New Year New You Books for 2019 Gift Guide Page

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Welcome to the  New Year New You Books for 2019 Gift Guide Page

Throughout the year, we will be bringing you great books to fill your home library.

365 Days of Happiness…Because Happiness is a Piece of Cake

by Jacqueline Pirtle

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Do you have fun with your own life? How often do you really pay attention and choose things to improve your day? In 365 Days of Happiness, bestselling author, energy healer, and mindfulness teacher Jacqueline Pirtle has created daily inspirations that help you mindfully work towards living a more vivid experience of daily happiness. Showing that you can put in work to change your life while having fun, the practices are full of whimsy and delight. Jacqueline decided to spend every day of 2017 devoted to her own happiness. She wrote every single day about the things she does to honor her joy, and used these writings to create this 365 day step-by-step guide, so she could teach you how to shift to BE and live in a “high for life” frequency of happiness too—no matter where you are at in your life right now. She started writing these for herself, but has a little sneaky intent to touch your heart every day and initiate new learning, understanding, knowledge, and wisdom for you to get closer to your true, authentic happy self. Through light, bubbly, cheerful passages, each day teaches you to find happiness, use those sour lemons, and shift yourself into a “high for life” frequency where you can reach happiness anywhere at any time.


Jacqueline Pirtle a.k.a FreakyHealer has been leading life-changing workshops, talks, and private sessions since 2006. Her passion for “sprinkling happiness” and being “high for life” shines through in all of her work as an energy healer and mindfulness teacher. She was born in Switzerland, but has lived everywhere. She now makes her home in the United States with her wonderful husband, amazing kids, and sweet cats, and can often be found having a little chat with a falling leaf, or indulging in a cupcake at her favorite bakery.

Color Draw Collage: Create Your Way to a Less Stressful Life

by Jill Howell

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Self-help, stress management, and coloring all come together to create an interactive and therapeutic journal. This book offers practical skills in a fun-to-follow format. Readers will enjoy creating relaxing pieces of art while learning the knowledge necessary to change their reaction to stress. While creating art, readers will be looking at situations in their life with a new approach. They will be creating tangible images to help clarify their thoughts and emotions.

Based on proven, practiced art therapy techniques, as well as the author’s experience working with stressed inpatients and outpatients dealing with various medical issues, Jill’s primary focus as a counselor is to help these people to learn how to help themselves by teaching practical coping skills to help change their lifestyle.

In the trend of adult coloring books, this goes above and beyond—all of the art therapy directives included in Color, Draw, Collage have been used by her patients in group or individual art therapy. The theories and suggestions discussed have been used in weekly lectures and individual discussions for years. Art therapy gets to the root of the problem much faster than verbal therapy alone. When people actually see their thoughts and feelings in front of them, on paper, it has a profound effect. The effect is lasting because there is an image present to remind them of the thought and the desire to change.


Jill Howell ATR-BC, LPC is a Board Certified, Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned an BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts and an MA in Art Therapy from Marywood University. She has worked with a wide variety of patients at Pocono Medical Center and the Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center for the past ten years. Jill focuses on teaching her patients stress management tools that they can use to help themselves throughout their illness and to maintain healthy living. Ms. Howell lectures and conducts workshops about creative stress management to businesses and community organizations. She has a private practice at Pocono Psychiatric Associates in East Stroudsburg, PA.

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 Watch City: Waltham Watch

by Jessica Lucci

Time travel, totalitarianism, and tea. Professor Tess Alset must choose liberation over love in order to emancipate her city from power-hungry despots. Verdandi, the professor’s apprentice, could hold the life saving key to the lock of time. If the city falls before the clocks are set right, the professor’s quest to rescue her true love will be destroyed. As will her dreams of scones and jam.

About Jessica Lucci

Jessica Lucci writes about modern issues while maintaining historic integrity. Her three volumes of poetry, “Person Numbers,” “Code Words,” and “Freedom for Me,” focus on perseverance in recovery from abuse and advocating for mental health. She has also been published multiple times in the Lucidity Poetry Journal, and her haikus are featured in the “Going Places on the Minuteman Bikeway” exhibit. Her memoir, “Justice for the Lemon Trees,” won the IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Read Award. The gritty fiction book, “To Die a Bachelor,” featuring women in New England prisons, has been nominated for the BWA book awards 2018. Jessica Lucci makes her home in Massachusetts, USA, where she is currently writing the “Watch City” steampunk trilogy with strong heroines based on events in New England history.

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