Letter From The Editor – November

Is it really November? And is it still 2020?  This year seems like it has been the longest one ever.   I know we are all looking forward to a better 2021, but I am intent

Is it really November? And is it still 2020?  This year seems like it has been the longest one ever.   I know we are all looking forward to a better 2021, but I am intent on making the absolute best of what is left of 2020.  Fall truly IS my favorite time of the year.   Ya’ll heard all about that last month, so I am just repeating myself – which I tend to do about the things in life that excite me! 😊 And I AM excited about the days that remain in 2020, despite the days and months past that were, quite honestly, draining, depressing, and overwhelmingly challenging.    Beginning with October, the rest of the year for me is always special. It always has been and yes, even this year it will be.  Intentionality – that is what it will take for me to make the most of what we have left in 2020.  Being intentional about enjoying this time of the year and making celebrations special even if they do not look like they did last year.  Being intentional about focusing on what is truly important and fostering relationships and staying in touch, even if from a distance.   Being intentional about reminders that “this too shall pass.”  Intentionality.  The rest of 2020 is going to be the best I can possibly make it and I hope it is for you, too.


Unconditionally Her is always intentional with providing practical yet fun and inspiring content every month and we look forward to sharing some of the “specialness” of the season with you as we kick off November.    We will continue our Sip of the Month feature along with several tantalizing November recipes, decorating and crafts, time management with favorite contributor Sara Skillen, faith-based articles, and some great UNTOLD stories sure to inspire. We are even going to celebrate Deviled Egg Day – YES, there is such a thing!


We appreciate each Unconditionally Her reader and consider it a privilege to be a part of your November. Here’s to an intentionally wonderful November and beginning of the holiday season!


Be Encouraged, Be Empowered, Be Inspired – Be Unconditionally YOU!

“That was the day she made herself to live more from intention and less from habit.”
Amy Rubin Flett, Artist

Cindy Chafin
Cindy Chafin, M.Ed., MCHES® serves as editor-in-chief of Unconditionally Her. Through her many years as a masters-level certified health educator and 18-year employment in a higher education setting – as well as several years as a graduate and doctoral student – she has written countless articles, essays, publications, grant applications, proposals, reports, and other technical and creative writing documents. In addition to her training and professional work experience, she spent four years as volunteer editor of New Focus Daily, a publication of the Women Survivors Alliance, a national women cancer survivors-focused organization based in Nashville, Tennessee.

While serving as editor of Unconditionally Her, a women-focused magazine which provides content on anything from recipes, travel, books, and everything in between, she has a special interest in fitness, health, and well-being. She is certified by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and was part of the first cohort to receive master's level designation. NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice. She is proud to be a CHES® and has been a public health professional for many years after receiving her graduate degree in health promotion and education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for many years and looks forward to re-engaging with women one-on-one as a health coach pending completion of her certification and doctoral degree to supplement her public health and academic work.

She currently is the Associate Director for Community Programs for the Center for Health and Human Services at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, located just outside of Nashville, where she has been a project director of multiple grants since 2002 and served as interim director from 2015-2018. Cindy offers her consulting services and volunteer hours under the umbrella of Community Health Collaboratives, LLC which she founded in 2002 for organizations such as Unconditionally Her and other non-profit and charity organizations. She is pleased to promote empowerment and confidence of women readers across the globe, and to provide inspiration, motivation, and voice for social change through her role as editor-in-chief of Unconditionally Her.