Change and growth can be challenging, but this practical guide to optimism is full of information and advice to help—highlighting kids around the world who are doing good for themselves and others.
From the author of You Can Change the World comes a book of tips and tricks for kids to help them see the glass half full and live life with a positive outlook. Addressing topics such as mindfulness, meditation, gratitude, goals, and more, Lucy Bell delivers another richly illustrated book full of practical ways to:
Cook delicious food to power your brain
Decorate your room and create nice living spaces
Get outdoors and have fun
Channel your favorite animals through yoga
Start a meditation practice
Find out what your interests are
Speak positively about yourself and others
Start growing plants, reading, writing, and drawing
Throughout the book, you’ll also find stories of children across the globe who are embracing optimism during times of uncertainty, and you’ll learn how to do the same! Along with tips, tricks, and stories, the book contains STEM activities, recipes, ways to do good in your community, and more.
About the Author
Lucy Bell is a book editor and music teacher on a journey to live a more ethical, sustainable, and mindful life. After earning degrees in English, ancient history, and publishing, she now works for a social-purpose publishing house making big differences and helping fund nonprofits and charities to close the literacy gap. Lucy grew up on the Central Coast of Australia surrounded by four siblings, a cat, two dogs, two sheep, a lizard, lots of guinea pigs, and thirteen chickens. She now lives in Sydney and while watering her balcony garden, dreams of one day owning her own country farmhouse.
You Can Live on the Bright Side: Optimistic Activities
These fun activities have been selected from Lucy Bell’s You Can Live on the Bright Side: The Kids’ Guide to Optimism. They can help you slow down for a moment, be more reflective, relax, and even find time to do the things you love!
And for other useful resources from Bright sparks to organizations and where to go for help to useful apps or websites, check out the last pages!