Success was My Only Option

My Diary to Success

by Shelley Howe, M.S., R.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/19/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781449037130
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781449037147

About the Book

Here is a diary of one woman’s journey from job loss in tough economic times to a heart that knows she has nothing to worry about because her success is in her hands. If she says she has golden hands then she does. Within three days of being notified of the job loss she quickly moved from anxiety to total confidence. She found that success was as easy as looking inside of herself and decided to start writing it down in the form of this book. The self-realization was so gratifying and pleasurable that she wanted to share the experience in hopes of helping others find their way to success or simply to enjoy her story.

Written in a very conversational style this book is easy to read and chock full of believable ways to change up your life in a very positive, self affirming way. This is a fun, upbeat book which makes moving yourself on the road to success seem very do-able. Who wouldn’t want to find a way to be and feel victorious on their own terms (of success)?

Shelley Howe believes in herself as she believes in you. She takes you on a tour of her life for three months while she moves from unexpectedly unemployed to self employed and loves every minute of it. She makes the expression of one door closing and another bigger more beautiful opening a reality and shows you the way.

Go for the gusto and get it!  It is yours for the taking and Shelley both shares her story of how she got it and gives you some tools so that you can get it too. Enjoy!

About the Author

Shelley Howe M.S., R.D., has been a Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian for over 30 years. Shelley began her career teaching Nutrition at Holyoke Community College.  She also ran weight management groups and wrote a foods column for the Springfield Republican.


Shelley and husband Jeff raised two sons, Daniel and Peter on Long Island where she worked as a School Food Service Director for 25 years. Shelley also did Nutrition private practice counseling. Her professional standards and skill in the Nutrition community are highly regarded.


Fitness has always been part of Shelley’s existence having played on Syracuse University’s tennis team to competing on adult tennis teams today. Shelley now walks five miles every day and manages to find time to do one other fitness activity daily as well. 


Shelley has written numerous articles for newspapers and other publications. Writing is an exciting way to express her enthusiasm and passion for life and all that it can bring.


Weight Management holds a special place in Shelley’s heart because like many people she struggled with her own weight. But when it came down to valuing her health and being a good professional role model, she was able to focus her energy to be successful. Her positive energy is contagious. It is her goal to motivate, educate and inspire others to a better place.


When faced with a forced retirement Shelley dug down deep with great resolve to create a new and even more exciting Nutrition Consulting business. While writing this book/diary of her months during that time, her positive energy took her to many successful destinations.


Whatever Shelley believes she can achieve. People believe her and believe in her.  Join Shelley as an author as she describes her path to success with encouragement and tools to help others succeed.