Welcome to a book that can change your life.
Choose Your Life: A Travel Guide for Living contains tips on how to view life, ways to handle difficulties, and tools to help increase your happiness. Ideas are presented in a simple and graphic manner easily understood by those who are young, yet the ideas are valuable to people of all ages. So who am I and how did this book originate?
My name is Karen Gedig Burnett. I was an elementary school counselor for over 20 years. Fairly early in my career I started telling stories to help students learn about themselves and how to handle difficulties. I realized I had a talent for taking complex ideas and making them ‘seeable,’ and therefore easier to understand. Some of my stories became children’s books, and as of this date I have four published books dealing with life skills.
As my books were published I began speaking at other schools, sharing the messages contained in the stories. Although my primary audience was often elementary students, adults would invariably come forward with comments such as: “This helped me more than it helped my students (or child).” Or, “I needed to hear that. It will help me deal with….” Or, “I wish I had learned this when I was younger.” Or, “You should do something like this for adults.” One person even said, “I’ve been in therapy for six years, but you helped me more in one hour than [therapy did] in all that time.” So although I was often speaking to children, adults benefited from my messages as well. That’s when I realized that I needed to write this book.