Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Step It Up!

I want to make a plea to women everywhere and to especially mothers.  It’s time we step it up. I see the repercussions of this issue almost daily in the field I’m in with my public speaking and my books’ topics and I don’t think women get it and the damage they do to their children without even knowing it.

I believe we do better when we know better so my hopes are with this message that maybe just one mother will change her conversation and influence her daughters and other women around her once she knows better.   

To make my point I’m going to share three true situations I’ve come across just in the last couple of weeks.  

True Scenario #1: 
At dinner, a teenager girl was scolded by her mother as her mother observed the daughter’s plate of food, her mother said, “you will never keep your figure if you keep eating that way.”   Really? Does this mother think this comment is helpful? First of all, make no mistake these type of statements sting and will be moments this girl will never forget. The words might even feaster into an eating disorder one day.  Best case scenario the teen has been taught that her appearance is very important to her mother and that her size needs to stay under a specific weight to be acceptable in her mother’s eyes. Next, the teen has been taught she now needs to hide the amount of food she eats from her mother.  Most likely, the teen will now crave even more “forbidden” foods and eat them in secret, creating an unhealthy relationship with food that she will probably fight her entire life.

True Scenario #2: 
A seven year old girl was offered nourishing milk to go along with her meal, she replied. “no, I don’t want milk. My mom told me it will make me fat.”    Wow. I was blown away when I heard this with my own ears! Firsts of all, that is false.  Statistics show people who drink milk actually weigh less than those who don’t. And metabolically calcium aids in weight lose because calcium stored in fat cells plays an important role in breaking down fat, it also helps with the body's fat-burning.
 But that is besides the fact, how sad it is that a mother would tell a SEVEN year old to not eat or drink something to prevent “getting fat.”    Again, this has taught this young girl, who shouldn’t even have fat and food intake on her radar yet, that weight is important and being heavier is bad and not acceptable.

True Scenario #3 
This is actually an accumulation of events. I have yet to attend any kind of party, shower, or any other gathering of women where the conversation doesn’t end up being about diets and how they “shouldn’t” have the refreshment. Really ladies? Are we not of deeper substance and intellect than to not have anything else to say to each other besides what our fitbit bands say or what our next diet strategy will be? Personally it drives me crazy and I think it’s a poor example to the little listening ears around us who are watching us, learning to emulate how they too will interact with peers when they grow up.  We need to step it up.  Hold ourselves to a higher standard. Decide that we want a better world for our daughters and next generation of girls. Teach them to value intrinsic characteristics. Let them hear us discuss services projects, educational acclimates, spirituality, and the building of each other up by complimenting each other on something besides each other’s weight loss and appearances.  I know we can do better when we know better, please ladies let’s step it up.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Author Interview

Catch my interview with Double Decker Books.
Do you want to know my answer to:
What is the hardest part of writing a book about yourself?
What was different between your first copy and the new copy of this book?

Click Here to read it.

Also, if you have blog or popular facebook page and want to read A Future for Tomorrow for free, you can join the blog/facebook tour! You just need to post your review! For more details contact either Haley (  or Double Decker Books through their link above.  (Blog Tour dates extended)


Monday, April 6, 2015

Book Release Party!

You are invited to come celebrate the release of the second edition of A Future for Tomorrow by attending a Facebook party at your own house on your own computer/smartphone/tablet etc.

When: April 11th, Saturday
 Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Facebook

Visit event page and WIN PRIZES and have fun playing games!

click here below and
Join A Future for Tomorrow Facebook Party

10 Ways to Love Your Body

I stumbled upon this list online and loved it! I wanted to share it with you.
I especially love number 5 and 10.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Win Amazon Gift Card!

Trailer Release!

Post my second edition book trailer of A Future for Tomorrow: Surviving Anorexia, My Spiritual Journey and be entered to win a $15 Amazon gift card!
Drawing winner will be announced Friday, April 3rd at 12:30 p.m. Deadline to share/post the trailer and my website info. is Friday at noon. Thank you for your support and helping me share my story.
Here is the info you need to post on Facebook to be in the drawing: 
 (You can find the info on my facebook page (Haley Hatch Freeman) and you can just share my post.)
Or you can use the info below and the youtube link:
 A Future for Tomorrow second edition book trailer. Book is available now for pre-order at
Make sure you tag me in your post or in a comment of the post so I can enter you in the contest.
For twitter: if you post my video and website ( you will also be entered to win, use @haleyhf to let me know you posted it.
That's it!  Thanks again for your support!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Second Edition of A Future for Tomorrow Cover Reveal!

It's time to reveal the cover of the second edition of A Future for Tomorrow!

Book Release Coming Soon!!!!
The second edition has two new chapters, new layout, new updates, several new pictures, and a never before section for parents in the back.  I can't wait to share it with the world!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager

I'm excited to share this book since it deals with self-image and finding your "true colors."  I'm delighting that it is a Clean Reads Book, meaning no worries about it being appropriate for our teens to read.
True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager
 A little competition can really bring out people’s true colors.

 Landry Albright just wants to be one of the interesting girls at school who always have exciting things going on in their lives. She wants to stand out, but also wants to fit in, so she gives in when her two best friends, Ericka and Tori, push her into trying out for a teen reality show modeling competition with them. Landry goes in nervous, but impresses the judges enough to make it to the next round. However, Ericka and Tori get cut and basically "unfriend" her on Monday at school. Landry tries to make new friends, but gets caught up between wanting to be herself and conforming to who her new friends want her to be. Along the way she learns that modeling is nowhere as glamorous as it seems, how to deal with frenemies, a new crush, and that true friends see you for who you really are and like you because of it.

What people are saying about True Colors:

From Teenage Book Recommendations in the UK:
"This is a fantastically relatable and real book which I feel captures all of the insecurities and troubles which haunt the modern teenage girl. It is about a young model who has to go through tough times when she is torn between a life as a model and managing her friendships. You learn which friends she can most trust and which will create the drama typical of teenage life. Follow the life of Landry and try to see if you can find out which are her true friends before their true colours are revealed. This book is all about relationships, hopes and truth. I loved this book!"

From Books & Authors Spot: This book is such an inspiration for those who just care about their looks and are teased about them. This thing is looks aren't every thing. This book is related to every teen's problem. Hager has written a very inspiring novel.

Author bio: Krysten Lindsay Hager is an author and book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. She’s worked as a journalist and also writes middle grade, YA, humor essays, and adult fiction. True Colors is her international bestselling debut novel from Astraea Press and the first book in the Landry’s True Colors series. The second book, Best Friends…Forever? will be released on March 24, 2015. She is originally from Michigan and has lived in South Dakota, Portugal, and currently resides in Southern Ohio where you can find her reading and writing when she’s not catching up on her favorite TV shows. She received her master’s in American Culture from the University of Michigan-Flint.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Thank you Double Decker Books for the acknowledgments with these awards from your Award Night this week. It was an honor.