Blog Interview with Authoress Tee Renee

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Hello, beautiful people!

I am so pleased to be able to introduce our first featured guest to the Lovely.Multifaceted.Chic. community.  I am all about supporting women and women’s empowerment.  I met our guest on a Facebook after we both attended the Build Brand Bank It Summit which was very inspirational and informative.  Without further ado, let us get to know this lovely lady.

 

 

Lovely.Multifaceted.Chic. Interview:

Please Introduce yourself: 

 

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My name is Tanisha Renee Gladney aka Tee Renee. I am a mom (three boys 15, 11 & 7 and one girl, who died when she was 4 ½ months old in 2003), an author, editor, and chef and lifestyle coach. I was born and raised in Oakland, CA. I now reside in District Heights, MD. I am a lover of all things creative and spend a lot of time doing various arts and crafts; crocheting, basket making, coloring, etc. I love helping others and sharing my knowledge and experiences in life is my tool of choice. I have an enormous sense of humor. I challenge everyone in my life to laugh every day for at least 30 seconds. I believe strongly in the power of words. My life’s motto is: “Your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your life.”

 

What services and products do you offer?

Editing, Literary consulting, and lifestyle coaching. Also, catering, meal prep, and bite-sized baked goods.

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What led you to create your service and product?

I have always enjoyed reading and writing. As a teenager, I started out writing poetry, and that evolved over the years, but I never thought about writing a book until my sister penned her first novel in 2010. She then asked me to co-author a book with her, and so began my journey. However, it would be four years later until I picked up my pen again and decided to share that story with the world. I published my first series January 9, 2015. To date, I have three published books and a short story in an anthology. Editing came about as a means to help other authors who needed help cleaning up their work. I have read too many poorly edited books that had the potential to be great stories. It’s my way of giving back and helping keep the reputation of this industry one to be reckoned with.

Since I became an author, so many people have come to me asking my advice to help them get their book published. So I decided to give more attention to those in need of this service and do my best to guide them to the best possible solution for them and their works.

I was born into a family of helpers and givers. It has been my way of life since I can remember. I get great joy seeing other’s lives being changed and their dreams coming true. So if I can give five minutes of my time to help that come to fruition, then my life is complete.

It’s funny that as a child hated to cook because it was a chore. I played like I didn’t know how so I didn’t have to (smile). I knew I could do it, though. I decided one day I was going to show my family what I had to work with, and boy was that a mistake. I made Christmas dinner one year and out the door went the notion that Tanisha couldn’t cook. Over the years, I found an appreciation for food and enjoyed seeing the smiles on people’s faces after they ate something I prepared. So after many years playing around with different recipes and the encouragement of my baby sister Crystal and cousin Twink, I enrolled in Culinary Arts School, and the rest is history! My specialty is baked goods, but I do love putting together a tasty meal for anyone who wants to eat!

Would you share more about your product/services? What is your purpose/mission? 

My mission is simply to help other’s be great, to rid themselves of negative thinking and to shine like the stars they were meant to be. With everything I do, be it writing, editing, consulting or coaching, it is my mission to bring out the best in that person. To help them see that they have all the tools they need inside of them and how outsourcing is the icing on the cake.

 

How can the Lovely.Multifaceted.Chic. woman benefit from your product/service?

She can benefit from my products/services by knowing that she will be treated with the utmost respect, that her needs will be handled with care. She will receive honest, thorough research on any information provided and a friend/sister for life. I am not one of those people that collect your money and run. No, you, my dear are stuck with me forever! I believe in family; so once you’re in, you’re in.

 

How can we connect with you?

You can connect with me all over social media:

Facebook.com/authoressteerenee

Instagram.com/authoressteerenee

Twitter.com/authoresstrenee

Snapchat: teerenee3575

Amazon.com/author/TeeRenee

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQtpCuHKxnAA1iGzSKvfeg

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12257990.Tee_Renee

 

I want to encourage everyone  to support and connect with Authoress Tee Renee!

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Autism Awareness

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Hi everyone!

I  am super excited about sharing some information and resources about autism.  When I first started my training as marriage and family therapist, I worked primarily with children who were diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder during my graduate internship.  In graduate school we had an opportunity to learn about this disorder, but we never got a chance to really go in-depth.  For me, the best way to understand more about autism to actually get experience working with children autism and I did tons of  research.

Back in the day, not long ago, autism related disorders were all grouped as pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). Some of theses disorders were called Asperger Syndrome, autistic disorder, and childhood disintegrative disorder.  There has been a recent change in the name for autism in the new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5)  that has now grouped all of these disorders into Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Over the summer, a young lady named Kathleen saw my blog and reached out to share her story and online resources.  Kathleen was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and she is a part-time high school student and volunteer-intern-extraordinaire  at EducatorLabs. For more info about Asperger Syndrome click here. Thank you, dear, for sharing resources and I applaud you for all of the hard work you are doing to educate us about Autism Spectrum Disorders.  I would like everyone to educate and familiarize yourself with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  If anyone else knows of any other resources, please reach out.  I enjoy spreading awareness about mental health!

