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Many years ago, I wanted to write a book…specifically a mystery book. Mysteries were always a favorite read for me, and I had a great ending in mind. The trouble was, I couldn’t come up with a beginning or a middle, so I abandoned the project rather quickly.
In recent years, the thought returned to me as I have been looking for ways to share my accidental recovery from chronic depression with others. I started a book several years ago, honestly without knowing what I was doing. I just started it as an online challenge to write five thousand words in a day. I completed the challenge, and my book adventure began.
The beginning of the book came to me when I was driving on Trapelo Road in Waltham, MA. It was fall, and as I drove by the Waltham Reservoir, I noticed how beautiful the colors of the fall leaves were on the tress and reflected in the still water. The fact that I
noticed this was new and amazing to me as I explain in the book.
What I didn’t know at the time is that to write a book, you really need to begin with an outline. That makes it much more organized and deliberate. I ended up with a bit of a mess, and the process took longer than it should have as I had a lot of backtracking and organizing to do that would have been automatic with an outline.
I was determined to write a book and to share with others my journey to a depression free life by changing how I eat. Today I can tell you the book is finished!
The cover has been designed, and the book has gone for formatting for both paperback and Kindle versions. I am beyond excited to share the story of how I changed what I eat to help someone else, and by doing so, I accidentally transformed my own life.
I have only ever wanted to help people live and feel better regardless of whether I was helping them find a home in my real estate career or helping them understand how to eat to affect depression and lose weight as a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant. I know this will make a big difference to people who read it, and I couldn’t be more pleased.
Helping You Achieve Major Wellness in Your Life!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC
Cheryl A Major lives in Westford and is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant. Her TV show, Thin Strong Healthy, airs on WestfordCat and is an offshoot of her blog http://ThinStrongHealthy.com Cheryl offers ongoing information and personal health coaching to help you feel better and be healthier. Follow Cheryl on Twitter @CherylAMajor. She is also a full time residential Realtor with Coldwell Banker with more than 25 years experience.
Her new book, “Eat Your Blues Away” will be available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble this month!