Goldie Hawn is an Academy-award winning actress and New York Times bestselling author of A Lotus Grows in the Mud and 10 Mindful Minutes. Since 2003, when she established The Hawn Foundation whose mission is to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, and happier lives, Hawn has been working with leading educators and neuroscientists, among other specialists, to develop ways to promote children's success in school and in life through social and emotional learning. The Hawn Foundation's MindUP (TM) program is currently in the hands of more than 1,000 educators throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK.
She has been a presenter on the topic of social emotional learning and mindfulness at such notable gatherings as the Aspen Health Conference and Davos.
In this book, Goldie Hawn shows how a passion for mindfulness can
take root in practical action. She gives you a chance to bring to
mind and reflect on how simple acts of gratitude and kindness can
be a form of quiet heroism, helping you to deal more wisely with
your own pain, anger and sorrow, and to be more available for
others. Follow her guidance, and you may find that everyday living
becomes an exciting path of discovery, benefiting yourself and
those with whom you share your life.
--Professor Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford University and co-author of the bestselling Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World Praise for Goldie Hawn's 10 Mindful Minutes "Goldie Hawn's 10 Mindful Minutes is an excellent guide that offers simple, effective ways for stressed parents to create calmer, kinder, happier families. The book boils down the latest findings about the brain into tips to help kids understand and manage their emotions. ...Hawn emphasizes the importance of teaching children empathy and gratitude. Refreshing and sensible.
--USA Today "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 "This is a remarkable book. It is full of wisdom for us all - parents and other care-givers - inviting us to taste mindfulness for ourselves. Here is chance not to be missed: to learn from the inside how mindfulness can help us to see clearly and respond wisely to the emotional and developmental needs of our children. Read it and use it: you may find you are doing nothing less than giving back to your children their childhood, while they still have the chance to live it."
--Mark Williams, Director, University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre and author of Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World "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 and Thrive Hawn's gentle, heartfelt approach to mothering and her mission to help children develop happier, healthier lives will be both useful and inspiring for parents.
--Publishers Weekly "Beloved actress demonstrates how a few minutes per day can change the way we see the world. Hawn shares personal anecdotes that illustrate the MindUP theory in action, juxtaposed against scientific evidence and practical exercises. She instructs readers on how to find "teachable moments to share discoveries--at the dinner table, in the car, or on the way to school--whenever and wherever it feels appropriate."
--Kirkus Book Reviews "Goldie delightfully weaves together personal recollections 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, PhD, neuroscientist and associate professor of psychology, University of Miami