Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom

In addition to featuring fun quizzes, stories of women with whom Dr. Alice Domar has worked, and information, advice, and encouragement, Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom includes mind-body techniques that can relieve stress, anxiety, and ...

Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom

This invaluable resource shows moms-to-be how to manage stress during pregnancy. Pregnancy is exciting and exhilarating, but it can also be physically and psychologically demanding. The myth, perpetuated by social media, says that you should be “glowing,” but in reality, you may be anxious and find yourself on an emotional roller coaster. And that is okay. Feeling stressed and moody are very normal reactions to the changes your body is going through, the thoughts you might have about how your pregnancy will impact your career and relationships, and the social pressure to have a perfect pregnancy. High levels of stress and anxiety are not good for you or your baby, but there are ways to cope with and counteract these feelings, put them in perspective, and bring peace to your pregnancy. It is indeed possible to learn new skills that will enable you to glow and thrive. In addition to featuring fun quizzes, stories of women with whom Dr. Alice Domar has worked, and information, advice, and encouragement, Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom includes mind-body techniques that can relieve stress, anxiety, and moodiness. With the tools and problem-solving approach presented here, you can adjust your expectations, restructure negative thought patterns, cultivate resilience, and not only meet the challenges of pregnancy, but happily anticipate the most amazing experience of your life: becoming a mother.

Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren

This book explores those teachings through many scenarios, including managing the stress of numerous deadlines, coping with routine and repetition, answering children's tricky questions about how the world works, fitting in with other ...

Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren

With her children at school, a mother is on to a new stage of her life, playing a new role. The daily challenges she confronts have changed, yet for each one Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, compassion and calm are invaluable. This book explores those teachings through many scenarios, including managing the stress of numerous deadlines, coping with routine and repetition, answering children's tricky questions about how the world works, fitting in with other parents, managing our fears and expectations for our children, and dealing with difficult behaviours in both children and adults. In her usual warm, wise, inclusive and accessible style, Sarah also suggests ways to share Buddhist teachings with children so they maintain a connection to their own inner wisdom rather than reacting to peers and the media. Within this book, mothers will find the inspiration to be more patient, loving and attentive towards their children, other family members, other parents, but most of all, themselves. WC Sarah Napthali is a mother of two young boys who strives to apply Buddhist teachings in her daily life. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers, which has sold 60,000 copies around the world and been translated into nine languages to date, and Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children (formerly published under the title Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions). Since the children started school, Sarah is very pleased to report that she manages to meditate (almost) daily.

Not Broken

You will finish this book feeling empowered to advocate for your care and more hopeful than ever to continue towards your family goals. "I have one word to describe this fabulous book: FINALLY.

Not Broken

Not Broken is a comprehensive, evidence-based but easy-to-read guide for anyone who wants to understand all aspects of miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss. Whether you are a patient struggling with miscarriages or a medical provider caring for patients with recurrent pregnancy loss, you will learn something from this resource. Dr. Shahine explains not only a typical Western medicine approach to evaluation and treatment for miscarriage but also includes Eastern approaches to care, lifestyle factors that will decrease your risk of miscarriage, and the emotional impact of recurrent pregnancy loss. You will finish this book feeling more empowered to be an advocate for your care and more hopeful than ever to continue towards your family goals. "I have one word to describe this fabulous book: FINALLY. Women with recurrent pregnancy loss have been needing this book for years." - Dr. Alice Domar, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School and author of Conquering Infertility and Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom

Take a Journey to Calm A Self help Guide for New Mothers Needing Coping Strategies for Their Babies and Young Children

Most women are trying to be everything to everyone. The book shows mothers how these stressors are affecting their lives, and assures them there is light at the end of tunnel.

Take a Journey to Calm  A Self help Guide for New Mothers Needing Coping Strategies for Their Babies and Young Children

