WILLIAMSBURG — Barnes & Noble in New Town will host a book signing on June 30 with Dr. Pamela Cappetta, author of “Mindful Moments with Maude,” which won a Gold Mom’s Choice Award earlier this year.
“Mindful Moments with Maude” follows young Addie on a visit to her grandmother’s house, where she can slow down and really take the time to enjoy her visit with the help of Maude, a dog.
Dr. Cappetta’s life’s work is as a family therapist, where she takes a holistic and mindful approach to her patient’s needs and desires. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, she is now a lifelong resident of Williamsburg. She says her life and career have been dedicated to exploring the invisible links that link an individual’s emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health to the healing process.
Dr. Cappetta realized that she herself was practicing mindfulness with her own dog growing up. This influenced her decision that Maude, Addie and Grammy would be the best way to help kids and adults calm down and put down their electronics.
“I was trying to do something to help families put the electronics down for the day and learn to value the precious little moments.” said Dr. Cappetta. “If that’s the one thing people take away from the book, it’s just this idea of being in the moment, and we’re safe right now.”
“Mindful Moments with Maude” was released on July 12, receiving the Mom’s Choice Award ahead of its official release. The Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA) evaluate products and services created for children, families, and educators, and are “recognized for setting the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services,” according to the website. organisation.
The book signing will take place July 30 starting at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in New Town stores on Main. For more information on Dr. Cappetta and his book, visit his website.