Designed to promote peace and love, this handmade, plush Buddha is available in 11-inch or 15-inch, and in Tibet gold or Thai lotus white. Appropriate for all ages, each My First Buddha is designed with a loving and serene expression, detailed face, a real saffron robe, and an enchanting embedded Tibetan bell. Also, 10 percent of the profits are donated to Save the Children.
“We were so moved by the way Buddha conveys love, kindness and peace that we felt compelled to do something with the Buddhist life philosophy,” said Justin de Graaf, who came up with the idea of My First Buddha, along with his wife Ani, after their travels to Thailand. “My First Buddha is our way of contributing to a better world.
For more information, or to place an order for worldwide delivery, visit www.myfirstbuddha.com.
Mike Dooley, author of books on the law of attraction, including “Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life’s Magic,” and “Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams,” published his first children’s book called Dreams Come True… All They Need Is You!
It tells the story of three young friends who lift off in a hot air balloon during a dream one night, to experience “a wonderland” of dolphins and islands. Using rhyming, Dooley lays our life lessons for children to understand how they play a role in their own destiny and how the thoughts they think become the life they live.
For more on Dooley, visit www.tut.com.
Actor Jim Carrey recently revealed his plans to self-publish a metaphysical children’s book called “How Roland Rolls,” in a recent interview about his new movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
“I’m going to self-publish because that is just the world right now, and I think it’s cool,” Carrey said during the interview. “It’s going to be beautifully illustrated, and it’s a story about a wave named Roland who is afraid that one day when he hits the beach his life will be over. But when he gets deep, he is struck by the notion that he’s not just a wave he’s the whole big wide ocean. So it’s a metaphysical children’s book and it deals with a lot of serious things in a fun way.”
Carrey is also an Honorary Founder of Gate (Global Alliance for Transformation Entertainment) along with best-selling author and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, and he has spoken about his own spiritual side at the group’s conferences in California.
As people strive to incorporate spiritual practices into their lives, many wonder how to help their children grow up happy, confident and spiritually aware.
Child development and parenting expert Maureen Healy – who also has a background in Buddhist psychology – offers advice and real-life examples to help parents do just that in her new book “Growing Happy Kids: How to Foster Inner Confidence, Success and Happiness.”
Divided into three sections, the book explains the importance of feeling confidence within, rather than relying on outside influences, and how to raise your child in this manner. It explores both inner and outer confidence, and the stages of confidence as they relate to children; explains what the author calls “the five building blocks of confidence” and how to implement them; offers advice on what to do when confidence breaks; and gives real-life examples from both the author’s life and from working with clients.
“Arming your children with this type of inner confidence will enable them to pursue their happiest lives, make choices from a place of power, and create whatever their hearts desire,” says Healy in the book. “Every parent wants his or her child to be happy and to live the best life. As you’ll soon discover, this is only possible with inner confidence.”