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The bestselling author of Wherever You Go, There You Are (more than 1,000,000 total copies in print) and Full Catastrophe Living joins forces with his wife, Myla, in this groundbreaking revised edition of the classic book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages.
Updated with new material–including an all new introduction and expanded practices in the epilogue–Everyday Blessings remains one of the few books on parenting that embraces the emotional, intuitive, and deeply personal experience of being a parent, applying the groundbreaking "mind/body connection" expertise from global thought-leader, Jon Kabat-Zinn and his wife, Myla Kabat-Zinn.
- Paperback: 394 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Books; Reprint edition (April 15, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786883146
- ISBN-13: 978-0786883141
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
A much needed and often overlooked aspect of parenthood
Disclaimer: I have not finished this book. However, several chapters in, I find that this book is exactly what I was looking for.
Wow. If you are struggling with how to balance being a good parent while also trying to maintain a household, job, and your sanity, buy this book.
This is by far my favorite parenting book, although it is not a “typical” parenting book. Yes, it’s about parenting, but it’s also about so much more than parenting. While one can read the anecdotes and apply them to children, they can also be applied to our other relationships as well. From a parenting perspective, this book challenged me to try to see the world from our children’s perspective and to slow down and engage in the present moment. I was reminded of the dangers of labeling our children, either to them, or even to ourselves – that these labels are limiting. It helped me become more patient. It revitalized my commitment to persevering in a formal meditation practice.
I will attempt to express how much I love this book
I will attempt to express how much I love this book. I began reading it while I was pregnant with my first child, he is now almost 2. The inspiring stories and beautiful teachings have shaped my mind and heart and have helped me be the parent I want/strive to be. We, as parents, are faced with daily challenges and so many opportunities to have more joy and less stress. These pages have wisdom, exceptional advice, and limitless joy. Buy it, dive in, kick ass at parenting!
An excellent book on parenting
An excellent book on parenting, strikingly different from most of the conventional parenting books.The book is written by two mindful and loving parents with examples from thier own Iives. I appreciate both Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn coauthoring this book with openness, integrity and compassion. There is a beatiful balance between valuable theoritical and philosophical information and real life illustrations. I got easily engaged with the book. I thank both Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn for writing such a wonderful book based on the Mindfulness paradigm. I use Everyday Blessings: The Inner work of Mindful Parenting in the Mindfulness Parenting class I am teaching at Desert Garden Montessori School. The parents love this book, especially the emphasis given on working on themselves to do the challening but joyful and fulffiling parenting work.
The perfect book, even includes ideas on how to teach …
Meditate? A Parent? The perfect book, even includes ideas on how to teach mindfulness to your toddler. And the ideas work
I discovered this book shortly after my daughter’s birth. …
I discovered this book shortly after my daughter’s birth. Though she is now 19, Everyday Blessings remains a precios primer on mindfulness from a parent’s perspective. It is timeless, and has become my gift to new parents. Thank you, Myla and Jon!
Important book – and not just for parents
Great book – helps see from a different, more connected, point of view to your children – especially at difficult moments.
Good book for all thoughtful parents (not just those interested in meditation and Zen)
This is not a ‘how-to’ parenting manual – it doesn’t provide (or claim to provide) specific advice on feeding, sleeping, discipline, etc. It is the story of one couple’s personal experience with their own three children, and their efforts to raise those children compassionately and mindfully in a frantic, materialistic world. The authors clearly believe strongly in their own choices (extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, etc.), but do not condemn those who do not adhere to that exact parenting style.
This is a terrific book!
This book is so helpful and reassuring to parents. Parenting is a tough job. If you are a good parent you ask yourself, “How can I benefit my child the most?” Each child is so different and no method, no matter how good, works all the time or on every child. This book is so intelligent and gives parents a sound method to practice so that we parents can stay open, flexible and confident that we can relate in a beneficial way to own children.