Ditch the Drama...
and Be a Calm Mama!

Join the powerful Mindfulness for Mothers course: bring peace and stillness to your days, and BE THE MOM YOU WANT TO BE
Being a mom is amazing...
and it's also really HARD!

Let's be honest for moment. You love your kids, but ...

√ you also feel completely 

√ you are absolutely drained by the battles and the DRAMA

√ and some days your children drive you absolutely crazy! 
(and then you feel guilty for all of the above!)
We want to be calm, present, compassionate, and available
as we do the important work of raising our children. 
 But that’s REALLY FREAKING HARD, isn’t it?!?

It's hard because we may not have a village of family members or other mothers to turn to for support.... or because the only advice we get is "go out and get a massage!", as if that's going to somehow make it all better.

We sometimes feel like we're the only one who's struggling.
We feel like we're the only one who's not "loving every minute of it!"
We feel frustrated and resentful.
We feel stuck.​​​​​​​
That's exactly where I was.
Exhausted. Overwhelmed. And feeling like I was missing out on my own life!
And that's when I discovered mindfulness
Mindfulness is a powerful practice that can help you navigate the ups and downs of motherhood, and help you be the mom -- and the YOU -- that you want to be.
What is mindfulness?
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. When we practice mindfulness, we cultivate greater calm, balance, and ease.
I'm here to teach you mindfulness in an accessible, practical way, to help you FIND the time to nurture yourself, and give you specific instructions for starting a mindfulness practice... so you can ditch the drama and be a mindful mama! 
Sarah Rudell Beach, M.Ed.
Mindfulness Instructor

Executive Director of Brilliant Mindfulness

Creator of the popular website Left Brain Buddha
Let me ask you... would you like to
take care of yourself in ways that are truly nurturing?
reduce the drama and yelling, and have more peaceful interactions with your kids?
calmly respond to the stressful moments of parenting, instead of flipping out and over-reacting?
This powerful online course gives you the guidance, support, and tools you need to start your mindfulness practice... and to become a mindful mama!
If you're a stressed-out mama, you'll love this course!
We get good at what we practice...
and we're always practicing something!

When we repeatedly practice the stressed-out and overwhelmed version of parenting, that’s what we get really good at, and what we continue to do.

When we cultivate mindfulness — nonjudgmental, present-moment awareness — we can access the stillness and clarity that will help us tap into our inner wisdom.
We can truly BE THERE for our children, with our loving, compassionate presence.
We can cultivate a new practice, a new perspective on motherhood that can transform not only how we parent, but how we understand our own lives.
What you'll learn in
Mindfulness for Mothers 

Week One
Mindful Mama
❊ learn what mindfulness is -- and what it is not -- with detailed, no-nonsense instructions for starting your own practice (so there's no worry about "Am I doing it right???")

❊ find out why I think mindful motherhood is far more important than mindful parenting

discover the three essential qualities we cultivate with mindfulness practice, so you can focus on what's important, and meet each moment with ease

❊ develop, or deepen, your personal meditation practice to cultivate greater calm and balance in your days
❊ learn powerful practices for dealing with your thoughts and emotions ~ so they don't get the better of you!

❊ explore how mindfulness can be applied to the day-to-day work of parenting so mothering feels easeful, not stressful!
Week Two
Nurtured Mama
❀ create a self-care plan to nurture yourself and recharge your batteries, so you have the energy and internal resources to care for your children

❀ learn why self-care should be about refuge, and not  "vacation" ~ and how you can build refuge into your day
❀ find out how to MAKE time for yourself (instead of trying to FIND it!) — even in your “busy mama” life!

❀ design your personal self-care strategy from my menu of over 60 nurturing, do-able, mama-friendly practices so you feel energized each day, instead of depleted

❀ discover research-based practices that support joyful and meaningful living (including the happiness formula) so you can live your best possible life!

