Our podcast episodes on mindfulness.
What is mindfulness and how do you incorporate it into your daily life?
What are some ways to practice it effectively so that you're more conscious of your daily thoughts and habits?
Mindfulness Podcast Episodes
Our shows have featured several episodes on mindfulness from personal development experts. Here are some from the Optimal Living Daily personal development show that you can browse and listen to.
Feel free to select the episode which resonates the most with you, or check them all out to gather the tips you'd most like to apply in your own life!
1. David Cain on Moments
If you've ever struggled with the convenience of technology versus the stress it adds to your life, this episode featuring David's personal story with taking a photograph is what you need to hear! You'll remember his words of wisdom the next time you're stressing over getting the perfect shot of a beautiful sunset when you could choose to simply enjoy the moment.
2. Dominique Alessi on Dealing with Emotions
Dominque gets meta with emotions (i.e. inviting us to explore how we feel about how we feel). Instead of suppressing negative emotions, space can be given to our feelings without allowing them to overtake us entirely. Listen to learn more about how this is similar to meditation and how it helps you to find peace even amidst chaos.
3. Rachel Shanken on Life Lessons
In this episode, Rachel reflects on a yoga vacation she took in Bali. She recalls its people and their warmth, generosity, and caring approach towards everything they do. She shares six unique life lessons she learned from watching the offerings that the Balinese made, with its timeless form of gratitude and self-sacrifice.
4. Anthony Ongaro on A Quirky Mindfulness Practice
So, what can we learn about mindfulness from the Japanese rail industry? Find out what it's called and how it improves accuracy in this episode, along with how you can take action and apply this practice in your own life.
5. Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui on Today Being Enough
Life can become a blur if you're constantly on the go with more and more responsibilities and commitments to see to. Krista shares with us how simply being present can change your whole approach to the day, instead of mindlessly rushing through the day or feeling bad about not having accomplished enough.
6. Allison Carmen on Mindfulness & Parenting
Is mindfulness something that can be taught to kids? Allison shares four simple things she does to instill the concept of mindfulness in a generation obsessed with electronics.
7. Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on Mindfulness Practice
How do you begin to focus if you're more prone to procrastination? Leo understands that our minds are very well-versed with “running from discomfort.” The simple tips he shares in this episode will help you go deeper with your efforts to find focus and build mindfulness.
8. Dr. Russell Thackeray of Qedod on Meditation
Do you ever feel like you notice the negative much more than the positive? Our nervous system is, after all, designed to protect us. Dr. Thackeray shares more about how to build cognitive resilience, so that you can focus on possibilities and solutions instead of having a fixed, problem-driven mindset.
9. Kat Medina on Mindfulness & Experiencing Life
2020 was a challenging year for all of us. Kat invites us to look within and focus on our own thoughts instead of putting all of the blame on external factors, whether it's the economy or quarantine. Listen to learn about how searching for the good can help lead you further on your path to living a life with mindfulness.
10. Ali Cornish of Everthrive on Creating Space for Reflection & Mindfulness
Hands up if you have a longtime habit of overthinking! Ali can certainly sympathize as it's something she used to spend a lot of time doing. How did she go from obsessive ruminations to a mindset that was less characterized by worry? Listen to her mindfulness tips to combat overthinking and overreacting, to feel less burdened and more secure that you will be all right.
Over To You
Let us know which episode or tips were your favorite from this mindfulness podcast episodes list.
And let us know what your new-found life with better awareness of your thoughts and habits is like!
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