THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik - Excerpt #1 (Family Rated)
"Chapter 1 - Peach Moon
Viewed from the middle of the bay, the night would have been pitch dark, but for the huge, round, blushing pink Hawaiian moon, resting like a big ripe peach just above the horizon. Above and behind, the sky, a black velvet blanket, was dusted with pin-point stars. Ahead, along the sandy beach, the evening trade winds rustled the long fronds of tall coconut trees growing on the far side of a sidewalk that wandered behind low mounds of cool, wet sand.
The beach was pretty much as Isla, the Green Sea Turtle, thought it should look, taste and feel from her childhood memories. Of course, it wasn’t exactly the same. There were small differences—the coarseness of the sand granules, their slightly cooler temperature, and something she couldn’t quite put her flipper on..."-----
Isla, a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle resting on the beach at Waikiki, notices a dance couple practicing a partner routine for a dance competition. Intrigued, she decides she, too, wants to dance, and more so, partner dance. But how to do it?
Written for adults to read aloud to their children, and youth to 16 years of age to read and enjoy. Lavishly illustrated in black and white for reader coloring opportunities.
The third in the Savant "COLOR-ME-PLEASE" children's book series.
THE TURTLE DANCESby Daniel S. JanikAvailable worldwide from Savant Books and Publications/Savant Bookstore Honolulufrom Amazon.comand at fine bookstores everywhere
Daniel S. JanikAuthor of the award-winning "Color-Me-Please" children's books, THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013) A WHALE'S TALE (Savant 2009)Press Release for THE TURTLE DANCES at http://www.prlog.org/12194549
A WHALE'S TALE by Daniel S. Janik - Excerpt #1 (Family Rated)
“Chapter 1 - Twenty Feet Under
The tropical sky blushed every imaginable color of blue. Gentle waves reached up to the sky like a playful pack of ponies running towards land, their silvery manes fluttering in the gentle trade winds. Brilliant sunlight splashed down from the sky as if on a golden waterfall happily emptying into a bright blue sea.
Sorry, little one, I don’t know if it was a school day or the weekend because, well, every day in Hawaii is paradise. But this was not just any day, because, you see, I had just finished my afternoon nap, and opened my eyes twenty feet under water.
Twenty feet under water! But that's impossible, you say...”
With those words begins the adventures of a juvenile humpback whale on his life journey from Hawaii to Alaska. Written by Naturalist Daniel S. Janik for adults to read aloud to children, and for youth up to 16 years of age to read and enjoy, this 92 page, 8.25" x 5" softcover book was written to foster children's curiosity and discovery. Filled with novel points of view of our world, the book includes 20 B&W "Color-Me-Please" illustrations by noted Oregon artist Ruth Janik. The first in Savant's COLOR-ME-PLEASE series.
A WHALE'S TALE by Daniel S. Janik / Illustrated by Ruth JanikAvailable from Savant Books and Publications/Savant Bookstore Honolulufrom Amazon.com and from fine bookstores everywhere
Daniel S. JanikAuthor of the award-winning, Savant "Color-Me-Please" children's books A WHALE'S TALE (Savant, 2009) THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant, 2013)Press Release for A WHALE'S TALE at http://www.prlog.org/10298558
IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY by Setsuko Tsuchiya - Excerpt #1 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)
"It may seem obtuse, but dance is probably one of the oldest forms of somatic therapy…Young or old, male or female, everyone dances….[and]dance, specially couple dance, has some particularly interesting attributes:
"It maintains mental acuity and memory.
"It promotes awareness of internal rhythm.
"It encourages good posture and deep breathing.
"It includes human-to-human touch.
"It supports social connectivity.
"It provides a creative outlet.
"It creates a pathway for the expression of joy.
"…it [is]…in addition…language-free."----
What is somatic therapy? Is it about somatic therapy (psychological "talk therapy" that surrounds somatic stimulation) or somatic therapy (the somatic stimulation itself)? Do the different forms of somatic experience, e.g. dance, massage, acupuncture, acupressure and biofeedback have anything in common other than afterwards talking about the experience? The author, a competitive DanceSport athlete and registered Hawaii massage therapist documents her journey in search of somatic therapy and the surprises that revealed themselves along the way.
IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (2017)by Setsuko Tsuchiya218 pp. - 6" x 9" Softcover Trade BookISBN/EAN 978-0-9972472-3-7Suggested Retail Price (SRP) $22.95
Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at https://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/in-search-of-somatic-therapy
Also available from Amazon.com and fine online/"brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere.
Setsuko Tsuchiya Author of IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) Press Release at https://www.prlog.org/12625245-savant-books-releases-setsuko-tsuchyas-new-book-in-search-of-somatic-therapy.html
IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY by Setsuko Tsuchiya - Excerpt #2 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)
[Ancient Greece's] most important contribution, I think, is the introduction of the idea of rhythm as a method of healing….
"Of the "rhythms," one that constantly appears central to both dancing massage is breathing. The ancient Greeks held that the psyche—that which animates the body—is in fact the breath."
-----Originally from Japan, Setsuko Tsuchiya traveled to the USA and earned a BA in Liberal Arts in Dance from Thomas Edison University while studying medical massage therapy at Hawaii College of Health Sciences. After becoming a licensed medical massage therapist, she began wondering if there might be a truly fundamental commonality among the burgeoning number of somatic therapies, one independent of language and applicable to most cultures.
"My search for somatic therapy began with competitive DanceSport, and took me back in time to the ancient Greeks," said Tsuchiya. "There I learned about eurythmy and followed it through to the present, in the process exploring every form of 'body' therapy I could locate. The result was a set of fundamental movements that provide a new, working definition of somatic therapy."
Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII from Savant Books and Publications Publisher's Store and/or Savant Bookstore Honolulu at https://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/in-search-of-somatic-therapy
Also available from Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997247231), and both fine online and "brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere.
This work is distributed by Savant Distribution (http://www.savantdistribution.com) and is also available at a lesser discount from other major distributors including Ingram Content Group.
Setsuko Tsuchiya MAT FAAIM Author of IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) Author website at http://setsukotsuchiya.com
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