New Conversations and a Yummy Chilli Recipe

Published by: janean strong on 01-13-2018







It has been a cold couple of weeks… thank goodness it has warmed up a bit here… hopefully those of you in cold climates can say the same! It amazes me how I can can feel the cold radiating off of the walls when it is below 20 deg … and the walls in my house are 14 “.
I have been connecting with quite a few new people for the podcast and am excited for upcoming episodes that I think you will find interesting and inspiring.

You know, cancer seems to be on just about everyones mind these days…. it seems to be almost an epidemic. Below, I have conversations with 3 wonderful women…. 2 of whom had breast cancer diagnosis. Both Lavinia and Rebecca had the same diagnosis and each chose very different courses of treatment. They both do spiritual and life affirming practices and both have been very mindful of their nutrition but Lavinia felt that in this instance a more traditional allopathic approach was necessary and Rebecca chose an alternative route.

Jeni’s story is interesting in that her partner was diagnosed with leukemia and chose traditional allopathic treatment. When that didn’t work for him Jeni pretty much forced him into doing a nutritional and supplement regime. They also managed to talk their way into being able to use an experimental drug.

All three are doing well now and Jeni Badger has created an excellent website to support and educate cancer patients and their caregivers.

I think you will find these conversations educational, inspirational and not lacking in humor!

I found my conversation with Helen Martin to be inspiring as she pursued her childhood dreams and ended up with a fun and interesting career as a high fashion model. I apologize that the sound quality isn’t the best. Many people I interview don’t have a great place to record and there is an echo on Helen’s end.

If you are inspired…. please share this with your friends!

Successful Breast Cancer Outcome w/ Rebecca Pauline & Shinning-Bright Cancer Support w/ Jeni Badger (Ep 30]

Jeni Badger has been supporting people with life threatening illness since childhood. This has become her calling in life.


Rebecca Pauline is a Healthy Breast Educator


Dancing with “dis-ease” - How Re-Thinking Illness Can Open Doors with Lavinia Magliocco (Ep 28)

Lavinia Magliocco embarked on a career as a professional ballerina but was derailed by illness at age 18, diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Lavinia was also diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. What does illness mean, if anything?



High Fashion: High Adventure with Helen Martin (Podcast Ep 29)
Helen Martin followed her dream and became an Haute Couture Model. She has a fun and inspiring story to share.


Easy Turkey or Beef Chili


1 T Olive oil
1 # ground Turkey or Beef - can be approximate
1 med/large Onion, chopped
1 T minced Garlic
1 Green Pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped Carrots
2 stalks Celery, chopped
1 1/2 C Chicken Broth or Beef Broth (may need more)
1 large can crushed or diced Tomatoes
1 16 oz can Kidney or Black beans - drain, rinse and mash a bit

1 1/2 T Chili Powder - more if you like (remember, some are hotter than others)
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Oregano
Cayenne or Shiracha - if you want more heat
1/2 tsp ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
Dash cinnamon
Dash Stevia or honey
1 small can Diced Green Chillies

In a large soup pot brown turkey or beef with the onions and garlic in olive oil.
Pour in broth.
Add in the rest of the ingredients.
Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Nice served with some grated sharp cheddar on top!
Even better the next day!



Keywords: Helen Martin, Breast Cancer, Jeni Badger

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