The Essence of a Mother by Julie S. Jensen
What does it really mean to be a mother? Where do we find the essential instances of parenthood, those magical moments that a child cherishes and remembers? These are the questions Julie S. Jensen, mother of five, asks herself in The Essence of a Mother. After years of parenting, a progressing case of multiple sclerosis left Jensen physically incapable of many of the tasks she associated with her familial role—escorting her kids to school, extracurricular activities and preparing their meals. But with this loss of ability, she discovered something that would change her life: the essence of a mother does not come from physical actions, but from within. In this heartfelt book, Jensen offers advice to all mothers about the value of a highly conscious approach to parenting, reminding readers of the value of trust, positivity, confidence, and more.
Julie S. Jensen is the cofounder of The Essence Foundation, a nonprofit public charity designed to educate mothers, teachers, and girls with transformative programs and products. She created an inspirational program for girls called the Global Shared Agreements, the tenets of which she echoes throughout The Essence of Motherhood. She and her family live in California. For more information, visit her website.
Praise for The Essence of a Mother
“Julie’s inspiring book provides simple truths to achieving genuine happiness within our families while raising a generation of children who will express kindness, compassion, generosity, and love.” —Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul
“Julie Jensen has authored a gem of a book about how to consciously parent, cutting straight to the heart of what you need to know to set your child up to live a meaningful, empowered and impactful life. This book belongs in the collection of every well-intentioned mother.” —Katherine Woodward Thomas, author of Calling in “The One” and co-founder of the Feminine Power Global Community