Bridgett Miller: Connecting Developmental Science with Conscious Parenting

November 30, 2018

Bridgett MillerWe’re thrilled to announce that we are working with Bridgett Miller, who specializes in conscious parenting using principles of developmental science, on her first book. Certified by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and with a background in education, special education, and psychology, Bridgett has been teaching and working with children in preschools and kindergartens for over two decades. Her approach has always been rooted in the understanding that children are creatures of connection—not of textbook—and her focus is on uncovering what drives their behaviour so that adults can meet their needs with deeper awareness. She supports parents by helping them align their child-rearing practices with their intentions and addressing their concerns in ways that help cultivate a long-term and loving relationship between parent and child. Aside from offering workshops and private consultations, Bridgett is also an authorized facilitator of the Neufeld Institute, and assists Dr. Deborah MacNamara, with facilitating the Neufeld: Making Sense of Preschoolers course.

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Read Ara the Star Engineer with Google Home

November 19, 2018

Ara the Star EngineerKomal Singh’s picture book, Ara the Star Engineer, has been selected for Google Home’s Read Along feature—an immersive story reading experience! When you start reading the book, your Google Home device plays sound effects that bring the story to life.

To try it out, say “Hey Google, let’s read along with Ara.” The device will recognize where you are in the story, so if your child wants to skip ahead or backward in the story, it will chime in with the relevant sound effects. The feature is currently available on Google Home devices in the United States.

Ara the Star Engineer is the story of a young girl who loves BIG numbers. She wants to count all the stars in the sky… but how? She and her sidekick droid, DeeDee (“Beep!”), tinker-and-tailor, build-and-fail, launch-and-iterate, and in the end discover an amazing algorithm of success—coding, courage, creativity, and collaboration (“Beeeeep!”). Geena Davis calls it “a book for all ages and genders” and Rachel Ignotofsky “a great bedtime story for any little engineer-to-be.”

You can download hands-on activities and access further learning resources here.

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Is CBD the Solution for a Nation in Pain?

November 12, 2018

Klee Irwin - Pain Nation: Sick, Stressed and All F*ucked Up.“This book arrives at a crucial time for a nation that’s suffering. Klee Irwin has delivered an insightful and riveting look at the root causes behind America’s health crisis, and, crucially, offers up a possible path back to our collective well-being.”—Ashlee Vance, New York Times bestselling author of Elon Musk and host of Hello World

Set to be released through Page Two Books on November 13, Klee Irwin’s Pain Nation: Sick, Stressed, and All F*cked Up: Is CBD the Cure is a brilliant, original exploration of how the CBD revolution is going to transform Americans’ lives.

We are an anxious and uptight nation on the brink, divided by a broken political system and a president who is pushing us over the edge. Many of us are agitated about terrorism, guns, religious fundamentalism, and refugees. With only 5% of the global population, we consume 80% of the world’s prescription opioids, antidepressants, and amphetamines―addictive drugs prescribed by medical doctors and known to cause paranoia, homicidal tendencies, and psychosis. Even those who aren’t prescribed these medicines are accessing them―think kids using their parents’ medication―with disastrous results. Those who can’t access opiates through legal means are finding them on the street, resulting in an opioid crisis with overdoses on the rise. The United States has the highest level of suicide in the world. We’re stressed, both mentally and physically. We’re a nation in pain.

How do we deal with this pervasive sickness? CBD (cannabidiol), perhaps the most profound plant medicine ever discovered. Extensive research over the last decade shows that this miracle molecule of the cannabis plant helps with countless medical conditions like nothing we’ve seen before (and no, it can’t get you high). CBD has a proven effect on everything from chronic pain and epilepsy to anxiety and depression. In this provocative book, Klee Irwin makes a compelling case that we should stop being afraid to try this plant medicine. CBD could be the answer so many Americans are seeking.

Page Two author Klee Irwin is a frequent keynote speaker about plant-based medicines at various top industry conferences and expos and the founder and director of the non-profit Quantum Gravity Research. He is also the founder and executive chairman of award-winning global natural supplement company, Irwin Naturals, whose products are sold in Costco, Walmart, GNC, Rite Aid, and other retailers around the globe. As one of the world’s leading nutraceuticals companies, Irwin Naturals has been a long-time supporter of Vitamin Angels, which provides lifesaving vitamins to mother and children at risk of malnutrition.

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Joanne Sweeney, Founder of Digital Training Institute & Public Sector Marketing Pros

November 7, 2018

Joanne SweeneyWe’re excited to announce that we’re working with Joanne Sweeney, the dynamic head of Digital Training Institute and founder of Public Sector Marketing Pros, on her second digital marketing book, which will be released June 13, 2019. A former broadcast journalist based in Ireland, Joanne provides strategic guidance on digital transformation, working with Government bodies, international political organizations, media companies, and the private sector. Her global audience are marketers, business owners, and communications professionals, and she counts Google among her clients. A speaker, podcast host, author, and self-proclaimed accidental entrepreneur, Joanne is a true leader in her field and we’re thrilled to welcome her to Page Two!

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Making it Happen with Jenna Herbut

November 6, 2018

Jenna Herbut Make It HappenYou have a vision for something you want to bring into the world that is uniquely yours—a new creative business or an innovative product. How do you make it happen? From the creator of Make It, one of Canada’s largest and most successful craft shows, comes the how-to book that’ll help handmade entrepreneurs turn big ideas into reality.

Make It Happen: The Creative Entrepreneur’s Guide to Transforming Your Dreams into Reality is packed with hard-won insight and inspiration from Jenna Herbut. Referring to lessons learned over her fifteen-year-long entrepreneurial journey, Herbut shares case studies and insight from other creative and courageous entrepreneurs who realized their dreams by overcoming fear and resistance. Make It Happen also includes invaluable Make It Real exercises to help you practise and apply new techniques to make ideas happen. By the end of the book you’ll be well on your way to becoming part of a breed of brave risk-takers who are willing to put it all on the line to make their vision a reality.

The author co-founded the Make It fair after touring as a vendor in craft shows and festivals across the country and selling her product, Booty Beltz, to 120 boutiques all over North America and Japan. Since the inception of Make It, the craft fair has grown into a bi-annual and three-city event, boasting 100,000+ shoppers yearly, and expanded to include MakeItTV and MakeItUniversity, which distribute online learning resources to emerging entrepreneurs and makers.

Make It Happen is officially released today.

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