Julianna Zobrist has a message to deliver in her new book: Be vulnerable, but be brave, too.
The singer, who is married to Eureka native/Chicago Cubs player Ben Zobrist, is the author of "Pull It Off," which is to be released Tuesday. In the book, she attempts to tackle negative thinking and how to counteract it.
Sometimes that negativity results from the behavior of others, but it also can stem from self, Zobrist suggested during a televised interview Monday morning with the host of "Megyn Kelly TODAY" on NBC.
"When you're faced with fear or insecurity, that is your moment for exercising your courage," Zobrist said. "The more that you exercise your courage, the more that you see your fear and you name it, you see your insecurity and you face it dead on, then you can actually utilize that courage and become confident and step out in the world."
Zobrist cited an incident years ago, when her oldest child was a newborn and they were arriving at a hotel late at night following one of her husband's games. A woman in the hotel elevator cooed to the child that he should be in bed.
"I'm like, 'You're probably right, I don't know what I'm doing, I'm a first-time mom and thank you for the gratuitous guilt trip,'" Zobrist told Kelly. "She was 'shoulding' on me, and I was 'shoulding' on myself."
Her pronunciation of "shoulding" made Nick in the Morning do a double-take. Then we remembered Zobrist is a Christian singer, so there would be no way she'd be profane.
The interview with Kelly can't be embedded in this post, but it's available for viewing by clicking here.