A Mindful Moment

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Are you thriving or just surviving? Increase your mindfulness to shift into living a life of purpose and meaning. Mindfulness improves your health, relationships, finances and career. Tap into your full potential by learning tips, techniques and new perspectives on a wide variety of topics. The podcast host is a transformation coach, certified mindfulness meditation facilitator, an EFT practitioner, and has a masters degree in leadership coaching psychology.

Episode Date
134: Deep Self Care
Self-care goes beyond pampering ourselves or taking a vacation. It's about paying attention to our minds, bodies and souls.
Oct 14, 2021
133: Information Intake
If you're struggling with feeling good, you might want to consider your information intake.
Oct 08, 2021
132: The Conscience
When we make decisions that are in alignment with our true selves, we better serve ourselves and others, but we have to parent our minds to get there.
Sep 30, 2021
131: Goldilocks
Too hot, too cold or just right? Many of us are stuck in extremes on multiple issues, but a middle ground may be what's needed right now.
Sep 23, 2021
130: Are You The Person You Want To Be?
Most of us are facing fears everyday in these uncertain times.. Learn how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can help.
Sep 17, 2021
129: Unreasonable Expectations
If you're feeling disappointed with other people lately, it might be time to check your expectations.

Sep 09, 2021
128: Mindfulness without Meditation
We all know meditation strengthens our mindfulness skills, but you can be mindful without sitting in stillness.
Sep 03, 2021
127: Mindful Parenting
Parenting is challenging under the best of circumstances, but lately? Mindful parenting might be an excellent solution.
Aug 27, 2021
126: New and Shiny
We're drawn to new and shiny things but what if we could view everything as if for the first time?
Aug 20, 2021
125: Going in Circles
It's normal to lose motivation in trying to be our best, mindful self, but trying new practices can help.
Aug 12, 2021
124: To Infinity and Beyond
We're dazzled by celebrity, fame and fortune but at what cost?
Aug 06, 2021
123: Vacation Time

Feeling burned out and overwhelmed? Maybe it's time for a vacation.

Jul 29, 2021
122: Life is Short

Is life really short? It may not always feel that way, depending on our mental health.

Jul 09, 2021
121: Soap Operas

Everyone complains about too much drama, but could we be creating some of that drama ourselves?

Jul 02, 2021
120: Time to SLOW Down

If you're feeling pressured and overwhelmed, believe it or not, it's time to slow down, not push harder.

Jun 24, 2021
119: Adjustment Period

 As we enter into a major adjustment period, self-compassion may be the key to successful navigation of our circumstances.

Jun 17, 2021
118: Those Little Voices Part 2 with Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor

Join us for the 2nd part of our interview with renowned neuroanatomist Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor as we discuss how the brain works with addictions, intergenerational learning and more.

Jun 10, 2021
117: People Behaving Badly

While we may be experiencing stress and anxiety due to our circumstances, we do have a choice in how we behave and how we respond to life's events.

Jun 02, 2021
116: Little Voices in Your Head with Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor

Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor and Teresa sit down to chat about the brain. You know that little voice in your head that seems to chatter all of the time? Perhaps it seems so noisy because we actually have four little voices in our heads, but we can learn to tame them. 

May 27, 2021
115: Soul Searching

After the kind of year we've all experienced and now with big new changes occurring, instead of tackling external changes, it might be time to go inward first.

May 21, 2021
114: Can You Hear Me Now?

There's a big difference between "can you hear me now" and "do you hear me." Join us for a conversation with Kathy Gruver on mindful communication.

May 13, 2021
113: The Courage of Repetition

 You weren't born knowing how to play the piano, build a fire or to speak a foreign language. They're skills you learned and mindfulness is the same.

May 06, 2021
112: Just Say No

As we're all facing transitions again, most are feeling overwhelmed.  Are you setting any boundaries in your life?

Apr 29, 2021
111: What are You Creating?

If our thoughts create our reality and our minds are stressed out, what are we creating? 

