Good Morning, I Love You, Violet!

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10.1 X 9.9 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a bestselling author, clinical psychologist, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three critically acclaimed books, translated into 16 languages. Dr. Shapiro has presented her research to the king of Thailand, the Danish government, Bhutan's Gross National Happiness Summit, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, as well as to Fortune 100 companies including Google, Cisco Systems, and LinkedIn. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Oprah, NPR, and American Psychologist. Dr. Shapiro is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University and a Fellow of the Mind & Life Institute, cofounded by the Dalai Lama. Her TEDx Talk, "The Power of Mindfulness," has been viewed over 3 million times.

Susi Schaefer is a children's book author and illustrator. She was born and raised in the Austrian Alps, where she was trained as a glass painter in the medieval town of Rattenberg. She lives in North Tustin, California. Learn more at


"If a young person can genuinely hold their own being with love, they will be happy, and they will help spread love throughout our world. Good Morning, I Love You, Violet! is a delightful gem of a book that gives children a simple, tried-and-true practice for befriending themselves. A gift to all the children you know, this book has the potential to touch and uplift countless hearts." --Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance

"This sweet and beautifully illustrated book teaches children the most important lesson we can learn in life: how to love and support ourselves. This book draws on decades of science and weaves it into a delightful story about the power of self-compassion. I encourage all parents, teachers, and caregivers to buy this book--it has the power to transform our individual and collective lives." --Kristin Neff, PhD, cofounder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion