Emotional: Release Stress & Anxiety etc.
Psychological: Stop negative thinking
Physical: Improve Weight & Body Image
Spiritual: Feel more divine alignment
Family & Friends
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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’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, 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 🙂
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.
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.