The Books

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1. To be titled

Breathing/Tuning to one's own rhythm
Breathing is essential to life; conscious breathing is a simple yet effective way to regain one's calm and balance by tuning in to the body's own rhythm.

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2. To be titled

Meditation/Finding one's inner calm
In everyone, there is a haven of peace and wisdom. Meditation is a tool that aims to establish this personal space, or reconnect with it.

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3. To be titled

Grounding/Strengthening one's self-confidence
Growing up often carries its share of fears and hesitations. Setting up solid foundations (roots) is what helps to build and nurture a strong self-confidence.

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Knowing oneself/Loving and appreciating
Strong self-confidence and self-esteem are the building blocks of healthy relationships, thus, learning to appreciate who we are is a treasure for life.

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5. To be titled

Discernment/Listening to one’s intuition
Learning to listen to one’s inner voice/truth and trust it, is learning to remain authentic in all situations.

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6. To be titled

Assertion/Confidence in oneself
Assertion is not opposition… it is about confidently relying on self-esteem to take one’s place and keep it in the respect of self and others.

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7. To be titled

Self-respect/Daring to be oneself
Developing good communication skills also implies expressing one’s emotions and sentiments in an appropriate manner… which can sometimes be a challenge!

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8. To be titled

Self-responsibility/Encouraging one's autonomy
Growing up, is also about learning to manage one’s emotions, acquiring more autonomy… and becoming responsible.

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Tools of the Heart - Volume 1

Contains the titles 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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Tools of the Heart - Volume 2

Contains the titles 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Tools of the Heart presents a children’s book collection for ages 4 to 6, which aim at helping children develop a strong sense of self in order to find the calm, the strength, the confidence, and the solutions that emerge from within.

A visual and literary universe was created with the intention of making children feel good, while being close to reality, so they could, and adults alike, transpose their own points of reference.

Each story ends with a reminder of important notions through the use of questions and answers… These allow for the retention of essential points of the story while facilitating their integration in the children’s reality.

1. To be titled

Breathing/Tuning to one's own rhythm Breathing is essential to life; conscious breathing is a simple yet effective way to regain one's calm and balance by tuning in to the body's own rhythm.

2. To be titled

Meditation/Finding one's inner calm In everyone, there is a haven of peace and wisdom. Meditation is a tool that aims to establish this personal space, or reconnect with it.

3. To be titled

Grounding/Strengthening one's self-confidence Growing up often carries its share of fears and hesitations. Setting up solid foundations (roots) is what helps to build and nurture a strong self-confidence.

4. To be titled

Knowing oneself/Loving and appreciating Strong self-confidence and self-esteem are the building blocks of healthy relationships, thus, learning to appreciate who we are is a treasure for life.

5. To be titled

Discernment/Listening to one’s intuition Learning to listen to one’s inner voice/truth and trust it, is learning to remain authentic in all situations.

6. To be titled

Assertion/Confidence in oneself Assertion is not opposition… it is about confidently relying on self-esteem to take one’s place and keep it in the respect of self and others.

7. To be titled

Self-respect/Daring to be oneself Developing good communication skills also implies expressing one’s emotions and sentiments in an appropriate manner… which can sometimes be a challenge!

8. To be titled

Self-responsibility/Encouraging one's autonomy Growing up, is also about learning to manage one’s emotions, acquiring more autonomy… and becoming responsible.

Tools of the Heart – Volume 1

Contains the titles 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Tools of the Heart – Volume 2

Contains the titles 5, 6, 7 and 8.

 

There is no «I» in team

Michèle Rappe, Patrick Arguin and Hélène Beaudette, during the launch of the complete french collection, sunday December 18th 2017.

The Tools of the Heart book collection was made possible through the collaboration of three complementary people driven by the same dedication and faith in the project!

« Alone, we go faster… Together we go farther! »

Patrick Arguin
(concept and illustrations)

Patrick Arguin has nurtured a life long passion for illustration, and developing, since 1998, a solid experience as a graphic designer. But Patrick had another passion growing : humans and their well-being! His desire to help others, especially children, was the guiding light in conceiving «Tools of the Heart». He now shares his time between his work as a Reiki practitioner, schoolyard counsellor, the translation of the books and the preparation of the «Tools of the Heart» workshops.

Michele Rappe
(collaboration and texts)

Born in Belgium and residing permantly in Quebec since 2000, Michele Rappe is, among other things, a professional visual artist. But words have taken the creative lead for the past few years: novellas, stories for children, theater, poetry… It is her passion for writing and her sensitivity that come alive in her texts. She offers writing accompaniment as a public writer.

Helene Beaudette
(support, coaching and collaboration)

Teacher, life coach, personal growth facilitator and Reiki Master, Helene Beaudette offers private counselling and workshops aimed at nurturing one’s well-being. Reiki Master and member of the Reiki Alliance (international community of masters), she teaches and forms future masters. She’s been offering her services since 1998, true to her unwavering humanism and compassion.