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SERENA WILLS

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THE DR. VIBE SHOW™: SERENA WILLS “LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH"

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Serena is also a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) through the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches, an Associate Certified Coach through International Coach Federation and is the owner of Divine Wryte Wellness (her health and wellness coaching practice). Overall she’s a self-published author, poet, health and wellness coach, a publishing coach and a workplace wellness innovator. Serena has three poetry books, The Awakening, Pieces of Life Volume 2 released December 2019, Crying Tears of Teal released in fall of 2017 and her first poetry book titled, Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1 which was released in 2014 and is in several anthologies. She’s also a health and wellness writer for blogs and other online and print publications. She designs and facilitates workshops on self-publishing to assist aspiring writers and published authors and on health and wellness topics to assist people with stress reduction and how to realistically obtain optimal health. She’s a mother to her beautiful son and is an advocate for Ovarian Cancer, GYN Cancers and Lyme Disease research and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. You can discover her poetry, numerous publications, author talks, blogs, health and wellness coaching practice and offerings on her websites, www.serenawills.com and www.divinewryte.com. Recently, Ms. Wills was live on our show talking about Lyme Disease Awareness Month which in May. During our conversation, Ms. Wills talked about: – What lyme disease is – Getting the proper diagnosis – What would have happened if she didn’t get a proper diagnosis – How her son handled the situation – How the treatment and its accessibility has changed over the years – How Serena deals with stress – Best advice on avoiding ticks – How medical professionals deal with Lyme disease and if it’s getting better – How Serena’s son has helped her You can contact Ms. Wills via: Website Divine Wryte Wellness Instagram Serena Wills – Facebook Divine Wryte Wellness – Facebook divinewryte – YouTube Twitter Serena Wills – Linkedin divinewryte – Pinterest Email0 Visit The Dr. Vibe Show™ at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/ Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Subscribe to The Dr. Vibe Show™ YouTube channel here Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page here God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Dr. Vibe 2020 Podcast News Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association 2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project” One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013 2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast) 2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog) 2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast) 2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series) Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011 Twitter Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Spotify Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Google Podcasts The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iHeartRadio The Dr. Vibe Show™ at Anchor Linkedin – The Dr. Vibe Show™ Instagram The Dr. Vibe Show Facebook Fan Page

1hr 14mins

8 Jun 2022

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THE DR. VIBE SHOW™ - SERENA WILLS - OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS - OCTOBER 13 - 2021

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Serena Wills is a native of Queens, New York and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. She holds a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University, an MPA from Virginia Tech, an MA in Health and Wellness Coaching and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Workplace Wellness from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Serena is also a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) through the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches, an Associate Certified Coach through International Coach Federation and is the owner of Divine Wryte Wellness (her health and wellness coaching practice). Overall she’s a self-published author, poet, health and wellness coach, a publishing coach and a workplace wellness innovator. Serena has three poetry books, “The Awakening, Pieces of Life Volume 2” released December 2019, “Crying Tears of Teal” released in fall of 2017 and her first poetry book titled, “Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1” which was released in 2014 and is in several anthologies. She’s also a health and wellness writer for blogs and other online and print publications. She designs and facilitates workshops on self-publishing to assist aspiring writers and published authors and on health and wellness topics to assist people with stress reduction and how to realistically obtain optimal health. She’s a mother to her beautiful son and is an advocate for Ovarian Cancer, GYN Cancers and Lyme Disease research and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. You can discover her poetry, numerous publications, author talks, blogs, health and wellness coaching practice and offerings on her websites, www.serenawills.com and www.divinewryte.com. Recently, Ms. Wills was on our show talking about Ovarian Cancer Awareness. During the conversation, Ms. Wills talked about: – Some of things that she has been up to – Updates with ovarian cancer and the impact the Covid has had on those who have ovarian cancer – What is ovarian cancer – Some stories about people who have had ovarian cancer and current statistics on how many people have ovarian cancer – Symptoms to look out for to find out if a woman has ovarian cancer – What is needed to help those who have ovarian cancer – Ovarian cancer centers closing down, results of a major study in Britain of 200,000 women in regards to ovarian cancer – Some of her concerns and what changes that she would like to see – The importance of men knowing about ovarian cancer – Prevention tips You can contact Ms. Wills via: Website Divine Wryte Wellness Instagram Serena Wills – Facebook Divine Wryte Wellness – Facebook divinewryte – YouTube Twitter Serena Wills – Linkedin divinewryte – Pinterest Email Visit The Dr. Vibe Show™ at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/ Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page here God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Dr. Vibe 2020 Podcast News Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association 2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project” One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013 2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast) 2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog) 2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast) 2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series) Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011 Twitter Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Spotify Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Google Podcasts The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iHeartRadio The Dr. Vibe Show™ at Anchor Linkedin – The Dr. Vibe Show™ Instagram The Dr. Vibe Show Facebook Fan Page

