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.
Here are three things that commonly get in the way of holding a compassionate voice toward ourselves (and others): Judgments: If we have an idea of the “best” way to do something, of course we’ll fall short. Instead, what if we let go of “right” and “wrong,” “better”...
R. Featherstone, author Rachel Featherstone is a nonbinary nurse practitioner and perinatal mental health specialist. They organize the Greater Richmond Perinatal Mental Health Coalition, and serve parents and partners in Idaho through Eucalyptus Health, a...
Guest post by Tracy Gilmour-Nimoy, M.S., LMFT, PMH-C It’s National Infertility Awareness Week, which means your social media feed has likely been filled with facts, quotes, and personal stories surrounding fertility. If you’re one of the “lucky ones” (and I hope...
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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