This photo essay is in the form of a story in which Belle learns to appreciate nature from many pespectives, including the healing aspects of the four ancient elements of nature - Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Her healing journey starts out as a dream where she is guided to pay attention to the sacred number four while vacationing with her parents. A workbook section is used to reinforce learning and to facilitate creativity.
Michael has written and co-authored a variety of children's books designed to build tolerance, respect and wellness. Michael has written more than 150 popular articles on wellness and holistic health. Dr. Basso has also written for the Yale Journal for the Humanities in Medicine as well as professional articles in Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Michael R. Basso has significant experience as a leader in quality and reliability engineering and management in industry, as well as being a college level educator in psychology at Yale University and the University of Connecticut. His experience also includes being a consultant, researcher, and newspaper columnist. Michael is the president of the Connecticut Holistic Health Association. Dr. Basso has a Ph.D. in professional psychology and biomedical systems, an MS in engineering science, and an MBA with a focus in executive leadership and an interdisciplinary Professional Development Diploma in pathophysiology, neural systems, and education. He also holds a BS in electrical engineering. Michael is certified in quality and reliability engineering and quality auditing, as well as variety of health related areas