Celebrating the Life of a True Coach

June 21, 2014 at 2:03 am (Events) (, , , , , )

DSC03496Author, Coach, Mother, Wife and Mentor Reeshemah Holmes passed away this week.

A little over a year ago, I had the pleasure of meeting her in person.  We coordinated a book signing at Half Price Books together where I was introduced to her friends, her students, and customers. I had the pleasure of reviewing her book for this blog, read it here.

I am not close to Reeshemah, I only met her a few times.  I enjoyed her company and her book.  In the time that I spent with her I saw that she radiated excitement for life and encouraged a wholesome existence to all she came in contact with – from the inside out.  She taught eating right as well as thinking right.  She spoke of her Lord often and seemed to wish that everyone could come to live healthily and happily.

That being said, I have not been privy to the information regarding her death, so I do not want this to be construed as an obituary of any kind.

I do want to direct anyone searching my blog for information (her name came up a lot in my search history this week) to her website.  There is a notice there regarding the family’s wishes and request for donations in lieu of flowers to help cover costs. That website is here.

For friends and family, as well as the public who missed the opportunity to meet her, I’d like to make these photos available.

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I don’t believe I had the pleasure of ever taking a picture with her, I always thought I’d have another chance as I intended on booking her for another signing.  She was a joy to have in the store and the customers talked fondly of her presence afterward.  I had a signed copy of her book, but someone else I knew needed to read her worldview and mantra for themselves and I loaned my copy out.

She has left behind quite a legacy.  My prayers are with her family and I hope yours are too.

Download her book to your kindle, or purchase a paperback, here: Don’t Die By Your Own Hands.

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July 2013 Events!

June 20, 2013 at 9:18 pm (Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

George Wright Padgett July

Reeshemah at North Oaks

Karyna Humble

Karyna North Oaks

Quilting with Good Books

Melinda McGuire July 2013

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Easy Breezy Reads…

May 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm (Education, Events, Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

mercy-watsonTitle: Mercy Watson Fights Crime

Author: Kate DiCamillo

I heard a rumor that Kate DiCamillo used to work for Half Price Books. With that being said, and me being an event coordinator for the company, I am bound and determined to get her in my store. So of course, I have to read everything she wrote aloud to my daughter in the interim.

And the kiddo loved Mercy Watson. It’s an easy reader chapter book with lots of pictures, and after sitting through countless Magic Tree House books, her attention span is right on par with these pig stories.

I highly recommend Mercy Watson books for toddlers on up to kiddos who can read this for themselves (8 years?). Mercy is highly entertaining as are her co-stars.

And for the Adults in the room…

Stay posted for future signings.

Stay posted for future signings.

Title: Don’t Die By Your Own Hands

Author: Reeshemah Holmes

I booked nutrition coach Reeshemah Holmes for a book signing at Half Price Books in Humble. The signing was just last night and she was kind enough to give me a copy of her book to read and review.

It truly is a busy person’s guide. It’s just shy of 70 pages and depending on your reading speed could take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to conquer. I read it right before heading to bed after coming home from the signing.

It’s a great motivational tool for those who have already selected a diet plan; encouraging them not with a specific diet, but the tools to stick to the diet they’ve chosen as a lifestyle rather than a fad.

Don’t Die By Your Own Hands is definitely worth while for anyone wanting to change their life but uncertain of their power to do so… or someone who is convinced that they can change at any time, but haven’t changed yet.

For homeschooling parents who read my blog, this is also a good book to hand your teens as a lifestyle guide to follow their sports/ P.E. programs and rituals.  There’s a lot of good advice about handling goals, nutrition, and staying healthy mentally in order to stay healthy physically.

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Coach Reeshemah Holmes talking with customers at Half Price Books Humble book signing, May 2013.

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May 2013 Events

April 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm (Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

At Half Price Books Humble

ComicPalooza 2013

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Don’t forget, we also do Book Club on the first Monday of the month, Poetry Night on the first Thursday of the month, and Journaling on the second Thursday of the month.

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