May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

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Ah, spring is here, soon to be followed by summer! And for my northern friends who have endured another long, brutal winter no doubt plans of spending plenty of time outdoors are in the works for the warm weather season.

And why not — especially after suffering through months of cabin fever, thanks to endless snowstorms and biting cold?

But while you’re enjoying the balmy breezes, blue skies and moderate temperatures, be forewarned: the threat of Lyme Disease is even more prevalent this year, thanks to the abundance of snow this past winter. Via Karen’s Lyme Story, click on this must-read article on the topic.

Karen joins Lisa and me on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Eastern on Love Liberty & Lip Gloss to share her harrowing journey to recovery from Lyme and her advocacy work on behalf of both Lyme sufferers and medical professionals. Don’t miss it!

Read the press release below and contact me if you’re interested in interviewing Karen.

Although May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Karen’s Lyme Story.com radiates hope and awareness of Lyme year-round.

Karen Franks’ harrowing journey through the complex world of Lyme disease led to the creation of a comprehensive website where Lyme sufferers and medical professionals can discover practical information, help, and hope.

Broomall, Pennsylvania – Although May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, former nurse and pharmaceutical rep Karen Franks has made it her mission to advocate, inform, and educate Lyme sufferers, their loved ones, and medical professionals about this little-known yet insidious disease 365 days a year.

She is the proprietor of the comprehensive site Karen’s Lyme Story.com, where she not only shares her own journey of diagnosis and recovery but also provides readers with the resources they need to overcome Lyme – a debilitating infectious disease spread by ticks that the medical community at large has yet to fully recognize and properly diagnose and treat.

Having finally located a Lyme-literate doctor and benefited from a successful, individualized protocol, Franks has now set her sights on helping fellow Lyme-sufferers to do the same. “Sadly, my Lyme story is all too common,” she notes. “Because I had not only worked in the medical field but also the pharmaceutical industry, I thought I would have been well-informed. Yet until I personally experienced Lyme — and consequently became a member of a highly misunderstood world — I hadn’t realized just how little I knew about this debilitating disease.”

Franks is also working in tandem with the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) in an effort to educate medical professionals. She spearheads the accreditation process for nurses who attend the Annual ILADS National Medical Conference, where they can receive CNE credits. The next conference takes place from October 15 – 18, 2015 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Understanding the power of social media, Franks is a frequent guest on internet radio to talk about her work. She’ll appear on the women’s lifestyle show Love Liberty & Lip Gloss on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Eastern to share her thoughts on Lyme Disease Awareness Month and offer suggestions on how to prevent Lyme during the summer months when most people are happily engaged in outdoor activities. She also has a large presence on Facebook and Twitter where she shares information gleaned on the web in addition to her own blog posts.

To find our more visit Karen’s Lyme Story.com, where you can also contact Karen personally. She takes the time to respond to each and every email, with the intention of helping others to benefit from her own experience.

With the warm weather upon us, there is no better time to read up on how to prevent and treat Lyme disease. What do you need to do to protect yourself from Lyme?

Visit Karen’s Lyme Story.com today.

About Karen Franks: Karen Franks is a healthcare advocate dedicated to raising public awareness about the complexities and dangers of Lyme disease.  Her goal is to educate nurses and other medical professionals on the appropriate screening and treatment techniques. In addition, she provides support to current suffers and empowers them to seek the treatment they need. Visit her website at www.karenslymestory.com.

About Daria DiGiovanni: Daria DiGiovanni is an independent author, ghostwriter, blogger, editor, social media manager and independent publishing consultant. She is also the co-founder of Writestream Publising LLC and the Writestream Radio Network with business partner Lisa Tarves. Visit her websites www.dariadigiovanni.com, www.writestreamradio.com, and www.writestreampublishing.com.

 

 

 

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Writestream Radio: Big Plans for 2015

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People have asked me why I set up a Go Fund Me account for Writestream — as if the rest of the world doesn’t routinely do so for much more frivolous and serious reasons. But since the question has come up, let me take a few moments to respond on my blog. I founded Writestream Radio Network two years ago for various reasons:

  • To be a built-in marketing arm for my clients once we released their books
  • To promote independently published authors in a variety of genres
  • To cater to diverse tastes and interests

My ability as a ghostwriter, editor, blogger, social media consultant, and internet radio host has no bearing on the current Go Fund Me Campaign we’re running. I’m a small business owner, sole-proprietor, which means I use my brain and my God-given talents to make a living. Ghostwriting just one book demands a significant amount of time, energy, effort, and commitment — which is why experienced ghostwriters charge a minimum of $8,000 for a 200-300 page book. That does NOT include formatting, consulting with a graphic designer, managing the self-publishing process, or setting up blogs and other social media accounts.

In an attempt to make hiring a ghostwriter more accessible to the greatest amount of people possible, I came up with competitive rates that include the above-mentioned services. Basically, I do more for less. And judging by these testimonials, my clients are very happy with my work.

But back to Writestream.

Lisa Tarves and I share the responsibilities for growing this network, which entails a significant amount of time spent booking guests, setting up episodes, blogging about them on our site, and then promoting them constantly before and after the interviews. Up until this point, we haven’t charged our guests a dime.

However, Writestream costs us money including Blog Talk Radio membership and website hosting, just to name a few. This year, we’re working hard on a collaborative marketing venture, a website redesign, and plans to launch our own publishing company by the end of the year.

To help defray costs, I set up a Go Fund Me account a few months ago. If you would like to contribute, please visit www.gofundme.com/writestream. If you’ve been a guest on our network (on any of our programs) we hope you’ll consider sending us a testimonial about the experience. Contact me here.

Lisa and I would like to thank everyone who has cheered us on over the past two years, and of course, all of the folks who have contributed to our fund. We’re passionate about our work as authors and social media marketers, which is why we’ll continue to work hard to produce quality programming and books.

Soon we’ll be unveiling our new site but in the meantime, please like us Facebook and follow us on twitter.

Thanks!

 

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Get Fit, Feel Fabulous with Britt: Day 22

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This morning I filled in for Britt while she’s attending IsaU in Miami. Damalis joined me to share her wonderful results with the products and to encourage listeners to join us on this journey. Click below to listen.

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To your health!

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Get Fit, Feel Fabulous with Britt: Day 16

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This morning, Britt and I hosted and produced her show, Get Fit Feel Fabulous from the same location. In the first half, we had a fascinating discussion about life coaching and Chinese medicine/acupuncture with guest Bonnie McClure. Afterward, Britt interviewed me about my experience so far with Isagenix. Click below to listen:

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Maureen Miles Bucci, author of A Snobby Girl’s Guide to Dealing with Cancer on her Writestream Experience

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“My book was written, edited and available on Amazon. Now what?   How would I ever reach the next state, let alone the world and let them know that the Snobby Girl had some great information for women who were dealing with cancer?

“Daria had contacted me and asked if I would like to be a guest on her radio show to discuss my book. Needless to say, I was ecstatic. I finally had a chance to speak to an audience.  

“Since this was my first time on radio I was reasonably nervous but the set-up was conducted in a manner that I never noticed the workings behind the scenes. This was a great comfort because I honesty was afraid of being distracted and losing my train of thought. I felt as though I was speaking to friends and Daria took care of any long pauses by speaking up and asking a question.

“A book about cancer is not a pleasant story but Writestream took a chance and provided me with a professional setting to discuss the issues that surround cancer treatments and quite frankly, promote my book. This is a great opportunity for writers who are ready to begin promoting and I wholeheartedly endorse the Writestream Radio Network.”

Visit Maureen on Facebook at Maureen Miles Bucci, Author.

 

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