Last year, journalist and ABC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo wrote THINspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds—My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self Acceptance, a handbook on how sometimes, a spiritual change needs to precede a physical one.

Schiavocampo stopped by the ESSENCE office today to chat with our books editor, Patrik Henry Bass, for a Google Hangout. Miss the sesh? No worries—you can watch the full conversation above.