For today's mothers the pressures don't stop with the issues of new motherhood. Right up there with the extreme stress mothers place upon themselves to be the perfect mother/partner/daughter/friend are innumerable other stressors. Most women are trying to be everything to everyone. The book shows mothers how these stressors are affecting their lives, and assures them there is light at the end of tunnel. Readers are asked to take the journey through 12 chapters of self-help strategies to improve their ability to cope with being a new mother or a mother of one or more young children. Mothers are shown how unpack the barriers to finding their parenting mojo, and how to adopt new habits that help foster wellness and achieve balance in their roles in life. They will learn how to manage difficult emotions, to check the facts on self-critical thinking and to target unhelpful behaviours that are getting in the way of achieving a state of calmness. Out of the chaos there can be calm. They'll learn about themselves, what motivates them, and what their values are. They'll learn why they shouldn't put themselves last, and are given strategies to overcome this situation. They will be guided through how to strengthen the bonds with their baby, and learn that their baby has its own personality from the start. They'll explore what underlies unique triggers points and what they can achieve through an active commitment to practising all these new skills. Importantly, they'll learn how to control their thoughts and emotions differently so they are better able to cope with their child. They'll find out about their blind spots, and what can be done to ensure they don't get in the way of their emotional needs. They'll become tuned-in to their child, tuned in to others, tuned into themselves!

BabyCalm

This invaluable guide will help you through the challenging early days, helping to ensure happier parents and calmer babies. A Piatkus Original www.babycalm.co.uk www.piatkus.co.uk ebook 978 07499 5828 2 Parenting

BabyCalm

Since having her first child nine years ago, Sarah Ockwell-Smith has worked tirelessly to prepare parents for the birth of their child. An antenatal teacher and a doula, with a background in psychology, she founded an award-winning company Babycalm T with one aim in mind - to turn stressed-out new parents and crying babies into happier parents and calmer babies. She has a great understanding of the minds of new parents and is passionate about gentle parenting - letting parents know that it is OK to trust their instincts, that there are other ways to cope as a new mother without putting your baby into a strict routine or resorting to controlled crying. This book takes a different approach to the vast array of books out there - helping new parents to enjoy their baby and to trust in their own parenting instincts, offering a refreshing alternative to prescriptive, routine-led parenting. BABYCALM will help you understand your baby and yourself as a new parent. It offers plenty of ideas about calming techniques and how to encourage your baby to sleep well and will enable you to feel confident and at ease in your new role.A happy mum and a calm baby go hand in hand and this book will get you off to a great start.

Mama Doc Medicine

Part 1: Prevention Part 2: Social-Emotional Support Part 3: Immunizations Part 4: Work-Life Balance/Mothering Based on Dr Swanson's experience as a mother and physician, this book provides simple answers to the "how," "what," "why," and ...

Mama Doc Medicine

Presents evidence-based advice on raising children, enhancing a collection of the author's blog posts with statistics, charts, and summaries to discuss four themes--prevention, social-emotional support, immunizations, and work-life balance.

A Good Birth

Most doctors are trained to think of a “good” birth only in terms of its medical success. But Dr. Anne Lyerly knows firsthand that there are many other important elements that often get overlooked.

A Good Birth

Drawing on a landmark study involving more than one hundred pregnant women and mothers, a renowned OB/GYN synthesizes the secrets to a good birth—medically and emotionally. Most doctors are trained to think of a “good” birth only in terms of its medical success. But Dr. Anne Lyerly knows firsthand that there are many other important elements that often get overlooked. Her three-year study of a diverse group of over one hundred expectant moms asked what matters most to women during childbirth. The results, presented to the public for the first time in A Good Birth, show what really matters goes beyond the clinical outcome or even the usual questions of hospital versus birthing center, and reveal universal needs of women, like the importance of feeling connected, safe, and respected. Bringing a new perspective to childbirth, the book’s wisdom is drawn from in-depth interviews with women with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, and whose birth stories range from quick and simple to complicated and frightening. Describing what went well, what didn’t, and what they’d do differently next time, these mothers give voice to the complete experience of childbirth, helping both women and their healthcare providers develop strategies to address the emotional needs of the mother, going beyond the standard birth plans and conversations. Transcending the “medical” versus “natural” childbirth debate, A Good Birth paves the entryway to motherhood, turning our attention to the deeper and more important question of what truly makes for the best birth possible.

Parenting

From reading this guide, you'll have a solid footing as for where to start, and you can be sure that you won't forget a single thing, as you'll find inside a complete checklist of everything you need to do or prepare in order to throw a ...

