Overview

George is stuck in the hospital with an illness and doesn’t know what to do. He luckily gets a visit from the Self-Esteem Angel and Angel Aain.
An uplifting conversation takes place where they talk about a variety of things. Some of these include: how to deal with the fears, anxieties and worries; ideas to deal with the boredom; how illness changes life; why learning to cry is important; how fear keeps you from getting better; ways to heal and ...
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How To Handle Change - Illness

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Overview

George is stuck in the hospital with an illness and doesn’t know what to do. He luckily gets a visit from the Self-Esteem Angel and Angel Aain.
An uplifting conversation takes place where they talk about a variety of things. Some of these include: how to deal with the fears, anxieties and worries; ideas to deal with the boredom; how illness changes life; why learning to cry is important; how fear keeps you from getting better; ways to heal and get strength into your body; and more.
George commits to passing on these lessons to other children in the hospital. He learns how sharing these lessons can lead to helping millions of children.
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“I told him that his friends would still be there when he was well again. I told him that having an illness does change a person’s life in many ways,” explained Aain. “His day-to-day routine will be different. Depending on how long he’s sick, he might have to make some adjustments in his life.”

Aain said proudly, “I told him he had to make sure that he didn’t do anything that could set him back or try to do too many things when he started to get better.”

“So, I need to listen to my Mom when she says I can’t do things, yet,” George said as he made a face.
The Angel chuckled and said, “Yes, this is a time when you do need to listen to your Mom when she says it’s too soon to do things.”
The Angel continued, “Your Mom will be more cautious and protective of you, which is expected Mom behavior. But, with this type of illness it is better to be cautious and not get worse.”
George rolled his eyes as he said, “Well, my Mom will be happy to hear that!”
The Self-Esteem Angel laughed and said, “Sometimes it’s hard to admit our parents are right.”

The Angel nodded in agreement and said, “That’s what I call a ‘good distraction’. It’s important for us to identify what those are in our lives. It helps us deal with all the different kinds of change that can happen. It also keeps our mind off our symptoms and pain.”
“So, a ‘good distraction’ can be something like watching a funny movie,” said George.
“Exactly,” affirmed the Angel.
“There are a whole bunch of funny movies here at the hospital that I can watch,” said George.
“Most hospitals have a variety of activities and special events that are fun and positive to help children take their mind off their illness. There are also many resources like books and support groups, so explore and find out what these are.”

“Well, George, teaching lessons on how to handle life is my purpose,” said the Self-Esteem Angel. “It’s a powerful way to build confidence and self-esteem.”
“What does self-esteem have to do with being sick?” asked George.
The Self-Esteem Angel explained, “When you have positive self-esteem, you like and respect all parts of who you are. You will realize how important it is to take better care of your health and well-being.”
The Angel continued, “Feeling confident that you can deal with an illness, keeps you from focusing on your fears, anxieties and worries about what’s happening. This gives your body a better chance to heal by keeping your mind and heart focused on the positives…”
“Most people don’t realize that holding on to fearful thoughts takes a lot of energy. This reduces the amount of healing energy their body has available to use.”
“Your body needs large amounts of energy for it to rebuild cells. That is why most healing happens…”
Ages 5 - 12
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Editorial Reviews

Mark Weber
"Collier has a masterful way of weaving plenty of wisdom and practical advice suited to children as they find ways to cope with difficulties. The Self-Esteem Angel visits children and gently guides them in the right direction, pointing out the positives in the negative situations. Ultimately, there is always hope and light 'at the end of the tunnel'."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012234452
  • Publisher: Angel Books
  • Publication date: 1/14/2011
  • Series: Self-Esteem Angel Series , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,324,923
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 267 KB

Meet the Author

Wendy Collier is an Author, Illustrator, Speaker, Growth-shop™ Facilitator and a former Teacher.
She is passionate about the power of self-esteem and life skills, bringing 27 years of professional and personal experience in personal growth. Wendy has created and facilitated workshops and courses for adults, children and employees. Collier’s Keynote Presentations, and School Programs on Bullying and Self-Esteem; gives her a unique advantage in the Self-Esteem field.
Wendy and her husband, Kelly, are the Founders of Angel Books and the Annual Self-Esteem Angel Mission which was launched in 2004. With the help of local sponsors and donations this mission provides FREE Author talks to schools and FREE books to children at Women’s Shelters; Christmas organizations; Hospitals; Schools; Youth Groups; Boys and Girls Clubs; Big Brothers and Big Sisters; Literacy Organizations, etc. (all beneficiaries, and sponsors are listed on the website: www.SelfEsteemAngel.com)
Their hope is to provide children and their families with strategies to re-build their self-esteem. No matter what challenges come up in our lives, they believe that a strong foundation of self-esteem leads to a happy, successful life.
A Glimpse into Wendy Collier:
Now, I absolutely love drawing and painting. When I am in my art studio I connect to the angels and they help me create magical paintings.
See the image that looks like a dove, just above the title, on the cover of is unconditional love like heaven?
I DID NOT draw or paint it. It just appeared.
See the girl in the pink dress in the clouds below the Self-Esteem Angel in how to handle change – friendship?
I DID NOT draw or paint it. It just appeared.
I feel very blessed that the Universe has chosen me to bring the gifts of the Self-Esteem Angel stories, drawings and paintings, to all of you. I hope they will help you become your highest, best self.
Life Lesson: Trust and have faith. You may not have a clear vision of your life and that is OKAY. Every experience you have will give you a glimpse of your purpose. Have no doubts my friends, you have an important purpose, one that is valuable to the world.
Your angels are always with you, just ask them for help and say “thank you”.
Enjoy your journey, Wendy Collier
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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Must Read for Sick Children

    I find it really hard if my children or myself are sick for a day. I really liked how this book explains to children why it is important to take care of your body when you are sick. I really like it at the end of the story when George wants to help other children by sharing his experience. I have found in my life that you go through things, like illness, for a reason and usually it is to help others.

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