1 hr 18 min

Expert: Mindful Parenting Coach and Counsellor, Shirley Pastiroff of Renew Your Mind Motherness

    • Parenting

Today’s guest is counsellor, mindfulness trainer and parent coach, Shirley Pastiroff. 
I went into this interview with Shirley thinking that mindful parenting was about everything that I’m not as a mother, and I left realising that it’s also about everything that I am. I left knowing that not only are my feelings are valid but they’re healthy. That my triggers are valid but my child hasn’t caused them, the responsibility of managing them is mine and mine alone. And that I am everything I hope to be as a mother – just as I ask my guests in their final question. The fact that I care, that I’m growing as a parent, and trying to do better, proves that I am worthy of this gig, even on the days where I feel like I’m not. 
Shirley is the author of the life-changing book, The Mindful Parent. It is available to purchase locally in NZ through www.renewyourmind.co.nz, and globally through Amazon, Book Depository and other online retailers.  
If you struggle with the confronting nature of parenting and "doing it right", I hope you feel that this episode is as much of a permission slip for you as it was for me.

Resources mentioned:
How to Speak Toddler-ese with Dr. Harvey KarpMindful Parenting Course with ShirleyFollow Shirley Pastiroff on Instagram.
Follow Skye Ross on Instagram.

Follow Motherness on Instagram. 

Today’s guest is counsellor, mindfulness trainer and parent coach, Shirley Pastiroff. 
I went into this interview with Shirley thinking that mindful parenting was about everything that I’m not as a mother, and I left realising that it’s also about everything that I am. I left knowing that not only are my feelings are valid but they’re healthy. That my triggers are valid but my child hasn’t caused them, the responsibility of managing them is mine and mine alone. And that I am everything I hope to be as a mother – just as I ask my guests in their final question. The fact that I care, that I’m growing as a parent, and trying to do better, proves that I am worthy of this gig, even on the days where I feel like I’m not. 
Shirley is the author of the life-changing book, The Mindful Parent. It is available to purchase locally in NZ through www.renewyourmind.co.nz, and globally through Amazon, Book Depository and other online retailers.  
If you struggle with the confronting nature of parenting and "doing it right", I hope you feel that this episode is as much of a permission slip for you as it was for me.

Resources mentioned:
How to Speak Toddler-ese with Dr. Harvey KarpMindful Parenting Course with ShirleyFollow Shirley Pastiroff on Instagram.
Follow Skye Ross on Instagram.

Follow Motherness on Instagram. 

1 hr 18 min