1hr 13mins

31 Oct 2021

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THE DR. VIBE SHOW™ - SERENA WILLS - JUNE 15 - 2021

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Serena Wills is a native New Yorker and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. She holds a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University, an MPA from Virginia Tech and a Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She’s a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching and is the owner of Divine Wryte Wellness (her health and wellness coaching practice), she’s also a published author and a poet. She now has three published poetry books, The Awakening, Pieces of Life Volume 2, released December 2019, Crying Tears of Teal released in fall of 2017 and her first poetry book titled, Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1 which was released in 2014. She’s also published in numerous anthologies and has written health and wellness articles for various publications. Serena is a mother to her beautiful son, is an advocate for Ovarian Cancer, GYN Cancers and Lyme Disease research and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Recently, Ms. Wills was on our show talking about lyme disease and people who are immunocompromised in the pandemic. During our conversation, Ms. Wills talked about: – Serena shares some of her backstory, where she grew up and her career – About how the pandemic and the new vaccines have affected the Lyme disease community – Her personal experience with Lyme disease and why she has not been able to get the vaccine – Raising a 9-year old as a single mother in the pandemic and what she has learned about herself in the past year facing the pandemic – The young generation and how resilient and smart they are – The conversation of people choosing not to get the vaccine – Her son and how resilient he is – How the medical field has handled Lyme disease during the pandemic – Mental health and emotional impact Lyme disease has during the pandemic – How the pandemic has tested and changed her as a parent You can contact Ms. Wills via: Website Divine Wryte Wellness Instagram Crying Tears of Teal The Awakening, Pieces of Life Volume 2 Reconstruction, Pieces of Life Volume 1 Facebook Twitter Email Visit The Dr. Vibe Show™ at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/ Please feel free to email The Dr. Vibe Show™ at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Dr. Vibe dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Producer of Google+ Hangouts – The Good Men Project The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project” One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine The Dr. Vibe Show™ Channel Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013 2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast) 2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog) 2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast) 2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series) Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011 Twitter Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Google Play Music The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iHeartRadio Linkedin – The Dr. Vibe Show™ Instagram The Dr. Vibe Show Facebook Fan Page

1hr 19mins

22 Jul 2021

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THE DR. VIBE™ SHOW - SERENA WILLS - OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS - SEPTEMBER 21 - 2020

