- Name the emotion
- Change your thinking
- Focus outside yourself
- Practice positive thinking
- Stand by yourself (based on her example of what this entails this is my personal favorite from this list)
- Use a mantra (yay, mantras!)
- Keep your sense of humor (so very important!)
She offers a few of her own personal favorite mantras, one of which is from Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, "Breathing in I calm myself. Breathing out I smile." How truly lovely, and so we have a new Mama Mantra today... Thank you Thich Nhat Hanh, and thank you Peggy O'Mara for sharing it!
Breathing in I calm myself. Breathing out I smile.