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The Two Spells of Nausea That Changed My Life, and Other Reasons for Hope


Some of you may have run across this already, but I’ve got an article published in an inspirational ebook called Reasons for Hope. It was very early on in my blogging career that I wrote my contribution, but the book was only released fairly recently. It contains 23 pieces by 17 writers, including some of my most talented friends, Lisis Blackston and Jay Schryer.

Within the broad theme of hope, it contains everything from smileworthy short stories to straightforward how-to’s. I haven’t read all of them but I’m pleased to be among such a solid lineup. Throughout the pages you’ll find a whole palette of ways to spin silk from suffering. If you’re looking for a place to start (other than the beginning) I think Rey Carr’s The “Right” Wrong Number exemplifies the book’s message perfectly.

The book is completely free and you can find it here.

My effort is called The Two Spells of Nausea That Changed My Life, on page 54. I hope you enjoy. If it makes you feel uneasy, take two Gravol and plenty of fluids.


Photo by Cutglassdreamer

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Char (PSI Tutor:Mentor) November 2, 2009 at 7:14 am

Being a bitch myself, I can relate to this photo ~:-)

Hey~ a free book about hope~ am sharing with the students now. There a couple of 4th years that may enjoy reading it too.

Was the trip to the laundry an adventure?

David November 3, 2009 at 12:17 am

I had actually forgotten about it. I remember scrambling to meet the April deadline and do my regular posts for that week.

Eric November 2, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Very cool ebook. I’m going to read through this tonight when I have some free time. I did skip ahead to your story, and I must say it really is a great story! I love personal stories in which the author learns a valuable lesson. Your lesson was a powerful one, and it sound like it changed your life. To learn the true power of positive thinking and to realize that we control our bodies is a wonderful thing. Thanks for sharing!
.-= Eric´s last blog ..Walking across america – 10,000 steps at a time =-.

David November 3, 2009 at 12:17 am

Thanks Eric, I’m glad you liked it.

Srinivas Rao November 2, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Nice. Just from hearing this, I think you’ve given me some ideas :).
.-= Srinivas Rao´s last blog ..Coffee and Daydreams: A Simple Method for Daily Visualization =-.

Zengirl November 5, 2009 at 11:23 pm


Congratulations to you and other writers, looks amazing and can not wait to finish it.
.-= Zengirl´s last blog ..How to resue leftover halloween candies =-.

Kay July 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

Hi there :) I came across this blog by a happy coincidence and i am so thankful! I totally loved the two stories you shared in the ebook, so thank you for that, and also for the great articles you write in here.

I wish you all the best and looking forward to other great posts from you.

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