Certified Life Coach, Glenda Thomas, is the owner of Integrated Life Coaching. is co-authoring a book with Jim Britt and Jim Lutes entitled The CHANGE.
Overcoming Obstacles For Change
What is the book The Change to about?
Lisa Cohn, who with her 6-year-old son, Michael, wrote their first children’s book, “Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence,” together to help them overcome grief over the loss of their dog, Lucy. Since then, they’ve [...]
Sophie’s parents take her to a farmers’ market to pick some food for dinner.
But on the way home, Sophie discovers that her squash is the perfect size for holding, and hugging, and rocking to sleep. After a quick call for pizza delivery, [...]
Dynamic duo, Joe and Sparky are off on another fun adventure!
Ever cautious Sparky the turtle finds himself unexpectedly on the roof of a bus headed for someplace called “school.” His adventurous giraffe buddy, Joe, sets off to rescue him. [...]
Rufus Leroy Williams III has a favorite book.
He loves to hold the book. He loves to look at the pictures. He loves to turn the pages. The only problem is, Rufus doesn’t know how to read the book. So Rufus decides he must go to school to learn [...]
Get ready to count monkeys.
We’ll start off on the very first page with one – cobra? That can’t be right, where are the monkeys? Apparently the slithery serpent has frightened them off. But how do we get rid of the cobra? How will we find [...]
Wu Daozi is being taught the high art of calligraphy by the monks of Chang’an, China.
The monks explain to him that, “Calligraphy is the highest of the arts,” and that, “it reveals your character.”
But try as he might, Wu can’t seem [...]
Ol’ Mama Squirrel warns her young ones, “There’s no shortage of creatures that would love to snack on a baby squirrel.”
But she then reassures them that “It won’t happen on my watch!” And Ol’ Mama Squirrel is true to her word.
Imagine, waking up fully clothed in a cold body of water thousands of miles from home, not knowing where you are.
Or, who you are.
That’s how Jennie Shortridge opens her emotionally brilliant Love Water Memory.
Jennie’s character Lucie [...]
A long time ago a baby named Albert was born.
He didn’t talk much as a baby. He didn’t talk much as a toddler. He didn’t talk much as a child. But with his big, curious eyes he looked at the world around him and wondered.
Then one day [...]
A group of frogs hears a familiar sound coming from a very unfamiliar source in their pond. Who is this pink intruder? Does this pig think he’s a frog? Is he mocking us? How dare he imitate us! What does he want, anyway? After [...]
Robert Crais’ new thriller SUSPECT arrived in the typical yellow-brown package.
I slipped the book out of the crystal bubble interior, gently cracking my copy open to the first page. I instantly discovered that SUSPECT was anything but typical. [...]
Hide your goodies!
The Highway Rat is lying in wait for your delicious snacks and treats.
Although he prefers pastries and chocolate and cake, he’ll take anything you have. For as he says, “I am the Rat of the Highway – the Highway [...]
Sharon spies a necklace of sparkling crystals on her mother’s neck as she is being tucked in for bedtime.
She asks her mother where she got the necklace. “The necklace belonged to your grandma and the other grandmas before her,” her mom [...]
Ha! I sit on a fitness ball to roll and bounce as I work at my computer. At my radio station, where I anchor the news, I push aside the tall, wheeled chair, to stand in front of the mic, shifting my weight as I speak. I have [...]
In a world of periods, exclamation mark really stood out.
And he didn’t like it one bit. He felt confused and befuddled. He didn’t fit in and he wasn’t sure how he could. Then one day he found the answers he sought from a new friend – [...]
A story of teamwork, persistence and creativity.
On a cold, winter day when a mean wind blows and icicles hang from the windowsills, little Pauline looks out the window and has an idea. “Let’s have a lemonade stand!” Her parents are unsure [...]
Once upon a time, I not so brilliantly suggested getting married on Valentine’s Day.
He thought that was an awesome idea, because then he only needed to remember one date – February 14th. We’ve been exes for a decade now. Needless [...]
I might just get the hang of my New Year’s Resolutions in 2013.
That’s because I didn’t make any!
Instead, I read ONE WORD THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE, by Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, and Jon Gordon. They promise it will take you forty minutes [...]
Luna and her best friend (polar) Bear belong together like peanut butter and jelly.
They do everything together. They skate, and play and laugh. Luna’s smile sparkles like the snow. Then one day Bear picks a sunshine-yellow flower to give [...]
The Time Keeper By Mitch Albom
If you live by your to-do list, it might be a good idea to put Mitch Albom’s The Time Keeper on that list. It’s a fast, soul-encompassing read.
Time is in charge, isn’t it! And, we never have enough [...]
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Snowmen At Work is the latest in the “snowmen” series by husband and wife team Carolyn and Mark Buehner. In this installment, a boy builds a snowman, then goes inside for the night.
When he awakes he [...]
I love them. I fell head over heels with A WINTER DREAM by Richard Paul Evans. The 266-page novel is so fast-paced, I whipped through it on the treadmill in seventy-minutes. I also displayed the full spectrum [...]
Best Picture Books of 2012
2012 was a great year for picture books. There were some familiar faces, some new voices, and of course lots of brilliant artwork (I’d especially like to point out the heartwarming illustrations of my partner on [...]
Celebrating at the Carle:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Officially kicked off last month, the festivities will continue through November 2013. Among the events and [...]
Boot & Shoe are puppies from the same litter.
They are adopted into the same home. They share many things together. The only thing they don’t share is their special, personal territory. Shoe is a front porch kind of dog and Boot is a back [...]
Chelsea Cain’s books slay. The body count is high. The entertainment factor even higher.
As witness to Chelsea’s work – I’m in a writing group with her –Kill You Twice still pummels me with unexpected, explosive twists and turns. [...]
“What’s your number?”
Next time someone asks you that, it may not be your phone number they’re after. Just the date you were born.
Oh, it works for you, too. If you want a hot new romance – or a searingly fabulous old one – just [...]
Despite its cover art of a boot with red laces,
WILD is not a hiking book. Cheryl Strayed’s gritty memoir takes us on the only possible journey that will save her life after her mother loses hers.
Strayed goes wild in her early twenties [...]