Brave New Mom
Mindfully Navigating Postpartum Motherhood
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Jessie Everts, Ph. D. LMFT
Jessie Everts, PhD LMFT (she/her) is a therapist, mom, yoga/mindfulness teacher, writer and consultant. She uses mindfulness practices along with cognitive and acceptance therapies to work with women and LGBTQ+ individuals who might be struggling with anxiety, parenting, postpartum mental health, work-life balance, trauma, and life transitions. Dr. Everts is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is passionate about bringing mental health knowledge and skills to people outside of the therapy office, and helping moms feel great about the amazing hard work they do. She lives in Minnesota with her spouse and two strong-willed children.
I get asked often as a perinatal therapist how parents are supposed to know "what to do" when they have a baby. My answer is always the same - you don't have to know. You aren't supposed to know. This the job of the first days/weeks/even years of parenting - to get to...
Joyful Acceptance January went just fine (not great, but okay) and I can joyfully accept that it is over. February is bringing me into a practice of gratitude for all that I have – this big, full life. Sometimes the fact that it is so full is overwhelming and fills me...
I have been practicing “Joyful Acceptance” this month (January). What does this mean? When things have gotten hard, I have tried my best to remind myself of joyful acceptance of what is happening at the moment. When I have felt stuck in hard feelings, I have tried to...
Brave New Mom
Being a mom is amazing! It’s also really hard.
New moms take on a task that is lifelong, challenging, battered by judgments and ideals, often unacknowledged, untaught, and expected to be selfless. There has to be a better way. Brave New Mom is a mindfulness-based approach for supporting new moms that gives permission to see, feel, and celebrate your bravery and your amazing abilities, to take time to care for yourself, and to gather the support you need to feel the best you can about this awe-inspiring journey.
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