Today is the turn of Amanda Bigelow to meet the Thursday Throng audience. Amanda is the author of Powered by Health, the high achieving woman’s guide to health, vitality and a new life full of possibilities. Amanda describes herself as “driven, over achiever who thought little about my health”. She was forced to focus on her health when stress and chronic fatigue came calling, leading to a complete health transformation and change of lifestyle and work.
What is one thing other people wouldn’t usually know about you?
I am an intuitive healer – meaning that I have developed both experience through trial and error and through probing into health symptoms with a clear and present mind that helps me to nail the root cause of someones illness.
What did the best review you ever had say about you or your work?
“Amanda helped me to heal myself from a serious neurological illness, to lose weight, and to make life-changing choices with food in order to live a long and healthy life.
She helped me with specific foods to consume, foods to avoid, and what supplements and herbs to take. After only three months, many of my symptoms have gone including tingling, numbness, and weakness in my left arm and leg. After losing my vision for a time it has completely returned to both eyes. My digestive system is returning to normal, and I have started to lose weight.Amanda answered all my questions whenever I needed her, and she reassured me when I struggled to see the benefits of what I was doing.I absolutely recommend Amanda to all newbies to this healing way of life.I don’t have the words to adequately express my appreciation for you, Amanda. Thanks for all your professional and compassionate caring for me. You got me a long way down the path I needed to take. ~ Susan Vidler”
How did you choose a title for your book?
I thought about the person who is my ideal client. I also thought about how I work in a whole of body whole of mind healing way, and from there I came up with the title.
Are there any occupational hazards to being an author?
Hmm. Creating time to write the next book. I have at least 2 more non fiction books in me and a third draft of a novel.
What is the biggest challenge you faced when writing your book?
Getting through the editing. I had trouble with feeling that my book had been edited too clinically. But now I think my writing had something to do with that.
Do you have any hints or tips for aspiring writers?
Don’t think just do it. Write 1000 words a day for 30 days and you will have written 30,000 words. That is the making of a book – the editing comes beyond that.
What is the best excuse you have ever come up with for missing a deadline?
I don’t tend to miss deadlines.
What has been the best experience you have had in your life?
Living in the a wild and remote place in northern Australia for 5 years.
Are you jealous of other writers
No. I follow good writers to learn from them. They inspire me.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Nature, reflection, books.
What was the most important thing you learnt at school?
How to touch type.
Have you had to learn new skills and tricks, or attempted impossible feats in order to get a book finished?
Yes the discipline of writing each day to complete 30 words, Writing a synopsis, and a plan.
What is the strangest thing you have ever had to do to promote a book?
Launch it. It was a brand new experience to sign my books and give them to appreciative recipients.
Which book would you like to have written?
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Tea, Coffee, Water, Juice, Wine or Beer … what do you prefer when writing?
If you could commit the perfect murder, what would you do with the body?
Put it in a capsule and send it to Mars.
You can find Powered by Health in Kindle and Paperback format here: :
Amazon – Powered by Health
You can meet Amanda on her website here:
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