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A family’s story of sensory integration processing and how the family learned to help their children improve learning and regulation. This journey taught many life lessons and led to a closer spiritual connection for the entire family. Topics addressed included defining Sensory Processing, Sensory Processing techniques, behavioral activities, Autism, and the mind/body/soul connection.
In the 44 years of my career teaching young children, mentoring teachers, parents and students, and advocating for families, I saw many children whose sensory needs were missed or misunderstood and whose parents were beside themselves with worry and frustration. Parenting a child with sensory issues, learning to teach with a multisensory method in Montessori classrooms and joining an early intervention team all served to help me understand these issues more and how to assist parents get the help they needed for their children. Wendy Vann has captured the essence of that needed help in this book, including how it manifests in the daily lives of children and adults and how it is intertwined with their spiritual lives. I believe this book will be very helpful to parents and educators as they nurture, love and care for the children in their lives.
Patsy Kuhn, MEd
BS, Elementary Education
MEd, Early Childhood Education
Montessori Certification 3-6 years; birth-three training
Second Grade teacher (2 years), Oklahoma City Public Schools
Co-Founder, Teacher, Director, Executive Director (22 years), Pathways Child Development Corporation
Resource Coordinator, (5 ½ years) SoonerStart Early Intervention, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Director, Child Development Laboratory Center, Family Services and Child Development Faculty (14years), Rose State College
Retired Early Childhood Educator
This inspirational guide presents thirty daily reflections along with thirty power affirmations designed to help you change your thinking and change your life. The author connects with the readers in a voice that is simple and inspiring. She encourages the reader to see that big changes can happen in our lives when we are willing to change the thoughts that we think. We are encouraged to affirm that anything is possible when we believe. We must release self-defeating thoughts in order to lift our lives up to a higher purpose. Each affirmation should be read with the intention that what you want is already there. When you have a thought, the universe begins to conspire to make that thought a reality. Watch your thoughts, because your thoughts become your destiny. Be amazed by the miracle of your mind. It contains all the answers to your deepest desires.
What if all you needed to do was close your eyes; take some peaceful, sweet, slow breaths; and put your focus on your all-knowing heart? Open to the world going on inside of you, one that is guiding you inward to a place you only dreamed was possible. The Namaste Garden opens a doorway for you to experience the inner landscape of unconditional love, where your Spirit lives in a constant state of ease, joy, and peace. It gently invites you to come home to your true self and to learn how our dreams are planted in the fertile soil of creation. It offers a wonderful exploration for children and adults to expand their consciousness and to create a nurturing relationship with their own spirits while cultivating trust and faith that life is happening exactly as planned (“planted”). The words, colors, illustrations, energy, and intention contained within this book seek to open your inner wisdom and send you straight to place of beauty, where you can clearly see and be present to a whole new way of experiencing life. Plant your dreams and watch them grow. “The Namaste Garden, even in its title, is symbolic of how I see life—Namaste, the divine reverence and recognition of all other ‘beings’ as the divine sacred oneness and the self in union, communion, and celebration. We are each a seed of birthing creative capacity in a full garden with other seeds of this full and vibrant potential … and we are that garden in its fullness. As I wrote in Conversations with the Universe, the world is speaking to us, as us, all of the time. Why? To show us who we are … all of who we are. Maria Triano’s delightful book is to be celebrated as her unique genius and expression, flowering in the massive landscape of collective consciousness. We all encompass a garden within, as she says. And, as her example illustrates, we are each a beautiful radiant blossom here to gift the world its light and brilliance, in a way that is to be seen, inhaled, and honored. As you do so, your own garden will be nourished and begin to harvest the seeds of unique genius that nourish and blossom in the fields of all those awaiting your magnificence of your Namaste garden.” —Simran Singh, publisher of 11:11 Magazine, host of 11:11 Talk Radio, author, humanitarian, and rebel For more information about The Namaste Garden, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.balboapress.com.
