Hi Everyone! I thought I would tell you a little bit about myself. I am the author of the popular children’s book “Puppy Mind”, which brought a new dimension of cuteness to the practice of mindfulness in the form of a rambunctious, playful puppy. In my new book, “Mindful Arts in the Classroom”, I bring the puppy and a host of other friendly characters into the classroom to animate a 21-lesson curriculum centered around lively stories and easy-to-lead exercises for young students from kindergarten to third grade. There is a teacher’s guide to arts-based mindfulness exercises utilizing story-telling, theater games, and drawing to spark students’ self-expression, self-awareness, and social and emotional well-being.