❀ embrace self-kindness and self-compassion, and lose the guilt over “me-time”
Week Three
Calm Mama
♥︎ learn mindfulness practices that help you keep your cool when your kids are fired up, so you can ditch the drama, mama! 

♥︎ investigate and work with your “triggers” ~ a.k.a., you'll literally figure out how to "stop sweating the small stuff"

♥︎ learn simple practices for developing greater emotional awareness and working with your emotions ... because it's when we resist or fight the emotions that we suffer

♥︎ explore the latest research on stress (hint: stress is a given, but being stressed out is OPTIONAL! ... so I'll teach you how to opt out!)

♥︎ discover soothing and helpful mantras and calming practices for tense mama moments, so you can respond instead of react, and handle difficult situations with grace 

♥︎ discover how your personal history and experiences influence the way you parent — and how you can use this insight to be the parent you want to be
Week Four
No-Drama Mama
❧ discover mindfulness-based parenting techniques that support your child's emotional and cognitive development, so discipline truly becomes a teaching tool 
❧ explore — and practice — positive, mindful discipline strategies (that actually work!)

❧ learn how to communicate more effectively with your children ~ so you can ditch the yelling and threatening!

❧ discover the most important first step in effective discipline (it's often the LAST thing we think to do!)
❧ develop strategies for repairing ruptured relationships ~ because it's not about being perfect! We all make mistakes... 
Weeks Five and Six
Mindful Mama,
Mindful Monkeys
Share mindfulness with your kids!
Wrap up this course with TWO additional weeks devoted to teaching mindfulness to your children, and making mindfulness a family practice.
✮ discover what you need to know BEFORE you teach mindfulness to your kids

 ✮ learn age-appropriate techniques for teaching mindfulness to children ages 3-18

 ✮ choose from a variety of activities that teach children emotional awareness and self-regulation skills

 ✮ play mindfulness games with your kids (I've got some handouts just for them!)

✮ watch demo videos with me and my son -- perfect to watch with YOUR little monkeys!
Forever Access!
Ever signed up for an online course and then discovered you couldn't complete it in time?

That won't happen in Mindfulness for Mothers, because you have "Forever" Access to the online content!

Yes, I'm serious. I know you're a busy mom, so I know you may not have the time to get each lesson done each week.

And I know that a lesson that doesn't seem relevant to you right now may be exactly what you need to learn in six months... or in six years.

So once you register, you have all the time in the world!  You can keep coming back to the videos, the guided meditations, the reflection prompts, and more, until you send your little one off to college.

* or until the Internet becomes the next VHS and I'll have to send everything to you via hologram or whatever else it's replaced with. (That's why "forever" is in quotes. Because I can't predict the future. I'm in the NOW.)
What People Are Saying...
This course is a game changer!
"Mindfulness for Mothers was a true game-changer for me. The emphasis on self-care and learning to understand your emotional triggers is essential for mothers, who so often put their own needs on the back burner and don't make the time to explore their own feelings. This course helped me to have compassion for myself AND my children, and it taught me how to respond rather than react, a practice that has helped me tremendously during high-stress parenting moments."

- Stephanie Sprenger, mother and writer at Mommy, For Real (and 2015 course participant)
Sarah is a breath of fresh air!
"As a trained mindfulness teacher myself, I look for teachers who live and practice what they teach. Sarah has such an inviting, authentic, and gently powerful presence. Her voice is soothing and supportive, and her instructions are clear. She truly lives her passion for mindfulness, and it's beautiful to see. There is a genuineness to her that makes my heart smile."

- Lisa McCrohan, LCSW, mindfulness & yoga teacher, writer at Barefoot Barn
How the Course Works
All of the content for the course is in the members-only, password protected
Brilliant Mindfulness * Brilliant e-Courses
 online system.
 As soon as you register, you will have access to the entire content from Week One: Mindful Mama.
You can work through the course at your own pace -- do one lesson a day, or perhaps do all of them on the weekend. It's up to you!
Each week's content includes:

❉ written material
you can read through the lessons when it's convenient for you

❉ instructional videos
the videos are short (10-20 minutes) so you can watch while the kids nap!

