I was inspired by Kelly Brogan’s, A Mind of Your Own, and saw this children’s book as an opportunity to share wisdom with my own daughter, Sofia. The illustrations are fascinating and filled with imagination. My Sofia was absolutely engaged. The story is very deep and can be interpreted in many ways, as my daughter and I both had a different learning experience from it. As a result, this is a book that can be read over and over again, with new wisdom gained as my child blossoms.
– Joseph Yi, MD
This is a thoughtful and engaging tale for young and old alike, reminding us that all of our feelings are valid and meant to be felt. I love how this reinforces for my children that a good cry can truly help balance us and sensitivity is an admirable trait. Highly recommend! Perfect read for at home or in a classroom. Thank you Kelly and Sofia for sharing this special story.
– The Lighthouse Mama
All too often we are told to bypass or suppress our “negative” feelings. In this beautiful book we are shown how important it is to express ALL our feelings, especially those that are less than desirable. This story is a great reminder for children – and for parents – to let your feelings flow. Kudos to Kelly Brogan and Sofia for a stellar piece of writing.
Some children’s books are meant for both the kids and the adults! This is one of those books. The lessons here are universal and not obvious. Complex and meaningful. This book provides something to chew on and a good jumping point for a lasting conversation with the little ones. I loved it!!
– Amazon Customer
I’m loving this gorgeous book. The secret is that it’s not really (just) a children’s book. It’s for all of us. What if we sit with our sad – feel the feels – cry the tears – shake with rage – dance and stomp and drum it out – hug, write, sing, paint, and otherwise climb our way through it? What then? What’s waiting for us on the other side? Something very beautiful. It’s the beginning of a process of coming home to ourselves. Buy this book for the loved ones in your life… big and small.
This story is told from a unique angle and is engaging and beautifully written. Helping children (and adults) deal with complex feelings and providing room for the full spectrum of emotion and engagement, enriching us all.
This is the ultimate feel-good book. Multiple messages can be gleaned from this wonderful story, all of them good. But I do have some bias as this was written by my daughter and granddaughter!
It was so amazing! I liked how the rain goddess showed that it was important to cry. It reminds me that my emotions are good things to pay attention to. And the pictures were awesome!
– Madalyn (9 years old)
No one wants to be sad, right? What if there were a magic potion to keep everything easy, comfortable, and happy? Would you take it?
Travel to the land of Sangati where Asha and her family were praying for rain during a mysteriously dry period that was causing everything to fall out of balance, and her grandmother to be ill.
Little did she know that the Sky Beings in charge of the weather and natural cycles were all under a happiness spell.
Indra had forgotten that her tears were important, however, not only to her, but to the very land below. Find out how she breaks the spell, saves Asha, her family, and heals the land with the sensitivity of her heart.
The greatest gift we can give to our children, and to this planet, is permission to feel it all.
Written by New York Times and international bestselling author and holistic psychiatrist, Kelly Brogan, MD, and her daughter, this story is offered as support for parents seeking to create room for feelings.
Making room for feelings involves the acceptance of seemingly negative emotion as meaningful and even healing. The greatest gift we can give to our children, and to this planet, is permission to feel it all.
Dr. Kelly Brogan
Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a hollistic women’s psychiatrist, and author of the New York Times Best Selling book, A Mind Of Your Own. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms.
Sofia Brogan Fink
Sofia Brogan Fink is a student, currently living in Florida, and New York Times bestseller, Dr. Kelly Brogan’s eldest daughter. She is a passionate Harry Potter fan, singer, and adventurer.