Help Kids to be Courageous

I love children's books because illustration with words can become the most beautiful message. And if animals are some of the main characters, all the better!
If you haven't already seen it, pick up the book "Courageous Gilbert the Groundhog" at Local author Regina E. McCarthy and her illustrator, Sue Dettman, created a wonderful book of characters and important messages--including
anti-bullying! It's a great way to empower kids and build self-esteem. WTTW - TV (11) did a nice piece on it when I did the launch PR awhile back.
Unfortunately, bullies can be found everywhere. It's getting close to Back to School time, so pick up the book in case you need to bring up this tough topic with a young person. The groundhog is very brave and the book is an awesome tool to get kids talking about what's going on at school or on the bus.
Blue Stone Healing Books are developed to help hear the hearts of children so they may lead healthy lives as adults.
-Louise Edwards PR

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Thursday, August 19, 2010


It wouldn't be August without the world's largest triathlon, a designation we sought out in 2006 and landed in 2007 with the Guinness Book of World Records. This year, the weekend of August 28 and 29 brings the Life Time Fitness Chicago Triathlon! It's bigger and better than ever with 8700 athletes enjoying the best lakefront on the continent. If you're not participating, come join the 500,000 folks who love to spectate. The Fleet Feet SuperSprint Triathlon and the Chicago Kids Triathlon presented by McDonald's take place on Foster Beach on Saturday a.m., followed by the Sprint Distance and International Distance races of the Life Time Fitness Chicago Triathlon on Sunday a.m. Some of my favorites...Paralympian Melissa Stockwell and Bob Oury (he's raced in every Chi Tri--this will be his 28th). I've done about 15 of them (done the PR that is, but we definitely do the distance. Tri and make it out!