Synopses & Reviews
365 days. 5 years. 1,825 happy moments. The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal for Mothers
is the ideal project for moms who want to capture the everyday moments of their child's growth but are naturally short on time.
Based on the book, Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin, this five-year journal will help you make a time capsule of your family's growth in the simplest way possible. You can start at any point in the year. Simply turn to today's date, and take a few moments to think about the quote or question on the top of the page. Jot down your thoughts and perhaps a note or reflection about your child. As the years go by you'll notice how your children evolve and discover the aspects about your family that lead to lasting happiness. The quotes are interesting, funny, and always thought provoking. The diary can be started on any day of the year but makes a terrific gift for the New Year or Mother's Day.
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
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;
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.