Parenting

If you're planning a baby shower, you're in the right place.Here you'll find baby shower ideas. In the past, baby showers were simpler to prepare and more traditional. An informal gathering was arranged to congratulate the expecting mom and this event served as a venue for the older or more experienced mothers to give birthing advice to the expecting mother. They typically would reassure her and calm her fears about the whole delivery process. As the chatting would usually continue for some time, the shower often included food and drinks. The baby shower was also a chance for other mothers to give gifts for the baby or pass on valuable baby items that their own babies had outgrown. Today, baby showers have evolved but the practice of gift giving has been retained. Modern baby showers are also more about making the mom-to-be feel special, and planning these baby showers requires lots of time and attention. If you have volunteered to, or have been tasked with, planning or hosting a baby shower, this is the perfect book for you! From reading this guide, you'll have a solid footing as for where to start, and you can be sure that you won't forget a single thing, as you'll find inside a complete checklist of everything you need to do or prepare in order to throw a baby shower to remember. Whether it's your first time planning a baby shower or you've already thrown a few in the past, this book contains very helpful tips and unique ideas that any baby shower host will find useful and helpful.

Relaxing Floral Design and Encouraging Quotes for New Mom Strengthen Your Connection to Yourself

Take a look inside the book and convince yourself this book is what you want! Press Buy Now and make this book a great gift for you or someone dear to you!

Relaxing Floral Design and Encouraging Quotes for New Mom   Strengthen Your Connection to Yourself

Being a mom can be the most fulfilling role you'll ever have, and while you wouldn't change it for the world, you still need balance in your life. Taking time for self-care is paramount to being a healthy mom for your child and your family. Relaxing Floral Design for New Mom is the perfect tool to use every day and obtain a state of well-being and calm. In this book, you will find 40 floral illustrations with words of encouragement for mothers. Relieve your daily stress through these unique flowers design and let the colors brighten your life. Take a look inside the book and convince yourself this book is what you want! Press Buy Now and make this book a great gift for you or someone dear to you!

Yoga for a Peaceful Pregnancy

One-size-fits-all yoga classes do not work for a pregnant body that's changing daily. This book will help you find relief from common pregnancy-related issues and you'll be able to access them trimester-by-trimester.

Yoga for a Peaceful Pregnancy

At over 350 pages, Yoga For A Peaceful Pregnancy is a comprehensive guide to prenatal yoga for each trimester. Build strength and stamina, ease discomfort, relax and flow through pregnancy with grace and ease! RELIEVE COMMON PREGNANCY-RELATED ISSUES: Morning sickness and nausea Fatigue Foot and leg cramps Headaches and dizziness Heartburn, indigestion and constipation Mood changes Tender or swollen breasts Swelling in feet and legs Low back pain Carpal Tunnel or tingling in hands Frequent urination Insomnia Braxton-Hicks contractions Pain in pelvis and round ligaments Shortness of breath Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica The yoga we learn and practice during pregnancy gives us clarity, presence and strength to find joy on this journey-especially when we are most challenged and uncomfortable. We can always come back home to our practice, our breath and our bodies to navigate us through the waters of change and uncertainty. IN THIS BOOK, YOU WILL LEARN: How to strengthen and tone muscles How to stretch away tension and stress Deep relaxation that is safe for pregnancy About the energy centers in the body How to relieve common pregnancy discomforts Mindfulness, breathing exercises and visualizations Do's and don'ts of yoga during pregnancy How to modify your practice for group classes Plant-based foods that nurture mom and baby How to ease into labor, delivery and motherhood More than ever, we need to be the glue holding the family together and self-care is the glue that keeps us from breaking apart. As the demands put on women grow-especially moms-the demand of a daily self-care routine must grow too!

The Mindful Way through Pregnancy

This book-and-audio program brings together writings and simple daily practices for bringing the transformative power of mindfulness to this special time.

The Mindful Way through Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of wonder and of momentous change, both emotionally and physically. For many women, it is a time like no other in their lives, filled with excitement and awe but also with great uncertainty and vulnerability. This book-and-audio program brings together writings and simple daily practices for bringing the transformative power of mindfulness to this special time. The Mindful Way through Pregnancy features: • Yoga and meditation teacher Anne Cushman on finding balance amid the emotional ups and downs of pregnancy • Author Celia Straus on bonding with your child during pregnancy • Yoga teacher Jennifer Brilliant on caring for your changing body • Meditation teacher Judith Lief on calming your fears about childbirth and parenthood • Author Mimi Doe on setting your intentions for parenthood • Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller on mindfulness and the childbirth experience Also included is an audio download of guided meditation instruction for four simple meditation practices for expectant mothers. Drawn from the Buddhist tradition, these practices offer different ways to develop a sense of calm well-being throughout pregnancy.

