How did I become a children's empowerment expert? OK, so I'm not really a children's empowerment expert but the thousands of parents I have helped go from trying to get their children to think positively, to overcoming their persistent negative thoughts, actually think I am. I think it's an excellent side effect of helping so many people overcome their struggles after they have been stumbling around and being desperate for so many years. Before I dedicated myself to writing, and helping people say FAREWELL to negative internal thoughts, I was a private practise counsellor in the health and counselling field. It took a lot of inspiration and a truck-load of guts to get to where I am today, and I am incredibly proud to be here. So, the reason I am CALLED an expert is because one fine day, I decided I was going to really figure this whole 'mental health' thing out. I wanted (NEEDED) a solution for my own kids...not a possible solution but a sure-shot, carved-in-stone solution. A solution that used my knowledge of the basic human needs for love, acknowledgement and personal connection. And so I did. I gave it my all, and I get results for my readers.
5 stars! Reviewed By Alyssa Elmore for
Are you feeling sad, misunderstood, or angry?
Did you have a bad day? Lolli understands. She doesn't want you to feel bad, so she has invited you to visit her home. She is certain that she can help you feel better.
Do you need cheering up? Did you know that some birds may even wear polka-dotted undies? Well, they do in the Land of Silly! Lolli will gladly take you there if you want to go.
She is sure that you will feel so much better when you get back home. You never know what you will do when you take an adventure with Lolli, only that you will come home smiling.
Children have bad days too. Lolli & The Lollipop by Elena Paige is a cute meditation book for children. The reader is given step-by-step instructions on how to breathe, relax, and send love before going into each meditation.
As the child is transported through various "meditation adventures," they are gently instructed to release old habits and beliefs that no longer serve them, and are reminded that they are fun and creative, and so much more. The meditations are written in such a way that the child will be able to cultivate these important habits and values without triggering ego and causing over-thinking. The adventures are fun and help to calm the child while guiding the use of their active imaginations.
Since it is clear that the author knows how to meditate properly, I would highly recommend this book to parents that are serious about teaching their young children to meditate. I would suggest this book to parents and children ages 4-7. I found my horrible week just melted away after reading the first few paragraphs, so I am confident it could be helpful to an overly stressed parent of young children as it can be used as a nightly meditation or a calming book for story time.
5 stars! Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Lolli wears the colors of the rainbow, and she comes from a land that is sunny all the time and filled with color.
Elena Paige's collection of guided meditations, Lolli and the Lollipop, is a brilliant way to teach children how to meditate and relax.
While I can definitely see the benefits of having a child listen to the stories with their eyes closed and enter a meditative state, I would also strongly recommend that parents and caregivers also share the pictures with their children. Josef Hill's watercolors are marvelous! They truly bring Lolli's Land of Color to life and form the perfect base for a child's imagination to work from.
As someone who's meditated for many years now, I can really appreciate how Paige makes these meditations work, especially the selection of crystals, building the child's own special place where they can be creative, and the use of the lollipop as the key for slowly leaving the meditative state.
In fact, I liked these meditation adventures so much, I'll probably be trying modified ones for myself as well. Lolli and the Lollipop is most highly recommended.