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Episode 41. Zen Pig teaches mindfulness

October 14, 2021

Episode 41 Zen Pig with children’s author Mark Brown

Please join me in welcoming to the podcast Mark Brown, the author of a series of books that feature Zen Pig as the main character.

Zen Pig teaches young readers the importance of gratitude, justice, empathy, compassion, and other soft skills that are important for people of all ages to embrace. Mark initially wrote the first book for his son, Noble. He wanted to ensure his son learned gratitude at an early age – not later in life as he had – and Noble’s behavior and curiosity have inspired the remaining titles.

Admittedly, mindfulness skills often prove challenging for adults to learn, but Mark says Zen Pig demonstrates mindfulness in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner.

Mark Brown’s vision is for families to enjoy the books and for teachers and school systems to incorporate mindfulness activities into classroom settings on an ongoing basis. To make doing so easy for teachers, Mark and his team have created free lessons plans teachers can download.


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