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Meditation for Motherhood

Author : Yogi Brahmasamhara
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Zen Meditation for Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth Inspiring practices of Zen meditation for mothers and mothers-to-be. In Meditation for Motherhood Yogi Brahmasamhara presents step-by-step guidance on authentic Zen meditation, the most powerful, natural, and deeply beneficial practice available to a woman during the phases of creating and nurturing her baby. This is a practical and thoughtful guide for those planning pregnancy and parents-to-be to use right through their pregnancy, a time of great emotional and physical change that can be both exciting and challenging. Yogi Brahmasamhara explains the value of meditation to enhance harmony and wellbeing physically, mentally, and spiritually at a time when many can be plagued by worries and insecurities around their pregnancy and the impending birth. With more than forty gentle and tailored exercises you will practice the ancient arts of: Patience to listen to yourself and your baby Letting go of tension, worry, and apprehension Damping down the mind babble Mindfulness, by deeply focusing on the present moment Embracing your inner wisdom when confronted by difficulties Above all, you will acquire the ability to take these skills with you wherever you go.

Meditations on Motherhood

Author : Beth Ann Shanks
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Meditations On Motherhood is an inspirational, eleven-day journey from "Transfer to Testing" to empower the brave women in this final phase of an in vitro fertilization or insemination cycle.

Meditations from Motherhood

Author : Lauren Matthies
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Meditations from Motherhood consists of 280 entries designed to foster growth, reflection, and nurturing to the modern mother. Motherhood is one of the greatest gifts, yet at times every mother has felt broken down and left searching for beauty among the debris. In her rebuilding, something new, stronger, with more character, perfectly imperfect, and stunning in its own right emerges. The words within this book are meant to speak to that mother--to guide her, encourage her, uplift her, reassure her that she is not alone, and, most importantly, remind her that she is enough.

Mindful Motherhood

Author : Cassandra Vieten
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From hormones to stretch marks, labor pains to diaper changes, motherhood is an adventure like none other. The rapid changes in your body, your lifestyle, and your very identity call for a certain mental and emotional agility. Mindfulness can help you meet the challenge and approach every experience with your new baby with open eyes and an open heart. Based on research conducted at California Pacific Medical Center, and with a foreword by beloved meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein, Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year (New Harbinger/Noetic Books, May 2009, $16.95) by psychologist and mom Cassandra Vieten, has been acclaimed by women's health experts, mindfulness teachers, and psychologists alike. Mindful Motherhood provides pregnant women and new moms with a brief, low-cost, easy to implement set of tools to deal with stress, difficult moments, depressed or anxious moods, and negative thought patterns during pregnancy and early motherhood. Based on the principles of mindfulness, this book also provides information, exercises, and ideas to enhance the positive emotions that are part of the experience of motherhood and improve the quality of mother-infant interactions, bringing more attention and awareness to the deep joy and satisfaction that motherhood can bring. Mindful Motherhood provides pregnant women and early moms with: 1) accessible information based on science and sound clinical theory, 2) practical tools for practicing mindfulness in everyday life, 3) stories and examples to inspire interest and clarify points, and 4) experiential exercises that will help readers integrate the information and experiences they have. Mindful Motherhood also offers current insights into the positive psychology of motherhood and mother-infant attachment, translating science and theory into jargon-free language and immediately applicable tools. This book is aimed specifically toward pregnant women and mothers with infants, who would like to deal more effectively with stress and mood during pregnancy and postpartum, who are interested in being the best parent they can be, and who want to cultivate a deeper connection to themselves and their children. The goal is to help women become the kind of present, authentic, connected, emotionally competent, psychologically-balanced, and loving mothers they want to be not to mention enjoying the extraordinary experience of motherhood to its fullest extent. Why it is Important A large body of evidence in both animal and human studies indicates that stress and mood disturbance experienced during pregnancy increases the risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and other pregnancy-related complications, and may adversely affect the developing fetus. Postnatal mood disturbance can interfere with attachment, healthy parenting behaviors, and child development. While a wealth of evidence supports all these facts, surprisingly little information is available to women and clinicians for reducing stress and improving mood in pregnancy and postpartum. Mindful Motherhood is the only book oriented toward teaching research-based mindfulness principles to reduce stress and improve mood in pregnant women and new moms. It is an easy but informative read that gives new moms the psychology, science and health facts behind how mindfulness can enhance mother-infant attachment, and be used in childbirth.

Meditating Mamas

Author : Susie Whelehan
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These 50 meditations are intended to help new mothers recognize a basic, sometimes overlooked truth: that God is with them and is already present in the life of their child. Mothers may wish to place Meditating Mamas in a spot where they can see it easily: on the dresser, on the change table, on the kitchen counter, or by the phone. Each reflection takes only a moment to read. Subjects for meditation include: Anger, belonging, calm, cranky, crying, family, gratitude, isolation, joy, monotony, teething, tiredness and work. Written by mothers for mothers, Meditating Mamas is an oasis of calm in the sometimes stormy seas of new motherhood.

