What is the best thing that I love about my work?
Being able to connect with many people from all walks of life and learning how they have overcome situations and now are helping others.
What is my idea of happiness?
Living in the moment and not allowing negativity to influence how you feel. Being able to make the best of every moment and find the positives. Listening to your inner voice and trusting yourself. Saying no to the things I no longer want to do and no to the people I don’t want to be around.
What is my greatest fear?
I no longer fear anything and I know that may sound silly to some but after having dealt with so much death in my life, it’s taught me to live every moment to the fullest and not be afraid to take chances. I used to be afraid of failure but I’ve learned that failure is our greatest teacher and without it, we miss out on many valuable lessons.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
I sometimes give people too many chances before I realize that the relationship/friendship is broken and should be ended.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Mary Jo West. She broke the glass ceiling when it came to female journalists, having been the first female newscaster in my state when I was a child. She taught me to never give up and to keep pursuing my dreams.
What is my greatest extravagance?
Taking myself out to dinner at the end of my work week.
On what occasion would I lie?
I wouldn’t lie because I understand how lies can cause so much damage.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
Trying to be a more structured writer has always been difficult for me. I am more about being inspired to write versus having to sit down and put words on the paper just to get it done.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
That would be right now. I love what I do, I’m respected where I work and I’m very comfortable in what I write, not worried about judgment or what others think. There is such a level of freedom when you do things from the heart and don’t over think things so much.
If I could, what would I change about myself?
I’m working on not beating myself up so much for some of the choices I’ve made in life. I know we can’t go back and change the past but there are things I wish I hadn’t allowed to happen.
What is my greatest achievement in work?
Being vulnerable and sharing experiences so that others don’t feel alone and to give them hope.
Where would I most like to live?
I love living in Arizona but I would absolutely love to have a home in Kauai Hawaii.
What is my most treasured possession?
My voice. I was silenced for so long and now that I have my voice, I will never be silent again.
What is my most marked characteristic?
My brutal and blunt honesty
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
I don’t really have a place in my city that inspires me. I like to take road trips up to northern Arizona, where I can get lost in nature. Winding roads, beautiful blue skies, birds chirping and just being enveloped in all of mother nature. Now that is inspiring!
What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?
A good burger or steak does it for me!
What books influenced my life and how?
The Four Agreements. The most important thing I learned from it was to not take things personally because it really has nothing to do with us and more about the other person. That changed me in more ways than I could have ever imagined.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
Halestorm- I am the Fire, my anthem!
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
First responders, nurses and those who help others. People who have gone through tough situations and do their best to better themselves and share their stories to help others through the darkness.
What role do stories play in my life and work?
We are all here to live, love, learn and teach. I learn from everyone’s stories. I give them space to share what they’ve been through and appreciate their vulnerability in being real and raw. Knowledge is power so I believe that we should all share our stories so that we can learn from one another.
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ mean to me?
Stories are very important. We never really know who will hear or read our stories and use what we’ve gone through as instruction manuals in their own journey to healing. We can’t go back and change our story but we can write a new beginning each and every day.
What project am I looking forward to work on?
Getting back to work on book number 3. I’ve procrastinated long enough!
Where can you see me or my work?
You can find my books: “Victim No More” and “Soul Stirrings” on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my website.
Podcast: Get Real with Robin – available on all of your podcast platforms or
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
When you find something you love to do, it will never feel like work. Find your passion and stick with it!
Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?
Mary Jo West
How can you contact me?