We all work too damn hard trying to make our kids’ lives amazing and magical. Their lives already are amazing and magical. Let’s be bad moms!— Amy Mitchell from the movie, Bad Moms
No, Amy Mitchell. Let’s be badass moms.
If you’re a mom and you’ve watched Bad Moms, odds are, you know exactly how relatable the main character, Amy Mitchell is. Overworked and under-appreciated, Amy had enough of trying to emulate the idea of the perfect soccer-driving, PTA-attending, bake-sale-volunteering mom. So, she and two other misfit moms spend the entire movie ditching conventional responsibilities, finding ways to put themselves first, and emulating the idea of a badass mom.
Like Amy, many of us moms know that perfection is just a 10-letter word. The fact of life is that even though it’s wholeheartedly rewarding, being a mom is hard.
Our world has narrowed to diaper changes, toddler snacks, and Zoom schooling — all this while juggling our work and our family. Our efforts aren’t always noticed or acknowledged. And more often than not, we aren’t able to find the time for ourselves to work on the jiggle around our waistline or to get uninterrupted sleep, let alone pursue things like self-care and personal growth.
Even so, you are a reflection of your house, so it’s important to make time to focus on being as authentically and emotionally happy as possible. With Mother’s Day coming up, why not take a break from the stress to check out these five amazing (and free) Mindvalley Masterclasses?
This list of programs includes topics from conscious parenting to getting better sleep to developing a healthy relationship with food, led by experts who’ve most likely been where you are. After all, if Amy Mitchell can have a group of bad moms to help her be a badass mom, why can’t you have help too?
Here Are 5 Masterclasses to Make You a Badass Mom
#1: The Path of the Conscious Parent with Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Do you ever question if you’re doing a good job as a parent?
Do you worry about how your choices affect your child’s development?
Or how to improve or maintain a healthy relationship with your child, not just right now, but through the different stages of their lives?
According to clinical psychologist, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, your feelings of frustration and uncertainty as a parent come from this fundamental misunderstanding:
Your offspring isn’t actually the one you should be focusing on. The child you should be nurturing is your inner child.
When you focus on healing the wounds of your inner child, you’ll stop projecting your self-destructive patterns and come to a place of love and self-awareness. And you’ll be able to attune and connect with your child.
This is the premise of Dr. Shefali’s Conscious Parenting Masterclass at Mindvalley. Through a series of powerful tools and mental frameworks, you will:
- be guided through a step-by-step process to focus inwards
- harness your own self-evolution
- evolve your relationship with your inner child, yourself, and your child
- address your parenting challenges with compassion and empathy
- experience five unique transformational shifts that take you from where you are now to where you can best nurture your child and yourself as a conscious parent
You don’t have to go to a midday movie like Amy Mitchell to get in tune with your inner child, but you can rise above your parenting challenges with this Masterclass. It’s one of the most badass things you can do for you, your child, and your life.
#2: Meditation for Super Performance with Emily Fletcher
The M word. Say it with us: meditation.
Many of us moms have heard the benefits that come with practicing it. In fact, there’s a study published in the Archives of Women’s Mental Health that showed women who used a mindfulness practice, like meditation, during their postpartum experienced:
- less stress
- less anxiety
- more self-compassion
- greater awareness
- being less judgemental
- being less reactive
Another study even found that meditation can help manage eating habits, which can lead to weight loss.
Now, you might be thinking, “who has time for meditation?”
Or “I’ve tried that, but it doesn’t work for me.”
You might be right, but The M Word Masterclass is no ordinary meditation practice. There’s no ‘clear your mind’ or ‘focus on your breathing’ clichés. Emily Fletcher, one of the leading experts in meditation, created this program for those who:
- can’t seem to stay awake during meditation
- find it hard to focus or clear the mind
- find the practice boring and feel like they ‘get nothing’ out of it
Her methods are extremely effective. So much so that it only takes a few minutes, but adds hours in productivity to your day.
So, whether your focus is to improve your work, career, sex, love, health, or simply trying to be a badass mom like Amy Mitchell, this Masterclass can provide you with remarkable tools to help you get there.
