Update:  Fail.  I forgot to include a very important field in the submissions form – your email!  If you have already submitted a story, please directly email me (caitlinjboyle@gmail.com) and let me know your name so I can get back in touch with you.  Thanks!  If you’re submitting a new form, everything is good to go and there’s no need to directly email. 


As I have briefly alluded to in past posts, I am currently writing my third book, which will be a creative non-fiction non-diet health and fitness book.  Whew – that’s a mouthful.


The book is based on the general concepts you read about three times a day, every day, on this blog.  The Healthy Tipping Point Book will prove that small, everyday decisions can add up to something amazing – health and happiness, which looks and feels different for different people. 


I don’t want this to be a one-size-fits-all health book because there is no one way to be healthy – there are many ways to travel this awesome journey.  And although I’m more than happy to share my own perspective and lessons in the book, I’m well aware that I don’t know everything about everything (ha!). I’m limited by my own journey.  


That’s why The Healthy Tipping Point Book will include fitness tips, cooking tricks, and success stories from people just like YOU, as well as from professionals!  I’m not just looking for advice from people who’ve reached their goals, but also from people who are just starting off or fell off the wagon a few times.  Health is not linear.


If you have a story to tell or a tip to share, please submit your wisdom here.  In particular, I’m looking for:


  • Weight loss or getting healthy success stories
  • Stories from people who have overcome an eating disorder or distorted thinking about health and appearance
  • Stories about accepting your body shape and turning away from society’s concept of ‘beauty’ and ‘health’
  • Tips about healthy eating
  • Favorite workouts or fitness tricks
  • Stories about falling in love with running, Zumba, yoga, water jogging, weight lifting, rock climbing – whatever floats your boa!
  • Realizations about the strong connection between emotional and physical health
  • People who exercise in ‘unique’ ways (i.e. not in the gym)
  • Advice on staying healthy when you have a busy schedule
  • Original recipes or snack ideas
  • Women who stayed healthy after pregnancy / became healthier after having a baby
  • People who’ve fallen off the healthy wagon and got back on it


Credit will, of course, be given when credit is due.  This is a fun chance to share your experiences and help other people – if you have a story to tell, please submit it!  If you have an idea of what you want to share, but aren’t sure how to best put it in words, don’t fret – I’ll be doing extensive interviews so just give me a general idea of your story!


Psst – Wanna know more about getting published? Check out this post.



  • Julie @ Shining From Within April 5, 2011, 12:20 pm

    This is amazing!! Congrats 😀

  • Sam @ the neurotic yogini April 5, 2011, 12:21 pm

    This is wonderful Caitlin! I may start working on something to submit.. 🙂

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 5, 2011, 12:23 pm

    I’m sooo excited for you AND for this book to come out! Can’t wait until it’s available for pre-order. I realize I’m getting ahead of myself! =)

  • Freya April 5, 2011, 12:25 pm

    YAY I really hoped this was the book idea!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 5, 2011, 12:26 pm

    This is AWESOME!!!

  • T Wiseman April 5, 2011, 12:26 pm

    😀 congrats! i already told my boyfriend that im going to be buying this book, he has a me on a strict “2nd hand books only” rule to save money, cause i could buy a book every time i leave my house, but your such an awesome person and i know this book will be 100% worth it!

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:30 pm

      Thank you so much, what a sweet comment!

  • Sana April 5, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I think you blog is awesome, and it’s going to be even more awesome in book form!

    Good luck and when you are at a loss for words drink a glass of wine, that is my healthy living tip 😉

    • Sana April 5, 2011, 12:30 pm


      • Christine April 5, 2011, 12:53 pm

        I agree with your tip, as would a ton of successful artists who did some of their best work while intoxicated 😉 Of COURSE in moderation!

        • Caitlin @ The Caitie Experiment April 5, 2011, 1:17 pm

          Whole-heartedly agree with that tip; take away wine/booze and think of all the classic stories and songs you lose! 😉

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair April 5, 2011, 12:31 pm

    YAY! I’ve been waiting for this post 🙂

    So happy for you!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) April 5, 2011, 12:31 pm

    This is really great Caitlin. I love that you aren’t a one size fits all kind of gal and it’s great that you formed a community to share different experiences!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 5, 2011, 12:32 pm

    This sounds great! I’m so excited for you!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg April 5, 2011, 12:34 pm

    How wonderful Caitlin!

  • Kacy April 5, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Awesome, I’m so happy for your and all your book endeavors! I’ll have to think and see if I can contribute!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 5, 2011, 12:45 pm

    Cool!!! Big congrats!!

