When it comes to manifestation, some prefer to keep their goals private while others believe in publicly claiming them. Mindfulness and meditation coach, Responding to Life: Talking Health, Fertility & Parenthood podcast host, and author Josephine Atluri remembers when she shared her desire to become a writer. Though the experience caught her off guard, it was life-changing.
“I was speaking to a life coach,” the self-proclaimed IVF Mama coach recalls to So Booking Cool. “It was part of this wellness day that I went to, and I signed up for a quick slot with this life coach…she’s sort of asking me all these questions about what I wanted, and I told her that I wanted to be a writer.”
Naturally, the life coach asked her if she was writing anything. “Well, yeah, but you know, I’m just journaling things, I’m just typing things up, but it’s not being published anywhere. It’s not going anywhere.” At that point, the coach told Atluri that was just her way of looking at it, but that she was, in fact, a writer. Atluri simply needed to say it. She needed to scream it.
“It was really hard for me to do it,” the mom of 7 continues, “but at the end of that little session I was screaming ‘I am a writer.’ And it felt so freeing to own up to it and to almost unearth this deep desire that I had within me. So, that just goes to your point: yeah, you can keep it close to your heart, but there’s also some benefit to owning it and sharing it. And maybe that will help someone to manifest on a daily basis.”
Atluri has written countless articles for a host of publications including the L.A. Times, Motherly, and the Huffington Post, to name a few. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed titles Mindfulness Journal for Parents: Prompts and Practices to Stay Calm, Present, and Connected (Rockridge Press, July 13, 2021) and 5-Minute Mindfulness for Pregnancy: Simple Practices to Feel Calm, Present, and Connected to Your Baby (Rockridge Press, May 3, 2022). A lot of her writing discusses motherhood and fertility, a journey that did not come easily for the wellness figure. On Responding to Life, she invites a wide range of guests to share how they overcome life’s adversities.
Check out the full conversation to learn more about Atluri including what she was like as a youth and how she noticed there was a time she became voiceless when she got older, when she first came to understand mindfulness and adversity, her insight on meditation, how her books helped her to understand her writing editorially, her upcoming wellness retreat, and her advice for how families can practice mindfulness for the new school year. For more information, visit Atluri’s official website and connect with her on Instagram.