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Archive for the month “October, 2012”

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 10/30/2012-Beyond October (vol.10, Iss.5)


Breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer awareness (Photo credit: AslanMedia)

Beyond October

As we close the month of October and National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we can sit and wonder was enough said and done to help the cause. Until there is a cure for breast cancer we must commit to do more beyond thirty-one days in the fall of the year. Breast cancer is a bold disease that has found its way into every segment of society and is spreading like wildfire.  Because breast cancer is not stopping, slowing down or taking a break, we must be very diligent to stay in the fight to find a cure. As we speak, somewhere in the world someone has been given a diagnosis of breast cancer, and they do not know how to deal with the road ahead. Knowing that someone is in need of  ways to cope with breast cancer is reason enough to keep working to find a cure.  
Now is the time to make the effort to do your part to keep breast cancer awareness relevant and in the forefront of people’s hearts and minds. Do your part by connecting with local or national organizations that promote breast health. It is vital that everyone remembers to education, empower and encourage others about breast cancer. 
Until we see that breast cancer is not taking over at alarming rates to women, men, young and old people we have to work hard by going out and telling others we support breast cancer health and awareness. So be challenged, be courageous, be committed to the cause of finding a cure for breast cancer.
~~YoTrip
**Rest Peacefully my friend, Monica Harris-Spires****
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Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology
 


“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 
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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 10/23/2012-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH-PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE (Vol.10,Iss.4)


Domestic Violence

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH-PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were conducted at the local, state, and national levels.

Six years later  Domestic Violence Awareness Month was born and two years later the United States Congress recognized this cause. http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php

Highlighting Domestic Violence Awareness occurs every October and those who are victims and survivors will tell you that the abusers who torment and torture are active year around. Now is not a time to remain silent but to speak out about the effects of Domestic Violence. It is important to note what are causes for Domestic Violence but to also Pause for the cause and spread the word to others.

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive 

behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another.  It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every 

community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background.  

Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is 

part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, 

psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations 

and truly last a lifetime. 

Here are some facts and figures about Domestic Violence

 

One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.

85% of domestic violence victims are women.

Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.

Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.

Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police. http://www.ncadv.org/files/DomesticViolenceFactSheet(National).pdf

 

 

 

               For more information or to get  help, please call:

               at 1-800-799-7233

               THE NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE AT 1-800-656-4673

               THE NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HOTLINE AT 1-866-331-9474

 

 

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****Rest Peacefully my friend, Monica Harris-Spires****
 
 
Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology

 

 

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!


Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

 

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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for October 16, 2012-The Silence Must Be Broken, Men And Breast Cancer (Vol.10, Iss.3)


English: Bradie James at the Susan G. Komen Ra...

English: Bradie James at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Silence Must Be Broken, Men And Breast Cancer

 

The face of breast cancer has historically been that of women, lately there has been an increase in the number of men who are diagnosed with breast cancer. The silence must be broken on men and breast cancer. Now more than ever the rising number of men who are facing breast cancer, is a call to continue to bring about awareness to all who are affected by this disease.

 

According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, there will be approximately 2,190 new cases and 410 deaths due to male breast cancer in 2012. While the majority of breast cancer victims are women, there are still 1.2 men out of every 100,000 that will be diagnosed with the disease. 

 

While survival rates are about the same for both genders, men are often diagnosed at a later age because most men don’t recognize or complain about the symptoms.

 

The main types of breast cancer are the same for men and women, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. About 75 percent of the cases start in the cells lining the milk ducts and are known as ductal carcinomas. The other 25 percent are lobular carcinomas, which are cancers that begin in the lobules, or milk-producing glands. However, the majority of male breast cancer are known as infiltrating ductal carcinomas (IDC), meaning they have spread outside the duct and into the surrounding tissues.

 

Age is a major risk factor for male breast cancers, with the majority of cases diagnosed in men ages 65 to 75, Susan G. Komen for the Cure reported. In addition, women and men who inherited a BRCA2 gene mutation are at a higher risk, with seven percent of these men going on to develop breast cancer by the age of 70. Other risk factors include heavy alcohol use, chronic liver disease and obesity. Some hormone drugs used to treat prostate cancer and exposure to large amounts of radiation can also be a factor. http://cbsn.ws/SZN5XD

 

In the fight for bringing about more education, empowerment and encouragement for breast cancer awareness and how it affects men is the right reason to let the silence be broken on men and breast cancer.

 

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YES! Social Networking Event, “Global Exposure: How to Start Your Online Radio Broadcast” at O’Charley’s Restaurant on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ***********

 

 

 

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join ushttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris

 

 

 

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology

 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 10/11/12 Guest Post by Dr. Darcova Triplett, STRUT FOR A CURE CELEBRATIONS (Vol.10, Iss.2)


STRUT FOR A CURE CELEBRATIONS  

Guest Post by Dr. Darcova Triplett 

 

Dr. Darcova Triplett  is the Editor-in-Chief of STRUT! The Magazine. This magazine was created to provide the platform for women to walk in confidence, competence and conviction. What started out as a magazine has transformed into a movement that empowers women to explore their gifts and talents and then use them to positively influence and impact the world. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Triplett will be recognized in history as the brainchild for STRUT FOR A CURE. Under the direction of Dr. Triplett, on Saturday, October 6, 2012, supporters in Nevada, California, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and New York will simultaneously declare victory over this disease that directly affects 1 in 8 women. STRUT FOR A CURE has been created to educate women about this devastating disease that carries the following statistics:

1)      For women in the United States of America, breast cancer is the most common cancer.

