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Sugar Addicts in the San Francisco Bay Area: Let Me Liberate You Sat., April 13

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Connie celery_clean copySugar and carb addicts, get help to free yourself from your potentially deadly habits on Sat., April 13 at 7 pm at Book Passage in Corte Madera.
Indeed, it’s now my honor and privilege to personally guide, coach, educate and empower sugar and carb addicts in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, April 13, which is, coincidentally, two days before a momentous time for me.
Yes, on April 15, I will have gone 15 years sugar-free (mostly)! Bear in mind that I wasn’t perfect, and not beating up on myself too much or slipping is one of the keys to my success. (You’ll find out how you, too, can be imperfect but still triumph over your sugar addiction.)
The program at Book Passage is being presented, thanks to the remarkable organization, Left Coast Writers, a fabulous group that supports new and established writers.
Please note that this appearance at Book Passage is my first talk and book signing since the publication of my book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter.
The reason that I didn’t do any book signings or give any solo talks in 2012 (other than one appearance as part of a group of authors) is because I wanted to spend as much time as possible with my terminally ill Mom before she passed away. Recently, I lost her. (In fact, I moved from the East Coast to the West Coast to be near her and be of service to Mom before she passed away. (One of our most fabulous moments during our last year together was when two boxes of books arrived from my publisher, Hay House, and my mother raved, “Absolutely terrific” and “Beautiful.” I have a video of the special occasion.)
Anyhow, during my first Beyond Sugar Shock appearance on April 13, I’ll give you insights and simple starter secrets so you can:
Activate the positive power of one of procrastination. (Huh? Trust me — it’s a simple, calming tool.)
Quickly decode and then welcome (really!) your annoying sugar cravings.
Remember the sour scoop about sugar (that it can lead to cancer, type 2 diabetes and even kill you early) when you’re overcome by must-have-sugar-now! feelings.
Pick yourself up after you’ve “slipped” and fallen off your less or no-sugar plan, especially after emotionally trying times.
Dissolve your desire for dangerous sweets but still enjoy tasty chocolate treats. You’ll even find out how to get recipes for healthy choco-goodie and get to savor tasty sugar-free desserts.
Stop being duped by innocent-looking, seductive foods that are actually sugar traps.
Laugh at my — and your — silly-on-sugar behavior. (You’ll chuckle at my former Sugar Shrew ways!)
In short, in our time together, you’ll get to Turbocharge your Sugar-Free Power.
The event on April 13 takes place at:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera
For those of you who don’t know my background, here’s a short bio:
Bestseller Beyond Sugar Shock BSThe Sugar Liberator Connie Bennett is transformational speaker and author of the international bestseller Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter. The Hay House book has been praised by a Who’s Who of health and empowerment experts, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Dr. Daniel Amen.
Connie’s second book is the eagerly awaited follow-up to her acclaimed bestseller, Sugar Shock! How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life—And How You Can Get Back on Track, which has been praised by America’s Favorite Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Connie’s sour-to-sweet journey began in 1998, when she was pummeled by 44 ailments, including crushing fatigue, brain fog, horrible headaches, rollercoaster mood swings, and severe PMS. When Connie’s new doctor blamed every single symptom on her excessive sugar habit and ordered her to quit consuming her cherished sweets, she reluctantly complied. Much to her surprise, all her ailments vanished, and Connie became energetic, focused, and free.
She succeeded, because while shedding her dangerous habit, Connie created cool tools to ease her dreaded and difficult transition and turn it into a positive, fun-filled, life-changing adventure. Since 2001, Connie has been coaching, guiding, and inspiring thousands of people worldwide on how to easily triumph over their carb addiction so they can discover that Life is Sweeter When Sugar Doesn’t Seduce You.™
Now, Connie runs her popular Sugar Freedom Now Retreat (virtual, recorded, and live), which is the companion program to Beyond Sugar Shock. She is also host of the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show, for which she interviews top names in a variety of fields from health to the Law of Attraction. Connie studied at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Get free gifts to help you reach Sugar Freedom at www.Connie-Bennett.com

