Becoming Mindful Podcast
Episode 10: Mindfulness IRL - The Feelings & Doing Shadow Work

Episode 10: Mindfulness IRL - The Feelings & Doing Shadow Work

May 16, 2022

Hello again, friends. Jackie and Maria here with another episode. This month we get real and talk about what it feels like as you develop your mindfulness practice, what shadow work is like and why we might practice with community. 

 

Join us for this beautiful discussion and let us know how mindfulness feels to you and has changed you.

 

Be well Friends!

Episode 9: Is Mindfulness Right For Me? & A Practice

Episode 9: Is Mindfulness Right For Me? & A Practice

March 31, 2022

Hi Friends. Jackie and Maria here to talk about who are mindfulness practices right for and who might want to exhibit caution when beginning a journey toward mindfulness.

 

We end the episode by practicing together with a Loving Kindness meditation inspired by Sharon Salzberg. 

 

Be well friends! 

Episode 8: Everyday Mindfulness: Obstacles, Strategies & A Practice

Episode 8: Everyday Mindfulness: Obstacles, Strategies & A Practice

February 28, 2022

Hi Friends! Jackie and Maria here with another episode of the Becoming Mindful podcast! This time we discuss some of the obstacles that get in the way of daily mindfulness and some strategies to overcome them.

At the end we support each other by practicing together. We will lead you in a short guided practice of breathwork and a body scan that will leave you feeling calm and peaceful.

Be well friends!

Episode7: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer - Book Review

Episode7: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer - Book Review

January 31, 2022

Hello friends! Maria and Jackie here returning from the holiday break with an exciting episode!

This month, we dive into the mindful practice of connecting with nature and our role in it through the beautiful book Braiding Sweetgrass. Written by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist and Citizen of Potawatomi Nation, this book weaves indigenous wisdom and scientific data to illustrate how our we must become mindful to our connectedness to the natural world. 

We both loved this book and recommend it to everyone. Thank you for this gift, Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Find her book here: https://milkweed.org/book/braiding-sweetgrass

Be well friends!

Episode 6: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle - Book Review

Episode 6: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle - Book Review

November 8, 2021

Hello mindful community! Jackie and Maria here again with another episode! Thanks for waiting a few days for this one. This month we read and reviewed the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. We both agree this is an excellent book. Tolle helps make sense of mindfulness practices and provides a compelling case for trying them in your own life. Have a listen to our review and then read this inspiring book!

Episode 5: The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh - Book Review

Episode 5: The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh - Book Review

September 30, 2021

Hello lovely listeners, it‘s Jackie and Maria again with a new podcast episode.
This month we read the book The Art of Living by Buddhist monk and spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh. We both got a lot from this book and hope you do too.

Episode 4: Intersection of Art and Mindfulness

Episode 4: Intersection of Art and Mindfulness

August 31, 2021

Hello lovely listeners, it's Jackie and Maria again with a new podcast episode.
This month, we take a look at how mindfulness and creativity are connected. We also present some artistic and creative mindfulness practices for you to try. 

Check back in to our Instagram in the coming weeks at https://www.instagram.com/becomingmindfulpodcast to watch the practices in action.

Episode 3: The Integrity of Mindfulness Teachers

Episode 3: The Integrity of Mindfulness Teachers

July 31, 2021

Jackie and Maria again, with a new episode of our Becoming Mindful Podcast. In this episode, we discuss how the personal actions and background of a teacher or sage can affect  their teachings, and can one learn from someone who is not perfect?

If you want to share any resources or give feedback or have questions, please comment below.

Episode 2:The History of Mindfulness

Episode 2:The History of Mindfulness

June 30, 2021

Hello! It’s Jackie and Maria again. In our second episode of Becoming Mindful, we look into the history of mindfulness: where it came from, what paths did it take and what are examples of mindfulness practices around the world.

Which mindfulness practices have you heard of before? Which ones would you like to start doing? Please, let us know in the comments.

Episode 1: Let’s Become Mindful

Episode 1: Let’s Become Mindful

May 31, 2021

In our very first episode of the Becoming Mindful Podcast you will find out more about our vision and goals for this podcast. We introduce ourselves and our progress on the journey to mindfulness so far. We present different definitions of mindfulness as well as misconceptions around it.

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