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  • SubGenre:Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • Age Range (years):4 - 8
  • Language:English
  • Pages:40
  • Paperback ISBN:9798987505267

Arya & Everyone Else's Feelings

by Kelsey Fox Bennett Boyd

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Empathy is a beautiful gift.

But the feelings of others can get heavy and it's not our job to carry them.

Arya & Everyone Else’s Feelings is a magical story set in a diverse city neighborhood that teaches a tangible tool to help kids come back to their bodies, release the weight of other people’s feelings, and feel safe as they navigate a sometimes overwhelming world.

Perfect for sensitive kids and their grownups! 


Children's picture book for ages 4-8.

In this magical book, we see Arya explore her cozy city neighborhood. She visits her friends and neighbors and when she does, they make her feel joyful and happy. Today, though, they all have big feelings. John is sad, Olivia is excited, and Sasha is worried. By the time Arya gets home she is feeling heavy, tired and upset. Her dad talks to her about her day, teaches her about empathy, and shares a 3-step process to help: 1) Feel your feet. 2) Shake out the feelings. 3) Imagine your protection. Arya imagines a fox, a flying horse, and an eagle to help her feel safe and protected. That night she falls asleep with her animals by her side, feeling happy that she doesn't have to carry anyone else's feelings. 

Full read aloud and more information at aryathebook.com.

About the author

Kelsey Fox Bennett Boyd, M.Ed. (she/her) was born in a small town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and now lives and works in New York City. She loves dancing, writing, walking barefoot in the grass and talking to trees. As an Educator and Consultant she helps all ages feel safe and capable, with a specialty in working with the Highly Sensitive. She holds a Masters of Education from Lesley University and is a licensed Brain Gym Instructor and Consultant. Learn more about Kelsey and how she supports Highly Sensitive People of all ages at kelseyfoxbennettboyd.com or on Instagram at @kelseyfoxbennettboyd.

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