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Northern Californians: Get Sweet Help to Shed Your Sugar Habit on April 13 at Book Passage

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Sugar and carb addicts in the Bay Area or northern California, come meet me personally and get help so you can triumph over your potentially deadly sugar and carb habit.
Thanks to the amazing group, Left Coast Writers — which supports new and established writers — you can get simple tips and tools to free you from your addiction on Sat., April 13 at 7 pm at Book Passage in Corte Madera.
FYI, the timing for this event is fortuitous. It takes place two days before my 15-year anniversary of being mostly sugar-free!
The Left Coast Writers Book Launch at Book Passage officially marks the start of The Sugar Freedom Tour, during which I’ll personally help sugar addicts nationwide and later worldwide. (To bring me to your area, submit your request here.)
In this April 13th program, “Break Free of Sugar with Ease and Glee,” you will get “A hah” moments and easy information to put to use immediately.
You’ll discover simple, but powerful starter secrets to:
Become the master of your sugar cravings — and then turn them into your reliable allies.
Turbocharge your Sugar-Free Power.
Dodge the #1 mistake nearly everyone makes when quitting or reducing sweets.
Activate the positive power of procrastination.(Huh? Trust me — it’s a simple, calming tool.)
Pick yourself up after you’ve “slipped” and fallen off your less or no-sugar plan.
Dissolve your desire for dangerous sweets but still enjoy tasty chocolate treats. You’ll even find out how to get recipes for healthy choco-goodies.
Stop being duped by innocent-looking, seductive foods that are actually sugar traps.
Laugh at my — and your — silly-on-sugar behavior. (You’ll chuckle at the former Sugar Shrew ways!)
You’ll also get to try tasty, sugar-free Power Balls and a Coco-Mousse, that will melt in your mouth! I’m bringing these yummy chocolate delights, courtesy of my friend Naomi Tomoda from the farmer’s market. (Check back here, on this Sugar Shock Blog, for photos of these delicious treats from Naomi’s company, Mami’s Crunch.)
Special thanks to Left Coast Writers founder Linda Watanabe McFerrin, who invited me to this event. (Stay tuned to learn about Linda’s sugar story.)
In case, you don’t know my story, here’s my short bio so you’ll learn why I’m so committed to helping you break free.
Why I Want to Free You from Sugar: My Bio & Tale
Bestseller Beyond Sugar Shock BSConnie Bennett is a charismatic transformational speaker, bestselling author, life coach, health coach, and self-mocking former sugar addict, who is now known as The Sugar Liberator. An experienced journalist, Connie is author of the new book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter, an international bestseller that has been endorsed by Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Dr. Daniel Amen. Her first book, Sugar Shock! How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life—And How You Can Get Back on Track, was a bestseller that was praised by America’s Favorite Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Connie’s sour-to-sweet journey began in 1998, when she was pummeled by 44 scary ailments, including crushing fatigue, brain fog, horrible headaches, roller-coaster mood swings, heart palpitations, and severe PMS. When Connie’s new doctor blamed every symptom on her excessive sugar habit and ordered her to “Quit eating sugar or die young,” Connie very reluctantly shed her habit. Much to her surprise, all her ailments vanished, and Connie became energetic, focused, and free.
Connie finally succeeded in shedding her dangerous sugar addiction after years of failing, because while transitioning from sugar-gorging to becoming mostly sugar-free, Connie created or discovered simple, cool tools, which helped her transform the dreaded, difficult undertaking into a positive, fun-filled, life-changing adventure.
Since 2001, Connie has been coaching, guiding, inspiring and uplifting thousands of carb junkies worldwide to easily, playfully release their addiction to discover that Life is Sweeter When Sugar Doesn’t Seduce You™.
Connie runs the popular Sugar Freedom Now Retreat, a virtual and/or live event, which is the companion program to Beyond Sugar Shock. She also hosts the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show, for which she interviews top names in a variety of fields from health to the Law of Attraction.and hosts the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show. Connie studied at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Get free gifts at www.Connie-Bennett.com
Connie is now on The Sugar Freedom Tour, which celebrates her 15 years of being mostly sugar-free. It is dedicated to her recently deceased mother. To invite Connie to visit your area, apply here.

