Crying is Like the Rain
A Story of Mindfulness and FeelingsAuthor Heather Hawk Feinberg Illustrated by Chamisa Kellogg ISBN 9780884487241 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Tilbury House Publishers Publication Date July 28, 2021 Size 229 x 254 mm
A gentle metaphor for understanding and processing anxiety and sadness. Is it possible we've misunderstood crying all along? That's the discovery one big sister sets out to share with her little brother as they walk to school and get caught in a storm. Along the way they explore sadness, loneliness, fear, frustration, anger and more, through gentle metaphor.
Their journey examines our tears revealing how they begin, why they happen, and what to do with them. Throughout the book, the message received is that we are safe in our emotional experiences and that feelings, like the weather, come and go.
This is an empowering story about navigating and understanding our feelings as a healthy, important, and very natural part of our lives. Have you ever noticed you feel differently after you cry? That's because Crying is like the Rain.
Heather Hawk Feinberg is a counselor, writer, mother, and the founder of Mindful Kids (www.mindfulkidscommunity.org), a nonprofit organization that creates pioneering resources for social and emotional learning. She works with individuals, families, and organizations across the globe. Heather's calling is guiding children (and the child inside each of us) to discover our voices, access our power, and connect to our knowing.
Chamisa Kellogg (Portland, OR) is a RISD—trained artist whose work is inspired by nature, myths and fairy tales, and the nebulous line between reality and imagination. She has drawn and designed for magazines, books, apps, social innovators, and educational materials.