Portrait of Photographer Melanie Gordon

“I’m putting a lot of time and thought into how I am living my life.”

Power Profile with Melanie Gordon: Melanie was a new mom of a 20-month old when she found a lump in her breast. This forced her from new mom mode into survival mode. Her experience with cancer made what was important to her very clear and she's been spending her time since recovering focused very intentionally on those things. Melanie is also one of my collaborators for the Midlife Milestone Sessions (coming this week) and I'm very pleased to introduce you to her.
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Lynn Borton

“I want to stay in expansion mode.”

Power Profile with Lynn Borton: At 53, Lynn had dodged cancer, written the last tuition check, mourned friends gone too soon and decided the universe was trying to tell her something. "Life is short, it seemed to be saying. You’ve put off a lot until later. What if later is now?"
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Candy Venning

“We are not built to be solitary creatures.”

Power Profile with Candy Venning. Candy is a landscape designer and tireless advocate for preserving nature and wildlife. Five months ago, at 48 years old, she was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and this "stumble with cancer" has only improved her outlook on life.
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Jessica Lui

“I was given 6 weeks to live … 5 years ago.”

Power Profile with Jessica Lui: 5 years ago, Jessica was given 6 weeks to live. Even so, she never gave up hope that she would live. Chemo, radiation, and a bone marrow transplant gave her a second chance and now she's 43 and ready to figure out what's next for her.
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