My New Best Friend

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“Delightful and charming! This book shows how to be compassionate toward ourselves—encouraging, comforting, forgiving, and supporting ourselves when we need it the most.” —Christopher Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion


Sara Marlowe Ivette Salom

“I have a new best friend. I’ve known her my whole life, but we only just became friends.”

When people we care about are having a hard time, we usually treat them with kindness and understanding—yet when we are the ones having a hard time, we are often quick to be unkind. We may get angry and impatient with ourselves, even calling ourselves nasty names. My New Best Friend invites children to break free of this pattern of “inner bullying,” helping them treat themselves with kindness and understanding—laying the groundwork for emotional resilience, self-compassion, and positive self-esteem.

“This is an absolutely delightful book that perfectly delivers the message of self-compassion in a way that is fun and easy to understand for kids. Parents who buy this book for their children will be giving them a gift to last a lifetime!”
—Kristin Neff, Ph.D, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself



book information
  • print
  • 32 pages, 8.25 x 8.25 inches
  • $15.95
  • ISBN 9781614293538
about the author
My New Best Friend

Sara Marlowe is a musician, clinical social worker, and university lecturer. She has been meditating for many years and takes delight in sharing mindfulness with children, youth, and families. She lives in Toronto with her husband, son, and two cats. She can be found online at and

Other books by Sara Marlowe:
No Ordinary Apple

My New Best Friend

Ivette Salom is a professional illustrator. She earned her MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. She has illustrated and authored a number of children's books and has provided spot illustrations for The New York Times and The Miami Herald, among others.

Other books by Ivette Salom:
Flow, Flow, Flow
When the Anger Ogre Visits

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