Ha-Le Thai

Bestselling Author

International Speaker

Life Coach

WARATAH

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Ha-Le Thai knew that escaping Vietnam for freedom in a cramped, leaking boat would not be easy. She imagined that building a new life in Australia, from little more than a hope and a dream, would stretch her courage and strength to its limits. But the warrior and refugee never guessed that her biggest challenge of all would be motherhood.

A product of two cultures, Ha Le’s daughter is educated, confident and excited to introduce her Australian boyfriend to the family. As a protective mother, Ha-Le must overcome beliefs of the past and embrace the future she’s fought so hard for. But when a darker secret is revealed, Ha- Le finds herself once more a warrior caught on a battlefield. This time, however, cruel words and stony silences replace beatings and famine; the emotional warfare somehow taking a greater toll.

Past and present collide as Ha Le searches her history to try and make sense of her heartbreak. She might have overcome the threat of death and communism, but she’s never truly escaped the ghosts that keep her light from shining. In this tale of strength and vulnerability, love and loss, life journeys and self-discovery, Ha Le must save her family a second time by returning to where her story began.

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Critics Reviews

Sam Cawthorn
An enthralling tale of motherhood, war, betrayal, and love.

Sam Cawthorn

International Best Selling author and CEO/Founder of Speakers Institute.

Kirsty Salisbury
The Waratah, is an exceptional piece of writing. Ha-Le’s words take the reader on an extraordinary tale of personal tragedy, heartbreak and perseverance. The Waratah is an incredible read oozing with openness and vulnerability. It’s pages are filled with adventure, curiosity, and strong links to Vietnamese culture. It’s a fantastic read!

Kirsty Salisbury

Speaker – Podcaster – Coach - Author – Auckland- New Zealand.

Goodreads Reviews

5/5
Ha-Le Thai’s memoir; Waratah: From the Ashes, of the Vietnam War Grew a Spirit that would not be Stopped, alternately takes the reader through her abusive childhood to adulthood. The world she grew up in held many dark events she wishes to forget, but are woven within her life and beliefs. Severing those ties and embracing a different culture and language allows her to come to term with her suffering. Life wasn’t easy but Ha-Le finds new trials with rearing a daughter and facing an illness that could take her life. What fascinated me about Ha-Le Thai’s life is her ability to inspire others through her work. Waratah encourages those who have been battered to rise and claim victory, though it may take time to heal. Her story is foreign to most as we don’t face a war on our lands. With a touch of humor and venture, this work will open your eyes to the possibilities before you. Her accomplishments are motivating and her drive is contagious. Excellent read, but would also be worthy to give as a gift.
jojo Maxson
Pegboard

Readersfavorite Reviews

5/5
Books 1

Waratah: From the Ashes of the Vietnam War, Grew a Spirit that would not be Stopped by Ha-Le Thai is the author's story, a tale of courage, heartbreak, and new beginnings with the challenges that come with it. Ha-Le escapes the threat of communism and death when she leaves her country, Vietnam, on a crowded boat for Australia. While she is aware that it isn't going to be easy, she is determined to succeed. But her child, born of an interracial couple, is educated and ready to face life, so Ha-Le has to change her beliefs to accommodate her when her daughter prepares to introduce her boyfriend.

The worst form of pain that Ha-Le experiences is her heartbreak. Now she must choose how to face a new form of threat, of rejection and silent death. Does she have the courage to start all over again? The author tells her story and shares the common experiences of refugees and the effects of war and communism. The author writes with a simplicity of style that makes the narrative addictive and her manner of exploring her emotions with insight will be an added delight for readers. Waratah: From the Ashes of the Vietnam War, Grew a Spirit that would not be Stopped is a memoir that redefines grit and resilience and explores what the human spirit can endure. Written in beautiful prose and featuring scenes of adventure, it is emotionally charged and filled with wisdom for expatriates. A true story that reads like an exciting fictional tale. What fascinated me about Ha-Le Thai’s life is her ability to inspire others through her work. Waratah encourages those who have been battered to rise and claim victory, though it may take time to heal. Her story is foreign to most as we don’t face a war on our lands. With a touch of humor and venture, this work will open your eyes to the possibilities before you. Her accomplishments are motivating and her drive is contagious. Excellent read, but would also be worthy to give as a gift.

Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Amazon Reviews

4.8/5
A well-written memoir that provides powerful insight into the life of Ha Le as she escapes Vietnam, relocates to Australia and comes to terms with her past. Haunted by the traditions of Vietnam and the decisions her daughter makes, Ha Le faces many difficult life situations that challenge her faith and love. An emotional memoir that allows the reader to connect with the trials that Ha Le suffers involving two different cultures, expectations and finally overcoming her past to rise above and discover her true self. From childhood to adult, her haunting past clearly affects her daily life until she is faced with losing her daughter, and her life to lymphoma. In a masterfully written memoir, Ha Le describes her childhood vividly laying the groundwork for a clearer understanding of her fears and struggles. This memoir shows the strength and resilience of one woman with incredible insight into the devastating effects of one of the most controversial wars. A must read!
charla white
Charla White
Ann Arbor, MI - United States

Habits to Benefits: Building a Brilliant Child

Habits to benefits

Are you doing parenting right? 

In a world filled with half-baked adults, ridden with polluted culture and individuals with confused identities, the responsibility is resting on parents to build a healthy future. 

No longer can we rely on external authorities like governments, schools and the society to groom children. No longer can we hope and pray that children turn out well. No longer can we accommodate inappropriate parenting. 
Parents must rise to the task and imbibe healthy habits in their children. 

Habits to Benefits (Vol 1) contains 56 healthy habits that parents can help their children to develop. The book provides an exposition on the benefits and applications of each of the 56 benefits. Not only are your children going to have fun implementing good habits, but they are also going to be able to retain the habits into their adulthood. 
In this book, you will gain a different perspective on parenting. It will show you the research studies done on habit formation, how you can take advantage of these findings, and how beliefs and self-concept affect children’s behaviour.

Critics Reviews

This in-depth examination of how to create helpful habits will be a life-saver for parents struggling to understand their children and help them lead happier, more successful lives. For those interested in the science behind habit formation, the first section offers a theoretical framework for thinking about the influence parents can have in early childhood. The rest of the book is a treasure- trove of 56 practical habits that will help parents to create resilient human beings. Readers will return again and again to seek inspiration for becoming better parents.
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DR RICH ALLEN
Green Light Classrooms | greenlighteducation.net
Ha-Le Thai’s book HABITS TO BENEFITS is a fascinating read. Ha-Le draws you in with her wealth of knowledge and experience yet strengthens her approach to parenting with education and scientific research. As a parent, I instantly saw habits I can work on with my child in a practical way. I feel this book will be a reference manual for many parents, one of those books that you go back to again and again, depending on the circumstances you find yourself in with your child/ren. I highly recommend this wonderful book as it is a life-line for parents who may feel they are struggling or who just want to reinforce positive habits HABITS TO BENEFITS helps you create a strong foundation for your child’s life and will give you the added benefit of strengthening the bond between parent and child. The rest of the book is a treasure- trove of 56 practical habits that will help parents to create resilient human beings. Readers will return again and again to seek inspiration for becoming better parents.
DIANNE MCCABE
DIANNE MCCABE
Corporate Organisational Change Consultant | Sydney, Australia
“Habits to Benefits – Building a Brilliant Child” is a must read for all parents wishing to raise happy, confident, compassionate and kind children with a bright future. Ha-Le is a source and wealth of knowledge in her experience as an Educator. I was blown away by her words and practical tips. There are so many habits that I have learned that I will apply to my parenting and I am confident will positively impact my children and their future. Ha-Le is a true gift.
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SHARON MUSCET
Speaker and Author | Adelaide, Australia

Amazon Reviews

4.5/5
Having worked in the field of childhood education for 25 years, the author has a solid background in determining what kinds of habits would help build a great foundation for your children to become successful adults. Broken down into two main parts and a conclusion, this book gives us as parents first a framework on which we can base the fifty-plus habits. Giving us the definition of key concepts as well as how to understand and use them was very beneficial to me. Some of the habits presented are ones we already practice at home such as being kind and reading good books and sharing. Other habits, I knew about but was admittedly lacking in enforcing them around the house. I figured, my kids are all still young, so I had time yet, but the author makes some good points in the chapter that talks about the importance of the early stage. Overall, this has some new and some old information, but it is presented in a easy to understand manner and I will certainly be using the book as a guide over the next few years to help my family build good habits.
J Armstrong
J Armstrong
Denton, TX
This book is one map to raising successful healthy children. As a parent, we all know there can be struggles with raising our children. Habits to Benefits is a series of 56 habits that we as parents can teach our children thus helping them to become successful healthy adults. There is a large amount of useful information and good direction in implementing this teaching program with your children. The author has done considerable research and has presented these findings in a easy to follow method that will allow you to fully understand these concepts and the benefit of teaching them to our children. A must read. Check it out folks.
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Jimmy Ray

Awakening The Inborn Warrior Within

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