• Learning how to identify and examine emotions
• Understanding how to release unwanted thoughts and feelings
• Permission to acknowledge, accept, feel and heal in a unique way
“Aimee Ruland’s book, Float, is a masterpiece of creativity where the intangible becomes relatable, fun and beautifully depicted. Teaching children mindfulness, kindness and intention regarding their feelings might just be the most important lesson we can teach them. This book belongs on the shelf of every child—or anyone who has ever been a child.”
--Stephanie Wharton, M.Ed., INHC
“What a beautiful message for children of all ages! A brilliant example of emotions and feelings that may be difficult for children to define with words. Float is the perfect story to help a child’s mind and body unwind at the end of the day. I found myself thinking about the message long after reading the story.”
--Tanya Swanson, kindergarten teacher
“Beautiful, soothing words to comfort children and guide them in using imagery to help deal with the weight of daily emotions.”
--Susan E. Slater, children’s librarian
“Float does a great job blending imagery to relate to feelings of young children. The colors of the balloons are neatly tied into each feeling discussed in the book. The strategies are appropriate, simple and thought provoking. A great read!”
--Matthew Menard, M.S., M.Ed., LPC
“Aimee Ruland is the Dr. Seuss of children’s therapy books. My seven-year-old loves the book, and so do I.
--Jeffrey Barkstrom, LAC
From Loving Heaing Press www.LHPress.com
Aimee L. Ruland is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with degree concentrations in Psychology and Philosophy. She is an Applied Metapsychology facilitator, Certified Yoga Instructor, Usui Reiki practitioner, meditation guide, and mother. She holds an affinity with birds of prey, studies in quantum mechanics, and sculpting with her daughter.
Carl R. Anderson has been an Operations Engineer for over twenty years. He enjoys carpentry, homesteading, and expressing himself artistically through a variety of media.
Aimee and Carl are husband and wife team.