You may be wondering how I came to write my new book, THE TRUTH, I"m Ten, I’m Smart and I Know Everything! Here goes. I was inspired to write this book when I realized for many of us, the ten year old girl inside of ourselves is not satisfied with how we keep our promises to ourselves now that we are grown-ups. I began to realize that if we could tap back into that girl again and really listen to her we could have more fun and courage to try new things. Also, as a Positive Psychologist I realize that we need to be in basic harmony with ourselves to live happy, purposeful lives. I knew I was on to something very important in terms of mental health.
The question was how to develop the concept in a way that women would enjoy the read and still use the inspiration from my book to integrate more fully all the positive parts of themselves and not shy away from their own powers to create a fabulous life for themselves? I also wanted a read that would help women and their daughters communicate more openly and honestly so that girl would be able to trust that as they grew up they would come into their own and not have to ‘sell out.’
The answer to my question was to let the ‘girl’ come alive. Let her move away from me and become her own character who knew exactly the book she wanted to write. And she wrote it!
The result is a short easy read that is fully of wonderment, humor, wisdom, and lots of adventures that will fill your heart and open your mind to the best in yourself and in your daughters. And by the way, kids, tweens and teens love reading THE TRUTH, I’m Ten, I’m Smart and I Know Everything! also. I think that is in part because they know the girl speaks the truth even more clearly than we know as we age! We all need the Girl!
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, www.enchantedself.com