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About Bonita Bandaries
Bonita's newest book, A Guide to Self-Publishing When Your Dream is Becoming An Author, was inspired by many caregivers, current and past, chatting with her at health and wellness expos were interested in learning how to write and publish their stories.
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In 2019 Bonita presented several seminars to share information with aspiring authors. The seminars have been popular with people at various stages of writing in different genres. Watch for dates of sessions in 2020.
Bonita is currently writing a devotion book to add to her Promise Kept Books of inspiration for family caregivers. She meets the public at wellness fairs and conducts an annual event to recognize family caregivers during November, National Family Caregivers Month.
A PROMISE KEPT is a memoir inspired by Bonita's role of caregiver for her mother. She hopes it will become daily encouragement for people who are caregivers for loved ones. The Spanish translation is UNA PROMESA CUMPLIDA.
A PROMISE KEPT INSPIRATIONAL GUIDE FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS is a companion book to A PROMISE KEPT but can stand alone. It gives specific suggestions for respite for caregivers. Readers are guided to examine their situations, find ways to reduce stress and become stronger emotionally, physically, and mentally. Support groups find this book helpful.
REFLECTIONS, A PROMISE KEPT JOURNAL's blank, undated pages make it a useful tool for keeping track of appointments or writing personal notes.
RECIPES THAT WARM THE HEART, A PROMISE KEPT COOKBOOK is a collection of recipes and stories by senior friends and family.
Bonita enjoys coordinating community events to share information about caregiving. Go to www.bonitabandaries.com for links to other writings, follow her schedule of events, and see all products.
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The gifts of gratitude described inside include the subjects of children, pets, nature, travel and, in one case, mushrooms. We also list our favorite causes we support.
And we are pleased to share the results with you in this book celebrating gratitude: the inspirational essays, narratives and insights. The intention of this book is to empower and uplift you, too, to notice what's around you and give appreciation.
Thank you for reading—and celebrating—gratitude!
Contributors include Martin Salama, Holly R. Fitzpatrick, Rich Liotta, Crystal Rector, LaVerne M. Byrd, Katherine Cobb, Carol Brusegar, Irena Kay, Rick Binder, Rebecca Brown, Patti Smith, Jen DG, Linda Bittle, Shona Battersby, Ruth McGarry, Uranchimeg (Urna) Belanger, Roberta Gold, Bill McCarthy, Kerri McManus, and Asha Khalil.
Also Judi G. Reid, Gwyn Goodrow, Joe Raab, Veronica Hollingsworth, Nikki Brown, Anne M. Skinner, Susan P. Sloan, Daphne Bach Greer, Fiona-Louise, Grace Kusta Nasralla, Merwyn Evans, Lisa S. Campbell, Dr. Ola B. Madsen, Carol Trant Dean, Connie Ragen Green, and Heidi Miller-Ford.
Also Marcelle della Faille, Carol Stockall, Michelle Francik, Michelle Barrial, Mary Anne Strange, Paula S. Webb, Norma Bonner Elmore, Ruben J. Rocha, Linda Faulk, Leasha West, Maxiann Forbes, Shari-Jayne Boda, Ellen Watts, Diana Bianchi, and Lorrie M. Nixon.
Also Charlisa E. Delancy-Cash, Carol Caffey, Barbara Watson, Nancy J. Haberstich, Mary Duggan, Rachel A. Kowalski, Joel Bloom, Carla Parvin, LC Plaunt, Steve Sponseller, Diane Kurzava, Holly Pitas, Corynne Stickley, Tara Kachaturoff, Mary Choo, Letitia Hicks, Karen Hannon, Susan Hayes, Debbie Bolton, Metka Lebar, Rocky Henriques, Donna Mogan, Bonita Bandaries, and Maria E Davis.
Also Gregory Hoffmaster, La Wanna G. Parker, Alberta Fredricksen, Dawn Rafferty, Margy Lang, Robyn MacKillop, Audrey Berry, Caroline Ravelo, Brenda Lanigan, Taeko Hayatsu, Clay Morgan, Ingrid Cook, Peggy Lee Hanson, Donna Burgher, LuWanda Ford, Tonia Sample, Julaina Kleist-Corwin, Kit Rosato, and Cherry-Ann Carew.
Also Adrienne Dupree, Anne Domagala, Warren L. Henderson, Jr., Ruth Strebe, Katie De Souza, Gabby De Souza, Suzanne Cousins, Melissa Ellen Penn, J. Russell Burck, Louise Lavergne, and Katrina Oko-Odoi.
Recipes that Warm the Heart includes holiday, special occasion, and comfort foods along with stories by the author, family, and friends. Journal pages are included for readers to record their favorite recipes and reflections.
Recipes that Warm the Heart will have you remembering favorite recipes and warm thoughts. Purchase a copy and record your favorites and their stories making the book a treasured family cookbook. Buy extra copies for gifts for bridal showers, housewarming, or occasions like Mother's Day.
"En este mundo, todo tiene su hora; hay un momento para todo cuanto ocurre." Eclesiastés 3:1. Una Promesa Cumplida fue inspirada por las experiencias de Bonita Bandaries en su papel de cuidadora de su madre. Ya sea si usted está en una temporada de cuidar a algún ser querido quien no puede hacerlo por sí mismo, o está lidiando con la lucha emocional de ver envejecer a un miembro de la familia, este libro será una verdadera fuente de esperanza y fortaleza durante este tiempo. Bonita identifi có citas bíblicas específi cas manifestando su percepción y fuerza para vencer los retos emocionales. Ella comparte su muy personal historia como cuidadora para alentar a otros que puedan estar en esta temporada de sus vidas. Una Promesa Cumplida no es un libro de leer y tirar, sino uno para conservar a la mano para leer y releer con frecuencia.
"Divinamente inspirado ... tocará muchos corazones."
—Sam Weaver, Oil and Wine Ministries Anderson, Missouri.
Un enfermero y consejero por 20 años a familias que atraviesan estas experiencias: "Es consolador y provee fuerza día a día. Yo recomiendo muchísimo este libro."
—Ruth W. Pledger, RN, MSN LPC, San Antonio, Texas.