by Dr. Kristen Race & Kathy Marvel

Breathe in. Breathe out.

We use our breath all day, every day. Imagine if, as a small child, you were taught different breathing strategies to help you proceed through your days — strategies to have by your side to get you thriving through the toughest of times!

And She Said Breathe is a picture book taking the reader through a day in the life of a six year old girl — Sophie. Over the course of Sophie’s day, she is faced with many challenges and to each one, she responds with a different type of breathing. Each breathing technique impacts her brain and body in different ways and elicits unique and beneficial responses.

In addition to the story, readers can access a free downloadable guide which explains to parents, teachers and adults, the neurological benefits of the practices and how to further incorporate these techniques into children’s lives.



As She Said Children's Book




Dr. Kristen Race is the author of Mindful Parenting, and founder of Mindful Life™. Kristen’s programs and services are rooted in neuroscience and designed to help adults and children build resilience to modern day stress. As a business owner and mother of two teenagers, Kristen understands that life is busy! Her passion is creating fun, simple, brain strengthening practices that can be easily incorporated into what we already do in our existing day. She is a two time TEDx speaker and trains adults and children in her methods worldwide. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, skiing, yoga and traveling with her family. Visit to learn more about Kristen’s programs and services.



Kathy Marvel lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons. She is a first grade teacher and has taught for the past twenty five years. Kathyhas been a lifelong writer and first began publishing book over ten years ago. In her free time she is writing, reading, podcasting, and spending time outdoors with her family. Her goal is to spread positive energy and sunshine by being the best wife, mom, friend, teacher, and co-worker she can be. She is hopeful that her passion for mindful living is contagious and is passed on to each person she meets in some small way, especially, the children that come through her classroom doors. Visit Kathy’s website at