#BookBlitz “Your Maternity Leave: The Ultimate Practical Guide” by Nathalie Koren

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The Ultimate Practical Guide (1st UK Edition)

Self Help, Parenting, Motivational, Career

Date Published: November 19, 2021

Publisher: Breakthrough Publishing

 

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Maternity leave can be a challenging time for any woman, but with good preparation, a clear understanding of your rights, and a positive attitude, managing this crucial phase of your life has never been easier!

Packed with checklists and handy tips, this book covers a full range of relevant practical situations to guide you through the various stages of your maternity. It will provide you with the information, advice and reassurance you need to successfully transition out—and also back into—the workplace.

Presented in a simple, easy to follow format, this book is the perfect companion to inspire and empower all working women about to embark on this life-changing journey.

Each chapter is broken down into clear sections and the comprehensive research continues throughout the book. Contents include:

    * Understanding the law in the UK including your rights, but also your responsibilities towards your workplace

    * A detailed view of the Statutory Maternity Pay and Maternity Allowance, and how to understand and claim the benefits you are entitled to

    * Practical tips on how to effectively manage your maternity risk assessment

    * Useful tools to better manage your unique financial situation, including the cost of a baby and how to manage your finances during your leave

    * The preparation for delivery and childcare including your birth plan, your hospital checklists and your essential preparation, ahead of the birth of your baby.

    * How to effectively manage your personal maternity leave objectives, as a leader of today and tomorrow, with suggestions for your personal development

    * How to manage and prioritize your health, post-birth, and by delivery method

    * What you can do to improve your life during this maternity leave

    * How to easily manage and maintain relationships with your colleagues and your workplace

    * How to take control of your time, raising a child while not forgetting how you are feeling

    * How to effectively manage your personal relationships

    * The transition to your new normal and how to re-enter the workforce peacefully

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It is the guide we all have been missing out on!

A brilliant book for expecting mothers about to embark on their maternity leave and the only one in the market, giving UK women of all backgrounds and professional levels the information they need, to not only understand and fight for their rights, but also manage their maternity leave without forgetting who they are.

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About the Author

Nathalie Koren’s ‘Your Maternity Leave: The Ultimate Practical Guide, UK edition’, was first published in 2021.

In her first book, Nathalie wanted to provide the information she never received and had to research herself (having written this book during her own maternity leave), saving a lot of time and effort for other women in the UK.

Whether you have just found out you are pregnant or have already started your maternity leave, this book will help you trust your instincts, energise and also inspire you. It will help you to be confident and informed.

In her work as a Head of execution and delivery, Nathalie is renowned for bringing complex issues to life, with practical tips and checklists. Her down-to-earth approach and advice help many women in many industry sectors manage their maternity leave effectively, by knowing their rights—and responsibilities—towards their employer, their baby, their relationships but also to themselves, in what is a crucial time in their lives.

Nathalie wanted to inspire other women to use this magical time to pursue their dreams, and to become a higher version of themselves.

Following her initial success, Nathalie continues to adapt her Ultimate Maternity Leave Guide, looking at other countries, always using their most up-to-date regulations.

Nathalie is married and the mother of one boy, and this is her first non-fiction book series. Nathalie lives in London and studied in Oxford.

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#BookBlitz “Own Your Story: A Journey of Self-Healing After Grief and Loss” by Morene S. Lim

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A Journey of Self-Healing After Grief and Loss

Self-Help, Grief & Loss

Date Published: April 20, 2022

Publisher: Westbow Press

Have you ever thought that you were alone in your struggle to have children? Maybe you have gone through a season of depression and anxiety, feeling alone and isolated, needing support. It is time to talk about the truth and the struggle to overcome grief, sadness, and disappointments in our lives.

Nothing makes us grow more than allowing our old ways to die and burying the emotional baggage that we hold on to: the past and the pain. We want to own it because we know nothing else. It is familiar, despite the messiness.

We carry these hard-hearted matters like heroes carrying a victorious flag. To declare to you that the tangled narrative of my life will bring healing to your life is certain. You choose to partner alongside me because you wish to heal, and this is the initial step.

Someone once declared, trust no one who does not walk with a limp. Don’t trust someone who hasn’t experienced a storm. Today, as I write these words, I walk with a physical lean, as I am recovering from two knee surgeries. These fractured parts of my knee, my meniscus, gravely damaged that it had to be removed, were the first of many ailments. My ACL ligament, the one that had to be sewn back together with a hamstring graft, is the source of my limp. Wandering around with this limp has humbled me, only the Father knows. I own this truth of being broken and sewn back together. More significantly, the divine surgeon has healed my past.

