How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing on and off since I was a child. But I recently started writing regularly on my blog at www.tonekaetienne.com
, and am a Huffington Post contributor. I made the decision to write the book in February 2015 and finished the book in August.
What was the most challenging part about writing Become You?
The most challenging part of writing Become You are the mindset shifts that I personally struggled with. For me, it wasn’t the actual act of writing, but how are people going to view my book. I went through several periods where I thought no one would care what I have to say and I was worried that people would think it was horrible! It was making the decision to share my story because I had to be confident that what I had to share with my readers could impact them in a profound way.
What do you enjoy the most about being an author?
I enjoy the creative process most, I enjoy the process of having a concept or idea in my head and then bringing it to reality. There are no rules when it comes to writing, in my opinion! I am free to be me and express myself however I choose.
Do you have any works in progress you’re working on?
As a true creative, I’m now exploring all the parts of me that I have left dormant for so many years. I have discovered a love of the spoken word just recently, and have plans to turn my book into an audio version. In addition, I’m interested in creating products and programs to inspire and encourage women to own their truth and step into their destiny.
About the Book
Title: Become You
Author: Toneka R. Etienne, Ph.D.
Genre: Self-Help, Personal Development
Ready to create lasting transformation in your life? Become You reveals a practical lifestyle blueprint for the modern day woman. Begin your deep dive transformation by turning an honest, but loving mirror on your belief systems, habits, and spiritual life. This book will help you create a balanced lifestyle so that you can passionately pursue your goals and dreams without losing yourself in the process.
Toneka R. Etienne, Ph.D., is a Psychologist, wife, mother, Huffington Post contributor, and creator at http://www.tonekaetienne.com. Toneka is a self-love advocate encouraging women to balance their daily lives with the ambition to continually pursue their dreams. Her calling is to fully support women as they call soulful purpose and intention into their life and business connected to their deepest and most authentic selves. When she’s not holding sacred space for women’s transformation, Toneka can be found doing her favorite things: spending time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, reading, connecting with like-minded visionaries, and looking for divine inspiration.