Local author Hiba Melhem Stancofski will be signing books from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, as part of the local author series at Browseabout Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.
Stancofski, along with local illustrator Timothy Bada, published “I Feel Better Now,” an illustrated children’s book, this spring. “I Feel Better Now” introduces children to the tools of mindfulness and yoga. Through her young characters, Stancofski clearly portrays the challenges everyone has been facing during the pandemic, and shows how simple practices of breath and movement can help people more comfortably navigate overwhelming emotions and life hardships.
Stancofski, a 500 hour certified yoga and mindfulness teacher, visited several schools this spring and will continue this fall, reading her book to students, and introducing the skills of yoga and mindfulness in a playful way. Her goal is to plant the seed and arouse curiosity in students’ minds about what mindfulness practices are, and how these easily accessible tools can help them cope with difficult emotions.
“I Feel Better Now” is available locally at Browseabout Books and SoulFire Yoga Studio in Rehoboth Beach; at Kids’ Ketch, Surf Bagel and Involution Yoga Studio in Lewes; and online through Amazon.com.