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About the Author

Morene S. Lim is a wife, the home-educating mom to two boys, educator, and encourager. Morene loves taking afternoon walks, salsa dancing with her husband, and playing with her kids, believing that there are infinite gifts
each day to be thankful for.

 

 

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#BookTour “Just Be You” by Emma Wood

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Self-Help / Journal

Date Published: 01-07-2022

 

 

366 daily journaling prompts to help you find the courage, confidence and
comfort to be exactly who you are.

 

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10 Things Readers Would Be Surprised to Know About Me

Hello!! I’m Emma…a boudoir photographer, published author and self-love advocate with one mission…to help you find the comfort, courage, and confidence to be exactly who you are!

I’m new around here so there’s probably a whole lot you don’t know about me, but here’s 10 things you may be surprised to know.

 

  1. I am a Yorkshire Lass living in Canada. I have lived here since March 2011 with my hubby (also from the UK). I once wrote in my diary that I would emigrate. Back then, I imagined I would be living under the hot sun on a beach in Australia, but instead, I am living in temperatures that humans should not be allowed to live in…and I love it! As I write this, it’s -28 outside and I’m sat inside all cozy in my pyjamas!!

 

  1. My hubby and I have been married since July 2010 (together since January 2007). My wedding dress and shoes are on display in a glass cabinet in my closet.

 

  1. We have two rescue bunnies living in our house. Bugsy was living under our doorstep and the coyotes were not far away, so one -40 day in February, we kept our door open until he hopped right in. Nova belonged to a friend, but her son lost interest, so we happily took her in. It is my retirement dream to have an acreage full of rescue animals. I was brought up on a pig farm.

 

  1. When I was 8 years old, I dreamed of being a Police Officer. At the age of 21, my dream came true. That career lasted six years and ended when I moved to Canada. By that time, I had realised that it wasn’t a career suited to who I am.

 

  1. I have had an interest in photography since I was a little girl. I never considered it as a career though, until I had to make a change. I started out by shooting anything and everything until I found my passion…women’s empowerment. I now specialise in boudoir and have my own studio at home.

 

  1. Twenty-some years ago, I learned to play the piano, but I gave up. My hubby and I now learn together and have been doing since June 2021.

 

  1. When I was about 10 years old, a farmer told me that his grandson could say the alphabet backwards and he challenged me to learn…so I did. Anyone who knows me knows I love a challenge!

 

  1. I used to play underwater hockey (octopush), and now I do kickboxing and pole dancing.

 

  1. I’ve only been reading consistently since 2016. I set myself a goal of 12 books and managed 11. Each year, I add a few more. This year I am aiming for 36!

 

  1. Never have I ever drank a cup of coffee!! Probably the most surprising of them all, eh?! I cannot stand the taste or the smell.

 

Tell us something unique about you!

 

If you would love to learn more about me, self-love or even boudoir, you can ‘visit me’ over on Instagram, Facebook, my blog or YouTube. See you there!

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About the Author

Emma Wood is a self-taught boudoir photographer, certified makeup artist
and two-time award-winning entrepreneur with one mission; to help women find
the confidence and comfort to be who they are.

This book was written because only so much can be achieved in one day. It
is the continued self-love support that women need beyond Emma’s
boudoir studio.

Emma not only works hard at empowering other women, but she is also
constantly working on empowering herself through journaling, reading,
kickboxing, pole dancing and finding joy in her life every day.

She is a Yorkshire lass living in Alberta, Canada. She is a wifey and a
mommy to two adorable and cheeky bunnies.

 

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#BookTrailerBlitz “Healing Depression” by C. Daley

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Title: Healing Depression

Author: C. Daley

Healing Depression is your go-to guide for dealing with a negative mindset and depression. Utilizing strategies designed to help readers shift their mindset and enjoy the benefits of mental and emotional wellbeing, this handbook arms readers with the knowledge they need to take charge of their own happiness and build a happier, healthier future.

By providing an in-depth and honest look at depression and the science behind it, along with an exploration of the common myths and misconceptions concerning these topics, readers will discover how to improve their lives: by setting obtainable goals, learning time management, and by preventing relapse using several tried and tested methods.