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Thank You, Partners: Beyond Sugar Shock Became an International Bestseller!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you, all of you amazing supporters and partners!
Because you believed in Beyond Sugar Shock, and were kind enough to tell your millions of fans and followers about it, my new book (the follow-up to Sugar Shock) became an international bestseller!
I’m filled with such tremendous gratitude to you wonderful people and organizations.
With your tremendous support, Beyond Sugar Shock hit Amazon bestseller charts in many categories — far too numerous to mention — in France, Great Britain, Canada, and Germany.
Meanwhile, here in the United States, Beyond Sugar Shock became hugely successful, too.
For instance, as the screen shot below illustrates, Beyond Sugar Shock hit # 2 in Hot New Releases in Healthy Living in this country, second only to a new book from actress/health expert Suzanne Somers.
Thankfully, wonderful people at Hasmark Services gracefully coordinated the many elements of my book launch and carefully tracked Beyond Sugar Shock as it climbed a number of bestseller charts. Thanks to Hasmark’s diligent eye, I can share some bestseller screen shots with you.
For instance, here’s the screen shot showing how it hit # 2 in healthy living in the U.S.
The # 1 spot was taken by a new book from actress/health expert Suzanne Somers.
Much to my joy, while Beyond Sugar Shock was becoming popular in the U.S., it also was captivating Kindle readers in France, where the book soared to # 1 in six different categories!
Classement des meilleures ventes d’Amazon: n°818 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)
n°1 dans Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Health, Mind & Body > Nutrition
n°1 dans Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Healthy Living
n°1 dans Boutique Kindle > Ebooks Kindle > Ebooks en langues étrangères > Ebooks en anglais > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss
n°1 Dernières nouveautés en Nutrition
n°1 Dernières nouveautés en Personal Health
n°1 Les meilleures ventes en Diets & Weight Loss
For instance, here’s the screen shot that illustrates how Beyond Sugar Shock hit # 1 under Diets and Weight Loss in France.
Over in Canada, Beyond Sugar Shock reached #1 in Hot New Releases in Healthy Living. (It also grabbed the # 3 spot at the same time.)
It also reached #2 in Hot New Releases in Personal Health in Canada.
How suprising it was the book also did so well in Germany, where it hit a # 10 slot.
Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 4.116 in Englische Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Englische Bücher)
Nr. 10 in Englische Bücher > Gesundheit, Geist & Körper > Persönliche Gesundheit > Gesund leben
Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, it hit # 26 in Books: Healh, Family & Lifestyle Books > Health Issues > Popular Medicine.
Now, it’s with great gratitude that I extend my heartfelt thanks to the many supporters of Beyond Sugar Shock.Over at Barnes and Noble, Beyond Sugar Shock also sold well, reaching #10 in Trending.
I’m filled with profound appreciation for the following people, who were kind enough to spread the word via email, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn:
Andrea Coulter
Annie Lin
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Danny Pettry
Debra Berndt
Diana Kirschner
Doris Helge, Ph.D.
Douglas Holzmeier
Dr. Caroline Manuel
Dr. Carolyn Dean
Dr. Houston Vetter
Dr. Irina Koles
Dr. Jennifer Howard
Dr Joe Rubino
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Evelyn Roberts Brooks
Felicia Bender, Ph.D.
Gabriel Gonsalves
Georgina Terry
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Healing Mother’s Spirit!
Heather Picken
Heather McCoy
Holistic Health News
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Jason Meszaros
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Joan Schaefer
Joseph Varghese
Judit Mueller-Kiss – CreativitySage™
Judy Roberts
Julie Joyce
June Kamerling
Kathi Casey
Kathie Dolgin
Ken Druck, Ph.D.
Kimberly Palm, C.M.I.
Larry Crane
Laura Dessauer
Lisa Bloom
Lisa Ward
Liz Lynch
Lori Howard
Lyndelle Palmer Clarke
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Tal Shai
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Wow, what a lot of wonderful supporters!
Again, thank you, amazing partners, for making Beyond Sugar Shock an international bestseller.
How exciting it is to know that we’re helping people around the world to break free of their sugar addiction so they can get slimmer, sexier, and sweeter.

