Hello there friends.
I have an Author Interview for you, so you are in for yet another treat tonight!
May I introduce you all to author and nutritional coach Tricia Silverman, as she discusses her debut Wellness book with us and how we can all eat more healthier in our everyday lives.
Hi there Tricia, a sincere pleasure to have you here today to discuss your debut wellness/nutrition book, along with your own passions, influences and writing experiences.
Let’s start first with your debut wellness book/guide “Healthy Dividends: Investments in Nutrition, Movement, and Healthy Habits that Pay Off”. Tell us more about your book and how it is going to have some serious health benefits to all of us, if we follow its advice.
My book is packed with practical tips that can help people feel better, move more, get motivated, manage their weight, sleep better, and more! The ultimate payoff of implementing the strategies in the book can be a longer life lived with vitality and optimism. I included numerous stories about my clients and people I have met who have developed healthier habits, and are enjoying success as a result.
By investing just a few hours in reading this book, you will learn:
- How to reduce cravings, eat more mindfully, and form healthier habits that stick
- How making a vision board can lead to a more successful, healthful, happy life
- Why to avoid certain food additives
- Tips from real people who have lost weight and kept it off
- Ideas for healthy meals and snacks
- How to motivate yourself to move more and enhance your fitness
- How food logging apps and meal plans can support your weight loss efforts
- Seven simple strategies to boost memory, mental functioning, and mood
- How to optimize your sleep through nutrition and healthy habits
- How to manage stress to feel and do your best
Invest your time in implementing Tricia’s strategies, and you will soon be enjoying your own healthy dividends!
What sort of research did you do to write your book?
The book is a culmination of my insights as a dietitian for over 2 decades, combined with many years of reading research. I enjoy looking at research, and then making it easier to understand, and turning it into practical solutions you can implement when shopping or deciding what to eat.
Why do you write? What inspired you to become a writer?
I write as one of my creative outlets, and as another avenue to reach and help people. I love to read, and books have been a joy of mine since I was a little. My second grade teacher gifted me a book and wrote a message in it about how reading is a key that will open many doors. That made a huge impression on me. Reading opens many doors, and writing is one of them. To be a better writer, be an avid reader. Reading books is what inspired me to be a writer.
What do you find the most difficult thing about writing? And what do you find the easiest?
The most difficult thing is finding the time to write. One of the strategies that has helped me with writing, and other tasks I need to complete is using a timer. Setting the timer for 20 or 30-minute block can get the ball rolling! The easiest is coming up with ideas, as I am an ideas person. I was always fascinated with the concept of brainstorming.
Who are some of the authors, musicians, poets and/or historical figures that inspire you?
Ben Franklin is my all-time favorite historical figure and entrepreneur. My tastes are quite eclectic. I love to read books written by comedians, musicians, and actors, and quite enjoy autobiographies and nonfiction. Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crushing It is a must for entrepreneurs, and I think that Joanna Penn’s books should be every self-published author’s toolbox. My music taste runs the gamut from oldies to hip hop to Dean Martin, to Motown, and current hits. During the quarantine, I have used Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson songs to get me dancing, as that brings me joy.
Do you listen to music when you are writing and if so, then what type of music do you listen to?
Over the last few months, I have found myself listening to DJ D-Nice’s Club Quarantine at times when working, so I don’t feel alone. Sometimes I do better with silence.
What keeps you motivated during creative slumps? How do you deal with Writers Block?
I have a mantra of “The book won’t write itself,” and I use that to push myself forward. Since I am a mom and run a business, my writing time is limited, so I feel some writing is better than none, and it can always be edited into something else.
You have access to a time machine. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Hang in there. Be a sponge…spend more time listening than talking, when learning from others. Get a mentor and a coach.
How do you spend your free time when you are not writing?
I work insane hours, and feel best when I am busy and productive. Lifting heavy weights makes me happy, and I love to bike ride, especially on paved bike trails. We have one here in Cape Cod, Massachusetts that is over 20 miles long. Give me a bike and a day over 80 degrees, put me on a trail, and you will see one of the happiest humans in motion! Family excursions are fun, and I enjoy day trips and hiking adventures with my husband and kids.
What are you views on audiobooks and would you consider your book being made into audiobook? If so, then who would you get to narrate it?
I absolutely love audiobooks and feel they are jewels. I would definitely consider making my book into an audiobook. I think I would like to narrate my own audiobook, but I am open to suggestions for narrators. If I could make a wish to a genie in a bottle it would be to have Joan Rivers narrate my book while adding wisecracks. I miss her jokes, and silliness.
Tell us more about your upcoming projects. Are you working on anything specific or have plans in the pipeline?
I have plans to write more books, however I am working on a companion course to the Healthy Dividends book first.
Finally, are there any nuggets of wisdom that you can impart to other aspiring writers?
As Nike says, “Just Do It.” Become a podcast sponge and listen to podcasts that relate to the different stages of your writing, such as writing, marketing, editing, launching, and publicity. I found Bryan Cohen’s podcasts and Joanna Penn’s podcasts particularly helpful.
And that’s a wrap! Thank you for joining us Tricia, we look forward to putting the advice in your book into practice and make good use of it soon!
Tricia has been a fitness and nutrition enthusiast, since she was a child. She is a registered dietitian, certified wellness coach, and fitness instructor (certified as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor), and International Amazon Bestselling Author. She has her MBA and teaches Nutrition Entrepreneurship and Healthy Aging for Northeastern University. She creates captivating nutrition programs for conferences, employee wellness, senior centers, businesses, and more. Through her coaching practice, she has helped people lose weight, eat better, move more, and get more out of life! Tricia leads nutrition, weight management, and coaching certifications across the US for SCW Fitness Education Company, and teaches the nutrition component of Christine Conti’s Let’s Face it Together Facial Exercise Certification Program.
You can connect with Tricia via the following Social Media channels:-
Instagram:- @triciasilverman (Instagram)
Twitter:- @TriciaSilverman (Twitter)
You can buy her book here:-
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