CAT TALES FOR MARIETTE
Set in the dusty Karoo semi-desert town of Aberdeen, South Africa, Cat Tales for Mariette tells of the unexpected friendship between Michael Brown and Mariette Van Wyk. Michael narrates the story of how he is coerced by a well-meaning local to visit one of the town’s residents who is dying of cancer in the local hospital. Michael reluctantly agrees to a one-time visit, which becomes daily. Within the sterile clinical environment and strained emotional circumstances, the two discover not only friendship, but that each has something important for the other. As his visits unfold, the two bond over tea, cookies and Michael’s sharing of his numerous life-changing personal encounters with cats. The telling of these cat stories gently brings resolution to aspects of both their pasts, as well as comfort and insight to Mariette as she faces death.
Veggie Mama is a manual for elevating your family’s diet to incorporate more whole, plant-based foods. The book features over 100 vegan recipes—including many raw options, using whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables, along with superfoods—for growing kids of all ages. Veggie Mamas Doreen Virtue and Chef Jenny Ross discuss food allergies and present a program free of inflammatory agents that can create anxiety in sensitive kids, as well as worsen allergy symptoms. With menu-planning guides, brown-bag school lunches, and snack and dessert favorites, you’ll have everything you need to feed your entire family wholesome and delicious meals.
Using these tasty, 100 percent plant-ingredient recipes—such as the Avocado Citrus Parfait, Pumpkin Seed Cheese Wraps, Veggi-wiches, and Nut Butter Bites— you will be pleasing your children’s palates and setting them up for a lifetime of wellness.
THE (not so) LITTLE
BOOK OF SURPRISES
A Surprise in your life is an instant opportunity for transformation; a moment that can send you ascending into joy and wonder or spiraling into deep thought and life-changing new awareness. An eyecatching, beautiful and whimsical book The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is a mystical journey into consciousness; an exploration of what touches our hearts, and a glimmering reflection on nature and ourselves. These ruminations come courtesy of William Arntz, the creator and producer of the film What the Bleep Do We Know!? Now he teams with his wife, internationally renowned spiritual teacher and poet Deirdre Hade, and award-winning photographer Endre Balogh. Surprises is anchored with visionary and lyrical poetry skipping about stunning images that are part eye candy/part soul candy.
ICE CHIPS CANDY
To ease nausea, digestion issues, clear nasal passages, and more – Ice Chips Candy is now available in a Therapeutic Pack that includes three important blends, including Ginger, Clove Plus and Menthol/ Eucalyptus. Convenient for traveling, long commutes, and for tucking in your desk drawer during cold & flu season, Ice Chips are a delicious, all-natural and sugar-free candy that is made with Birchwood Xylitol, which is safe for the expectant mom and diabetics. Menthol/Eucalyptus provides relief from blocked nasal passages and can help to soothe a sore throat, as well. The Grandmas who founded the line have dubbed Ice Chips the “Good for You Candy,” which they claim are actually beneficial to your teeth. Other fun flavors include Lemon, Peppermint and Cinnamon. They’re vegan and contain no corn, soy or gluten. The original tins are available at retailers and dental offices nationwide, as well as on the website.
STUFFY NOSE STRIPS
Stuffy Nose Strips offers a new and innovative nasal strip that provides instant drug free relief to nasal congestion and offers snoring relief as well. What makes them different? These strips go on your cheeks and not over sore and irritated noses because Stuffy Nose Strips are designed based on a proven medical technique that opens the nasal valves by gently pulling the skin to the right and left of the nostrils. With no sticky residue, pain-free removal and no side effects from medication – Stuffy Nose Strips, also available in a Sports Performance style that protects athlete’s eyes from sun glare – are the perfect drug-free relief from congestion due to cold, allergies, and deviated septum. Available on Amazon and at Walmart.
Harness the power of essential oils in a convenient, pocket-sized nasal inhaler! Natural Olbas vapors provide a pleasant, refreshing, and cooling sensation to your nasal passages when you are experiencing a stuffy nose due to times of seasonal discomfort, low humidity and other unwelcome nasal encounters. Fast-acting, penetrating vapors provide an immediate, fresh, clean feeling in the nose, sinuses and lungs. This completely natural essential oil formula delivers invigorating and soothing sensations to the nasal and bronchial areas. The essential oils are extracted from the traditional medicinal plants of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Cajuput, Wintergreen, Juniper Berry and Clove.
EASE MAGNESIUM SPRAY
What if 30-40 sprays per day is all it would take to greatly improve your overall health and feeling of wellbeing? The makers of EASE topical magnesium say that their product can make it so! Delivering 27.2mg of magnesium per spray, this supplement is easily absorbed into the skin, enters the blood stream and goes directly to work in your body, eliminating aches and pains, alleviating stress and anxiety, aiding digestion, ensuring deeper and more satisfying sleep, and leaving you feeling revitalized and strong. With over 80% of the world in a state of magnesium deficiency it’s no wonder that pain relief is constantly sought after, and insomnia affects so many. EASE magnesium spray supplement provides bioavailability that surpasses that of oral supplements and ensures we get what we lack from our deficient diets, claims the manufacturer — and they back it up with a money back guarantee. Ingredients: Purified water and pharmaceutical grade magnesium chloride hexahydrate.