❉ 2 audio meditations per week
you'll end the course with a library of 8 different guided practices to choose from to continue on your own!

❉ pdf downloads for journaling and reflection
gain insight into your triggers, and reflect on your role as a mother

❉ comments section for discussion and sharing
get support from me and other participants
Take charge of your happiness, mama!
"I love the practical tips in this course! Thank you for always providing tangible and specific things we can do everyday! It really empowers me to take charge of my own happiness!"
Mindfulness for Mothers participant
Registration Bonuses!
Register today and get the following bonuses:
Intentions and Stress Assessment
A four-page download for journaling, and reflecting on your current stress levels and "triggers" before the course begins.
The Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness
Learn the seven fundamental components of a mindfulness practice, as outlined by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and explained by me!
* 20 Mindful Summer Activities To Do With Your Kids (8-page pdf)

* 7 Tips for Mindful Mamas + Mindful Parenting Q&A (10-page pdf)
Join the hundreds of mamas who have discovered the beauty of mindful motherhood in this powerful course!
Oh, the amazing benefits of this course!
Experience delicious moments of peace and calm in your busy-mama days
We'll demystify mindfulness and meditation and teach you how you can access inner calm and stability "on demand!" I'll show you exactly how you can make time for yourself no matter HOW busy you are!
Feel at ease and nurtured instead of stressed-out and frazzled
You'll learn how to care for yourself and have greater compassion for yourself in research-based ways -- none of this "go get a massage" advice! You'll discover how to truly nurture your soul ~ so you can nurture your family. You'll feel at ease and truly at home.
Have tender and gentle interactions with your kiddos instead of angry and heated ones 
You'll explore and practice simple but powerful parenting techniques that reduce the drama, yelling, and fussing (for you AND your kids!) You'll keep your cool when the kiddos are fired up, and you'll begin to rethink discipline.
Let me tell you how mindfulness transformed MY experience of motherhood!
Several years ago, as I struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety, I began to read about mindfulness.

Of course! I thought, I just need to be more mindful! Thank goodness I read this book!

And then I tried to be mindful.

Without any of the meditating….

I didn’t want to waste my precious time sitting on a cushion doing nothing! I mean, I had all this parenting I had to do! 

But I realized that mindfulness didn’t work if I just read about it and liked the idea of it.

Once I started meditating...

... my life started to change.

I discovered a peace and stillness at the core of my busy life.

I smiled more. I laughed more. 

I found a new way of being and doing and mothering.

I realized I could respond much more skillfully to my children ~ even when they were driving me crazy!

I learned to be kind and compassionate to myself.

I knew that mindfulness had transformed me as a mother.

I knew I should start teaching this to others.

Because Mindfulness is Helping So Many Mamas...
Things are much more manageable now!
"I am a full time teacher and mother to a 17-year-old son with special needs. My nerves are quite often frayed and at times I struggle to cope with my son’s unpredictable mood swings at. This course has really helped me to calm myself when my son loses control. Things seem much more manageable now."

- Jeanne, Mindfulness for Mothers course participant
I'm filled with more joy and wonder!
“After my divorce, I was depressed, stressed, anxious, and had to handle all those rampant emotions while also caring for my two children, both under the age of five,. Through Sarah’s course, I was able to recognize and acknowledge those negative feelings and let them go. Mindfulness helps me be more patient and tolerant with my children, it helps me notice more of the world around me, and consequently fills me with more joy and wonder than I have ever known.”

