Interview with Michael Lawrience

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I write nonfiction to assist readers to heal emotional pain 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.
What is the story behind the book 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.
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 journal exercises. The next book will be a Parent’s Guide for Daughters with Low Self-Esteem with methods parents can use to assist their daughters. I am also considering 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.
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 allow me a direct connection with nature at all times, including when it occasionally rains. The beauty of nature gives me some of my greatest inspiration as well as hiking in the red rocks of Sedona.
What other activities are you involved in?
Although 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 Emotional Health and Energy Healing Tips, involves a big part of my life, I also 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.
Published 2013-09-24.
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Books by This Author

Self-Esteem: A Teen's Guide for Girls
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,430. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem, Nonfiction » Parenting » Teens
Teen girls and women suffering from childhood wounding will find self-help methods for empowerment and a healthier body image. The journaling exercises and tips create higher esteem, as girls begin to appreciate and love their unique selves. The author covers important issues like media pressure to be perfect so teens can know it is okay to have flaws. You have the power to change how you feel.