Healing Depression is a must read for anyone searching for a way to improve their mental health.

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Author C. Daley has battled with depression for many years. Through her battle with depression, she’s discovered a wealth of strategies for overcoming a negative mindset, maintaining emotional wellbeing, and learning to enjoy life. Now, she hopes to share her story with readers and to help other sufferers of depression reclaim control of their lives and build a happier future.

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#BookSale “Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power” by Tamara Winfrey Harris

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Dear Black Girl is the empowering, affirming love letter our girls need in order to thrive in a world that does not always protect, nurture, or celebrate us. This collection of Black women’s voices… is a must-read, not only for Black girls, but for everyone who cares about Black girls, and for Black women whose inner-Black girl could use some healing.” –Tarana Burke, Founder of the ‘Me Too’ Movement

“Dear Dope Black Girl, You don’t know me, but I know you. I know you because I am you! We are magic, light, and stars in the universe.” So begins a letter that Tamara Winfrey Harris received as part of her Letters to Black Girls project, where she asked black women to write honest, open, and inspiring letters of support to young black girls aged thirteen to twenty-one. Her call went viral, resulting in a hundred personal letters from black women around the globe that cover topics such as identity, self-love, parents, violence, grief, mental health, sex, and sexuality.

In Dear Black Girl, Winfrey Harris organizes a selection of these letters, providing “a balm for the wounds of anti-black-girlness” and modeling how black women can nurture future generations. Each chapter ends with a prompt encouraging girls to write a letter to themselves, teaching the art of self-love and self-nurturing. Winfrey Harris’s The Sisters Are Alright explores how black women must often fight and stumble their way into alrightness after adulthood. Dear Black Girl continues this work by delivering pro-black, feminist, LGBTQ+ positive, and body positive messages for black women-to-be—and for the girl who still lives inside every black woman who still needs reminding sometimes that she is alright.

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#BookBlitz “Cannabis for Seniors” by Beverly A. Potter, Ph.D.


 
 

Self-Help

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

Cannabis is much more than a plant. Its chemical composition and the way those chemical interact with special receptors throughout the body enables cannabis to be used therapeutically in many beneficial ways. Cannabinoids– chemical in cannabis — interact with the endocannabinoid (EC) system in the body, working synergistically to regulate pain, reduce inflammation, decrease stress, and speed recovery time, as well as elevating mood and optimism. From pain management to improved demeanor, form individual well-being to interpersonal relationships, cannabis’s therapeutic value can be a great tool to help Seniors maintain positive healthy quality of life.

CANNABIS FOR SENIORS is an essential reference for Seniors, both those new to cannabis as well as those who are experienced users. Caretakers and family will find the information invaluable in evaluating the potential benefits of cannabis for Seniors.


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Beverly A. Potter, PhD (Docpotter) earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from Stanford University and her masters in vocational rehabilitation counseling from San Francisco State University. She is a corporate trainer, public speaker and has authored a number of books on health and workplace issues like overcoming job burnout, managing yourself for excellence, high performance goal setting, mediating conflict, drug testing, self healing, cannabis for seniors, and more. Her website—docpotter.com—is pack with useful information.

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#BookSale “Living With Loss: Facing Grief and Adversity In a Society That Doesn’t Understand (Grief and Loss Book 2)” by Cortez Ranieri

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It’s OK Not To Be OK: How To Cope With Grief and Anger After The Loss of A Loved One

We live in a fast-paced, almost frantic world.

Every day, we rush to work, we rush home, and we create timetables by which we live because there are simply not enough hours in a day.

When you get sick, you get a few days off from work (if that), and you’re expected to bounce back in a flash.

When you break up with someone and feel like your world is crashing around you, the bosses don’t care, and your friends tell you to forget about it and move on.

So what happens when you have to go through the hardest experience in life – the loss of a loved one?

Is there a timetable for mourning?

Everyone who has ever lost someone will tell you that, sadly, there is. You are expected to bounce back after a certain time as if your emotions work like a button.

This is simply the society we created, and sometimes, it backfires on us.

But here’s a piece of news to ease your mind and soul: no matter what society tells you, you have the right to mourn as long as you want, in any way you want.

Grief isn’t tangible, nor can it be measured or standardized.

The best thing you can do is give yourself time.

The second best thing you should do for yourself is to get to know your grief.

