Emotional: Release Stress & Anxiety etc.
Psychological: Stop negative thinking
Physical: Improve Weight & Body Image
Spiritual: Feel more divine alignment
Family & Friends
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Jasmin, I wanted to let you know that I consider you an amazing person and someone who truly impacted my life in arguably one of the most significant and positive ways yet. It’s an incredible thing you’re doing being you, and you’ll never quite imagine how many lives you’ve touched or will touch through your genuineness and acceptance. Thank you Jasmin, really, thank you.
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.
Jasmin, you were the best therapist I’ve ever had the honor of working with. I’m so grateful for your help in getting me out of the “stories” that I was telling myself. You’re a great listener and one who also offers fantastic advice. Although I always knew you were my therapist, and you always acted like one, I looked forwards to the weekly sessions and thought of our time together as talking to a wise friend rather than “just” a therapist 🙂
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!?”
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.