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Come to our next event...
Event date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Annie Bloom's welcomes Oregon author Tracy Calhoun (and her dog, JJ) to read from JJ's Journey: A Story of Heroes and Heart.

Tracy Calhoun, a nurse on staff at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Oregon, paused at the bedside of an elderly patient in a coma. The woman had no family or friends, but the hospice team had learned she liked dogs, so Tracy put her Golden Retriever, JJ, a staff "therapist," on the woman's bed. JJ snuggled up, nuzzled a motionless hand, and then settled in, letting her body warmth cuddle and comfort the patient in her final hours. The woman, who had been unresponsive for days, then performed her final, intentional act. She stroked JJ's head.

Tracy recorded the intimate moment on her phone, then uploaded it to Facebook where she was keeping a modest account for friends, family, and community members who knew her and JJ. In August 2015, that video went viral, and was rapidly seen by tens of millions of viewers worldwide. To Tracy, it was a turning point in her mission to explain to a wider audience the joy that therapy dogs provide, and to do it with humor and canine chaos, as only a dog obsessed with bacon, puppies, and swimming can.

Along the way, Tracy's own story has grown and changed through her love of animals, and she's found, in difficult times, she has needed the same comfort her pups offer to patients--for herself.

Jj's Journey: A Story of Heroes and Heart Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781635760446
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Diversion Publishing - Ips - October 3rd, 2017

Event date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Annie Bloom's welcomes Vancouver, WA, author Sarah Peyton to read from her book, Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain's Capacity for Healing.

Have you ever noticed how cruel and self-sabotaging your critical inner voice can be? Have you been looking outside of yourself for friends and loved ones to reassure you of your worthiness and lovability? The latest developments in neuroscience unveil the amazing extent to which humans are wired for connection, belonging and resonance with other humans. This wiring for connection is so strong, our nervous systems have the capacity to become our own compassionate self-witnesses, even when we have not had access as children to stable loving presence and warmth. The field of neurobiology and the science of mindfulness reveal that the human brain is capable of being engaged in the experience of upset (fear, anxiety, depression) while simultaneously observing and holding ourselves with kindness, as a loving parent or partner would. This ability to be both experiencing and holding the experience is the key to maintaining inner calm in the face of life's challenges. If we learn to honor that each and every inner voice, no matter how distressing, has the desire to help us, we open to the possibility that each part of us has value. This help creates a gentle, accepting and warm resonance with ourselves that can remain stable and present, even when parts of us feel upset In simple language and easy-to-follow exercises, Your Resonant Self synthesizes the latest discoveries in brain science, trauma treatment, and the power of empathy into an effective healing method that literally rewires our brain and restores our capacity for self-love and well-being. Each chapter weaves the core concepts of neurobiology with guided meditations and beautiful illustrations, painting an inspiring picture of the human brain's inherent yearning toward healing and wholeness.

Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain's Capacity for Healing Cover Image
By Sarah Peyton, Bonnie Badenoch (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393712247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2017