Adjusting to life as a new mum, it wasn’t the sleepless nights, demanding feeds and unpredictability of every minute that challenged me. The greatest adjustment was accepting I was no longer the woman I used to be. I was not prepared for the sense of loss and grief I’d feel for that part of me no longer there. The Conscious Mother gifted me with acknowledgment and appreciation of that deep transformation, and offered a great sense of comfort, support and relief. A ‘must have’ for all new mothers, teaching us to honor the thoughts, emotions and vulnerabilities motherhood brings, while preparing for the journey ahead.