Welcome to Transformation Talk. Every Thursday for a year, starting in September 2012, I’ll post an interview with someone who is a force for good in the world. These men and women have either deepened their passion or found their calling after experiencing a loss, trauma or diagnosis.
I want to broaden the conversation around grief and its transformative power. My hope is that in their words you’ll find echoes of your story. In their inspired actions, you’ll see yourself and your immense possibility.
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Today’s interview is with the optimystical Mynde Mayfield, who was my coach at the time Benjamin died. (Talking about this still brings tears, as you’ll see in the video). She is one of the most positive people I have ever met, and last year this essential trait was put to the test with a Stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis. Having just received her NED (No Evidence of Disease) Mynde continues to walk her talk as she moves into the next stage of her life. Knowing that there is no right way to “do cancer”, I wanted to share Mynde’s inspiring story.
Bio and link to audio version are below. Running time is 36 minutes. If you’re getting this via email, click through the title to view the video.
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Mynde is a Certified Life Coach, writer & survivor of advanced breast cancer. After 11 months of intensive treatment, including chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and radiation that ended in February 2013, she’s created a survivorship program called 12 Principles to Living Well With Cancer where she’s sharing her best strategies for survival and empowerment for the cancer journey and beyond. Mynde combines her life experience as a coach & cancer survivor, natural gifts, and practical spirituality to inspire you to live & heal your life with her special brand of optimystical magic.
Find her at MyndeMayfield.com