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

We all need creativity! Creativity helps us problem-solve at work, for example, parent our kids, and improvise in the kitchen. Creative Cues From the Cat is here to encourage your creative spirit by looking at 15 fantastic feline features. Creativity takes courage, curiosity, focus, flexibility, patience—all qualities we observe in the cat!

“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

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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 and easing pain. One reader told me she took her copy of A Rumor of Angels to the beach to read it for hours 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. Since we all experience loss, a copy of this book should be on everyone’s shelf:
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.
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 one 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 type of service that fits with your strengths and interests. Uplifting and inspiring, it will whet your appetite for making a difference in the world, whether that be through random acts of service or sponsoring a child in San Salvador.

I came up with this title to contrast the typical diet that often makes us self-absorbed and leaves us hungry with the Social Cause Diet that gets us outside of ourselves and leaves us satisfied. And sometimes, as proven in one of the most popular stories in The Social Cause Diet, volunteering actually does lead to weight loss!

This is a book for teenagers to retirees. Find on Amazon: The Social Cause Diet: Filling Up with Satisfying Acts of Service