I died a long, slow, painful death, only to be reborn a far better version of myself. A version I had little idea existed never mind I could actually become. This is what happened … Adversity can shape us into something better. I should be dead by now. But I am more alive than ever. In this incredibly honest and forthright account, High, Low. Cry, Know takes you through one man’s journey from hopelessness, addiction, self-sabotage, loss, and despair to a discovery of his purpose and a search for real meaning in life. Facilitated through yoga, he began to discover his spiritual side, and assisted by the light, began a process of self-realization and awakening.
Inspirations come with the power to bring us into more conscious communion with ourselves, others, and the greater world. What pages and pages in books may impart, an inspiration can invoke with a few simple lines. Like an arrow into the center of a target, the receiver of such inspiration can be delivered straight into the womb of heartfelt transformation and deeper understanding. Wisdom is the transcendence of misunderstanding. It is a state of holding all potentials simultaneously—so as to be fully present, aware and alive—with the ability to perceive one’s current conditions with a renewed sense of mystery, reverence and grace. Psalms of the Dragonfly Turtle features simple inspirations from one woman’s personal challenge to write one thing per day for one year. A challenge that unexpectedly delivered her into the depths of her own faith, and strengthened her courage to honor the wisdom of her individual human path and unique pace of divine grace.
"It is VERY good. Fine piece of work. I have edited many books but this is the only one that has the jewel and the lotus and the muddy pool all in harmony.
Rings true throughout my spiritual mountain climb and resonates with the ones whom I noticed were ahead of me.
This is a handbook for people who have been round the track a few times. Blessings, Douglas. "
Author, teacher, healer, Douglas Buchanan.
Are you drifting in your life? Are you just going through the motions doing the same things you have always done? Do you wonder why your life never changes? Or maybe you need to drift? To take time off and get away from the madness of your busy world? This book addresses both drifting and not drifting and why both are necessary. It is about growth, becoming more, not being the “usual you,” aspiring to something better, changing your thoughts and ultimately your personal freedom. The freedom you have always longed for. Isn’t it time for you to make a change? To create your own system and your own life?
Never Alone is a riveting story about author Linda Bartlett and her son’s heartbreaking yet inspiring journey; it reveals the seemingly overwhelming challenges they faced and recognizes a child’s powerful determination to live against all medical odds, through gut-wrenching bullying, to angelic spiritual enlightenment. This book takes you on a path from the deepest dark valleys to the highest majestic mountaintops. It is about eternal hope and never giving up.
I believe, with all my heart and soul, What a Friend, will guide and inspire children to live a life of happiness, no matter what their circumstance, and be who they really are.
Everyone needs a better way to understand Math. Math is Not Mystical focuses on what the other books are missing. Math is Not Mystical provides the steps that connect any concept with one process to follow that will not only show what to do to obtain one’s solution but help explain how to picture getting it. Everyone needs to understand that the Mind thinks in pictures and not in words. Teaching people to picture how to solve a problem will not only get them the answer but also help them to envision how they got it.
A good life starts with healthy habits, and habits are easier to keep when learned at an early age. Children under the age of seven exhibit more theta brainwaves, which foster learning and creativity. The flavor of fresh fruit, the simple pleasure of a good book, or taking a moment to share with the ones we care about make for good lessons in living a full life. Taking the time to teach these ideas early on, with positivity and clarity, can communicate a lifetime of good habits to a child while still embracing the joy of being a kid! Read along together and find ways to make every day a healthy one.
“It’s never too early to affirm self-love. In Lois’ charming I See a Healthy Me!, your child will begin their journey of self-love and self-care which will last a lifetime.”
