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Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood

Authors: Miller, Karen Maezen
Publisher: Shambhala
BISAC/Subject: PHI025000, REL092000, REL007020
ISBN: 9780834824898, Related ISBNs: 0834824892, 1590302966, 1590304616, 9780834824898, 9781590302965
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 192,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Combining humor, honesty, and plainspoken advice, Momma Zen distills the doubts and frustrations of motherhood into vignettes of Zen wisdom

Drawing on her experience as a first-time mother and her years of Zen meditation and study, Karen Miller explores how the daily challenges of parenthood can become the most profound spiritual journey of our lives. Her compelling and wise memoir follows the timeline of early motherhood from pregnancy through toddlerhood. Momma Zen takes readers on a transformative journey, charting a mother’s growth beyond naive expectations and disorientation to finding fulfillment in ordinary tasks, developing greater self-awareness and acceptance—to the gradual discovery of "maternal bliss," a state of abiding happiness and ease that is available to us all.

In her gentle and reassuring voice, Karen Miller convinces us that ancient and authentic spiritual lessons can be as familiar as a lullaby, as ordinary as pureed peas, and as frequent as a sleepless night. She offers encouragement for the hard days, consolation for the long haul, and the lightheartedness every new mom needs to face the crooked path of motherhood straight on.
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