A Survivor's Message -The Universe Was Trying to Get My Attention
January 26, 2022
Hosted by Michelle Beck
“A cancer diagnosis was my impetus for becoming a life coach,” Shari Leid says. “When I received the diagnosis of breast cancer at the age of 47, my first thought was that the universe must be trying to get my attention. I felt that there was a reason that cancer was placed in my life journey, and I knew there were life lessons that I was not only supposed to learn, but also share.” Now in her early 50s, Shari is a life and mindset coach who works with clients in their mid-40s to mid-60s who feel stuck in their lives. Shari is the author of 2 books and has a third due out in the fall. Her second book, Make Your Mess Your Message: More Life Lessons From and For My Girlfriends [978-1954920118; $17.95; Capucia Publishing; September 2021], chronicles dates and intimate conversations with her girlfriends (all conducted via Zoom during the pandemic) centered around the question, What is the mess that became your message?
Breast Friends Cancer Support Network
Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Our show focuses on education, inspiration and hope, by offering advice to the patients and survivors, while teaching their friends and family how to provide significant and helpful support to their loved ones.
Our show benefits the patients, as well as their friends and family members in several ways: Patients benefit because they find hope and inspiration in hearing stories of survival not only from the host, but also from our guests. Their friends and family members benefit by learning ways to support their loved ones and understand her journey a bit better. Each week we will introduce a different topic AND GUEST and provide resources that are sure to create interest and provide additional support to the patients and their families
Breast Friends Cancer Support Network can be heard live every Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.
Michelle is a 2-time, 9-year survivor of breast cancer. In 2017, she began volunteering at Breast Friends of Oregon, and in the process found support, encouragement and a tribe of women who understood exactly what it is like to hear the words “you have cancer.” This changed her life forever.
Michelle’s early career was spent as a paralegal and then as a C-Level Executive Assistant for entrepreneurs and start-ups. Organization and details are her jam; everything has its place and “rules” are to be followed. But, after becoming a stay-at-home parent and two breast cancer battles, all her rules went out the window!
Her second cancer journey led Michelle to a new career path at Breast Friends. In early 2019, she was hired as the Patient Programs Assistant where she made herself indispensable. She is now embracing the opportunity to host the Breast Friends Cancer Support Network.
Michelle is a fierce breast cancer advocate. She is working on a book to tell her story and loves to speak to audiences about how to move forward in the face of life’s trials. Her blog, “I Never Liked Pink” allows her the platform to, as she says, “overshare” the things she’s discovered on life’s journey. The good, the bad and the “What the F??” Michelle enjoys exploring with her husband Nate, son Jackson and 2 dogs in their travel trailer She loves reading books, watching movies and is obsessed with true crime and paranormal podcasts.