PERFECT GIFT FOR A CHILD YOU CARE ABOUT. M is for Mindful pairs inspired verses with vibrant, kid-friendly paintings to help cultivate self-awareness, compassion, respect for diversity, and other practices for an intentional, balanced, considerate life. Written by national award-winning journalist Robin L. Flanigan and illustrated by professional artist Heather S. Jones. Parents, educators, and caregivers can use the book's short, easy-to-learn verses and nature-based illustrations to start rich conversations about how to attain—and maintain—a meaningful connection with ourselves, each other, and the world we live in.
"This book must be read by every child." —Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, co-founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
Signed by the author, Robin L. Flanigan
An award-winning author from Rochester, NY
READ MORE... BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF Age range: 4 to 9 years Publisher: Good Nature Press Publicationdate: November 1, 2019 Version: Hardcover Page length: 62 pages Dimensions: 8.50 x 11.00 x 0.31 inches Language: English ISBN-13: 9781733410106 ISBN-10: 1733410104
REVIEWS "This is the kind of book I want on my shelf, and when I have grandchildren I will read it to them daily--for them and me too." —Andie MacDowell, Golden Globe-winning actress
"Beautiful illustrations and wise compassionate messages.M is for Mindful is one of those books both you and your children will fondly remember long after they are grown." —Sharon Salzberg, New York Times best-selling author of Real Love
"Here is a quiet training that will serve every child and caregiver. Simple, deep, and beautiful." —Jeff Warren, award-winning co-author of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book
"M is for Mindful will teach children values and attitudes that will give them a positive direction to live their lives." —Temple Grandin, PhD, award-winning author of Thinking in Pictures, autism spokesperson, National Women's Hall of Fame inductee
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Robin L. Flanigan is a national award-winning journalist and author. After receiving a bachelor's degree in language and literature from St. Mary's College of Maryland, she was a newsroom reporter for eleven years, winning four national awards. While on staff at the Democrat and Chronicle she received the Dean Gysel award for best newsroom writer as judged by outside editors. In 2005 Robin became a full-time freelance writer for magazines, newspapers, websites, and marketing collateral. Her journalism work has been featured in People magazine, USA Today, US Airways magazine, and elsewhere. Her essays have been published in The Sun, Motherwell, and other literary magazines and anthologies. Rochester: High Performance for 175 Years, her coffee-table book on the city of Rochester, New York, was published in 2009. Robin was part of the 2016 cast of "Listen to Your Mother," a curated series of live readings about motherhood, and has been interviewed on several podcasts about the writing process. She lives in Rochester with her husband and daughter.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Heather S. Jones is a professor of fine arts at Genesee Community College in Upstate New York. Her education includes a BFA from Alfred University, where she concentrated in K-12 art education, and an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. An avid explorer of innovation, she recently received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Heather is co-founder of Good Nature Press, an educational publishing company. As a professional artist and the owner of GlassFeather Studio, she creates original paintings, sculptures, and illustrations. Her artwork is inspired by themes of nature, sustainability, and the mindful connections that weave through life.