Book Excerpt: HEARTSPOKEN: How to Write Notes that Connect, Comfort, Encourage, and Inspire

Book Title:  HEARTSPOKEN: How to Write Notes that Connect, Comfort, Encourage, and Inspire Author: Elizabeth H. Cottrell Publishing Information:  Koehler Books, 2022 Link to Buy Book: Author Website Synopsis: In the hands of author Elizabeth H. Cottrell, the handwritten note is set free from old-fashioned irrelevance to become a superpower tool for connecting with others. […]

Book Award Winner: Building Boys: Raising Great Guys in a World that Misunderstands Males by Jennifer L.W. Fink

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis We want to raise well-rounded human beings—we’re just not quite sure how best to do it. Confounded by rapidly changing gender norms, today’s parents are attempting to raise kind, compassionate, emotionally sensitive boys in a society that simultaneously rewards stereotypical masculinity and is increasingly hostile to boys. Surrounded […]

Book Award Winner: Belonging Matters: Conversations on Adoption, Family, and Kinship by Julie McGue

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Belonging Matters supports the adoption community while creating a conversation with those not directly touched by adoption. The collection explores the pursuit of identity and the boundaries of family and kinship. It challenges the reader to embrace all of who we come to be, and to discern with […]

Book Award Winner: My Temper Taming Workbook… for Us: A Family-Help Workbook for Young People Experiencing Anger and the Adult Who Is Trying to Help by Dustin Wright, Ed.S, LPC

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis As a mental healthcare provider, I have used many different bibliotherapy resources over the years. Most of the time, these resources are targeted at the adult/ parent or strictly for the child. What the industry forgets is families are connected systems and one cannot ask a family member […]

Book Award Winner: Where the Mean Girls Go: The Complicated and Hurtful Relationships Between Women by Laura Downey Hill

Congratulations on your bronze book award! Synopsis Where the Mean Girls Go is about the complicated and hurtful relationships between women. Unfortunately, women’s harshest critics are other women. Laura shares memorable stories and hard-earned lessons. Her book is full of honesty, humility, humor and self-reflection. We have all been left out, not chosen, and not […]

Book Award Winner: In Search of Mr Darcy: Lessons Learnt In The Pursuit of Happily Ever After by Christina Ford

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Prince Charming? Happily Ever After? Childhood Fairy Tales are Full of Promises, but the Reality – Life – is a Very Different Story. And That Story Has a Hell of a Lot To Teach Us. Writing with searing honesty, wry humour and endless warmth, Christina Ford takes us […]

Book Excerpt: Absent-Father Syndrome: Overcoming the Trauma of a Fatherless Childhood

Book Title: Absent-Father Syndrome: Overcoming the Trauma of a Fatherless Childhood Author: Morarji Peesay Publishing Information: Mascot books, 2022 Link to Buy Book: Barnes & Noble Synopsis: Great fear and anxiety can stem from the trauma of an absent father. Absent-father syndrome can become a generational issue. It can also affect everything in our lives—perhaps […]

Uplifting Books about the Power of Friendship

Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness by Shasta Nelson Seal Press; Illustrated edition, March 1, 2016 In Friendtimacy, Shasta Nelson evaluates the common difficulties that present themselves in female friendships and provides tips to overcome those so you can have more meaningful friendships. Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close […]

Book Award Winner: Emotional Magnetism: How to Communicate to Ignite Connection in Your Relationships by Sandy Gerber

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis Winner of Seventeen Book Awards “Communications expert Gerber powerfully lays out the importance of communication skills and how to use them effectively in this smart and sensitive work. Writing with a positive spin throughout, this slim, savvy guide offers a clear route to deep, effective improvement of communication […]