Self-Reflect to Self-Correct (Author Interview)

 


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Self-Reflect to Self-Correct looks like a great self-help guide.  Can you tell us a little about why you wrote it?

·        Absolutely! I wrote this book because I myself have struggled with feeling as if I’m enough. I have friends that many would consider to be highly accomplished and successful, however when we speak behind closed doors, they each question themselves. I wrote this book to give perspective on the feelings that many people are afraid to discuss. We all have doubt and we all need encouragement. As I state in the book, you are not alone!

Any plans to turn it into a series?        

·         I’d love to expand on this book. I believe that my experiences and perspective can speak to many, but my plan is to gather other’s experiences and the lesson’s they’ve learned and write about those. The more perspectives that I can gain, the more people that may be able to relate and gain something from reading.

How long did it take you to write Self-Reflect to Self-Correct?

·         This was a year long project. There were many early mornings and late nights as I tried to balance my life with completing my first book. It’s been a great journey!

What inspired you when writing Self-Reflect to Self-Correct?   

·         My support system and my readers and followers on my blog “Thoughts of a Normal Guy” were big inspirations. The messages and comments that I have received when people read my thoughts acknowledged my assumptions that what I had to say was needed. I had a message to communicate and those individuals pushed me to do so.

What do you want readers to get out of your book?

·         More than anything I hope that readers will give themselves “permission” to be themselves when reading my book. I want anyone who reads from cover to cover to be inspired to be themselves, and not to apologize about it. Once they’ve accepted the fact that their thoughts, doubts, feelings, and actions are perfectly normal, I want readers to commit to using that mindset to go out and achieve their goals. We are capable of accomplishing whatever we set our minds to if we align our actions with our belief.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Self-Reflect to Self-Correct?

·         Writing this book required me to be vulnerable and that was hard. I had to get comfortable opening up about feelings that many people, especially men, don’t like to talk about. It was quite the challenge to open up about some of these things and share those experiences from my past but after seeing the finished product I think it was worth it.

Unveiling Property Secrets (Publication Review)

 




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Unveiling Property Secrets by Dean Pearson

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Editor’s Pick Award Winner 2020

 

Buying a house is a confusing, frustrating ordeal for many folks. Advice comes from all directions, from your mom to the grocery cashier. While you should listen to people, when you get a chance to learn from an expert, grab it. Unveiling Property Secrets is a must-read for those buying their first home or even their second or third.  There is a lot of information packed in this book that even someone experienced in the process would benefit from.  The content flows well from a variety of topics.  The layout lends itself to jumping around, which makes it a good reference tool and guide. 

The goal of the book is to give you a realistic look at the process and confidence in dealing with the complexity of the purchase of a home and it succeeds. Advice and information is written in a simple and easy-to-read style.

The more helpful of the chapters are the tips in determining how much you can afford and how to make a proper offer.

The offer that you are going to make to a seller is a written agreement. This agreement is legally binding, so it’s important to note that you’re not just drawing up a simple document. Within this document are several laws and processes that are taking place.

The author then goes through possible stipulations and contingencies, helping you avoid common mistakes and ensure you are in a stronger position.  This is good stuff; the information found in this section can make or break a deal.

I wanted to ensure that you know how to interact with the seller on both a business and personal level, to persuade them that you were the best potential buyer, and place you in the position of being able to stand head and shoulders above the competition. Most importantly, I wanted you to avoid the trap of disappointments and obstacles jumping in your way.

If you’re in the market for a new house, or plan to be in the future, this is a good step-by-step guide from start to finish in the home buying process that will leave you feeling confident every step of the way.   

The Art of Reprogramming Your Subconscious (Author Interview)





Thanks for agreeing to do this interview and share with our readers about your work and efforts as a humanitarian. Please introduce yourself. Who is Delia Keane?

Thank you, for this exposure. I am privileged to reach out to all my readers, more personally rather than through books. Let’s take Delia as a third person, I believe our worldly identities are not who we really are inside. Delia is a charming 43 old girl. She grew up in London and now she lives in a horse farm that’s also a wellness centre in Ireland. Delia loves everything that has a consciousness, we commonly understand it as life , especially animals. She is blessed with a beautiful 10 year old daughter , Savannah . Everything in this world is connected to each other, and without each other’s help and support, life wouldn’t exist in the Universe. In this context Delia is so blessed to have the ability to read the intricacies of problematic minds of people and help them to extirpate the tiniest roots that is the cause of the biggest problem in their life. After that Delia then helps them to rejuvenate their innate vivacity of their sub conscious mind that brings them into the state of everlasting peace and harmony.


Tell us about your childhood. How was life for you growing up?

As I have already told. I grew up in London. An urbanised crowd observing each other’s pace more than they look at their own face into the mirror. I was a happy lone ranger. This gave me time to see the deeper aspects of things around me. The time was slow for me because I wasn’t spending time looking at other’s plates rather than enjoying with gratitude , my own plate of Wonderfull dishes. I was always in the abundant part of my mind as I could see so many things happening beautifully around me. There was always a connection that guided me thought my life. So, imagine if your connection helped you save time, money and stay safe? Your heightened intuition will then speak to you throughout the day and in your dreams and it's endlessly helpful. It's also very fun! You will have an easier time knowing what someone's intentions are and why they are acting a certain way so you don't take things personal. So, this inculcated in me the power of healing that with the span of time grew stronger and here I am today.

