Kick off the summer with author and meditation guide Rebekah Borucki!

(Tucson, AZ) The Library's Kindred Team, opens a new window is proud to present a virtual event for the whole family! Kick off a summer of reading and learning with author and meditation guide Rebekah Borucki, opens a new window on Saturday, May 29th from 1 to 3 pm. This event will be hosted on GoToWebinar and advance registration is required, opens a new window

The event will feature a Q&A with the author, a reading from the picture book Zara's Big Messy Day (that Turned Out Okay), opens a new window, and a short meditation. 

Rebekah's works feature racially diverse characters that appeal to readers of all ages, including those who may be new to meditation and mindfulness practice. The founder of Row House Publishing, opens a new window and its children's imprint, Wheat Penny Press, opens a new window, Rebekah has taught meditation as a profound act of self-care that can be executed effortlessly and and effectively. Hundreds of thousands of individuals have benefited from her online and live workshops for more than a decade. Because Rebekah believes that wellness is a social and racial justice issue, her mission has been and will always be to make mental health support and stress management tools accessible to all, but especially the most vulnerable among us. 

Rebekah is also the author of You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life: Simple 4-minute Meditations for Inspiration, Transformation, and True Bliss, opens a new window. The phrase "I don't have time to meditate" is something Rebekah has heard a lot throughout her career. In her book, she guides readers through 27 different meditation practices, and shares personal stories that demonstrate how meditation has helped her overcome various challenges. She also answers commonly asked questions like “Do my eyes have to stay closed?” and “What do I do if my body starts to hurt?”; provides technical information about props, postures, and mantras; and offers tools to cope with complex issues such as grief, body acceptance, and relationships.

According to Rebekah, her purpose and mission is simple:

  • Help humans who want to make an impact.
  • Show people how to heal themselves so they can heal others.
  • Make mental health and wellness tools accessible to all who need them.
  • Help others put worthy, meaningful content out into the world.
  • Spread laughter and joy in the process of it all.

Meet Rebekah on Saturday, May 29th, opens a new window! In the meantime, learn more about her work on her website, opens a new window, YouTube, opens a new window, Facebook, opens a new window, and Instagram, opens a new window, and check out this Q&A, opens a new window!

Zara's Big Messy Day (that Turned Out Okay)

You Have 4 Minutes to Change your Life

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