Once you delve deep into it, once you get a grasp on all those emotions you’re feeling, you’ll be able to live with them, overcome some of them, and ultimately, move on.

In Living With Loss, you’ll discover:

  • 8+ most common misconceptions about grief debunked and rationalized, to take away your guilt from not playing by society’s rules
  • The physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms of grief that will make you understand what both your body and mind are going through
  • A guide through the 5 stages of grief to help you discover why you’re feeling a certain way, as well as figure out how to get through it
  • How and why the ancient wisdom of stoicism can ease your grieving process and change your outlook on life and death
  • Why avoidance can be your biggest enemy, and how to stop avoiding your emotions while in mourning
  • Solutions for dealing with anger, to help you understand the emotion and stop it from making you bitter and resentful
  • How to use the Wim-Hof Method to work through your grief and bring balance back into your life

And much more.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is usually what people think about when grief is mentioned.

But grief has many faces. It can consume you when you lose your job, your faith, or when you go through a change in lifestyle.

Whatever the reason, the heavy emotional state of grief needs to be worked on.

So give yourself permission to mourn and take your time.

If you’re determined not to let your grief consume you and take control over your life, then scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.

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#BookBlitz “Unbridled Dreams” by Rhonda G. Mincey

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Date Published: 2/7/21

Publisher: Great Success Books

Do you feel a nudge from within to realize and live your full potential but do not know where to start? In the most amazing way, you have already begun your adventure. You are capable of a great deal more than you give yourself credit for.

What you need now is a little hand-holding and then you can enable yourself in reaching for the stars. This wonderful book was written specifically for you in mind. What you foremost need is the belief that you were meant for greatness and that you can achieve anything that you desire.

This indispensable guide will take you on a journey of self-discovery, changing your mindset, figuring out your dreams, and giving a voice to your passions. Once there, you’ll begin to set goals and start to attain them one-by-one. The author will stay with you at each step of the way and show you how it’s done.

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Do you feel a burning desire to be the very best you can but don’t know exactly how or where to begin the process? Do you know for certain that God created you for greatness and yet are afraid to walk out your true destiny? Do you have goals and dreams but lack the motivation, resources, training, or coaching to move forward? Have you accomplished a measure of success but still want more from your life? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are certainly not the only one.

There are indeed a countless number of women who share these same sentiments and are reduced to living lives considerably below their full potential. They often feel stuck in an inescapable cycle of mediocrity, having a desire to be their very best but subconsciously settling for substantially less. They live an “average” life, finding solace while existing at the top of the bottom or the bottom of the top, not excellent, “just enough.” Either way, they gravitate to a place of comfort, following the path of least resistance.

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About The Author

Rhonda Mincey is a world traveler. She is an international speaker, dream weaver, award-winning mentor, transformation coach, poet, and author. Rhonda has made her mark by inspiring women from all walks of life to confront their fears and accomplish their goals. Rhonda has authored several books, including the highly acclaimed A Girl’s Guide to Being Great that she wrote to help girls realize their value and maximize their opportunities for a successful life.

Rhonda is also an award-winning mentor for women and girls and received Georgia’s Southern University’s Service Award and the prestigious Turner Broadcasting Station (TBS) Pathfinders Award for her work. Rhonda is named a Top 25 Woman in Business 2021 from Courageous Magazine. Rhonda possesses a master’s degree in education with a focus on community leadership.

When Rhonda isn’t writing, she enjoys reading inspirational books, walking on the beach, traveling, and spending time with family and friends

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#Excerpt “I Am Home” by Kimberly Herndon

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Self-Help, Spirituality

Date Published: July 10, 2020

 

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My life has been a roller coaster filled with loss, pain, illness, failure,
heartache and suffering. (Life can be so much fun, right?) It has also been
filled with PURE JOY – the joy of spiritual awakening, wonderful people,
world travel, long bike rides, hiking up mountains and the heart-warming
adventures that come from taking the road less traveled. When I was 23 I had
a profound spiritual enlightenment experience and since then my life has
been about exploring how I can wake up to that state more fully and help
others to as well. This book shares my adventurous and ultimately triumphant
story of finding happiness through inner transformation. It explains how
going “crazy” can actually be a good thing and how when things
fall apart, that’s the doorway to something more.I believe that
we’re all in this together. It is my hope that by sharing what I know
others can find joy in the middle of their own difficulties and ultimately
find their way home.