  • Alayna @ Thyme Bombe April 5, 2011, 12:53 pm

    So awesome! I can’t wait to hear everyone’s contributions. It’s gonna be a great book!

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life April 5, 2011, 12:57 pm

    Three books–quite a feat! Congratulations.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) April 5, 2011, 12:59 pm

    I’m so glad to see this concept become a book. There have been so many healthy tipping points along my journey and I can’t wait to submit and read about how others are doing.

  • gabriella @ embracement April 5, 2011, 12:59 pm

    So excited for this book and for you Caitlin. I submitted something for you today, would love to help you out!

  • Gavi @ Gavi Gets Going! April 5, 2011, 1:02 pm

    This is so exciting!

    How do I know if my form was accepted/submitted? I entered everything (including the code at the bottom) and hit submit, but I never saw a confirmation or anything. Is there a way for me to be sure? Thanks so much for the opportunity to contribute to this exciting project!

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:30 pm

      I do not think yours went through – bah! Can you resubmit? So sorry!

  • Rachel April 5, 2011, 1:10 pm

    Awesome news Caitlin!!! I just submitted my story 🙂

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 5, 2011, 1:10 pm

    I would love to share my story and plan to do so as soon as I can get something typed out. 🙂

  • Carpensm @ A Life Without Ice Cream April 5, 2011, 1:10 pm

    This is great news! I know you’re just writing now but I couldn’t help but think, I can’t wait till I can buy that sucker!

    Happy writing!

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:29 pm

      Heheh I will write really, really fast.

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 5, 2011, 1:11 pm

    what a wonderful idea to include input from everyone! I’m sure it will be a great success 🙂

  • April @ Grits and Granola Bars April 5, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Oh boy! Congrats on the HTP book! I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

  • sarah April 5, 2011, 1:18 pm

    I think my running history says a lot about falling in love with running and developing a runner’s lifestyle- http://otter-racing.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-so-called-running-life.html

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:28 pm

      I would love it if you would submit this!

  • Taylor @ Delish World April 5, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! How exciting! You are such an inspiration, I swear! 🙂

  • Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 5, 2011, 1:39 pm

    Yay Caitlin!

    Do you know when it’s coming out? Major congrats in advance!

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:27 pm

      Spring 2012 🙂 Thank you!

  • Parita @ myinnershakti April 5, 2011, 1:57 pm

    Wow! Yay Caitlin! Congrats! I don’t know how you do it all but sure am glad you do! 🙂

  • Natalia - a side of simple April 5, 2011, 2:01 pm

    You must be on top of the world with these deals! (Sure, it’s not the lotto but…) Congratulations!!

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 5, 2011, 2:16 pm

    Congrats!!! 🙂 Can’t wait to see it!

  • Sarah @ The Strength of Faith April 5, 2011, 2:25 pm

    I am so excited for you Caitlin! When are you looking to have all of the submissions in? I’d love to do something, but may have to wait a couple of weeks …

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:27 pm

      That’s fine! I have time 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 5, 2011, 2:33 pm

    I am going to submit something to you—it’ll happen prob today or tomorrow 🙂 I’d love ot help out- this is going to be an awesome book!!!

  • Emily G. April 5, 2011, 2:34 pm

    You are a writing machine!!!

    I dreaaad having to write a two-paragraph memo for work lol

  • Jenny April 5, 2011, 2:35 pm

    I definitely would love to share my story – I had a horrible, ripped my heart into pieces heartbreak when my son’s dad and I separated for the third and final time. The first two times I was a mental mess, the “crazy baby mama”. Before the 3rd breakup I discovered running and then leaned heavily on it to get me through the pain. I didn’t think anything could keep me from sliding into depression or falling apart but running was it. I survived and I’m in a better, healthier place now because of running.

    If this is the kind of story you’d like please let me know and I’d be more than happy to share. Congrats on book 3!

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:27 pm

      It is definitely the kind of story that will inspire others – please share!

      Sorry about your heartbreaks – you are a strong woman to come out on top!!!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 5, 2011, 2:39 pm

    I love the sounds of this book Caitlin! I am going to contribute something to you within the next couple of days. I can’t wait to see the final product!

  • Melanie @ Trial By Trail April 5, 2011, 2:52 pm

    What an awesome idea for a book Caitlin! I will most definitely be buying and reading it!

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul April 5, 2011, 2:54 pm

    This is pretty amazing Caitlin! wowww thanks for the opportunity you give to your readers. And those are some great contents for a book 🙂

  • Sarah for Real April 5, 2011, 3:04 pm

    I just submitted my story because it’s all thanks to your help and inspiration! Guess what, the little verification thing told me “FU” LOL! Good thing I have a sense of humor.

