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Goldie Hawn's 10 Mindful Minutes


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In her new book, Goldie Hawn presents elements of the MindUP program that parents can use in daily life with kids. Hawn explain that mindfulness helps children develop social and emotional intelligence, resulting in greater self-awareness, less stress, and higher levels of happiness and empathy. Hawn explains how to help children use mindful breathing and focused attention to become more reflective and self  aware to gain greater emotional control. In "Reflections" throughout the text, Hawn looks back on her own childhood and shares her personal experiences as a mother and grandmother. Goldie Hawn's gentle, heartfelt approach to mothering and her mission to help children develop happier, healthier lives will be both useful and inspiring for parents.

We are pleased to announce that Goldie Hawn's 10 Mindful Minutes has been recognized as a 2011 finalist in the Books for a Better Life Award (Childcare and Parenting division), sponsored by New York City-Southern New York National Association of Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 What people are saying about 10 Mindful Minutes.

"Goldie Hawn is arguably the most influential happiness expert of our time. She not only has achieved true happiness in her life, but radiates it in her family and through the work of her foundation. Now, 10 Mindful Minutes offers a guide for the rest of us. This book artfully blends the latest science and quick, easy how-to advice with a rare glimpse into the epiphanies that led to Goldie's happiness work. It's an engaging must read for every parent interested in raising a focused, balanced and happy child."
-Dan Buettner, New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones and Thrive

"Goldie delightfully weaves together personal reflections and practical tips with accessible explanations of the brain's attention and emotion systems. Firmly rooted in neuroscience and mindfulness, she is pioneering a cultural shift in parenting and education."
-Amishi Jha, Ph.D. Neuroscientist and Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Miami

"Goldie Hawn has given us a beautiful guide to one of our most important roles-raising healthy, joyful, and resilient children. Rooted in scientific research and chock full of practical tools and techniques, 10 Mindful Minutes will forever change the way you parent, and it'll change how you live your own life, too."
-Greg Hicks, bestselling author of How We Choose to Be Happy and Happiness & Health

"I saw how quickly the kids-and then the teachers-bought into the [MindUP] program and practices. The kids just got it right away, and seemed hungry for something that would help them manage the stresses in their life. . . . In my twenty years of measuring social-emotional learning quotients, I've never seen a program that works as well as this one."
-Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Ph.D., Profession of Educational Psychology, University of British Columbia

"Goldie Hawn embodies delight and joy, and 10 Mindful Minutes radiates these. Her book can help any adult--parent, grandparent, teacher--make double use of their moments with the children they love and have a terrific time while helping shape that child's brain for a lifetime of resilience and happiness."
-Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

"I truly believe that the world would be full of happier, ealthier people if we would all put this book to work in our lives." -Patti Kaye, Amazon.com

10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children--and Ourselves--the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happier Lives. Goldie Hawn, with Wendy Holden. Perigee, $24 (256p) ISBN 978-0-399-53606-9



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