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I recently went on my first-ever, seven-day silent Lovingkindness meditation retreat with the Insight Meditation Society. Not only was there no talking (which can be hard for a podcaster!), but also no reading, no writing, and no contact with the outside world for seven days. What was it like? In this special episode Oren Sofer, teacher at the retreat and author of Say What You Mean, asks me questions about my first retreat. You’ll learn what it was like, when I cried, the benefits I experienced, and more.(more…)
When it came time for her friends to arrive at her birthday party, Bea started to worry and the “what if’s” just kept piling up. That’s the basis for the new picture book by Gail Silver, Mindful Bea, and the Worry Tree, which helps kids who worry through the power of story and the tools of mindfulness. In our conversation, Gail shares what she wishes she had done when her kids were younger and how to help kids who worry.
What do you do when you have a child who is pushing the boundaries? How do you enforce the rules mindfully? This is what I talked about with Alicia, a nurse, and mom of three. She says, “We go at it and bump heads. His personality is much different from his older brother who is a rule follower.” Listen as we talk about how to handle her five-year-old pushing the boundaries.
Do you remember the last time you felt fully alive? My guest, Cara Bradley, describes this state as, “open, clear, bright, content.” This is, in fact, our natural state just underneath the busyness of our lives. This state of feeling fully alive makes us better parents, workers, and friends—and we can cultivate this in our daily lives.
What does it mean “to mother?” How do we mother ourselves? In this very special podcast episode, I talk to Iyanla Vanzant, Oprah’s life coach and best-selling author dedicated to the growth and evolution of human consciousness. Iyanla’s name means “great mother,” and in this conversation, we talk about ways that we can access the deeper spiritual nature of what it means to be a mother. Do not miss this episode!