Meditation for Moms and Dads

Author : Shana Smith


Meditation has long been the domain of the child-free seeker.  The perception of the lone monk on the mountaintop, or magazine ads depicting the very young or very old childless yogi languishing in long retreats by the ocean, are almost cliché.  Time and again, fellow parents lament about their lack of time to do even basic self-care, never mind meditation. This sense of lack feeds into the concept that a sincere, regular meditation practice and parenthood cannot co-exist.   Meditation Practice for Moms and Dads: 108 Tips for Parents and Caregivers boldly claims that a thriving meditation practice is not only possible, but an absolute must for the parent/householder.  It isn’t an empty claim.  The author, Shana Smith, is doing it. Her journey is profound, funny, and fabulous. This book was born over two years of careful observation and recording about her own experiences merging the worlds of meditation and family life into a synergistic practice that is, in actuality, for all.  The entertaining combination of tips, real-parent stories, and poetry demonstrates that parents can squelch the mindset of “I can’t” to “I will,” to celebrate the opportunity to embrace parenthood and worldly life itself as a vital spiritual practice rather than an impediment to one.

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Testimonials for Meditation for Moms and Dads!

Holistic Parenting Magazine features Meditation for Moms and Dads! 05/2016

“The thing I loved most about this book was the humor. I was afraid it was going to be mainly facts & “do this”. However, I found that not only was there plenty of information (how to meditate, why, where), but also the right amount of realism–what to do when you can’t find the time, stolen moments to use, etc… This will be a book I will go back & peruse from time to time.” Christine Lussier, NetGalley Reviewer, 2016

“Thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it for anyone, not just parents!!” Ms. Sam Nicholson, NetGalley Reviewer, 2016

“So simple and true. Like many other times we go through changes in life, the importance to remember that it’s the way things are – right now. It doesn’t mean it needs to be “forever”. AND it doesn’t mean we cannot do it, just because it’s not as it used be. I met Shana when she came to Atlanta promoting her book. Her presence, her voice, her clarity, all of it, the right thing I needed at the right time. So inspiring. I started a new practice after her visit. My practice. My way. Keep it simple and be gentle with yourself. Acceptance is the key. Loving it!” Amazon Reviewer, 07/2016