ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author | Motivational Speaker| Entrepreneur|
Mellany Paynter, is the Founder of Mellany Motivates, a personal development training company that takes its followers on a journey of self-discovery and encourages each person to become their best self. She holds a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Howard University, has over 10 years of Project Management experience and spent 24 years mentoring others. She is passionate about improving quality of life and encouraging women to find balance in every area of life. When she is not facilitating workshops or attending meetings, she is motivating crowds or enjoying life with family and friends. Mellany is the author of Dancing At The Crossroad, that shares an intimate journey of discovering that she had the power within her to overcome grieving the loss of her Mom, which was the key that allowed her healing process to naturally unfold and gave her inspiration to write. Through this book, Mellany has created a keepsake for the “bookends of life” and ignited a personal passion to inspire others’ healing journey – facing reality and realizing what really matters. Dancing at The Crossroad is her first guided journal book in the series. Now Available> http://bit.ly/purchaseDATC #DATC
Mell, tell us about your book?
My book is Dancing At The Crossroad, a part memoir and journal that tells my healing journey from the day my Mom passed to me finding my way back to life. It is also a journal for readers to record their own feelings with guided questions.
How did you come up with idea for this book?
I started journaling soon after she passed (on advice from my mentor) as a form of therapy. In conversation with a friend a few years later, the idea came up and I started compiling it.
What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?
The most difficult aspect wasn’t in writing, but in compiling and editing. Reliving the moments I had experienced and that were actually recorded in my journal brought the pain back to life.
Why do you write?
I write as a form of expression. It gives me a sense of freedom and authority. And I can bleed on the paper and say the things I would not necessarily say out loud.
What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?
I want readers to understand that no matter how bad a situation looks or how bad they feel in the midst of a life crisis, there is always hope for a brighter day, but more importantly, with enough time the true reason for things will be revealed, so patience and perspective are necessary in the midst.
Who are your favorite authors?
Dr. Wayne Dyer, Elizabeth Gilbert
What book(s) are you reading now?
Seat of The Soul by Gary Zukav
What books have most influenced your life?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne Dyer
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Write with your heart and soul and hold nothing back in the way of expressing yourself.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Dancing at the Crossroad is an intimate narrative portrait of how I used the power of journaling to cope with the harsh reality of overcoming loss. A part memoir and journal, I recount my personal journey dealing with the unexpected passing of my mother.
Dancing At The Crossroad started as a therapeutic exercise for me to cope with the emotional rollercoaster of grieving the loss of my mother, which, in time provided renewal and permitted me to move on.
After 3 1/2 years of compiled jottings I am able to share my journey, with the sole purpose of helping others realize they are not alone and there is no “normal” timetable for grieving.
What I have in this book isn’t another set of ‘solutions’ for grief, but a very emotional account of my experience through the course of dealing with my loss. I challenge the reader with some reflective questions to help them dig deep to overcome the rollercoaster they may be on. At the end of the day my hope is that each person draws inspiration from my story within, and know that they have the power within them to overcome any crisis if they are willing to do the time.
This book is a lifeline of sorts to anyone who could use one. Loss is never easy, but it is how we emerge from its grasp that shows strength and resilience.
Get your copy today: Dancing At The Crossroad – A Grief Recovery Journal by Mellany Paynter Link: http://a.co/b9JRZUA
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