Emotional: Release Stress & Anxiety etc.
Psychological: Stop negative thinking
Physical: Improve Weight & Body Image
Spiritual: Feel more divine alignment
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I bought this book to help me incorporate daily mindful habits, including meditation and journaling. Jasmin eloquently weaves together theory and practice, providing concrete exercises and examples, as well as a clear rationale behind them. I especially appreciated how at the end of each chapter, there is a summary and writing prompts. Through this approach, Jasmin engaged me as a reader and helped apply the strategies she described to my own life. Because of this book, I’ve created what I believe to be sustainable habits, including a daily meditation. I keep purchasing new copies, because I lend the book to friends – and they don’t want to give it back to me! I’m happy to share the love and knowledge that Jasmin provides in this unique book.
Extraordinary Mommy warmed my heart. I didn’t expect to feel flooded with emotions before reaching the first chapter. I love the way Jasmin connects her “mommy” lessons with personal experiences and her own mother’s advice.Her words are relatable and inspiring, not just for mommies, but for all caretakers of young children!
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and all the sudden we are faced with challenging emotions. This book will allow you to navigate your emotions more effectively while also recognizing the value you have as an individual.
What I love most about this guide is that it validates the thoughts and fears of a mom. Through the loving examples, I felt empowered through the daily challenges and emotional struggles of being a care-giver. I found the strategies to be practical to digest and implement. Being a mom is the most important job indeed; I’m thrilled to have this bible at my fingertips.
Having never seen a therapist, I truly did not know what to expect. I did not expect to find the warm, generous, compassionate, fun and engaging Jasmin. She helped me navigate the inner depths of my soul. She’s a constant source of inspiration and you do not feel like a “case” or something to be fixed. I gave Jasmin much resistance when I first started and she stuck it out with me with patience, care and a constant smile. I so look forward to my sessions. I do spinning as a workout for my body; Jasmin is a workout for mind and soul.
Extraordinary Mommy is filled with wise, helpful, and perhaps most importantly, totally doable practices for mothers. Jasmin offers easy-to-use tools and strategies for real-life moms needing peace, calm, and centering—along with a dash of compassion comes from her own experiences as both a mom and a therapist. This is an excellent and much needed book. I’m so grateful Jasmin wrote this easy to read guide!
I have been working with Jasmin for over five years and to say that she has changed my life is an understatement. She came into my life with such humility and ease that it was impossible to deny that the universe had brought us together. She has made me realize that I have the power to change my life. I recommend her guidance to anyone who is seeking some new way to see themselves and life.
I was immediately captivated by the first page of this book. It starts off with a poem called The Guest House which describes being human as being a kind of guest house awaiting a new “guest” (happiness, sadness, good news, bad news) every day, in my case, every minute or every hour…my emotions run on a constant high.
This book is the prime example of how to find your feelings within yourself, or at least that is how I took it, because that is what it has been helping me do. It is a guide to help you navigate through everything you feel and how to become more aware of what you feel and more importantly, it has shown me how to be more accepting of all my feelings.
This book has helped me shift my perspective when I am feeling impatient or frustrated with my kids. The two simple phrases, “At least” and “I get to” are my quick reminders to be grateful. For example, “At least we are all healthy…or I get to deal with my daughters’ backtalk because I am blessed with healthy daughters who have preferences.” I recommend this book to moms of all ages. Its format is easy to read, with succinct summary points at the end of each chapter for a quick review. If you are looking to create fulfilling, mutually respectful, and loving relationships with your children, this book is a MUST read.
I have shared more with Jasmin and gained more from her then anyone in my life. She is a gift. Wise beyond her years, determined to know and love herself and others… it is her compassion and desire to be good to people that shines forth in her radiant smile. Her glow is contagious, and what a joy it is to rest in her presence.
I started seeing Jasmin during a particularly challenging period in my life. After countless therapists, Jasmin was the first to challenge me, and teach me how to support myself. She does not look at you as a “case,” but as an individual. I have never felt like it was worth my time to go to therapy, until I started seeing Jasmin. I have infinite appreciation and respect for her as a therapist, and would recommend her to everyone.
Jasmin is one of the most unique people I have ever encountered. She emanates warmth and goodness, and has been a source of wisdom, support, and love in my life. She has an innate ability to objectively evaluate any circumstance and give guidance in the most positive light. This has helped me through many life situations and allowed me to attain a higher level of inner peace and love.
I have been seeing Jasmin for a couple of months now and am so glad that I found her. Jasmin has a unique approach that promotes an extremely positive experience, and I am learning so much through our amazing conversations. She creates a loving, caring, and non-judgmental environment where I feel safe to explore things that I have been afraid of for years. I am learning to accept and love myself for the first time in my life. Jasmin is an inspiration.
I’ve been in and out of “therapy” for over 30 years. I am also on a “cocktail” of drugs for bi-polar disorder and a recovering Alcoholic and Compulsive Overeater. It took me a long time to find someone who could balance the various sides of my issues and perspectives on life with intelligence, compassion, insight and creativity. Working with Jasmin has made a huge difference in my life.
What I find so valuable about my sessions with Jasmin is simply the ‘space’ that she creates and allows – space to get emotional, space to reflect, space to “go there” and simply just space to BE, to feel, to breathe, to exist as you are in that moment. She does all of that without ever making you feel judged or reprimanded, and she’s excellent at cutting through all of the mental static to hone in on what’s really at the heart of things.
Jasmin’s story of triumph and her mother’s legacy helped me tap into a source of strength that I didn’t know I possessed – especially when I’m feeling less energetic or patient with my kids. The anecdotes and examples she shared are wonderfully broken down into manageable “bite size pieces” that feel very clear and simple. Most of all, when I feel “mommy guilt”, I remind myself of Jasmin’s words that mothering is a very hard job and that quality of presence is the most valuable gift I can ever give my family.
Beautifully written with raw emotional content and practical lessons aimed to encourage any parent who wants to be the best version of themselves. As Jasmin puts it, “it’s okay not to know what to do.” Letting go of that control, knowing that every day is going to be different, and that is okay, is such an important theme for all mothers and one that has empowered me as I learn alongside my three children. Refreshingly honest and inspiring, Extraordinary Mommy is a must-read.
I became aware of this author from her speaking engagements and podcasts interviews, and figured it was time to get her book. Since I am a huge fan of Eckhart Tolle, and I knew that she was too, I was curious how this Columbia University trained psychotherapist was going to integrate her spiritual background & studies of consciousness with her psychological training. I was extremely impressed with how she mapped out a clear road map of the inner experience. I realized things about myself that I never realized before, and got new strategies that I had never considered.
Jasmin has the natural ability to unravel inner truth. She unconditionally sheds the light of her spirit upon others, helping them to develop and mature in ways they didn’t see possible or they didn’t know were possible.
As a psychologist, I am constantly reminded that our feelings effect most every aspect of our lives, yet so few people were ever taught how to handle them in a healthy way. I’m so impressed with how the author creates such a clear road-map for how to deal with uncomfortable feelings. If you have stress, anxiety, anger, frustration, self-doubt or any challenging feelings, this is the perfect guide to “be your own therapist” and learn how to handle life from the inside out. Truly a must-read for all! I am going to start giving it to all my clients!
You know what I've found to be helpful when dealing with the chaos of life? Meditating! Nowadays, people seem to know the value of it, but struggle to actually do it. Because of that, I created a few simple 5-minute guided meditations for various topics.