Name of Your Business
Looking and Feeling FAB, Inc.
How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?
My work fulfills my life passion because I love helping people but also because I have suffered serious illness since my 20’s and so it helps me to fight another day through my health issues so I am able to help others.
Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?
My ideal client is a person who is going through cancer treatments because we specialize in treating skin side effects from cancer treatment. We are experts at treating hives and rash from chemotherapy, burns from radiation and working with scars and skin grafts.
What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?
The unique offerings we provide and the majority of our services are at no cost and we have a lot of experience with skin issues. We have seen a lot of different issues but are always up for a new challenging skin mystery.
Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?
My role model growing up was definitely my dad because he taught me about hard work and he always told me the most important thing I could do to improve myself was keep my mouth closed and my ears open. He always stressed that you could learn so much from just listening to people talking around you.
Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?
The casino. My husband and I love to go to the casino.
Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?
1. I have one of the practitioners working for me give me regular facials.
2. I make sure that I have my health conditions under control and attend appointments.
3. I also get manual lymphatic drainage on a regular basis.
How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?
I love to joke and fool around. I love to laugh.
Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?
I read a lot of books on non-profits because when I formed mine I had no idea what I was doing.
Favorite Movie and Why?
My favorite movie is “Heat” because my prior life was in law enforcement and my husband is a retired Boston Police Officer. I think the meeting between Robert De Niro and Al Pacino just demonstrates respect people should have for each other no matter who they are.
“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?
“They whispered to her ‘You can’t withstand the storm.’ She whispered back, ‘I am the storm!”
Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?
I am most proud of starting the first nonprofit, to treat skin side effects from cancer treatment, in the country despite the fact that I suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, Sarcoidosis and Diabetes and it being a success.
Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?
You never know who you are dealing with or what they may be going through so always treat people courteously.
Advice to Younger Self?
Despite the fact right now you feel your life is over being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, everything will be ok.
What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?
My self confidence.
Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?
You definitely should. You will meet so many people from different walks of life and the support is tremendous.
Any Message You Have for Our Community?
I want to meet each and every one of you and I want to learn about you and hear your story.
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