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Children's Nonfiction Emotions & Feelings

The Spark Inside

by (author) Ami Chen Mills-Naim

read by Janice Ryan

Partners Publishing
Initial publish date
Dec 2022
Emotions & Feelings
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
  • Downloadable audio file

    Publish Date
    Dec 2022
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This is an important book for children and young adults, whether they are psychologically or emotionally in trouble or not. This book is equally important for parents, teachers and counselors. The Spark Inside reveals, in easily understood language, the innate health that resides in each and every one of us. It shows young people that they can let go of the dark and negative thoughts that leads to low self-esteem, painful feelings, and anti-social behaviour. It explains that all youth have the ability to embrace healthy thoughts and lift their spirits into a state of creativity and peace that is their birthright, improving their connection to family, friends and the greater community. In addition to our mandate to teach children how to cross the street safely and how to read and write, this book provides the essential curriculum to help them discover how to live well, with more happiness and success—no matter what their background, skills and interests.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Ami Chen Mills-Naim is a global speaker, coach, trainer, writer, editor and author, who has also co-authored State of Mind in the Classroom: Thought, Consciousness and the Essential Curriculum for Healthy Learning, for educators.


With her late father, the social scientist and author Dr. Roger Mills (considered a pioneer of “Three Principles” work globally), she co-founded the non-profit Center for Sustainable Change and served as its Executive Director and Education Director for a decade—bringing principles of innate resiliency to communities across the U.S.A. She has been an international speaker on innate wellness and resiliency, and a trainer in the Three Principles for more than 20 years. She is currently founder of Ami Chen Coaching and Education.


Ami spent part of her childhood on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, where her father became a student of philosopher Mr. Sydney Banks. Ami has worked with children, youth, families and communities for more than 25 years. She is also an award-winning writer and former journalist, who hosted her own radio show and podcast, “On the Front Porch with Ami Chen: Spiritual Dialogues for the 21st Century.” She lives with her husband and two daughters in Northern California.


Ami offers a wide range of events, services and programs for releasing resiliency, wellbeing, and mental health across populations. Please see, or visit Facebook at “Ami Chen Coaching and Education.”


The audio, video and written materials of Sydney Banks are highly recommended for further study.