“My Breath Loves Me” by Claire E. Hallinan

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Meet Claire E. Hallinan, an entrepreneur, a mindfulness practitioner, a National Board Certified Teacher and the author of “My Breath Loves Me”

Happy Friday everyone,

We’re thrilled to introduce ya’ll to Claire E. Hallinan, a writer, an entrepreneur, a mindfulness practitioner, and a National Board Certified Teacher.

Claire is joining us on the podcast to talk about her latest book My Breath Loves Me, her journey of becoming a children’s author,  what inspires her stories & much more. We hope you enjoy his interview as much as we did recording it. Be Sure to Tune In!



More about the author

Claire E. HallnanClaire E. Hallinan, MAEd, was born in Japan and currently lives with her family in Washington. Claire has a passion for making sense of the world, building relationships, and inspiring others to find happiness in themselves. She is a writer, an entrepreneur, a mindfulness practitioner, and a National Board Certified Teacher. Claire’s memoir, Gift of Gratitude: Lessons from the Classroom and building relationship book, I Notice: Step by Step Guide to Transform Student Potential Through Building Intentional Relationships are also available on Amazon.


Connect with Claire:

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More about “My Breath Loves Me”

My Breath Loves Me by Claire E. Hallinan When children venture away from their home for the first time, they begin learning new things in another world as known as school. From the classroom to the playground, children are met with many learning opportunities for themselves and with their peers. These early hands-on experiences are effective learning tools for social and emotional skills. Self-management, problem-solving, and compassion are a few of the important traits that need to be developed day by day. While children are encouraged to make mistakes to learn lessons at times, teachers must explain explicitly how emotions arise and how children notice them in their everyday lives.

How should I say it when someone is mean to me? What should I do when my friend doesn’t want to play with me? How do I know it is going to be okay?

In My Breath Loves Me, four colorful and engaging illustrated episodes teach children how to handle when strong emotions may occur, how to notice possible body sensations that arise, and how strong emotions can transform into calmness by using their own breaths. Children explore different ways of breathing techniques that feel more like simply playing games. Each familiar scene consists of thoughtful illustrations by Galyna Vasylyshyn, showing a trigger, pause, notice, and response sequence.

Children in the world and their caretakers will appreciate knowing that they possess a lifetime tool given to them when they were born and that they are able to learn when and how to use it.


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In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll find out:

  • Introduction to Claire E. Hallinan, a writer, an entrepreneur, a mindfulness practitioner, and a National Board Certified Teacher
  • What “My Breath Loves Me” is all about? Claire shares how her book is a useful resource for kids and families?
  • How the book is structured? Is it like a storybook or is it a non-fiction
  • What kind of conversations parents and children can have after reading My Breath Loves Me?
  • What’s next for Claire, some fun facts about her book, future plans and much more.



A big Thank You to Claire E. Hallinan for joining us! Glad you all could join us for today’s guest interview! We hope you’ve enjoyed this interview and we look forward to introducing you to some great guests in our next episode.


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