“Abandoned But Not Crushed; And Finding Joy Again”


“Abandoned But Not Crushed; And Finding Joy Again” is a story of tragedy to finding joy. We sit down with local author, Casey Powell, to hear how her book came to be.

Here’s more information about Casey:

My book is a story of tragedy to finding joy. People grieve differently and I’m hoping my story can help someone from their loss. With September being National Suicide Awareness month, it’s probably a good time to talk about it.

I’m a fitness club owner (Choose 2 Change Fitness Club in Gibson City) so I spend a majority of my weak encouraging and motivating people to make better choices for their health. I help people figure out a better eating plan and workout plan. I guide people down a better path of health and wellness. People seem in awe of my ability to be able to move on after such a horrible tragedy. The credit goes to God.

Most frequent questions I get is, how can I lose 10 pounds quickly? How many times a week should I be working out?

I want people to know that healthy living and a healthy mindset starts from within. The key to fixing anything is AWARENESS!!! First we must become aware of the choices that haven’t worked for us, then take action on how we will make changes to make progress. “Make the choice to change your Lifestyle” is my gym’s motto. That can mean in the gym, or in our personal lives. What are you struggling with the most? Some people just need proper guidance. People don’t like to be told what to do.

Book Signing at Moyer Library in Gibson City on October 30th from 5:30-7:00

Women’s (Widow’s) Ministry Event at Eastview Church in Bloomington-Normal, on Saturday, November 10th from 1:00-3:00 PM. – More details on this later.

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