Regina A. Johnson on channelling a child’s curiosity
From the day a person opens their eyes in this world to the point when success surrounds them, curiosity is something that never leaves their side. It stays with them and instills in them a sense of exploration; it pushes them to take risks, and uncover the hidden gems. It is a powerful trait as it helps people develop an understanding of different aspects of the world.
Many parents get frustrated when their children ask too many questions. They do not realize that by not responding to the questions and queries of these little ones, might take away their chance to learn new things. Learning is every individual’s right, and no one can take away one’s eagerness to explore, discover, and learn new things.
The Former First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt, once said, “I think, at a child’s birth if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.” If a child asks too many questions out of curiosity, parents must respond to the questions with patience. The way they respond will determine if a child grows up to a smart learner and an explorer or not.
While some parents take these matters lightly, there are some who attend to the needs of their young one’s hunger to learn smartly. When talking about smart parents, there is one woman who found a direction in life and a purpose due to her loving daughter’s curiosity.
Regina Johnson, the owner of EOJ Publisher, a life coach, and a public speaker, is a mother of super curios young baby girl, Orlanda Johnson. Instead of losing her calm on her daughter’s nature to frequently question everything, she tried to respond to her daughter with love and affection. Not only did she answer all her daughter’s queries, but she started thinking of all other curious kids out there who are eager to discover the hidden secrets of this world.
A Mother Channeling a Child’s Curiosity, the Right Way
A mother’s love is unconditional, and only she can understand her child’s eagerness to make meaning out of everything that surrounds them. Regina Johnson is one of those women who tackle the sometimes-challenging questions that hover above a child’s mind. Known as a life coach, Regina entered the world of writing after she and her husband, Eric, were blessed with a baby girl.
Regina was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on November 25, 1967 in the house of Jose Maria Pinto & Maria da Conceição Pinto Since she was a child, she could not let go of her love for reading. The kind of peace she found within books was something she failed to find anywhere else. People look for solace in worldly things. Some people find peace of mind while cooking; some relieve themselves of the stress by shopping. There are individuals who find comfort in spending time alone in nature, and then there are those who escape the harshness of the world in books. Books were Regina’s happy place, and reading brought her comfort.
It was through books that Regina developed an understanding of this world, and she decided to do the same for her beloved daughter. She knew that books could help the little Orlanda, exactly the way it helped her.
Just like her daughter had her mind full of questions, she knew that other kids were in a similar situation. It was at this stage, Regina stepped into the literary world. She became a children’s book author as she knew that her books would help Orlanda and other kids find answers to the questions that make them restless. She states, “Writing children’s books is my opportunity to speak on behalf of those who have lost theirs, no matter the reason. I hope to create a legacy, and writing about diversity, along with being inclusive, is my attempt to open a dialogue of understanding.”
Some of the books that Regina is working on include “Unique –Not Weird!” to be self-published on August 31, 2020 - “Naval Warship Hidden Treasure” expected to hit the market on October 15, 2020, “A Heart Without Walls” that will be published on November 01, 2020, and “Heaven and a Mermaid’s Tale!” that will be published on December 10, 2020.
About Regina A. Johnson – A Loving Mother, Entrepreneur, & Life Coach
Regina Johnson, an Indie writer, was born in Brazil and migrated to the United States in 1990. She earned US citizenship in March 2006. She initiated her academic life at River College in Nashua, New Hampshire, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Special Education and Elementary School Education. Then, she earned a Masters’ degree in Counseling Psychology & Addictions at Cambridge College in Massachusetts. She also holds a Doctorate in Ministry from the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton.
Regina has always viewed challenges as opportunities. Since coming to this country, she used her talents to serve the community in multiple areas, including working as a mental health and substance abuse counselor. She has served for 15 years at the Belmont Baptist Church (BSBC) in Massachusetts and along with her pastoral responsibilities, worked as a psychotherapist in the greater Boston area. Her ability to communicate in five languages provided expanded opportunities to reach many lives.
Regina considers it a privilege to be in a land that not only allows but encourages her to have a voice. She understands we are a nation bound not by race or religion, but by the shared values of freedom, liberty, and equality. In becoming a United States citizen, Regina learned that throughout our history, the U.S welcomed newcomers from around the world. Immigrants helped shape and define the country we know today. Their contributions have preserved our legacy as a land of freedom and opportunity.
Regina wanted to get involved on a deeper level to ensure that America remains free and prosperous. It was that gratitude and desires to give back that motivated Regina to join the U.S. Navy. After going to Officer Development School (ODS), she graduated from Naval Chaplain School in South Fort Jackson.
Her first duty station was at the Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH) and then became a Navy Liaison Chaplain Clinician at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC). During these years, she collaborated with the Tri-Service Addiction Recovery Facility, Department of Psychiatry, and the oncology ward. She became the Command Chaplain at II Medical Battalion in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in 2012, and three years later, Regina was selected to serve in the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis (MD). Since 2018 she has been serving the COMSTOCK LSD45 as Command Chaplain.
At present, Regina, the superwoman, is currently at the Balboa Naval Medical Center. Apart from this, she is working as a life coach and public speaker. In addition to this, she serves as the CEO at the EOJ Publisher. She is the Little Doo-Doo visionary and the founder of Bookgasm.
Currently working on several children’s books, Regina says, “Navy is my vocation, and my avocation is writing, which was sparked by the birth of my daughter.” She used her daughter’s curiosity to find her passion for writing. Today, she aims to empower the adults make the most of their lives and assist children in seeing the world from a perspective of hope.
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