The Contented Mother s Guide

This one-stop guide will help you navigate all the essential issues of motherhood: - Happiness, health and fitness - Relationships with friends, family and your partner - Outings and holidays with your new baby - Returning to work or ...

The Contented Mother   s Guide

Ensure your contented baby has a contented mum Becoming a mum is an exciting journey, with new rewards and responsibilities. But while you focus your energies on the needs of your growing baby, it's easy to neglect your own needs as a new mum. Gina Ford has helped millions of women bring up contented babies and now she wants to ensure that it's not just your baby that's happy, but you are too. In this indispensable guide, Gina has worked with her online community of mothers to distill the best advice on being a happy mum. This one-stop guide will help you navigate all the essential issues of motherhood: - Happiness, health and fitness - Relationships with friends, family and your partner - Outings and holidays with your new baby - Returning to work or becoming a full-time mum - Whether to extend your family further With the personal experiences of hundreds of mothers, The Contented Mother's Guide will help you make the best choices and embrace your new role as a mum.

The Baby Books for Dads

It's a perfect balance of practical information with humor thrown in there. And it is very affirming about motherhood and fatherhood. So... Who Should buy this book?

The Baby Books for Dads

"The Missing Secrets Ingredient to become an outstanding and extraordinary father." Discover the best and proven parenting skills and formula for new dads Are you looking for scientifically and medically sound information? Would you like a book that even your wife will find easier to read than her typical pregnancy book? Are you looking for great advice that is practical, simple, and to the point? Do you want a down-to-earth, informed guide to give you calm peace of mind when your newborn arrives? Are you tired of all the books really for moms, but put dad in the title? Alternatively, books for dads, that are "omg, so hilarious! LOL!!" and treat us like idiots and stereotypes? Are you looking for a book that your husband will love and enjoy reading? Why is it so hard to find a book that will simply teach you how to effectively cope with your wife's pregnancy and prepare you for your soon-to-be baby, without trying to be so funny that they are actually insulting male intelligence, common sense, and assuming you do not have the emotional capacity to be a supportive person? I wondered this myself, and that's why I decided to create one. If you, gentlemen, are worried and anxious about having a new child. Alternatively, ladies, if you're looking for a book that will help ease your partner's anxieties, fears and worries about your pregnancy and soon to be baby, then this is the parenting book for new dads you've been waiting for. With detailed descriptions and illustrations of bathing techniques, exercising methods for your baby to grow, cries and what they mean, proper stroller buying notes, what to pack in a diaper bag, when to feed your child and what to feed them, what to read to your child, how to entertain your child, and even how to get intimate with your partner again, this book has everything you will ever need to know before your new bouncing bundle of joy arrives, and will even become a handy to-do book after. "The Baby(s) book for dads" provides quality information and suggestions that not only work and seem fun but are laid out in an easy to reference format. It's a perfect balance of practical information with humor thrown in there. And it is very affirming about motherhood and fatherhood. So... Who Should buy this book? Any First time Dad looking for an excellent, enjoyable guide that is practical, simple, and to the point. With realistic and straightforward information. Any Soon to be mom looking for an excellent resource for new dads that her partner will LOVE and enjoy reading and will help him better understand what she's going through (like, perfectly!) Any Parent, Grandparent, or friend looking for a great book to give as a gift for a soon-to-be father. Less of a 'bro' style book, and more a book that will be taken seriously. So... Would you like A book that helps you understand what's happening with your partner's body and her emotions at any stage of her pregnancy? A down-to-earth, informed guide to give you peace of mind when the newborn arrives? To know exactly how to handle your baby, what will come out of it, and what will be next in her growth and developmental stages? An Excellent resource for new dads that your partner will LOVE and enjoy reading and that will help him better understand your concerns and be prepared when your new bouncing bundle of joy arrives? Download your copy of "The baby book(s) for dads: #1 parenting books for first-time parents" now to start enjoying this excellent guide that is practical, simple, and to the point. With realistic and straightforward information. Pick up your copy today by clicking the "BUY NOW" button at the top of this page!

Spellbound By The Single Dad The Nanny Proposition A Mother for His Adopted Son Wanted White Wedding

pregnant herself for part of the time she'd worked here, so an expectant mother would have caught her attention. Footsteps sounded down the hall, ... Well, maybe if she could calm the baby, she could find out what she needed to do.

Spellbound By The Single Dad  The Nanny Proposition   A Mother for His Adopted Son   Wanted  White Wedding

Enchanted by their new little family!

