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The most precious gift we can offer is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

Thich Nhat Hanh








Coming April, 2022 

This book is absolutely delicious!  What better way to teach mindfulness and the wisdom of interdependence than with a piece of pizza?  Pure fun. Now I want to go out and buy pizza for every kid I know."

Chris Germer, PhD, Author, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion


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"I love the way Melanie Viglas and Sara Marlowe have extended the metaphor of the "monkey mind" into this charming magazine, teaching young readers and their parents essential skills for managing our tricky minds.The exercises are simply delightful - easy to read and fun to do - with endearing illustrations. I especially appreciate how the exercises engage both parents and children in a shared learning experience. Looking forward to the next issue!" 
Christopher Germer, PhD, Author, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, Co-developer, Mindful Self-Compassion training


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"This is an absolutely delightful book that perfectly delivers the message of self-compassion in a way that is fun and easy to understand for kids. Parents who buy this book for their children will be giving them a gift to last a lifetime." -- Kristin Neff, Ph.D., author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

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Reviews, colouring pages and book trailer.


Mindful Kids...

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Mindful Parenting Stories...

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Snow Globe Meditation

Snow globe meditation for children.



Nurturing connection, one breath at a time...