Nobody can make you feel inferior
without your consent.
Something to think about....
The body too has its rights; and it will have them:
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Dr. Peggy
Elam, publisher of my books and of this newsletter, had a long and
stressful February, so I didn't send out a Queen's Proclamation
that month. Hopefully, some of you noticed! [Ed. Note: Flu
and family emergencies are not a fun combination. Fortunately all are
Some patients I see are actually draining into their
I've had a fun and busy time since we last talked. I finished Dangerous Love and sent it to publisher Peggy. Husband Joe gave me the idea for this book. The heroine, Ava Manning, discovers data that has been tampered with and is going to blow the whistle on Cloneall Drugs, Inc. That is, if she lives long enough!
Son Eric and family came over last Sunday afternoon. The weather was nice, so we got to spend a lot of time outside. Joe, Eric and G-son Shaun played basketball while D-I-L Tiffany and I sat at the picnic table and watched and dodged the ball. I did get hit upside my head by an escaped ball once, but it only jarred my teeth a little. No harm done.
Kayla played in the swings and "explored," as she calls it
when she crosses the little bridge that goes across a concrete
drain. She likes walking along the fence line of our yard
looking for bugs, berries and flowers when they're in bloom.
When she got tired of that she went to the car and got a book
she had been reading and sat between Tiffany and me and read.
Tiffany says she's really into reading now. You know that made
I collect old
jewelry, so he bought a pre-packaged bag and brought it to me. I
was like a kid at Christmas! We both know that some of the
jewelry in those bags will be broken or useless, but it's like
looking for treasure. One never knows what will be hiding in
there. So far I've found four bracelets, three necklaces and
several pair of earrings that I will have fun wearing. Those are
the things I picked out first to research on the internet. There
was a pair of small diamond earrings. And I still have to take
time to go through the rest of the contents of the bag. Fun
Something To Think About: Reflections on Life, Family, Body Image & Other Weighty Matters by the Queen of Rubenesque Romances
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Your body is a unique work of art.
Then last week I ran across an article that was published in November 2010, titled: "Hospitalization For Eating Disorders Among Young Kids Rose 119% in 7 Years."
Hospitalizations of children younger than 12 years rose by 119% from 1999
to 2006, a report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
revealed in the journal Pediatrics. Overall, including all age groups, the
same period saw a 15% increase in hospitalizations for eating disorders.
We've got to find a way to stop this
madness for the sake of our children.
Reader Review of the
See, I received a Kindle for Christmas—I always read, always! Most of the time it is Sandra Brown and Linda Howard—I have read all their books. So I typed in on my Kindle "plus size romance" and your books popped up.
In the last 2 days I have read Nobody's Perfect (1st), Dangerous Curves Ahead (2nd), A Worthy Heir (3rd,) His Brother's Child (4th) and just finished Abigail's Revenge. They were all awesome. My favorite is Nobody's Perfect.
I wanted you to know that you are now MY FAVORITE AUTHOR. Please tell me more books are coming. I have been overweight my entire life, I never thought that I was pretty— my husband tells me that I am, BUT until I read your books—WOW, I am telling you life changing. Anyway just wanted you to know that!
Anyway thanks again for your life changing stories. God Bless you always!
a Feb. 11, 2009 Conversation with Pat Ballard
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Now available from Pearlsong Press—Pat's newest book, the nonfiction Something to Think About: Reflections on Life, Family, Body Image, & Other Weighty Matters by the Queen of Rubenesque Romances. It's a FREE PDF ebook that can be downloaded at http://www.pearlsong.com/somethingtothinkabout.htm or via the link at the beginning of this newsletter.
Pat is now co-hosting Radio Free Nashville's Health At Every Size show, which airs every Monday morning. The show is streamed live over the Internet 10-11 a.m. CST Mondays. You can also subscribe to the podcast of the show. Go to http://www.healthateverysize.info for more info, including archived recordings, or to subscribe.
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