Book One in the ‘Emotions and Me’ series
by Mike J. Masse
Illustrated by Emily Corbett
GENRE: Children’s, (picture book) Contemporary
Children can develop the ability to respond to their emotions in a healthy way through the practice of mindfulness. Andy Gets Angry is a great introduction for children to learn a fun and simple breath technique to respond to their emotions. The beautifully hand-painted illustrations provide the perfect landscape to tell the story of Andy and his journey in learning the wonderful skill of mindfulness. Share the book with your loved ones, and help us all plant the seed to be present!
Andy has a brother, Bobby. Bobby can be pretty silly.
Andy also has a sister, Sierra, who sings all the time.
Andy loves watching funny videos, he enjoys playing some sports and he loves video games.
But sometimes, Andy gets angry!
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
I currently live in the beautiful city of Stafford, located in Ontario, Canada. I have been with my wife Jenn since high school; we have been together 24 years and have two boys Dexter and Beau. I have a couple of passion, besides making memories with my fam jam, I love Brazilian jujitsu and my life’s work teaching mindfulness.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
Andy Gets Angry is really about how all humans’ experiences a wide range of emotions, and how we can learn how to work with our emotions in a healthy way. The book idea was started from my work with children and youth and noticing how many viewed anger as a “bad” emotions. I wanted it created a short story exploring some simple techniques to address those more difficult emotions
How do you get your ideas for writing?
I usually toss out a couple of ideas to my wife and children and see their thoughts on it. Then I’ll usually ask some close friends for their feedback as well
What do you like to read?
All things true crime, mindfulness and thrillers
What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
Write from your heart, see what connects with you and your passion and build out. Don’t get caught in the negative Nelly of the thought train. Create, create and create
Mike Masse is a mindfulness consultant and public speaker who specializes in mindfulness-based stress reduction. For over a decade, he has been teaching adults, youth, and children mindfulness skills to help reduce their levels of stress and anxiety. A highly sought-after trainer, Mike facilitates workshops with educators, first responders, health care providers, and others who work in high-stress environments. Mike lives in Stratford, Ontario with his two sons and his wife.
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