Connie Pombo

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Twitter Party for Gratitude Book!

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Join me tomorrow for a Twitter Launch Party for Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude. My story  "The Beauty of Age Spots" is the second story in this book. After a breast cancer diagnosis twenty years ago, I'm thankful to be "sprouting" a few age spots! 

The Power of Gratitude

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On Apil 12, 2016, I celebrated my 20th year of being a breast cancer survivor and it's with much gratitude that I'm alive to share my story. As a finalist for Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude, I share one of the secrets that has helped me to make it this far.

Gratitude is just as much a state of mind as it is of the heart. Cancer gave me a new perspective on life and helped me set my priorities straight. As a writer and speaker, I've had the privilege of sharing my story for the past two decades and, hopefully, for many years to come. 

I would love to hear your story of survival. Post it here in the comment section or you may hit the comment button. I'll be sharing those in my next blog. 

With joy and gratitude, 


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"