Book Review

BElieve in YOUrself (BE YOU) – Lexi Rees & Sasha Mullen

I am welcoming a familiar face back to my blog today as I join the blog tour for BElieve in YOUrself (BE YOU) by Lexi Rees. Many thanks Lexi for providing me with a copy of the book, and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of the tour.


Want your child to be more focused, feel calmer, and increase their self-belief?

This unique activity book is packed with fun, creative tasks, plus a wide variety of mindfulness strategies including

✓ visualisation exercises

✓ breathing techniques

✓ mindful arts and crafts 

✓ games to improve focus and concentration 

✓ mind and body detective skills

Written by primary school teacher and founder of Mindful Mentors, Sasha Mullen, and best-selling author and tutor, Lexi Rees, this fully illustrated activity book provides children with the essential tools to be their best selves, every single day.


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BElieve in YOUrself (BE YOU) is another great activity book from Lexi Rees, and a very timely release coming off the back of an incredibly anxious time for everyone, but perhaps particularly so for children who couldn’t fully process what was happening and why life had changed beyond all recognition. It is also perfectly timed for the summer holidays, and I am looking forward to sharing this book with my friend’s little boys.

Written in accessible language without being patronising, the bold print and illustrations make this a really appealing book, and I loved the colouring pages – I have lots of adult colouring books and find them to be a great mindfulness tool, and I am sure kids will have a lot of fun filling in these pages.

The step-by-step toolkit is fantastic and will be a great aid to making children more able to deal with whatever life throws at them – in fact, I will be adding some of the tips to my own mindfulness toolkit. I particularly liked the breathing exercises, and the fortune teller is a clever take on a game I remember from my own childhood. I am very tempted to make my own lava lamp and kaleidoscope after reading the great, straightforward instructions for these projects.

BElieve in YOUrself (BE YOU) is a really powerful book, and one that I highly recommend. It is quite simply bursting with information and activities to empower children and help them to be comfortable in their own skin.


Lorraine-16Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children. 

Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now. 

She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.

In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.








Sasha Mullen-20Sasha has always had a passion for adventure. Be it experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of far flung continents to exploring her hometown of West London. Letting her senses guide her head or heart, she has utilised her personal experiences to gather a kaleidoscope of skills. How to embrace a teaching role in New York- a city so vast and vibrant, how to cope with grief, transition into motherhood. A teacher in primary schools since 2010 has enabled her to see the need for incorporating Mindfulness practice into everyday education. When Sasha is not teaching or enjoying her family or socialising with friends, she is taking an exercise class, and is particularly fond of the child’s pose in yoga, when she can happily have a power snooze!






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