Letter From The Editor – November 2019

Welcome to New Focus Daily!  We are right smack in the middle of fall and I hope everyone is enjoying it as much as I am.  With the November leaves full of color and the

Welcome to New Focus Daily!  We are right smack in the middle of fall and I hope everyone is enjoying it as much as I am.  With the November leaves full of color and the air crisp, we are soon to embark on a time of thankfulness. While thankfulness is something to embrace year-round, November is a time to remind when the busy-ness of the year can get overwhelming and the last thing on our minds may be thankfulness. I am going to make a special point of remembering ALL that I am thankful for during this month of thanks.

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This month’s New Focus Daily will include great seasonal recipes and some great “festively fall” content to keep you in the spirit of fall. We’ll share stories of inspiration from the Untold  project and get some great seasonal organizational tips from Sara Skillen, our resident expert on organizing, and have a special feature from long-time contributor Rhonda Hicks, Project SHE, sure to inspire and uplift.  We’ll also share some great health-focused content as we all strive to be our healthiest and happiest.


In this season of thankfulness, I am so very thankful to continue be a part of New Focus Daily for a fourth year now.  I am most thankful for all of the talented, special, and wonderful contributors who share their words with us and make this magazine come to life, and for the many friendships, inspiration, and blessings I have found through these amazing people.   I hope that YOU, our readers, have also come to receive more than just “words” from New Focus Daily and that we have impacted your lives in a positive way.



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.