December 13, 2023
Please join us and our guest, Amy L. Stark, Ph.D., for a show on You Are More Than: A Primer for Finding Light in Your Heart. The illustrated story, written for children ages 5-12, explains with clear examples you are more than what you see on the outside. In a broader context, Dr. Stark writes about the connection to each other, our planet and finding purpose in taking care of the planet and being of service. “It’s a book of hope for children,” says Dr. Stark, “giving hope to kids so they know they can reach out to others for help and be of service when someone around them needs help. It’s an exploration into this life-affirming connection that gives a person purpose.” She also says, “While we say this book is for children, it’s actually for all ages, as many adults find it to be uplifting and inspirational.” The illustrator is Moran Reudor, whose enchanting watercolor illustrations bring the story to life.
Dr. Amy Stark is a children’s book author and noted clinical psychologist based in Santa Ana, California. She received her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego and is best known for her work with children in high-conflict divorce situations. Dr. Stark is the author of seven books including three about self-esteem: Whole Heart for Girls, Whole Heart for Young Women, and Whole Heart for Boys. She’s also authored a 3-book illustrated Fairy Godmother book series: The Fairy Godmother Next Door, The Fairy Godmother Babysits, and The Fairy Godmother Helps the Monarchs. Dr. Stark facilitates Whole Heart for Girls self-esteem workshops for Girl Scouts of Orange County and other groups. She has been interviewed by Oprah and published by Readers Digest. Learn more at DrAmyStark.com.