Easy-to-follow instructions and realistic practices to help every mother find opportunities in everyday moments -from the shower to cooking dinner - to reset and refocus - all in a supremely giftable package
Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in stress-related disorders and mindfulness-based therapy. She writes the Psychology Today blog Breathe, Mama, Breathe and her own blog at ShondaMoralis.net. Shonda has developed and taught mindfulness courses and workshops for children, parents, teachers, and students.
"Moralis's suggestions strike an effective and empowering note."--Publishers Weekly
"With more than 60 mindful breaks that help moms tune into their
own well-being, you will also learn the benefits of meditation and
how to quickly and easily master it. Take five and
reset."--Washington Parent "Learn the basics of daily meditation
and the ways it can help you keep your cool in this how-to
guide."--Pregnancy & Newborn "Breathe, Mama, Breathe is a
breath of fresh air for stressed-out moms. At once practical and
creative, author Shonda Moralis offers easy-to-use mindfulness
tools and strategies for real-life moms needing peace, calm, and
centering--along with a dash of compassion and humor that comes
from her own experiences as both a mom and a long-time mindfulness
expert. This is an excellent and much needed book!"
--Donald Altman, MA, LPC, author of Clearing Emotional Clutter, One-Minute Mindfulness, and The Mindfulness Toolbox "Breathe, Mama, Breathe is a fun, practical guide to paying attention. Shonda Moralis shows us that mindfulness isn't about finding more time in the day--it's about savoring the moments we have."
--Leigh Ann Henion, New York Times-bestselling author of Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World "Breathe, Mama, Breathe is filled with wise, helpful, and perhaps most importantly, totally doable practices for busy mothers. I'm so grateful Shonda wrote this gem of a book!"
--Carla Naumburg, PhD, author of Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family "Through honest, relatable, and often hilarious stories from her real life as a parent and professional, Shonda Moralis helps busy mamas everywhere understand the physical, emotional, and social benefits of consistent mindfulness practice. With dozens of practical, realistic ways to incorporate mindfulness into even the busiest of schedules, this is a book I will use over and over again!"
--Signe Whitson, LSW, author of 8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents and Schools and How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids & Teens "Packed full of practical, totally doable mindfulness practices that can fit seamlessly into anyone's daily routine, Breathe, Mama, Breathe offers effective ways to become more present and mindful--sending all of your excuses right out the window. This is not just a helpful resource; beautifully readable and wise, it's essential reading for every mom (and dad!) trying to navigate parenting--and daily life--in a mindful way."
--Kira Willey, award-winning songwriter & kids' yoga expert, creator of Rockin' Yoga school programs, and author of the upcoming children's book Back Seat Yoga (Rodale)