Carmen Colombo, Founder of

Carmen's Bio
& The Origin of WOW

In my own words...

Name: Carmen Colombo
Birthday: July 6
Residence: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Pets: 2 fabulous felines
Education: Always learning

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me that I would come up with something like WOW Zone. It matches my personality. Positive and hopeful, yet aware and informed, I've always been curious about everything. 

I'm especially fascinated by communication technology, and when I first saw the internet, it just clicked for me. 

I finally found the right vehicle for my message of hope.

I wanted to show that good things can evolve from bad situations. The fact that you are reading this proves it. The story about how WOW began is real and memorable. Here it is.

When I was only 20 years old, I was in a very difficult and abusive relationship. In only 5 months, I changed completely: from confident and cheerful to terrified and hopeless. I was constantly threatened and felt like a hostage in my own home, by someone who claimed to love me. Who said that words don't hurt? They may not leave scars, but they wound the soul. When I realized that we were getting into very dangerous territory, I took my chances, and left him. That only intensified his war against me. I had a restraining order against him, but I still didn't leave the house for several months for many reasons, but mostly because of continuous death threats.

Getting back into the world after such a traumatic experience was extremely hard. Finally, one night I went to a club, and, you guessed it, I ran into my ex. My immediate reaction when I saw him was to leave, because I didn't want to cause a scene. I was driving home feeling sorry for myself when I realized what I was doing, and I went back.

His face nearly dropped to the floor when I returned to the club. A few minutes later, I was chatting at the bar with some friends when he came right behind me and started yelling at me and calling me names.

The club was full and the music was very loud, but everyone stopped and listened to him scream at me like a madman. I remained silent, with my back to him, but I was shaking inside. He was getting more and more frustrated that I wasn't responding, and then he screamed: "I wish you dead, and you will be soon." 

At that point, I turned around and said very calmly: "It's really too bad that you feel this way, because I wish you only well."

Everyone was stunned, including me. I heard myself say those words, but they were as startling to me as they were to everyone there. It wasn't what I was thinking. However, as soon as I said those words, I WAS FREE ! I felt peaceful for the first time in a very long time. I felt like I could breathe again.

He was speechless. He stared at me for a while completely dumbfounded, and then he left the club. Not another word was ever spoken between us, and that was the last time that I ever saw him. I still wish him only well. 

Words can wound, or they can heal. We make the choice, and the difference. I choose to Wish Only Well because it's not being passive about life, on the contrary. It's realizing that you reap what you sow, and that's a powerful realization. 

Imagine knowing that everything you wish for others will come back to you; what would you wish?

Let There Be WOW!

Over the years, whenever I thought about that story or told it to someone, I felt  renewed hope and strength, and everyone who heard it was amazed.

One night, as I was telling it to a group of people, I made the connection!

I realized how those three words, "Wish Only Well", had changed my life. They were the proverbial "fork in the road" in my life; a deciding moment when you make a major choice. 

If I had continued our pattern, there is no doubt in my mind that one or both of us would have died from that situation. Yes, it was THAT bad. 

However, by Wishing Only Well, I took the high road. Those three words created such a tremendous, immediate and beneficial change in my life that you had to be there to believe it.  

Also, you probably noticed that the first letter of each word, "Wish Only Well", spells WOW. It's a fun and easy way to remember something good!

My wish is to share the powerful message of WOW - Wish Only Well, because I'm certain that it could help others too.

Our vehicle is WOW Zone (, launched on June 13, 1996.

Since June 1996, WOW Zone is one of the most popular positive websites on the internet thanks to our returning visitors and thousands of new visitors daily.

We believe that "Wish Only Well" is a gift to humanity, something that must be shared. It changed my life for the better, and it can change yours too.

Thank you for your time and visit, and we hope you'll return often. WOW Zone is continuously updated, so you'll always find something new and interesting.

Get to know WOW. It's truly powerful, and it's our FREE GIFT to you. 

We hope you'll enjoy it and will pass it on.

Wishing Only Well,

Carmen Colombo
& The WOW Team

PS: Notice I said that WOW is powerful because it's simple. However, simple does not always mean easy. WOW is a tool; a fun and easy way to remember something that you already know. 
WOW - Wish Only Well.


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