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Lillian Michelson Julien

After the sudden passing of her daughter Michelle, Lily Julien became more spiritual in a quest to find comprehension of her unimaginable loss. In a dream her daughter spoke to her and said, "I am okay mommy, you are the ones who are not okay, and you need to help each other.” Lily says that at home her two other children, Greer and Spencer, who were young teenagers at the time of the accident, would go out into a world where no one could understand what they had been through. She awoke from that dream with a vision of a place where parents and siblings were coming together for emotional support through alternative healing, using yoga, meditation, reiki, music, and...

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Barbara Palumbo

Gorgeous. Smart. Tall glass of water, with a rocking bod, and a mouth who curses like a truck driver. This powerhouse also writes so eloquently you might need a dictionary to figure out the “big” words. As a wicked cool, working mama of two beautiful ginger babies, Barbara Palumbo is a powerful woman. Her tall presence alone grabs your attention, but then you get to know her and you can see she is passionate about being a voice for women while helping and supporting those around her. But it wasn’t always this way. This beautiful and outspoken majestic mama, at one time found herself without a voice: in an abusive relationship. Barbara had to learn to love herself and find...

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Pam Fischer

Ever since Pam was a little girl, she envisioned herself as being a mother. This was her lifelong dream. Divorced in her early 30's, Pam found herself in the NYC lifestyle. Casual dating and nights on the town, running into a lot of Mr. Wrongs, actually living the Sex and the City lifestyle. It was fun and exciting but something was still missing. Pam, now 41, still hadn't met the right guy. She finally decided to take matters into her own hands began research for IVF treatments. Then she made the life changing decision that she was going to become a single mother, by choice. With a leap of faith she relocated back to California because she knew she wanted...

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Melissa Berry

At age 32 Melissa tested positive for the BRCA gene. She wasn’t surprised, as there was a history of breast cancer in her family. Melissa always tries to see the silver lining in even the most challenging situations. In this case, she and her oncologist agreed that knowledge was power; her BRCA gene status would now become the road map to her health. She was closely observed and was diligent about making sure she got her mammograms, MRI’s and clinical exams on a regular basis. When Melissa was 42, she made her annual mammogram appointment. This was an unusual one for her because the clinician discovered a very small (but suspicious) lump right away. They weren’t sure what it was,...

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