Lysa Allman-Baldwin: I Cried. And People Loved Me Anyway
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Motivational speaker and freelance writer Lysa Allman-Baldwin shares her debut book.

Lysa Allman-Baldwin’s almost 25 years of freelance and travel writing have led her on many amazing journeys. A few years ago, her travels crossed paths with a very personal, inner journey resulting in her new book, I Cried. And People Loved Me Anyway. In it, Allman-Baldwin teaches us how to overcome emotional trauma by living with passion, authenticity and purpose.

In her debut book, I Cried. And People Loved Me Anyway, motivational speaker and freelance writer Lysa Allman-Baldwin – a confident, outgoing, African-American woman who no one would have ever suspected was anything but content – describes how she almost checked out for good after a series of setbacks over a short period of time. After unearthing the subconscious facades she had built up since childhood, however, she discovered her life still had value and meaning despite any outer circumstances.

I Cried. And People Loved Me Anyway is a must-read for anyone grappling with everyday struggles that become overwhelming. Allman-Baldwin’s inner journey resonates with readers who have considered giving up during tough times, and her path through despair inspires hope. In the book, Allman-Baldwin stresses the importance of seeking help, self-forgiveness, spirituality – however one defines that – and unconditional love when trying to overcome emotional trauma. She teaches us how to live with passion, authenticity and purpose by treating every day as a gift.

Specifically, she discusses:
• How to tap into your inner child to unravel the old “tapes” that no longer serve you
• The power of forgiveness and unconditional love – for yourself and others
• Why every breakdown can be a breakthrough
• The importance of creating and maintaining community
• Finding your voice and inner strength through vulnerability
• The clarity, lessons and blessings found through adversity

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For 25 years, freelance writer Lysa Allman-Baldwin has fed her wanderlust by passionately writing feature articles and reviews on a variety of topics including travel and tourism, cuisine and restaurants, business, noteworthy personalities, real estate, neighborhoods, community organizations, consumer issues, news topics, events and festivals. Her travel website, Amazing Escapades: Adventures for the Mind, Bod and Belly (, provides today’s savvy travelers with ideas for fresh, inspiring and creative adventures. Lysa is an engaging, personable, sought-after motivational speaker, writer and workshop facilitator. Through the written and spoken word, she helps people create lives full of passion, authenticity and purpose. Her new website,, is coming soon!
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ISBN: 9781719241755
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 16th, 2018