Rohan Healy currently resides in his ancestral home of Dublin and has published a number of books including “Greeks to Geeks: Practical Stoicism in the 21st Century”, “The 7 Things That Made Me Genuinely & Irreversibly Happy: And How They Can Do The Same For You” and Sci Fi fiction novel Gyaros Book One – The Mice Eat Iron.
I’m not Irish, but it was definitely lucky that Rohan found my blog early on in my blogging days, luckier still that he continued to follow, and most lucky that he recently downloaded a copy of Red Circle Days and was gracious enough to share a review on his blog, Rohan7Things.
Here’s what he had to say: “Well worth checking out! 5 Stars.” – Rohan
Okay he had more to say, and you can read all about it here. Thank you Rohan!
Red Circle Days is a collection of short anecdotes which all contain a theme, a message. This message is always positive and always thought-provoking. A question at the end of each story asks us to ponder on the central theme and take a moment to ask serious questions about our lives, our dreams, our hopes, our challenges, the importance of friends and family and much more. There is a lot to like about this book, and definitely something for everyone. The thing that stood out most for me was Leah’s tales of childhood, both her own and that of her kids. There are some really touching and profound moments that brought a smile to my face and reminded me of the preciousness of that period in our lives and how important it is to nurture and support that delicate stage in the children we engage with.
Having been home schooled for the longer part of my childhood I felt a close connection with the stories of family life. Here in Ireland a current affairs program was aired recently in which journalists went undercover into Ireland’s top crèches and Montessoris. It was shocking and disturbing. Children we strapped into chairs for hours on end, tossed about, slammed into chairs and screamed at by untrained workers. Over half of the crèches in this country have been reported to be in breach of the regulations, and many others are not inspected at all. Anyway it’s encouraging to me that people like Leah are taking an active role in the education and development of their children. The ages of 0 to 3 are the most important regarding child brain development, the years from 4 to 7 are the second most vital. Get these years right and the youngster has a much better chance at doing well later on.
Red Circle Days is funny, heart warming, tragic and everything in between. It captures the sadness and beauty of life in the simple things we can all relate to. Ultimately it is inspiring and hopeful, I came away happier for reading it
Well worth checking out! 5 Stars