Written by Dr. Robert Maurer, a psychologist on the staff of both the University of Washington School of Medicine and Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, and an expert on kaizen who speaks and consults nationally, One Small Step Can Change Your Life is the gentle but potent way to effect change. It is for anyone who wants to lose weight. Or quit smoking. Or write a novel, start an exercise program, get out of debt, or conquer shyness and meet new people.
Beginning by outlining the all-important role that fear plays in every type of change—and kaizen’s ability to neutralize it by circumventing the brain’s built-in resistance to new behavior—Dr. Maurer then explains the 7 Small Steps: how to Think Small Thoughts, Take Small Actions, Solve Small Problems, and more. He shows how to perform mind sculpture—visualizing virtual change so that real change comes more naturally. Why small rewards lead to big returns by internalizing motivation. How great discoveries are made by paying attention to the little details most of us overlook. Rooted in the two-thousand-year-old wisdom of the Tao Te Ching—“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”—here is the way to change your life without fear, without failure, and to begin a new, easy regimen of continuous improvement.
Life is a canvas and we are the artists, with each day offering us a blank canvas on which to create something beautiful. Yet sometimes, between the texting and to-dos, it’s hard to feel inspired or creative. Inkspirations for a Happy Heart shares more than 30 soul-stirring original designs, plus motivating mantras to help you relax, unwind, and greet each day with renewed optimism and creative energy. Whether you’re new to coloring or you’re a gel-pen aficionado, you may have already admired the artistic creations of Diane Yi whose stunning artwork has been shared, pinned, or colored around the world. With Diane’s signature style of intricate details with exquisite flourishes, Inkspirations for a Happy Heart provides a perfect canvas that will inspire you to color your own world a little brighter.
Pages are perforated for easy tearing and sharing, to frame or hang on the fridge. We’ve also used “lay-flat” binding to manufacture the book which eliminates that annoying bulge in the spine when you open a book. (From publisher.)
This flip book for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 has questions asked by girls in one half of the book; flip it over and questions asked by boys are on the other side. Contains honest, informative, and reassuring answers to questions pre-adolescents have about puberty, friends, feelings, sex, pimples, babies, body hair, menstruation, bras, and much more.
Straightforward, age-appropriate answers to REAL questions from preteens are provided by an experienced nurse-and-physician team who have been giving popular seminars to moms and daughters, and dads and sons, in Seattle and Palo Alto for more than twenty years. Each of the questions in the book has been asked—many of them frequently!—by kids during their seminars. Filled with fun, full-color illustrations throughout. (From publisher.)
When a young boy begins to play on his family’s piano, reveling in the fun of plunking the keys, his father signs him up for lessons so that he can learn to play properly. With his father’s encouragement, Raj learns notes, then scales, then songs, and finally classical pieces that his father can recognize and be proud of. But the more Raj practices and the more skilled he becomes, the less he enjoys playing, until he grows up and stops playing altogether. But when his father becomes ill and asks Raj to play for him, will Raj remember how to play from the heart? (From publisher.)
What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn’t seem to be going away?
Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it?
This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn’t so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared. (From publisher.)
This beautiful picture book deals with a young child’s avoidance of feeling emotion after the loss of a special someone through the metaphor of putting her heart in a bottle, and how a young child helps her to to rediscover life’s magic.
This is an outstanding tool for clinicians to use with traumatized children, adolescents as well as their caregivers. Four categories of cards correspond to common post-traumatic reactions including behavior reactions, body reactions, brain & thinking reactions, and feelings reactions.
The cards are effective throughout therapy. They can be used at the beginning of treatment to identify trauma symptoms that might otherwise not be identified. In addition to serving as an assessment tool the cards normalize many of the trauma reactions, helping clients realize they are not alone. The colorful illustrations complement the words on each card and will be valuable in engaging children of all ages (including adults).
When a terrible storm whips through the forest, Amanda (Little squirrel) flees for shelter. But Little Tree must stay rooted where she is, and the next morning Amanda finds her nearly bare of leaves, with broken branches and a heart that seems to be breaking too. At Amanda’s call, the tree wizards come and help Little Tree heal — not only her branches but also her spirit and her beautiful heart.
Little Tree is a story of hope and inspiration for children with serious illness or injury. For parents, the book contains valuable guidance on its use as well as relaxation exercises they may teach their children. And new to the second edition is a Note to Parents about children and serious medical problems by author and psychologist Jane Annunziata, PsyD. Ages 4-8.
10″ golden lab hand puppet that’s very cute and is ready for his next adventure!
Adorably soft with tan and cream colored plush and movement in the mouth and forelegs. Additionally, sniff out the pocket inside the nose for extra twitching fun.
Length: 10″ Long
Width: 7″ Wide
Height: 9″ Tall
Weight: 3.84 oz
Puppet Type: Hand Puppet
Special Features: Movable mouth and forelegs