Readers Have to Say
this book provides comfort from lonely and isolated feelings
that can take hold when serious life problems arise.
Blossom! is a spotlight on the power that attitude holds
in shaping how disappointment and uncertainty are coped
with, and ultimately, how inner peace can be found.
This book is a gift for every human being who has suffered
in the face of bewildering, confusing problems. Nancy Proud
Freebery shares with her readers what she has learned."
Kathleen B. Craven
The Pilot School
revealed to me, that while I exercise, pray, and "do
it all" as a career woman/mother, I am not doing so
mindfully. I have been living life waiting for the latest
struggle or problem to end, rather than finding the joy
in the process. This is the first time I feel like I can
forge a path to wholeness and connect my mind to my body
and my spirit.
I thank Nancy for inspiring me and for her honesty."
Mother of Child with Learning Differences
you, Nancy, for reminding us of the peace and joy of balance
- and for allowing us to see your soul. Like a light that
flickers with different air currents or at times burns steadily
like a solid church candle, your description of the path
you have taken to achieve balance has given me renewed energy.
Blossom! has shown us the parents' path which we often do
not appreciate in its daily struggles.
Thank you for reminding me to slow down and look again."
The Pilot School
has been a long time in coming. Finally there is a book
from a parent's perspective, from one heart to another.
As a therapist, you can give parents ideas and encourage
them, but when it comes from another parent of a child with
special needs, it means so much more because someone has
walked in their shoes. This book is a great tool for parents.
It is candid, encouraging and uplifting. It also gives therapists
insight into what families go through on a day to day basis.
I would recommend this book to both professionals and parents."
Wendy Harron, OTR/L
A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
a psychologist I am particularly grateful for the section
on self-care in Blossom! I have worked with "special
children" and their families for about twenty-five
years. My practice now is quite comprehensive and I deal
with a range of life situations. Self-care is critical for
all of us. I have information about Nancy's book in my waiting
room. I find her message to be both personal and universal.
Thanks to Nancy for taking the time to share it to help
Lee Anderson, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist DE/PA
has done an excellent job of telling her family's story
in the book Blossom! It is so captivating and a joy to read.
She did a wonderful job covering every aspect of what it
takes to grow when dealing with sensory issues.
I believe that this book will be a great resource and a
comfort to many families. I wish more families could be
as dedicated to finding a workable solution to "what
life throws at you."
LaVern Davis, OTR/L
wish I had had Blossom! available to me six years ago when
I was going through my divorce and the adjustment of trying
to raise three children on my own. Although my struggle
was very different, I went through a lot of the same emotions.
I took many lessons and much inspiration from the book along
with the fact that it affirmed lessons it took me years
to figure out on my own. I could feel Nancy's pain, fear,
struggle and accomplishment. I cried right along with her.
. .especially reading the 'Acceptance' chapter. "
Assistant to the President
United Electric Supply, Inc.
class adopted Nancy's "It's Not What Life Throws At
It's How You Catch It" phrase as our class