Everyday Symbols for Joyful Living
Quality of Life Publishing Co
Finally, a fun and easy way to simplify and enjoy your busy life! Learning to live joyfully shouldn't be rocket science. Now, it's not! This delightfully inspired book shows you that you have all the basic little tools you need to get back to the essentials of a balanced and happy lifestyle. The author's lighthearted guidance uses a combination of simple symbols, stories, facts, and quotes to compel and empower you every step of the way. This is no boring lecture from some stuffy expert. Here is an expert with colorful appeal and a way with words that keeps you reading and wanting more. From the very first page, Dianne Durante will make you feel like you're getting handy advice from a good friend. Short, easy-to-read chapters make it simple to grasp profound insights in a snap. The activities at the end of each chapter provide practical ways you can incorporate basic concepts of communication, positive thinking, humor, and more into your daily life. Learn how a penny can transform your relationship with money; a chocolate heart can unlock secrets of caring contact and connection; an elastic band can help you develop resiliency; a pencil can hold the key to emotional release and forgiveness; a crayon can teach you to color your world; a candle can remind you to laugh often and grow old gracefully; and a seashell can inspire you to celebrate your uniqueness.
Dianne Durante, Ed.S., is an expert on marriage, family, and the educational system. She has more than 35 years of experience as a therapist and educator. Her motivational columns have been published worldwide. A member of the prestigious National Speakers Association, Dianne is known for her innovative, interactive presentations. She has lectured to large groups coast to coast and taught psychology and sociology courses at the university level. Dianne completed her degree as an Educational Specialist in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. She earned her Masters of Education in Counseling Education at William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey, and her Bachelor of Science in Education/Psychology from the University of Dayton in Ohio. She is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Florida Counseling Association, Nationally Certified Counselors, and the American Orthopsychiatric Association.