Remedy Murray, Spoken Word Artist/Poet, Writer, and Stage Performer was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Remedy, the mother of two children, wanted to set a good example by showing them that when you have something in life that you're really passionate about ~ Go for it! This example lead to Remedy releasing her first Spoken Word cd entitled: " A Dose of Remedy" after receiving rave reviews and winning two OHHA awards, Remedy traveled and performed in various cities. It was on the road where Remedy met more than a doze young ladies who told her about their struggles with relationships and thanked her for her uplifting and encouraging words. It was hearing the sadness and confusion from these young women that fuel the fire to create the book "How to Recognize the Signs of a Bad Relationship".
What's the story behind your latest book?
This book was written as gift for a young woman going through a tough time. Her mother and I worked together in a small auditing office and our friendship developed after I found her sitting at her desk crying. At this time, we really didn't know each other, but sometimes people walk into your life for a purpose and not by accident. I just happen to be in ear shot of the muffled cries. I walked over to her and asked if she was okay. Through her sobbing, she was able to tell me that her 15 year old daughter had tried to commit suicide because she and her boyfriend had broke up. Need I say we didn't get any work done that day, and I sat there and listened to a mother not sure how to help her daughter. After giving her a hug and saying a short prayer with her, I decided to write this book for her. I wanted to give the young lady some things to think about regarding her relationship. I'm happy to say that her daughter is no longer with that guy and doing great! I can't take credit for state of mind, but I feel blessed in producing something that could help a young woman make some healthier relationship decisions.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
When you make a decision to become a parent, it's your responsibility to be the best example for your children that you can possibly be. I'm inspired by the possibility of my children growing and being a better person in life than I was. It's not about a financial gain, it's about pursuing your passion and enjoying the journey along way. I've been writing since I was a teenage, but I didn't feel like my writing had a purpose until I became a parent. I've been telling them for years, that anything in life worth having is worth working for. Find your dream and work to make it a reality. I can't push them to pursue their dreams if I don't wake up daily and pursue mine.
"How to Recognize the Signs of a Bad Relationship" was written with teenage girls/young ladies in mind. The topics on Communication, Suicide, Rejection, Sex, Self- Respect, and more will give young ladies some insight on the emotions and struggles relationships go through.