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Momma Zen

Momma Zen Author Karen Maezen Miller
ISBN-10 9780834824898
Release 2007-11-13
Pages 192
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Combining humor, honesty, and plainspoken advice, Momma Zen distills the doubts and frustrations of parenting into vignettes of Zen wisdom. Drawing on her experience as a first-time mother, and on her years of Zen meditation and study, Miller explores how the daily challenges of parenthood can become the most profound spiritual journey of our lives. This compelling and wise memoir follows the timeline of early motherhood from pregnancy through toddlerhood. Momma Zen takes readers on a transformative journey, charting a mother’s growth beyond naive expectations and disorientation to finding fulfillment in ordinary tasks, developing greater self-awareness and acceptance—to the gradual discovery of "maternal bliss," a state of abiding happiness and ease that is available to us all. In her gentle and reassuring voice, Karen Miller convinces us that ancient and authentic spiritual lessons can be as familiar as a lullaby, as ordinary as pureed peas, and as frequent as a sleepless night. She offers encouragement for the hard days, consolation for the long haul, and the lightheartedness every new mom needs to face the crooked path of motherhood straight on.



Momma Zen

Momma Zen Author Karen Maezen Miller
ISBN-10 1590304616
Release 2007-11
Pages 192
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A Zen teacher and mother explains how the daily challenges of mothering can lead one to discover greater equanimity, fearlessness, and compassion--a work of uncommon insight written for new mothers of any background. 25,000.



Momma Zen

Momma Zen Author Karen Maezen Miller
ISBN-10 1590302966
Release 2006
Pages 174
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A Zen teacher and mother explains how the daily challenges of mothering can lead one to discover greater equanimity, fearlessness, and compassion--a work of uncommon insight written for new mothers of any background. 25,000.



Hand Wash Cold

Hand Wash Cold Author Karen Maezen Miller
ISBN-10 9781577319047
Release 2010
Pages 181
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It’s easy to think that meaning, fulfillment, and bliss are "out there,” somewhere outside of our daily routine. But in this playful yet profound reflection on awareness, the compelling voice of a contemporary woman reveals the happiness at the bottom of the laundry basket, the love in the kitchen sink, and the peace possible in one’s own backyard. Follow Karen Maezen Miller through youthful ambition and self-absorption, beyond a broken marriage, and into the steady calm of a so-called ordinary life. In her hands, household chores and caregiving tasks become opportunities for self-examination, lessons in relationship, and liberating moments of selflessness. With attention, it’s the little things — even the unexpected, unpleasant, and unwanted things — that count.



Buddhism for Mothers

Buddhism for Mothers Author Sarah Napthali
ISBN-10 9781458780232
Release 2010
Pages 346
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Become a calmer and happier mother with Buddhism for Mothers. 'This is an excellent, practical guide to everyday Buddhism not just for mothers, but for everyone who has ever had a mother. ' Vicki Mackenzie, author of the bestselling Why Buddhism Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil for a woman yet parenting books invariably focus on nurturing children rather than the mothers who struggle to raise them. This book is different. It is a book for mothers. Buddhism for Mothers explores the potential to be with your children in the all-important present moment; to gain the most joy out of being with them. How can this be done calmly and with a minimum of anger, worry and negative thinking? How can mothers negotiate the changed conditions of their relationships with partners, family and even with friends? Using Buddhist practices, Sarah Napthali offers ways of coping with the day-to-day challenges of motherhood. Ways that also allow space for the deeper reflections about who we are and what makes us happy. By acknowledging the sorrows as well as the joys of mothering Buddhism for Mothers can help you shift your perspective so that your mind actually helps you through your day rather than dragging you down. This is Buddhism at its most accessible, applied to the daily realities of ordinary parents. Even if exploring Buddhism at this busy stage of your life is not where you thought you'd be, it's well worthwhile reading this book. It can make a difference.



