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Interview with Krista Nerestant

She is the owner of self-ishlifestyle, where she serves as a certified spiritual medium and teacher to demystify the world of spirit and energy. She also works as an NLP Trauma Coach and Hypnotist, specializing in the Satir Method of Transformational Systemic Therapy. An advocate for women and children, Krista hosts a podcast dedicated to encouraging, empowering, and elevating the self-care journey on, and she offers presentations as an inspirational speaker that focus on the power and understanding of the four bodies of our unique SELF—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. She hopes that her work will ignite a surge of positivity in her community in New Jersey, where she lives with her child and her husband. This is her first book.

Q.1 Tell us something about yourself perhaps not many people knows?
A. I am an open book. Lol! What you see is what you get.

Q.2 Do you have any upcoming books?

Q.3 When did you decide to write Indestructible: The Hidden Gifts of Trauma?
A. I decided to write it 4 years ago when I began my journey to answering the question. “How can I help others if I myself have not yet healed?”

Q.4 How do you come up with the name of this book?
A. I am a serial optimist and throughout my healing journey, I recognized my traumas as blessings in disguise. So I transformed it all into gifts.

Q.5 If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
A. You are doing so good.

Q.6 How did you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you’re writing the story?
A. Lots and lots of crying, processing, and self-loving through a self-care regimen.

Q.7 Tell us about your writing process while you’re working?
A. When inspired, I get into a writing tunnel zone. I have never been the ‘write a page a day’ person. More like, I’ll bang out a chapter in 2 hours if inspired and spit out a vomit draft in 3 months.

Q.8 What do you want readers to take away from your book?
A. To recognize and honor the power they have within.

Q.9 What were your feelings when your novel was accepted/when you first saw the cover of the finished product?
A. Excited, anxious, elated, incredulous, and everything in between. But most of all proud and accomplished.

Q.10 Where do you hope to take your writing in the future?
A. I hope to continue to inspire, motivate, and send people to parts of themselves that may have been unacknowledged.

Q.11 In your book, you talked about domestic violence, child abuse, and racism, according to you what is the main reason that a person has to go through all that?
A. In my world of spirit, the soul’s purpose is always towards evolutionary growth at a soul level. It doesn’t bypass the horrific realities of such traumas. No one should have to experience such atrocities, especially children. However, when one is in such a situation, it is imperative that such an individual recognizes their spirit/soul/Godself within to overcome.

Q.12 How does your family/friends feel about your book or writing venture in general?
A. They are all very supportive and encouraging!

Q.13 What was one of the most surprising things you learned while writing your book?
A. That it has now become a reality. Lol!

Q.14 What books have most influenced your life?
A. Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust changed my life and inspired me to write Indestructible.

Q.15 What would you share with folks who are skeptical of reading Non-Fiction?
A. I was skeptical of non-fiction as well, but when the author writes from a space of honoring the experience from a healed space, then I am all in!

Q.16 What do you do to unwind and relax?
A. Music, dance, read, be a couch potato. Lol!

Q.17 What advice do you have for aspiring authors?
A. To keep going and never give up. Allow others to help you on the journey.

Q.18 If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
A. Oh boy! I have no idea! Lol!

Q.19 What was your hardest scene to write?
A. Oh gosh. It’s a tie between Our Father, Don’t Touch Me, and I have to go.

Q.20 Share the experience of your journey so far?
A. My journey as a first-time author has reminded me of how alive I am. To feel and experience every emotion. From anger, disappointment, joy, excitement, and love.

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