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A playful way for kids to let their fingers lead them to healthy food choices, while introducing a basic message of universal energy.
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**Just added! A Stretch Goal of $500 or more!

We are so grateful for the wonderful support we've received, and are SO close to our publishing goal.  Why stop there? We'd love to overfund in order to cover:

  • Costs of fulfilling backer rewards
  • Kickstarter fees
  • Payment for illustrator Catherine Hutchison to begin "My Healing is in My Hands," the second book in the series.
  • And finally, our "Over the Moon" goal....Publishing costs for BOTH of the next 2 books in the series. Anything is possible!

About MY HEALTH IS IN MY HANDS:

This 12-page children's book is written and fully illustrated and ready to be put in your hands. It's the first book in a series designed to educate kids on how they can take charge of their health and happiness.

I'm Tammy, a single mother of three kids, ages 14, 12 and 9. I've known from an early age that I wanted to be a writer, and one of my passions is in helping kids discover their own power and purpose. I'm the author of one novel, and I'm currently writing  my second book, a spiritual memoir. (See my bio for more on that.)

I have been a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner for several years and most enjoy working with children and teaching them simple ways to connect with their intuition.

Our Hands Hold the Power

Kids enter the world with wonderful sensitivities, but over time can lose their ability to trust their choices. By tuning into the energy around them and in their food, kids are empowered to feel their best on ALL levels: body, mind and spirit!

The character in the book is a little girl named Genevieve. With the help of a friendly ant, she walks us through her way of choosing a meal, letting her fingers lead the way. 

Thumbs-up foods are just the beginning

Text will be added by the publisher!
Text will be added by the publisher!

Mr. Pointer, Tall Guy, Ring Finger and Little Pinky all have important food messages to share. For example, Genevieve's pointer finger points her toward her favorite foods.

What do you notice about the colors of the food in this illustration?
What do you notice about the colors of the food in this illustration?

We want kids to make the connection that food is energy, and that what they eat really affects their energy. We introduce the idea of the human energy system through the colors of the food. The little ant character, called "Super Ant" because he loves Super Foods, jokes that he doesn't have fingers, so he just eats the rainbow.

It's not just about food

My Health is in My Hands is really about kids learning to tune into their own energy. It introduces the idea that our hands can actually feel subtle energy. Its colorful and silly illustrations and simple text make it perfect for kids around 5 - 8 years old. 

What's Next in the Series?

We have a series of 3 books planned! Next will be My Healing is in My Hands and will teach kids the chakra system and simple techniques they can do to balance their energy. The third book will be My Happiness is in My Hands and will show how thoughts and beliefs are also forms of energy, and teach tools that kids can use to raise their vibration. 

Why Choose Balboa Press as Publisher?

Balboa Press is the self-publishing division of Hay House Publishing, which was created by energy healer Louise Hay. When we publish through the Balboa imprint we become part of their catalog. And if the book does well, it could be picked up by Hay House, putting us in the company of great names like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Iyanla Vanzant, Gregg Braden, and more -- so that would be very exciting!

Meet the Illustrator...

Illustrator Catherine Rose Hutchison
Illustrator Catherine Rose Hutchison

Catherine Hutchison grew up in Boulder, Colorado, where she learned to love nature, animals, and all things beautiful. She learned about the basics of energy healing from her mom, Cynthia Hutchison, program director of the Healing Touch Program, and she is currently an apprentice working toward her certification as a Healing Touch Practitioner. She received a BA in Art from the University of Colorado, and loves to create energetic and spiritually-based artwork that inspires others to see the world in a different way. She enjoys circus arts and her favorite foods include blueberries and artichoke hearts (not together). This is her first illustrated book.

"Love Tree" Illustration. Donate to get your own copy!
"Love Tree" Illustration. Donate to get your own copy!
Author Tammy Letherer
Author Tammy Letherer

Tammy could not live without peanut butter, and wonders when it will be classified a super food. 

Genevieve's Kale Recipe

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Risks and challenges

The book is written and illustrated and ready for submission to Balboa Press, the self-publishing division of Hay House, so there are no foreseen obstacles.Our goal of $1600 will cover the cost of their basic publishing package. If your backer reward includes an acknowledgement in the second book of the series, the estimated completion date for that is August 2014 but will be dependent on funding.

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