Monday, April 16, 2007

"Healthy Mother, Healthy Child" on "The Mojo Mom Podcast"

I thoroughly enjoyed interviewing the first guest who came to The Mojo Mom Podcast through my new partnership with MotherTalk.

Elizabeth Irvine has written a truly thoughtful new book, Healthy Mother, Healthy Child. I am a stickler for book design and Beth's book made me feel peaceful just picking it up and admiring the clean lines and beautiful photography and layout. You get the feeling that Beth brings a sense of quality and mindfulness to everything she does.

Whether you are a longtime yoga and acupuncture fan, or a parent who is just curious to find ways to enhance your family's well-being, reading Beth's book feels like sitting down with a wise and supportive friend and parenting mentor. Beth has a professional background in nursing as well as yoga and craniosacral therapy.

I love that she includes creative expression as well as an exploration of techniques including meditation, breathing, nutrition and alternative therapies. In my talks about bouncing back from Mom burnout, the first step is to get back to the basics of self-care. Beth can help you build that foundation and provide gentle reminders along the way.

We chatted a bit after our interview ended and I asked Beth to share her favorite parenting tip. She said:

"Honor your children. Our children bring us so many gifts and they're right there for us to learn from.... It's really about paying attention to them. Notice what your children like to do. Encourage them to do those things, so it's when we do those things that we like to do that it makes us feel good inside. And when we do this, we teach our children how to learn how to do their best."

Beth's interview is available now through MojoMom.com's podcast archives or the iTunes podcast directory.

2 Comments:

Blogger PunditMom said...

Excellent advice about paying attention to what our children like to do. Sometimes it may be mind-numbing for us (!), but I know when I do that with PunditGirl, she is a happy camper!

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Shawn said...

Great interview as always! Also, another book for me to read! Thanks for keeping moms like me "in the know"!

12:01 PM  

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