The Adventures of Gilda is a beautiful and magical story; a traditional tale in many ways, yet sprinkled throughout are intriguing twists and turns that we can relate to in today’s world. Quite interestingly and creatively, it incorporates some of life’s important lessons and choices such as leaving home for a big opportunity, taking care of nature, and consequences of being mean.
Rod’s writing explores the edges of life. He talks about suffering in silence, and brings to light that many still do. Although there is much more dialogue around mental health, we still have a way to go. Kudos to Rod for unveiling these thought-filled and provocative words; and perhaps encouraging us as well to put pen to paper to explore our innermost thoughts, and heal.
Raising Resilience – Take the stress out of feeding your family and love your life is chock full of helpful, cutting-edge insights and recommendations you can use immediately. When you want to delve a little deeper Jess Sherman provides that as well, to help us fully comprehend the critical impact and importance of our family’s nutrition and our approach to it.
Transformations – Your Inner Guide to Self-Exploration by Mark Pezzelato is an extraordinary feast for the mind and soul. The insights and questions posed to the reader nourish inspiring self-talk and embolden us to grow by heightening our own awareness and learning. At times, you almost feel like you are reading a page from the author’s private journal in that his words are so resonating and introspective.
Jenn Pike does it again in The Simplicity Kitchen; you can almost feel what it’s like to be in her kitchen. Better yet, she shares her abundance of knowledge and passion for healthy eating with so much fun and confidence; you can’t wait to get into your own kitchen and start cooking and creating yourself!
The stories in Hearts Linked by Courage from the CMHA York and South Simcoe Speakers’ Bureau both educate and inspire, and address the many choices and turning points in each journey. They instil confidence and belief that, no matter the circumstance, we are strong enough to rise above the most challenging situations life can dish out. They have opened their hearts, bared their souls, and bravely revealed to us the light at the end of the tunnel.