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General Information

Name:  Kelly James-Enger  

Pen Name: None



-- Kelly James-Enger on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Kelly lives in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kelly has been published more than 700 articles in 50+ national magazines including Family Circle, Health, Parents, Redbook, Self, Runner’s World, Continental, and Woman’s Day. She has authored, coauthored, and ghostwritten twelve books, and specialize in health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness subjects. She is an ACE-certified personal trainer and motivational speaker, She is married with two children.

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Titles At Your Library

Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life
ISBN: 0307335879

Clarkson Potter. 2005

An easy-to-start, simple-to-maintain, scientifically sound, and eminently usable twelve-week program of small steps on the road to better health

Small Changes, Big Results is not about cutting all the carbohydrates out of your diet. Or replacing every single gram of sugar with omega-3 fatty acids. It’s not about doing one hundred sit-ups a day, or getting on the treadmill whenever you have a free second. In fact, it’s not about any of the total lifestyle-replacement gimmicks—whether diet, exercise, or pop psychology—that have swept our culture in recent years, putting untold millions of Americans on the risky roller coaster of success and failure that defines fad diets and programs.

Not here.

Small Changes, Big Results is about reality—the reality of what you can do, the reality of what you want to do, and the reality of what works. It’s about introducing a series of small changes each week for three months in the three core areas of diet and nutrition exercise and fitness and emotional wellness. For each of the twelve weeks, nutritionist Ellie Krieger introduces a very finite, completely practical action plan for the week—and not only are these tasks incredibly doable, they’re in fact so accessible that it’s tough not to be inspired.

For example, in Week 1 the nutrition task is merely to go shopping, buy some healthful pantry items, and start keeping track of what you eat the exercise consists of taking three twenty-minute walks and the wellness aspect is to do a five-minute breathing exercise. That’s it. And it doesn’t really get any harder.

But these small changes do in fact lead to big results. At the end of twelve weeks, a totally unhealthy diet has been overhauled: armed with easy, delicious recipes and tips, you’ve removed unhelpful munchies and replaced them with healthful snacking, you’ve cut down on lethal trans fats while adding beneficial fat choices, you’ve replaced refined grains with whole grains, you’re eating more fish and less red meat, and so forth. Yet you’ve never been forbidden to eat a single thing: instead of prohibiting entire food groups, Ellie categorizes foods as Usually, Sometimes, and Rarely—and now you should be eating more from the Usually choices, less from the Rarely category. Furthermore, you’ve integrated physical activity into your life, and you’ve developed a set of tools to help you deal with stress—you’re not only eating better, but you’re also exercising better and feeling better.

The beauty of this program is that none of these action steps is remotely intimidating, because they’re not a full immersion into a totally new lifestyle. Instead, it’s a series of incremental changes—removing bad habits one by one, while at the same time adding good ones. There’s nothing to scare you off—on the contrary, here’s a whole book full of small changes that produce big results.

From the Hardcover edition.

Six-Figure Freelancing: The Writer's Guide to Making More Money
ISBN: 0375720952

Random House Reference. 2005

Is it possible to give up your nine to five job and make more money as a full-time freelancer? Absolutely. Six-Figure Freelancing shows writers how to make the most of the ballooning freelance industry by adopting a business-like approach to their craft, while offering insightful, first-hand advice to help maximize time and profit.

• Includes worksheets and templates to assess and establish the best possible business strategy
• Advice on time management and repurposing material for multiple markets, as well as how to gain a competitive edge in a growing market

Live It Up!: 50 Cool, Unique, and Worthwhile Ways to Spend Your Time
ISBN: 0375721975

Random House Reference. 2007

Live It Up! is the perfect book for anyone who wants to get the most out of life. Filled with 50 things you always wanted to do (but never had the nerve to try), this book gives you step-by-step methods for how to accomplish your goals. Everything from starting your own business to joining the Peace Corps to pitching your own TV show is made easy with this informative and interesting guide.

Ready, Aim, Specialize!: Create Your Own Writing Specialty and Make More Money
ISBN: 0871161990

Writer. 2003

When you develop a writing specialty, you set yourself apart from other freelancers, save time researching and writing articles and command higher fees for your work. Contrary to what you might think, you needn’t be an M.D., or other recognized "expert" to focus your writing in a particular area. Your educational background, life experience, and interest in certain subjects can all be translated into a writing-related specialty. Need proof? The majority of freelancers who make a good living from their writing specialize—and you’ll hear from 56 of them in this book.

You’ll learn:

·Why you should develop a niche of your own and determine which areas are a good fit for your background and experience

·What the top ten writing specialties are and how to break into and write about each one

·How to better market your work and research and write more efficiently

·How to find sources, research, data, and experts for articles

·Techniques to help you maximize your time and income.

The Belated Baby: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility
ISBN: 1581826109

Cumberland House Publishing. 2008

Approximately 7.3 million American women have struggled with infertility. Most of them, whether or not they use fertility treatments, do not realize that when they have their baby (or babies) whether through birth or via adoption the echoes of their infertility will be felt long after they are living out their dream of having their own baby. Jill S. Browning and Kelly James-Enger explain that every woman who experiences infertility is forever changed, even when she eventually has the child she yearned for. The experience may have also hurt their relationship with their husband and sometimes permanently altered relationships with their extended families. Studies show that even after the desperation of infertility subsides, emotional wounds still fester and an asterisk accompanies her bundle of joy.

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