New Idea Magazine features Mindfulness 4 Mothers

  This week’s New Idea Magazine did a 6 page spread on mindfulness – especially for mothers – and it’s great! Mindfulness 4 Mothers was happy to share what we have learned about how mindfulness can support mothers at any stage of...

New Mindfulness 4 Mothers Workshop Dates

  Motherhood can be really tough. But you are not alone. New Workshop Brings Calm, Caring and Confidence to the Marathon of Motherhood Parenting is often the greatest challenge we face and yet we do so with: too little sleep, too little support and too much self...

Top 12 Inspiring Books to Read Before the End of 2016

I always like giving books as gifts – even to myself 🙂 They have the power to inspire, connect you to greater meaning in life, create moments of shared fun, warm your heart and so much more. I have put together a short list of books that I often recommend:...

Rick Hanson Guest Blog for Fathers Day: Are you working together?

This comes from Rick Hanson, Ph.D., much loved guest on Mindfulness 4 Mothers online self care program for mothers: Rick is a psychologist, New York Times best-selling author, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and invited speaker at...

Breathing with Baby: Guest Blog

  It’s a really great pleasure to introduce you to a sweet, patient and generous member of our mindfulness 4 mothers community: Nicole Bookman. Nicole joined the mindfulness 4 mothers program and community right at the start of our journey and has been an...

Mindful Parenting in a Cyclone

  Apparently birds that survive cyclones fly right into the heart of the cyclone and the energy of it lifts them up above the turmoil. My teacher at meditation class tonight was talking about our human tendency to get caught up in a cyclone of thought, of...

Mindfulness 4 Mothers – Taking Care of Busy Mothers

  “In the United States, more than half a million women experience postnatal depression every year; among teens and low-income mothers, the rate is one in four. For many mothers, symptoms begin during pregnancy and may also include disabling anxiety. In...

Awareness without Self Compassion -> Suffering (Guest Post)

I always wanted to be a mother, and yet like many other aspiring mothers, several times during my pregnancy, I too would call my mom and ask her – “Will I always be running around, overwhelmed, exhausted, fatigued? Will I be able to have a quiet conversation with my...

3 Quick Gratitude Ideas for Children at Christmas

Last night my husband came home with some extra gifts for our children. Chickens. Not for us, but for families for whom chickens are a lasting source of nutrition and income. This reminded me that the girls and I were yet to complete the 3 gratitude generating...

Where Has My Partner Gone? Guest blog by Rosalie Pattenden

There you were, happily married (or well established in your relationship), planning the next chapter of your lives together—having your baby. As a team you decided you were ready for this step. You were so excited when the pregnancy test was positive. You charted the...

What is Mindfulness? 10 Answers from 10 Teachers

Sometimes I think there are as many ways of describing mindfulness as there are brands of shampoo. This can be confusing. So we asked many of the experts we interviewed to put it in their own words. Here is what they told us. Tara Brach: “Mindfulness is a pause...