I have a treat for you all today! I had the opportunity to put a few questions to the author of Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops and 365 Days of Happiness, Jacqueline Pirtle.
First, here’s a bit about her latest book:
Blurb: Do you wish that you could enjoy parenthood more?
Have you ever wondered what deeper meaning there is to being a Mom or Dad?
In Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops Jacqueline Pirtle, a mom herself, carries you through the experience of parenthood by making spiritual and energetic sense of real physical-life parenting scenarios—while, as her highest priority, keeping children’s perspectives in mind.
This book opens new doors for you to dive into parenthood with fresh zest, plenty of fun, and infinite love for yourself and for your children by teaching you these 3 important pillars to better parenting:
- The Harmonious Dance
- It Is Never The Child
- The Love Cycle of Parenthood
This profound parent-life wisdom can be utilized immediately, so you too can experience a spectacular time with your children, including teenagers, ASAP.
No matter if you are a parent, grandparent, aunt and uncle, or just a lover of life, Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops will inspire you to dig deeper into the enjoyment of being alive and being a Mother or Father.
Get ready, this book will leave you with a sweet tooth that is endlessly craving well-feeling parenting and life moments every day!
Sounds sweet! So without further ado, I will hand you over to my earlier self and Jacqueline Pirtle for more:
As a writer:
Do you have any writing quirks / odd writing habits?
I make sure to get out of my own “mind, body, thought, and belief of what-is-possible” way by moving and walking outside a lot when I am about to write a new book. In that outside time, I register the inspirations and ideas that light me up––I write the book in my mind. Once back home I sit and type.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love to spend time on my work as a holistic practitioner––helping people to live better lives and parents to parent more harmoniously. As a mom and wife, I love spending time pampering my family with good food and fun hang-out time. For myself, I love spending time in nature, walking, biking, practicing yoga, and I love the sauna. At night I love a fabulous glass of red wine followed by some delicious dark chocolate.
What do you most love and/or hate to write?
Everything I write is always coming from my deepest connection to my energetic essence, so I love everything that I write about––these writings always elevate me on my deepest level of who I am. I’m in love with being an author.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Yes, I read them, because it inspires me deeply when I hear what my books shift for my readers. My books are all energy healing based, it is wonderful to hear the healing they initiate. The bad ones, well, they just mean that my work was not a fit for that specific reader––it is a diverse world and that is a good thing.
As a reader:
What is your favourite book (other than your own!)?
I love anything that is in the genre of energy healing, quantum physics, law of attraction, love and happiness. A few authors I particularly enjoy are Esther Hicks, Bruce Lipton, Gregg Braden––however, there are many who inspire me.
Which author do you feel deserves more love than they get?
Any self-published author deserves more attention and more love.
What was your favourite book as a child?
Pippi Longstocking. I loved anything that involved her character.
What book is top of your TBR pile right now?
Anything that comes into my awareness is always on my TBR pile––it changes constantly.
With regards to THIS book:
I have read your previous book, 365 Days of Happiness, which is full of small snippets of motivational advice and mindfulness tips to dip in and out of daily. Is Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops set out in a similar way?
Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops is different because it has chapters for the parents, or parents to-be, to read. The book follows a flow that starts all the way from an energetic preparation for the parent to shift into in order to really get the full win of reading this book, then flows through all the child-hood phases, followed by the teachings of the three pillars to happier parenting, and ending with real-life parenting scenarios that are explained through a fresh new point of view.
With the wealth of parenting advice and books out there at the moment, what would you say Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops offers to parents that is different and unique?
Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops is unique because it is based on a spiritual understanding of parent-hood, and an energetic knowledge of what it means to be a parent and for children to be your children. A big amount of the book is written from the child’s perspective because I wanted to write a book that gives children, teenagers, and young people a voice that is heard––of course always with the well-feeling of the parents in mind.
As a mum yourself, is this book your own tried and tested techniques from the trenches, or more things you have learnt from experience and wished you had known before (or a bit of both!)?
Everything in this book I have learned from my own experiences – yes, I also wished I would have known all that before – and through my work––being a holistic practitioner and energy healer. The content of this book – and of 365 Days of Happiness – flowed through me and out on paper with ease. I know that I was meant to write these words for the world to read. Plus, what’s talked about and taught in these books simply just works.
Is there anything else you would like new readers to know before they dive on into your book?
Get comfy, you are about to hop on the most harmonious ride in your life and with your children. Enjoy!
Excerpt from Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops:
An important first step for a parent is to relax and know that you really are wonderful just by being here and by being present— ready for your new life as a parent or ready to shift into a new way as a parent. You ARE magnificent!
I invite you to say, think, and feel the following words often:
“I AM a phenomenally powerful parent with a deep inner guidance and an infinite capability to love!”
Really breathe into these words, and feel your shift to being and living in a frequency of peaceful-ness, openness, pure-ness, right-ness, and good-ness—your heart space and your soul being.
Acknowledge that you are NOT here to impress anyone, anything, or life itself––especially not your children. You are here to simply BE; nothing else. Feel the release of all resistance and the pressure-free space that you create for yourself by acknowledging this.
So what does to BE or not to BE really mean?
Do you think to BE means you have to have hard times and BE miserable? I surely hope not, because to BE clearly means to feel well, to be happy, to enjoy, and to feel excited about your existence and expansion. Just think about how well you feel by reading the first few paragraphs about your magnificence, and how wonderful it feels to acknowledge that all you have to do is BE your soul being which is pure positive energy.
Now shift your focus to your children. Let them – born or unborn – know that they too are wonderful and magnificent just as they ARE. Fill them in, that coming into this physical life means they are here to BE themselves—nothing else. Let your child know of this magic and well-feeling through loving and uplifting words, thoughts – every thought is energy that is shared – actions, happenings, and, for older children, through explanation and education.
Make well-feeling a priority for you because it spreads to your children, filling every single cell of their whole being – body, mind, soul, consciousness – with goodness, and it returns that high-for-life energy to you like a boomerang.
Think about the incredible power that is used to lift a sinking ship to be afloat again—you feeling wonderful is that power that can lift any child to be emotionally afloat again.
Feeling wonderful IS powerful!
– Jacqueline Pirtle
About the Author:
Jacqueline Pirtle is a holistic practitioner, a healing arts teacher and mentor, and the bestselling author of 365 Days of Happiness.
Her passion for mindful happiness shines through in all of her work and life – helping parents to parent harmoniously and clients to shift into a “high-for-life” frequency.
Jacqueline has been featured in Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, BuzzFeed, Elephant Journal, Bustle, NBC News-Better and has appeared on Women Inspired TV, The Sunday School Radio Show, WoMRadio, and more. Her article “Are You Happy?” is in print in The Edge Magazine.
Jacqueline was born in Switzerland and has lived all over the world. She now makes her home in the United States with her wonderful husband, amazing kids, and sweet cats, and can often be found having a little chat with a falling leaf, or indulging in a cupcake at her favorite bakery.
Her professional background is in holistic wellness and natural living. She holds various international wellness degrees, and is an international certified Reiki Master.
Her latest book Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops was released in September 2019 and is available for sale on Amazon. Readers can connect with Jacqueline on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads. To learn more, go to http://www.freakyhealer.com