Meditations for the Expectant Mother

Author : Helen Brenneman
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Writer and mother Helen Good Brenneman shares 30 devotional meditations that discuss the things a woman thinks about from the time she learns she is expecting until the birth of her child. While the covers have been updated, the interior content purposely retains the original language and beautiful sentiments of the original authors. This series will appeal especially to traditional parents and mothers with a strong faith background who endeavor to raise their families in positive ways. * Daily meditations for 30 days during pregnancy * Great gift idea

For Moms Who Meditate or Want to Start

Author : Sara Diehl
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I would love to meditate, I just don't know where to start... I am overwhelmed and struggling with anxiety... There's just not enough time in the day... Motherhood is amazing, but I'm exhausted... I wish I had more energy... I am just burnt out. Motherhood is a million jobs wrapped into one: do, be, say, accomplish everything right all the time. In this busy, accelerated world we live in, it seems there is a never ending list of things to do or get done all the time, it's no wonder everyone struggles with anxiety and feelings of overwhelm. If you can relate at all, you're here for a reason. If you are looking for a band-aid solution, there are plenty to choose from, but this isn't it. If you are ready for the life you imagine, the balance you dream of, the bliss you crave, and a journey into motherhood that you deserve to enjoy... good work mama! Start right here. I wrote this book as a reflection of my experiences in motherhood and meditation and how the two combined brought me the joy I expected when I initially brought life into this world. In every way I could come up with, I tried to fix/solve/align the motherhood conundrum of too much mental burden, too much responsibility, and not enough time. I read the books, I took the courses, I bought the programs, I booked the coaches, I journaled all the things, and at the end of it I was more burnt out than anything else. It wasn't until I found meditation that I finally knew I had tapped into a world I had never experienced before. And I wanted more. Meditation offered me the one thing that nothing else could, silence. I kid...kind of. See, in that silence, I began to find everything. Clarity, capacity, alignment, love... all of the things my life seemed to be lacking were there, waiting for me to acknowledge that they were there. It wasn't behind a guarded door or in a test I needed to pass, everything was just sitting there. Meditation changed my life and I want it to change yours too. I created this guide and journal just for you, for where you are standing right now as you read this, for who you are and who you want to be, and for everything in between. I created this guide because every mother and woman deserves to experience bliss, happiness, wholeness, and love that comes from within and rests on a foundation that is its own. I created this guide for you. This guided meditation journal will walk you through the entire process of planning, setting up, and participating in your 30-days of meditation. From your pose to your mantras and everything in between- everything you need to start is right here; simplified, fuss free, and quick. -Meditation helped me increase my capacity, which is just a simple way of saying: same plate, room for more food. -Meditation aligned me with my purpose, when every other self-help book sent me on a hide and seek mission to "find" my purpose "out there". -Meditation helped me operate from a place of love more often. As you'll read in this book, as a mother- love is your highest power- and tapping into that power source is the most life-changing, heart swelling thing you'll ever do. -Meditation helped me become more ME and I can't wait to see what it does for you. Plenty of moms have said to me, "I would love to meditate, I just don't know where to start." Well here's your starting line. This guide and journal is the perfect launch point for a 15-minute daily practice that will connect you with the inner world that is creating your external world day in and day out. That inner connection is the foundation for the life you actually want, for the love you are capable of creating, and for the capacity (in motherhood and in life) that you desire right now.

Managing the Motherload

Author : Rebekah Borucki
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"Managing the Motherload is a practical system for sanity from a happy, ultra-productive, and sometimes tired mother of five. This four-part system will help readers create a life that they love while allowing all the items on their to-do list to flourish in their own time. In the book, mediation guide, popular YouTuber, and yoga instructor Rebekah "Bex" Borucki features her favorite healing and stress-reducing modalities, including her signature 4-minute meditations. Deeply personal, heartfelt stories of her struggles and tender moments raising five children will be highlighted throughout the book. As a birth doula and meditation and yoga guide, Bex offers a wealth of personal and professional experience in managing the demands of motherhood and the need for self-care and stress management"--

Motherhood Philosophy for Everyone

Author : Sheila Lintott
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The complex world of motherhood is here unveiled. Covering issues ranging from whether we should occasionally lie to our children, to the unexpected challenges and complications of being a mother, Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers insightful, serious but often humorous essays that can be enjoyed by everyone - including husbands and fathers. Considers salient philosophical issues relating to pregnancy, birth, babycare, and raising a child Chapters include "The Days and Nights of a New Mother: Existentialism in the Nursery", "The Media Proudly Presents: Lessons' from Celebrity Moms", and "The Off Button: Thought Experiments and Child Control" Contains work from diverse academic perspectives, including economics, psychology, education, English, sociology, women's studies, and theological studies, as well as from nurses and stay-at-home mothers Includes a foreword by Judith Warner, the New York Times columnist ("Domestic Disturbances") and author of Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety

