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I wish this book was around when I had my kids — Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms. It wasn't, so I wrote it myself.

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As a devoted mindfulness meditator and teacher, psychotherapist, and experienced mom, I was caught unaware when the birth of my second child, a decade after the first, left me feeling slightly unhinged. Opposed to throwing the baby out with the mindfulness bath water, it was clearly time to craft a new normal — one that easily incorporated five-minute mindfulness practices into a demanding, full schedule.

Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms, publishing January 3rd, is an easy-to-read combination of short meditations, mindful breaks, and relatable stories from my life as a mom to a four-and fourteen-year-old. Geared toward busy moms of all ages, I’ve included over sixty mindful breaks ranging from breastfeeding to homework to stopping the teen ‘tude.

Drawing upon the scientific research of Positive Psychology (the science of happiness and thriving) and mindfulness, as well as years of psychotherapy experience treating overwhelmed, stressed-out moms, Breathe, Mama, Breathe is my answer to the enduring question posed by busy moms everywhere: How do I balance it all without losing my mind(fulness)?

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