Pamela Cappetta, EdD, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She has been in private psychotherapy practice in Williamsburg, Va. since 1985. After researching current children’s books on mindfulness to use in her practice, Cappetta discovered that they were prescriptive and lacked an engaging narrative that would appeal to children. She then wrote a picture book with a gentle story—Mindful Moments with Maude—that weaves mindfulness; her love of animals; and a close bond between a girl, her grandmother, and a dog. Cappetta also introduces the concept of a Mindfulness Day—a day without electronics and busyness. The title character, Maude, is inspired by the author’s beloved therapy dog. Cappetta’s degrees include a Doctorate of Education in Professional Counseling from the College of William & Mary. She also holds a certificate in Mindfulness from Duke Integrative Medicine.