#3: The Science of Better Sleep with Dr. Michael Breus
If there was ever a course in being sleep deprived, moms would get a PhD in it. A recent study showed that mothers get more fragmented sleep than fathers, especially if they have more than one child.
According to America’s most trusted Sleep Doctor, Dr. Michael Breus, data now suggests up to 70-90 million people in the United States alone have sleep problems.
The lack of sleep is no joke. Every mental, physical, and emotional condition is related to sleep. Mood swings, drowsy driving, forgetfulness — these are only a few of the many effects of sleep deprivation.
But what can you do about it? The Mastery of Sleep Masterclass with Dr. Michael Breus is a good start. With this Masterclass, you will learn to:
- identify your chronotype so you know your ideal bedtime
- discover how many hours of sleep you really need
- learn how to reprogram your mind and body to sleep through the night
- wake up energized without ever needing an alarm clock
If you’re tired of trying to be the perfect mom like Amy Mitchell, close your eyes and get some shut-eye. Because really, how can you be a badass if you’re exhausted?
#4: The End of Dieting as We Know It With Eric Edmeades
We can’t talk about personal transformation without bringing up food.
As moms, we want to eat well and be healthy for ourselves and our family. Obviously not to the extreme like Amy Mitchell’s nemesis, Gwendolyn James who presents to the PTA moms an insane list of ingredients that are prohibited to be in the foods sold at the school bake sale. And obviously not like Amy, who makes the decision to bring donut holes.
But seriously, how many of us struggle to get our kids to trade mac and cheese from a box for vegetables? Or store-bought fruit juices for freshly squeezed ones?
And how many of us struggle to find the time to whip up a meal instead of popping some Hot Pockets in the microwave?
Or attempt a fad diet only to ditch it a few days later?
Diet schmiet. It’s time for a healthy relationship with food. It’s time for The End of Dieting as We Know It.
In this Mindvalley Masterclass, you will learn:
- the step-by-step approach to beating junk food cravings and replacing them with healthy cravings for food that heals and nourishes
- why your “healthy food” is not as healthy as you think and which of these foods you should blacklist
- to achieve resilient health and optimal weight at any age
- why sugar is a supervillain
- how to forever avoid the diet hamster wheel
This Masterclass is brought to you by nutrition expert Eric Edmeades, who also created the WILDFIT program. With Eric’s methods and ‘Food Philosophy,’ you’ll have the right tools to change your relationship with food for good, take back control of your life, and love the way you look and feel.
Now, that’s badass.
#5: Path to Truly Loving Yourself with Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani
Running your children around from school to soccer practice, attending those endless PTA meetings, helping with their science project, making dinner, finishing up your work proposal… it’s a wonder how you even stay sane.
But do you ever have that feeling deep inside of discontent? You’re not alone.
Amy Mitchell felt that way in Bad Moms. In fact, even Mindvalley’s co-founder Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani felt the same way. She built this beautiful and ‘perfect’ life, only to realize at the age of 40 that something was off and she felt a lack of contentment.
So, she set off on a journey to loving herself. Her Mindvalley Masterclass, Path to Truly Loving Yourself, invites you to do the same.
With Kristina’s methods, you’ll learn a simple three-step process:
- See yourself clearly
- Interpret your experience to understand what your values are
- Meditation for self-acceptance
This Masterclass will allow you to completely absorb the lifelong benefits of living your life by your own rules with mind shifts, daily habits, and empowering beliefs.
You’re already putting energy into unconditionally loving the people in your life. Now, it’s time to give that same deep, gracious, and unconditional love to your badass self.
In Honor of All the Mothers Out There
As if balancing the demands of work, housework, and childcare wasn’t enough to stretch you thin, but now, you’re faced with the additional demands of your homebound children learning via online classes. Without even skipping a beat, you’ve risen to the occasion and picked up extra roles you didn’t apply for.
So, this Mother’s Day, take a minute to realize that you, too, deserve a break. You, too, deserve some care. You, too, deserve to learn and grow into the person you love to be.
The 2020s have proven to be quite the challenge. But one other thing it has proven, though, is how incredible mothers really are.
Yes, moms. You are all frickin’ BADASS.