Mindfulness and Meditation
Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind
From hormones to homework, parents to peers, health issues to bad habits, life can be a pressure cooker leading to anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. How can we find relief? Author Whitney Stewart introduces readers to the practice of mindfulness. With its roots in ancient Buddhist teachings, mindfulness—the practice of purposefully focusing attention on the present moment—can change a person’s approach to stress, develop skills to handle anxiety and depression, and provide a sense of awareness and belonging. Stewart guides readers through how to get started with meditation as well as provides specific exercises for examining emotions, managing stress, checking social media habits and wellness routines, and setting intentions to increase happiness.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Young Adult|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Active Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
|Number of Pages||120|
|BISACS||YAN052050, YAN050010, YAN024090|
|Dimensions||6 x 9|
|Features||Activities, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Teaching Guides|
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“Considering the range of challenges that today’s teens face, equipping them with pertinent coping skills is crucial for their future success and well-being. . . . [S]traightforward and refreshing. Recommended for purchase.”—School Library Journal
“A thorough and accessible resource for young people.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Whitney Stewart
Whitney Stewart is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction books for kids—for toddlers to young adult. Her research has taken her to Nepal with Sir Edmund Hillary, to India to interview the Dalai Lama, and to China's Great Wall. She also teaches mindfulness and meditation and lives in New Orleans.
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Mindfulness and Meditation
From hormones to homework, parents to peers, health issues to bad habits, life can be a pressure cooker leading to anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. How can we find relief? Author Whitney Stewart introduces readers to the practice of mindfulness. With its roots in ancient Buddhist… View available downloads →