I Am Love (a book of compassions)
A celebration of love and connection for young readers
Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds continue their collaboration with the fourth book in their bestselling wellness series. A celebration of love in all its forms. Grounded in mindfulness and wellness, I Am Love asks readers to look inward when they feel afraid, angry, hurt or sad. When a storm is brewing inside us and the skies grow dark, the transformative power of love lets the light back in. Love allows us to act with compassion and kindness, to live with gratitude, and to take care of ourselves by practicing self-love.
There is a lot of research showing that the way we carry ourselves is directly connected to our emotions and state of mind. When we see children hanging their heads or slouching, those can be signs that they are feeling unhappiness or anxiety and are trying to physically and emotionally protect their hearts. When your heart is closed off or “hurts”, it is difficult to connect with others and to see, feel, or share love. The book shares three heart-opening yoga poses (asanas) that help allow one to be lead by their heart.
Love means showing kindness, living with gratitude, and taking care of our minds and bodies. Letting our hearts lead the way can help move us closer to a better world.
About the Author:
Susan Verde is the author of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller I Am Human. Her books include The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, My Kicks and Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul. A certified yoga and wellness instructor, she lives in East Hampton, New York with her family.
Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.