy all the wonderful things we have in store for you during the month of March.

With winter not yet gone, but with the promise of spring on the way, I leave you with this quote from Charles Dickens: “Spring is the time of the year when it’s summer in the sun and winter in the shade.” We may not know what we’re gonna get this month with weather, but we know those amazing spring days are coming.

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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 has served since October 2015 as interim director 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. 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.