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Mindfulness for Kids (that adults will love, too!)

Hello! I’m Rebekah Borucki (she/her), a meditation guide, best-selling self-help author, and mother-of-five. My oldest just graduated from college and flew 3000 miles away from the nest to Seattle, and my youngest is in the first grade. My hands are full, but so is my heart

After waiting patiently with my dream for nearly 20 years, I’m incredibly excited to share my “Big Messy Books” series, meditation and mindfulness books for children published by my independent imprint, Wheat Penny Press.

Rebekah Borucki – Meditation Guide, Author, and Mother-of-Five

About My First Children’s Book

Meet Zara, the star of my “Big Messy Books” series and a clever, responsible, and sometimes anxious seven-year-old girl who lives with her mother (Mama) and four-year-old little brother (Sam). Like a lot of kids her age, Zara sometimes struggles with managing her emotions when confronted with stressful situations.

In my debut book, Zara’s Big Messy Day (That Turned Out Okay) (Wheat Penny Press 2019), children will join her for an ordinary day where she faces three obstacles. Guided by Zara’s mother, both Zara and the reader will learn a simple breathing technique—a short visualization meditation—that will help them find peace and calm in any moment.

Our Very Special Mission

Zara wouldn’t have been possible without our incredible Kickstarter backer community. We hit our funding goal in only 14 hours and ended our campaign at 585% funded! But we didn’t stop there. Since publishing our first book, Zara’s Big Messy Day, our mission has been to bring mindfulness, meditation, and empowered wellness to the most vulnerable members of our communities by gifting free books, mindfulness education, and writing workshops to elementary school classrooms.

I’m excited to share that Wheat Penny Press and my 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the WPP Little Readers Big Change Initiative, have already been able to gift thousands of books to kids in need. Click below to become part of our village of helps.

GIVE STUDENTS THE GIFT OF PEACE AND CALM

A Little Peek at How Zara Came to Life

Please enjoy some of the first test sketches and preliminary book art drawn by illustrator Danielle Pioli.

Sketches and story illustrations by Danielle Pioli

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About Me (the author)

Here’s a little more about what I do when I’m not writing stories for kids.

I’m a mother of five, TV host, meditation and yoga guide, birth doula, and best-selling author of You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life (Hay House 2017), Managing the Motherload (Hay House 2019), and the Calm and Clear Mindfulness Kit (becker&mayer 2019).

With my youngest two children, Sunny and Annabel

My mission is to make mental health support and stress management tools accessible to all, and I support that mission through free and low-cost services both on and offline in communities that I’ve been nurturing for over a decade.

I live with my family and a barn-full of rescued farm animals on our eight-acre homestead in rural New Jersey, where I also host workshops at my Blissed In{n} community learning space.

From My Illustrator, Danielle Pioli

I have loved drawing since I can remember. The idea of creating a whole universe—from my mind to paper—made me fall in love with art and storytelling. I also always felt like a healer at some level. As a child, I was so drawn to magic—what I call Quantum Physics now—that I was certain could I heal and help people. So I grew up to become an Artist and Hypnotherapist/Energy Healer.

I’m an artist and illustrator whose mission is to inspire others to create

I understand the pain and joy of the creative life and my purpose on this planet is to inspire ideas, questions, change, and transformation, and to serve others as a conduit and by sharing what I’ve learned.

My mission is to spark inspiration through my art, illustrations, comics, zines, poems, songs, hypnotherapy sessions and whatever I feel drawn towards. It’s a pleasure meeting you.

She’s Ready for You!

Just released in Fall 2020, Zara’s Big Messy Bedtime! In this next installment of the Big Messy series, Zara’s Big Messy Bedtime focuses on the fears and apprehension children might feel when faced with big changes (and even small, everyday transitions). And just like in Zara’s Big Messy Day, young readers will learn to accept help and become more empowered in dealing with everyday stress.

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