Interview with wellness strategist Dawn Burnett

Wellness
strategist Dawn Burnett
joins me today to chat about her new self-help book, Connect, How to Know If He’s Really Your Man.



During her
virtual book tour, Dawn will be awarding a digital copy of her book to a lucky
randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free
to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too.

Bio:
Dawn
Burnett (Orlando, Florida) is founder of A New Dawn Natural Solutions and the
co-host of the radio show Wake Up and Listen. She provides wellness strategies
to those who are frustrated with their current health situations and are ready
to embrace alternative healing solutions, healing their bodies—and their
lives—from the inside out. She has an impressive roster of television and
speaking appearances including Fox, ABC and TBN, and is a regular contributor
to the Huffington Post. Dawn is the author of True Confessions of the Heart and is co-author of Jack Canfield’s The Road to Success, Vol. 2.

Please share a little bit about your current
release.
Blurb:
Wellness strategist Dawn Burnett has an impressive track record for helping
people unlock better health and greater vitality. Like all of us, however, she
has had a life filled with highs and lows. The child of divorced parents and a
survivor of abuse, she was in a toxic marriage and then, just after her
divorce, was hit by a drunk driver. These events, and the discovery that her
son had a life-threatening condition, led her to a wake-up call. Studying to
become an alternative medical practitioner to heal her child, she also sought
answers on how to heal her own life. Along the way, she charted a course to
ultimate wellness on a path filled with valuable lessons, deep wisdom, and
insight on a variety of issues—including personal relationships. She recognized
that becoming trapped by the toxic emotions of our past can weigh down our
spirit and sabotage any chance we have at happiness today or in the future.
The result is Connect,
a light but powerful little book that provides humorous yet effective ways to
address key issues facing serious relationships. Filled with personal, engaging
stories, complemented by captivating illustrations, it reveals: the pitfalls of
dating in the digital age; the many ways we unintentionally sabotage our
relationships; why we find ourselves choosing mates from the never-ending
‘carousel of losers’; and how we judge ourselves—and others—without mercy. The
antidote is a simple, empowering plan readers can implement themselves to heal
their own hearts, pinpoint their true dreams and desires, and find meaningful
and lasting bonds with their partners — whether they have already met or are
still looking. This amazing little book is big on success, and will help
readers finally attain what they outwardly say they want—without the emotional
resistance associated with trying to change their partner. Learn
more
.

What inspired you to write this book?
After years of dating and witnessing the dysfunction and disconnect that exists
along with having complete strangers off load on me about their dating
disasters as if I was a columnist for a popular dating newspaper, I decided to
write Connect, How to Know If He’s Really
Your Man
and supply an informative yet humorous guide for making sense of
relationships and finding the right guy.




Excerpt from Connect,
How to Know If He’s Really Your Man
:
It has been
said that 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce, and the
divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher. Most people are surprised
by the second part of that statement because they think that they’d learn from
the first bad experience, that they’d found a Mr. Wrong disguised as a Mr.
Right. Unfortunately, most people just find a carbon copy of Mr. Wrong and find
themselves in court again.
Are you one of those women dragging
around the over-stuffed suitcase of bad yesterdays into tomorrow? Are you
standing there, scratching your head, wondering why your luggage no longer fits
in that overhead compartment?
If you are, you need to do some
serious weeding out. You need to heal your past before you can move forward—or
before you know it your “wheels” will start popping off.
You also need to carefully consider
the men with whom you might consider dating, and find out what baggage they
might be carrying. I once connected with a guy online who had been pursuing me.
Many women who have a favorable online chat experience go to what they see as
the next step—a face-to-face meeting. I have a policy, however, to talk on the
phone with a guy before I meet him. This situation in particular drove home why
I do this, thank goodness!
So slap on
that spandex and get moving. Let your body flow, and soon you’ll be seeing
clearly and the merry-go-round will come to a stop. Then
it’s your choice to get off of it.




What exciting story are you working on
next?

I am working on a series for Connect
only this time it’s about friendship.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I first
considered myself a writer in 2011 when I wrote and published my memoir True Confessions of the Heart, Out of an
Abundance of the Heart the Mouth Speaks
.

Do you write full-time? If so, what’s your work day like? If
not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?

I am an
active contributing writer for Huff Post. There is a lot of work that goes into
writing the articles especially recent ones as I have turned the theme from
connecting within to how we disconnect outside and then reconnect at a deeper
spiritual level. I have had the honor of interviewing Kim Tranell former editor
for seventeen magazine and current Deputy Editor of
Choices, an award-winning health and life skills magazine for teens, as well as
top spiritual leaders, gurus and natural healers. Careful research goes into
forming the right questions as well as time, focus and razor sharp listening
skills, as it’s important when quoting to never take an expert’s words out of
context. Just as anything in life writing is a commitment and it requires
discipline.

What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?
My most interesting writing quirk is even when I plan things out, my
writing will often take a turn I didn’t expect, like the humorous dating poems
at the end of each chapter in Connect.

As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?

I always wanted to be someone who positively impacted the world. I am and will
continue to do my best to make that happen.

Anything additional you want to share with
the readers?

Life is a journey not a destination. What ever it is you are seeking in life
don’t give up, keep the faith, dream big, take action and believe in you. I
appreciate each and every one of you.

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