Upcoming events at New Dominion Bookshop

Upcoming events at New Dominion Bookshop:

On Wednesday, November 4 (5:30 PM), New Dominion Bookshop will host Christine Hohlbaum who will present selections from The Power of Slow: 101 Ways to Save Time in Our 24/7 World.

On Saturday, November 7 (11:00 AM), New Dominion Bookshop will host Dougie Morris who will present selections from Wilhelmina Under the Stairs.

Christine Hohlbaum will present selections from

The Power of Slow

101 Ways to Save Time in Our 24/7 World

on Wednesday, November 4 at 5:30 PM

The Power of Slow means mindful living. The object of ‘slow’ is to establish a positive relationship with time so we have more of it. The principles for living that her book suggests refer to our individual choice about how we spend our personal bank account of time. My message is to encourage others to disengage from clock combat to embrace a more abundant attitude towards time itself.

So many of us live in a time-starved world. The event will present selections from Hohlbaum’s workshop, “Time Abundance: How to Establish a Positive Relationship with the Clock,” which teaches people about mindful living and abundance as it relates to their relationship with time itself.

During the discussion, people will learn how to disengage from clock combat, why multitasking is a myth and why focus is so important, how to create gadget-free zones to foster your immediate relationships, how to avoid procrastination by addressing what’s most important, and how to create ways to find time to do what you love.

Christine Hohlbaum, author of Diary of a Mother (2003), SAHM I Am (2005) and The Power of Slow (2009), works as a PR consultant, having represented a broad range of clients, including best-selling authors, public speakers, media personalities, and corporations. Christine has appeared on NPR, CNN.com and in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe Magazine, Pregnancy magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, Parents and Woman’s Day. When she isn’t writing, holding seminars, or shuttling kids to soccer practice, she prefers to frolic mindfully throughout the Bavarian countryside with her husband.

Dougie Morris will present selections from

Wilhelmina Under the Stairs

on Saturday, November 7 at 11:00 AM

Wilhelmina Under the Stairs is a middle-grade chapter book based on a personal experience and the author’s love of classic animal tales. The story developed from an experience she and her family had following a flood at our former weekend home, Alone Mill, near Lexington. Two river rats who we named Wilhelmina and Wilbur actually made their home under their stairs!

Wilhelmina has lived her whole life in peaceful safety on the banks of the Maury River. She’s one of the Maury River rats, a stable, close-knit pack. But Wilhelmina’s bored with safety, tired of being protected. She longs to break free and strike out on her own. When a flood sweeps her away from her family, she’s washed downstream and into the adventure of a lifetime. Can she survive on her own? Will her new home under the stairs of a farmhouse be discovered by the people who show up unexpectedly? Will the handsome and brave Wilbur of the James River pack return her affection?

Along with the exciting, suspenseful plot, Wilhelmina Under the Stairs (illustrated by the author’s daughter, Catherine Morris) explores the universal issues of gaining independence, finding one’s place in the world, developing friendships and romantic relationships, and learning the value of family and community.

Dougie Morris is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She is a former teacher and a CASA volunteer. Some of her interests other than writing and spending time with her family are traveling, gardening, and cooking. This is her first book.

Illustrator Catherine Morris is a pediatric nurse practitioner.

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