“After my daughter was born, I had a lot of thoughts that were deeply incompatible with the kind of mother I wanted to be. I would get frustrated with my girls, wish that they would go to bed already, and fantasize about solo vacations on tropical islands. Then I felt guilty for being the kind of mother who wanted to get away from her kids.

When I started studying mindfulness, I learned a new way of understanding my thoughts: they’re just thoughts, nothing more. They aren’t who I am, and they don’t have to control me.”

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