Doing and Being

Description: Doing and Being by Farahana Surya Namaskar and illustrated by Pierce Baggett is a children’s book about living a balanced day. It teaches children and their parents that although we are always busy “doing” things, “being” is very important. When we allow ourselves to just be, we are in essence allowing ourselves to be more mindful. Mindfulness is the act of staying present. It is the focus of being in the here and in the now moment, rather than focusing on past or future events. Mindfulness helps reduce stress, anxiety, fear and worry. It also helps us to mange our emotions better. The book presents examples of various activities associated with doing and being and how we can balance these during the course of our day in order to stay more relaxed. Remember, “Doing is important, but don’t forget about Being”.