Chicken Soup

Jul
24
2011

I recently received word that my story, “A Perfect Ten,” will appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding Your Happiness!

Cover art used by permission

This essay is about my personal weight loss journey from 303 pounds to a size 10 just using calorie counting and exercise. It was my starting point to feeling like I really can achieve my dreams.

Since finding my confidence, I started writing again, and I have found quick success. The fact that I did the weight loss on my own terms and without pills, surgery, a gym, or a crazy diet gave me the desire to see what other dreams I might be able to fulfill if I put my heart and soul into it.

I will post the story here after its October release in Chicken Soup. I am thrilled beyond measure to have this second story published in such a respectable anthology in the same year.

So tell me, what dreams do YOU have, and what is keeping you from achieving them right now?

Sixteen pink lines

July 14, 2011

Sixteen pink lines. Eight pregnancy tests with eight positives, and sixteen pink lines. Out of tears and out of pee, I was finally pregnant. The last several years had been filled with the ups and downs of infertility and miscarriage. My heart ached for a child I thought I would never hold in my arms. […]

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