A powerful manifesto on COVID-19, what we’ve collectively overcome, and where we, as a society, will go from here.
2020 marked a sudden and dramatic change in all of our lives. Few events have affected the entire global population in the same way as this pandemic that wreaked havoc on our livelihoods, relationships, and general well-being. Not one of us was prepared, but as we come to terms with our ‘new normal’, we can start to process the shocking events that have happened to us in the last couple of years.
In Our Breaking Point, Treena Wynes takes us into the heart of the global pandemic to examine the ways COVID-19 has been burning us out. Even those who aren’t healthcare workers, health policy-makers or homeschooling parents have been touched by the virus. Being socially isolated while simultaneously bombarded with constant, alarming news and negative information has amplified our stress in a way never seen before. Jobs were lost, relationships failed, and many of us got sick or had loved ones pass away. Our internal, mental exhaustion, though, extends in ways that are much less obvious and more lasting.
“Ever since the defeat of Night Adder, things have been quiet for the half-blooded angel, Diamond. She’s been training, dancing, and enjoying her new, sober lifestyle with her friends. She may even have found love. But all of that is about to come to an end after she learns who her boyfriend’s father is.
There’s a new villain, something unlike anything she’s ever faced before. Something darker, more evil—something from her past. Something, maybe, that connects to her long-lost father…”
Agents of Angels is a young adult urban fantasy series. In Book One, Diamond in the Rough, Diamond learns she is a half-blooded angel in a court-appointed rehab center, Angels Haven. The world is not what she thought and if she doesn’t get a grip with her new reality she and her new friends will be killed by the Vipers, who are bred to hunt her kind. Night Adder, the leader and the most vicious of the Vipers, has plans to overtake the world which involves the blood of a special half-blood.
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION
SubGenre: Fantasy & Magic
Series title: Agents of Angels
Series Number: 2
eBook ASIN: B0994SFMFB
“she must learn to use her wings not only to protect her friends but all of humanity. Will she succeed, and if so how? That is the question. Morbid and scary as it is, Agents of Angels: Diamond in the Rough by Treena Wynes has a brilliant comic underbelly that will keep you both smiling and cringing page after page.”
The truth is I enjoyed very little of my life growing up.
That’s why I turned to drinking. To drown out the pain and loneliness.
But I had no idea what was in store when I wound up at Angel’s Haven for court-appointed rehab after almost killing myself in a car accident. I was told I shouldn’t have survived.
Maybe if I’d known what was coming I wouldn’t have felt so lost, so out-of-touch with my world, for so long. Maybe if I’d known who I was I could have prepared. I never knew such dark creatures existed, or that they were hunting me, but now I know the power coming after me and running was my only option for survival.
SubGenre:Fantasy & Magic
Series title:Agents of Angels
Am I The Only One?
“…an excellent, lasting guide…a great discussion starter that teens and guardians can use together when issues arise.”
– Dr. Jerry Goebel, founder & developer, The Compassionate Focus and International Courtesy Projects
It’s not easy being a teen. Entering the adult world of judgement and responsibility can be tough, especially when you’re already dealing with a changing body. The need to stand on your own can conflict with your need to belong, and the overwhelming nature of it all can make you wonder if you’re the only one who feels this way. Am I the Only One? helps you see your potential, providing tools to build confidence and hope, and letting you know that even if it feels like it, you are not alone.
Author: Wynes, Treena
Size: 5.50″ x 6.50″
“…thoughtful and relatable.” – Arielle Piche, counsellor, Catholic Family Service
Eating Myself Crazy
Treena’s poignant story made me laugh, made me cry, but most importantly made me feel empowered. She tells her story in a compassionate, easy-to-understand way that everyone should be able to relate to. Her hands-on approach will allow readers to explore and heal their own relationships with food.
– Mary E. Pritchard,Ph.D., Huffington Post & Psychology Today blogger
Eating Myself Crazy is a useful, intimate guide written in plain English. This pocket-sized book shares simple bites of important mind/body facts, and encourages the reader to dig deep to uncover deeply hidden reasons for seeking out emotional relief in food.
Treena offers simple and flexible strategies that can be used to suit any individual’s lifestyle and needs because she understands the work and dedication required stop the addiction cycle, and maintain a healthy relationship with food and eating.
An experienced and active coach, speaker, workshop trainer and blogger, Treena’s goal is to help empower people to overcome their dependence on food to cope with stress, and to do it in a way that demystifies, simplifies and de-jargonizes the vast and often conflicting barrage of information we face in today’s information bloated society.
length: 192 pages
published: March 2013
I’m probably the last person to read a diet book as I’ve never been on a diet. But Eating Myself Crazy is much more than that… It’s an honest exploration of the warped relationship we often have with food and the harm it does to our health, personal relationships and mental well-being. It’s full of good tips, even for a non-dieter like me!
– Amy Jo Ehman, Food blogger/columnist and author of Prairie Feast: A Writer’s Journey Home for Dinner (Coteau Books).