In celebration of 5 years of my writing Relishments, I’ll be doing 3 giveaways over the next week featuring some of the bloggers I’ve been fortunate enough to meet through this site. Check back on December 28 and December 30 for the other giveaways.
When I entered the healthy living blog world in early 2009, it was hard to have a conversation about other blogs without Caitlin Boyle’s name coming up. As a result, I’ve been reading Caitlin’s blog. Healthy Tipping Point, for almost as long as I’ve been writing. I appreciate her blog because not only does it chronicle her life and meals but also discusses a range of health and environmental topics that interest me such as green cleaning and environmentally and human healthy beauty products.
In 2010 I had the pleasure of meeting Caitlin at the Healthy Living Summit in Philadelphia. At the time, I’d never been to a conference—or met any other bloggers in real life – and I was a little star struck with the idea of meeting Caitlin, who also happened to be one of the founders of HLS. I wanted our introduction to go perfectly, which is why we had the fortune of first meeting in a coffee shop down the road from the hotel when she was just coming off a run and I was just waking up. We were both at our best, for sure. Nevertheless, we grabbed a photo together later in the summit.
To the 2010 HLS Caitlin also brought along copies of her first book, Operation Beautiful. I excitedly purchased a copy and had her sign it—it’s not every day someone you know gets published! Even before the book, I loved the Operation Beautiful concept that Caitlin came up with in 2009. Operation Beautiful is a movement focused on improving the self-image of those around you simply by posting anonymous notes. The Operation Beautiful site features thousands of notes from around the world that have been placed on mirrors, scales, diet books and more. It’s a really amazing movement.
The following year, Caitlin and I were both back at HLS. That year I brought a lot more confidence but was just as excited to catch up with Caitlin. Maybe someday our paths will cross again and we’ll take another semi-awkward photo!
Since that time, Caitlin has authored two more books and presented at numerous speaking engagements, all while continuing to maintain her blog and raise her son. Color me impressed, it’s all I can do just to post a couple times a week.
And, because she’s awesome, Caitlin offered to provide one of you with a signed copy of one of her books as part of my 5th blogoversary celebration.
The winner will have their choice of a personalized copy of any one of Caitlin’s books:
- Healthy Tipping Point: A Powerful Program for a Stronger, Happier You
- Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-It Note at a Time
- Operational Beautiful: One Note at a Time (geared toward 8-14 year old girls)
Check out the detailed descriptions on Caitlin’s site, then use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Winners will be drawn next Tuesday!
That is such a sweet story! Caitlins blog was the first one I read, (although i didnt get a chance to meet her at hls) I do have her first book which I won in a silent auction, along with some delicious gingerbread cookies she baked!
Casey @ Salted Plates says
I really learned a lot from The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila who also blogs at Eatingfromthegroundup.com
Jenna O says
I think everyone should read Lauren Conrads style. It would might help people think that we dont really need that much clothes etc.. :)