About Carol Graham

http://batteredhope.blogspot.com

I am a wife, mother of two and grandmother of three. Family is of first importance, which includes many 4 legged members. Currently, I own and help operate two jewelry stores with my husband. My passion is being a health coach, which I have been doing for over 30 years. I survived cancer 40 years ago using alternative methods, which started me on the road to better health. Another great passion is public speaking. I am a motivational speaker that has much to share in the area of survival against all odds. I lived an intense life of outrageous traumatic events, always a fighter and a winner over cancer, rape, marital abuse, jail, loss of child, huge financial losses from fraud and greed of others. I strongly believe that laughter will get you through almost anything. I have just finished my memoir - Battered Hope - which was released this past summer. This fast paced memoir reads with all the elements of a good novel – character, conflict, suspense, and resolution. Follow my family through insurmountable hardships and witness the tenacity it takes for me to survive. It is a story of hope, perseverance, and faith.

Posts by Carol Graham:

How To Allow Criticism To Control

How To Allow Criticism To Control

    Criticism. How do you handle it? If it proves to be helpful, then it should be taken seriously. But, it is a mistake to take it to heart when it is unwarranted. The OPINIONS of others should never discourage you from doing anything you feel you can or should do. The decision must(…)

More

Vacation of a Lifetime Becomes a Nightmare

How could the vacation of a lifetime become a nightmare? It did when we were held hostage during the country’s civil war?

More

You Are Never Too Small To Dream Big

What are your dreams? Your goals? How do you intend to accomplish them? How one miniature Dachshund knew he was never too small to dream big.

More

Lessons Learned From Heroes Stay With Us

Even as children, we have heroes we look up to and remember the lessons learned from them. My hero was my friend, my confidant, my teacher — my father.

More

Does Music Change Your Mood?

There is a type of music for any emotion. Do you listen to music depending on your mood or does your mood change when you listen to certain types of music?

More

Miniature Dachshund Inspired Me To Write

When writing a journal of the antics of a special miniature Dachshund, I realized I needed to write my memoir. Has your pet ever inspired you to step out of your comfort zone?

More

When Asked To Step Out of Your Comfort Zone – Do It!

When Asked To Step Out of Your Comfort Zone – Do It!

It takes courage to step out of your comfort zone, but the benefits can be endless – the story of the chocolate mousse cake

More

What If I Never Had Finished What I Started?

What If I Never Had Finished What I Started?

My life is divided into two parts – Pre-Memoir and Post-Memoir and I always ask myself, what if I had never finished what I started

More

Which Type of Motivation Lasts — External or Internal?

Which Type of Motivation Lasts — External or Internal?

You can be your own motivator. You can take charge and put yourself into control of your own motivation.

More

Don’t Kid Yourself….Customer Service Sells

Don’t Kid Yourself….Customer Service Sells

We all know that customer service sells and will help a business grow. When you have an awesome and stellar customer service mindset then I can say you will have success in your particular business!

More