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Self-help, personal development & practical advice


Awakening to Unconditional Self Love in Motherhood

by Haulsey, Kuwana


There is a tribe in Africa where, the first time a woman leaves home following the confinement period after giving birth, everyone she meets along the road greets her with a sacred song otherwise reserved for warriors returning from battle. She’s honored as having lived through a rite of passage that will forever mark her womanhood as abundant and powerful and blessed. She’s respected as a fully-franchised member of the most ubiquitous and yet most extraordinary group of beings in our collective experience: mothers. EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM MY 6-MONTH OLD is Eat Pray Love for mothers. It fuses memoir, spirituality and self-development into a unique perspective which posits that babies are actually extraordinary spiritual teachers capable of showing their caregivers the way toward inspired living. Kuwana Haulsey imparts this deeper understanding of a universal truth of love, in which motherhood is explored as a means of waking up to her innate potential for personal transformation. Kuwana Haulsey is the author of The Red Moon, which was a 2002 finalist for the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction. Born and raised in New York City, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Rutgers University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Kuwana has led seminars for the PEN/Faulkner Foundation in Washington, D.C., and at Rutgers University. She’s taught writing at UCLA and Agape International and is also an actress currently living in North Hollywood where she co-teaches classes on spirituality with Reverend Michael Beckwith. Michael Bernard Beckwith is an American New Thought minister, author, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, CA, a New Thought church with more than 8,000 members. Beckwith has contributed a brilliant Foreword to Kuwana Haulsey's book.

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Deeply illuminating, the book is a reminder of one’s ability to become a more evolved and content being.

Quote: Publishers Weekly

Kuwana Hausley's story is a sweet postcard from one woman's loving journey through birth and rebirth.

Quote: Lori Bryant Woolridge, author of The Power of Wow

Baby as meditation — that’s the idea that awarding-winning novelist Haulsey came up with after the birth of her son. Caught up in the overwhelming, full-time spiral of loving and caregiving-on-demand, she suddenly realized that her infant son was also a spiritual master, pure in his existence in the world, dealing with everything he experienced with wide-open heart and mind. She decided to learn from his example. Mindfulness practice tells us to stay in the present and face our truth. Mothering an infant requires just that. Haulsey began to work with the experience, letting it take her into life review, self-realization, and, eventually, gratitude. Especially valuable for first-time mothers, even customers who aren’t parents will be inspired by the honesty of this life-affirming, real-world book.

Review: Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

Each chapter is indeed a lesson in learning, through the eyes of a child, how to find meaning, centeredness, self-love, and sanity during the most chaotic times in a new mother’s life.

Quote: ForeWord Reviews

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned From My Six-Month-Old is the perfect companion for any new mother. I wish I had had this book ten years ago when my first daughter was born—I would have felt so much less alone. Kuwana Haulsey’s voice is full of humor and grace, but what I love most about her is that she tells it like it is. Reading this book is like chatting with a close friend.

Review: Kate Hopper, author of Ready for Air

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