New book prompts readers to explore themselves by asking questions that challenge their programmed responses


Darlene Westhelle announces ‘Raising the Love-Light of a Child’ release

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ, October 26, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – “One evening, while we were dining at a bustling family restaurant with a loved one, the buzz of activity and the constant hum of voices seemed to deter pleasant conversations between us. ourselves engaged in intense observation of the activity around us. Through my work with preschoolers, I had already been very sensitive to how our word choices and actions potentially affect children. As if I was watching a movie that highlighted diametrically different family dynamics, even more questions emerged in my mind about how each of us perceives love and expresses it in the world. ” Darlene Westhelle States.

“Raising the Love-Light of a Child: Supporting the Inherent Brilliance in Kids by Humblely Exploring Our Own Inner Darkness” (published by Balboa Press) asks readers to compassionately explore every belief, word, action, perception and system for the potential impact on children, as well as on others in their lives. It also challenges readers to become more aware through meta-reflection, choosing words and actions, based on the loving outcomes they would like to see unfold in their world and the world of children. The overall goal of the book is to provoke self-exploration by asking questions that challenge the programmed, usually unchallenged, reckless answers and contradictions that we communicate to children every day.

“This is not a practical book, but rather a simple provocation of thought for the purpose of self-reflection. Prompted by questions and anecdotes, readers come back to their true selves by examining their personal experiences, their beliefs, opinions, choices and conditioning. Answers will be different for everyone, and readers can sometimes find it difficult to cope with what lurks in their shadows without having looked before. The defensive of the old ways can sometimes emerge, so go ahead and get angry, work through, put yourself in neutral space and read on. By working to raise our own lights of love, we are more likely to create an environment for them. children in whom we could all comfortably and confidently be who we are, because we are, maximizing both potential and contribution, ”Westhelle emphasizes.

When asked what she wanted readers to take away from the book, Westhelle replied, “First and foremost, exploring love beyond what many of us believe it is. , gaining a deeper personal understanding of love as a state of being. Becoming aware of the rote script, autopilot responses and repetitive patterns that we humans perpetuate without much critical thinking, because we often don’t teach what we think we are teaching children. we are. To become aware of ways to strengthen our own lights of love. To recognize that, as part of the growing process, we are continually learning about ourselves- same and change, including the author, and that’s okay, because the past influences the present through lessons learned. ” For more details on the book, please visit

“Raising a child’s light of love: sustaining the inherent radiance in children by humbly exploring our own inner darkness”
Through Darlene Westhelle
Hardcover | 6 x 9 inches | 374 pages | ISBN 9781982264239
Soft cover | 6 x 9 inches | 374 pages | ISBN 9781982264215
Electronic book | 374 pages | ISBN 9781982264222
Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Darlene Westhelle has been an early childhood educator for many years. She is also a mom, grandmother and certified holistic health coach. Although she made it her mission early in her teaching career to work towards preserving infectious, glowing light in children, a journey to breast cancer has inspired her to observe with even more. clarity of how the subtle messages – the rote, programmed, undisputed scripts and learned patterns that she, and others, receive and perpetuate with children – can help tone down this vibrant light over time. Engaging and learning about healthy eating, yoga, metaphysics, distance energy healing, and other spiritual tools from various teachers seemed to lift a veil over her eyes as she changed the energy she was nourishing. his own body. Through her humble introspection, anecdotal examples, questions, and imperfections, Westhelle inspires other child mentors to shed their true light by also examining the deeper meaning of love and how their programming sometimes clashes with it in daily interactions.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider of publishing products specializing in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genres. Through an alliance with global leader in self-publishing Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market benefits of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 844-682-1282 today.

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