Paradise in Plain Sight

Paradise in Plain Sight Author Karen Maezen Miller
ISBN-10 9781608682539
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 192
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Come See the Garden That Is Your Life When Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller and her family land in a house with a hundred-year-old Japanese garden, she uses the paradise in her backyard to glean the living wisdom of our natural world. Through her eyes, rocks convey faith, ponds preach stillness, flowers give love, and leaves express the effortless ease of letting go. The book welcomes readers into the garden for Zen lessons in fearlessness, forgiveness, presence, acceptance, and contentment. Miller gathers inspiration from the ground beneath her feet to remind us that paradise is always here and now.



Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children

Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children Author Sarah Napthali
ISBN-10 9781741769272
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 272
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From the author of the acclaimed Buddhism for Mothers, a guide to discovering the path to meaningful, spiritual, and satisfying motherhood A combination of personal narrative and stories gathered from mothers, this guide shows how spiritual and mindful parenting can help all mothers?Buddhists and non-Buddhists?be more open, attentive, and content. By guiding mothers on a spiritual path, this evocation also helps them cultivate wisdom, open-heartedness, and a better understanding of themselve.



A Handful of Quiet

A Handful of Quiet Author Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN-10 9781937006211
Release 2012-10-16
Pages 64
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Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and completely unique technique to introduce children to the calming practice of meditation. Developed by Zen master, best selling author, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet contains complete instructions for pebble meditation designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Whether practiced alone or with the whole family, pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions. Beautiful color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds (ISBN-13: 978-1-935209-80-5) and Mindful Movements (978-1-888375-79-4).



Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren

Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren Author Sarah Napthali
ISBN-10 9781458716804
Release 2010-10-19
Pages 340
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With her children at school, a mother is on to a new stage of her life, playing a new role. The daily challenges she confronts have changed, yet for each one Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, compassion and calm are invaluable. This book explores those teachings through many scenarios, including managing the stress of numerous deadlines, coping with routine and repetition, answering children's tricky questions about how the world works, fitting in with other parents, managing our fears and expectations for our children, and dealing with difficult behaviours in both children and adults. In her usual warm, wise, inclusive and accessible style, Sarah also suggests ways to share Buddhist teachings with children so they maintain a connection to their own inner wisdom rather than reacting to peers and the media. Within this book, mothers will find the inspiration to be more patient, loving and attentive towards their children, other family members, other parents, but most of all, themselves. WC Sarah Napthali is a mother of two young boys who strives to apply Buddhist teachings in her daily life. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers, which has sold 60,000 copies around the world and been translated into nine languages to date, and Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children (formerly published under the title Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions). Since the children started school, Sarah is very pleased to report that she manages to meditate (almost) daily.



Nurturing the Soul of Your Family

Nurturing the Soul of Your Family Author Renée Peterson Trudeau
ISBN-10 9781608681587
Release 2013
Pages 214
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"Advice and practices for supporting family peace, harmony, and connection in daily life from a life-balance coach"--Provided by publisher.



Zen and the Path of Mindful Parenting

Zen and the Path of Mindful Parenting Author Clea Danaan
ISBN-10 1782401547
Release 2016-09-15
Pages 144
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We all strive so hard to be perfect parents, we do whatever it takes to assure our children's happiness and safety and that they will grow up to be their best selves. Unfortunately our striving is making us crazy. How can we raise happy, healthy children while staying happy and healthy ourselves? This book is not intended as another manual, the last thing you need is another expert telling you the 'right' way to do it. Clea Danaan shows how, by using the practices and techniques of mindfulness, you can achieve a calmer and clearer approach to parenting, which will help you to raise more balanced and healthy kids.



