I realized that while I had been motivated to change and grow, the methods I had tried were simply too big and not focused on making small changes.
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This book is certainly not a book about motherhood, but the implications for us as women and mothers is obvious.
Being in control of life simply is not possible: kids get sick, plans get cancelled, job layoffs happen. While the unknown can be scary, being mindful can bring us peace. This book takes the somewhat overwhelming task of beginning a mindfulness meditation practice and makes it accessible for all.
I know my sleep directly affects my abilities as a mother. And although there are many aspects of sleep completely out of my control, this book taught me that there are things I do have control over.
This book has empowered me with the knowledge and tools to become the person and mother that I want to be.
Most of us experience difficult circumstances at one time or another in our lives, and our need for support can be literally like needing air to breathe. But even in good circumstances, we still need others! This book teaches us that needing others is not shameful, but wise.
When many things demand my time and energy, I can easily become stressed. This book helped me not only understand stress and why it occurs, but also helped me to find constructive and healthy things to do right in that moment so that I can keep my cool and calm down.
Want to change your life? Cultivating a new habit might be the key. As Gretchen Rubin’s book explains, “Habits mean we don’t strain ourselves to make decisions, weigh choices, dole out rewards, or prod ourselves to begin. Life becomes simpler, and many daily hassles vanish.”
Do your kids struggle to eat anything green? This book by two mothers, one a pediatrician and one a speech-language pathologist, is filled with practical tips on how to help kids eat adventurously.
Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? The principles in this book may help you discover what needs your child is trying to communicate and how you can coach them to better behavior.
I love that this book gave me a greater sense of hope for myself and a deeper respect for my son. Often what I’m reaching for in a parenting book is a greater handle on myself and concrete principles to help me nurture my children. This book provides both.
In Daring Greatly, author Brené Brown goes to the heart of what many of us think, but never talk about—the hidden shame we feel about ourselves in various aspects of our lives and the reluctance to be vulnerable about sensitive topics.