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The Comfort of Little Things

The Comfort of Little Things:
An Educator's Guide to Second Chances

Author: Holly Elissa Bruno MA, JD
Product Code: 544090
ISBN: 978-1-60554-409-0
Format: Softbound
Publisher: Redleaf Press®
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Educators are among the most loving and nurturing people on earth. Yet those same caring adults are too often very hard on themselves. The Comfort of Little Things provides strategies and tips on how to give yourself a second chance. Drawing on the growing body of brain research along with personal experience and stories from educators, Holly Elissa Bruno fills her book with ideas that will help you see the world with the wonder of a child. You can learn to open yourself to the moment, to look at yourself anew, and to let go of negativity. As she writes, "Second chances come from letting go of what holds us back. These second chances take more work. The work is always rewarded. Fear not."

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by Shirley Rempel
on 1/3/2016
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I have been an early childhood educator for over 17 years. I absolutely love children and have a passion for teaching. However, there are many times I question myself and my skills to do a great job with kids. Some of this is my personality and some of it due to criticism from others. This last year I was able to read a book that literally gave me permission to let go of this doubt and remember that I am where I am because of the gift I give children. The Comfort of Little Things is exactly that. A book that shows the reader that we, as the adult, must give ourselves second chances and let go of negativity and move forward, much like what we teach the children in our lives to do! It is a book about self care that every early childhood educator should read.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
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Review by: James Cox, The Education Shelf, CA Bookwatch - September 15, 2015
"The Comfort of Little Things: An Educator's Guide to Second Chances blends a discussion about leadership with one of educational development, shares the author's personal story and blends it with advice from the educational and neuroscience fields, and offers research-backed stories and examples paired with reflection questions to consider how to integrate spiritual and professional ideals with an educator's growth and teaching process. This might seem like a lot to include under one cover; but the fact that Holly Elissa Bruno's approach is so wide-ranging makes it a surprisingly easy read, perfect for busy educators who want a pointed yet accessible survey."
Review by: Rick Kirschner, Keynotes, Training, Coaching, The Art Of Change LLC - March 30, 2015
This book is a kind spirited and good hearted exploration of second chances that is beautifully focused on the needs and challenges of educators. If you've ever felt in need of a do-over, this book can help you find the questions and answers to make it very worthwhile, and the mindset and attitude that make it possible.
Review by: Kay Albrecht, Innovations in Early Childhood Education - March 23, 2015
"The who, what, when, why, and where of becoming a more reflective early childhood practitioner and embracing second chances to get even better at it."
Review by: Toni Christie, Childspace Early Childhood Institute - March 9, 2015
Holly Elissa Bruno has written a delightful book which I can highly recommend to anyone seeking self-improvement, reflection and enlightenment. Holly Elissa weaves together stories, practical examples, quotes and reflective questions as she urges us to have compassion and model compassion. This is a book about choices, learning and letting go—it's a book you can read cover to cover in one sitting easily and then dip in and out of as inspiration is required. Holly Elissa's inimitable humour threads throughout this little gem of a book as she tackles the hard subjects like change, failure, and conflict in both confronting and deeply reflective ways.
Review by: Paula Jorde Bloom, Founder, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership - March 6, 2015
The Comfort of Little Things is a true gem! Weaving together findings from neuroscience, anecdotes from practitioners in the field, sage advice from her Heart to Heart radio guests, and lessons learned from her own emotional journey of second chances, Holly Bruno presents the fundamental truths for how to live more deeply, meaningfully, and spiritually.
Review by: Debbie Silver, Child Care Resources of Rockland - March 6, 2015
Holly Elissa Bruno is one of my favorite keynote speakers and presenters. She writes as she speaks —as if she was addressing you personally! She brings you along in her journey of second chances, provides you with strategies for dealing with common challenges and inspires you to take the leap with her!


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