Posts tagged 2018
Winner Parent and Teacher Choice Awards

The Magical Mindful Day. The title of this extraordinary book says it all – The Magical Mindful Day: A Story about Mindfulness, Connection and Caring for the Earth. The parent and teacher choice awards team was honored to be able to review such a deeply meaningful book – it is one for your children now and for many years to come.

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Hope For The Future Begins With Children

Imagine an immersive story that helps children learn about who they really are: part of a deeply and wondrously interconnected world. Deborah Salazar Shapiro integrates her knowledge of mindfulness with her personal passion for helping children become more aware of their integrated role in the life of our fragile and precious planet in this important contribution that will help develop a child’s compassionate and courageous mind. Bravo!

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The Magical Mindful Day – A Story About Mindfulness

This year as I’ve been exploring my place in the universe I’ve begun developing a deeper relationship with the Earth that holds me, and I find that I want to be outside amongst its wonder 90 percent of the time. April is Earth month, and while April is near its end, our celebration of the Earth doesn’t have to end with it. The Magical Mindful Day by Deborah Salazar Shapiro shows us how we can carry this celebration with us, continually caring for our home in the months and years ahead.

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The Magical Mindful Day: Children's Book Blog Tour

On a visit to the beach with her mother, Gaby, the main character of Salazar Shapiro’s debut book, and her best friend, Baba, encounter a talking cat named Oreo who introduces Gaby to many aspects of mindfulness—noticing the present moment, caring about the environment, and protecting the earth and all its creatures. Together, they share a bond that transcends time and place. The Magical Mindful Day takes children on the adventure of becoming mindful and shows them that joy and caring go hand in hand. Parents, teachers, earth lovers, and anyone who wants to encourage children to be more mindful will find much of value in this delightful tale. 

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Fun Freetime: Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Children

Deborah Salazar Shapiro, MSW, is a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, author, and artist who was born and raised in San Salvador, El Salvador. She has been working with children and families for over 15 years. Deborah holds an MSW from the University of Southern California and a master’s-level degree in psychology from the University Dr. Jose Matias Delgado in San Salvador. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband, two daughters, and a wise cat named Thay.

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The Magical Mindful Day

Deborah Salazar Shapiro, MSW, is a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, author, and artist who was born and raised in San Salvador, El Salvador. She has been working with children and families for over 15 years. Deborah holds an MSW from the University of Southern California and a master’s-level degree in psychology from the University Dr. Jose Matias Delgado in San Salvador. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband, two daughters, and a wise cat named Thay.

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The Magical Mindful {Earth} Day

Growing up on my family's dairy farm in Wayside, Wisconsin, I learned what it meant to work hard and make a living off the land. My parents always welcomed people into our home including foreign exchange students and foster children, so I learned to cook and manage a household at a fairly young age. I also grew to appreciate diversity and culture! These skills have all served me well as an adult. I got my education at a parochial grade school, a public high school and a Big 10 University. I love the challenge of being an educator and staying current as things trend in and out of our field. I especially enjoy working with people as they discover who they are, what they stand for, what motivates them, and what they want and need.

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Earth Day for Kids: The Magical Mindful Day

This year as I’ve been exploring my place in the universe I’ve begun developing a deeper relationship with the Earth that holds me, and I find that I want to be outside amongst its wonder 90 percent of the time. April is Earth month, and while April is near its end, our celebration of the Earth doesn’t have to end with it. The Magical Mindful Day by Deborah Salazar Shapiro shows us how we can carry this celebration with us, continually caring for our home in the months and years ahead.

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