PODCAST INTERVIEW

Recently the lovely DC Gomez invited me to be a guest on her podcast, Inside the Minds of Authors. I was honored and we had a blast. Take a moment to give it a listen CLICK HERE and let me know what you think!

Trust is like Credit

Yep, you read that correctly. Building trust is just like building credit. Think about it… You get a loan and don’t pay it back. Well, who is gonna want to loan you money again… over time you have to work hard to prove you are credit worthy right? Trust is the same way. You lie or cheat on something or someone and it take time and hard work to build that back up. Trust is like Credit. You don’t blame the creditor for your inability to pay a bill. You don’t blame a creditor because your credit score is low or in need of repair. You take the time and work hard to pay your bills and prove your worthiness. So… why not do that with trust? If you have broken someones trust (for any reason and in any situation) then take the blame – acknowledge your part in it and work hard to right the wrong. This will not

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Jealousy

Jealously is the next topic on my list. There are several ways to experience jealously which range from, “wow, I wish I had that to eat,” to, “did she just look at you?” What Is Jealousy? ‘Jealousy is a complex emotion that encompasses feelings ranging from fear of abandonment to rageand humiliation. It strikes people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations, and is most typically aroused when a person perceives a threat to a valued relationship from a third party. The threat may be real or imagined,’As defined from Psychology Today. What fear do we have that causes jealousy – yes, abandonment is one it what about not having what others have – like you want a phone someone else has because you perceive it as being better than your own? The fear of loosing things you love? The rage of someone being better than you? These all stem from social bonds and the things that motivate us. In

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The chaos that ensued

We all have heard of the COVID-19 by now… it’s effecting every part of all our lives. From our daily routines to our special events. What are you doing to get by? Currently, I’m stuck in a hotel room. I traveled with hubs on a business trip and the world has a pandemic! Go Figure, right! **sarcasm at its best** Well, to pass my time, I’ve been planning out my next series and working on plots and characters for each. I was originally tryin to write the second book in a series I started in December but no matter what I can’t get the creative juices flowing for it. So… I put it aside. The next book due out is in September, so I have time to wrangle the muses. BUT for sanity’s sake… give your creative ideas on how to widdle away the time without going insane?

Staying healthy in a pandemic

Whew, what a topic… right! Well, let me tell you that staying healthy is more than eating good. Its also abut mental health. So, let me tell you what I am doing and hopefully it will help you. Physical health wile in a pandemic is hard enough but I’m currently living in a hotel. Hubs is on a work trip that should last another two weeks’ish… so we have had the not so fun pleasure of not being home. Our resources have become even more limited with out situation. He is still working – 6 days a week. We go about every other day or so to gather food that is cooked for us and get the things we need. The gym in the hotel is closed but there is not much in there I can get on anyway with my back problems so we both figured some light yoga is best for me. I’ve started that today. That will

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Self-Esteem

The struggles in today’s world with self-esteem seem endless. In the article , Society and its Effect of Self Esteem, write Kayla Zarate wrote “Society surrounds us. It’s the people in our classroom, family at home, strangers on the street. It’s our lives as they pass us by. It’s everything in the world. Most importantly, it’s a monster. People struggle to become what society depicts as “beautiful” when true beauty actually lies within. Society’s image of what is beautiful and what isn’t is the cause of many low self-esteems and negative self-images when they could be positive and confident.” Girls and Boys alike are given outrageous examples to strive towards. I, myself, was treated as if I were fat growing up. I am five foot three inches and at that time weighed one hundred and five pounds. I was told I was getting fat and that no one wanted a fat girl. I was called ‘thunder thighs’ because I’m built

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Social Phobias

Social phobias are the most common types of phobias, and they are endless. Examples are talking in groups or even starting conversations. Public speaking. Meeting new people. Talking to authority figures. Eating or drinking in front of others. Regular trips out to the stores or banks. Sitting in a classroom. Going to work. Just to name a few. A Social phobia is an intense anxiety of fear of being judged, negatively evaluated, or rejection in a social or performance situation. Have you experienced any of these? For me I have a few experiences but this post is more about being the mom of someone with extreme social phobias. One of my boys is affected by social phobia and anxiety to the point that he was home schooled because going into a classroom became to hard for him. Going to a store and purchasing something on his own was huge step he took when he was 14. Riding transportation to appointments

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