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Author Chavis D. Walker Talks Releasing All Things That No Longer Serve Her

Sep 7, 2022 | Interviews | 0 comments

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When faced with uncertainty, it can be easy to hold onto things that are familiar, even if they no longer serve us. But as author Chavis D. Walker learned, sometimes the best thing we can do is let go.

In her new book, Refined: A Guide To Accept And Release The Things That No Longer Serve You, Walker chronicles her journey of self-discovery and growth, exploring themes of unhappiness, guilt, and healing.

With vulnerability and honesty, she shares her own story, which is a powerful reminder that no matter how difficult it may be, releasing what no longer serves us can be the first step toward finding our true selves.

Walker’s story is one that will resonate with many readers, and her message is an important one – the best thing we can do for ourselves is to let go. In this interview, Walker shares how she came to write her book, as well as the connection to God to release her truth to the world. By sharing her story, Walker provides readers with a model for how to release their own truths and connect with God in a deeper way. In doing so, she offers a powerful message of hope and healing that will inspire readers to let go of their own pain that is not serving them and find peace.

What was the highlight of writing this book?

God’s love saved me from a gruesome demise. Where would I be if it had not been for God’s unchanging hand and unconditional love? I wanted to share the work God has done with me, in me, and through me. Sharing my testimony of being refined is me sharing God’s word and his mighty works with others, and that’s exactly what he wants. He does not choose perfect people to share the gospel. He chooses those that have felt hopeless and broken. This is documented proof that Jesus saves, and he loves us no matter what. This read is a reflection of the power of love.

What is the key theme and/or message in the book?  

Refined is exactly what the title says. A guide to accepting what occurs in life and knowing the steps to take to release it in a healthy way. It will encourage reduced recovery time after a traumatic emotional experience. I have found that we spend a lot more time waddling in self-pity versus focusing on discovering what the blessing is in the storm. As it is true, it can be very difficult to have an optimistic mindset when we are grieving and hurting. It does not change the fact that life is still happening. It is important to leave room to feel and accept what we feel. But we must keep living.

Does one of the main characters hold a special place in your heart? If so, why? 

God has been the reason for everything good that has happened and is happening in my life. There is not a day that I don’t praise him. I don’t ever get tired of talking about him. I never get bored sharing everything he has and is doing for me. Anyone that reads anything about me will discover something about him. That makes me happy. I believe in connectivity. This aligns me with being the faithful servant I was created to be. The more I trust him, the more he trusts me. The more I trust him he increases my territory, and I gain abundance and favor. He reigns over my life, and he will save others through me. 

How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book as you are writing the story?

I give myself permission to feel and extend my grace when I need to step away. It can become a little overwhelming when I reflect on something that hurt me. Although I am healed, it does not change the fact that it happened and hurt. However, I constantly practice mindfulness and don’t allow myself to waddle. I am patient with myself, and I begin to celebrate the victory of being an overcomer and not dwell on being a victim. This helps me regain my posture and return to the business that feeds and serves me well.

How can people connect with you, find your book, etc.? 

You can find me through my website www.thecoachofcourage.com to learn more about the author and purchase books; if you are interested in taking my accountability courses, you can sign up at the website www.thesynergyhouse.com.

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Dr. Pamela Gurley is a Content Strategy Expert, Transformational Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur, and World-Renowned Best-Selling Author who understands the power of words. (both verbal and written). As the Founder/CEO of Clark and Hill Enterprise and IAMDRPGURLEY and Founder/President of the Brown Girl and Brown Boy Literacy Foundation, she is on a mission to empower, grow, and motivate others, as well as lead and challenge social norms. Dr. Gurley's 25-year career includes working as a civil servant for 14 years for the United States Federal Government across the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Department of the Army, Department of Defense, Department of State, and the Merit Systems Protection Board. Dr. Gurley’s budget, management, and leadership experience extend domestically and internationally across several continents and countries. She resigned f a GS-15 to become a full-time entrepreneur on November 7, 2020. In November 2019, Dr. Gurley released her first book, I Am Not A Stereotype: I Am H.E.R., and it lit a different path in her love of writing. In March 2021, she released her second book, [email protected] Girl Activist, becoming an Amazon Best Seller; and on June 3, 2021, she released the first three sets of books her Brown Girl and Brown Boy multilingual children's books series. She has since published four additional titles (twelve books). She has also been a part of three anthologies - one with Dr. Gurley as a Visionary Author. She is a retired United States Army Veteran and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master's in Health Service Administration, and a Doctorate in Management with a concentration in Organizational Development and Change.

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