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Lighten Your Mental Load by Amy Thornton - Book Tour + Giveaway




Join us for this tour from April 13 to May 1, 2020!



Book Details:

Book Title:  Lighten Your Mental Load by Amy Thornton

Category:  Adult non-fiction,  129 pages

Genre:  Self-Help

Publisher:  Tell-Tale Publishing

Release date:   January, 2020

Tour dates: Apr 13 to May 1, 2020

Content Rating:  PG: The author uses occasional mild swear words in the book.


Book Description:

Mental labor, or the mental load, involves the many — and extremely
varied — tasks that are involved in managing a household and/or
workplace. This topic has exploded over the past couple of years,
especially for women. As stated in an October 2017 Washington Post
article, “The constant stress of trying to stay organized — and to
remember to execute so many tasks every single day — is affecting
women's relationships with their spouses, children, friends, and
colleagues. They are experiencing mental, emotional, and physical
fatigue trying to stay on top of it all.”

Lighten Your Mental Load shares real stories of what
this load is like for both men and women across the globe and how it
originated. It offers practical advice on how to lighten this burden
through technology and other methods in the following areas:

• Home

• Shopping and Meals

• Marriage/Partners

• Children

• Pets

• Transportation

• Career

• Birthdays, Celebrations, Holidays, and Vacations

• Volunteering, Church Activities, and Hobbies

• Caregiving

• Retirement

Finally, the book discusses ways to not add to the mental load of others
and how we can more evenly distribute the mental labor between both
sexes for future generations.



BUY THE BOOK:

Amazon~ Tell-Tale Publishing

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Author Interview
How did you do research for your book?

Once I knew I wanted to write about this topic, I keep my eyes and ears open for information. The universe didn’t disappoint me! Soon I saw magazine articles on the topic, heard radio programs about it, and found various posts on social media discussing the mental load or mental labor.

I also interviewed some people from Central Indiana who had life experiences about various sub-topics, such as public transportation.

Finally, I turned to good ol’ Google as a last resort!

What made you write a book about the mental load?

Until November of 2016, I actually handled the mental load fairly well most of the time. Then my mother moved into an assisted living facility close to me and I became her primary caregiver. This quick launch into the “sandwich generation” tipped the scales! Suddenly I wasn’t just working and taking care of my home and family, but I was also caring for my 84-year-old mom. I felt incredibly stressed and knew I had to change my habits.

When I couldn’t find a book on how to handle/lighten the mental load, I knew I had to be the one to write it. And the entire process changed my life! I hope reading the book changes others’ lives as well.

What advice would you give budding writers?

#1 NEVER give up. #2 ALWAYS keep learning and improving.

My goal is to be a full-time author some day. And I won’t stop until it happens. I may be in my 80s when I reach that goal, but it WILL happen! You just can’t give up or you’ll never become a full-time author

To help me reach my goal, I’m always open to others’ suggestions and ideas for improvement. When I look at my writing from 15 years ago, I cringe. You have to keep working to get better.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing ever since my mom gave me a K-Mart Snappy Blue typewriter at the age of eight. Good ol’ Snappy Blue typed solely in all caps, but I loved it.

What is your writing schedule?

I normally “kick off” my writing during a vacation or, in previous books, during recovery time from a surgery! I’ve had various foot surgeries which gave me lots of time to start books.


After that, I usually dedicate at least an hour each evening and more on the weekends to writing books.


Meet the Author:  


Amy Thornton Shankland, GPC, has been battling the mental load for over
29 years. She is a former Dale Carnegie instructor, has been a grant
professional for 18 years, is a columnist for the Hamilton County
Reporter in Central Indiana, and a wife and mother. She also published Joy to You and Me (At Work!) in 2018 through Tell-Tale Publishing.

Connect with the Author:  website ~ facebook ~ twitter


 Tour Schedule:

April 13 - Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway

April 13 - Over Coffee Conversations – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 13 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

April 14 - Reading Authors Network – book spotlight / giveaway

April 14 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway

April 15 - Karma Readz – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

April 15 -100 Pages A Day - book spotlight / giveaway

April 16 - Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway

April 17 - Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 17 - T's Stuff - book spotlight / giveaway

April 20 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway

April 20 - Books for Books - book spotlight

April 21 - Laura's Interests – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 22 - The avid reader – book spotlight / giveaway

April 22 -Pickagoodbook - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 23 - Mowgli with a book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

April 24 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 24 - eBook Addicts – book spotlight / giveaway

April 27 - DZA's Blog (at DeborahAdams.com ) - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 28 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 28 - Olio by Marilyn - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

April 29 - Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

April 29 - Divas With A Purpose - book spotlight / author interview

April 30 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

April 30 - Sefina Hawke's Books - book spotlight

May 1 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway

May 1 - Seaside Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway


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