Thursday, June 27, 2013

Spotlight Thursday...Danielle Benji

Danielle Benji is a dynamic author with the mission to "teach children about all types of career fields other than what is mentioned  to them on a daily basis for example becoming  a doctor, teacher, et cetera ..." Her children's books address topics such as bullying, autism and Asperger's syndrome.  Enjoy her post and visit her website to learn more about Ms. Benji. 


My Definition of Happiness

My definition of happiness is many things, but the most important for me personally is my love for myself. I think after learning to love yourself and all the flaws that follow only then you would find out what it means to be happy. Once I have grasped that concept I believe that everything you want in your life will come at the right time. I’m now 23 years old , and I would have to say I started to love who I am when I started writing. See writing for me is more than just a way to making money. It’s a passion I’ve  had since I was about seven years old. When I write, it brings out my inner child--something that I thought I had to hide once I became an adult. 

It wasn’t until I had my daughter that I decided to share my writing talent with the world through writing for children. My happiness comes from making a kid smile when they read my books. I write my books very realistically, so while you are reading to your child or yourself, you can picture yourself as one of the characters in the story.  My happiness also comes from personal achievements just knowing that I’m doing something that could possibly better me and my daughter’s future makes me happy. 

 I didn’t have the self-confidence I have now at one point in my life, and this lack of self-confidence is what blocked me from truly being happy and loving myself. I overcame this over time, and here is how I did it. I started to accept myself as I am, and say to myself I am exactly where I need to be in my life journey. I’m doing exactly what I need to do to carry out my personal purpose. Once I did this, my confidence in myself sky rocketed, and I hope I can help my young readers realize their purpose and strive for the stars in the sky.

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Danielle's Bio
Danielle Benji grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and still lives there today with her daughter. Although she suffers from a mild case of cerebral palsy...Read more

Danielle's second release  is "dedicated to those on the autism spectrum, and others who also suffer from other developmental disabilities like herself."

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I’m Trinka Polite! Georgia native! Aunt Extraordinaire (at least I think so)! Lover of divinely delicious food! Servant of God and I gratefully accept my calling as counselor, poet, and speaker. My mission? 

As a counselor, it is to empower you to access your full potential and live more authentically!

As a poet, it is to share words to inspire love, deliverance from hurtful situations and encourage a renewed relationship with God.

As a speaker, it is to provide a dynamic experience which will actively engage you and your group in learning and growing.

My professional background includes over 14 years as a Career Counselor providing education planning and career guidance.  I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and National Board Certified Counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology.  My publications include After the Sixth Day: Notes from a Spiritual Journey and Pain is Fertile Ground—poetry collections focused on spiritual awakening and growth.

On a more personal note, the southern lady that I am loves to cook (have you seen my Pinterest board?) and have fun with my family!  Are there any two things that bring more joy to a G.R.I.T.S. (Girl raised in the south)? Lol 

I hope we stay connected because new ventures are on the way to enlighten your mind and to partner with you to chart a course for your success!  

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