Imagine tapping into the beauty of a child’s innate wisdom through the sharing of sweet and wise words of guidance and valuable life skills. Ariane de Bonvoisin’s series entitled Giggles and Joy: Spiritual Life Lessons for Kids does just this, with a healthy dose of enlightened humor and profound, yet simple, messages for babies and children up to ten years old. The series includes three special books: Giggles and Joy, You Are Loved and Being You.
Giggles and Joy gives new perspectives on everyday life, by celebrating topics like Mother Earth in unique ways, a child’s growing body and all its remarkable abilities, and the importance of sleep. The book lovingly articulates the power of subjects like kindness and gratitude, and also of bad days as well. She helps the reader transform tough moments by infusing them with a new light, paving the way for an unexpected, yet welcome lesson. Giggles and Joy demonstrates the power each child carries within. Through the words found in this delightful book, images are created of a world beyond what is in front of the reader. She has created a world that gives voice to a child’s spiritual nature.
You Are Loved centers on the concept that love is everywhere, breaking it down into examples so practical and relatable that speaks to a child on a soulful level. This radiant book transcends the mysteries of life into a thing of beauty; life can be happy and sad, confusing and exciting. Difficult experiences like illness, scary issues like dealing with change, and confusing matters like coping with grown ups’ emotions are all touched on with meaningful morsels of wisdom, tapping into the soul, helping children remember their inner light.
Being You breathes energy into a child’s essential connection to nature, terrestrial and spiritual. Touching upon subjects like God (while honoring the abundance of diverse spiritual beliefs), in telling the truth and the importance of breathing, this sweet book empowers children to believe in their strength of character. Readers are encouraged to take charge of their lives by listening to their heart and thinking for themselves. Being You nurtures the children who read it, wrapping them in a cloak of love and light, teaching them that they have the tools on the inside to heal, to overcome, to be who they are.
Ariane describes the books as being “‘spiritual’ in that they are imbued with love, optimism, humor, honesty and common sense.” They do not promote or offend anyone’s sense of God or the Universe. They exist beautifully next to anyone’s beliefs. It is urgent that we take care of our children’s spirit as much as their minds and bodies.”
Ariane also works with grown-ups on similar topics! She has embarked on a mission to integrate amazing transformational content into bite size daily practices for busy people. Her new iOS and Android app, Mindful365, is a program that helps boost your spirit one day at a time. It provides a daily practice to focus on: a question to ask, an idea to contemplate, an emotion to focus on or let go of, or an action to take. Mindful365 allows you to do one small thing each day to know more about yourself. For more information visit http://mindful365.com/.
Ariane writes, coaches and speaks frequently on issues of personal and professional change, happiness and inspiration, entrepreneurship, women in the workplace, parenting and the topic of mindful living and conscious business. She is passionate about helping raise happy, conscious, healthy and empowered kids. She is a bestselling author, a speaker and has previously worked in the varied fields of consulting, big media, Venture Capital and startups. She considers herself a global soul having lived all over the world. Ariane has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows, including NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Show, CNN and ABC News Now. She recently completed a TED Residency in New York and her TED Talk on Life Skills for young kids will be available soon.