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Cynthia Wylie

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Bloomers’ creator, Cynthia Wylie, was raised on a farm in Western Pennsylvania. She came up with the idea of “Bloomers” as she was raising her own children and trying to get them to eat their vegetables.

“One day, I made up little garden characters I called the “Bloomers” who lived in a mythical place called Bloomers Island, where they would grow their own food and eat only vegetables. When my children would visit the family farm they would look for the “Bloomers” while digging up potatoes and laughing with delight in discovery. Naturally, they always ate the vegetables they harvested.”

Wylie herself spent the better part of her childhood playing in the woods, fields, and gardens of her family farm, before the advent of computers, smart phone
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Cynthia Wylie My own world, Bloomers Island. I know it so well, and it would be magical. Plus, I love nature, plants and trees. And I know all the characters intima…moreMy own world, Bloomers Island. I know it so well, and it would be magical. Plus, I love nature, plants and trees. And I know all the characters intimately. It would be a dream come true.(less)
Cynthia Wylie Books I Read/Listened to or Reread in 2019 (in no particular order)

1. The Overstory, Richard Powers
2. Michel Thomas Dutch Lessons 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
3. …more
Books I Read/Listened to or Reread in 2019 (in no particular order)

1. The Overstory, Richard Powers
2. Michel Thomas Dutch Lessons 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
3. Rapid Dutch Volumes 1 and 2
4. High Performance Habits, Brendon Burchard
5. The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success, Albert-Lászlio Barabasi
6. The Surrender Experiment, Michael A. Singer
7. The Untethered Soul (reread), Michael A. Singer
8. Emotional Intelligence, 2.0, Travis Bradberry
9. Finding Your Element, Ken Robinson
10. How Will You Measure Your Worth?, Clayton M. Christensen
11. Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change (reread), Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, ...
12. How to Be a Badass, Jen Sincero (read and reread)
13. Less, Andrew Sean Greer
14. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
15. March, Geraldine Brooks
16. Where The Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
17. The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates
18. Learn Dutch Level 2 and 3, Innovative Language Learning
19. Paradise, Toni Morrison
20. Reckless, Cornelia Funke
21. Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss
22. Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely
23. On Being Human, Jennifer Pastiloff

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Atomic Habits, James Clear

Favorites:
1. Influencer
2. The Water Dancer
3. Never Split the Difference
4. March
5. The Underground Railroad
6. How to Be a Badass
7. The Surrender Experiment(less)
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Picture Misty Hill Farm, Renfrew, Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Cynthia Wylie Growing up on a farm, of course involved quite a bit of heavy manual labor without paychecks and vacations. I didn't receive any allowance or payment for my work on our farm. I think my parents looked at it as pro bono work, which means literally: for the good of, and in this case, for the good of the family, our family. But wha Read more of this blog post »
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2. Don't worry about the fruit of your labor. Just worry about your labor. The fruit will come of its own accord.”
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