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Serena Wills is a native New Yorker and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. She holds a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University, an MPA from Virginia Tech and a Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She’s a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching and is the owner of Divine Wryte Wellness (her health and wellness coaching practice), she’s also a published author and a poet. She now has three published poetry books, The Awakening, Pieces of Life Volume 2, released December 2019, Crying Tears of Teal released in fall of 2017 and her first poetry book titled, Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1 which was released in 2014. She’s also published in numerous anthologies and has written health and wellness articles for various publications. Serena is a mother to her beautiful son, is an advocate for Ovarian Cancer, GYN Cancers and Lyme Disease research and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Recently, Ms. Wills was on our show talking about Ovarian Cancer Awareness. During our conversation, Ms. Wills talked about: – How she is managing home schooling her son during 2020 and her starting to do workshops – The impact that 2020 is having on women who are dealing with ovarian cancer – The fact there is no accurate test for ovarian cancer – Some of her experiences dealing with ovarian cancer and how does a lady find out if she has ovarian cancer – Her mother passing away due to ovarian cancer – The gene that causes ovarian cancer and how to find out about it – Paying homage to her friend Tara Lessard who passed away due to ovarian cancer – A tribute to Tara Lessard who lost her battle with ovarian cancer and how she and her son are handling their loss You can contact Ms. Wills via: Website Divine Wryte Wellness Crying Tears of Teal The Awakening, Pieces of Life Volume 2 Reconstruction, Pieces of Life Volume 1 Facebook Twitter Email Visit The Dr. Vibe Show™ at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/ Please feel free to email The Dr. Vibe Show™ at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page here God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Dr. Vibe dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Producer of Google+ Hangouts – The Good Men Project The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project” One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine The Dr. Vibe Show™ Channel Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013 2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast) 2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog) 2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast) 2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series) Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011 Twitter Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Google Play Music The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iHeartRadio Linkedin – The Dr. Vibe Show™ Instagram The Dr. Vibe Show Facebook Fan Page

1hr 11mins

2 Oct 2020

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MY GUEST ON IS SERENA WILLS TALKING ABOUT LYME DISEASE

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Serena Wills is a native New Yorker and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. She holds a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University, an MPA from Virginia Tech and an MA in Health and Wellness Coaching from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She’s a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches and is the owner of Divine Wryte Wellness (health and wellness coaching practice), nonprofit guru, a published author, and a poet.Besides her most recent published book, “The Awakening, Pieces of Life Volume 2” released December 2019 she also has other previous publications which include “Crying Tears of Teal” and “Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1." She’s also published in numerous anthologies. She's a blogger and writer for health and wellness websites and national publications as well and has appeared on numerous shows to discuss health and wellness topics and her books.She's a mother to her beautiful son, an advocate for Lyme Disease Research and Ovarian Cancer (GYN Cancers) and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. You can find out more about Serena Wills and connect with her at:Author/Writing Websitewww.serenawills.comHealth and Wellness Coachingwww.divinewryte.com www.facebook.com/serenawillsLinked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/serena-wills-07b425125YouTube, IG and Twitter: divinewryte RAMSAY UNLEASHED IS SPONSOREDBY FRAME YOUR DAY APP HTTP://KINGDOMBEADS.COM/ & HTTPS://NATURALSOAPBYZAKIA.COMCONTRIBUTORSHTTP://EDINBURGHDUSTERS.CO.UK/ - CLEANERS EDINBURGHHTTP://IDEASGOLIVE.COM/ - WEB DESIGN HTTPS://BENITACHARLES.COM HTTPS://THEGUYRCOOKREPORT.PODBEAN.COM/ HTTPS://ILEANESMITH.COM HTTPS://BRENTMANNMUSIC.COMSPEAKEASY PODCAST -ALTOVISE PELZER4HUMANITTEESPATRICK M VOSS#MUSIC #EDINBURGH #USA #CLEANERSEDINBURGH #CARPETS #CLEAN #EP #CARPETCLEANING #LOTHIAN #USA #AUTHOR #COACH #KEYNOTE #SPEAKER #LOTHIANCARPETCLEANING #PODCAST #PODCASTING #RADIO #DOMESTICVIOLENCE #DEPRESSION #GANG #TEXAS #TORONTO #CANADA #R&B #HIPPOP #CHRISTIAN #LESTWEFORGET #NAVYCORE #TEXAS #POPPY #REMEMBRANCE #ATLANTA #GEORGIA #MARINECORE #DAD #NEG2POS #DOMESTICABUSE #SEVENTHDAY #ENTREPRENEUR  #CHRISTMAS #PUBLISHING #FESTIVE #MARYLAND #TEACHING #CANADA #SASKATOON #COUNTRYMUSIC #EP #2019 #2018 #NEWYEAR #CONSTIPATION #EMOTIONALLY #BOOK #COUNSELLING #COUNSELLOR #WASHINGTONDC #MARYLAND #USA #PERSONALTRAINER #FITNESS #LONELINESS #BULLYING #UGLY #MICHIGAN #LELANDBEST #DOMESTICVIOLENCE #AUTISM #PLUSSIZE #MODELLING #AUSTRALIA #SUICIDE #BODYBUILDING #FEMALE #OBESE #CHAMPION #STUNTWOMAN #ACTRESS #SINGER #HEARINGLOSS #FALLGIRL #CLINTEASTWOOD #ROCKFORDFILES #BIPOLAR #CHOREOGRAPHER #CHICAGO #CEREBRALPALSY #TYPE1DIABETES #CHURCH #GOD #DOMESTIC #ABUSE #AUTHOR #MARYLAND #SINGAPORE #CHINA #VOICE #CROSSOVER #UPSTATE #MUSIC #CARE #CAREGIVERS #CHICAGO #TENNESSEE #COVID19 #GORDONRAMSAY #WWE #SHAWNMICHAELS #SINCARA #BOXING #LYMEDISEASE