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Pathways to Healing (Author Interview)




Pathways to Healing looks like a personal story.  What can you tell us about it?

Pathway to Healing is my journey of recovery from years of experiencing childhood trauma and adult pain from emotional and verbal abuse from the age of 6 years old. As a result, my life was full of rejection, low self-esteem, and feelings of condemnation and periods of depression.

No-one wants to talk about abuse because it can take on so many different forms, and unfortunately can start in our families. No matter how you may have experienced it the pain goes deep. To the point that it can consume your life and you walk around under a dark cloud and unfortunately others see your vulnerability and you get misused over again. I experienced abuse from some of those people who at the time we're supposed to care for me, so the title, Overcoming Childhood Trauma and Adult Pain of Sibling Rivalry capture some of what the book is about, but there is so much more in there.

I refer also to two well-known characters from the bible whose life amplifies the hurt and the victory that comes from sibling rivalry, and that is the story of Joseph and Jesus. I explore the comparisons of their life experiences and the beauty that could only be expressed through the pressure that was placed on them. Their stories bring about unconditional expressive love, redemption and forgiveness.

I'm still on my journey to healing, which has taken years to walk through. Even though I'm a Christian, I questioned God as to why was I going through so much pain?  At first, I just had to draw strength from reading the bible. It helped me to get back up and to start showing all be it a flickering light of hope again in the middle of the darkness. I was angry that I was in a battle that I was not prepared for and didn't know I had to fight!

Over time, God let me know that it was going to be a process to my healing and that there was a purpose for ALL the pain I had gone through!  I didn't know why, but could it be that the process was pushing my greatness to come to the forefront, and it is preparing the beauty of a new character in me, and a more compassionate heart. There is always a cost to greatness and pressure is always required for something beautiful to be birthed. I know it sometimes just seems that the waiting is so long.

It's in the dark places that a seed has to die to live again, and when it bears fruit. It's in those moments in life that the pressure is so intense, that if one more thing happens, you're going to lose it. So much can happen to us in life that something dies inside. Could it be that God is after the hidden treasures that are buried under our hurts, our pride or the things that take our focus from him? God does want to bring a turn around to the pains we've gone through. He does want to restore us to a place of living a full life. This can take time and can start with first having a personal relationship with him, and coming to a realization that he loves you unconditionally.

MINDING CORONA: Is Your Mind More Powerful Than the Virus?



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Minding Corona has been written from March to June 2020. The chapters are annotated with the date of writing. It is a story of unfolding insights by Dr. Mommaerts into the importance of the mind in the evolution of COVID-19 while the latter is taking the world by storm. Gradually, the author’s insights have become more profound and multifaceted. Everything kept its place within a scientific tapestry. Dr. Mommaerts draws on his knowledge from several domains: medicine, psychology, neurocognitive science, artificial intelligence, and his personal voyage since 1997 in the fields of autosuggestion, placebo, empathy, and subconceptual processing.

Seldom mentioned in mainstream media, nor academic output, minding corona may be more critical than corona itself. The mind may be more important than the virus. Yet the mind is invisible. You are looking from it, but you don’t see it. At present, all eyes are on the virus. We are fighting battles against the virus. Meanwhile, what is happening is the result of an interplay between the virus and the immune system. The latter is heavily intermingled with the mind. Most people who die from COVID-19 do so more through an overreaction from the immune system than through viral overload. So, why is in the first stage, the immune system reacting too weakly against the virus while, after that and with the virus mostly gone, it slams all doors much too hard while the immune systems of many people has been misconducted through years of chronic stress?

The relevant insights can be brought into practice immediately. During these corona months, the author has developed an app that is freely available to everyone. It contains a number of guided meditative exercises that apply to any situation of acute-upon-chronic stress that leads to symptoms. COVID was ‘only’ the inspiration. Of course, the app does not cure. It is your mind that cures, as it does in many other circumstances.

If the present coronavirus acts like the other coronaviruses – and it appears to do so – then we are only in the eye of the storm in Europe and the US, despite the ongoing daily death toll. Worldwide, the situation is getting worse in many places. Moreover, even in a good case scenario, a vaccine will most probably have +/- 50% efficacy. Medications until now only bring partial relief. In many parts of the world, social distancing will not meet full social discipline. An already wrecked economy will receive new blows. Since we have part of the answer within ourselves – costing nothing – we should take full advantage of this. On top of the present utter need, we may use what we have inside ourselves for many other occasions.

XI A Collection of Poetry on Being Human (Author Interview)




A Collection of Poetry on Being Human looks like a great book.  What can you tell us about the poems?
           