2)      African American women under the age of 45 are more likely than any other ethnic group to develop and die from breast cancer.

3)      About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.

STRUT FOR A CURE stands on the shoulders of Annie Doris Brown and Bieace Brown- King. Through this endeavor, Dr. Triplett celebrates the life of her grandmother, Annie Doris Brown, who traded in her PINK boxing gloves for Angel Wings in 2010. She also supports her mother, Bieace Brown- King, who is a one year breast cancer Survivor. “Watching that disease spread through my grandmother’s body was overwhelming. And when my mother was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, I felt compelled to do something,” proclaims Darcova. Thus, STRUT FOR A CURE. When Dr. Triplett reached out to family and close friends throughout the United States of America, they eagerly took on the vision and agreed to serve as hostesses. Thanks to Candice Lockhart Smith (California), Keisha Clark  (Louisiana), Yolanda Triplett and Wanda Winston (Florida), Trinette Collier (Georgia) and La Verne Newton (New York), STRUT FOR A CURE is destined to reach the masses.

Monetary contributions collected during the STRUT FOR A CURE extravaganza will be donated to Mothers, Daughters and Sisters Against Breast Cancer, Inc. where the focus is on helping uninsured and underinsured women pay for mammograms. Dr. Triplett is on the Board of Directors for this nonprofit organization and her mother, Bieace Brown-King, is the Co-Founder. 

http://www.facebook.com/StrutTheMagazine 

 

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Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development.
 
YES! Social Networking Event, “Global Exposure: How to Start Your Online Radio Broadcast” at O’Charley’s Restaurant on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.
 
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday, December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ***********
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology

 

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for October 9, 2012-Check Your Breast…It Is Not An Option (Vol.10, Iss.2)


 

English: Woman undergoing a mammogram of the r...

English: Woman undergoing a mammogram of the right breast (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Check Your Breast…It Is Not  An Option

 

God did not think it robbery to lend those breast to you

 

Getting them checked annually is not hard to do

 

Since 1913 or so have medical actions been taken on behalf of breast

 

You must do your part to allow the doctor’s to run the test

 

The bump, the lump the discomfort or no symptoms at all

 

It is vital to get a mammogram act now do not stall

 

You can not take time for granted, it can be removed in a blink of an eye

 

Your health is your wealth, honor it or it will simply go bye-bye

 

So many have battled and fought at the hands of breast cancer

 

Awareness through education, empowerment, and encouragement are truly the answer

 

Do your part for you and others by getting your annual test and screening today

 

Make your breast health a priority, there is no other way!

 

~~YoTrip

 

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Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development.
YES! Social Networking Event, “Global Exposure: How to Start Your Online Radio Broadcast” at O’Charley’s Restaurant on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.
 
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ***********
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join ushttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology

 

 


“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 10/4/12-STRUT FOR A CURE…THE ORLANDO EDITION (Vol.10, Iss.1)


STRUT FOR A CURE …THE ORLANDO EDITION

WHO: THE LADIES OF STRUT (Nevada, Florida, California, New YorkLouisiana, Georgia)

What: STRUT FOR A CURE…THE ORLANDO EDITION

When: Saturday, October 6, 2012

Where: Brio Tuscan Grille , Winter Park Village

Why: To celebrate, educate, and commemorate all who have been affected by breast cancer.

Stay tuned for more information after this epic event!

Special thanks to Dr. Darcova Triplett for being visionary and thinking enough of me to be a hostess for Orlando, Florida 

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~~YoTrip

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/

Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development.

*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ***********

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join ushttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
“Words the joyful noise of my 
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The 
results of a love affair between 
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 10/2/12-I AM GOING PINK FOR OCTOBER (Vol.10, Iss.1)


I AM GOING PINK FOR OCTOBER

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS during the month of October has taken place for more than 25 years. Even as I write this post someone is feeling the effects of what breast cancer does to try to rob countless women and men of their lives and their living. I do not have the reasons as to why breast cancer has invaded so many people, but I do know that I vow to do my part to help keep it relevant.  

What can we do to keep BREAST CANCER as a focus? We can educate, empower,  and emphasize how important it is to be aware of breast cancer. Education is critically key to everyone’s understanding of BREAST CANCER and its causes, symptoms, treatments and care. Empower the women and men (yes I said men) who face the personal struggles of BREAST CANCER. When a person is dealing with BREAST CANCER they need to know they can go from suffering to surviving via empowerment. Emphasize that BREAST CANCER awareness month is OCTOBER, but this disease is on the job 365 days a year.  

Use the month of awareness of BREAST CANCER to get involved in efforts that you can pursue year around and help with keeping hope alive for the living and honoring those whose life is worth remembering.  Join me by GOING PINK FOR OCTOBER!

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~~YoTrip

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/

 

 

Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development.

*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ***********

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join ushttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my 
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The 
results of a love affair between 
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

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