Encino, CA, November 05, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- “Journey to Your Big Heart” is a refreshing, easy-to-read book with a powerful message of love and positive thinking for parents and teachers to share with children. Written by Lori Rubin and illustrated by her daughter, Shylee Raquel, the 62-page soft-cover book is now available on Amazon.com in time for holiday gift giving for $8.90 (plus tax and shipping.)
Presented in classic picture book style, Rubin’s lessons are for children, but all ages can appreciate her straight-to-the-heart message. She emphasizes the importance of love; not the hearts-and-flowers kind of love, but love that is deep and profound for the most important person in the world – themselves.
“Even children in a loving family can sometimes misinterpret messages that make them feel less worthy,” said Rubin. “With the simple, supportive and thoughtful approach offered in my book, a child can become better prepared to show compassion, see the good in others and give love.”
Rubin’s intent is to encourage open communication amongst family members, friends, teachers, doctors, youth leaders and others – with her words as prompts for deeper discussion:
“Don’t take those mean words to your heart. Instead, just pretend all they’re saying is…’Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah’.” “Sometimes the meanies are who you need to love the most…because maybe Those people don’t love themselves.”
“I believe that talking and positive reinforcement will help prevent bullying in our schools and on the playgrounds,” said Rubin. “It starts with self-love. I want our little ones to have love and compassion for themselves, then love and compassion for others will follow.”
Rubin is a popular Hollywood make-up artist who has pursued her own spiritual journey through meditative retreats and introspective writing. The self-published “Journey to Your Big Heart” is the second collaboration between the creative mother-daughter duo. The first is a collection of poetry. The enchanting art by 20-year old Raquel can be purchased online through FineArt.com as framed prints as well as cards.
Become a part of Rubin’s Facebook community and visit her website: JourneytoYourBigHeart.com. For more information, photos and interview availability, please contact Rubin at (818) 640-4712 or email email@example.com