Talk to you soon,

Brandi

Recommended Resources

Autism Speaks Resource Guide

http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-guide

Career Assistance for People with Autism

http://www.hloom.com/career-assistance-for-people-with-autism/

National Center for Autism Resources & Education

https://www.disability.gov/resource/national-center-for-autism-resources-education-ncare/

Autism Educational Materials

http://www.autismweb.com/materials.htm

AutismNOW Transition Planning

http://autismnow.org/in-the-classroom/transition-planning-for-students/

Aquatic Therapy for Children with Autism

http://www.saveonpoolsupplies.com/landing/aquatic-therapy-for-children-with-autism.aspx

Autism

http://healthfinder.gov/FindServices/SearchContext.aspx?topic=81

Guide to Flying with an Autistic Child

http://www.e-aircraftsupply.com/aircraft_products/file/guide-to-flying-with-a-child.aspx

Five Free Apps That Make Blogging Easier

Hey everyone!

I wanted to share some FREE apps that I use on a consistent basis that have made my blogging experience a lot easier.   By the way, these apps are on my android devices.

1. WordPress

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This app is available on android and apple devices.   This app is really helpful when I’m out and about or just relaxing when I don’t want to pull out my laptop.    Normally, ideas come to me when I’m busy or out so this is great to start drafts or capture pictures that I can finish later.

2.My Dressing

image I use this app to create my Style Inspiration post.  I know a lot of bloggers use polyvore.  Here’s another option.   This app to upload pictures of clothes and accessories.  You can sort the items according to what they are (i.e. shirts, shoes, etc.).  You can also organize your outfits into particular groups.

3. Pic Collage

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I like to using this app for creating collages for pics and I primarily use it for the graphics for my post title like the one I used for this post. It has different backgrounds and different fonts. After I make whatever I want, I use the next app to crop and tweak it. This app has fun stickers you can use.

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Post graphic made with Pic Collage

My final graphics using Photo Grid for my post title

My final graphics using Photo Grid for my post title

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I use this app to make collages of multiple pics for this blog and instagram like this:

image I can add a watermark to my pictures. I also use this app to tweak other pictures from My Dressing app and Pic Collage like this:

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5. Befunky

image I have been using Befunky for years for editing pictures online. I use it to play around with the different tools for fun. Now, there is an app for phones. It does a pretty good job with minor editing like cropping, straightening, and brightening, etc. This app is similar to Photo Grid. Here’s a picture I took of some sunflowers and played around with the graphic effects.

Here's some sunflowers I photographed a few years ago.  I played around with some graphics.

Here’s some sunflowers I photographed a few years ago. I played around with some graphics.

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What I really like about these apps is that they have the capability to be shared with each other. If I am using Pic Collage, I can send what I’m working to Photo Grid to complete then I can upload to WordPress. I hope you find these apps useful if you try them. Also, please let me know of any apps that are great to use for blogging. Thanks for reading! Talk to you soon!

xoxo Brandi

Connect with Me

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Hello beautiful people!

I am working to connect my blog followers and readers.   I wanted to share other social media platforms that I am connected to.

I am on instagram at lovelymultifacetedchic.  I will definitely follow back just let me know.

I recently started a new Facebook page for this blog.  It would be so great if you would like the page for me.  You can go to my home page and click the Facebook icon.

I also updated my email address for inquiries and if someone wants to contact me directly at lovelymultifacetedchic@gmail.com.

I look forward to connecting with all of you!

Much love,

Brandi

Recommended Read: Who Moved My Cheese?

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I am excited about sharing this new book I read about a week or so ago.  My mom gave it to me to read around the holidays, but I put off reading it until recently.  Let me say, I really enjoyed reading this book. The book is thin and the words were simple. The messages were simple.   I got done with it in a few hours.    Based on my research, major corporations and companies use the simple but valuable words of this book to shift their environments into ones of productivity and growth for employees and the company.

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I won’t go into full on book review but the message is simple. Prepare for change.  Expect change.  Welcome change. Don’t allow fear to cripple you from stepping out of your current situation or comfort zone  to see and explore what amazing things life has in store. This book allows you to identify where you are based on the characters and yet the author does an amazing job showing how we can change. Also, the author paints a picture of how we can sabotage our lives if we fail to take a look at ourselves and our circumstances and choose to do better and be better. There are so many messages to receive from this book. I understand why it’s a best seller.

I would recommend this book period. As a therapist, I would give this book to clients who feel stuck in life and need a change. Sometimes we all need a little boost or recharge. I think this great for long-term and married couples to read as a unit. I think that parents can share this with pre-teens and teens as a life preparation tool. During that time of life, they are beginning to explore and make sense of life.  This book is great for book clubs and group.  There is a lot of topics from this book that creates positive dialog and discussions.

If anyone has read this book, what do you think? Thanks momma for recommending this book!

Inspired,

Brandi