Books + MultiMedia

Lifestyle: Gardening and Herbs

 

Herbal Enthusiast and Master Gardener Volunteer Graduate (‘98): Becky’s love and enthusiasm for herbs is the seed that sprouted her family’s Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow dream. Studying herbs since 1988, she is a garden writer, featured public speaker, instructor on herb and garden topics.

Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow Garden Guides design based on Becky’s most popular classes, workshops and presentations, allowing creative space for notes.

 

Herbal Treasures Gardener's Planning Journal & Coloring Book

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Gardener’s Planning Journal & Coloring Book by Becky Cortino

Poetry, art, literature and gardening joys converge between the covers of this Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow Gardener’s Planning Journal and Coloring Book. Providing a unique gardening companion, it is designed with a heart’s desire to create a useful planning journal to delight gardeners who share a passion for digging in the dirt. This nifty book provides a place to lay out new designs, notes for seasons ahead, doodle planned changes, track orders, keep a running inventory of anticipated supplies — all in one place. Throughout this book, year-round tips and ideas will enhance every garden, with places to sketch-out design ideas for that Dream Garden as inspiration strikes. Coloring features and images scattered throughout provide rainy day enjoyment. Presented seasonally, this planning journal helps gardeners stay organized, complimented by space for journalling and creativity!

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Herbal Treasures A Basketful of Herbal Snippets

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Garden Guide: A Basketful of Herbal Snippets by Becky Cortino

Discover new ways to enjoy herbs every day! Steeped in years of herbal fascination, this book presents a luscious Herbal Inspiration ‘sampler platter,’ served up for you to relish the true Wonder of herbs, based on Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow’s most popular programs presented by herbal enthusiast Becky Cortino. Culinary & Crafting Ideas Using Herbs from Your Garden Quick & Easy Ways to Enhance Your Home & Life with Herbs… *Planning Your Herb Garden *Harvesting & Using Fresh Herbs *Preserving the Harvest *Herbs in the Kitchen *Herbed Oils, Vinegars & Butters *A Cup of Herbal Cheer *Herbal Iced Tea *Favorite Herbal Tea Cookie Recipes *Potpourri: A Beautiful Blend *Garden Art: The Garden Seat *Scent-imental Christmas tree Come along on this winding garden path, to discover more beautiful ways to enhance your home and life with herbs…

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Herbal Treasures Christmas Herbs

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Garden Guide: Christmas Herbs by Becky Cortino

Discover the history, significance and symbolism of herbs and greenery steeped in Christmas tradition, while enjoying fresh, herbally-infused recipes, presented by herbal enthusiast Becky Cortino. Based on her most popular Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow programs, Becky’s Herbal Inspirations encourage readers to find new meaning, joy, and wonder in the beauty Christmas herbs, greenery and decor add to celebrations, surrounding this season.

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Lifestyle: Christian Creative Arts Ministry

 

Gift of Heart: Impacting Lives Through Christian Creative Arts by Becky Cortino

Gift of Heart: Impacting Lives Through Christian Creative Arts by Becky Cortino

Are you looking for a meaningful way to serve? Christian creative arts ministry provides a means to touch hearts with ideas, lessons and uplifting messages. In today’s entertainment-driven society, this ministry form is viable, with endless opportunities. Fear not! Although the name may imply requiring great creativity — it does not. Simply, a heart to serve is essential. This inspiring guide is presented as a springboard to spark imagination by Becky Cortino, based on her experience as a family entertainer since 1997. Learn what Christian creative arts ministry is, and why it is important. Discover possibilities surrounding all of us daily. Explore easily-implemented special event ideas, proven appropriate for varied venues and situations, along with four popular ministries to consider. You will benefit from tried-and-true insight and professional tips. A personal view presented from the trenches will help you know the positive impact made through simple gifts of the heart.

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Lifestyle: Health and Humor

On the FlipSide: Becky is the Creative Mind behind Healing Humor: Live Happy – Be Healthy and AHeart4Clowning series about Injecting Humor in the Healthcare Setting, via Applied Humor Therapy. Writer, featured public speaker, trainer, with multimedia training series, based on nearly 14 years of performing in the healthcare setting and leading a hospital humor program.

