Former law enforcement professional Lillie Leonardi has always lived with her feet planted in two separate worlds-the metaphysical and the physical. In the Shadow of a Badge, her previously self-published spiritual memoir, takes you on a dramatic journey of what happens when Leonardi's two very distinct realities become dangerously intertwined.
Sophia Stuart led a busy life. Stressed by her impressive, yet taxing career, she started writing and taking photographs - on long business trips and during her infrequent downtime - to decompress. Writing was something she'd done for a living as a journalist back in England. Eventually her musing turned into a character, Gloria - a trainee angel who passed her time watching old Doris Day movies. Gloria's ability to see the world through rose-coloured glasses inspired Sophia to do the same. She started her blog, teamgloria.com, to give herself a place to write in Gloria's voice and document glorious people, places and things. Then, at a doctor's visit a tumour was found in Sophia's throat. Over the course of a year, biopsies and ultrasounds would reveal two more tumours and a mass that required a five and a half hour surgery for removal. Teamgloria.com became an even more valuable refuge for Sophia and she began to recognize that the documentation of all the glorious things in life could help others in the same way they helped her.
How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World is an inspirational guide to living fully, peacefully and surrounded by beauty. With charming photographs throughout - all of which were taken by Sophia - readers will enjoy this beautiful, simple, honest and funny book about getting healthy, creating beauty and when necessary taking to your bed to rest, recuperate and dream.