Brave New Mom
Mindfully Navigating Postpartum Motherhood
Meet The Author
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.
Our society’s views on motherhood are tangled up with the views on womanhood and the ideals of women to be small, quiet, weak, and selfless. Think about the disrespect these messages pay to our strongest and most valuable members—mothers, those who are charged with...
So many new moms feel guilty if they don't "love every moment," and sometimes friends and family members inadvertantly reinforce this guilt. Not every moment of your baby's existence is going to be magical. There are many moments that you probably won't enjoy. It's...
If you've already gotten into the book, you know that a lot of what we need to be aware of as Brave New Moms is how we're talking to ourselves. Do we have a kind, caring inner voice, or a critical and harsh one? If our usual tone is less than compassionate, we might...
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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