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New Book Takes Readers on a Journey to Healing, Self-Discovery and Living Their Freedom

We live in a culture of outrage and instant gratification. Too many of us play the blame game, thinking our problems can be solved externally and quickly. Behaving Bravely: How to Mindshift Life’s Challenges by Anita K is a must-read for anyone looking to make a lasting change in their lives. Anita, a motivational life coach in Southern California, takes readers into her world of self-discovery, hardship, and struggle. By sharing her personal story, Anita helps readers learn from her journey in order to find their own path. 

Anita’s philosophy is that we can only achieve the things we believe we can. Her message is that it’s essential we approach any problem, situation, or challenge from the most positive angle and emphasize the need to go from mindbreak to mindshift…paradigm changing.  These two activities describe the incredible power of transforming yourself from the inside out to improve your world.
Anita developed her approach to behaving and living bravely through her own life struggles. She battled self-confidence issues growing up in a traditional Indian home and as a minority in Southern California, experiencing intense social pressure to be like everyone else. So, when she met and married the love of her life, she thought she had at last found true happiness. Unfortunately, months after the birth of their first child, her husband succumbed to depression and alcoholism. Years of misery ensued. Desperate for solutions and support, and after receiving strategic coping skills to turn her life around, Anita plunged deeper into personal development, reading countless books, seeing therapists, and even traveling to India to obtain guidance on self-knowledge and mindfulness.

Anita’s loneliness nearly crippled her, cheating her of life’s beauty. Undaunted by her pain, she rose up, behaving bravely to wrest her life back. Anita gained something more valuable than happiness; she found purpose: to help others find their bravery.

“Through a decade of personal and professional devastation and setbacks, I realized I did not have the tools to move forward through my pain,” Anita says. “To remove my blockages, I embarked on a quest for solutions in order to live BETTER. Then came the hard work: turning my limited beliefs to beneficial beliefs. I had to shift my mindset and learn how to behave bravely.”

Using her life story, experiences and journey, Anita outlines her BRAVE principles, along with helpful step-by-step tools, affirmations, and exercises offering readers practical, yet accessible mechanisms for positive transformational growth. 

“Behaving Bravely straddles the personal with the philosophical, offering essential insights as to how to transcend our limitations. We all need to conquer our fears. We all need to find happiness. We all need to discover our authentic selves. Readers will come away stronger and more actualized as individuals from reading this powerful book.”
–    Paras Patel – actor and assistant director, known for The Duff, Teen Spirit and Nashville

As both a motivational life coach and strategic talent manager, Anita K offers progressive solutions to help her clients optimize their strengths and create a pathway of success. Holding a B.S. in Marketing from USC, Anita spent 20 years in career coaching & talent acquisition. Her expertise in talent development, leadership and training in motivational techniques create a unique and effective life coaching philosophy. She is the life coach for TGR, a Southern California Transgender support group and the author of Behaving Bravely strategies on managing life through mind shift perspectives.  To learn more about Anita K, visit her website,

About the Author

New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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