Apr 22, 2021
110: Is the Sky Falling?

If you've been following the news lately, it might seem as though the world is one hot mess, but understanding our automatic thoughts might help you see a different perspective.

Apr 16, 2021
109: Counting Sheep

Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. The pandemic has increased our rates of insomnia, but there are steps you can take to restore your well-being.

Apr 12, 2021
108: To Be or Not Be Vaccinated

It's decision-making time for ourselves, not for others. Are you making the best decision for you?

Apr 01, 2021
107: Spring Break
As we move through yet more transitions, have we learned anything from our past year? Plus, we explore the practice of Zen Meditation.
Mar 25, 2021
106: Time to Prepare
It may be too early for many of us to start making plans, but author Desiree Cocroft shares insights from her book, Get Your Life Today, to help us start preparing for the changes coming.  
Mar 18, 2021
105: Change is in the Air Again

Despite virus variants and surges across the globe, the US seems to think it's time to jump back into life as normal. Are you ready?

Mar 11, 2021
104: Body Talk

Sometimes, we're too stressed to think about what we're thinking about, but we can use our bodies through the practice of somatics to return to a state of well-being.

Mar 04, 2021
103: Time for Transformation

With what we've experienced over the past year, many of us have not only changed but are consciously transforming. Are you feeling the call?

Feb 25, 2021
102: Worrisome Thoughts

You may not even notice how much you worry or be aware that worrying only increases your stress. Join us to give up this habit now.

Feb 19, 2021
101: Mental Health Check

Our minds left unchecked cannot sustain our well-being for the coming months without conscious effort at reducing stress and increasing our wellness. Join us for helpful tips and reminders.

Feb 11, 2021
100: What We Can Learn from Bill Murray

While Groundhog Day is a very strange tradition to hang on to, the movie provides some insightful lessons we can use right now.

Feb 04, 2021
99: Waiting Again

While you're waiting for life to get back to normal, are you missing out on living?

Jan 28, 2021
98: Hope Restored

What difference can a week can make? For me, sad and anxious to hopeful! What can we do to keep it going?

Jan 21, 2021
97: The Picture Does Not Match
It doesn't seem that 2021 is off to such a great start, but we can find meaning and hope if we look hard enough.    
Jan 15, 2021
96: A Time For Healing

You may be feeling like enough is enough at this point and that you just can't take much more, but we can make things better. We just need to start with healing.

Jan 08, 2021
95: What a Year!

If you're like most, you're just happy 2020 is over, but it might be well worth it to take a look back with a mindful perspective. Happy New Year!

Jan 02, 2021
94: Accountability Counts
If we really want to achieve our goals, we have to hold ourselves accountable. Whether your aiming for a new career, better health or even more happiness, accountability counts.  
Dec 31, 2020
93: New Year, Same You

If you're like most people, you're starting to consider at least one New Year's Resolution. Before you do, let's see how we can improve our odds of success in the new year.

Dec 24, 2020
92: How Did We Get Here?

Mindfulness is being in the present moment, but what can we learn by reflecting on our past?  Do you know how you got where you are now?

Dec 18, 2020
91: Meditation is Pretty Much Mandatory

Meditating can be challenging for many and it's understandable since our brains aren't wired to sit still and just breathe.  But we're human beings, not doings, so give it a try to strengthen your mindfulness skills.

Dec 10, 2020
90: Tis the Season Again

While you may not be feeling the holiday cheer right now, don't skip the festivities, even if you can't go anywhere. Celebrating the holidays can be good for your mental health!

Dec 04, 2020
89: Giving Thanks

Can we find gratitude in the midst of stress, blame and uncertainty?  Can we feel grateful for messed up holidays? Yes, we can!

Nov 25, 2020
88: Connecting

We know we're supposed to stay apart, but many of us don't seem to be able to, despite the risks involved. There are alternative ways to connect, but can we do it?

Nov 20, 2020
87: What Now?

