• Powerful Beyond Measure Book

    The Cover Reveal!

    Things are getting real! The cover of my book has been finalized. Both front and back. The interior layout has been finalized. All the content edits, copy edits, line edits and proof reading is done. Book description and author bio are both crafted, in a long version and a short version, with tight word count limits for both. As I have shared on my Facebook page, I have contracted the services of a coaching/marketing service for the publication of my self-published book. Book Launchers has been absolutely awesome in helping me to craft a book that I can be truly proud of. I have accepted every bit of help and…

  • My Story

    Time to Reach Out and Help Others for Real… Announcing my Coaching Program

    Okay… Deep breaths… I have taken the leap into e-commerce and online services… As of today, I have posted a “Work With Me” page on my Powerful Beyond Measure website. It offers my first product, the Cancer Coaching Package. I don’t have the e-commerce arrangements in place yet, but I’m starting to be approached to counsel and support others going through cancer treatment, so the time has come to offer it as a structured service. For now, contact will be through my email at martha@marthatettenborn.com and payment will be by e-transfer or Paypal, but once I have climbed the steep learning curve of Woocommerce, I will have an honest-to-goodness online…

  • Recipes/Food Prep

    Leftover Egg Whites? Make Lemon Meringues! Without the Pie

    I hate recipes that require separating eggs. Having had my own chickens for years, I feel like every egg is a precious labour of love for my hens and I don’t squander any of them. So using a recipe that requires only whites means that I have to find a use for the leftover yolks. Using a recipe that requires yolks means that I have to do something with the whites. That was the situation this morning when I used 4 yolks to make Hollandaise sauce for the first time. I had thought to use the leftover whites in a batch of my Keto Crack-ola (recipe here) but I didn’t…

  • Attitude,  My Story,  Spirit

    A New Direction for 2021

    I think that I have had an epiphany. I think that I have just finally found a “job/life description” that fits where my heart tells me that I want to go. Let me explain… I have been a Registered Dietitian for 35 years. In that time, I have done homecare, inpatient hospital care, outpatient care, private practice, long term care, back to private practice and now as an author and speaker. In all those roles, I have tended to lean towards caring for the concerns of adults, particularly “mature” adults. Even as a green young RD, driving around Waterloo region and going into people’s homes, my most memorable clients were…

  • My Story

    2020 – The Good, the Bad, and the Very Bad

    What a year this has been! Most people are giving it the bum’s rush – out you go and good riddance! But for me, it’s actually been a very mixed year with some awesome highs and some real challenges. When 2020 started, I wrote the word KICKASS! on the front page of my planner (yes, I’m old school – paper planner) and was fully expecting to have the best year of my life. The book was over half written. Cancer treatment was firmly in the rearview mirror and my hair was even starting to straighten back out from its crazy post-chemo curliness. I had been accepted to deliver a poster…

  • Powerful Beyond Measure Book,  Research

    Mind Blown! You Have to Read This Book!

    I have just finished listening to Dr. Jason Fung’s newest book, The Cancer Code, just released five days ago on Nov 10. This is book three of his Wellness Code series, following The Obesity Code and The Diabetes Code. Dr. Fung is a nephrologist (kidney specialist) in the Toronto area who has deeply analytical mind for unravelling medical mysteries. He looks way past the surface of symptoms and diagnostic test results and delves deep into the root causes of disease, particularly the “chronic diseases of civilization” that are ravaging us now, but were relatively uncommon before the last hundred years or so. He has turned his attention this time to…

  • My Story,  Research

    Ovarian Cancer Symptoms – The Cancer that Whispers

    It would be easier if there was something obvious – like a palpable lump or a mark on the skin, a wound that won’t heal or a persistent pinpoint pain spot. But with ovarian cancer, there’s usually not. It has been called “the cancer that whispers” for exactly that reason. You have an inkling that something’s just not quite right. The occasional twinge or passing pain. The seemingly sudden tightness of your waistband that you attribute to overeating or monthly bloat. The feeling of fullness half way through your normal amount of food. Needing to pee more often or possibly constipation. Or maybe just feeling pooped when you shouldn’t be…