Barbara Anne Syassen Turns to Nature as Source of Well-Being

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Children’s book author announces release of ‘The Tree That Talks’

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This book encourages children to spend time with nature and make the most of what it has to offer them. It also encourages parents to spend time with their children outdoors with nature.

In “The Tree That Talks” (published by Trafford Publishing), Barbara Anne Syassen’s children’s storybook, young readers and adults are guided toward living better lives, where their emotional, physical and spiritual health is improved through nature and the power of positive thinking.

“The Tree That Talks” has been selected for inclusion in the Gold Seal program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential. It was also given a glowing review by the U.S. Review of Books.

“The Tree That Talks” helps children learn how to change a negative thought into a positive one. In the book, Syassen encourages young readers to live in the moment. She believes learning and applying this art can help children create a positive frame of mind which enriches their lives and the lives of those around them. The book also contains information/meditation activities for parents, caregivers and teachers to use for their children.

An excerpt from “The Tree That Talks”:

“‘Yes, that’s right,’ replied the tree. ‘If you don’t worry about yesterday or tomorrow, and enjoy what you are doing right now, this will help you to be happy. It will also help you when you are having trouble making friends, or doing your school homework and many other things.’
The tree continued ‘On days when you are upset, feeling sad, or not happy about the situation you are experiencing, then think of something that makes you happy. This could be hugging me or someone you love. The happy thought helps to make the sad thought go away.’”

Syassen hopes “The Tree That Talks” influences a shift in people’s lifestyles.

“Children are being brought up with an abundance of information and technology, encouraging an indoor lifestyle, detached from the natural world outside and its healing properties,” she says. “This book encourages children to spend time with nature and make the most of what it has to offer them. It also encourages parents to spend time with their children outdoors with nature.”

“The Tree That Talks”
By Barbara Anne Syassen
Softcover | 8 x 10in | 20 pages | ISBN 9781425151195
E-Book | 20 pages | ISBN 9781466973015
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Barbara Anne Syassen (now Barbara Anne Syassen-Beer) lives in Australia with her husband and children. She has worked in the areas of natural therapies, disability care work and Red Cross voluntary work for children with disabilities. Syassen is the author of a series of children’s books focusing on connecting young readers with nature and encouraging positive thinking. Her books have been donated internationally to schools in both Australia and Papua New Guinea and she plans to donate to more charities and educational organizations. She now has a second book out called “The Happy Rainbow” and other books soon to be published are: “The Shining Stars” and “Cheeney the Friendly Dolphin.”

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