Connie Pombo

Living Life Passionately!™


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What's New?

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm pleased to announced that I'm a finalist for the series Chicken Soup for the 
Soul: The Joy of Less coming out on April 19, 2016,. Many of us scale down our lives for many reasons, whether it be possessions, commitments or even jobs that no longer bring us fulfillment, If you've scaled down in 2016, I'd love to hear from you. Just press the pink contact button on this website. Hope you're having a great 2016! And if you would like to write a Chicken Soup story as a goal this year, you can find my e-book "Secrets to Writing a Winning Chicken Soup Story" on 

If you missed it on August 18, 2015, my story "Making a Difference" was released in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Volunteering and Giving Back. It's available at B&N, your favorite bookstore, or online at Enjoy!

Chicken Soup: Time to Thrive

Posted on May 14, 2015 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

My story, "Eating to Live" is included in this new edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul:Time to Thrive. It's how I went from Stage III kidney disease to normal kidney function. Changing the way you eat isn't easy -- especially if it involves dispensing with chocolate, coffee and peanut butter (and dairy products).I monitor everything that goes into my mouth and I'm thriving. I've grown through this exprience and now I have the opporunity to share with others. If you're diagnosed with kidney disease; it's not the end of the world. Doctors don't tell you how to eat right; they just want to give you a pill. But there's a lot we can do to promote our own good health through healthy eating.

Here's to your health! 


Mother's Day Gifts

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm grateful to be able to share with you some great gifts for Mother's Day from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Two books: Thanks to My Mom with my story "This Too Shall Pass" and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive (my story: "Eating to Live"). One story deals with overcoming breast cancer and the other kidney disease. When life hands you lemons, "write stories" is my motto. I hope these stories will be an encouragement to others going through similar trials.They are both available on, Barnes and Noble or your favorite bookstore.

My Story: "This Too Shall Pass" 

My story: "Eating to Live" 

Chicken Soup is Making News

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Recently, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel was discussed on Dr. Oz. He talks about neurotheology -- how the spiritual affects the mind. Another book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope and Miracles is also coming out February 10, 2015 in which I have a story -- "Mother's Day Surprise."

Also, another book, which I have a story in is Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power of Forgiveness and a TV show is in the making. "Chicken Soup for the Soul is coming to your Saturday morning TV lineup. The latest update is that beginning on October 3, 2015, Chicken Soup will have a family TV show airing on the CW One Magnificent Morning Line-Up. 

Stayed tuned for more Chicken Soup news.

~ Connie 

Time to Thrive

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)


One of the best parts of being an author is giving back and paying it forward. When we were home for Christmas in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (2014), I was able to do something I've always wanted to do -- pay it forward with books.


Twenty years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I was not thriving! I vowed at that time, I would use my experience to help others. I was a contributor in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope and Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey and Think Positive for Great Health series. I was able to deliver a box of books to the library at the health campus where I received radiation treatment, so others could benefit from my experience and receive hope! 

I was also able to do a book signing at Lancaster Christian Writer's Group with Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power of the Positive. And two more books are coming out: Hope and Miracles; Thanks to My Mom and Time to Thrive.

It's a special privilege to write for Chicken Soup and I'm always thrilled when I hear that one of my stories has been accepted.