My name is Sharon Landers and I am a registered nurse at the State Correctional Institute in Waymart, Pennsylvania. I am recently a new NAPW member. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor and on June 2016, I started an online retail store, for women cancer survivors. The name of the website is, "Sharon's Inspirations LLC." Specializing in retailing of post mastectomy clothing for breast cancer women, swimwear, recovery care, accessories, and inspirational pieces from Precious Moments and Jim Shore, (Angels, Figurines, Gifts, and Collectibles.) Items are still being added to the website, by the end of August 2016, all of the products and items will be posted. In 1998, I was diagnosed with a rare breast cancer, during this difficult time I went through body changes and life challenges. Determined to fight, I underwent surgery, received treatments, and prayed every day for a successful recovery. I found it vey hard to find clothing that was comfortable and confident apparel suitable for breast cancer survivors. There were inspirational pieces that I had received from family and friends, that would help put the biggest smile on my face. It was during this experience that I realized I wanted to do more with my life. In August 1999, I entered nursing school at Penn State University's Worthington Campus for Nursing. With help, support and encouragement from loving family and friends, I was able to meet the challenges ahead of me with confidence and fortitude. Inspiration, determination, support, strength, confidence, caring, understanding and beauty are all words that define being a nurse. I love being a nurse, reaching out to people and being able to put smiles on their faces and hope in their hearts. My passion is to help every woman and make it easier for women to feel beautiful, confidant, strong and happy. Sharon's Inspirations provides you the opportunity to show just how beautiful you are inside and out. The website has a place for women to reach out and write messages, if anyone needs the support from someone who understands. As a Registered Nurse and Breast Cancer Survivor, I truly understand the love and support that is needed. Please, take a minute and look at 'sharonsinspirations.com'. With love and hope, Sharon Landers R.N./ Breast Cancer Survivor Sharon's Inspirations LLC/sharonsinspirations.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 11, 2016
Local Chapter Central Region Administrative Assistant Sarah-Olivia Gordon
Did you know the NAPW Covington, LA Chapter is looking for a Chapter President? If you are interested in this great leadership opportunity, contact Misty Marmolejo email@example.com.
Aug 26, 2016
EXCLUSIVE! For NAPW members.
Watch this video on what emotions are and how to Master yours in ANY situation.
Aug 24, 2016
Nina Angela Downie, MPT
MEMORY LOSS / DEMENTIA have a profound effect on anyone who interacts with persons having this diagnosis.
As a licensed Physical Therapist, I have been on the front lines of the communication gap that hinders the valuable and necessary connection with those we care about. In an effort to reduce the difficulty and frustration that family, friends, caregivers and skilled health care professionals encounter when repeatedly having to answer the same few questions, over and over again, I created GRANNY CARDS as an aid to communication.
I have found a way to reduce the frequent, non-verbal transmission of frustration via facial expressions, tone of voice and body language by using a game-like aid to communicate. The key phrase is “In the moment”, as that is what we are improving.
If this affects you, please take a few minutes to watch this video about GRANNY CARDS and see how easy it is to greatly improve your communication with someone who has MEMORY LOSS.
GRANNY CARDS can be purchased on my website below by going to/clicking on the PRODUCTS TAB.
Thank you for caring about this unique population,
Nina Angela Downie, MPT
Apr 10, 2016
April is the month to take advantage of the extra daylight savings time and to get release the heavy winter stress. Our speaker/presenter this month is someone you don’t want to miss. Get ready to be empowered and inspired by international published author/speaker with a powerful message on Building Confidence, overcoming tragedy, grief recovery and learning to live a life with passion and purpose. It is a message Mrs. Rickard has learned from her own life and one she is helping others apply to their lives. Her award-winning book, Wake Up Call...A Mother's Grief Journey, is a true story written after her 17 year old son was killed tragically in an auto accident.
Mar 26, 2016
March is the month of Spring and time to get fit for the coming hot Summer months. Our speaker for March is an expert trainer in health and fitness. Ingrid Rinck is owner of Sensible Portions and a master trainer, with 18 years of experience in Health and Fitness, a certified personal trainer, a Master certified group fitness instructor and a dance teacher. Ingrid has held 20+ certifications and uses them to give her clients a diverse, cross training, effective workout experience. Her specialties include: Tae Bo, Kickboxing and was the first to bring to you Black light Hip Hop and Party Step!
Feb 22, 2016