Have you ever had someone call you a bad word that stuck with you forever? Words like stupid, dumb, worthless, ugly, or useless can cut worse than a knife which is why one WNY woman aims to change how we talk to one another.
La-Toya Williams is author of the work book “Words Do Hurt…Changing Your Past to Protect Your Future.” The book helps those who have ever had anything negative said about them in their childhood or adulthood that affected their future.
“People don’t realize the power of their words and how they have the ability to harm and stunt growth,” said Williams. “Sometimes people hear negative things whethey are growing up and they carry that with them to adulthood. If it’s not rectified, broken children end up being broken adults.”
The 30-day work book features a different negative word each day followed by a blank page. Those who use the book are asked to take that negativity and turn it into something positive.
“I want people who use this work book to start changing the way they talk to each other,” said Williams. “If you spout out negativity, there’s no way you’re living your best life. If you start to change the way you talk, you start to change the way you think and then you start to change the way you act.”
Williams believes that even if someone isn’t the originator of negative words, if someone lashes out at them, that person may use bad words to fight back. The work book is intended to help push aside that anger and instead redirect it somewhere positive.
For more information on “Words Do Hurt…Changing Your Past to Protect Your Future, visit www.lnwenterprises.com.
You will also have an opportunity to meet Williams at the WNY Author Meet-Up event Sept. 22 at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Amherst. For more information on tickets, click here.