Julie Thomas-Beckett feels acutely aware of a huge Circle of Concern, but has found writing this book a way to stay focused on her Circle of Influence. She participates in domestic peace teams and is a trainer for the Meta Peace Team. She practices the skills of active listening in her everyday life as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a wife, a mom, a daughter, a teacher, a mentor, a rebel. She lives in East Lansing, Michigan with her husband and their cute little dog, named Leo. This is her first book. Check out her blog at juliethomasbeckett.com.