Christy Monson author of Becoming Free, A Woman’s Guide to Internal Strength

Christy, is good to have you in my blog. Tell us Where were you born? 

I was born in Medford, Oregon, and now live in Ogden, Utah. My husband worked for the LDS Church in the Seminary and Institute program. We moved around the United States, living in Utah, Idaho, Michigan, California, Nevada, and finally back in Utah. We raised six children in the process.

After my children were in school, I went back to UNLV to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, setting up a practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. When I retired, it took me about a year to write Becoming Free.

Who inspired you to write this book?

My clients inspired me to write this book. I saw a lot of people during my years of practice. Many of them healed their wounds, but some of them didn’t. I thought a lot about what really motivated those who improved their quality of life. I’ve outlined the process in this book, and I relate many of their success stories.

What is the title of your book?


The title of the book is Becoming Free, A Woman’s Guide to Internal Strength.

Give us a back cover blurb.

Back Cover

Expand your optimistic thinking

Enhance your ability to give and receive.

Achieve your goals.

Find deeper happiness in life.

Find inner strength and

Become Free

Praise for Becoming Free:

Becoming Free will be a valuable book to anyone who is ready for change, because, just like a recipe book that gives both ingredients and instructions for successful baking, Christy gives both ‘what you need’ and ‘how to do it’.  Written with compassion and grace, humor and wisdom, this book is a great resource.

Margaret Johansen, PhD, MFT, Author of the upcoming book, Beat The Relationship Odds.

What is the genre of your book?

The genre is self help.

Do you have a favorite character?

There are many characters in the book. Their stories are all true (with name changes and minor story alterations to disguise them). Just like my children, they are all my favorites in different ways.

What do you want your reader to gain from your book?

Understanding the concepts in this book can benefit all of us. The discussion on motivation and work ethic is something I need to review often. The sections on understanding of self and communication are skills we all use daily. I love the last section on healing techniques. It a compilation of the most effective concepts and procedures I have gathered over the years in my professional practice–techniques that will lead us all to live a life full of peace and positive energy.

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