Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness

Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness

by Catharine Hannay


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Do you ever feel stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? As a teen girl, you're under a lot of pressure. Mindfulness can help. Being You explores mindfulness as a simple but powerful way to center oneself and tap into one's own inner wisdom and strength. This book:

  • Is packed with 52 activities on mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, and self-acceptance.
  • Helps you navigate the pressures of home, school, and the confusing world of frenemies and social media.
  • Features inspiring stories of young women who use mindfulness in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, sports, and STEM.
  • Includes a wide range of practices and perspectives.
  • Includes information about how scientists study the mind and the brain.

You will discover the many different ways mindfulness is practiced around the world. Most importantly, you'll try it yourself. 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.

Ages 14–16

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618218834
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 802,309
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 16 Years

About the Author

Catharine Hannay is the founder of and writes for the Center for Adolescent Studies blog. She has taught for 20 years and holds master's degrees in teaching and communications. Her mission is to help teens and teachers become the best possible version of themselves through practicing mindfulness and compassion.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Mindfulness is a practice, not a perfect 5

Chapter 2 Savoring pleasant moments 11

Chapter 3 Stressed, depressed, and quite a mess 27

Chapter 4 Monkey mind and lizard brain 41

Chapter 5 One breath at a time 49

Chapter 6 Comfortable in your own skin 63

Chapter 7 Think before you speak… or text or insta anything 71

Chapter 8 Empathy and compassion 87

Chapter 9 An attitude of gratitude 103

Chapter 10 Sharing your gifts with the world 115

References 129

About the Author 135

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