 

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Note:  I don’t use the word God in Chapter 7 to mean an old man in the sky.  I use the term God because I grew up with a Jewish mother, but I mean God in a broader sense, like you might use the word Spirit or the Divine.  Hope that helps!

Chapter 7

Creating Heaven on Earth

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  – Mahatma Gandhi 

Is heaven on earth even possible?  I mean just look at all of the violence, anger, illness and atrocities committed against individuals and whole groups of people.  Listen to what’s on the news every day and it can seem like we’re already in hell.  The concept of heaven – of light and bliss, peace and joy – just seems too farfetched sometimes.  While that is unfortunately true I’m going to use this chapter to start from a dark place and show you that it is possible for each of us to choose heaven and to create it ourselves – even in the midst of darkness.

In 2018 two police officers were shot and killed during an inmate transfer near the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas.  My stepmom works at the courthouse and told me that these were two kind, good people and that the shooter could have fled after he shot and wounded the female officer.  Instead he walked up and shot her again to make sure that she was dead.

My stepmom is one of the most loving people that I’ve ever met, but she’s struggling right now – and I think rightly so – to not hate this person and to not want capital punishment for him.  We all know that feeling.  We want retribution.  We want bad things to happen to “bad” people.  The same sentiment is felt outside of the law enforcement community when someone is wrongfully killed by a police officer.  It’s also felt when we feel threatened or we feel that our values are threatened.  So often we want to prove that we’re right and others are wrong – to make them feel as bad as they made us feel.  It feels good to know that I’m right and I feel right about my being right.  I’m right!  (Or so I tell myself.)  BUT, if we’re serious about wanting to alleviate suffering, then it’s essential that we respond to these everyday, real, crappy situations by opening our hearts and minds as much as we can (as my stepmom is doing) to see the situation from different angles and to work toward justice instead of retribution.

Heaven on earth – that personal and later communal experience of peace, joy, safety and security – doesn’t come from homogeny, from everyone being the same.  It comes when we can recognize, accept and appreciate our differences, both the “good” and the “bad.”  It doesn’t mean that we forget the wrong that has been done to us or to others.  It doesn’t mean that we overlook injustice.  It means that somehow we have to find the courage to work toward justice and trust that it will be done in time.  It means that we accept the fact that as smart as we are, we can’t see all of the details, all of the ramifications of a decision.  What we can do is our best to participate in ways that feel right to us, and then, allow room for that something more to create a better outcome than we could imagine.

When hate seems like the best response, we can pause and remember that “hurt people hurt people.”  Most people don’t do horrible things unless horrible things have been done to them.  That man that killed those officers deserves justice and he will get it.  But perhaps rather than turning hatred on him we can surrender that response and remember that we all have lessons to learn here.  Perhaps being sentenced to death is how he learns his, or perhaps not being sentenced to death and being given time to understand the effects of his actions is how he learns them.

How could I know what’s best for him?  What I do know is that hate breeds hate and it can spread like wildfire.  Nelson Mandela.  Eleanor Roosevelt.  Ghandi.  Martin Luther King, Jr.  Mother Teresa.  All of these people knew that you can’t make a better world out of revenge and hate.  A better world can only be created with forgiveness, justice, love and imagination.  It’s not about coming up with a perfect solution.  No solution can be perfect in the worldly sense.  To the limited view of the mind, compromise doesn’t make sense and it often doesn’t feel like enough.  Perfection isn’t possible in the relative world, but by trusting the love that lives inside of us, we can get close.

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Kimberly Herndon has traveled the world and studied various spiritual paths to enlightenment to determine what makes us truly happy. Kimberly has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. She also has a master’s degree in Theological Studies from the
Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. She is from Overland Park, Kansas, and lives in Denver with her boyfriend, their human baby and two fur babies.

 

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#BookTour “A Fat Girl’s Confidence” by Patrice Shavone Brown

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Date Published: 10/30/2018

Publisher: My Story Publishing

Most people think big girls have low self esteem and do not feel as sexy as the models with the perfect bodies that we constantly see on TV. I never knew there was anything wrong with me until I kept seeing people on TV telling me I was too fat, too sloppy and definitely ugly. Every commercial emphasizes the need to have that perfect plastic-factory body. While everyone thinks that fat is sloppy or unattractive, I have learned to embrace it. I choose to live my life fat, free and fabulous! And I am here to motivate you. Patrice Shavone Brown reveals her truth and secrets to being and becoming a proud fat girl. As you read this book, you will discover the confidence that you never thought you could have. Join the Confident Fat Girls Movement with Patrice. “Let’s be the beauty they all said we could never be,” she concludes.