    Will you be doing more follow up on those stories? Because there wasn’t a spot on the form for email… just curious.

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:26 pm

      Wish I had send this sooner – LOL Corrected now.

  • Nicole April 5, 2011, 3:10 pm

    So great, 3 books in 3 years, how great!

  • Miranda @ working mom works out April 5, 2011, 3:19 pm

    So exciting! You *did* win the lottery. 🙂

  • Ali @ Ali on the Run April 5, 2011, 3:45 pm

    So exciting! Is the target audience for this book adults? Young adults? Teens? I have stories I’d love to share, but let me know which age group you’re writing for! And of course, CONGRATULATIONS on another book. You’re a rock star and an inspiration.

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:25 pm

      Women in their 20 – 50s! Hope that helps 🙂

  • Holly April 5, 2011, 3:54 pm

    Congrats Caitlin!! Already submitted something for you! Good luck and I can’t wait to read the book!!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales April 5, 2011, 4:07 pm

    Amazing, Caitlin! Congratulations on announcing your third book! You are on a roll 🙂 Excited to see HTP in book form!

  • Jen April 5, 2011, 4:55 pm

    Wow congratulations! That’s so awesome, you’ve accomplished so much in just a couple of years!

  • chelsea April 5, 2011, 5:02 pm

    It is so awesome to see you become such a huge writer. Three books is so awesome.

  • Clarissa April 5, 2011, 5:06 pm

    Just submitted my NEDA post I wrote last month! Hope it helps!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 5, 2011, 5:09 pm

    I’m so excited to read it already! I would be happy to come up with something targeted to college students if you would like!

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:24 pm

      I would love that – please submit something!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 5, 2011, 5:29 pm

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!!

  • Elise April 5, 2011, 5:31 pm

    congrats on the third book 🙂 so very exciting!

  • Courtney April 5, 2011, 5:51 pm

    Cannot WAIT to read it! I may consider submitting something! =) Do you have a “survey” or something like a pre-interview? I’m terrible about writing without a prompt sometimes. Or, are you thinking just a paragraph or so, then you’ll get back in touch if it’s what you’re looking for?
    Also, I am a frequenter of bodyrock.tv, and I happened upon an interview of the woman who runs the site (along with her husband), Zuzana. Her story seems really interesting and you could probably contact her to see if she wants to contribute any material (if she’s interested). I just thought of her interview when I saw your post. Good luck with the book!

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:24 pm

      Thanks for this recommendation – I’ll get in touch with her!

      You can just write a few sentences about what you might generally want to talk about and I’ll take it from there with an little interview ditty.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 5, 2011, 6:57 pm

    What a great idea!!!

  • Michelle April 5, 2011, 7:02 pm

    This is so awesome. I’m seriously inspired by your site every day and the stories I read here. I will buy your book for sure. Falling in love with running changed my life and I can’t wait to read it!

    • Caitlin April 5, 2011, 8:23 pm

      Thank you so much, Michelle! I hope you submit a story.

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) April 5, 2011, 7:34 pm

    Ah how exciting! I definitely would love to submit my story! 🙂

  • Abby April 5, 2011, 8:22 pm

    What a great idea! Can’t wait to see the product!

  • Whitney April 5, 2011, 8:31 pm

    When do you need the submission and how long should it be? I am a recovering bulimic and would love to share.

    • Caitlin April 6, 2011, 8:44 am

      Sometime in the next few weeks! Thank you!

  • Khushboo April 5, 2011, 11:24 pm

    I love the sound of this and would love to contribute to it!

  • Jessica April 6, 2011, 12:14 am

    Hello! Love love LOVE your blog and am excited for your book! When would you like our stories submitted by?? I would like to pitch an idea! 🙂

    • Caitlin April 6, 2011, 8:44 am

      You’ve got a few weeks!

  • Amber K April 6, 2011, 12:10 pm

    I’m not sure if any of this is what you’d be looking for, but this is what I thought of when it came to “my story.”


  • Amber K April 6, 2011, 12:14 pm

    I’m not sure if this is what you’re looking for, but this is what I thought of when it comes to “my story.”


  • Lynn April 20, 2011, 1:39 am

    “The Healthy Tipping-Point” is the correct punctuation for your book. Oh, please tell me your publishers added that much-needed hyphen between the words tipping and point…..?

    • Caitlin April 20, 2011, 8:22 am

      Nope, no hyphen. It’s not how I write it.

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