Kids and adults alike can struggle to process difficult emotions, and this is why this week's #wingwoman wrote a book about it - meet Amen Kaur! Amen's children's book, Dealing With My Feelings, is aimed to help kids (and their parents) with mindful strategies to deal with difficult emotions. Amen was born and raised in Calgary, and she is deeply passionate about cultivating emotional intelligence and parenting mindfully. In our interview, Amen shares how she believes learning is a superpower, how unconditional love is crucial for children, and how it's okay to set boundaries in friendships. Continue reading to learn all about Amen!
1. What makes you happy?
I feel the happiest when I’m creating, taking time out to do things I love and spending quality time with my son and husband. These things help keep me in the moment, it’s when I feel the most joy.
2. What advice would you give your younger self?
Ah there is so much I would want to say. For starters read more books (other than psychology)- learning is a superpower! Take care of yourself, invest in yourself- no one else is going to do it for you. Go take those martial arts classes. Keep working hard and doing what you love.
3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?
An end to childism. How amazing would this world be if all children were treated with respect, accepted for who they are and were encouraged to follow their own dreams, loved unconditionally. They would grow up to be incredible adults.
4. How did you find your purpose?
I haven’t found any one purpose. If anything, I enjoy connecting with my inner self through meditation, working on my inner healing and self-growth. From that space, wherever the journey takes me, I go.
5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?
I think my biggest pain point is being vulnerable. I don’t like to “burden” anyone with my concerns, so I’ve always been a better listener.
6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?
I think the most valuable lesson I’ve learned is it’s always okay to set boundaries in friendships. And with time, people evolve and the same friendship might look very different down the road, all types are okay.
7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?
My mom is my biggest hero. She has modeled unconditional love for me and supported me throughout my life’s journey. I have some amazing friends who inspire me to do better.
8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?
I don’t listen to too many podcasts but my husband does and he is always sharing something with me about them. The last parenting book I finished was how to raise a boy, and currently- Own the Day, Own Your Life.
9. Where can we find you?
You can reach me through Instagram:
or my website: www.amenkaurbooks.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)