1hr 28mins

25 Jun 2020

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THE DR. VIBE SHOW - SERENA WILLS - LYME DISEASE - PART TWO - AUGUST 12 - 2019

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Serena Wills is a native New Yorker and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. She holds a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University, an MPA from Virginia Tech and an MA in Health and Wellness Coaching. She’s a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching, a nonprofit guru, a published author and a poet. Besides her most recent published book, Crying Tears of Teal released in fall of 2017 she also has other previous publications which include her first poetry book titled, Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1 which was released in 2014. She’s also published in numerous anthologies and a contributing writer/blogger for Valued Victorious and Virtuous and Beautiful Brown Girls (both online magazines and blogs) and has features in Natural Awakenings Magazines in DC and New York City where she discusses health and wellness, shares poetry and articles and other national publications. Serena is a mother to her beautiful son and is an advocate for Ovarian Cancer, GYN Cancers, HIV/AIDS, Lymphoma and Lyme Disease research and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Recently, Ms. Wills was on our show continuing our conversation about Lyme Disease. During our conversation, Ms. Wills talked about: – Some of her background including having lyme disease since December 2012 – What lyme disease is, how one can get it and how she got it – The bull’s eye rash and the coinfections that she has had and is dealing with (one of them being vertigo) – The chances of her son getting lyme disease – The medical community’s approach to lyme disease – The costs and some of the challenges she deals with – What should you be doing if you have lyme disease – What keeps her going and what has she learned about herself during this journey You can contact Ms. Wills via: Website Divine Wryte Wellness Crying Tears of Teal Reconstruction, Pieces of Life Volume 1 Facebook Twitter Email Visit The Dr. Vibe Show™ at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/ Please feel free to email The Dr. Vibe Show™ at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Dr. Vibe

57mins

9 Sep 2019

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THE DR. VIBE SHOW - SERENA WILLS - TAKING CARE OF OUR ELDERS - PART TWO - APRIL 4 - 2019

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Serena Wills Serena Wills is a native New Yorker and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. She holds a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University an MPA from Virginia Tech and studying for her MA in Health and Wellness Coaching. She’s a nonprofit guru, a published author and spoken word artist. Her previous publications include her first poetry book titled, Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1 was released in 2014 and is available on her website, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She’s also published in numerous anthologies and is a contributing writer/health and wellness blogger for online magazines and websites. Serena is a mother to her beautiful son and is an advocate for Ovarian Cancer, GYN Cancers, HIV/AIDS, Lymphoma and Lyme Disease research and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.. Recently, Ms. Wills was on our show talking about Taking Care of Our Elders – Part Two. – Some resources and supports for caregivers in America – Some of the things that people don’t have in place when it comes to care giving – The importance of having a power of attorney and life insurance – The lack of information about being a caregiver – Assisted living facilities and the cost of getting a loved one into one – The importance of caregivers taking care of themselves and having a support system – Being a caregiver and dealing with creditors You can contact Ms. Wills via: Website Facebook Twitter Email Visit The Dr. Vibe Show™ at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/ Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Dr. Vibe

