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.

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Yes, You Can Die of a Broken Heart

Yes, You Can Die of a Broken Heart

Many factors contribute to Broken Heart Syndrome brought on by an adrenaline rush after a severe stressful situation and can cause irreparable heart damage.

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Unforgiveness: To Forgive or Not Forgive — It’s Your Choice, Your Decision

Unforgiveness: To Forgive or Not Forgive — It’s Your Choice, Your Decision

We suffer physically or emotionally when we hold grudges.. Modern medicine and psychiatry state that unforgiveness threatens our health so what do we do..forgive or not forgive?

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Anyone (almost) Can Write – How To Get People To Read It

How to get people to read your book or anything else means sitting down and learning how to write and it starts with the first sentence!

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Top 10 Ways To Guarantee You Do NOT Sell Your Product

   Let’s talk. There is a lot of information available on how to sell your merchandise. You can take a course, read a book, do research on-line. What I want to address here is how to be sure you don’t sell. I am referring to the face-to-face or one-on-one sales approach. Whether you are selling(…)

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Loss of A Child – Does the Pain Ever Go Away?

         “I am getting pressure from my family.  I need to have my son back.”  I fell into my chair not believing what I was hearing.  We had our son since he was three days old and now a year later, she was asking for him back.  Our lawyer said “Give him(…)

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How Do You Cope With Stress?

  Stress Management. How many articles and books have been written on this subject?  How many medications are taken daily in hopes of managing the stress we experience? What coping mechanisms can we practice?   As a health coach, I regularly see people suffering from various health issues as a result of being under too(…)

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A Tribute to a Grandfather

A Tribute to a Grandfather

Image source: Art portfolio   Losing a loved one especially a grandfather leaves many feelings for those who are close to him. I had written a tribute to a grandfather on my blog Battered Hope.     When we think about loss I am reminded of this poem Grandfather ~ Unknown Author Weep not for me though I am(…)

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Top Secret For You To Be A Success As A Public Speaker

Top Secret For You To Be A Success As A Public Speaker

Public Speaking. Speaking in Public. Speaking to a large group of people. Speaking to a room full of your peers. There is an old adage that says some people fear public speaking more than death. I have never understood that because the opportunity of sharing to a group of people is one of my greatest(…)

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15-Year-Old Miniature Dachshund is Brutally Attacked — What Would You Have Done?

On January 6, 2012 I was walking my 15-year-old Miniature Dachshund, Texas. We were walking in a wooded area and my husband was about a mile away running our Black Lab, Mercedez. I noticed a woman walking a Bull Mastiff that was not muzzled and was wearing a small collar. As they got closer, the(…)

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Are You a Victim or a Victor? The Choice Is Yours

The definition of Victor is: One who defeats an adversary; the winner in a fight, battle, contest, or struggle. The definition of Victim is: a person who is deceived or cheated, by his or her own emotions or ignorance, or by the dishonesty of others. I certainly was cheated and abused and hurt and taken(…)

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