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My Burning Desire: Move Women’s Health Care to Number One

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What is your BURNING DESIRE? Do you have one? I do and you already know what it is. My burning desire is to help women with their health and wellness. Why am I thinking about my BURNING DESIRE? Because it’s the subject of the first chapter in my dear friend and mentor Sharon Lechter’s new book "Think and Grow Rich for Women."

As you can probably tell from the title, Sharon’s focus is primarily on finances and how women are finally starting to come into their own in the business world. Sharon defines a burning desire like this:

"When you find yourself wanting to do something, or achieve something, to change something or become something so badly that you can think of little else, you are in a state of BURNING DESIRE."

Boy, does that describe me to a tee! I can't wait to wake up in the morning because my company EmpowHER is changing, saving and improving women's lives every day. Now that's a reason to wake up, bounce out of bed, get dressed and show up!

I’m proud to say my story has a place in chapter 12 of Sharon’s book. I am also thrilled that there is finally a book focused on women’s success that acknowledges the vital role that health plays in realizing our most powerful selves.

Sharon talks about how women are making progress in the business world. Women are breaking through the glass ceiling, sitting in the corner office and holding seats on major boards. That is undeniably a good thing. But I join Sharon’s acknowledgement that women need to focus more on their own health, and that it will serve them in the pursuit of their own BURNING DESIRE!

We women have a tendency to sacrifice our own personal well-being. We put ourselves last in our desire to make an impact and serve others. It’s time for us to take better care of ourselves and time to demand better than a failing health system.

You heard me right. We are failing, and failing fast. The Commonwealth Fund ranked the United States 11th out of the 11 countries it studied for health care system performance. The news is even worse if you look at reports from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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