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Free Program: 4 Sweet Success Secrets to Declare Your Sugar Independence

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Please note: See your invite below to my free program, 4 Sweet Secrets to Sail through the 4th & Declare Your Independence.
The July 4th holiday weekend is around the corner.
Sure enough, every holiday weekend, you are inevitably faced by sugary and carb temptations galore at family gatherings and celebrations.
In fact, in this country (the U.S.), being patriotic is synonymous with eating sugar-laden, and high-starch temptations.
Before Independence Day, it’s time to Declare Your Independence from Sugar & Other Dangerous, High-Carb Non-Foods!
Let me help you breeze through the July 4th weekend by calmly facing those nutrient-lacking “treats” so that you’ll either not need or want to indulge or just partake a little. (Yes, I’m going to show you how to “sin a little” with sweets and quickie carbs so you don’t pig out.)
Join me for a free, short-and-sweet (only a half hour) program on Tuesday, June 26 at 5 pm PDT (8 pm EDT) to help you enjoy your July 4th weekend (and any holiday weekend).
If you can’t attend live, just sign up below anyhow, and you’ll get a replay.
Go below now and fill out your name and email address to attend my free program, 4 Sweet Success Secrets to Sail Through the 4th & Declare Your Independence.
In this free, half-hour program, 4 Sweet Secrets to Declare Your Independence, you’ll discover goodies that will nourish you and sustain you during the July 4th weekend.
For instance, you’ll discover:
Four powerful words that can nourish and nurture you throughout your weekend celebration.
A sweet Independence Practice that will help liberate you.
An empowering way to lean into temptation without being tempted. (Don’t worry — this will make sense soon.)
A fun way to bring alive the meaning of independence. (Yes, in this program, you’ll declare your independence from your sugar habit.)
Sign up now for this free half-hour program, 4 Sweet Secrets to Declare Your Sugar Indepence.
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Cherish Your Cravings

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If you're like most people around the world, your cravings for chocolate, candies or chips often get the best of you — especially late at night in front of the fridge, in mid-afternoon when the ice cream truck rolls around or mid-morning, when the vending machine "calls out" to you. But, like millions, within a […]

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Beware of Ticks That Spread Lyme Disease

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Recently, I talked to a friend of mine, whose daughter has been suffering from a host of ailments for nearly two years!
At last, they discovered that she had Lyme disease.
So please, dear readers, be careful when you frolic outdoors.
By the way, did you ever see my opinion story about Lyme, which ran on AOL News?
To read my op ed piece, just go here: http://tinyurl.com/LymeDiseaseOpEdConnieAOL10
I also invite you to listen to my Gab with the Radio Shows about Lyme disease.
Here’s how to listen to my recent show, for which I interviewed a number of experts. Just go here:
2010
http://tinyurl.com/LymeDiseaseGabGurus2010Connie
And I also have presented shows last year and the year before:
2009
http://tinyurl.com/LymeDiseaseGurus07-09Connie
http://tinyurl.com/LymeDiseaseGurus08-09Connie
2008
http://tinyurl.com/LymeDiseaseGabGurus08-08Connie
Share your stories about Lyme and please share this post with loved ones, especially those who hang out in nature a lot or who live in the suburbs.

