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New Chicken Soup for the Soul

chicken soup for the soul

Todays post is written by guest author Megan Jones, who writes about the Online College Degree
She welcomes your feedback at Meg.Jones0310[at]

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul, the book series that originated the many inspirational and uplifting stories that infiltrated throughout the late 1990s and have continued to this day, continues to publish books relating to the times.

The most recent addition, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People contains 101 stories about overcoming the economic crisis and other challenges.  This is a perfect addition to modern society with the economy frightening so many people, and the ability of this series to mold itself to any obstacle is a telling sign of its staying power within society.

Tough Times, Tough People

The newest book mentions the many disasters which have occurred during the past years, such as hurricanes, fires, health difficulties, and financial difficulties; the many stories within the book serve to aid others in similar situations reach a peaceful peak of life.

So many peoples’ lives have been ravaged by the recent events in this century and Chicken Soup for the Soul truly reaches out and provides comfort to many, allowing them to realize that they are not alone in their troubles.

This has been one of the core values since the onset of the series in 1993, in which the original creators Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield reached out to ordinary people to contribute stories of their extraordinary abilities to move beyond difficult moments in their lives.

The incorporation of the series into the pop culture world additionally increased its popularity amongst readers and allowed the series to flourish, producing over 100 copies over the tenure of its existence.  The retail sales now are in the billions and the company has merged with other inspirational magazines and publications.

Additional Chicken Soup Titles

Other new titles that have recently been published include Chicken Soup for the Soul: Campus Chronicles, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Golf Book (in which they partnered with Golf Digest), and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms.

Many of these new books are important for an ever evolving society, especially the book about Power Moms, which indicates the new choice among many women to stay at home with their kids or work from home.

For so many years, women did not want to simply become a stay at home mom because of the connotations which were associated with this and the need to become independent.  However, with the new ability to work from home now, more and more women are considering this to be a feasible option which Chicken Soup taps into amidst the increasing suburban stay at home moms that are infiltrating society.

This book assists in proving that many of these women are multi-tasking and high-performing, able to actively participate in society, work from home, and raise a family.  These women should be applauded rather than shunned because of their choice to place family above work.

All the recent publications relate back to modern society and promote an inspirational outlook on nearly every realm of life, from divorce, to coping with the “empty nest syndrome”.  It seems as though the Chicken Soup books will never tire audiences with their ability to inspire and promote ideals of love and acceptance.

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  1. Brenda Campbell says: July 5, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Ange I have been reading your blogs for a while – love your writing and especially appreciate your tips here for attracting wealth. Great site.

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  2. Hi Brenda, thanks for your response! Your site is certainly coming along and I appreciate your opinions.

    Have a blessed day!

  3. I must agree with Brenda. You do have a great site Ange and I thought it is about time I let you know instead of just being lazy and reading the RSS feed 🙂

    Keep up the great work! Looking forward to your next post!

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  4. Great look & feel to the site.

    The message is very timely, help & strategies are out there, I am following a new internet service with Brian Tracy & Bill Bartmann which is using the power of the internet to spread Personal Development to a wider audience.

    I think its time that people switched from amusing themselves to developing their skills, do you agree?

  5. I’d like to see more stories like the ones you can find on you tube when you punch in autism and self injury. I think we’ve heard a lot of stories on cancer and that’s okay, because people need to be heard, but we aren’t hearing about the stories that are still going on…the lives that are challenged daily with things the media doesn’t seem to understand…..