Happiness Doesn't Come from Headstands Book
Happiness Doesn't Come from Headstands Book
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Happiness Doesn't Come from Headstands

Written and illustrated by Tamara Levitt

Published by Wisdom Publications

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Trying—and failing—can be a path to happiness too. Leela loves to do yoga. She could do all sorts of poses, but there was one pose she couldn’t do. Every time Leela tried to do a headstand…KERPLUNK! This book explores the themes of acceptance, resilience, and self-compassion and offers the message that just because we may experience a failure does not mean that we are a failure. Written as a counterpoint to the message of The Little Engine that Could, Happiness Doesn’t Come from Headstands is a story about a girl who tries her best, but still falls down. Through the process she learns that happiness is not determined by external achievement. Even in the face of failure, peace can be found if we accept that we cannot do everything and focus on our experience.

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 38
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: April 4, 2017
  • ISBN: 1614294054
  • ISBN 13: 978-1614294054
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