Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift
Happy 25th Birthday “Princess Shayna” – My Children’s Color-Filled Fairy Tale!
Happy 25th Birthday! Tomorrow, on 2/2/22, Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift will be 25 years of age. My book launch and party were on February 2, 1997! Family and friends helped to celebrate my book, the beautiful illustrations that were drawn and colored by Len Birnbaum, and the Gift Giver’s Guide, to help children, their…Read more
“Kindness Is A Lifestyle”
A Helpful Quote This morning, I received a “Daily Does” email from Joe Fermano. The message read; “Kindness is not an act. It’s a lifestyle.” The quote is from Anthony Douglass. Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift This quote immediately made me think of my children’s book Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift. My family fairy tale is…Read more
Discover how you can create more kindness, empathy, and understanding of others in your community!
I keep reading and hearing about people wanting to create more kindness, empathy, and understanding of others in their communities. Each time I am reminded of why I wrote Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift in 1997. I wrote my “Community Parable” because children rarely are offered opportunities to identify their own personality traits and talents.…Read more
Fairy tale helps children feel loved, safe, encouraged, confident, and respectful of others!
23 years ago, I celebrated the publication and arrival of the first edition of Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift with my Fun Orange Brain friends, Susan Dobbe-Leahy and Carol Campbell. The actual book launch party was on February 2, 1997, the actual birthday of the fictional and nonfictional Princess Shayna. The 1st edition of Princess…Read more
Fairy Tales Can Teach You How to Get Along with Other People!
For centuries, all over the world, children have grown up listening to or reading fairy tales. These magical, engaging, and imaginary tales teach children and adults meaningful, relevant, and significant life lessons, which help them develop their self-image and how relate to other people, be honest, kind, strong, smart, and understanding of individuals who are…Read more
A Happy 22nd Birthday for My Children’s Brain Color Fairy Tale!
Last Saturday, on February 2nd, my children Brain Color Fairy Tale celebrated her 22nd birthday. The first edition of Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift was published in 1997 and the 2nd edition was published in 2011. Princes Shayna is the fairy tale version of What Color Is Your Brain?. 10% of the royalties from Shayna’s Invisible…Read more
Students Love Learning and Sharing their Personality Discoveries!
Last Friday, I enjoyed a color-filled Princess Shayna Author Visit with a group of 3rd graders, who read my Brain Color fairy tale this past semester for their enrichment program. My friend Laura Newcomer, who is an Instructional Coach, and her colleague Kim Miller, who is the Information Literacy & Enrichment Teacher, arranged a grand…Read more
Discover How A Terrific Teacher Helps Her Students Learn About Themselves!
Last Thursday, I received a grand email from my friend Laura Newcomer who is the Information Literacy Coach at her elementary school. Laura is featured in the photo on the left with the Princess Shayna Comes to Longfellow School 2014 photo album she and her students created for me at the conclusion of their enrichment…Read more
Is there a little “Evil” in you?
There can be a little “evil” in all of us when our Brain Colors become “shadowed” and we feel as if we are living a Forest of Fear. The character to the left is Meevillain, the Princess of the Forest of Fear in my family fairy tale, Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, which is the children’s…Read more
Discussing Book Publishing and Diabetes with Enrichment Class Students During 5th Author School Visit
On Tuesday, I enjoyed my 5th Author School Visit with Laura Newcomer’s 5th Grade Enrichment Students at Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Elementary School. As soon as the students assembled Max showed me example of his Green Brain Editing of What Color Is Your Brain?. In chapter #12 Connecting with Others and Building Rapport at the bottom of …Read more
5th Grade Enrichment Student’s Discover their “Praiseworthy Gifts” during my 3rd Author School Visit
Last Friday, January 24th, I enjoyed my 3rd Author School Visit to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Elementary School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. I was looking forward to working Laura Newcomer’s 5th grade Skills Block (Enrichment) class because they have read the first third of my children’s Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift for their novel/book study…Read more
2nd Author School Visit with Enrichment Students reading “Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift”
This past week, I enjoyed my 2nd Author School Visit to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Elementary School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. I am working with Laura Newcomer’s 5th grade Skills Block (Enrichment) class. The students have begun an exciting new novel/book study unit and reading my children’ book, Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift. As the…Read more