How to Calm Your Baby s Tears

Are you worried that your baby is crying too much? Do you wonder why you cannot calm them down when they start crying? Are you tired of sleepless nights? Then this guide might be just the thing you need!

How to Calm Your Baby s Tears

Change is only 50 minutes away! Find out everything you need to know about calming your baby’s tears with this straightforward guide. Are you worried that your baby is crying too much? Do you wonder why you cannot calm them down when they start crying? Are you tired of sleepless nights? Then this guide might be just the thing you need! It is completely natural for babies to cry – it is just their way of communicating with you! The most important thing to do is to accept their tears and learn to understand them. In just 50 minutes you will be able to: • Better identify your baby’s needs and demands • Find the reason for your child’s tears • Implement a range of tips and techniques to make your life a little less stressful ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | HEALTH AND WELLBEING The Health and Wellbeing series from the 50Minutes collection is perfect for anyone looking to be healthier and happier in their personal life. Our guides cover a range of topics, from social anxiety to getting ready for a new baby, and provide simple, practical advice and suggestions to allow you to reduce stress, strengthen your relationships and increase your wellbeing.

Birth Book

After talking with 100s of moms, these are the straightforward pieces of “pregnancy & birth” gold they wish they had known before giving birth- which, ironically, are some of the most important topics that are often never talked about.I ...

Birth Book

If you're like me ... you've had at least some anxiety about being pregnant & giving birth. After talking with 100s of moms, these are the straightforward pieces of "pregnancy & birth" gold they wish they had known before giving birth- which, ironically, are some of the most important topics that are often never talked about. I've connected with 100s of top doctors, doulas, midwives & moms to have them teach you how to have an easier labor and healthy birth. Birth Book is full of candid conversations, true stories, important insights, and tips from top doctors and moms. They open up, get real and share with you what 100s of moms and over 70 combined years of "giving birth" experience has taught them about childbirth. Their knowledge becomes yours, so you can have an easier labor & healthy birth with your baby! You'll also see the best research & medical evidence on giving birth. A lot of pregnancy books talk about "giving birth." Birth Book actually shows you "how to have a healthy birth" and gives you the evidence to back it up (evidence is from the most trusted medical research institutions in the world: US Cochrane Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, National Institute of Health and the Journal of Perinatal Education). How To Be Relaxed, Calm & Confident In Labor & When Giving Birth Dr. Bethany Hays (OB/GYN, mom of 3) teaches you: 1. Why you're more capable than you think you are when giving birth 2. What the secret to an easier labor & birth might be & how to have one (with examples) 3. The truth about normal birth 4. An easy 4-part nutrition plan during pregnancy you won't forget 5. What she'd expect out of her own daughter's OB/GYN How To Be Fearless During Pregnancy & When Giving Birth Dr. Stuart Fischbein (OB/GYN, dad of 4) teaches you: 1. Why giving birth doesn't need to be feared 2. The 2 most important things to do for your entire pregnancy & birth 3. Why a doula is a must & how "you're far less likely to have [unwanted] interventions or need a C-section if you..." OB/GYN or Midwife? How To Choose the Best Doctor or Midwife For You During Pregnancy Kate Glynn (mom of 2) teaches you: 1. How to find an OB/GYN or Midwife who supports you during pregnancy, believes in you, encourages you & advocates for you as you're giving birth. She shares her true story so you can avoid her bad experience with doctor #1 and have her amazing experience with doctor #2. 2. The 5 most important questions to ask any provider during pregnancy. How to Have Less Pain in Labor {even if you're getting an epidural} Michelle VanOudenallen (mom of 2) teaches you: 1. How to have less pain in labor and when giving birth 2. How to speed up labor. (specific techniques & walks you through why they're so effective) 3. The secret to breathing so you can relax and avoid wondering "am I doing this right?" You'll also hear true stories & important tips for when you're in labor, like: how one mom went from being flustered in labor to giving birth confidently, without complications. Giving birth isn't easy. But it's easier when you know what to do that works. Birth Book helps moms have an easier labor & healthy birth. It can help you too! Want to learn more? Buy it now!

Mindful New Mom

"Compassionate and powerful tools are delivered in such an accessible way. I hope this book finds its way into the hands of every new mom." - Anna Mathur, Sunday Times bestselling author of Know Your Worth and Mind over Mother.

