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It’s Heart Month…Let’s Talk About WomenHeart

If you know me or my work, you probably know that I’m a proud WomenHeart Champion Community Educator. I received my training at the Mayo Clinic in 2018 to go into the community and educate.

What is WomenHeart?

WomenHeart is the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and the leading voice of the 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease. It’s the first and only national patient-centered organization dedicated to serving women with heart disease.

February is Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. It’s a powerful reminder that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. It’s also an opportunity to raise public awareness about risk factors and what women can do to improve heart health. 

With nearly 48 million women in the United States living with or at risk of heart disease, it is critical for women to educate themselves about this killer. Heart disease outpaces all types of cancer combined as the #1 killer of women.

As a WomenHeart Champion, I am using my voice to empower other women to advocate for themselves and to take control of their heart health. Much of the information I share, comes as a shock to many of the people I speak to.

What’s going on

WomenHeart is recognizing Heart Month online, at in-person events around the country and by talking to legislators about the need to address heart disease in women.

Social media campaigns include #29DaysofHeart. The campaigns focus on raising awareness about the risk and prevalence of heart disease in African-American women as we incorporate both Black History Month and Heart Month.

WomenHeart Champions will be at health fairs, in hospitals and other community events throughout the month sharing resources and materials.

WomenHeart is uniquely positioned to amplify the voices of women with heart disease. They empower us to tell our stories and advocate for policies that promote health equity for women. WomenHeart also provides opportunities for women to support each other as we learn to thrive with heart disease.

What you can do

If your organization is interested in learning more about how you can help in the fight against women’s heart disease, please contact me at I’m happy to speak to your group either in person or virtually to share this vital and potentially life-saving information. Visit the WomenHeart website for more information.

My Story

Since June 2019, I decided to hold myself accountable for walking my talk. Several years ago, I was able to take off 135 pounds and essentially save my own life. I regained some of that weight in the last couple of years and I’m working my way back down. I’ve lost over 40 pounds since I began in June and have exercised nearly every day since August.

If you choose to join me on this journey, I hope I am able to impart some nutritional and lifestyle wisdom. Even though I may have gone off the rails temporarily I can still share some of my first hand experience as well as my acquired knowledge and training to help you make the right changes to live your best life.

Do You Want Help?

Would you like to have more energy, lose weight, sleep better, and balance your hormones? I am launching another  5 week Sugar Detox Program beginning soon.

This program is open to anyone who:

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  • and an overall increase in well-being.

Aren’t you tired of feeling bloated and lethargic?

If you continue to follow the path you’re on, where will it lead you in six months? a year? Isn’t it time to take a different approach?

What you have done in the past hasn’t worked or at least has not stuck. I can help you change that. Click here for a free consultation. We’ll discuss your challenges and your goals for the coming year and see if we’re a good fit. You have nothing to lose except those nasty cravings.

As a health coach, I work with women who are facing serious health challenges like heart disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes or who have been diagnosed as having a precursor to a serious health issue such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or high blood sugar. I help them make food and lifestyle changes so they can get healthy, live longer and enjoy a fuller, happier, more energetic life. If you would like to have a free consultation about the health challenges you have and the improvements you would like to see in your health, click here to schedule a no strings attached call.


  1. Martha on February 1, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Always good to get the message out to others about heart health.

    • Karen on February 1, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      I totally agree Martha

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