Mindfulness, Meditation, & Mothering
with Farahana Surya Namaskar
June 30, 2018
“I am a complete wreck,” is the phrase that began a powerful journey with mindfulness & meditation for author & single mother Farahana Surya Namaskar. A survivor of anxiety, divorce, mental illness, and domestic violence, Farahana’s inspirational story serves as a framework to achieve health and happiness allowing us to show up for our children in our most authentic self. We invite you to be a part of the discussion on what mindfulness really can mean for you and your family. Following this special Speaker Series event, Farahana will be signing copies of her children’s book, Doing & Being, which helps teach parents and children the importance of having a balanced day where we can focus on doing and being mindfully present.
Farahana Surya Kassam (Farahana Surya Namaskar – FSN) is a published author and speaker located in Dallas, TX. Born in Vancouver, Canada, raised in Nairobi, Kenya and of Indian, Asian roots, Namaskar uniquely blends her cultural diversity and real-life experiences into her written and spoken work.
Much of her written and spoken work addresses controversial topics that she is passionate about which she believes must be brought to the forefront of our society’s awareness. Living in the US has exposed Namaskar to witnessing first hand, the stereotypical attitudes, and perceptions towards Muslims. Society’s constant need to categorize individuals in all ways possible has further exposed Namaskar to the wrath of her minority status as a woman, a divorced woman, and a divorced Muslim woman.
Her 6-year-old son is her earth angel who inspires her every day. Her most recent written work is a children’s book called “Doing and Being” which teaches children and parents the importance of mindfulness; our ability to use our breath and five basic senses to stay anchored in the present moment. She reminds readers through her book that “Doing is important, but don’t forget about being”.
Date(s) - Jun 30, 2018