Cheryl Cherian completed her BA in Psychology from the University of South Florida in 2014 and her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College in 2018. She is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. Cheryl Cherian is the author of the book "Note to Self: A Collection of Thoughts on Life."
What's the story behind your latest book?
I decided to write "Note to Self: A Collection of Thoughts on Life" because I've seen and read so many self-improvement books, as have many I know. A lot of them look great and may effect change for a week or a month. I really wanted to get at something that readers can relate to. I didn't want to approach the book as a super-human, but rather someone who has flaws and is also in the lifelong process of self-improvement. With my understanding of psychology and mental health counseling, I applied my background and experiences to achieve that goal.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The joy of writing is being able to express myself. In many countries around the world people, and women in particular, are given no voice. To be able to share my thoughts and work on such a public forum is a blessing and a privilege.