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Don’t Touch That Box
How do you survive when you keep burying your children? How do you survive when your children are no longer the shining star they once were but are trudging through the quagmire of mental illness as a different human? How painful is that when you can’t do one thing to help your child with their suffering? A family with twelve children lives through so many experiences, both joyous and disastrous. Velma lived to be 100. Paul Died at 85. When you live that long it is easy to outlive your children. Velma buried six. It doesn’t matter how old the child is. The pain is still extreme. And their house burned to the ground with all its contents, but thanks to the depression and insurance, they were able to buy a much larger farm and home and move to Pope County, Illinois. Then came the Depression and sons joining the C.C. Camps until WWII started, and they joined the army. This brought the anxiety and devastation of sons and neighbors preparing for war and going to Europe. Daughters moving away to large towns to work in war plants. Paul kept a map on the wall. Did Paul ever yearn for the simple, carefree, pain free days of Vaudeville? No. He knew how to face any problem with equanimity and confidence. And all those children gave him the happiness to salve constant and chronic intruding troubling times. Have you tried to go even one week without a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a microwave, water on tap, central heat, an air conditioned car (or two), a telephone on the wall, much less a cell phone, a computer, or just one of these? Try three days. Aww how long it takes you to give up. In this true story, Don’t Touch That Box, Karin Wargel, being intrigued by this true Renaissance Man who was her grandfather, Paul Schultetus, discovers how they dealt with all this trauma. How did they make their lives so exciting and lovely for themselves and their children that they were able to move on and carry on? And they still taught them about the constellations from blankets in the yard on starry nights, a foreign language at breakfast, read books, listen to the old radio, go to movies, and how to make ho-made ice cream in an old sorghum can. Then I decided to go to Germany to find my family and my roots-who I am, and why I am who I am. I wasn’t disappointed. They were amazing people over there, also. I have learned many tidbits about life from my family. I hope you do, also. I would also like to instill the importance of knowing where you came from. But, of course, I know it was easier for me. I had help from twelve siblings, a multitude of cousins, and my sister! Mostly I just hope you enjoy the story. Karin Brace Wargel  

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I Was Ten Years  Old When I Went for A Walk
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Just One Guy’s Stories
People have a lot of experiences throughout their lives. Some are good, some are bad, and most have taught us valuable lessons about life and made us who and what we are today. One of the most enjoyable times in a person’s life is sitting around talking with their old friends or family members and sharing their favorite life experiences. Everyone will laugh and cry and feel a special comfort in their souls knowing they shared these fond memories together. When my friends and family members read my stories, I know it will bring them this comfort because they lived it with me. When those who don’t know me read my stories, I believe they will feel comfort, too, because I’ve always felt everyone has had similar life experiences and will relate to mine somehow. There are so many people in the world, but no matter who you are or where you live, when you share your stories with someone, you share your life and at least a small part of your heart and soul. That’s what I hope I’ve done with mine.
The Greatness Chair Solution (Hebrew version)
Are you a parent, teacher or therapist who is overwhelmed by the challenges faced in guiding children despite your best efforts?  Do you find it hard to handle your own reactions in the face of intense children?  Are you trying to stay connected despite physical and emotional exhaustion?  Or are you just looking for a way to notch up your success?
The Greatness Chair Solution: A Guidebook for Parents and Teachers is a revolutionary eight-week program to bring out the unique strengths of children and adults with a simple yet profound set of skills based on positive psychology, neuroscience, somatic experience, and the emerging field of neurocardiology. This is a fun, interactive method that is strength-based and meets the objectives of social-emotional learning, so vital for success in today's world. Weekly activities for both children and parents/teachers rapidly build stronger relationships, inner emotional strength, and resilience.

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Look at this mess! Who did it? Twins, Shylea, and Kable know it wasn’t them, but no one believes them. Sent to their room until they admit they did it, they discover something hiding in their closet. Who are the Figments? And what are they doing in their closet?
Our Little Room

Our Little Room is a simple metaphorical story written to explain Angela’s understanding of her relationship to God. She uses the concept of a private space that is hers alone with God. It is simple enough for a small child to hear yet with a depth that adults everywhere can receive and relate to. It’s a reminder that somewhere before things in life got complicated and intellectual, we all had an uncontaminated simple happiness inside. Our Little

Room is a gentle instructional guide to finding that place again.
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The world is dying. The music is fading. The day began as any other. A farmer goes about his day telling jokes to his cows. A baseball player finds his season cut short. A man finds the courage to take the stand and testify against his abusers. A group of twelve-year-old boys are about to learn one of life’s many lessons. A young woman has her entire life figured out when that train crossed her path. A hermit stumbles upon a terrifying wolf like creature. Elves and witches are on a voyage to find the temple. A dangerous surf is fast approaching as word of possible terrorism comes. Will the last ship arrive in time? The planet is dying. The world is on fire.
Spellbound Cookbook and Spells Companion to the Spellbound Saga
This one of a kind behind the scenes cookbook has a little bit of everything. Recipes for family dinner are mixed in with personal notes and drawings from author, Shannon Simpson’s notebook on her Award-Winning Spellbound Saga. Looking for a weird recipe for a party? Try Dead Men’s Toes or the amputated hand. You will find a little of everything in this book.

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Sailing Into the Light
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