Emotional: Release Stress & Anxiety etc.
Psychological: Stop negative thinking
Physical: Improve Weight & Body Image
Spiritual: Feel more divine alignment
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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.
Jasmin’s effortless charm and profound insights infuse every page of this incredible little gem of a book. She somehow manages to both comfort and challenge the reader in every single chapter. I especially love her focus on self-care and the tools she provides to combat the drama and overload of modern parenting. I’m glad I didn’t let the “Mommy” focus dissuade me. Be prepared to be inspired!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wow- what an amazing read…..if you want to start feeling more in control of your life, and more specifically your mental well being, I highly recommend this book…
Unlike so many other “self-help” books, this one really has a way of breaking down really complicated concepts into smaller, more digestible bits of information. I especially loved the takeaways and steps for action that the author put at the end of each chapter.
This book gave me hope….it really opened my eyes to the power we have in creating the life we want. I am so eager to utilize some of these tools on my journey towards my own mental and emotional well-being!
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!
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.
As an entrepreneur, passionate about both my career and parenthood, I wanted to learn ways to be an amazing mom while balancing my business. Extraordinary Mommy helped me feel confident in my ability to parent the way that I believe is best for my family. It gave me useful tools for how to approach our life as new parents. For example, now I allocate “work” or “family” time and put my phone on silent when I’m with my daughter, so that the time I spend with her is of the utmost quality. I also prioritize my own well-being without guilt. I read so many useful passages to my husband that whenever a new issue arises he says, “What does the book say about that!?”
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 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.
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!
What is our inner dialogue? What do we say to yourself? How do you deal with unaddressed emotions and how do these feelings impact your life? This book provides the tools to work through your feelings/emotions on a regular basis which empowered me. At first, I thought “well of course…” but when I read it again with more intent – it became clear. The author isn’t preachy which was important to me. I have become a huge fan – now I start my day with her meditations and have joined her mailing list for weekly learning.
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.
Jasmin is a breath of fresh air. She is truly excellent at what she does and I highly recommend her services. Her fees are fair and are well worth it. From our very first session I knew I had to continue. She understood exactly what I needed to help me with my journey towards self healing. She helped me tremendously with getting back on track with my life. I am so grateful for her and she is such a blessing to the community she serves.
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!
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I have implemented so many of the practices that Jasmin teaches you and am seeing so many positive, life changing moments for myself. This is an easy read, and I highly recommend it for all ages, and for someone looking to better themselves. I plan to give this book to every friend who I truly love, because the tools provided, when implemented, will make a positive, life changing impact.
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.