Mindful Thoughts for Mothers

Author : Riga Forbes
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"Mindful Thoughts for Mothers is the perfect present for mums everywhere. It explores a mother’s world, helping the reader to hold a sense of the ‘bigger picture’ while being present in the day-to-day." - Mental Health Foundation Motherhood is one of the most wonderful and powerful experiences we can have in life. As the early years of our children’s lives unfold, we will undoubtedly experience the joys they bring, but will also encounter the stress and demands that appear daily and nightly on the parenting path. Using mindfulness practice to manage these demands we can become more present and meet life with awareness, in the moment. These reflections on motherhood will help you find greater self-understanding and enable you to navigate a mindful path along this exciting journey.

Get the Most out of Motherhood

Author : Ali Katz
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Slow down and take time for yourself—because a better you is a better mom! The second book in the Hot Mess to Mindful Mom series, Get the Most out of Motherhood will help moms create balance, peace, and well-being in their homes, leaving behind their old ways of being constantly stressed-out and frantic. In the first book, Ali focused on internal issues and taught women that by caring for themselves first, they can better care for their families and loved ones. This book is the natural next step for moms who now understand that a better you equals a better mom! She will guide women on how to embrace their best selves while parenting so they can strengthen relationships with their children, create systems in their homes that work, and actually enjoy doing it. It is divided into three parts: • Mindful mom mindsets: bring your best self to parenting • Mindful mom methods: systems for your home that work • Mindful mom moments: ways to bond with your kids Easy and accessible, and filled with unique tools and ideas as well as personal examples that readers will relate to, this book will help moms go beyond the basics to build a healthier and happier family unit.

Meditations for Mothers

Author : Elisa Morgan
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Ease the stress of motherhood and treat yourself to a spiritual and mental makeover with inspirational advice from the author of Mom to Mom. In Meditations for Mothers, Elisa Morgan offers new mothers short, simple, and upbeat devotions to offer encouragement for those overwhelmed with the responsibilities associated with being a new mom. This poignant, uplifting devotional encourages women to practice the presence of God in their daily routine. The brief meditations are short enough to read in those moments between baths, snacks, diapers, naps, and playtime. As they build their daily nest in God’s presence, moms will discover that although different seasons of motherhood come and go, God is always there.

Buddhism for Mothers

Author : Sarah Napthali
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Become a calmer and happier mother with Buddhism for Mothers. 'This is an excellent, practical guide to everyday Buddhism not just for mothers, but for everyone who has ever had a mother. ' Vicki Mackenzie, author of the bestselling Why Buddhism Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil for a woman yet parenting books invariably focus on nurturing children rather than the mothers who struggle to raise them. This book is different. It is a book for mothers. Buddhism for Mothers explores the potential to be with your children in the all-important present moment; to gain the most joy out of being with them. How can this be done calmly and with a minimum of anger, worry and negative thinking? How can mothers negotiate the changed conditions of their relationships with partners, family and even with friends? Using Buddhist practices, Sarah Napthali offers ways of coping with the day-to-day challenges of motherhood. Ways that also allow space for the deeper reflections about who we are and what makes us happy. By acknowledging the sorrows as well as the joys of mothering Buddhism for Mothers can help you shift your perspective so that your mind actually helps you through your day rather than dragging you down. This is Buddhism at its most accessible, applied to the daily realities of ordinary parents. Even if exploring Buddhism at this busy stage of your life is not where you thought you'd be, it's well worthwhile reading this book. It can make a difference.

Meditations for the New Mother

Author : Helen Good Brenneman
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Helen Good Brenneman created this unique devotional book to meet the need for a sustaining faith and a quiet confidence in God when a new baby arrives. Daily meditations for the first 30 days strengthen and inspire new moms for the lifelong task of motherhood. While the covers have been updated, the interior content purposely retains the original language and beautiful sentiments of the original authors. This series will appeal especially to traditional parents and mothers with a strong faith background who endeavor to raise their families in positive ways. * Daily meditations for first 30 days after new baby arrives * Great gift idea for baby showers, etc.

