Please tell us what inspired you to be part of the book Mission Hope

I believe that Hope is an essential ingredient to our lives and can help us get through difficult times and move beyond them. It can make us feel better and more upbeat and offers promise with something more to hold onto. I’ve lived though many personal challenges Hope and faith have kept me strong and offered comfort and assisted me to never give up and find ways to get past, through and onto the other side. I also want others to have hope in their lives despite their struggles, doubts and difficulties and want to be someone who can be of service to others in that way.

Who is your biggest influence and why?

One of my professors in college encouraged us to be true to ourselves and encouraged creativity rather than just following standard procedures which gave me the strength to share my creative side more and uphold and celebrate my differences.  

Tell us something we don’t know about you?

I was very shy growing up and didn’t trust myself to speak aloud. When I share that with a few friends who know me now they are very surprised because I can be outgoing and I’m a speaker, coach and trainer. Yet it took work and often still does to get past that “little girl” shyness that occasionally rears up.

Since we try to share inspiration at Motivation Champs can you share your favorite inspirational quote? 

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” Dalai Lama

What was your favorite book as a child?

“The Little Prince” because of the lessons and love that he had for life, even the life of a flower.

What is your favorite activity to do with the family?

Eating, laughing and sharing memories.

What do you hope the reader gets from this book?

I hope that the reader takes away that no matter what we’ve been through, we can overcome or meet our challenges. By hearing the inspirational stories of others who have, it can give the reader reassurance and instill the courage to move on.  

Are you working on any other projects? 

Yes another anthology “Dare to Dream” and a book about a personal more recent trauma I’ve recovered from.

Where can we get in touch with you?

My email: joanne@drjoannewhite.com   

Website: www.drjoannewhite.com           


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