Buddhism for Mothers
Allen & Unwin, 1 mai 2010 - 240 pages
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.
Chapter 2 Parenting mindfully
Chapter 3 Finding calm
Chapter 4 Dealing with anger
Chapter 5 Worrying about our children
Chapter 6 Creating loving relationships
Chapter 7 Living with partners
Chapter 8 Finding happiness and losing our selfimage
Chapter 10 Putting it into practice
Appendix 1 The noble eightfold path
Appendix 2 Helpful books
Appendix 3 Helpful websites
Appendix 4 From the scriptures
Appendix 5 Buddhism for mothers of newborns
Chapter 9 Meditating
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