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Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness


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"I wish I'd had this resource when I was growing up. I'm thrilled to have it as I raise my teen daughter and work with teenage girls at my high school. Cannot recommend more highly. Full of wonderful activities, written in a super accessible form. Just wonderful."

review at Amazon.com 




Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness is a workbook for teen girls on mindfulness, compassion, and self-acceptance by Catharine Hannay, the founder of MindfulTeachers.org.




"Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness is exceptionally well written, organized, and presented--making it an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to the personal reading lists of teenage girls, as well as high school and community library Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections."

Mary Cowper, Midwest Book Review




Teen girls are under a lot of pressure at home, at school, and in a confusing world of frenemies and social media. 

In Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness
  • They’ll learn about the many benefits of practicing mindfulness, from reducing stress to improving relationships. 
  • They’ll be inspired by girls and women who use mindfulness in the visual and performing arts, sports, and STEM. 
  • They’ll try dozens of different exercises and activities, ranging from fun ways to explore the five senses to strategies for coping when they’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed.



"[Being You] has a clear understanding of its target audience, with the writing a perfect mix of education and entertainment... This book was very good, especially for teenage girls going through stressful situations... I found it very helpful and I’d definitely recommend it." 

Lily Bennet (age 13), in a review at PadraigO'Morain.com



Being You features 52 activities to help teen girls develop mindfulness, compassion, and self-acceptance, including...

formal mindfulness and meditation practices:
labeling thoughts and feelings;
a variety of breathing practices; 
body scan vs. progressive relaxation; and  
lovingkindness meditation (with options for traditional, secular, or faith-based phrasing).


"First of all, where was this book back when I was a girl? It would have been a great help to me as I was struggling through my tween, teen, and young adult years. Even though I am an adult, I thoroughly enjoyed it now...I love the interactiveness of this book."

review at Good Reads 




Being You features 52 activities to help teen girls develop mindfulness, compassion, and self-acceptance, including...
Am I My Own Best Friend or Worst Frenemy? 
How Mindful Am I Online? 
When Does My Lizard Brain Turn into Godzilla?



"I began to read this book to preview it for the teenagers in my life, but I soon found the information, examples, and exercises compelling enough to read for my benefit... I highly recommend this book to teens, parents, teachers, and all who care about supporting the emotional health of teens."
review at Amazon.com 






Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness


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