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'Being You' Book




Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness


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"As a children’s mindfulness facilitator, 
I highly recommend this book for all teenage girls."

review at Good Reads


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... The activities help you delve into you to become a more mindful person, of yourself and others."

review at Good Reads 





Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness features some of the most popular activities here at Mindful Teachers, including:
Blue Red Yellow: What Do You See? 
Noticing the Five Senses: A Daily Mindfulness Log 
THINK Before You Speak




"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 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 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


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