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The Fourth Day of Health & Wellness

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me... stress!!!

It happens to all of us. Tis the season to overdo everything from eating to drinking to socializing and to putting huge expectations on ourselves.

I did this to myself this weekend... my in-laws were coming for an overnight visit and I wanted everything perfect! ...the end result was me stressing out because well, everything can't be perfect. Ever. But, just because it's not perfect doesn't mean it can't be a great time. And it was. We had a lovely visit despite the fact I ran out of time to bake chocolate chip cookies or achieve a level of cleanliness that is actually not even attainable... but in my mind I was convinced for at least one day it was. And then the cat shit on the bed and that illusion was, thankfully over 😂😑. I relaxed and just let the evening unravel as it was supposed to. Now... it's Sunday and I have a bath bomb and a glass of wine calling my name.

Look after yourselves ladies. You deserve it. Everything will be great. Just have faith... ❤

https://themindfulmomblographer.com/2018/10/30/simplifytheseason/

Haldimand, ON: Cancer Survivor Launches 

Kickstarter Campaign 

-- and she needs your help!

 

This already warmly received series of lovely sketches and thoughtful text about a 

curious rabbit who asks simple questions and receives meaningful answers has launched on Kickstarter! 

 

"There is something so captivating and raw in the simplicity of your drawings, a dream-like quality. The words you choose to 

accompany said drawings are perfect! I see this as a book I’d love to read my children." - A. Purdham, Canada Writes

 

"This is not a children’s book. This is an Everyone Book. Put that line into your pitches. I will buy several. Looking forward..." 

- Sharon McMullan-Baron, Canada Writes 

 

Tara plans to raise enough funds to publish a children's book, that's really not just for kids, it's for everyone. The idea for the book came to 

Tara one day, born from her experiences with cancer, the loss of her parents, miscarriage and her ongoing battle with mental illness. Her 

drawings and writing quickly built a following through Canada Writes, a writing group on Facebook (sponsored by CBC Books). She never 

would have thought or dreamed of herself as an illustrator - or that she would launch a campaign on Kickstarter, but here she is, eager to see where life will lead her next! 

 

Tara Shannon is a freelance writer and an aspiring author with a degree in English and History from Brescia College at Western University. She was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario but now splits her time between her home in Haldimand County and her cottage on 

Manitoulin Island(and Ireland, as much as she can!!) 

 

The Book of Rabbit is dedicated to all of those that Tara has loved and lost, including Rhylan, the inspiration for Rabbit.

 

Helping Tara on her journey is professional illustrator, P.A. LewisMacDougal. Pat Ann has, for over a decade, applied her skills in the 

Story Arts as a Freelancer. From illustrating in the children's publishing industry to story boarding for children's animated television and 

everything in between. Pat Ann will assist Tara in making Rabbit come to life on the page, creating a book that will surely become a classic and must have addition toanyone's bookshelf. https://www.pat-ann.com

 

For more information on Tara Shannon or to donate to her Kickstarter Campaign please visit:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thebookofrabbit

Instagram & Facebook: @tarashannonwrites 

https://www.tarashannonwrites.com/rabbit

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