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Creative Cues From the Cat bookCreative Cues From the Cat: The Visionary Virtues of Our Feline Friends

Cat lovers are a creative bunch, judging by the proliferation of cat videos and photos on the internet. But creativity comes in many forms. We need creativity, for example, to problem-solve at work, parent our kids, and improvise in the kitchen. With humor, quotes, clever analogies, and great photography, Creative Cues From the Cat celebrates 15 feline features that teach us how to be creative people of vision. Creativity takes courage, curiosity, focus, flexibility, patience—all qualities we observe in the cat! Get a copy of Creative Cues From the Cat to inspire your creative spirit!

“Gorgeous photography! Paired with feline wit, wisdom and inspiration. As beautiful as it is thoughtful.”Debbie Glovatsky, founder of Glogirly, voted 2015 “Best Cat Blog”

“This book has a depth of ideas as well as artistry. Each page is a work of art, encouraging you to linger while contemplating the wisdom expressed. The combination of aesthetics, humor, and meaning make Creative Cues From the Cat a rare gift”Natalie Knott, NIK Jewelry

Find Creative Cues From the Cat on Amazon, Cupola Press, and LightQuotes.

A Rumor of Angels: Quotations for Living, Dying & Letting Go

A Rumor of Angels: Quotations for Living, Dying & Letting GoFirst published by Random House years ago, A Rumor of Angels still has a following of people who know the comfort it provides during a time of loss. My sister, Jill Perry Rabideau, is the coauthor. I was the one grieving, while she was the professional, working in an oncology unit where she came alongside people at the end of their lives.

The subtitle says it all: Quotations for Living, Dying & Letting Go. Poignant quotes have a way of opening eyes, softening hearts, and making painful situations manageable. One reader told me she took her copy of A Rumor of Angels to the beach to read in one, long healing day after her father died. A widow told me she kept the book by her bedside for a year, unable to fall asleep unless she read a few quotes from it each night. Others in counseling and church ministries have told me they reference the book often. When it went out of print, I formed Cupola Press to keep it available. Read more or purchase it here, or use the link below for amazon.
A Rumor of Angels: Quotations for Living, Dying & Letting Go

The Wish & The Wonder: Words of Wisdom for Expectant Parents

The Wish and the Wonder: Words of Wisdom for Expectant ParentsAfter marrying my next-door neighbor, nothing seemed more exciting than the thought of a having a baby. I read everything I could find on the matter, talked to pregnant couples everywhere and compiled a collection of quotes that captured the varied experiences of pregnancy, moving from the first wish for a baby to the wonder of birth. I illustrated it, obtained permissions for all those quotes, and submitted the manuscript to HarperSanFrancisco who published it. I did all this prior to having a baby of my own! Now that I’ve had two, I’ve revised the book and republished it under Cupola Press. I still find nothing more exciting. Read more or purchase here or use the link below for amazon.
The Wish & the Wonder: Words of Wisdom for Expectant Parents

The Social Cause Diet: Filling Up with Satisfying Acts of Service

The Social Cause Diet: Filling Up with Satisfying Acts of ServiceNumerous studies reveal that people who volunteer on a regular basis, even just an hour a week, enjoy significant health benefits. Volunteering seems to be as important to our well-being as good nutrition and exercise! But what kind of volunteering suits you? The Social Cause Diet is an engaging collection of essays and first person stories that will help you find the service that fits with your strengths and interests.

I titled the book because we live in a diet-crazed culture, but typical diets tend to make us self-absorbed and preoccupied (not to mention hungry), while the Social Cause Diet gets us outside of ourselves where real health and healing occurs.

This is a book for teenagers to retirees. Purchase it from Cupola Press, or use the link for amazon: The Social Cause Diet: Filling Up with Satisfying Acts of Service