The breath I take to stay alive has hidden powers that help me thrive.
It supports me in all kinds of ways and brings me peace on many days.
We all have a superpower within us―the incredible ability to use our breath to energize us when we’re feeling tired, settle us down when we’re feeling overwhelmed, and help us focus when we get distracted. With a little awareness and practice, we can often change the way we feel simply by changing how we are breathing.
To help our kids harness this power, we have to do more than tell them to “take a deep breath.” In Thank You Breath, you’ll find these very tools so kids (and their grown-ups!) can learn how to use breathing to find peace and power, even when BIG emotions take over. Complete with how-tos, breathing meditations, and tips for caregivers, this sweet and compassionate book helps us all use our breath as a lifelong practice.
What People are Saying
Thank you Breath: Finding Peace and Power from the Inside Out offers a compassionate and gentle roadmap to introducing breathwork and mindfulness to the children in your life. Written from a trauma-informed and accessible lens and coupled with real life and authentic illustrations, this beautiful book meets families exactly where they are. This is an incredible and much needed offering to the world as both children and caregivers need these resourcing tools now more than ever. Thank you Jennifer Cohen Harper for your nuance and care and for providing children with an entry point and introduction to life’s most powerful tool: the breath.
— Zahabiyah Yamasaki, M.Ed, RYT, Author of Trauma-Informed Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Practices for Healing and Teaching with Compassion and forthcoming children’s book, Your Joy is Beautiful
As a parent and educational leader committed to cultivating “peace in oneself” to then create “peace in the world,” Thank You Breath is a wonderful resource! Jennifer Cohen Harper has done a beautiful job once again in making mindfulness accessible, practical and fun for young people and parents alike. Thank You Breath is now my “go to” gift for caregivers and teachers of young children.
— Meena Srinivasan, Executive Director of Transformative Educational Leadership (TEL) and Author of Teach Breathe Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom and SEL Every Day: Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Instruction in Secondary Classrooms.
Thank you Breath is an inviting and beautiful book that introduces children and their parents to the superpower of Breathing. I love the gentle messages and tender, inclusive illustrations that hold space for the range of feelings we all experience and for the gift of the breath that soothes bodies and calms minds.
— Mona Delahook, Author of Brain-Body Parenting
In her new book Thank You Breath, Jennifer Cohen Harper skillfully weaves profound lessons on emotion, perspective-taking, appreciation, and much more into her lovely yet powerful rhymes. It’s a welcome addition to your mindfulness library!
— Susan Kaiser Greenland, Author Mindful Child and Mindful Games. Co-founder Inner Kids.
Meet The Creators
Jennifer Cohen Harper is an educator, author, public speaker and mother, who works to support all children and teens in the development of strong inner resources through the tools of yoga and mindfulness. Her goal is to help kids, and those who care for them, thrive in the world regardless of circumstances, and navigate the many challenges they face with a sense of personal power and self-awareness. Jenn is the founder and CEO of Little Flower Yoga + Mindfulness.
Karen Gilmour has been drawing, painting, coloring and creating for as long as she can remember. Her art has been seen in books, on back to school supplies and on the walls of classrooms and kid’s rooms. When Karen isn’t creating art, she is busy as the director of Alluem Kids, an ever growing yoga program for kids, teens and families at Alluem Yoga in Cranford, NJ. You can see more of Karen’s work by visiting: www.karengilmour.com