Being You

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As a teen girl, you’re likely under a lot of pressure at home, at school, and in a confusing world of frenemies and social media. It can be hard to figure out what you really want to do and who you really want to be.

In this book, you’ll learn about the many benefits of practicing mindfulness, from reducing stress to improving relationships. You’ll be inspired by girls and women who use mindfulness in the visual and performing arts, sports, and STEM. Most importantly, you’ll try it yourself. There are dozens of different exercises and activities, ranging from fun ways to explore the five senses to strategies for coping when you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed.

Practicing mindfulness can help you feel happier and less stressed as you grow into the woman you want to become. This book will show you how.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Mindfulness Is a Practice, Not a Perfect
Quotes from Teen Girls About the Benefits of Mindfulness

Chapter 2: Savoring Pleasant Moments
The Five Senses: Focusing on What You Can Touch

Chapter 3: Stressed, Depressed, and Quite a Mess

Chapter 5: One Breath at a Time

Chapter 7: THINK Before You Speak . . . or Text or Insta Anything
Activity 33: How Mindful Am I Online?

Chapter 8: Empathy and Compassion
Activity 37: Lovingkindness Meditation

Chapter 9: An Attitude of Gratitude
Be Grateful in All Things

Chapter 10: Sharing Your Gifts with the World

There are additional excerpts from the book at

Three Ways to Handle Negative Thoughts and Strong Emotions

How Teens Can Become Upstanders, Not Bystanders or Frenemies

Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness

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