Thank you so much! My collection is a series of poems complimented by a curated selection of photographs to enhance the message. Themes covered in the book include love and relationships, personal experience throughout my teens and young adult life, and commentary on universal feelings. My hope is to bring insight through the written word and to help others through their journey by way of reading. I hope that with crafting these words that it had a hand in that

That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Sure! When initially creating the cover, I had decided that I needed something to really capture my debut and authorship. Initially, a couple images captured that quite well until I thought if representing the inner voice in a way that could become powerful. I did some retouching techniques I had learned as well as some color bending and came out with a wicked draft of a cover. Placement of the title took some time as I was figuring out placement title and typeface. After the initial draft, I sent it out to a focus group and the response was well received. A close friend even said it was very Leo of me. I mean, given that its release date is during the summer, I saw it vey fitting.


What inspired you when writing A Collection of Poetry on Being Human?   

While drafting out the manuscript draft for this piece, I was inspired on contributing a source of hope and inspiration for people to read. As a Chicano growing in a well-esteemed public school district and having that as my centerpiece in an otherwise chaotic world, I really looked towards the word to gain understanding of things around me. I hadn’t the ample opportunities to find Chicanx/Latinx contemporary authors that resonated with me and validated feelings that I experienced. The closest Chicanx role models I looked forward to were the stories that my family had told me while growing up by, most importantly my parents, grandparents and uncles. I had trouble finding information about the world I was living in as it related to me and my roots. It wasn’t until later in high school that I was making more sense of the world through an honored teacher that I had the luck of learning and connecting to. So, as a debut author, I wanted to contribute my insight from those times to reach out to an audience that may have had these same feelings of loss, voice exploration, and befriending old wounds.

THE SECRET CODE: There is a secret code to success and freedom, decode it, break free, win. By Mabelle Prior



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What takes a black woman to start the conversation about the injustice women face, the injustice and disrespect her community faces without raising a fist or burning a city down.

Well, Enyonam has the answers. Enyonam, a powerful young black Medical Doctor goes through Hardships, so she can help her community transgress out of the mental shambles set by the disrespect of her society.

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Quest for a Depression-Free Life (Author Interview)




Quest for a Depression-Free Life looks like a great book.  What type of reader did you write the book for?
I wrote it for those who feel depressed, for those who know somebody who is depressed and they want to help. For those who seek a meaning in living their life. For those who are not fully satisfied with something and often feel negative emotions. For those who feel stuck in life and don’t know what to do next in their life. For those interested in various holistic health topics. For those who are on a spiritual path of awakening to their true nature, becoming consciously aware of that, which is beyond the physical and the thinking mind. It is for those who are open-minded and for those who prefer to live a love-based life in a love-based society.

That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us a little about it?
The path to our goals, dreams, achievements is never or rarely a straight line. It’s like a maze where you start, but you don’t see all the steps. The next step (some doors open and some doors close) and the next challenge presents itself suddenly and unexpectedly as you follow an intention. We have a few certainties in life and one of them is “change”. We have to learn to embrace change and not fear (anticipating pain/failure) it. Attitude is important, because it hugely affects how we approach life situations, what we do with them and how we feel about them. Attitude is something that is completely within our control. There is also often more than one way to get to the destination. We are all unique beings, we have free will to express ourselves, we live in our unique set or environmental factors and circumstances and we experience and perceive it from our unique point of view. This means that when talking about solutions, there is more than one way to get what we want, and often, different people need to use different solutions. When we get lost or discouraged, what we highly benefit from is help from others who walked the path before us, who have other, new points of view and can give us motivation, inspiration, vital information, to continue and break through current obstacles, which seemed to us to be unsolvable before. There is often more solutions, we just don’t know about them yet, we don’t see them yet, and that’s where this book can come very handy. One of the questions is: “What is this whole journey about in the first place?” What makes sense to me is that ultimately whatever we do, when we do it with love (the heart symbol), when we receive love, when we give love, this always seems to feel good, very good. When somebody wants to feel happy, joyful and other positive emotions, what these emotions have in common is: “feeling good”. The highest form of feeling good appears to be when love is involved. Love towards the self, love towards others. I would like to help people find their way to feel love again, not just occasionally, but every single day. Live life from a place of love, not restricted to romantic type of love. Think what love would think, say what love would say, act what love would do such as acts of kindness and goodness, and feel different forms of love. The majority of mental suffering is due to thoughts, if you start thinking more loving/love-based thoughts (symbol of the heart in the head/brain) and when you do this frequently, then you can more easily start to feel associated positive feelings.

Hit The Prompt (Author Interview)





Hit the Prompt looks like a helpful book for kids.  What grade level is the book for?
           
It is primarily for Grades 3-5 but however, students from 6-12th grades can use this instructional tool to write thematic essays and have a pre-planned strategy to be able to develop an academic writing product.

Can both teachers and parents use the book?

This book was specifically designed for teachers, who need an organized plan on how to teach students to write essays and certainly, provides a basic strategy for parents who may not be curriculum experts to help their students at home. 

What inspired you when writing Hit the Prompt?   

My greatest inspiration for creating this writing strategy were my own children, of whom helped me to become their (after school) teacher and those students whom I taught that really struggled to stay on task and focus when writing.