It's 2020, which clearly indicates that change and chaos are the norm, but with the U.S. elections behind us, what now? How do we begin to repair and progress? 

Nov 12, 2020
86: Our Scared Brains

What's one more anxiety-inducing event in a year like 2020? Actually, too much. Don't allow your scared brain to go unchecked.

Nov 05, 2020
85: Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

It's not unnatural for we humans to blame others and aggressively defend our beliefs.  But what happens when that doesn't serve us?

Oct 29, 2020
84: We are SO OVER IT!

With month 8 of quarantine coming upon us, I think it is safe to say that we are all, collectively, over it. Listen in as we discuss what we've been up to, and how we are staying sane. 

Oct 24, 2020
83: Pandemic Fatigue

A lot of us are feeling it now.  Pandemic fatigue is setting in and can cause more suffering if we don't take steps to counteract it.  Tips on Zoom fatigue, too!

Oct 16, 2020
82: The Challenges of Social Media

With the disruption of daily life to the disruption of the government - social media seems to have infiltrated every aspect of our lives. But how can we change it? Listen in.

Oct 09, 2020
81: The Quarantine Fifteen

If you are starting to see the effects of snacking, drinking, and binge watching on the scale, maybe 

Oct 02, 2020
80: Ready to Play?

You may think this is hardly the time to play, but it really is.  Play is good for our mental health and when have we ever needed that more than now?

Sep 24, 2020
79: Moving out of Malaise

Have you got a case of the blahs?  You know, that no-motivation, slightly uncomfortable feeling of "what's the point?"  Join us to get back on track. 

Sep 17, 2020
78: Is More Empathy the Answer?

Our global society needs some help about now, but is empathy the answer?

Sep 13, 2020
77: Living at Ease
I'm tired of being tense, so am going to shift to living at ease. Join us to find out how, plus how to deal with difficult emotions.    
Sep 04, 2020
76: Choose Wisely

Coping with a pandemic, civil unrest, economic uncertainty and even more on any given day can be challenging. Explore how you can make wise choices.

Aug 29, 2020
75: Find Your Grit

If you have moments of feeling like you just can't bear this anymore, you might have misplaced your grit.  Join us for tips to strengthen your grit and improve your mental well-being.

Aug 20, 2020
74: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Trying to do the same activities that were fun pre-pandemic now just isn't working so well.  Will we ever have fun again?  Join us to explore!

Aug 14, 2020
73: Moving Forward Through Fear

It's common to get stuck in fear during times like this, but to move forward, we have to move out of fear. Mindfulness can help.

Aug 07, 2020
72: Proactive or REACTIVE?

Yes, we have more waiting to do, but that doesn't mean we can't start mindfully taking proactive steps toward where we're going. 

Jul 31, 2020
71: Surrender

If you're feeling like you're ready to give up at this point, you may want to consider surrendering instead. There's lots we can't control, but we can still learn how to live more peacefully.


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Jul 23, 2020
70: Flexibility is mandatory

The constant changes we're living with are no longer separate events but more of a new way of life for some time to come.  We explore how to shift our approach from resistance to acceptance. The Dark Glow of the Mountains by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/darkglow/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/ 

Jul 16, 2020
69: The Purpose of Purpose

Figuring out your life purpose isn't some new-age cliche', but serious business when it comes to your health and wellbeing. Join us for a deeper dive into the purpose of purpose.

Jul 10, 2020
68: Internal Guidepost
We know from studies that living a life with purpose results in more happiness and increased well-being, but could our own compulsive behaviors be preventing us from achieving that?  We interview Rachel Graham, TedX speaker and founder of Healing Springs Ranch to explore.
Jul 02, 2020
67: Living with Uncertainty

Building psychological resiliency may be the solution to facing uncertainty. Join us and our guest, Dr. Jill Stoddard, author of Be Mighty.

Jun 25, 2020
66: Normalcy

Are you wishing for things to return to normal?  What is normal?  Join us to explore our options.