58mins

21 Apr 2019

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THE DR. VIBE SHOW - SERENA WILLS - TAKING CARE OF OUR ELDERS - MARCH 7 - 2019

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Serena Wills Serena Wills is a native New Yorker and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. She holds a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University an MPA from Virginia Tech and studying for her MA in Health and Wellness Coaching. She’s a nonprofit guru, a published author and spoken word artist. Her previous publications include her first poetry book titled, Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1 was released in 2014 and is available on her website, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She’s also published in numerous anthologies and is a contributing writer/health and wellness blogger for online magazines and websites. Serena is a mother to her beautiful son and is an advocate for Ovarian Cancer, GYN Cancers, HIV/AIDS, Lymphoma and Lyme Disease research and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.. Recently, Ms. Wills was on our show talking about Taking Care of Our Elders. During our conversation, Ms. Wills talked about: – Why did she want to chat about this subject – Some of her mother shares mother’s battle with ovarian cancer, how it impacted her and how she became a care giver for her mother – The need for balance when you are a caregiver – The support she received and the support she did not receive while her mother was sick – The importance of elders having life insurance – Self care is a must if you are a care giver You can contact Ms. Wills via: Website Facebook Twitter Email Visit The Dr. Vibe Show™ at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/ Please feel free to email The Dr. Vibe Show™ at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Dr. Vibe

1hr 2mins

30 Mar 2019

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THE DR. VIBE SHOW - SERENA WILLS AND TARA LESSARD - OVARIAN CANCER PT. 2 - NOVEMBER 1 - 2018