—Laura Alden Kamm, author Intuitive Wellness, Using Your Body’s Inner Wisdom to Heal
For more than twenty-five years, Lee Ann Perry has been counseling others out of anxiety and depression. When faced with the emotional trauma of the breakup of her own marriage, Lee began her ascent to happiness by reaffirming her fundamental belief that there is always a way to overcome adversity. Through the years, Lee observed that some people recover quickly from setbacks while others linger in pain. She resolved to be like the former, moreover, she was determined to discover the most direct path back to thriving.
Over her lifetime, Lee has been a seeker of inspiration and enlightenment. Given her interest in spiritual evolution, her marriage ending was compelling evidence that something was off in the way she had interpreted and applied what she had come to believe. That disconnect impelled her to a rigorous examination of the evolution of her spiritual and philosophical path—which beliefs and practices had contributed to her overall happiness, and which had not.
Lee was convinced that both staying stuck and moving on were choices; she recognized that she did not have to be a victim of her circumstances. She sought an empowering alternative and tapped into profound happiness in the process. Her experience went far beyond confirming her belief that adversity can be turned into opportunity. She discovered that her capacity for happiness expanded with her self-awareness. People began to notice how joyful she was, and their eagerness to learn how to get similar results inspired her to write down the details of her process. This book recounts Lee’s journey from despair to elation in thoughtful, lucid, and sometimes amusing anecdotes. You can follow this unfolding and apply these insights to expand your own experience of happiness and well-being.
“Insightful and inspiring. The heartfelt tale of a counselor’s journey from pain to self-acceptance and the transformational power of living a life of love.”
Dr. Marion L. Cavallaro
Professor, The College of New Jersey, Department of Counselor Education
My Life in Secret is a memoir of an adult child of an alcoholic parent and how she finds her light; realizing it was always within her.
Whom It May Concern:
It’s not easy being me.
My heart has been broken.
I’m living in hell.
No one loves me.
No one cares.
I fear. I fear. I fear.
What’s with all the stares?
To Whom It May Concern:
Having no friends is no easy matter.
For the sake of my well-being, please, please, please be kind.
Yes, I’m going to try.
It seems I’ve been frozen in time.
I get queasy wishing it were all so easy.
To Whom It May Concern:
My soul has scars.
People are cruel.
I don’t know what to do.
I’m all alone, often put in a corner for all to see.
I cry and cry and cry and cry, even though I don’t know why.
If God is real, why can’t I heal?
Does he think of me? Will I ever think of him and be happy? These are some of the questions we all have when someone we love passes. Heaven Cent tells the story of a young girl’s journey toward realizing that even though her grandfather has passed, he is still with her. Much like the child in this book, we are all able to receive love from someone dear to us, even though they are with God.
Heaven Cent gives us hope.
The Art of Introducing Dogs—A guide for conducting dog to dog introductions.
People add a new dog or puppy to their household often without any planning taking place or consideration of how that new dog or puppy will affect the dynamics of the current family and resident dog/s. ‘The Art of Introducing Dogs’ looks at a whole range of important considerations before you add a new dog or puppy such as:
• The sex or age of the newcomer
• Determining play styles of the dogs
• Looking at socialisation histories
• Established preferences of your dog
The book also looks at how you can assess the new dog or puppy before getting your heart set on it, as well carrying out introductions - whether on or off lead, using neutral territories, crossover of scent, parallel walking, dog passing dog and curving techniques. There is also detailed information on moving from the introduction to living together at home.
An indispensable resource for anyone wanting to perform dog to dog introductions.
“For anyone considering getting another dog, ‘The Art of Introducing Dogs’ is a must have purchase. The book is extremely thorough covering all aspects of second dog ownership from assessing different play styles and levels of socialization to step by step practical introductions expressed in a simple, easy to read style”
- Karin Bridge Cert IV CGC instructor Get Smart Dog Training
“Louise Ginman has created an invaluable resource for dog-lovers looking to add another member to their canine family. Proper selection and introduction of new family members can go a long way toward ultimate peace in the pack. Be sure you read this book before you adopt, to maximize your new-dog success.”
-Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC, Peaceable Paws