The Mindful Way through Pregnancy

Author : Anne Cushman
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Pregnancy is a time of wonder and of momentous change, both emotionally and physically. For many women, it is a time like no other in their lives, filled with excitement and awe but also with great uncertainty and vulnerability. This book-and-audio program brings together writings and simple daily practices for bringing the transformative power of mindfulness to this special time. The Mindful Way through Pregnancy features: • Yoga and meditation teacher Anne Cushman on finding balance amid the emotional ups and downs of pregnancy • Author Celia Straus on bonding with your child during pregnancy • Yoga teacher Jennifer Brilliant on caring for your changing body • Meditation teacher Judith Lief on calming your fears about childbirth and parenthood • Author Mimi Doe on setting your intentions for parenthood • Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller on mindfulness and the childbirth experience Also included is an audio download of guided meditation instruction for four simple meditation practices for expectant mothers. Drawn from the Buddhist tradition, these practices offer different ways to develop a sense of calm well-being throughout pregnancy.

365 Meditations for Mothers by Mothers

Author : Sally D. Sharpe
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Twelve women of faith each present a month's worth of short daily devotional readings written specifically for mothers, by women who understand, through their own experiences, the joys and challenges of motherhood.

Breathing Space for New Mothers

Author : Alison Rogers
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A gentle and novel guide to new motherhood—one that encourages women to take time to breathe, embrace their experiences, and be "good enough"—one yoga minute at a time Yoga instructor Alison Rogers and coauthor Erin O. White forge a new path through contemporary motherhood with their collection of gentle suggestions for beginning and deepening a home yoga practice for new mothers. From the warm-up of first days with a newborn to the wobbly-but-standing postures of confident new motherhood, Breathing Space for New Mothers encourages women to notice and nurture their feelings and foster self-compassion to approach motherhood with curiosity instead of fear, improvisation instead of rigidity, and humor instead of worry. The authors offer mothers a singular message: your well-being matters as much as your baby’s. Each chapter ends with a one-minute mindful yoga practice, which can be done in a sequence to create a relaxing and balancing support for the incredibly demanding first nine months with a baby.

365 Mindful Meditations and Mantras for Busy Mothers

Author : Sarah Rudell Beach
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Bring peace and calm to your busy-mama days with these 365 meditations and mantras—one for every day of the year. Mindfulness is a powerful practice that can help you navigate the ups and downs of motherhood, and help you be the mother—and the YOU—that you want to be. Mindfulness is our ability to attend to the present moment, with curiosity and without judgment. It is a powerful tool that transforms how you relate to your own life and how you engage with the world. There is a growing body of research out there that tells us that when mothers practice mindfulness they experience less stress and anxiety, build stronger relationships with their children and feel less overwhelmed by the demands of motherhood. Their children experience less stress and anxiety, too. In this beautifully illustrated book, mindfulness expert Sarah Rudell Beach introduces the basics of mindfulness and then offers a collection of meditations and mantras. From dealing with tantrums and your patience being tested to making time for yourself and practicing self-compassion, you’ll discover how a mindful approach can lead to greater calm, balance, and ease in your daily life.

Tending Dandelions

Author : Sandra Swenson
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Mothers of addicted and alcoholic children share a deep connection—one that is rarely understood by anyone who hasn’t experienced a similar path. Sharing our perspectives helps us all grow stronger, together. “We all need to take a closer look at the things we’ve avoided—the things lurking around in this place where love and addiction meet—so we’re as strong as we can be.” —Sandra Swenson, author of Tending Dandelions In the shadows of our child’s struggles with addiction, we find ourselves tending to a life for which we weren’t prepared. These meditations continue the tradition of Hazelden’s beloved meditation books by providing moments of recognition, confession, and healing for those who are realizing that recovery rarely follows a neat or comfortable path. Along the way, we plant beautiful roses only to be injured by their thorns, and we pull up unwanted dandelions that, at times, are our only source of wishes. By sharing the realities we never expected our families to face, mothers of addicted children support each other through experiences that can only be feared and imagined by others. From our shared struggles emerge opportunities for personal growth. Tending Dandelions is a vital source of wisdom, support, and strength that helps us begin our own journey of recovery.

Mindful Pregnancy

Author : Tracy Donegan
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Enjoy a natural, positive, stress-free pregnancy. Trimester by trimester, this beautiful book gives you safe yoga, meditation, natural remedies, nutrition, and hypnobirthing techniques to match your stage of pregnancy. Encouraging, practical advice from midwife and positive birth expert, Tracy Donegan, will help you to understand your body, relish your pregnancy, and bond with your growing baby. Troubleshoot pregnancy aches and pains with appropriate exercises, quell morning sickness with natural remedies and food, bond with your baby through meditation and movement, and prepare your body and mind safely and healthily for childbirth using strengthening exercises and hypnobirthing techniques. Feel empowered to nurture and give birth to your baby with strength and confidence, and embrace your life as a new mum. "A must-read for all parents who want to create a healthier, more joyful, more peaceful world." - Deepak Chopra, MD