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Serena Wills is a native New Yorker and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. She holds a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University an MPA from Virginia Tech and studying for her MA in Health and Wellness Coaching. She’s a nonprofit guru, a published author and spoken word artist. Her previous publications include her first poetry book titled, Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1 was released in 2014 and is available on her website, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She’s also published in numerous anthologies and is a contributing writer/health and wellness blogger for online magazines and websites. Serena is a mother to her beautiful son and is an advocate for Ovarian Cancer, GYN Cancers, HIV/AIDS, Lymphoma and Lyme Disease research and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.. You can contact Ms. Wills via: Website Facebook Twitter Email Tara Lessard’s Story … It was August 2015. I spent a lot of time crying by the Delaware River, just blocks from my Morrisville, Pennsylvania home. I suffered from acid reflux for a year and knew something more was wrong but didn’t know what it was. I tried diet modification, sleeping sitting up and natural remedies to no avail. I finally went to a local hospital ER in September after having extreme pain in my stomach with immense amount of pressure when I sat down. They did a CT scan and quickly admitted me to the hospital where I was told the gynecologist would provide results the next day and family should be present. It was then the doctor shared I had stage 4 ovarian cancer and there was nothing they could do for me. I was in shock. No one in my family had cancer. I ended up starting treatment at a nearby cancer hospital. They said I was a textbook case and recommended chemotherapy and surgery – and said I would be fine. I didn’t get a sense they knew me or cared about my concerns. They didn’t see me as a unique individual. I reached out to Cancer Treatment Centers of America after my sister researched other options. Unfortunately, I was too sick to travel, so I treated closer to home at another cancer center and underwent an aggressive plan given the cancer growth beyond the ovaries. I had debilitating pain, eventually leading to use of a wheelchair. After a few months, I learned the disease metastasized to my spleen. Doctors said I probably had two years to live. I was in my mid-40s and wanted more. I went back into research mode, consulting with multiple, well-known facilities who all said the same thing. That’s when I picked up the phone and followed through with CTCA to get another opinion. Tara’s CTCA Experience In March 2017, I flew to CTCA in Atlanta and met with Dr. Geisler who said, “Your cancer is my priority.” He explained he would remove the spleen and any other evidence of the disease. After surgery, I would undergo six rounds of chemotherapy and was a good candidate for a new immunotherapy drug. I instantly loved my team and had faith in Dr. Geisler. By late April, I was set for surgery, but got extremely sick and was admitted to the local hospital for obstructed bowel. Once released, I couldn’t eat or drink, so I went to another hospital for three weeks. They told me they wanted to operate, but I refused. I knew I needed to get back to CTCA. The doctors put in a central line for TPN, so my mom, sister and I hired a medical transport van and drove down to Atlanta so I could have surgery there. Surgery was intense, involving my spleen, pieces of my small bowel and more. It was successful. A week later, I went back for emergency surgery followed by an extended hospital stay. The care was amazing. Everyone from Nursing, Transportation, Pastoral Care and Cancer Fighters spent time with us. Dr. Rosenberg performed adjustments to help my back, Dr. Johnson helped my side effects with acupuncture, and Physical Therapy ensured I got up to walk. After discharge, I returned to CTCA every three weeks for chemo and received my last treatment on my 45th birthday. My CA levels drastically decreased…and I remain cancer free. I am so grateful for the entire staff at CTCA. My mom and I are now patient and caregiver advocates. We love our changing roles in this journey and are so happy we can give back by helping others. I am so grateful not to be just living, but thriving. Additional Information: ● I live in Morrisville, Pennsylvania (north of Philadelphia) ● I love cooking, photography, making jewelry and painting ● I’m currently in a scholarship program for The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia (home to one of the world’s greatest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern paintings) ● Mom and I love being Cancer Fighter Care Net (CFCN) volunteers Recently, Serena and Tara were on our show continuing their conversation about ovarian cancer. During the conversation, the ladies talked about: – What they have been up to and their involvement in ovarian cancer month events (last September) – Updates in regards to ovarian cancer – Tara’s daily routine which includes taking seventeen vitamins a day – The medical community response to fighting ovarian cancer – Medical costs and ovarian cancer – More younger women dealing with ovarian cancer – What questions should an ovarian cancer patient ask their doctor You can contact Ms. Lessard via: Facebook Instagram Email Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/ Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Dr. Vibe

1hr 5mins

16 Nov 2018

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THE DR. VIBE SHOW - SERENA WILLS AND TARA LESSARD - OVARIAN CANCER - AUGUST 27 - 2018

