10 Mindful Minutes

10 Mindful Minutes

Giving Our Children–and Ourselves–the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce St ress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy Lives

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Written by: Wendy Holden
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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101544365
  • 256 Pages
  • TarcherPerigee
  • Adult


"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

Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, which was developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover where their emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress-and helps them be happy.

Those who have seen the remarkable effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Now, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children in 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

"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, Univer

"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 Happ

"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." — Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl