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10 QUESTIONS FOR….”Die Healthy” author Lorraine Mignault

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Lorraine Mignault is an award-winning Canadian inventor, and author of Die Healthy: Pursuing the Dream of Wellness and Longevity.

 

Lorraine’s bestselling book was approved for Foreign Rights – and showcased at the Frankfurt International Book Fair October 2008, and upcoming 2009. Her Foreign Rights Agent has several publishers interested in translation rights worldwide.

 

With several discoveries to her credit in beauty and health, she has garnered attention both as an inventor and author in the books Canadian Women Invent! and Miracles of Hope and Promise.

 

A woman with a passionate, life-affirming outlook, Lorraine is a nominee in the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2009.

 

1. Tell us about your latest book.

How can we change our lives for the better and ensure a long and healthy life? Die Healthy: Pursuing the Dream of Wellness and Longevity points the way.

Die Healthy is a fabulous life guide in beauty and health that is environmentally published and designed with the reader in mind.

A beautiful interior of coloured graphics and charts  make for an easy, interesting read. There are case studies on how clients took back control of their own well-being. The book is a wonderful resource for educators, health professionals and laypersons.

2. How did you get started as a writer?

People in my business and personal life encouraged me to write Die Healthy. The comprehensive, revolutionary book content is as a result of my lifestyle programming, including research and product development in nutraceutical and cosmeceutical  technologies, all of which are subject of intellectual property rights.

 

3.  What does a typical day look like for you?

I seize the day bright and early … usually 5:30 AM. This allows for quiet time, my fitness program – and a great healthy breakfast. Being an inventor, the workday is a scientific and creative blend of innovation activities – and writing.

 

4.  Describe your desk/workspace.

My desk has a large work surface to accommodate the day’s activities. I enjoy working in an eastern space,  in a warm decor that offers extensive natural light.

 

5.  Favorite books – especially for writers.

Books on medical science, innovation, beauty, health and fitness are of special interest because of my work. However, books for writers such as The Creative Writer’s Style Guide by Christopher T. Leland and Mega Creativity by Andrei G. Aleinikov, PhD. provide information for refining one’s skills.

 

6.  Tell us 3 interesting things about you.

I am a gifted first soprano, with formal Bel Canto vocal training. My vocal power has surprised many as a singer, speaker – and fitness expert. I have an interest in architecture based on Ayurveda. Sharing my “wealth of wellness” concept with people worldwide through my book is my special way of making a difference in so many lives.

 

7.  Favorite quote:

What we eat, drink and breathe has a direct effect on how we look, feel, age and the quality of our lives.

 

8.  Best and worst part of being a writer

As a writer, I enjoy the opportunity to write on subject matter close to my heart, especially on beauty and health. On the other hand, finding enough time to write is the worst part.

 

9.  Advice for other writers

As a writer, research your subject matter before embarking on a book project. Visit local bookstores and study your genre of books to ascertain whether you should undertake your project.

 

10.  Tell us a story about your writing experience.

I am honoured to have been published on the Official Web Site of The Secret Movie. My inspirational story and writing experience are captured on http://www.thesecret.tv/secret-treasures-stories-read.html?id=3645

 Buy the book:

Lorraine Mignault is an innovative woman raising the bar in all fields, showcased on www.positivelivingessentials.com  To buy Die Healthy: Pursuing the Dream of Wellness and Longevity, check the book link on her site.

 

 

Keeping your focus while writing at home

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A fellow freelance and I were just talking about how to stay focused when there are so many distractions calling you during the day. We’re both moms (and wives) and are trying to find a way to juggle chores and work without asking, ‘Where did the time go?’ when our kids get home.

For me, this means designating a time to do non-writing things. One trick is to get up just 15 minutes before the rest of my family to put in a load of laundry, feed the dogs, unload the dishwasher and make my husband’s lunch. (Yes, he’s spoiled.) Also, I get lectured a lot about taking breaks during the day to stretch my back. I take frequent breaks and use each one to do a five-minute task, like folding laundry, stripping the bed, loading the dishwasher, etc.

What tricks do you have to juggle chores and writing so you don’t squander your day?