Interview on Creative Magic Unchained with Frederic Bye

I recently appeared on Frederic Bye’s Creative Magic Unchained radio show, formerly The Book Geek. The conversation I had with Frederic was thoughtful and exciting. I shared my experiences about why I became a nun in the first place, what life was like in and out of the convent and how I found meaning and happiness with my life after I left the church. Listen here to my conversation with Frederic and learn how letting go of self-doubt can help you find boundless happiness!

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Interview on Transform U! Radio with Minister Dr. Marcus Hart

I recently appeared on Transform U! Radio Show’s ‘Free Yourself Friday!’ The conversation I had with Minister Dr. Marcus Hart was exciting and full of good energy. I shared my experiences about why I became a nun in the first place, what my life was like once I joined the convent, my reasons for leaving and how I found freedom and happiness once I left. We understand the world gradually as we live, and suffering brings us deeper into the present moment. Learn about this sacred process here in my interview on Transform U!

 

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Book Genres: An Overview of Non-Fiction Categories

Surely you know the plot, direction and content of your book, but do you know what genre it falls under? There are hundreds of categories and subcategories that books can be labeled as; just imagine yourself standing amongst the shelves of a library. To best determine what genres you want to read and write, it’s important to first know the difference between fiction and non-fiction.

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Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

Fiction is literature that is purely fantasy, created from the imagination of the writer. Although fiction books can be based on facts, they often embellish details and use creative license to change past events as the author sees fit. Non-fiction, however, must be factual and not based on fantasy. Non-fiction writing is very broad, with many subcategories; read on for a guide to the most popular non-fiction book genres.

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Interview on NSOL Radio with Robbie Cornelius

I believe it’s a joyful experience to free yourself from judgment; have you ever tried to relate to others first as a human before thinking of them as a member of a race, creed or religion? I recently discussed self-love and love for others with Robbie Cornelius on NSOL Radio and the experience was both emotional and incredibly inspirational. Listen to the interview below to learn how managing your fear, removing prejudice and avoiding negative stimulation in your life can free your spirit and help you to be truly happy with who you are.

 

 

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Forgiveness: A Journey of Lifelong Learning

Forgiveness: it’s a lifelong process. I had not given forgiveness much of a thought before I left life as a nun in a protective religious community; a life I had been living for more than two decades. I only began to think about the difficulty of forgiveness when I returned home to a family that I thought would respect me and welcome me back with open arms. Instead, they disowned me after a short time back, for reasons too troubling to put down into print. I became instead what felt like an orphan, someone who was shunned from family events for years.

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I struggled to overcome my resentment and anger. I sought in vain for ways to embrace forgiveness and find happiness, without success. I prayed. I paid visit to counselors and spiritual advisors. I did not realize that my efforts to release my anger made a significant impact in my emotional and spiritual healing. I did not accept the fact that forgiveness is a lifelong process that cannot be hurried.

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