For all mothers who loved the simplicity, clarity and warmth of the bestselling Buddhism for Mothers, comes the book which answers the next lot of questions. Now the mother of a toddler and a primary school-aged child, Sarah Napthali writes of the next stage of the parenting journey.
For all mothers who loved the simplicity, clarity and warmth of Buddhism for Mothers comes the book which answers the next lot of questions - Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions (shortly to be republished as Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children).
Sarah Napthali is on to the next stage of the parenting journey. Juggling working from home and managing a family, and worrying about whether she'll have future career, Sarah is now the mother of seven-year-old Zac and the unrelentingly naughty four-year-old Alex. While she's no longer changing nappies or carrying babies, she is contending with the next lot of parenting challenges that every mother will be able to relate to.
In her clear and engaging way, Sarah takes us on a journey through the challenges (and joys!) of raising children, using Buddhist teachings and principles to help her answer the eternal questions of mothers everywhere: Who am I? Who are my children? Where am I going? And how can I do my best by my children and myself? Writing from personal experience, and weaving in stories from other mothers throughout her narrative, Sarah shows us how spiritual and mindful parenting can help all mothers to be more open, attentive and content.
Sarah's first book, Buddhism for Mothers, has sold copies to many mothers who practise Buddhism as well as to those who've never opened a Buddhist book in their lives.
Sarah Napthali is a mother of two young boys who tries to apply Buddhist teachings in her daily life. Her working life has ranged from teaching English as a Second Language and corporate training, to human rights activism and interpreting. Since becoming a mother she has focussed on writing, initially for companies and later for individuals wanting to record their memoirs. With seven memoirs completed, she is also the author of Buddhism for Mothers (Allen + Unwin, 2003) which has sold 40,000 copies around the world and been translated into four languages to date. Since the children started school, Sarah is very pleased to report that she manages to meditate daily.
Self-help & practical
Table Of Contents:
1. Where am I?
2. Where am I going?
3. Who am I?
4. Who are my children?
5. Is this all?
6. What does this moment require?
7. What can I do about all the housework?
8. Can I change my ways?
9. How do I handle my negativity?
10. How can I be my best?
Appendix 1: The teaching on emptiness
Appendix 2: Article about Subhana
Allen & Unwin
Self-help & personal development