The Must-Read Book Club: Shift From Overwhelm To Sweetness


Ingrid Marcroft: I heard about Dr. Laura Markham and she felt like she was my parenting teacher. I play lots of roles—yoga instructor, yoga studio owner, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and more—but parent is the most intense role I've ever played. Ever. Probably in all my lifetimes, considering how challenging it is in this one. And I only have one child, an amazing five-and-a-half-year-old girl! It's close to my bed and I reach for it physically and energetically all the time. I just picked it up again, just now, and started to cry. Maybe it's PMS, but oh my god, it's a powerful book.

YCNYC: Favorite quote?

IM: "Giggling releases the same pent-up stress hormones as a good cry in a parent's arms."

YCNYC: What one person would you recommend this book to?

IM: You.

YCNYC: What moment or part resonates with you the most?

IM: "The Fix Game" resides in a section about playing with your child when things just aren't working. It is so natural and completely genius. When you're about to explode because your tantruming child is triggering your mirror neurons and you are turning into a tantruming adult child, being able to