- Arwen, Mindfulness for Mothers course participant
MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: I have worked super hard to make this the best course possible, but I know it's not for everyone. If you decided after the first week that this course is just NOT for you, just email me and you'll get a full refund, no questions asked.
frequently-asked questions
Is this a self-paced course?
Yes. The course content will be made available each week over four weeks. But you are always your own best teacher, and if you don’t have time to do a particular exercise, or you fall behind in the content, that’s okay! You will have "forever" access to the online course.
How much time will the course take?
Plan to spend about 15 minutes a day on the course content (videos, “funsheets,” or written material), plus time for your personal practice. I recommend people start slowly with mindfulness, so we’ll start with just five minutes a day. Each week I’ll gently encourage you to increase your daily practice time — but ultimately, how much time you spend is up to you. You are your own best teacher! 
Will I have to be online at a certain time?
No. Each Monday you will be able to access the entire week’s content. You can login to the course at any time to view videos, access audio meditations, and read the content.
What's your cancellation policy? Do you offer refunds?
I have worked hard to make this an effective and powerful course, but I know that it's not for everyone. If you decide that the class isn’t right for you, you can request to cancel your registration, no questions asked. This must be done by the end of Week One, and you will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after Week One.  
How is this course different from other online mindfulness classes?
Many online mindfulness classes are completely self-directed — once you sign up, you get a series of emails, videos, or audio files, and that’s it. You’re on your own to figure out how to fit it into your life, and there’s no opportunity for connection with others or your instructors.

In Mindfulness for Mothers, you’ll go through the course with a community of mothers — you can ask questions and share comments on the course page and connect with others beginning their mindfulness journey. You’ll also have lots of opportunities to ask me questions and get feedback from me — which you don’t always get in other online courses.
What qualifies you to teach mindfulness?
I have practiced and studied mindfulness for several years. I currently teach mindfulness to children, teens, and adults. I have been trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and I have completed a 300-hour, year-long training program to become a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor.

I taught high school for 17 years — the many courses I have taught include Psychology and World Religions. Additionally, I write about mindfulness on my popular blog Left Brain Buddha, which has over 25,000 unique visitors each month. As the Executive Director of Brilliant Mindfulness, I teach mindfulness to students, teachers, parents, and children.

Will this course get rid of all my stress and make me a happy mama all the time?
No. Mindfulness is not a cure-all. It does not eliminate the stressors in our lives. The power of mindfulness comes from learning to live in wise relationship with our thoughts and emotions. Studies indicate that people who practice mindfulness do experience less stress and report greater levels happiness. That said, no one is happy all the time, and no one can avoid stressful events! As with many things in life, your mileage with mindfulness may vary. But this course will give you brilliant guidance and direction for the journey!I like to say that mindfulness transforms how we relate to our life — and that’s life-changing!
I'm a dad. Can I take this course?
Certainly! As a mother, I write a lot about motherhood, and mindfulness has been a core component in developing my identity as a mother. The examples I use come from my experiences as a mom, and the course content is written with mothers in mind. That said, anyone who is a caregiver — moms, dads, grandparents — can benefit from developing a mindfulness practice and exploring how taking care of children is an important part of that practice.

Is there anyone who shouldn't take this course?
This course isn’t for everyone. Specifically, this course may not be for you if:
- you are looking for a course with a strong religious component (either Buddhist, Christian, or something else)
- you are not willing to put in the time to practice mindfulness
- you are struggling with significant depression or anxiety and are not currently in treatment — if this is the case, I strongly encourage you to contact a mental health provider (this course is not intended to replace therapy or other mental health services)
Got a question I haven't answered? Click the button to the right to send me an email and I'll get right back to you!
Sarah Rudell Beach, M.Ed.
Sarah became a mother in 2006, embarking on a powerful journey in both motherhood and mindfulness. She has had a personal mindfulness practice for many years now, and describes mindfulness as LIFE-CHANGING. 

Sarah holds a Master's Degree in Education, and is a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor. As the Executive Director of Brilliant Mindfulness, she teaches mindfulness courses to children, teens, and adults. 

She also has 17 years of experience as a high school teacher (teaching many courses, including Psychology.) She writes about mindfulness and healthy living for the Huffington Post, and on her blog, Left Brain Buddha. 

She lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband and two children. 

{She has also seen every single episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. Twice.}