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Publisher's Summary

Combining humor, honesty, and plainspoken advice, Momma Zen distills the doubts and frustrations of parenting into vignettes of Zen wisdom.

Drawing on her experience as a first-time mother, and on her years of Zen meditation and study, Miller explores how the daily challenges of parenthood can become the most profound spiritual journey of our lives. This compelling and wise memoir follows the timeline of early motherhood from pregnancy through toddlerhood. Momma Zen takes listeners 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.

©2006 Karen Maezen Miller (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Ugh....

I thought the condescending tone of the narrator might be doing the book a disservice, but then i realized the the author narrated it.

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im giving up mid chapter three, still waiting for this to be worthwile. the exagerated reading style makes me feel sick, i'm sorry

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my opinion, must listen!

Thank You Karen Maezen Miller! I think males should be listening to this book too. Different perspective wow. This is the first spiritual book to bring tears to my eyes.

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Speaking the language Motherhood

I’m livid, and working on accepting that I would not have been ready for this book until now, one day and three years into being on my own very crooked path of motherhood.

This is the book I was looking for when I sat at home depressed and alone with a newborn. My now three year old has taught me so much about life and I feel this in my bones. Ms. Miller’s story telling speaks such beauty into the absolute confusion, self-doubt, terror, rawness, and absolute ecstasy that is motherhood. I precluded myself from books like this in the past because I was not the one to physically birth my son into the world. Somehow her description of motherhood feels incredibly inclusive where as I’ve been unable to identify with other descriptions in the past. Some how Ms. Miller made me feel seen, heard, and deeply felt even though we have come to this path in wildly different ways. I’m deeply thankful for this book and the validation it has brought into my life.

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Amazing and wise!

I love this book! It should really be in every moms bookshelf. Karen have so many great views on motherhood, and her advices comes straight from the heart. And she is loveley and calming to listen to <3

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So grateful!

I have learned so much listening to this book it has helped me change my perspective and mindsets for greater peace and happiness.
Thank you.
The narration is perfect slow enough for the density of text to set in.
My great wish now is to see the same for the author other book "Hand Wash Cold"
I will listening again many times for the pleasure and the wealth of understanding.
Thank you so much

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Wonderful

Powerfully comforting for this mother of a toddler. Thank you, Ms. Miller, for helping me to incorporate my practice in this challenging part of my life.

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monotone voice does not make for good listening. didn't make it past the first chapter.