books written to help readers with life's many obstacles
Because You Are Polite at the Dining Table
written and illustrated by Ginger Johnston Philbrick
Because you’re polite, you know that the table is not where your elbows should rest.
Just suppose that your elbow feels warm and you see that it’s in the cream soup of a guest!
Because You Are Polite at the Dining Table is a playful reminder of the dos and don'ts of dining with others. From practicing patience to being gracious about trying new foods, the advice of etiquette guide Ginger Philbrick is relevant to dinner guests of all ages. Find out how good manners can open doors to new friendships and inspire new experiences!
From Basketball to Bow Ties: A Journey in Leadership, Self-Discovery, and Success through Service
What do basketball and bow ties have in common? More than you’d expect. Namely: leadership. Part memoir, part self-help book, From Basketball to Bow Ties follows Harold E. Harris Jr. from his tumultuous youth spent playing and eventually coaching basketball to his adulthood as a successful businessman who is never without his signature bow tie. Harris’s journey through the hoops helps to shape his ultimate career path, where he leads a team with the foundations of teamwork and diligence. He skillfully translates lessons learned on the court to actionable tips for professional leadership. Leaders, professionals, sports fans, and students will find this book an invaluable resource for developing their leadership skills.
From Chaos to Connection: A Marriage Counselor’s Candid Guide for the Modern Couple
written by Lori Epting
Get inside the mind and marriage of Lori Epting, an experienced marriage counselor, wife, and mother who has guided thousands of couples from disconnection, heartache, and fighting to connection, security, and safety. Through the stories of her couples—and yes, even her own relationship—learn how she protects her marriage and helps couples survive during their most vulnerable times. You’ll walk away with candid advice that can help you and your loved one find connection amid the chaos.
How Do I Feel Today?
illustrated by Jen Williamson
Children often struggle to fully understand their feelings. Anger, sadness, fear, embarrassment, nervousness are complicated, and for many children these emotions are new and unfamiliar. Often, behavioral and emotional challenges occur when children simply do not know how to appropriately respond to these new feelings. Written in a rhyming and fun tone for young readers, How Do I Feel Today? is designed to help adults talk with the special children in their lives to help them understand, identify, and appropriately respond to their feelings. This furthers a child’s ability to self-regulate their emotions and actions, and deal with their feelings in the best way.
This title is available from Brandylane (804-644-3090) or from your favorite bookseller.
Mining Your Past
by Richard Lee Zuras
No one has ever seen the world the way you have.
This is a truth that noted author, poet, and professor Richard Lee Zuras knows well. Mining your past—for its characters, its lessons, its regrets, and its joys—can feel intimidating, but it leads to authenticity in a writer’s written work that cannot be replicated. No one has seen the world the way you do, and so learning how to tap into that world as you create new stories is an invaluable way of finding your voice.
In this accessible and informative writing guide, Zuras skillfully combines his previous written works and personal histories with concrete tools for any reader looking to integrate their own pasts into authentic writing. Refreshingly reader-focused, Mining Your Past provides its audience tangible methods for uncovering their unique worldview in order to create more compelling and genuine storytelling. Readers will step away with a greater faith in their potential as a writer and a better understanding of their own pasts, presents, and futures, making this an essential read for novice writers searching for a way to share their stories, as only they can tell them.
Panic: One Man's Struggle with Anxiety
by Harry Floyd
Anxiety and panic are a part of life for almost everyone. They can come without warning, and for many people, facing and overcoming these conditions can be a lifelong battle. In Panic, author Harry Floyd shares his own struggle with anxiety in an effort to guide others who suffer with this often debilitating condition. To combat anxiety in his own life, for years he explored myriad approaches and treatments, including counseling, medication, behavioral techniques, meditation, and spiritual practices, all of which he shares in these pages. Join Harry on his personal journey from anxiety and the paralysis of panic, to self-understanding and acceptance.
Among other topics, Panic discusses:
- Anticipation and its role in anxiety
- How to react when anxiety strikes
- Understanding the life cycle of a panic attack
- Trying new habits to combat the condition
- Trusting oneself
- How openness can make a difference
Smashwords ebook available here ($3.99)