Book Review: Breathing is my Superpower by Alicia Ortego

Did you know that we all have Superpowers? One of them is our ability to control our breath.

Breathing is My Superpower teaches children to regulate their emotions, especially if they are feeling upset, angry, or stressed. 

Sofia will show your little ones how to control their breathing in various situations, whether at school, at home, or on the playground. Five Breathing Technique presented in the book, will help calm your children and show them a fun way of managing their own body, breath, and emotions.

This mindfulness for kids will help them to control their feelings in many ways:

  • To relax when they think adults do not understand them.
  • To deal with fears and worries.
  • To cope with rejection at school.
  • To regain self-confidence.
  • To give kids relief from anxiety and teach them yoga basics.

Your children will identify with our heroine, Sofia, and love the cheerful illustrations and charming rhymes in this bedtime story. 

Breathing is My Superpower is the second book from My Superpower Series –  the growth mindset books for kids, suitable for all ages as well as anyone who works with children.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I read Kindness is My Superpower by Alicia Ortego and thought it was a good book for children to learn the importance of kindness towards others. So, when she asked me to review this book, I was happy to.

Breathing is My Superpower is another “Superpower” book that can aid parents to teach children how to be good to themselves and those around them. Sofia learns a breathing exercise from her mom, and she tries it several times: when she’s angry, upset, or feeling rejected. It works!

This is a sweet book that has colorful pictures and is told in rhymes. In fact, the rhyming words are bolded at the end of each line. In the story, one breathing exercise is taught to Sofia, but at the end of the book, there are several other breathing exercises to try.

This is a wonderful way for children to learn about handling emotions and stressful situations. It would be a great addition to family and school libraries.

About the Author

A school teacher and an avid children’s book author, Alicia Ortego, has a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years working with children. Since she was young, Alicia had nurtured a passion for telling stories, which inspired her to start writing stories for children. She writes in a simple, easily understandable language, and an entertaining style that keeps children hooked to her books while learning vital lessons about virtues.

Alicia lives in New York and in her free time, enjoys spending quality time with her family and drawing.

Stay updated at her author website: www.aliciaortego.com.

Book Review: 5-Minute Focus by Dr. Tiffany Shelton Mariolle

Focus. Fast. Five minutes is all it takes.

It’s a fact: You can improve focus and concentration in just five minutes a day. Five-Minute Focus shows you how with smart, mindfulness- and neuroscience-based exercises so you can flex your focus—like a muscle—and get more done every day.

Get 75 quick, easy, scientifically-proven tips and tricks you can use to tackle stress at home, at work, in relationships, and beyond. Five-Minute Focus can help you live a more meaningful life through developing creative passion and personal connection to who and what matters most. Five minutes a day is all it takes. Take a deep breath. Let’s get focused.

This daily exercise book includes:

  • Focus fast—Discover what focus is, why it’s essential, and how to get focused fast—anytime, anywhere.
  • Practice makes perfect—You’ll get guidance on setting a schedule to find focus through actionable solutions to help speed up your performance.
  • Concentration-building solutions—Simple exercises like basic breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga can help build your concentration.

Sharpen your focus and boost your performance—in an instant—with Five-Minute Focus.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from Callista Publisher’s Club. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I don’t read many self help books these days because they often repeat the same idea in many ways and include a lot of extraneous info just to make their idea long enough to make into a book (in my opinion). 5-Minute Focus doesn’t do that, but, unfortunately, it was still a self help book that doesn’t help me.

5-Minute Focus teaches how to keep yourself focused when performing any task. It is written well, and it gives 75 exercises to help you do that. It does incorporate some meditation and exercises and some of the tips within the exercises can be helpful, but I don’t need to prepare myself to be an alert driver. And I don’t care what I do, a boring meeting won’t be less boring with tips given by anyone.

Those who haven’t learned how to de-stress or to survive tedious or boring tasks will probably benefit from 5-Minute Focus. Fortunately, it’s something I learned long ago.