Mommy Mantras

Mommy Mantras Author Bethany E. Casarjian, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 0307419142
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 304
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Mommy Mantras are phrases you can say in your head, or out loud if you need to, during those trying moments of mothering. They act to empower you, revive you, and remind you that there is always another way to see your situation. Buddhist-inspired and psychologically grounded, these snippets of wisdom come through entertaining and universal stories of unpredictable life with children. Here are a few examples of how a mantra can help you control your reactions to those mothering circumstances largely out of your control: When it seems like everyone else's children are better behaved (and doesn’t it always feel that way?), you can remind yourself to narrow your focus, or stop comparing your children to others, which is only bound to make you miserable. When the monotony of caring for a toddler gets to you, remembering to surrender to the goat, as one mother did when her son insisted on feeding the same goat at the petting zoo every day, for hours, will help you recognize the importance of being in the moment, and will help you endure and even enjoy the sometimes tedious routines. When you begin to resent that you do more housework than your spouse, despite your best intentions and all the nagging in the world, you can learn to ignore the score, or let go of keeping track, which can become an unhealthy (and unhelpful) obsession. When your mantras seem to fail you, you can always remind yourself that I am not Buddha. Motherhood is not something we can master. We can only try to be more mindful. Even so, some days are harder than others. Mantras are the deceptively simple words we can use to diffuse stress and choose appropriate, constructive behavior so we can recognize ourselves, find our center and be more mindful and compassionate mothers. From the Hardcover edition.



The New Global Student

The New Global Student Author Maya Frost
ISBN-10 9780307450623
Release 2009
Pages 314
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Offers advice on how high school students can explore global education opportunities, avoid debt, and find a sense of purpose, based on the author's own experience traveling and educating her four daughters overseas.



Buddha Mom

Buddha Mom Author Jacqueline Kramer
ISBN-10 9781101143636
Release 2004-04-12
Pages 224
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In Buddha Mom, Jacqueline Kramer beautifully illuminates the ways in which motherhood can be woven with the spiritual life. Drawing upon her twenty years as a practicing Buddhist, as well as many other wisdom traditions from around the world, she offers powerful insights into cultivating a more spiritual attitude toward parenting. In chapters, guided by central Buddhist themes-Simplicity, Nurturance, Joyful Service, Unconditional Love-Kramer's personal experience of pregnancy, birth, and then raising her daughter to adulthood serves as a guide to integrating the roles of parent and spiritual being. A celebration of all that motherhood can be, Buddha Mom presents an inspiring vision of child rearing.



On the Other Side of Fear

On the Other Side of Fear Author Julia Fehrenbacher
ISBN-10 1452551049
Release 2012-05
Pages 62
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It seems laughably inadequate to call Julia Fehrenbacher s On the Other Side of Fear a collection of poetry. It is that, of course graceful, lyrical, wise poems about life, love, doubt, faith and the sweet, simple anatomy of a moment. But it s more than that. On the Other Side of Fear is an invitation to shed the weight of your past, get naked and real and wide-eyed awake to the undeniable poetry of it all. Reading Julia is like waking up to find your dream is still there, all around you, unabashedly grand and utterly obtainable. Her poems resonate with a precise, astonishing power, and each piece of Julia s art is like a breath of rarified air. On the Other Side of Fear feels like coming home to the home you always wish you had, to the home you deserve, to the home you ve been carrying around inside you without ever realizing it was there, accessible and welcoming, the whole time. Read these poems and fall in love with your beautiful, imperfect self; in Julia s words, slow way down/ get close and closer/ listen like crazy to your life. Judy Clement Wall, writer at AhumanThing.net



Momfulness

Momfulness Author Denise Roy
ISBN-10 1118040953
Release 2010-12-03
Pages 256
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Denise Roy combines the hard-won wisdom of a parent with the insights of meditation to create a spiritual practice that goes to the heart of everyday life: mothering with mindfulness. Through anecdotes, reflections, and specific practices, this book invites mothers to wake up and embrace their lives, discovering that they are always standing on holy ground.



What Mothers Do

What Mothers Do Author Naomi Stadlen
ISBN-10 1585425915
Release 2007
Pages 323
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A London-based women's therapist draws on the experiences of hundreds of moms to illuminate the real-world experience of motherhood, in a tribute designed to help overwhelmed and busy readers affirm and recognize their uncelebrated everyday abilities. Original.