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Lessons From Breast/Chest Cancer, Trusting Your Intuition & Living Your Passion

Updated: Oct 31, 2023

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This Episode's Key Moments:

Here's an overview of a few key moments in this episode:

  • The life-changing words of wisdom Isabelle received from her 96-year old mother in her final days

  • The importance of providing people with support and education

  • The art of trusting your intuition

  • Living with breast/chest cancer and the importance of genetic testing

  • What it's like actually living your passion

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Who is Isabelle Alessandra?


Isabelle's career shift from CEO of her own consulting firm to full-time artist was a direct result of some words of wisdom from her 96 year-old mother during her final hours in hospice:


"I’ve thought a lot about what I would say to you when this day came, what I might say so you'd really hear me, how I could turn these last moments together into a gift. I have one important regret to share with you, and it's not about what I did with my life, it's about what I didn't do. Over my entire lifetime I always found an excuse not to fully pursue my gifts as an artist. Work, then family, then caring for your dad, then finally losing my eyesight… always reasons that put my desire to create on the back burner. You have the same gift I had, and I've watched you shelf it just like I did. So, after 96 years on earth, here is my best advice for you, right now – use your gift, develop your talent, and work full time to let the world know what you can do. You're turning 60 this year. If you don't do this now, and I mean right now, you never will."


Exactly one year after her mother passed, Isabelle closed the doors to her company and began painting every day. Her work is a life-force that absolutely lights her up, and it’s a cherished legacy from her mother.


Isabelle has already established private collectors in Canada, Europe, South America and across the United States. She currently shows her work at the Sandstone Gallery (Laguna Beach, Calfornia), J Willott Gallery (Palm Desert, California), Peterson Contemporary Art (Bend, Oregon) and Van Gogh Art Gallery (Madrid, Spain). Isabelle's work has been seen in the Conde Nast magazines Vanity Fair, GQ, Vogue House and Gardens and World of Interiors.


As a nod to her past career, Isabelle also holds a Doctorate Degree in Education Policy, Leadership and Change from the University of Southern California (USC).


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10 Comments


Guest
Nov 05, 2023

I love to write lyrics, but I've never been employed in the industry to know whether I'm even good or not, so there's no "doors" for me to close I need confirmation that I'm good enough to keep trying.

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Guest
Nov 04, 2023

Hi Mr. Knowles, truly appreciate what it is you’re doing. This is amazing and giving so many people a lifetime opportunity. God bless you.

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Guest
Nov 02, 2023

I absolutely love this! My mother is 74, and growing up with her was hell (physical, mental, verbal, and emotional abuse). To top things off she did nothing when she found out I was being molested by her own brothers. It got to the point that everything I was told I wouldn’t be, I am, TODAY. I got away from her and I DID EVERYTHING I WANTED TO DO. I have a different type of blood flowing through my veins. I love who I am. I just dislike my mothers ways, though I love her for giving me life. She could have aborted me. I love, love. I love humble and loving parents. THIS WAS THE BEST ADVICE EVER. I…

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Guest
Nov 02, 2023

This was amazing!!! The best wisdom that a mother can give instead of making them pursue their parents dreams.

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Guest
Nov 02, 2023

Excellent presentation. Thank you both for sharing your stories and wisdom. I too, am a breast cancer survivor. This is extremely inspiring and motivates a person to take the next step in fulfilling one's lifetime dreams and goals. Vickie Taylor!

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