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2019-03-27T09:53:42+00:00

Tracey

Tracey Nominated by Nicole Tracey has beaten ovarian cancer, and many other hard challenges in her life. After taking head-on [...]

2019-01-08T17:19:14+00:00

Tresa

Tresa  Nominated by Jennifer Tresa is a hard-working single mom, who survived an abusive husband, raising her two children (one with [...]

2019-01-02T15:29:00+00:00

Lauren S.

Lauren S. (Nominated by Misti) At the age of 26, Lauren became a caregiver to her husband who was diagnosed [...]

2019-01-02T15:29:09+00:00

Lorraine

Lorraine (nominated by Alaina) Lorraine was raised by a single, working mom and many times was teased or ridiculed by [...]

2018-12-13T14:21:32+00:00

Winna

Winna After her breast cancer diagnosis, Winna made the difficult decision to have mastectomies even though it was suggested to [...]

2018-10-09T15:35:37+00:00

Jen S

Jen S. I’m Jen Schwartz, founder of MOTHERHOOD | UNDERSTOOD. I’m also a postpartum depression survivor, maternal mental health advocate, [...]

2018-10-16T13:57:41+00:00

Dawn P

Dawn P. Nominated by Christine C. Dawn was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago, and then later needed a [...]

2018-10-08T16:13:51+00:00

Cara S

A breast cancer survivor with the BRCA 1 gene, Cara underwent surgery, intensive chemo, and an elective hysterectomy. She shares her OTB Story on how she stayed motivated and strong during the toughest battle of her life. Read more >

2018-10-08T15:47:55+00:00

Dr. Arabia Mollette

Born and raised in the South Bronx, NYC, I grew up in a community plagued with crime and poverty. Tragedies in my life sparked a desire to make a difference in my community. I live by the words “You are a fighter and you will make it.” It’s important for children in my community to have role models and I hope that I will be able to inspire and influence them just like other doctors inspired me. Read more >

OTB Stories

A therapist shares how to deal with your feelings around quarantine and social distancing

With so many women experiencing stress and anxiety due to social distancing and quarantine, we spoke with art psychotherapist Tina Montagna-Tate, MA, ATR-BC, LPC about how we can calm our nerves and get through these next weeks.  1. Foster an attitude of gratitude. Especially during these difficult times, it’s important to take stock of what's going right. Thinking about things you're grateful for can shift your perspective and lift your mood. When you make your gratitude list, try to be specific. And they don’t have to be big either--feeling grateful even for your perfect strawberries at breakfast can do the trick.  2. Calming Mantras For Worry Brains: If you're prone to worry, or "what if?" thinking, a calming mantra can help slow your brain's roll. Come up with a mantra that is balanced and truthful ("It's too soon to have the answers" or "We have everything we need right now," "We're doing what we can do,') and repeat every time a worry presents. 3. Make a "Feel Better List" - Generate a list of things that make you feel better and engage in these activities regularly, when needed. Taking a walk or bath, eating ice cream, and playing word games on your phone are [...]

5 Ways to Use Technology to Stay Connected During This Difficult Time

As we navigate these challenging times, it’s important for our own mental health and well-being for us to remain as connected as possible. Thankfully, technology allows us to stay social, even if we’re physically separated from friends and family members. Here are 5 online platforms and apps you can use to help keep you connected during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond. Just keep in mind, you’ll need an internet connection to use all of these services. In some cases, your cellular service will do. We hope they help you find the connections we're all longing for during this difficult time. Zoom You might have used Zoom for business meetings, but it’s a fantastic way to chat with friends and family. Best used on a laptop or desktop, Zoom allows you to join together all on one screen with video, and chat. Skype If you’re looking to connect with international friends and family, Skype allows you to do just that. Chat via audio or video, depending on what you prefer. Just make sure you have the newest version to do video calls. Marco Polo This fun video app lets you send video messages to individuals or groups. They can watch live [...]

8 Inspiring Quotes from Amazing Women in History

It’s Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing these 8 quotes from amazing women in history that you can use as inspiration all year long. View this post on Instagram A post shared by One Tough B (@onetoughb) on Mar 2, 2020 at 4:30pm PST 1. Well behaved women seldom make history. - Eleanor Roosevelt Sometimes you have to rock the boat to make sure people can hear you. receive from others. View this post on Instagram A post shared by One Tough B (@onetoughb) on Feb 21, 2020 at 10:08am PST 2. Failure is impossible. - Susan B. Anthony You might stumble and fall, but we like to think of failure as more of a learning opportunity and new beginning for something better. View this post on Instagram A post shared by One Tough B (@onetoughb) on Feb 7, 2020 at 7:56am PST 3. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman You’ve got everything within you that you need. Sometimes we just need a reminder that it’s [...]

7 podcasts to help teach, inspire, and motivate you

If you’re looking for inspiration and motivation, podcasts are a fantastic way to get the help you need. Our team listens to a fair amount of inspirational podcasts, so we’re sharing 7 of our favorites. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do, and find the support you’re looking for. 1. Happier Along with her sister Elizabeth Craft, NYT bestselling author Gretchen Rubin hosts this short and sweet podcast that’s all about actionable tips, tricks, and advice for putting the happy back into your life. 2. Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations There’s nothing like the Oprah Winfrey to give you a healthy dose of inspiration. She interviews everyone from favorite celebrities to gurus and pretty much everyone in between, offering guidance and insight in a way only she can. 3. Where Should We Begin Renowned relationship expert and bestselling author Ester Perel hosts a fascinating podcast where she engages in a therapy session with a couple every week. It’s like you’re a voyeur into the world of her therapeutic process, all of which can be applied to your own life. 4. Living Fully, with Mallory Ervin [...]