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Biography & Memoir
Family & Childcare
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Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from My Six-Month-Old
Awakening to Unconditional Self-Love in Motherhood
Children Are Our Greatest Teachers
When novelist Kuwana Haulsey heard the story of an African tribe that celebrates mothers with the songs of warriors, she was entranced. After a new mother leaves home for the first time after giving birth, everyone she meets along the road greets her with a sacred song otherwise reserved for those returning from battle. She's honored as having lived through a rite of passage that will forever mark her as abundant and powerful and blessed. Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from My Six-Month-Old fuses memoir, spirituality and self-development in a moving tribute to the lessons Kuwana's infant son taught her. Kuwana Haulsey movingly explores motherhood as a means of waking up her own—and her reader's—innate potential for personal transformation.
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"In Everything I Needed to Know I Learned From My Six-Month-Old, Kuwana Haulsey speaks to the spiritual unfolding that occurs when we take on the sacred responsibility to love, protect, and guide our children; in turn they birth within us a greater embodiment of unconditional love. An incomparable storyteller, Kuwana allows us to see our own stories embedded within her personal tale. The wisdom, humor, and love she so wholly expresses will encourage us all to cherish the blessing and practice of sacred parenting." —Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center
"Baby as meditation—that's an idea especially valuable for first-time mothers. Even those who aren't parents will be inspired by the honesty of this life-affirming, real-world book." —Retailing Insight
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.