Smashwords – What is Your Greatest joy of Writing?
I write nonfiction to assist readers for healing physical and emotional abuse and suffering. I also write for teenage girls on how to improve their self-esteem. My joy lies in the opportunity to assist readers to change and decrease the pain in their lives. I also experience joy in being creative and simplifying complex ideas so they can be more easily understood.
Smashwords – What is the Story Behind the eBook Self-Esteem: A Teen’s Guide for Girls?
As a teenager, I suffered with the lowest possible esteem. I felt bad and had constant negative thoughts about myself for a lot of years. As I taught 100’s of teen girl’s self-esteem over a number of years, I saw 90% in my groups had very low to below average esteem. Almost everyone over 10-12 weeks would improve their esteem.
As I saw self-esteem remains a major challenge with media’s emphasis on girls and women being super thin and having to achieve an impossible standard of beauty, I decided to write a book giving more girls an opportunity to see the truth, gain awareness and have a choice to love themselves.
Smashwords – What are You Working on Next?
I am considering writing another self-esteem book this time for parents with teen daughters with low esteem. The first book Self-Esteem: A Teen’s Guide for Girls was written in a teen’s perspective and involved many journaling exercises.
The next book may be a Parent’s Guide for Daughters with Low Self-Esteem with methods parents can use to assist their daughters.
I am also considering possibly writing a nonfiction book on Spiritual Awakening – what it is and the experiences of people around the world encountering this phenomenon in their lives. As of September 2013 over 1,000,000 people around the world have spiritually awakened. More awaken each month.
Smashwords – What Inspires You to Get Out of Bed?
I am inspired by the beauty of living in the red rocks of Sedona Arizona. My writing desk has a window that looks directly out at the red rocks of the Chapel area. I open my office door and more red rock views and also pine and juniper trees growing directly outside allowing me a direct connection with nature at all times, including when it occasionally rains.
Smashwords – What Other Activities Are You Involved In?
Writing and marketing books such as: Self-Esteem: A Teen’s Guide for Girls and Emotional Health: The Secret for Freedom from Drama, Trauma, and Pain as well as articles for my blog https://www.emotionalhealthtips.com/ involves a big part of my life.
I have over 35 years as an Energy Healer and also over 7 years as a Bowen Therapist assisting people heal emotional and physical pain. I have taught groups of teenage girl’s self-esteem and also assisted parents in emotional growth workshops for over 7 years.
In addition, I sometimes take small groups of people on hiking tours in Sedona giving them an opportunity for emotional breakthroughs with the stuck patterns in their lives by experiencing the healing magic of the land.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael David Lawrience is the author of book provides ways for improving emotional health, easing pain and stress, healing physical and emotional abuse, and spiritual awakening. https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Health-Secret-Freedom-Trauma/dp/0615479170
Michael as a Residential and Self-Esteem Coach and Mentor has over 13 years’ experience teaching teen’s self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-reliance. See eBook Self-Esteem: A Teen’s Guide for Girls. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009L4JLMO
Michael offers Bowen Therapy in person in Sedona, Arizona for easing physical and emotional pain. https://www.emotionalhealthtips.com/bowen-therapy-sedona/
Michael also conducts personalized hiking tours in Sedona for emotional and spiritual breakthroughs.