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Called a "Mom Must-Read" by Parents MagazineBreathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms is an easy-to-read combination of short meditations, mindful breaks, and relatable stories from my life as a mom to a five-and fifteen-year-old.

As a devoted mindfulness meditator and teacher, psychotherapist, and experienced mom, I was caught unawares when the birth of my second child, a decade after the first, left me feeling slightly unhinged. Opposed to throwing the baby out with the mindfulness bath water, it was clearly time to craft a new normal—one that easily incorporated five-minute mindfulness practices into a demanding, full schedule. 

Drawing upon the scientific research of Positive Psychology (the science of happiness and thriving) and mindfulness, as well as years of psychotherapy experience treating overwhelmed, stressed-out moms, Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms is my answer to the enduring question posed by busy moms everywhere: How do I balance it all without losing my mind(fulness)?  

Washington Parent called Breathe, Mama, Breathe a must-read: “With more than 60 mindful breaks that help moms tune into their own well-being, you will also learn the benefits of meditation and how to quickly and easily master it. Take five and reset.”

Through honest, relatable, and often hilarious stories from her real life as a parent and professional, Shonda Moralis helps busy mamas everywhere understand the physical, emotional, and social benefits of consistent mindfulness practice. With dozens of practical, realistic ways to incorporate mindfulness into even the busiest of schedules, this is a book I will use over and over again!
— Signe Whitson, LSW, Author of 8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents and Schools and How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids & Teens
Breathe, Mama, Breathe is a breath of fresh air for stressed-out moms. At once practical and creative, author Shonda Moralis offers easy-to-use mindfulness tools and strategies for real-life moms needing peace, calm, and centering—along with a dash of compassion and humor that comes from her own experiences as both a mom and a long-time mindfulness expert. This is an excellent and much needed book!
— Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, author of Clearing Emotional Clutter, One-Minute Mindfulness, and The Mindfulness Toolbox
Breathe, Mama Breathe is a fun, practical guide to paying attention. Shonda Moralis shows us that mindfulness isn’t about finding more time in the day — it’s about savoring the moments we have.
— Leigh Ann Henion, New York Times-bestselling author of Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World
Breathe, Mama, Breathe is filled with wise, helpful, and perhaps most importantly, totally doable practices for busy mothers. I’m so grateful Shonda wrote this gem of a book!
— Carla Naumburg, PhD, author of Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family
“Packed full of practical, totally doable mindfulness practices that can fit seamlessly into anyone’s daily routine, Breathe, Mama, Breathe offers effective ways to become more present and mindful — sending all of your excuses right out the window. This is not just a helpful resource; beautifully readable and wise, it’s essential reading for every mom (and dad!) trying to navigate parenting — and daily life — in a mindful way.”
— Kira Willey, award-winning songwriter & kids yoga expert, creator of Rockin' Yoga school programs, and author of the upcoming book Back Seat Yoga (Rodale)
Moralis’s suggestions strike an effective and empowering note.
— Publishers Weekly

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