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New Yorkers: Meet Me Tomorrow at Willner Chemists

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Are you a sugar addict, who lives or works in New York City?
If so, come meet me tomorrow, April 13, from 12 pm to 2:30 pm at Willner Chemists, 100 Park Avenue.
While there, you can get your copy of SUGAR SHOCK!, have me sign it and then ask me your questions about sugar and how to break free of your sugar addiction.
When you get your book, I’ll be happy to share some ideas for supplements and herbs that people have used to kick sugar. You can get them while you’re at Willner Chemists. Of course, you also can ask the knowledgeable people at Willner for other suggestions, too.
By the way, have you listened to The Willner Window Radio Show, which is held every Sunday, from 2 pm to 4 pm? The Willner Window — which you can listen live on WOR (710 AM) in New York City or catch on the Internet — is the only radio program that deals specifically with nutritional supplements, herbal therapy and homeopathic remedies — what they are, what they do, and how to use them.
This show has become one of the New York area’s most popular health programs (based on Arbitron ratings). Between 35,000 to 50,000 people listen to each week’s program, which you can call in with your questions, toll-free.
Best supplements 51E39033ZEL._SL500_AA300_ The hosts of The Willner Window are pharmacists Don Goldberg, R.Ph. and Arnie Gitomer, R.Ph, co-authors of The Best Supplements For Your Health.
Co-hosts for The Willner Window Radio Show are Sam Forbes, a certified clinical nutritionist, and manager of the downtown Willner Chemists Store; and Richard N. Podell, M.D., M.P.H., medical director and clinical professor, Department of Family Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Podell is one of the nation’s leading experts on the scientific integration of complementary and alternative therapies with conventional medicine.
Hope to see you tomorrow at Willner Chemists in New York City.

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Ellen DeGeneres Kicks Sugar! Join Her!

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Ellen DeGeneres deserves a hearty congratulations goes to you for making it to Day 3 of kicking sugar.
Please join me in thanking Ellen for drawing the attention of millions to the need to cut sugar out of their lives.
Hang in there, Ellen: I predict that soon, you’ll get benefits galore. Expect to get more energy, find it easier to concentrate, painlessly shed a few pounds and maybe even be funnier — though I can’t fathom how that’s possible, because you’re already so hilarious!
Also, thank you, Ellen, for pointing out that we need to bring sweetness into our lives. So true! Interestingly, I like to point out — as I do in talks and as I did in my book SUGAR SHOCK! — that life is much sweeter without all sugar and refined sweets.
Friends and readers of this Sugar Shock Blog, join Ellen in her kick-sugar quest!
Learn how to Be a Part of the Show here.
For those of you who seek to kick sugar, I invite you to get lots of tips and FREE STUFF at my website to help you release your habit.

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Be My Facebook Fan or Friend

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Facebook-logo Have you joined me yet on Facebook?
I invite everyone to connect with me now on Facebook.
You can join me in two ways.
Join the Smart Habits Fans (that’s http://www.Facebook.com/SmartHabitsFans) to:
* Get a Smart Habit Tip of the Day to help you kick sugar or break other bad habits (or what I call babits™), improve your life and inspire you, I hope!
* Watch cool videos.
* Receive links to interesting articles and much more.
* Get tasty recipes.
* Connect with me easily.
* Ask questions.
* Get the scoop about upcoming talks, teleseminars and radio shows.
* Find out about how to work with me privately or in groups.
* Tell me what you think of my book SUGAR SHOCK!
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When you ask me to be your friend, please let me know how I know you, because I always like to learn more about you first. I love meeting new people!
For instance, when you ask me to be your Facebook friend, please tell me:
* If we met at a conference or at one of my talks.
* If you read my book SUGAR SHOCK!
* If you’re a fellow health counselor, life coach, author, journalist, solopreneur or wellness advocate.
Connect with me now.
First, join the Smart Habits Fans.
Then, become my Facebook friend now. (Remember, please tell me how we know each other so we can make this connection more personal.)