SOURCE: Tina Staley, Quality-of-Life Specialist

Tina Staley, Quality-of-Life Specialist

March 24, 2015 08:03 ET

Colorado's Own Tina Staley Featured in Inspiring Documentary About Love and Life With Cancer

What Love Is Documentary Shows how Quality-of-Life Intervention and End of Life Counseling Allow for a Better Way of Life -- and Death -- for Patients and Families

ASPEN, CO--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2015) - Tina Staley, quality-of-life specialist dedicated to empowering others to create positive life change, was chosen to lead a study profiling 50 women with breast cancer over a two year journey that was chronicled into a life-changing documentary called What Love Is: The Duke Pathfinders 50. The documentary highlights Staley's impactful interaction alongside these brave women and their families as they develop skills essential to thrive in the face of their illness. What Love Is: The Duke Pathfinders 50 had its debut in February 2015 and has captured audiences across the country with this touching and motivational story. The documentary is available on Tina's YouTube page at, and Colorado residents can view the documentary broadcast on Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 7:00pm on Rocky Mountain PBS. It can also be viewed on national PBS World six times in April in conjunction with Ken Burns' series on cancer -- on the 3rd at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., the 4th at 2 a.m., 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and the 5th at 4 a.m.

"For those who experience a traumatic life event such as receiving word that they may be entering their final years of life, such as these amazing 50 women whom I had the privilege to spend two years with and impact their lives, it is a severely challenging and traumatic time," said Tina Staley, founder and director of Pathfinders. "In working with and learning from these women, we were able to find joy for these brave individuals and also their families in the most difficult times of life. With What Love Is, I hope to inspire and entrust hope in those going through some of life's greatest hurdles."

The documentary was produced and directed by Ted Bogosian, Duke University alum and award-winning television director, producer and writer, who followed Staley as she led these amazing women along their journey. What Love Is: The Duke Pathfinders 50 offers individuals facing any life challenge an inside look into how Staley's tools and passion can help people take hold of their lives now, rather than waiting until confronted with a life-altering situation. The 50 women involved in this program were all diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and agreed to participate in a two-year trial during their treatment at Duke's High-Risk Breast Clinic.

The documentary is narrated by NPR's Scott Simon and was filmed in North Carolina, Colorado and Rome, Italy. It features breast cancer specialist and researcher Kim Blackwell, MD, medical oncologist and palliative medicine specialist, Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD., and Reverend Dr. Sam Wells, dean of Duke Chapel, who provides a touching sermon honoring the Pathfinders study participants.

Tina Staley is a Denver-based motivational speaker and licensed clinical social worker with 18 years of experience working in mental health and chronic illness, with an emphasis on improving quality of life and specialty in end-of-life issues. Her passion is helping others take hold of their lives now, rather than waiting until confronted with a life-altering situation. She has developed 12 Action Steps, which empower and enable you to create positive change in your life, and has recently partnered with Governor Hickenlooper in his 10,000 Random Acts of Kindness Initiative. To learn more about Tina and her work, visit, or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn.

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