New book release August 2017 - title: UNKNOWN.
UNKNOWN starts with the concept of self-love.
It's a delightful mindfulness picture book that reflects on going deeper and discovering your true nature.
Growing up in New York, Stephen found himself in a constant struggle to fit in. He decided to leave for school and go to Arizona State, where he graduated, moved to Los Angeles, and married his wife.
There are many stories of him performing courageous acts of love, including the one where he jumped in front of a moving car at the speed of 40mph, to save his mini dachshund, Polka Dot.
Then came the time when he received a call from his mother at 6am on a Thursday morning, telling him that his father had suddenly passed away from a heart attack. He decided to move back for a short while, and spend time with his family.
During that period, his reflection on gratitude for the lessons his father gave him struck a chord of listened intuition about the importance of living in the present moment.
After the shock wore him down enough to finally surrender, the next step was to go on to pursue the creation of UNKNOWN and describe his interpretation of awakening in a new life.
Without the help from a great friend, Chris Schneekluth in his skills of design, and his cousin, Michaela Wawryk for her gorgeous illustrations, this gift to you would not be possible.
When you are feeling at all discouraged, we hope UNKNOWN brings you the encouragement to shine in your beauty, live in the now, and be more confident - then bring that difference into this world.
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