Welcome to my website! I write books for adults and kids. My titles for kids include Mindfulness, bully prevention, writing improvement, and prayers for teenage girls. My books for parents and teachers include Mindfulness, bully prevention, women's issues, and writing improvement.
You can pre-order my latest book from Rowman and Littlefield, Helping Kids Live Mindfully:A Grab-Bag of Classroom Activities for Middle School Students. This book gives teachers the tools to bring Mindfulness into the classroom to help students solve conflicts and prevent bullying. It also helps students perform better in school, handle stress, and get along better with family members and classmates. Counselors will find it helpful in group and individual settings. Parents and grandparents will also enjoy participating in all the activities.
Coming in November from Rowman and Littlefield: 101 Ways to Raise Caring and Responsible Kids in an Unpredictable World, my new parenting book using Mindfulness principles. You'll find easy and practical ways to help your kids get along with people and succeed in school and in life. You'll also find practical answers to those sticky discipline problems.
Look for my forthcoming spiritual book-in-progress, Help Yourself: 65 Magical Meditations to Soothe Your Mind, Body, and Spirit. It's based on my years of experience as an intuitive reader, Reiki healer, and Mindfulness practitioner. The book offers short meditations and affirmations for busy people and uses unique color meditations that get quick results.
Here are two e-books available from Amazon. The price is right too. Let me know what you think after you read them.
The kids at Ralph Bunche Middle School love to pick on Elliot Kravitz-Carnucci. He struggles with his weight, looks like a geek, makes top honors, and lives above the Carnucci Home for Funerals in South Philadelphia with his distant, workaholic father and Nonna, his quirky, overbearing grandmother. Since his parents divorced, he splits his time between living with his father and his mother Rayna, who dreams of becoming the queen of commercials, on the west coast. At the hands of his peers, Elliot experiences a series of bullying episodes that escalate from entrapment in a school supply closet to a brutal “swirly” (head dunk in the toilet) that lands him in the hospital emergency room. Can Elliot win his fight against the nasty bullies, or is he doomed forever? Read this funny, sad, and crazy book to find out.
Imagine what it would be like if you could see everything that goes on during one teacher’s day. A Place of Learning: A Teacher's Story, a fictionalized account based on my experiences in three city high schools, spans three decades. Those who have read the book tell me the anecdotes are outrageous, poignant, funny, and sad all at the same time. Best of all, the book comes off as wild and quirky. Events similar to those in my story continue to play out every day in urban classrooms across the nation. The players are different, but the events remain the same: violence, teenage pregnancy, drug addiction, and rampant academic failure due to lack of school funding, pervasive poverty, and dysfunctional families. Check out my top-secret recipes in this book. I think you'll love them as much as I do.