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Let Go of Perfection

In continuing our focus on mom mindfulness and wrapping up this month, we talk with Helene Shine Goetz, who has successfully raised two children, a 28-year-old daughter and a 23-year-old son. She discusses how she incorporated mindfulness in her parenting through the process of journaling and self-reflection.

Read on for her expert advice on how to combat the pressure to be a “perfect” mother, and how to make adjustments along your mothering journey that work for you and your family.

DISCLOSURE: This information is not meant to be all-encompassing and should not replace seeking advice from your health care provider for specific questions, solutions, and concerns about your health! The purpose is to spark curiosity and gain some insight into your health.

HUM: Tell us a bit about yourself and your background.

Helene: I am an African-American mom of two adult biracial children. My daughter will turn 29 this year and my son will turn 24! I’m a transplant to this area although I should stop saying that because I have lived here longer than I lived in my hometown. I came here for graduate school and stayed after meeting the love of my life.