When Esperanza spots a heart-shaped rock, she sees it as a reminder to spread kindness and love in the world. But when the school play doesn’t go the way she’d imagined, will she remember to give it to herself?
Listening with My Heart is a beautifully illustrated book that touches on the universal themes of kindness, empathy and self-compassion. It reminds us of the other golden rule—to treat ourselves with the same kindness that we give to others.
Listening with My Heart includes kid-friendly self-compassion exercises and is a wonderful addition to any home or school library!
“This delightful book gets at the essence of how to help children be more self-compassionate – by teaching them to be a good friend to themselves. With beautiful illustrations, an engaging story, and a few simple self-compassion practices for children, this book is a must for anyone wanting to help children cope with their difficult emotions in a kind, connected and mindful manner.”
-Kristin Neff, Ph.D, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
About the Author:
Gabi Garcia is mama, licensed professional counselor, and former teacher who believes that empowering children to tune into and trust their bodies is a lifelong gift. She agrees that we teach what we most need to learn, and she always has better days when she listens to her body.
Gabi works as special education counselor serving K-12 students. When she is not busy keeping up with her spirited and precocious daughter, you can find her working on her next story. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas.