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Time to Thrive chicken Soup for the Soul Book

It’s your time to thrive — and these stories show you how! You’ll learn how to take charge of your life, make time for what’s important, and do what’s right for you! These stories, from regular people who have taken control of their lives, show you how to do it yourself. Find new purpose, try new things, and take care of yourself, all while improving your relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.

Breaking the Mold is my story about how I finally pursued my dream.



Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect millions of people, and this book is especially for caregivers. This collection, a joint project with the Alzheimer’s Association, is filled with 101 stories of love and lessons from others like you, will support and encourage you as you care for your loved one.

My story entitled, Managing with Mom, will appear in the upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul publication due for release April 22, 2014. It is just one of the many stories that deal with how family members cope and deal with Alzheimer’s. All royalties from this book go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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My weight loss story, The Closet Witch, is just one of the many other inspiring stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Hello to a Better Body! This book is filled with helpful tips and expert medical advice that will encourage and support readers in their weight loss and fitness goals.

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A number of my freelance articles have appeared in soap making publications and trade magazines that include Saponifier and the Handcrafted Soap Making Journal.


page01_REDOMy first children’s book, Remember the Rainbow, will be released in April 2014.

About the Book

Remember the Rainbow is story of self-discovery inspired by Denise’s nine year old grandson.  When learning classmates were poking fun and refusing to sit with her grandson at lunch (because of what he was wearing), she knew there was a story to tell.

Patches is a leprechaun teased and bullied at school because of his small stature. In his sadness he embarks on a journey in search of the riches at the end of the colorful rainbow. What he discovers is much more; he finds self-worth and the true meaning of happiness.

It will be available for purchase on pending release date.

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