The Art of Bwaling According to the Pink Dog

5 Simple Steps to Release Life's Messy Stress

Poetry - Inspirational
60 Pages
Reviewed on 06/07/2017
Buy on Amazon

Author Biography

Sharon mounu Riddell is a Stress Management, Business, and Spiritual Consultant living in Nashville, Tennessee.
More than that, she is a weaver of word and melody, a writer, composer, and producer.
Much of her life has been spent creating music and inspirational writing while working with individuals and groups to enhance their mindfulness and personal freedom.

Founder of 'The Angels of Africa Project," mounu created the musical play "Dear Miss Zinnie: Letters from Africa. " The play, which is the centerpiece of the project, consists of 12 songs and 12 characters' stories, each depicting a different aspect of the orphan pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. The musical was developed for two-time Tony nominee, Ernestine Jackson, who served as mounu's muse and mentor throughout the evolution of the play.

Also the founder of the "Love Dreams for The Planet Project," mounu is developing a video with Ms. Jackson. Two of the songs from the play, 'I Dream' and 'Love Is The Power" have been adapted to reflect current issues facing our global community. The songs and Ms. Jackson's vocals may be viewed on You Tube; https://youtu.be/MCqq7vuqbCU.

The Art of Bwaling is the prequel to the series The Pink Dog Chronicles from The Tavern of The Divine, currently in development. Volume I is now available, Vol. II is coming soon.

In addition, the first of many children's books, Mother Gaia Earth Rhymes for 21st Children of All Ages is nearing completion.

Mounu's co-creator, The Pink Dog, spends her time just being!


    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Art of Bwaling According to the Pink Dog: 5 Simple Steps to Release Life’s Messy Stress is described as a lighthearted, inspirational gift book, filled with wit, canine wisdom, and a simple, practical approach to releasing stress. Sharon Mounu Riddell and the Pink Dog have created a fun and uplifting book that gives excellent tips to readers on how to go about releasing stress. The book definitely helps to ease the path and teaches us to slow down, take a breath, let go, and practice acceptance. The author and the Pink Dog give simple advice that enables us to embrace the beauty of earthly experience. The transformational tools of ‘is-ness’ and ‘bwaling’ are helpful when it comes to finding ease and clarity during challenging times. So what are you guys waiting for? Jump, Leap, Dive, Start, Practice...

The concept is endearing and thought-provoking. I like the way the author explains how she teaches by doing her ‘being’, how moment by moment she walks her talk, she breathes, she watches, she accepts, and lets go instantly. The art of bwaling was taught to the author with the help of her canine friends and their unconditional love and devotion. The book is amazing and the author’s poetry makes the practice easier. The pictures are adorable and they help readers connect well with the author’s words and look at life with an entirely new perspective. I loved the book, the concept, the messages in it, and the author’s way of handling a relevant topic in a different, refreshing, and unique way. I would say the book is definitely a must-read for everyone as the author, along with her Pink Dog, teaches us how to de-stress our lives without stressing too much.

Excerpts of Amazon Readers Reviews

“This old dog can teach you some new tricks”

“Excellent reading! a must share with all my friends!”

“……… this book provides wonderful insights into our confusion without feeling like instructions. You will read it all the way through, and feel refreshed…….. It is truly remarkable how something so simple at first glance can be so deep and wise.”


“………… The authors' poetry is memorable like the hook of a song playing over and over in one's head. It makes practice, practice, practice easier, easier, easier………..

"The Art of Bwaling is an innovative and effective way to impart lessons for alleviating stress.”

“Insight and Humor: A Powerful Combination Delivered in This Little Gem”

……. "It doesn't take much time to read but you will return to this little book again and again for the sheer joy of reading it. Each time you do you will have another 'Ah Hah' moment."

………"Any one of the five steps will release stress and is guaranteed to increase your mindfulness."

…….."A book to be treasured and shared. It's at the top of my gift list for sure."


…….”Lucious descriptions of the path to enlightenment.”


“Wonderful quick read that will stay with you a long time....”

……..”One of those magical little books that what ever page you turn to just might be the insight you need that day. I bought two."


……. “Mounu's and Pink Dog's words of wisdom take the reader onto the most direct path to personal freedom and happiness.

…….”Beautifully written! I found stress relief in just reading this…… Pink Dog will help guide you to a new level of stress management and put a smile on your face as you learn."


……."Refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade and full of fun, this little easy-to-read book's simple steps in rhyming cadence will help you get back into or continue life's free and flowing, forever dance. …….Definitely a book to read, re-read, give and share. Join in the Bwal!"


A Lost Art Regained.
………."Thought provoking and fun to read! This little book makes a great gift. I look forward to reading more from The Pink Dog and Mounu."


……"This a fun, light-hearted journey to mindfulness. I loved the humor and playfulness. Pink is amazing and so is Mounu! All hail the Pink Dog!"


..."We at Anderson Investigations read this book. It is highly recommended!…….We deal with a lot of stressful situations in our line of work. This book has helped immensely."

…….."Simple, sweet and quickly shared! While waiting for dinner, I read this aloud to my houseguests, who were delighted by the rhyming prose and pictures.I can't wait for Pink Dog and Mounu's next book.

……"What a delight this little book is! It’s a great reminder to come back to the simple steps that allow our lives to be pleasurable again. I loved it!"

…….. Wisdom from Pink Dog goes down easy. The five steps are reminders. Practice, yes. …….“Love love love the illustrations.”

“…..After reading this precious book my burdens feel lighter and my heart feels happier. I am definitely going to keep it close at hand to help me in those moments I feel stressed. I am so happy this amazing book is part of my life.”


“……The book is amazing and the author’s poetry makes the practice easier. The pictures are adorable and they help readers connect well with the author’s words and look at life with an entirely new perspective”

“ ……..I loved the book, the concept, the messages in it, and the author’s way of handling a relevant topic in a different, refreshing, and unique way. I would say the book is definitely a must-read for everyone as the author, along with her Pink Dog, teaches us how to de-stress our lives without stressing too much.”

….."A wonderfully powerful little book! It is a quick, must read for anyone in transition.

…..This book is a great anchor for staying focused and grounded in self-empowerment. Looking forward to the rest of the series!"


“……..What a joyful little book that makes getting through the crud and crap of our times easier! ……….Thanks for a lift of my spirit with easy and true tools!”


“………Being a dog person I love pink dog's message, and the illustrations make sure it is delivered with love and serenity”

“……….Loved this little book! Pink Dog takes us back to the simplest but most important rules for living, great daily reminders of the basics that we all, as humans, need to remember and practice, practice, practice.”

“……..A delightful, uplifting experience packed with wisdom AND humor, this book will definitely be my go to in times of stress. A true gem!”

…..“A self-actualization journey into oneself from a refreshing viewpoint. If the Universe spoke to you through man's best friend, this would be the primer.”