Guess what? You can slow down your racing mind, stop feeling so frazzled every day, and have a lot more FUN in your busy mama-days (even if you think you don’t EVER have the time to sit and close your eyes like this lady)
Now, try to imagine what it would be like to...
Feel at ease and nurtured every day instead of stressed-out, worn-out, and frazzled
Have tender and sweet moments with your kiddos instead of angry and heated and sassy ones
Be more focused and productive, AND have moments of stillness and time that’s JUST FOR YOU
Now that we've known each other a little longer, let me make another guess...
Are you thinking, "OHH... so you're going to tell me that all I need is some self-care and yoga and mindfulness? I KNOW all that. Been there, done that."
I hear ya.
I wonder if, like me, YOU have tried things like yoga classes and meditation apps and #allthebooks, but you're still feeling stuck and defeated and depleted, because...
Let me make one more guess:
√ You didn’t have time to get to the yoga studio
√ You tried meditating and you’re pretty sure you did it completely wrong
√ The self-care book said you just need to “Go get a massage!” (#notpossible, amiright?)
√ When you tried to relax in a bubble bath, you just ended up cleaning the bathtub :(
Part of the reason why all the traditional self-care advice for moms doesn't work is that even if you could figure out how to get to yoga, or get a lovely massage, YOU'RE STILL GONNA COME HOME TO ALL THE STUFF THAT STRESSES YOU OUT.
You still have only 24 hours in a day, you still need to help with homework, and you still need to respond to tantrums without losing your *stuff*.
You need something that will help you be calm and nurtured and nourished on a daily basis.
You see images of serene, meditating mamas (like, ahem, the one on the top of this page), and holy sugar, you just wish YOUR experience of motherhood felt like THAT.
You’re here because you're ready to be the mom you WANT to be… you simply need the guidance, support, and practical tools to get there.
You're ready to find your supportive village of mothers you can turn to for advice.
You're ready to discover that you are not the only one who's struggling.
You're ready to be done with being frustrated and resentful and stuck.
And how do I know all of this? Well, ...
That's exactly where I was many years ago.
Exhausted. Overwhelmed. And feeling like I was missing out on my own life!
And that's when I discovered MINDFULNESS.
In the last several years, I’ve taught mindfulness to thousands of people, including hundreds of mothers, and I can help you too.
And you don’t just have to believe me. There is a growing body of research out there that tells us when MOTHERS practice mindfulness....
Fast forward two months, and imagine this scenario: Your kid throws a tantrum over some super important issue like the color of his cereal bowl. Normally, this might push you over the edge... but instead, you take a deep breath, and calmly connect with your child. You soothe him through your stable presence. The tantrum resolves … and you haven’t yelled, your child hasn’t thrown anything, and you realize OMG, IT DOESN’T ALWAYS HAVE TO FEEL HARD!
Do you want to learn exactly how you did that?
Are you wondering just how this mindful parenting thing can help not just YOU, but your kids too?
Because I can teach you how to make parenting a lot less stressful and a lot more enjoyable!
YOU can be that mindful, chill mama!
With mindfulness, you can:
* Use effective discipline strategies that actually teach your child what you want her to do
* Yell and freak out a whole lot less
* Take care of yourself every day in ways that are truly nourishing (and simple and FREE!)
* Stop feeling that heart-racing, anxiety-inducing dread when you hear sibling arguments erupt
* Access inner peace and calm “on demand” throughout your day
All of this is possible without creating chore charts and reward systems, or following complicated 14-step discipline programs, or somehow finding the money for weekly manicures so you can pamper yourself and then break a nail on a Lego.