The Adventures of Hillary The Little Ladybug by Mary Cohen is Available at Amazon, garyrevel.com and on Kindle
Hillary the Little Ladybug is the smallest, in her family, of many brothers and sisters. She dreams of becoming Queen of Ladybug Land. At school, she is the best at everything she tries. Her family and friends are often surprised at how well she does everything. Her mom encourages her to always help others. Her school looks to her to help organize the ‘Food for the Poor’ drive. One day, as she is flying to school, she is attacked by the praying mantis. The praying mantis eats one of her classmates and continues to try to eat all the ladybugs. This is the first book, in the series of Hillary the Little Ladybug adventures.
From Strength to Strength by Arthur C. Brooks available at Amazon, Goodreads and https://arthurbrooks.com/book/from-strength-to-strength. Many of us assume that the more successful we are, the less susceptible we become to the sense of professional and social irrelevance that often accompanies aging. But the truth is, the greater our achievements and our attachment to them, the more we notice our decline, and the more painful it is when it occurs. What can we do, starting now, to make our older years a time of happiness, purpose, and yes, success? At the height of his career at the age of 50, Arthur Brooks embarked on a seven-year journey to discover how to transform his future from one of disappointment over waning abilities into an opportunity for progress. From Strength to Strength is the result, a practical roadmap for the rest of your life. Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology, and eastern wisdom, as well as dozens of interviews with everyday men and women, Brooks shows us that true life success is well within our reach. By refocusing on certain priorities and habits that anyone can learn, such as deep wisdom, detachment from empty rewards, connection and service to others, and spiritual progress, we can set ourselves up for increased happiness.
The Inner Matrix by Joey Klein Available at Amazon and joeyklein.com. The Inner Matrix illuminates a proven approach to personal mastery and living a truly rich and meaningful life. A powerful synthesis of the art of mindfulness and the science of neurobiology, Klein provides a cutting-edge system to rewire, train and align the nervous system, emotions and thought strategies, enabling readers to create the life they choose. Those engaging Klein’s Inner Matrix Systems training routinely experience: reduced stress, increased focus, higher emotional intelligence, improved health and well-being, and enhanced access to intuition. Included is a five-week strategy guide to assimilate the practices of Inner Matrix Systems into your daily life.
Loving Choices, Peaceful Passing Why My Family Chose Hospice by Kathleen Vallee Stein available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads. There is no guidebook on when, and how, to stop treatment of a terminal illness. Offered here is an intimate account of how the myriad end-of-life decisions affect a family. Bob Vallee had the courage to accept his impending death and lived out his final days at home in his daughter’s care. He passed peacefully, in his sleep, twenty-nine days after entering hospice. At the heart of this deeply reflective narrative about choices in living and dying, the reader finds a story of acceptance, forgiveness, reconciliation, and finally, awe for the fragility of life. Peace is a place that lies between what is lost and what still remains. Kathleen Vallee Stein presents a lens-shifting view of role reversal as she takes on more, and sometimes unexpected, responsibility for her parents. Her service to her father was a gift of love and gave him the dignity we all deserve in the last days of our lives. Stein’s attention to detail sensitively recaptures events, without falling prey to nostalgia.