About the Authors
Pam Siegel MPH, MFT is a licensed marriage family therapist in private practice in West Los Angeles. She has a master’s in health education from UCLA and an additional master’s in counseling from California State University, Northridge. She is a certified mindfulness therapist and implements meditation and other mindfulness tools to help her clients with a variety of issues. For over twelve years, Pam has led a weekly mindfulness support group. She is actively involved in the mindfulness and yoga community and has her own daily practice and website, www.pamsiegel.com. Pam is a member of the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists.
Leslie Zinberg has a BS in elementary education from the University of Texas at Austin, and has co-written two successful parenting books, The Pink and Blue Baby Pages, written in 1995, and The Pink and Blue Toddler Pages, written in 1999. Both books were featured in national publicity campaigns, with appearances on the Today Show, QVC, and local television and radio segments across the country. Leslie is the cofounder of the grandparent website, www.grandparentslink.com.
Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes, Author of Becoming Grandma
Christine Crosby, Editorial Director GRAND Magazine
Susan Stiffelman, M.F.T., Author Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence
Susan K. Feldman, Founder Get In The Groove, Co-founder One Kings Lane
Kay Ziplow, Co-founder Grandparentslink.com
Betsy Brown Braun, Child Development and Behavior Specialist, Author of You’re Not the Boss of Me
Bob Newhart, Comedian
Selected Moments from the Book
The following is an excerpt from the book Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice. “Six Points of Mindful Speech: Speak slowly, enunciate clear- ly, be concise, listen to yourself, listen to others, use silence as a part of speech.” Chogyam Trungpa It’s...
Accept What Is
The following is an excerpt from the book Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice. “The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.” Rumi It is not easy to let go of judgments and expectations, and “accept what is,” especially...
Respond Rather than React
The following is an excerpt from the book Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice. “Respond from the center of the hurricane, rather than reacting from the chaos of a storm.” George Mumford You may have found yourself “reacting” to a stressful situation with...
Don't let time pass you by.
In our book, we give you 52 ideas, mindfulness-generating activities, and simple ways to be present in our fast-paced lives and not miss the richness of time spent with grandchildren.