for Catherine Weiss and The Present Mother
I'm honored to receive so many notes of appreciation from my clients and readers over the years. These reviews come from texts, messenger, Facebook, Instagram, email, and Linkedin.
"Working with Catherine Weiss one-on-one is an amazing experience, bringing so much clarity and calm to my parenting and the rest of my life. I feel much more at peace... now"
"The Present Mother... is not filled with tips and pointers, but rather leads me back to my own heart, to what is actually true without all the noise and confusion that I let distract me. I feel so grateful for Catherine, her book, and her work. They are helping me find the gifts of the PRESENT."
"Catherine's presence herself is transcendent! She is a master alchemist. I believe she helps you find the DEEPEST thing in your life that would make the biggest impact."
"Catherine has totally changed my life... She has the most beautiful gracious heart, and a radically paradigm-shifting perspective. This is the work that can transform the world, and help us heal for good, and for the good of all."
"My gratitude for this book is really beyond words... I keep saying the book is the "bridge" I've been missing... between mentally understanding the value of questioning thoughts, etc, and actually being able to change my responses in the moments it matters."
"The Present Mother’s 40 morning meditations have truly changed the way I live. I find myself thinking of Weiss’ words throughout the day – her wise voice helps guide me to my own intuition... I'm at day 40 and I'm actually sad that I'm almost done. This journey has been so wonderful!"
- Jessica L.
"Catherine Weiss, you are a genius!! Thank you, your replies gave me so much insight ✌️❤️😊 So excited to keep moving along with this!"
"Thank you for all the joy and peace you bring to our house! I'm so grateful to you for your time, Catherine! I was astounded at the impact The Present Mother had almost instantaneously. I've already gotten more insights into ways to strengthen my relationship than I've been able to formulate in thirty-plus years."
"There are no words that suffice. My heart swells with gratitude for having found this book. I opened it and began reading, instant tears of relief flushed over me. I have found it. THE book. This will set me free. I will set me free. Therefore my children will be free. Thank you."
"My highlighter is smoking. I'm 24 pages in."
“This is the best book I ever read…any parent…moms or dads...life changer.”
"I started reading today and can't put it down."
"This isn't the usual parenting book. It doesn't profess to have all the answers on how-to do the work of being a mother, or the business of potty training, disciplining, better eating, sleeping. It's better than that. It doesn't feel preachy or impossible. Kind of like a loving friend who wants to help, Weiss shows us that we have the answers, within, that we are enough to be mothers! I've learned in completing the book that it's usually some stressful thought that leads us to those "other" book, sites, materials. But good parenting isn't born outside of ourselves. It's from within."
- Jessica H.
IN THE MEDIA
BEING PRESENT & CONNECTING TO YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF
August 20, 2019
In this podcast episode we talk about what to do when we get triggered by our kids (& our spouse), how to be more present in the midst of a busy life, how to connect more deeply to our authentic Self (and what that even means), healthy ways to deal with anger (our own and our kids) and so, SO much more. Enjoy! ❤️
Interviewed by "A Free Spirit Life" with Shannon Kinney-Düh
Podcast Episode 40
Length 1 hour 07 minutes
HOW TO BE A PRESENT PARENT
July 22, 2019
How to Talk to Kids About Anything
Dr. Robyn Silverman
The podcast covers:
How to use self-inquiry and how can it help the parent and the family- especially in those moments when we feel disconnected, guilty, worried or angry about something going on with our children.
What we gain from the self-inquiry process that begs us to let go of this need so that we can, indeed, be present and helpful.
How to respond to the nagging voice in our heads that we should clean up and make more of an effort in our homes
How approval of oneself and self-gratitude can be an important process for all parents
How to apologize and reconnect after doing the self-inquiry work.
Length: 53 minutes
Podcast on Wholehearted Parenting Radio
Detailed instructions on how to do the self-inquiry process in The Present Mother text
Definition of presence
Being present with a son playing video games when you'd like him to stop
Being present with a daughter making a mess with her food
How to free your child from feeling responsible for your feelings (owning your own feelings and reactions)
Being a teacher (not doing teaching) of happiness to your child
Saying "no" to your child while still staying conected and present
Helping your child be the creator of their own happiness
Nurturing your child's natural kindness
Being grateful for yourself as a mother
Tapping into complete compassion for yourself and your child
Seeing your triggers in a whole new, empowering way
Creating a family culture that supports the development of mindfulness
Episode Title: Who Would you be Without Your (Stressful) Thought(s)?
Interviewed by Bonnie Compton, APRN, BC, CPNP
40 minute iTunes podcast
BLOG REVIEW OF THE PRESENT MOTHER BY CATHERINE WEISS
Family Focus Blog
by Scarlet Paolicchi
A Mindful Parenting Book: The Present Mother Excerpt and Worksheets
Have you heard about mindful parenting? It is a movement centered around being more calm, present and peaceful with your children and yourself so that you can know how to best parent them. Well, there is a new mindful parenting book out called The Present Mother by Catherine Weiss and it is making a splash. In Amazon’s “Hot New Releases”, it was #2 in the Motherhood category and #5 in Women’s Studies category. The Present Mother guides the reader on a 40-day journey inward to discover and release the root cause of any disconnection she feels with her child. Today, I am excited to share with you an excerpt from The Present Mother along with a couple of mindful parenting worksheets from the book.