Keeping in touch with one’s own values and goals is important to maintain balance, and taking the time to design your life is key to making 2016 the best year yet.
Ayse Birsel, author of Design the Life You Love, has hosted wildly successful workshops and speaking engagements for organizations including Nike and Adobe. Her approach to creating a meaningful and fulfilling life is interactive and highly creative.
Design the Life You Love uses a simple but proven method—applying creative thinking and the design process to one’s life—to give ordinary people new tools to think about life differently. Learn how to turn constraints into opportunities with optimism and holistic thinking using four simple steps: taking the whole apart, forming a new point of view, putting it back together, and giving it form. Ayse Birsel's hand-drawHello Jennifer,n art and type set off her brilliant, life-changing design process, empowering and inspiring readers to create a better life.
Nickelodeon's animated television series Sanjay and Craig follows best buds Sanjay Patel and Craig Slithers as they embark on epic kid-inspired quests that are at times totally ridiculous, absolutely gross and weirdly sweet. Now, the duo is set to conquer a new medium - the world of comics and graphic novels - with Sanjay and Craig: Fight the Future With Flavor! This brand-new 52-page graphic novel marks the debut of a new collection of graphic novels from Nickelodeon and Papercutz, and features the adventures of Sanjay and his pet snake Craig as they live for friends, cheesy movies and hot wings. Sanjay and Craig: Fight the Future With Flavor! will be available in paperback and hardcover on September 22, 2015, in stores, online and in libraries.
Ruth McHaney Danner, has written extensively for various publications. She has made dozens of quilts for charitable organizations and for individuals in need, and many of her projects have won awards. Her sewing room in Spokane, Washington, overflows with stacks of fabric, bags of scraps, and an endless supply of UFOs (unfinished objects).
He even has a youtube video, watch below:
Change your life without changing your routine! How? By Noticing what you see! And by being ready with an easy laugh. Life is Amazing. Life can be Annoying. And life is full of our Human Idiosyn-Crazies™! Do you know why you should be awestruck by broccoli? Do you know why you should love zippers? Do you know there is a lot of Totally DeTestable Technology™ out there? Do you know why our closets get filled with junk? Do you spit a lot? This book is filled with 97 “Noticings” (short essays), each followed by conversation-starters to have with your kids, your parents or grandparents, your spouse, or your coworkers. Noticing is mindfulness with a smile.
To help change some of the commonly held assumptions and misconceptions of autism, the mother-daughter team of Camille Cohn (author) and Riley Cohn (illustrator) created the forthcoming children’s book, Cooper and the Big Apple. In this stunningly illustrated picture book, the Cohns tell the story of Cooper, a cat who reluctantly embarks on a trip to New York City with his best friend, Jennifer. Throughout his journey, the autistic Cooper is confused by the figures of speech and nicknames used to describe landmarks in the city. Through Cooper’s travels, readers get a rare peak at the world through the eyes of an autistic, literal thinker. Readers then experience the transformation of Cooper’s confusion into amazement when he realizes that experiencing new adventures can be interesting, fun, and educational.
This engaging, heartfelt, and informative book also:
- Explains to other children the unique interpretation of the world through the eyes of someone with autism
- Teaches autistic children how to move beyond what is already familiar, and take part in new experiences
- Helps teach young autistic children to transition away from constant literal thinking, and embrace colloquial speech and common phrases
- And so much more!
Author Donya Fiorentino went through the struggles of divorce twice when separating from her celebrity husbands, David Fincher and Gary Oldman. When she began looking for help for her kids she realized she was left with minimal resources and that more than anything an open dialogue was needed.
“Most children are unsure how to process their parents splitting, so it is essential to talk to them about every aspect of it,” Fiorentino said. “I wrote my new book to be used as a tool for parents and children to get those conversations going and bring them comfort.”
Fiorentino’s new book, “Fletcher: Happy Kid of Divorced Parents,” addresses many of the concerns children have during divorce: blaming themselves, parents speaking negatively about one another, holidays, time split between both parents and much more.
The negative affects of divorce on young children have been well documented by scientific communities over the years, but Fiorentino hopes this book can help parents create a safe place that will allow children to avoid those pitfalls.
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