Synopses & Reviews
Start Where You Areand#160;
is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder: that by taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams.
Featuring vibrant hand-lettering and images that have attracted a large following for her stationery and textile line in boutiques across the country,and#160;Meera Lee Patel'sand#160;uplifting book presents supportive prompts and exercises along with inspirational quotes to encourage reflection through writing, drawing, chart-making, and more.
Featuring inspiring quotes from writers, artists, and other visionaries paired with open-ended questions and prompts, with plenty of room for writing and reflecting, this appealing full-color book will make a perfect gift and keepsake as well as being a powerful tool for positive change.
Praise for Goldie Hawnand#8217;s 10 Mindful Minutes
and#8220;Goldie Hawn's 10 Mindful Minutes is an excellent guide that offers simple, effective ways for stressed parents to create calmer, kinder, happier families. The book boils down the latest findings about the brain into tips to help kids understand and manage their emotions. and#8230;Hawn emphasizes the importance of teaching children empathy and gratitude. Refreshing and sensible.
and#8220;Goldie Hawn embodies delight and joy, and 10 Mindful Minutes radiates these. Her book can help any adult and#8211; parent, grandparent, teacher and#8211; make double use of their moments with the children they love and have a terrific time while helping shape that childand#8217;s brain for a lifetime of resilience and happiness.and#8221;
and#8212;Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
and#8220;This is a remarkable book.and#160; It is full of wisdom for us all - parents and other care-givers - inviting us to taste mindfulness for ourselves.and#160; Here is chance not to be missed: to learn from the inside how mindfulness can help us to see clearly and respond wisely to the emotional and developmental needs of our children.and#160; Read it and use it: you may find you are doing nothing less than giving back to your children their childhood, while they still have the chance to live it.and#8221;
and#8212;Mark Williams, Director, University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre and author ofand#160;Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World
and#160;and#8220;Goldie Hawn is arguably the most influential happiness expert of our time. She not only has achieved true happiness in her life but radiates it in her family and through the work of her foundation. Now, 10 Mindful Minutes offers a guide for the rest of us. This book artfully blends the latest science and quick, easy how to advice with a rare glimpse into the epiphanies that led to Goldieand#8217;s happiness work. Itand#8217;s an engaging must-read for every parent interested in raising a focused, balanced, and happy child.and#8221;
and#8212;Dan Buettner, New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones and Thrive
"Hawn's gentle, heartfelt approach to mothering and her mission to help children develop happier, healthier lives will be both useful and inspiring for parents.and#160;
and#8220;Beloved actress demonstrates how a few minutes per day can change the way we see the world. Hawn shares personal anecdotes that illustrate the MindUP theory in action, juxtaposed against scientific evidence and practical exercises. She instructs readers on how to find and#8220;teachable moments to share discoveriesand#8212;at the dinner table, in the car, or on the way to schooland#8212;whenever and wherever it feels appropriate.and#8221;
and#8212;Kirkus Book Reviews
and#160;and#8220;Goldie delightfully weaves together personal recollections and practical tips with accessible explanations of the brainand#8217;s attention and emotion systems. Firmly rooted in neuroscience and mindfulness, she is pioneering a cultural shift in parenting and education.and#8221;
and#8212;Amishi Jha, PhD, neuroscientist and associate professor of psychology, University of Miami
"I am obsessed with Meera Lee Patel's work. It's bright, calm, zen and botanical. All the things I love."
"Meera Lee Patel is an absolute gem!"
365 days. 5 years. 1,825 moments captured. In her best-selling book The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin discovers the pleasure of writing just one sentence every day. The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal helps you to make a fascinating and revealing time capsule of the next five years of your life. Simply turn to today’s date, reflect on the quote at the top of the page, and jot down just one sentence (perhaps about something good that happened that day). This daily ritual is highly do-able and provides a striking sense of accomplishment, and as the years go by you can see how your entries evolve.
This journal provides prompts and exercises to guide you to a fuller practice of mindfulness no matter what your current level of experience. Inspired by Goldieand#8217;s 10 Mindful Minutes, which offered parents and#147;simple and effective waysand#133;to create calmer, kinder, happier familiesand#8221; (USA TODAY), this work helps anyone focus on specific qualitiesand#150;from optimism or gratitude to anger or fearand#150;that can be enhanced or helped by a meditative practice. The prompts, which address these specific desires or concerns, are supported by Goldieand#8217;s own observations and reflections as well as simple yet effective exercises that will help you strengthen your own resolve. and#160;
Many people want to lead more creative lives but find it difficult to make creativity a daily exercise. In Year of the Doodle, Dawn DeVries Sokol solves the problem with a yearand#8217;s worth of interactive promptsand#8212;starter doodles, quotes, questions, and fun exercises, all on Sokoland#8217;s well-loved painted backgrounds, interspersed with collaged bits of ledger, graph, and notebook paperand#8212;meant to get would-be doodlers interacting with their sketchbooks daily. Opening with ideas for jump-starting the doodle habit, Year of the Doodle is not linked to a particular year like a calendarand#8212;instead, a yearand#8217;s worth of entries are numbered sequentially so doodlers can start and finish whenever they want to jump-start their creativity.and#160;and#160;
About the Author
is an Academy-award winning actress and New York Times
bestselling author of A Lotus Grows in the Mud
and 10 Mindful Minutes
. Since 2003, when she established The Hawn Foundation whose mission is to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, and happier lives,and#160;Hawn has been working with leading educators and neuroscientists, among other specialists, to develop ways to promote childrenand#8217;s success in school and in life through social and emotional learning. The Hawn Foundationand#8217;s MindUP (TM) program is currently in the hands of more than 1,000 educators throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK.
She has been a presenter on the topic of social emotional learning and mindfulness at such notable gatherings as the Aspen Health Conference and Davos.