May 16, 2018

#BookTour: This Moment Is Your Life (and So Is This One): A Fun and Easy Guide to Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga by Mariam Gates


About the Book:

This lively, hands-on guide to meditation, mindfulness, and yoga is a perfect introduction for tweens and teens.

Don't just do something, be here.

The key to happiness is being able to find comfort in this moment, here and now. When you are completely present and not distracted by regrets, worries, and plans, even for a little while, you begin to feel more confident and can deal more easily with everything you experience. This is mindfulness: paying attention to this very moment, on purpose and without judgment--simply being present with curiosity.

This engaging guide, packed with simple exercises and endearing full-color artwork, provides a handy starting point for bringing mindfulness into your daily life. Chapters on meditation, yoga, and mindful breathing explain the benefits of these practices, and you are free to pick and choose what to try. There are quick exercises throughout, and a more extensive tool kit at the end of each chapter. The final chapter offers satisfying five-day challenges that map out ways to pull all of the book's mindfulness techniques together in your day-to-day life.

With the appeal of a workbook or guided journal, and full of examples relevant to tweens and teens today, this book will be your trusted companion as you begin the valuable, stress-relieving work of being still with skill.



This title will be released on May 22, 2018.

Reviewed By: Endy 
Publisher: Dial Books
Recommended Age: Middle Grade to Young Adult 
Genre: Non-Fiction 
How I Acquired this book: Publisher 
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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About the Author:
Mariam Gates has a master's degree in education from Harvard University and has been teaching children for more than twenty years. The founder of Kid Power Yoga, she now devotes herself to training children and adults in yoga and mindfulness. She is the author of the picture books Meditate with MeGood Night Yoga, and Good Morning Yoga. She lives with her husband, Rolf Gates, and their two children in Santa Cruz, California.

Libby VanderPloeg is an illustrator and designer living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She grew up in Grand Haven, Michigan, on the edge of the Great Lakes, and since then, she has lived in Grand Rapids, Chicago, New York, and Stockholm. She's created book covers and editorial illustrations for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Design*Sponge, among others, and as well as a line of cards and prints that she sells via her Etsy shop and in stores.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book:  SO CUTE! 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes 

Notes and Opinions: This was an adorable little book with so diversity throughout the book.  This one was full over colorful pages and was interesting. Both myself and my little sister liked going through this one and I cant wait to delve even more into medication and yoga. I know that I used to it with my mom ages ago and I am excited to add it back into my life during the summer.  This book would be great for middle schoolers as well as teens. I think that although it might be a little lower grade for some teens that it is still pretty easy to understand and some teens like myself would still get a lot out of it.  It was colorful, fun, and easy to follow.  Unlike a lot of books on the subject that make it boring.  I really loved everything in this book and cant wait to see whatelse this author comes up with. 

Go Into This One Knowing:  WONDERFUL! 
 









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