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Serena Wills is a native New Yorker and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. She holds a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University an MPA from Virginia Tech and studying for her MA in Health and Wellness Coaching. She’s a nonprofit guru, a published author and spoken word artist. Her previous publications include her first poetry book titled, Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1 was released in 2014 and is available on her website, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She’s also published in numerous anthologies and is a contributing writer/health and wellness blogger for online magazines and websites. Serena is a mother to her beautiful son and is an advocate for Ovarian Cancer, GYN Cancers, HIV/AIDS, Lymphoma and Lyme Disease research and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.. You can contact Ms. Wills via: Website Facebook Twitter Email Tara Lessard’s Story … It was August 2015. I spent a lot of time crying by the Delaware River, just blocks from my Morrisville, Pennsylvania home. I suffered from acid reflux for a year and knew something more was wrong but didn’t know what it was. I tried diet modification, sleeping sitting up and natural remedies to no avail. I finally went to a local hospital ER in September after having extreme pain in my stomach with immense amount of pressure when I sat down. They did a CT scan and quickly admitted me to the hospital where I was told the gynecologist would provide results the next day and family should be present. It was then the doctor shared I had stage 4 ovarian cancer and there was nothing they could do for me. I was in shock. No one in my family had cancer. I ended up starting treatment at a nearby cancer hospital. They said I was a textbook case and recommended chemotherapy and surgery – and said I would be fine. I didn’t get a sense they knew me or cared about my concerns. They didn’t see me as a unique individual. I reached out to Cancer Treatment Centers of America after my sister researched other options. Unfortunately, I was too sick to travel, so I treated closer to home at another cancer center and underwent an aggressive plan given the cancer growth beyond the ovaries. I had debilitating pain, eventually leading to use of a wheelchair. After a few months, I learned the disease metastasized to my spleen. Doctors said I probably had two years to live. I was in my mid-40s and wanted more. I went back into research mode, consulting with multiple, well-known facilities who all said the same thing. That’s when I picked up the phone and followed through with CTCA to get another opinion. Tara’s CTCA Experience In March 2017, I flew to CTCA in Atlanta and met with Dr. Geisler who said, “Your cancer is my priority.” He explained he would remove the spleen and any other evidence of the disease. After surgery, I would undergo six rounds of chemotherapy and was a good candidate for a new immunotherapy drug. I instantly loved my team and had faith in Dr. Geisler. By late April, I was set for surgery, but got extremely sick and was admitted to the local hospital for obstructed bowel. Once released, I couldn’t eat or drink, so I went to another hospital for three weeks. They told me they wanted to operate, but I refused. I knew I needed to get back to CTCA. The doctors put in a central line for TPN, so my mom, sister and I hired a medical transport van and drove down to Atlanta so I could have surgery there. Surgery was intense, involving my spleen, pieces of my small bowel and more. It was successful. A week later, I went back for emergency surgery followed by an extended hospital stay. The care was amazing. Everyone from Nursing, Transportation, Pastoral Care and Cancer Fighters spent time with us. Dr. Rosenberg performed adjustments to help my back, Dr. Johnson helped my side effects with acupuncture, and Physical Therapy ensured I got up to walk. After discharge, I returned to CTCA every three weeks for chemo and received my last treatment on my 45th birthday. My CA levels drastically decreased…and I remain cancer free. I am so grateful for the entire staff at CTCA. My mom and I are now patient and caregiver advocates. We love our changing roles in this journey and are so happy we can give back by helping others. I am so grateful not to be just living, but thriving. Additional Information: ● I live in Morrisville, Pennsylvania (north of Philadelphia) ● I love cooking, photography, making jewelry and painting ● I’m currently in a scholarship program for The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia (home to one of the world’s greatest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern paintings) ● Mom and I love being Cancer Fighter Care Net (CFCN) volunteers You can contact Ms. Lessard via: Facebook Email Recently, Serena and Tara were on our show talking about ovarian cancer. During the conversation, they talked about: – Some of their backgrounds – Ovarian cancer and best practices in dealing with it – Serena sharing about her mother having ovarian cancer and eventually passing away – Tara dealing with ovarian cancer at this time – Where are both getting their strength from and how did they meet – How the treatment for ovarian cancer advanced over the years and how to prevent/diagnose ovarian cancer – The cost of treatment – Increased awareness about ovarian cancer – What would they like to see happen in regards to combating ovarian cancer – how to deal with the loss of a loved one due ovarian cancer You can find out more about ovarian cancer from these American organizations: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition SHARE Cancer Support Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance Magenta Study Nell’d It Cancer Treatment Centers of America Teal45 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Association (PCSOAA) Stand Up To Cancer American Cancer Society You can find out more about ovarian cancer from this Canadian organization: Ovarian Cancer Canada Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/ Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Dr. Vibe "demolishing the digital divide and raising the level of consciousness", The Prime Minister of Pertinent Information, Connector, Producer and Host of the award winning The Dr. Vibe Show™ - The Home Of Epic Conversations™, Digital Curator, Digital Publisher Aim bigger. 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13 Sep 2018

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