Interview with the Lebanese French Newspaper L'orient Le Jour on April 2nd 2021.
On May 8, Hiba guest-starred on a podcast interview and book reading with Dr. Jakubowski from Educational Impact Academy.
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In July 2021, Hiba was featured in the Women's Daily Post, in one of their CRUSH articles, where you can read a little bit more about her.
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On May 12, 2021, Hiba signed copies of her book at CPF (Collège Protestant Français) in Beirut Lebanon, her high school! With her in the group picture are administration and alumni officials, and the other picture is the elementary school librarian. © Photos courtesy of Alumni Chair.
On May 25, 2021, Hiba read her book to the children at the Sussex Academy Charter School in Georgetown DE.
© Photo courtesy of Ms. Connie Hendricks, Dean of Elementary at Sussex Academy.
On June 7 and 8, 2021, Hiba went on Zoom and had an author visit and book reading at North Star Elementary in Northern Delaware. © Photos courtesy of Red Clay Staff.
Sussex Consortium Special Education Teacher Lexi Gooch reads I Feel Better Now to her students at Love Creek Elementary in Lewes, Delaware, in April 2021.
Kids Cottage Preschool, Daycare and Learning Center, Rehoboth, Delaware. Ms. Kelli’s class, The Marlins (4-5 year olds), practicing techniques from I Feel Better Now - July 2021. © Photos courtesy of Lori Schell.
Hiba signing books at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, as part of Browseabout's Summer Local Author Series.
Hiba with illustrator Timothy Bada, celebrating the publication of I Feel Better Now.
Hiba visited Shields Elementary School in Lewes, discussed I Feel Better Now, and engaged the students with some yoga and mindfulness activities.
Pictured here are the children practicing mindful listening with the singing bowl.
WRDE TV interviewed Hiba on September 29th. Mallory Metzner tells the story of how the pandemic created her characters, and how mindfulness can help anyone, in any walk of life.
Hiba signed books at Browseabout as part of the Fall Local Author Series on Friday, September 24th. Teachers from local schools and grandmothers showed up to purchase copies of I Feel Better Now.
Hiba’s author visit at Collège Protestant Français, in Beirut Lebanon on October 21, 2021: Hiba spent the day with 4th graders reading I Feel Better Now, engaging the students to act out Alia and Tommy’s outdoor adventure, and playfully introducing them to yoga and mindfulness practices while highlighting how these practices can help us navigate life with more ease when faced with the array of difficult emotions and struggles we all feel throughout our lives.
Hiba’s guest author visit at the French American School of New York (FASNY) Book Fair in Mamaroneck, NY on December 5, 2021
Hiba signed books at Browseabout Books on January 2, 2022.
Mental Health Alternatives Launch Project for Teens
Hiba was one of the practitioners at the "Mental Health Alternatives for Teens" event on March 2, 2022, at Lefty’s Alley in Lewes. She presented I Feel Better Now highlighting the benefits of yoga and mindfulness.
Pictured below is Hiba with Sun Behavioral Health Community Liaison Judy Schlott.
Pictured top right are four senior student athletes attending the event who practice yoga with Hiba at the high school.
Pictured middle right is Hiba with teen Ashlyn Andrew, mindfulness instructor Karen Trupo and elementary school teacher Linda Thomas.
Pictured bottom right is Hiba with Mandy Ciabattoni from Child Inspired Therapy and elementary school teacher Jodie Daminger.
Yoga and Mindfulness to the Rescue!
Here's Hiba's post from March 29, 2022, for Mama Lama blog. This blog is dedicated to helping people live happy, healthy, joyful lives.
Pictured is Hiba receiving her First-Place award in the children’s category at the Delaware Press Association Banquet in Newark, DE on May 16, 2022.
Celebrating along with Hiba are her husband Erik and daughter Anna.
Also pictured below is Hiba celebrating with Crystal Heidel, author herself and owner of Byzantium Sky Press. Crystal was instrumental in the publishing of “I Feel Better Now” and also won an award for best book cover design.