Saturday, November 24, 2012
The latest in the picture book series A Little Zen for Little Ones, this is the story of a wise boy whose parents love him and worry about him. They worry about his health, his happiness, and everything else. The boy explains how his parents’ anxieties make him feel and ask them to consider focusing on the present moment instead of worrying about the future. The story’s message touches upon core Zen concepts of being present and not allowing one’s worries disconnect them from what is truly important.
Copies of his first two books (Maybe and Still There?) will also be available for purchase.
Beating Bipolar explains how to emotionally overcome bipolar disorder, sharing insider lessons from a leading expert who also lives with the illness. It will help families, teachers, mental-health professionals, those with bipolar disorder, and anyone looking to learn about it. The book is filled with uplifting stories and techniques to help manage this debilitating illness.
With bipolar disorder affecting millions, this book will be the guide to allow us to create more healing in our lives.
Blake LeVine is a social worker and life coach dedicated to bettering lives. An expert on helping people with bipolar disorder and improving emotional health, Blake is also the only social worker to personally meet the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, and more than 5,000 other notable people. Blake has appeared on Dr. Phil, CNN, ABC, Fox, Oprah.com, and over 500 radio programs. He has worked with the homeless in New York City, foster-care children, and bipolar families, and has been in private practice for several years. Blake holds a master’s degree in social work from Adelphi University.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
After serving time for Snow White’s attempted murder, the Evil Queen is about to get a makeover. Just not the kind she expected. Thinking she’s been sent to a luxurious spa that will enable her to regain her beauty and recapture her title, Fairest of All, Jane Yvel instead finds herself at Faraway, a rehab center that caters to Fairytalelanders addicted to evil.
Upon confronting her love-hate relationship with her magic mirror and the demons of her past, she is sent back to the world of happily-ever-after. Her goal: to discover the true meaning of beauty. Her assignment: to work for Marcella, a demanding Princess-In-Waiting. Jane finds herself irresistibly drawn to Marcella's dashing fiancé, Prince Gallant, and his exquisite seven-year old daughter, Calla Rose. Will the Evil Queen who had no heart end up with a heart that’s broken?
Wickedly funny, darkly shocking, and deeply moving, DEWITCHED unravels the Snow White story as we know it and will make you see the evil legend in a new light as she rewrites her life.
In Other Life Forms, Sylvie, a frustrated sculptor-turned-waitress, decides to play an unusual prank: she hangs missing person posters featuring her own face in order to see who might call. But the prank takes an unexpected turn when a handsome stranger swoops in to save her from herself and a band of cocky artists and writers takes her under its wing. Before she knows it, she’s literally the poster child for an avant-garde movement that quickly veers out of control. Meanwhile, Sylvie struggles to come to terms with the death of her college sweetheart, a shy gamer who, struggling to adjust to life after graduation, retreated to an online fantasy world and never returned.
Lampooning both the conservatism of Orange County and the privileged youths who rebel against it, Other Life Forms is a hilarious and deeply moving account of a late bloomer’s search for identity, a quirky meditation on what it means to be an artist and a woman when neither mode of being seems sustainable.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Her new book, Seriously Simple parties, is just that -- elegant, accessible recipes for entertaining, the perfect book or the holiday season.
Stop by on your way to the Farmer's Market so you can stock up on ingredients for your next party!