The workbook is known as ANOTHER PIECE OF SALTWATER TAFFY and designed to spark enthusiasm in the minds of middle school students. As the author of Saltwater Taffy and motivator of young minds, it is my job to remind children that life is an adventure to be lived FULL OUT. Always.
Let us be clear, I am not talking about an adventure to become ‘famous’ or the mis-adventures of becoming the next American Idol who only dreams of Dancing With The Stars. The adventure I am referring to is our ability to recognize the messages coming from one’s own heart.
While Saltwater Taffy is an adventure novel, I felt the need to add in a bonus ‘non-fiction’ chapter. This bonus chapter is an open letter to my readers…affectionately known as TAFFY HEADS. In this chapter I referred to this thing called the Heart Compass. The Heart Compass is a feeling inside of everyone that guides us towards the things we love.
Now, imagine a world if where more people loved what they did for a living. Seriously, how good can a ‘good paying job’ actually be if you hate doing it day after day? When you continue to do something you hate, that something is not only an example of wasting time, but an example of a wasted life. I refuse to allow my readers to waste their lives by simply fitting in with the crowd.
The problem facing our educational system is that we, the voters, continue to allow budget cuts for sports, music and the arts. Imagine if Americans got together and said: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I love the focus on math and science, but shouldn’t we teach our children how to ‘be creative?’ Shouldn’t we teach children to celebrate their differences and stop the mental struggles of trying to ‘fit in’ in the elusive ‘in crowd?’
ANOTHER PIECE OF SALTWATER celebrates and cultivates the creative mind, because I believe that every moment in life is another adventure waiting to happen. Why not embark on that adventure and turn our dreams into our realities? I have spent my entire life doing just that an here is the contents of Another Piece of Saltwater Taffy; A Guide to Getting What You Want.
ANOTHER PIECE OF SALTWATER TAFFY
THE STARTING LINE
A Saweet Introduction – 1
THE BIG ADVENTURE
How to Begin – 6
7 Steps to Finding What You Love – 15
How to Deal With Peer Pressure – 36
How to Develop a High Self-Esteem – 42
7 Steps to Better Relationships With Parents – 53
Becoming Your Own Money Manager – 65
Understanding the 4 Types of Goals – 69
7 Easy Pieces – Reaching Your Goals on Time – 78
Life on the Horizon – 92
A Treasure Chest of Words – 95