Woman has a powerful message for moms: 'You are enough'

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Jasmine Montoya-Patchett takes a few minutes every day to look into a mirror and say: "I am enough."

Jasmine Montoya-Patchett, center, stands with son Noah, 4, and husband Joseph.(Photo: Courtesy of Jasmine Montoya-Patchett)

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A California mom makes time every day to look in the mirror and tell herself: “I am enough.”

Jasmine Montoya-Patchett, a life alchemist, wife and mom to 4-year-old son Noah, says this mirror technique is her way of combating mom guilt, unfair expectations and society standards.

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She‘s encouraging moms to do the same: Find a small mirror. Write “I am enough on it.” Look into the mirror for at least two to three minutes a day and repeat the phrase.

“We‘re raised in a society where we are always comparing ourselves. We feel like we are not good enough … Let‘s start rewiring our brain to positive thinking,” Montoya-Patchett of Carlsbad said.

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Mom Bod is a USA TODAY video series featuring tips from moms on fitness, nutrition and mental health. The goal? Let‘s be real about the struggle to “healthy” and learn to love our mom bods. 

 

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