Mindful New Mom

Feel empowered to become the mother you want to be. From birth to your baby's first steps, this soothing book will support you to open your heart to the highs and lows of mothering and adjust to your new role. It offers everyday meditations and visualizations, postnatal yoga, natural remedies, and nutritional advice to help you care for yourself with the same love and commitment you give your precious baby. As a new mom, you may secretly wonder: "Am I up to the job?" With pressure on moms to parent perfectly and "bounce back" effortlessly and unsupported, all amid sleep deprivation, and brain, body, and relationship changes, it's no surprise women struggle. You are not alone. Compassionate, evidence-based psychological ideas from clinical psychologist and mom, Dr Caroline Boyd, will ground you amid the storms, enhancing everyday connections to you, your baby, and the world around you both. "Compassionate and powerful tools are delivered in such an accessible way. I hope this book finds its way into the hands of every new mom." - Anna Mathur, Sunday Times bestselling author of Know Your Worth and Mind over Mother. This holistic book will help you understand: - Significant brain, body, and identity shifts during this transformation known as "matrescence". - The intense, emotional rollercoaster of this first year - explaining what can shape your ideas of the "good" mom, and why experiencing feelings such as anger and anxiety doesn't make you a "bad" mother. - Why it's important to learn to self-soothe, with practical psychological strategies to help you nurture yourself, as well as soothe your baby. - Why couple dynamics shift with the arrival of a baby, and ways to stay connected. - How to use your values to guide your decision-making, making choices that fit for your family. Caroline offers gentle, realistic advice with a focus on mindful compassion - supporting you to develop a kinder relationship with yourself. She offers natural remedies to help manage interrupted sleep and strong emotions, healthy foods to boost energy and improve low mood, affirmations to soothe and support, and mini-meditations and longer meditative practices to calm and center you and to share with your baby. Enjoy gentle, targeted yoga, with your baby and alone, to ease the aches and pains of early motherhood and build strength and flexibility. Use mindful massage to bond with your baby and nourish your body. Mindful New Mom will help you find more head and heart space - empowering you to become the mom you want to be.

The Little Book of Self Care for New Mums

'This is a fab book. Really recommend it!' Mrs Hinch Read this book for an instant pick-me-up.

The Little Book of Self Care for New Mums

'This is a fab book. Really recommend it!' Mrs Hinch Read this book for an instant pick-me-up. Whether this is your first or fifth baby, The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums is your handy survival guide to managing the emotional and physical rollercoaster of becoming a new mum. Bringing together decades of experience from a midwife and a doula, you'll find invaluable tips and tricks to boost confidence and calm frazzled nerves - plus answers to all those questions you may be too embarrassed to ask. From creating cooling breast pads with chamomile tea and quick stretches to relieve aching muscles, through to easy recipes to nourish your postnatal body and 5-minute fixes to restore your sense of humour, this is the book you can turn to when the overwhelm sets in. Beautifully illustrated in full-colour, it covers everything you need to know about the postnatal period to feel supported, empowered and understood.

Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy

Her personal story grounds the book as she abandons mere tips and tricks (and the empty promises of time saving apps), to explore new practices — like creating a room of her own, setting technology boundaries, rediscovering the spiritual ...

Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy

Are you working harder than ever but feel like you’re accomplishing less? Does your morning routine make chickens running around headless look sane? Is your deepest sense of calm found in the bathroom with the door locked? Do you check social media more than five times per day? Per hour? Author, speaker, and actor Nicole Johnson knows what it’s like to feel as if you’re drowning in crazy. When she couldn’t catch her breath or stay awake long enough to talk with her husband, let alone God, she sought to find new ways of “being” in her life. Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy is a voice of possibility and peace for women seeking to find a calm spiritual center in a crazy, runaway world. As a wife and mom of young children herself, Nicole recognized that life had become out of control. And, with the help of a crisis, she started her journey to create the very calm she was craving. Nicole’s voice is authentic, humorous, and practical, and at the same time deeply spiritual and real. She brings rich storytelling together with her desire to find calm, and in the process discovers a deeper faith. Her personal story grounds the book as she abandons mere tips and tricks (and the empty promises of time saving apps), to explore new practices — like creating a room of her own, setting technology boundaries, rediscovering the spiritual disciplines of quiet and still (they’re not bad words) — and then extending those practices to provide a safer, stronger refuge for calm to dwell. Nicole’s journey is shared with relatable stories, insightful help, and practical ideas that explore the inner life of a recovering crazy busy woman finding her way to calm and a deeper relationship with God.