 

From the Heart: Injecting Healing Humor in the Healthcare Setting by Becky Cortino

From the Heart: Injecting Healing Humor in the Healthcare Setting by Becky Cortino

While it is said the longest journey begins with a single step, the adventures of a hospital or caring clown into the Great Clown Unknown may comprise the most incredible experience of a lifetime, in every step taken by those funny shoes and in the true heart behind that nose. This book is written based upon personal experience, explorations and interest-directed research serving in the trenches, as a hospital or caring clown since 1997. Presented as an inspiring collage from my clown heart as a grassroots volunteer community-based hospital clown creative ministry coordinator, this book is well-seasoned with insight, served up with the purpose of providing a dose of encouragement to active healthcare venue performers and creative arts entertainers; those with a heartfelt desire to inject healing humor into the healthcare setting; or those simply interested in taking a peek into the joy-full existence, a part of the blessed journey of hospital/caring clowns and creative arts family entertainers!

 

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Injecting Healing Humor in the Healthcare Setting by Becky Cortino

Injecting Healing Humor in the Healthcare Setting by Becky Cortino

An inspiring guide filled with ideas and savvy solutions for Hospital Clowns, Healthcare Family Entertainers, Applied Humor Therapists, and SmileMakers, by Becky Cortino, based on her almost 14 years of hospital clowning experience, beginning in 1997. Insightfully written to encourage those in the trenches desiring to generously inject Healing Humor in the healthcare setting, through effectively entertaining, touching hearts, spreading a contagious epidemic of laughter and cheer through lavish doses of Joy and Wonder! *Pointers and Tips for Entertaining in Healthcare Setting *Inspirations and Ideas for Putting Your Best Foot Forward *Actionable Steps to be an Effective Healthcare Family Entertainer *Journaling and List-keeping Section *Special Reader BONUS Gifts ($45 Value)

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A Heart 4 Clowning How to Establish a Hospital Clown or Creative Ministry Guide by Becky Cortino

A Heart 4 Clowning How to Establish a Hospital Clown or Creative Ministry Guide by Becky Cortino

Are you all Dressed Up with No Place to go? Have you had Hospital Clown, Caring Clown or Healthcare Family Entertainer training, but no established hospital or healthcare facility program where you can apply it? Do you need a dose of encouragement? There are many preliminaries and considerations that need to be addressed in setting up a hospital or healthcare facility humor program. The nuts ‘n bolts to help you build a group is provided in the 131 pages of this ‘how-to’ guide for injecting healing humor in the healthcare setting through creative arts. This book provides: Experienced insight, ideas and inspirations to encourage unique ministry. Considerations in setting up a hospital clown, caring clown or healthcare family entertainer group, troupe or creative ministry. How to present your idea to a hospital or healthcare facility. Organization, team-building and training ideas. Case Studies and Printable Forms to encourage and support efforts.

 

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MultiMedia: Healing Humor 

Funny Smile Makerz Kit by Becky Cortino

Funny Smile Makerz Kit by Becky Cortino

Create Endless Smiles ‘n Memories with Funny Smile Makerz Kit! Designed especially for those who want to spread laughter and cheer, while making happy memories for others. Always a hit with all ages, Funny Smile Makerz Smiles communicate clearly in all languages! Share Smiles everywhere — anytime! Once purchased, print as many as you want, as often as you need. Just for FUN — share Funny Smiles wherever you go! Create a simple, special leave-behind for patients or residents of a healthcare facility or nursing home, humor programs, events and venues, humanitarian purposes, and outreach events. One size fits all! Great FUN for everyone!

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There's a Clown in My Soup! Best Practices Edutrainment Video for Clown Rounds by Becky Cortino

There’s a Clown in My Soup! Best Practices Edutrainment Video for Clown Rounds by Becky Cortino

There’s a Clown in My Soup video is a Best Practices EduTrainment Clown Rounds program is especially for Hospital Clowns, Caring Clowns and Healthcare Family Entertainers… Presented to integrate universal concepts for performers in the healthcare venue, this program makes effective learning enjoyable in a fresh, fun and colorful, new, memorable way.

No more talking heads, drab, dull or boring training sessions with this program! Instead, a sugar-coated, humorous presentation of 21 Key Questions Every Healthcare Family Entertainer should be able to answer. Developed by Becky Cortino, hospital clown who injected healing humor in the healthcare setting for nearly 14 years, served as coordinator of one of the oldest all-volunteer hospital clown programs in the world, founder and director of FRMC Charlie’s Chaplains’ now-infamous “Skool” in which she trained 245 hospital clowns.

This innovative and inspiring training program includes a “Clown Soup” Facilitator Guide, and printable Participant 21 Key Questions Booklet. [Video and all materials are in color.]

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