My Hangout with Author, Galit Breen


Galit Breen
Photo credit Nicole Spangler Photography

By Estelle Erasmus

I forget how I actually met Galit Breen. It might have been through one of our FB groups? I feel like I’d always seen and appreciated her in-depth writing, mainly because everything she wrote seemed to come from the heart.

Then Galit started calling me for interviews for some of the pieces she was writing. I was thrilled to contribute to this one about beauty tips and this one about what to tell kids about heaven and hell, among others.

Then we ended up being contributors to the wonderful book from the HerStories Project editors, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Losing and Leaving Friends, which came out in 2014.

Flash forward to the present and I’m so happy to share that Galit has  written a wonderful book called Kindness Wins (ordering info below).

Galit Breen was a classroom and reading teacher for ten years. She has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in human development. In 2009, she launched a career as a freelance writer entrenched in social media. Since then, her work has been featured in various online magazines including Brain, Child, Buzzed, The Huffington Post, TIME, and xoJane. Breen lives in Minnesota with her husband, three children, and a ridiculously spoiled miniature golden doodle.

Her book, Kindness Wins, is a simple no-nonsense guide to teaching our kids how to be kind online. You can learn more about Galit by visiting These Little Waves.


Galit has also gotten a new role–with her publisher.

In this interview you’ll find out:

*The article she wrote for the  Huffington Post that started the fat-shaming: 12 Secrets Happily Married Women Know.

*And finally Galit’s BIG news, and where she announced it herself on her blog today.

Order Galit’s book: Kindness Wins

On Amazon: available  in all digital formats and in print

Here’s a free kindle app (if you don’t have a kindle).

The book page on her blog These Little Waves

Galit’s  recent Televison show appearance for Kindness Wins on Twin Cities Live

Find Galit on Social Media

Social Media Info:

Blog: These Little Waves
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20 thoughts on “My Hangout with Author, Galit Breen”

  1. A great interview and a wonderful reason to write a book; to guide children how to be kind online is to help protect them and those around them. It’s such an important lifelong lesson.

  2. I can think of no other topic at this time that is as important as teaching children kindness online. With all the bullying going on and high suicide rate this is so very important. What a fun and informative interview. Loved it!

  3. This is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing such wisdom on kindness. And I’m delighted to hear how to pronounce Galit’s name—something I’ve always wondered about since seeing her here, there and everywhere.

    Fabulous interview and post!

    1. Lisa,
      I had to learn how to pronounce her name, too, before our interview. It’s funny, when you deal with people online you never get into those issues, but now everyone knows!

  4. Wonderful interview! Kindness Wins, definitely a book to inspire parents to teach their children how important kindness is.

  5. What a lovely interview Galit and Estelle. What a great title and topic for a book, I am a big fan of kindness and with 13 grandkids keeping them safe and kind online is challenging.
    Congratulations Galit!

    1. Thanks Cathy. Galit has been a fixture in the blogging world and now she’s taking her fabulous talents to the publishing world. We are so lucky she is.

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