Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion


When Esperanza finds a heart-shaped rock, she sees it as a reminder to spread kindness and love in the world. But when the school play doesn’t go the way she’d imagined, will she remember to give it to herself?

Listening with My Heart reminds us of the importance of being friends with ourselves! A beautifully illustrated book that touches on the universal themes of friendship, empathy and self-acceptance.

A wonderful addition to any home or school library! Includes kid-friendly self-compassion and mindfulness exercises.


Kindness matters! Especially for ourselves.

We talk to kids a lot about how to be friends with others. Not much about how to be friends to themselves.  

Yet, positive self-talk and self-acceptance help build emotional resilience, happiness, and well-being.

Your child can follow along as Esperanza learns the importance of being a friend to herself!

Listening with my Heart also touches on the universal themes of friendship, empathy, and kindness. Includes kid-friendly mindfulness and self-compassion activities.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gabi Garcia Books; Illustrated edition (December 5, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 34 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0998958042
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0998958040
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 - 10 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.25 x 8.5 inches