Cup of Joy Sisterhood – Dating After Cancer

May 21, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Increase Your Magnetic Dating Savvy After Cancer



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Five days after writing the final edit of my chapter, “Breakdown to Breakthrough,” for the co-authored book, Come Out of Hiding and SHINE,  I received a breast cancer diagnosis. I had surgery on June 30, 2016, two weeks after the diagnosis. I’m so grateful for the excellent prognosis. And…I became part of the club that no one wants to be part of.

From the moment I received the diagnosis, I researched and received a crash course in breast cancer. Life became an emotional roller coaster. I’d wake in the night and wake Jack. I had so many questions.  “What if…?” I’d ask. Jack gave me the bandwidth to just BE. He’d listen mostly and gave advice when warranted. And he held me. I felt safe and comforted in his arms. He reassured me that we’d get through this together.

Months later, well into my healing, I reflected. I was fortunate for loving friends and family and to have Jack and his loving support and compassion. Little did he and I know, when our wedding officiate stated, “In sickness and in health,” we’d be tested. This was a second marriage for both of us. After my diagnosis, surgery, healing and emotional processing, I saw an amazing side of Jack I’d never seen before. Our love, appreciation and commitment deepened. I know this communication and deepening of relationship is not always the case for those with cancer or a serious illness.

As a dating and relationship coach for baby boomers, I help single women to successfully get back into the dating world after a long term  relationship ended and to find their perfect partner. I’d been through the heartbreak of divorce and the time it takes to feel whole and complete again. I felt the deep yearning to find a wonderful partner and share my life. I knew how discouraging dating can be…I’d been there. Fortunately, after my 26 year marriage ended and I ended up dating again (with lots of mistakes!), I became a Certified Soul Coach and developed new strategies for finding my perfect partner. I developed tools to recognize any man that had the same patterns of my former husband or of the men that I’d dated after the divorce. After breast cancer, I have a new found perspective for getting back in the the dating world in midlife. It’s daunting and challenging enough as it is and now add another layer of a cancer diagnosis or a serious illness! My heart goes out to single women who have gone through these serious health challenges and are too afraid to even consider getting back in the dating world, even though they want to find and keep a loving partner. My heart goes out to women in relationships that are daunted by the changes in their bodies and emotions and their partners’ reactions.

Divine Timing is Everything. I have created  new dating and relationship coaching programs specifically for women who have had breast cancer. I know their unique fears and challenges. You CAN receive the partner of your dreams and I want to help you every step of the way! The programs are empowering and powerful and I am passionate about sharing them. I’d love you to be part of my Cup of Joy Sisterhood. To find out how I can help you find and keep your perfect partner after breast cancer or navigate the relationship you are currently in, call 510-336-0904 or schedule a Complimentary Confidence with Dating Phone Session here.


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She's Getting Married!!

Hi Ronnie, 

“…Hope all is well with you and that your business and personal life are going well.  And thank you for 'Dating in the Wild!'

I'm excited to tell you that the man I met through the friend, that I invited to the Symphony, has proposed and we are engaged to get married on June 25th!  I have two sons, 20 and 24, and he has a son aged 22. All three are happy for us. My three sisters and two brothers-in-laws are flying out for the wedding. They tell me this is the happiest they've ever seen me in my life!... focusing on myself first made all the difference… it allowed me to relax, and present a happy, confident, strong, and fun side to myself.  

Excerpt from my email to you below from last July:

I spoke with a male friend of mine asking a suggestion of who I might invite to the Symphony last week. He gave me the phone number of his friend who I'd met on a couple of times at gatherings. We had a fantastic evening. He then reciprocated by inviting me to a 3rd of July invite with friends. We shall see where the relationship goes :-)” Carol C.

Loves How I Pretty Up


How much fun it was to have you come over and help me Finally Get Rid of the clothes that don't actually flatter me (I'm not a pack rat, I just didn't honestly have a fashion sense!) - and how empowering it was to go shopping that one time, and now I'm no longer intimidated to go on my own.... But.... I Just Gotta Capture for other doubting folks, this fashion stuff Works from the inside out! I felt different when I started wearing clothes that actually "perked me up!" I was happier, even on the funky, weird-o dates I went on. At least I was happy inside me, which is what counts most of all! And then…I met J. Yup, I was wearing a very adorable short summer dress at the time, Not At All what I would've worn a few months prior!! ;-)
We both knew there was chemistry…We continued to see each other as friends (really! no kissing - can you believe it, at our age?!), and 2 months later, we took it to the next level. And later, J. said to me how much he loved what I wore on our first date, and how beautifully I "pretty up!" (his words for dress up). He so enjoys seeing the fun I have when I put a few extra accessories together (in ways I Never Would've have known before Ronnie Joy!))
- Now, 6 months later, I continue to deepen my awe and appreciation about being "later in life" with this deliciously sweet, tender, present man, who loves how I "pretty up!" ;-)


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