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I am Patrice Shavone Brown, a Mental Health Counselor, and Director. I am an author, motivational speaker, life coach, actress, and a single mother. I own a mental health facility, which I have run for five years at the time of this writing. I am the oldest of three siblings and have a disability, which motivated me into a helpers‘ profession.

I have struggled with my weight for years to the point that the ups and downs of gaining weight are no longer something I would be ashamed of. I have learned that I have to love myself regardless of my size. This was never easy for me because I had certain family members who would say, ―You are getting bigger; you need to stop eating.‖ ―Now stop eating!‖ Yes, people said mean things to me and, trust me, they stung me like bees. You see, in my journey of being a fat girl, I found peace and acceptance of myself first. Before my confidence began, I had to develop strength.

Although what I am about to share may seem crazy, it is not. When building on anything in life, you have to practice and strengthen yourself. You have to admit that you are fat and prepare your mind for people‘s reactions. This preparation gets you ready to respond to the judgments of others. Confidence begins when you have prepared yourself and accepted your flaws. Self-esteem building is all about knowing that you are important, needed, loved, and different, and that we all have flaws but are beautiful still.

I have written this book, A Fat Girl‘s Confidence, so that you can become aware of my journey into the recognition of myself as beautiful; fat or big notwithstanding. As a woman shaped differently (by society‘s standard for beauty), I have been challenged to write about my feelings and experiences as I was labeled obese at the age of 30.

The word obese seems harsh but funny to me. I had always heard fat and was okay with being just fat.

Obese sounds like I am a big, fat case of death monster! Say it, O-BEE-S. So now, society has labeled me a beast because I am fat. If the word obesity is not enough to kill one‘s self-esteem or confidence, I do not know what will. I am motivated to share my tips of confidence because, even with the label obese, I still love what I see in the mirror.

As a teenager, boys loved me and, yes, in school boys crushed on fat girls too. As an adult, men like me for what they see in me. I don‘t want any female that is a size 8 or below to make you feel like you are a nobody just because you are fat. If you are a teenager or a grown woman battling with weight and negative comments from others, hold on beautiful, your motivational fat girl is here to help you feel better about being you!

I have come to inspire you into a one-week commitment to change your mindset about being fat. My mindset is that I am always going to be fat or big, but I have to atone. I have to be happy with myself when I look in the mirror with clothes on or clothes off. I will lose weight when I need to or want to, but it will happen only when I choose. I refuse to listen to society tell me that I am not good enough.

This book is a seven-day self-esteem workbook and inspiration book for fat girls. It has day one through day seven listed along with seven inspirational boosts and actions that will help you begin to boost who you truly are in God‘s eye. This book has secrets on learning to manage your weight as well as learning to shape your body. It focuses on finding the beauty within us as well as helping us decide to get up and live in our heavy shoes because no one can do that the way we can as fat girls.

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Author of A Fat Girl’s Confidence Guide, published by My Story Publishing Company, also the founder of the “Confident Fat Girls Movement”

Patrice Shavone Brown is a mother of two beautiful children. She is also the big sister of two siblings. Most of all she is “me.”

She is a person that has had storms and mountains to climb. She is still climbing. Patrice lost her mom to cancer June 2017. She does not paint pretty pictures about her life or surroundings.

Helping people is at the heart of everything that Patrice does. She has spent the last two decades serving her community as a Mental Health Counselor. Her greatest satisfaction comes from empowering others and assisting in people’s healing through the power of words.

“It’s hard, yet life is what you make it. And it is full of twists and turns,” says Patrice.

Patrice has owned and operated Restoring Bodies and Minds, restoringbodiesminds.org, for the past seven years. She’s an over achiever. She likes to excel, and she has tremendous drive and determination. If at first you don’t succeed, try again, is at her core.

Brown has also authored four books. Her books are based on her everyday life experiences. The titles are Secrets Of A Crazy Mental Health Counselor, The Day Momma Made Me Dance, We Blend Well Together, A Fat Girl’s Confidence Guide, A Fat Girl’s Confidence: Beating Depression and Building Self Esteem, The Finesser and The Finesser 2.

Patrice holds an MA, BA, and AAS. She is also an Anger Management Specialist

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