I'm so excited to have my friend and self-help author, Kat OM, on the blog today with her new book. Kat's social media posts are always thoughtful and uplifting and I had to take this little bit out of a recent message she sent me because it just sums her up so well, "I'm hoping my blogs will help some people out there. Just as your books have. Try to help be the light."
First, check out this blurb from her book, Resilient Love. Then read our interview below and see the special offer she has for my readers!
"Relationships can be the source of our greatest joy and our greatest pain. When we are left feeling devastated after a break-up, or when you can't seem to keep yourself away from that guy who really is not good for you? Then this book is for you. The book are the lessons Karen learned through her journey working with the help of her life coach and her spiritual teacher and author Gabby Bernstein. When Karen first met Gabby Bernstein, she was looking for a new soulmate after her divorce, but what she found was so much more. Resilient Love is comprised of those lessons."
"Your worth is not something you fight for with someone else; it's something you already own."
"A partner who is secure with himself will always honor and support your greatness. Love should be the easiest part of the relationship."
Kat was nice enough to do an interview with me. Read on to learn more about her work and her gift for you.
Tell us about your work!
Hi Krysten! Thank you for inviting me on your blog!
As a self-help author, I may be slightly different from your usual authors, so I am excited to be here!
In addition to being an author, I am also a spiritual mindset resilience coach, a merch designer, and a very new blogger. I blogged a little in the past, but I wasn't able to blog often because I was working on my book, "Resilient Love: Turn Your Wounds into Your Wings." It's a book about healing after the end of a relationship. But it's also the book I wish I would have read before I even started dating someone. I learned so many things at the end of my marriage that I wish I had known when we first met. Maybe it would have saved me from marrying someone where we were clearly not right for one another. But, I am grateful for our friendship today." I always try to be respectful of him in my writing.
Now that the book has launched, I am looking forward to blogging more often. If we have a winter like the last one during quarantine, I would like to help people by giving them simple mindfulness tools if they are experiencing mild anxiety, mild depression, or even boredom; to help them get through those cold, dreary, grey days. Learning these simple tools and putting them into practice was life-changing for me.
What was your favorite book when you were growing up?
I loved "Charlotte's Web" by EB White, and the "Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe," by C.S. Lewis. Still one of the best classic fantasy books ever written. Pure magic. And "Are You There God? It's Me Margret" by Judy Blume.
What is your favorite book as an adult?
I read mostly non-fiction these days. However, I belonged to a book club when I was married living in Milwaukee, WI. What I loved most about being in a book club was that it introduced me to so many new books I otherwise probably would have never read. I'm not much of a science fiction reader, but one of my favorite book club books was the sci-fi book "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami, which led me to read "Wind up Bird Chronicles," also by Murakami. I love the way he writes. It's like poetry. It made me realize how we should take more chances in what we read. You never know what you will find.
I also loved "Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safer. I read both books before the movies and prefer the book versions.
I always reread my favorite books. Do you reread books, and if so, which one(s) have you read over again?
Being in the personal growth industry, I read mostly non-fiction now to see what new ways of looking at life people are sharing. I do reread so my favorite books by Gabby Bernstein. (That's how we met was through one of Gabby Bernstein's courses). I also love and reread a lot of books by Brene Brown, and “Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer. As for non-fiction, I haven't reread a lot of non-fiction books, I confess, I mostly reach for something new by the author or look for a similar book within the that genre. But I know what you mean, when a book is so good, you don’t want it to end, so you reread it.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Pretty much the same as my favorite books, Gabby Bernstein, Brene Brown, plus Elizabeth Gilbert, Tara Brach, and Tosha Silver. I really enjoyed Alicia Key's new autobiography, "More Myself." As for non-fiction, fun, chick lit, I’ve really enjoyed reading Jennifer Weiner, Meg Cabot, and Sophie Kinsella. Drama, Cormac McCarthy author of The Road, same as Murakami, I love the way he writes, like poetry.
A lot of creatives (artists, writers, musicians) have talked about how the pandemic has impacted their creativity. How has it been for you?
I think it made me more creative. There was so much time to sit and think, “What do I want to create today?” But I'm talking big right now after the fact. At the beginning of the pandemic, I was very nervous when we first went into lockdown here in New York City. We were the first and the worst in the U.S. We didn't know what to expect? I took time out for a lot of self-care. As I worked my way through my anxieties, I put it into blogging a few article. As the pandemic continued, it allowed me to sit still and figure out what I wanted to do next? I decided to start an inspirational t-shirt merch line! Which I absolutely love! It's so much fun doing it! It's really allowed me to bring out another side of my creative self. I say, "Thank God" for YouTube videos. I wouldn't be able to do so much of what I do without YouTube. It's an endless resource of how-to and inspiration.
What are you working on now?
I was doing research on blogging and went down the YouTube rabbit hole. It went exactly like this, on Monday, I was launching some new merch designs on Instagram. On Tuesday, I was researching blogging; by Wednesday, I started rebuilding my website. One thing leads to another. I wasn't that in love with my current site, so I started looking for a web designer to build a new site, so my new blog had somewhere beautiful live. I worked on some special take-aways for my new site, my free "Self-Love 911 Toolkit" ebook. So come check out the new site at www.KatOMLife.com and you can download a free ebook. My gift to you, and you can check out the new blog while you’re there!
It’s been so much fun sharing this with you all! And if any of your reader’s have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope we meet again!
Much love to you and your reader’s Krysten! xo
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Author of the Landry's True Colors Series, the Cecily Taylor Series, the Star Series, and Dating the It Guy.
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