Being a mother is the most wonderful and powerful role a woman can have. It’s a momentous, life-changing role. And while it is the best thing that has ever happened to us, it is also demanding and sometimes overwhelming. Our to-do lists seem neverending, and we are (usually) the primary caretaker of our children. With so many responsibilities, it’s only natural to feel “touched out,” exhausted, and out of control at times. This is when mindfulness can help. And being more mindful in motherhood has incredible benefits for the mother and her family.
I recently enjoyed chatting with Josephine Atluri, a mindfulness coach and author of the new book, “Mindfulness Journal for Parents.” I have read it, used it as a journal, and loved it. I even gifted it to a friend after she had her baby.
Josephine is an expert in meditation and mindfulness. She has helped thousands of people overcome adversity to find joy. Her experience creating her modern-day family of seven children via In Vitro fertilization, international adoption, and surrogacy inspires her work as a highly sought-after fertility and parenting mindfulness coach.
With seven children, she knows the pressures of motherhood. She also knows that life can get chaotic. It’s unavoidable, especially with children. But with mindfulness, you can practice simple ways to stay calm and work through moments of stress. Josephine encourages parents to build mindfulness into their habits and routines with their kids. And on this episode, she shares some of her incredible tips and exercises for parents to stay present.