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WRITE: Interview with Arlene Pellicane

Arlene Pellicane is a writer, speaker, and author of the new book 31 Days to a Younger You: No Surgery, No Diets, No Kidding (Harvest House, 2010).  Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Arlene worked as the Associate Producer for Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah. She has also been an on-air features producer for The 700 Club.  Arlene earned her BA from Biola University and her Masters in Journalism from Regent University.  Arlene knows the ups and downs of pregnancy (she was pregnant five times in six years in her thirties). She created a website Losing Weight After Baby to encourage moms. There you’ll find her audiobook Losing Weight After Baby: 31 Days to a New You, plus videos, articles, and eBooks.   Arlene loves speaking to women at moms’ groups, seminars, and retreats.  Arlene lives in Southern California with her husband, James, and three children, Ethan, Noelle, and Lucy.   Have fitness and beauty been longtime interests for you? How did you move into your current role? Growing up, I was never an athlete, health nut, or gym rat, so I’m living proof that you can choose to make some positive changes at any age. About 7 years ago, my husband’s employer provided a workout room and personal trainer and that was a turning point for us. We started exercising and eating healthier – it was just a 30 day challenge at first. We felt so great after one month, we were hooked!  You share a number of personal stories in 31 Days to a Younger You. Does this transparency come naturally? Yes, that comes naturally. I love sharing stories from my own life. Stories bridge people together – we can relate to one another through our shared experiences.   Your previous book, Losing Weight after Baby, has ministered to many moms. Whom do you hope to reach with 31 Days?   I’d love to reach women in their 40s and beyond. I was so encouraged by a 70-something year old lady who said she was getting ready to go out and she kept saying to herself, “Think young, think young” which was from a story in the book. My hope is that ladies will be refreshed and have new hope that their best days are ahead.  If you could give your readers a personal word before they open your book, what would you say? You are so beautiful.  s you read this book, may that thought permeate every page.  ake the themes that touch your life and make sure to complete the action steps that correspond with them. Unfortunately, putting the book under your pillow won’t help the bags under your eyes and aching back, but acting on what...

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READ: Review, 31 Days to a Younger You by Arlene Pellicane

I’ll begin this review with a confession: I didn’t read this book the right way. Author Arlene Pellicane intends 31 Days to a Younger You: No Surgery, No Diets, No Kidding (Harvest House, 2010) as a 31-day adventure in looking, feeling, and living young. Because of my planned review, I read it in only two or three sittings. Although the title points to outer beauty, this wise author instead highlights practical, biblical steps to true beauty, which flows outward from the soul. She fills her bite-sized presentations with positive, personal encouragement; transparent stories; beauty tips that don’t involve medications or elaborate surgical procedures; and expert advice.  All this combines to make 31 Days a fun, helpful, and positive read. Each chapter ends with a Thought for Rejuvenation (question to consider) and Act of eXpression (suggested actions for renewal). Kudos to Arlene for helping me examine some areas of my life that needed a fresh touch. I recommend you take 31 Days to consider your own. If you could read a book that promised to help you look and feel younger, what would you want to find inside?  OR If you could write a book like this, what type of advice would you...

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