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Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear Named Pooh


Editorial Reviews

"A Walk in The Wood is a charming and delightful tale that introduces mindfulness in a way that is both fun and engaging. Follow Pooh on a journey through his day as he learns how to play joyfully, practice kindness, and appreciate the importance of the present moment. Beautifully crafted in word and art, it is a wonderful read for all ages."   ―Chade-Meng Tan, Founder of Google, Inc.'s Mindfulness Training Program; New York Times bestselling author of "Joy on Demand" and "Search Inside You"

"This is a perfect Winnie the Pooh bedtime (or anytime) story that is sure to delight adults and children alike. Through the adventures and eyes of Pooh, and the wisdom writings of mindfulness teachers, we learn how to live in the present moment and appreciate that we already possess everything we need to be happy."  ―Sharon Salzberg, renowned meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author of  "Real Happiness" and "Real Love: the Art of Mindful Connection"


"The charming stories and illustrations beautifully introduce many engaging themes. I especially appreciated the instructions adults can share with children about how to practice aspects of mindfulness in daily life. These nicely reinforce the playful yet meaningful messages the stories express. A Walk in the Wood is a wonderful addition to the writings in this field!"     

     ―Dr. Cynthia Conlon, Northwestern University's Wellness Center Mindfulness Coordinator

"What came to mind in reading this beautifully crafted book was how marvelous it will be as a manual for our Montessori School to teach timeless truths about kindness, friendship, and mindfulness. 
     A Walk in the Wood's stories are perfect for parents to share with children, and for anyone whose heart warms in recollecting the qualities of the beloved Bear and appreciating what a wonderful guide to life he can be."   ―Riza Weinstein, past President of Association Montessori Internationale Canada

Top Amazon Reviews

"I thought this looked intriguing; I love Winnie the Pooh and am a newcomer to the practice of mindfulness. This book is an absolute joy! I will be gifting this to everyone I can think of because at the heart of it, it's about peace of mind and kindness. The short practices are easy to put into use every morning. What's even better is that, when I'm reading it, I once again feel some of the happiest moments I had as a child. I've been starting every morning with a couple of pages to get my day moving in the right direction. What an interesting combination of playfulness, joy, and mindful awareness! The illustrations are also stunning. This is a precious gift! Many thanks to Dr. Parent for this beautiful book!"    ―Deb L.

"Dr. Parent has done it again! In a profound yet simple fashion, he weaves timeless lessons of mindfulness into the life of a friend near and dear to all of us: Pooh. Each moment of a special day in Pooh's life provides opportunities to be mindful, present and kind. Please don't let the simplicity of the story cause you to miss the life-changing power of the practices of mindfulness. This book is a treasure I will gladly share with many clients and friends. Thank you Dr. Parent. You helped me know Pooh better than I did when I was a child. Now...the quest to be more like him!" 😊    ―Frank L.

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