Buddhism for Mothers

A calm approach to caring for yourself and your children

Author: Sarah Napthali

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1925575330

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 7387


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 encourages mothers to gain the most joy out of being with their children. 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 coping strategies for the day-to-day challenges of motherhood that also allow space for deeper reflection 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.

Little Buddhas

Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Author: Vanessa R. Sasson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199945616

Category: Religion

Page: 524

View: 316


Edited by Vanessa R. Sasson, Little Buddhas brings together a wide range of scholarship and expertise to address the question of what role children have played in Buddhist literature, in particular historical contexts, and their role in specific Buddhist contexts today.

The Creative Family

How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

Author: Amanda Blake Soule

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822047

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 6256


When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—you can transform your family life, and have so much more fun! Amanda Soule has charmed many with her tales of creativity and parenting on her blog, SouleMama. Here she shares ideas and projects with the same warm tone and down-to-earth voice. Perfect for all families, the wide range of projects presented here offers ideas for imaginative play, art and crafts, nature explorations, and family celebrations. This book embraces a whole new way of living that will engage your children’s imagination, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family. To learn more about the author, Amanda Soule, visit her blog at www.SouleMama.com.

Honoring Motherhood

Prayers, Ceremonies and Blessings

Author: Lynn L. Caruso,Maya Angelou

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594733848

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 242

View: 6736


Blessings, prayers, anecdotes and meditations from many faith traditions about the sacred undertaking that is motherhood. These words of hope and healing, pain and promise are for all mothers traditional, single, adoptive, foster, step and bereaved."

Why Buddhism?

Westerners in Search of Wisdom

Author: Vicki Mackenzie

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864487817

Category: Buddhism

Page: 308

View: 4664


A series of in-depth accounts exploring the lives and spiritual journeys of fifteen western Buddhists - from the famous to the ordinary.

Light on Enlightenment

Revolutionary Teachings on the Inner Life

Author: Christopher Titmuss

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: 9780712671224

Category: Buddhism

Page: 219

View: 1671


Free of jargon but remaining as true as possible to the original teachings of Buddhism, this text provides insights and inspiration in the struggle to attain an enlightened life.

Life After Birth

What Even Your Friends Won't Tell You About Motherhood

Author: Kate Figes,Jean Zimmerman

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9780312283322

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 2221


A candid take on motherhood explores the often concealed negative physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of motherhood, from changes in metabolism and diminished sexual energy to lingering physical problems including backache and incontinence. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Universal Heart

Bring Out the Best in Yourself and All Your Relationships

Author: Stephanie Dowrick

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143001058

Category: Attachment behavior

Page: 444

View: 9276


The Universal Heart is a new kind of relationship book that brings together the finest psychological and spiritual insights and explicitly invites you to live out your highest ideals in ALL your relationships. Through a compelling mixture of storytelling, inspiration and practical support, bestselling author Stephanie Dowrick brings to life what it means to live lovingly and well. In countless life-changing ways, she shows how possible it is to create deeply rewarding connections with other people to bring out the best in them - and yourself to develop trust to let go of what harms you to use encouragement skilfully to listen and communicate effectively to learn from mistakes to let go of aggression to reignite joy to create powerful new beginnings.