Jun 18, 2020
65: New Beginnings

Ready or not, change is everywhere, but instead of focusing on external events, first consider looking inward to map your course to your new beginning.

Jun 11, 2020
64: Unsettling Emotions

These are definitely challenging times and we're all experiencing a range of feelings and emotions. Sometimes it helps to know that you're not alone and that we're all experiencing unsettling emotions.  Join us.

Jun 03, 2020
63: Spreading Mindfulness

The world could definitely use more mindfulness at this time, so join us for a discussion with Wendy Quan, founder of The Calm Monkey, to learn how to share this important practice at work or in your community.

May 28, 2020
62: Mindfulness for Children and Young Adults

We need to support our young people through these trying times and mindfulness works just as well for them as for the rest of us. Join us as we explore helping young minds in need of calm.

May 21, 2020
60: The Pictures in Our Mind

Change is coming again.  Will you resist or adapt? Join us to understand the key to changing with events. Fluidscape by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100393 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

May 13, 2020
61: Self-Care Inventory

We all know we need to exercise, eat healthy and sleep to stay well. But under the current circumstances, we need more.  Our mental and emotional well-being is just as important as our physical health and can negatively impact that health if we don't take action to manage it.  Join us for a self-care inventory and an interview with Matt Zinman, author of Z-isms, Insights to Live By, as we prepare for the next phase of our new world.

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May 08, 2020
58: Waiting

There's nothing worse than waiting for something to happen. Yet we all want something to happen, ANYTHING at this point. Join us to understand why waiting is so uncomfortable and how we can lessen that discomfort by understanding the process of transition.

Apr 30, 2020
57: Living in Isolation

More than half of us felt lonely even before Covid-19 arrived. Now in isolation, we risk the negative health effects of loneliness even more. Whether you live alone or with a group of people, you could be at risk, so join us to explore how we can cope with living in isolation while protecting our mental health. 

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Apr 25, 2020
56: A Practice of Gratitude

You may think gratitude is the last thing you're feeling right now, but we all have something to be grateful for, and gratitude is an emotion that can help you get through this crisis. In this episode, we speak with Omar Brownson, co-founder and CEO of the gthx app. Join us to find out how to create a practice of gratitude to support your mental and physical health during these trying times.

Apr 18, 2020
54: What Can You Do Right NOW?

It may sound a little crazy, but if you're anxious about the virus and frustrated with being home bound, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to help someone else. Join us today as we talk about the value of helping and have a talk with Janeen Holmes, the CEO of the My Stuff Bags Foundation.

Apr 11, 2020
54: We're Not Alone

As the reality of our situation sinks in, we can take steps to minimize feelings of loneliness while paying more attention to how our actions impact others. Join us as we shift from quarantine to a secluded retreat in this week's episode.

Apr 02, 2020
52: Working and Breathing Through

Everything's changing, basically hourly.  How do we move through this transition with our work okay, our families safe, and our own personal well-being in tact?  Mindfulness, of course!

Mar 27, 2020
51: Response Ability

If you're like most, life feels like it's rapidly spinning out of control.  It's normal to feel anxious, afraid, even angry. But for our own well-being, it's important to find a way back to calm, centered and focused.  Join us to strengthen your ability to respond instead of react to life's current events.

Mar 21, 2020
50: Adjustments

We are in the midst of a challenging situation, but there is a way to respond to these events with a sense of calm and control. We can do more than survive. We can continue to thrive despite what is occurring around us. Join us to gain perspective, learn helpful strategies and increase compassion for others during these trying times.

Mar 16, 2020
49: No Need to Panic

As people get whipped up into hysteria over the coronavirus, we're causing ourselves a lot of grief for nothing. Join us for a review of the facts of an epidemic and how we can mindfully respond to support our own well-being. 

Mar 09, 2020
48: Time to Just DO it

When we're completely comfortable, we're not growing, we're skating. If we're uncomfortable, but not doing anything to change it, we're surviving, not thriving. Are you ready to push through your fears and have a meaningful, rewarding life?  Then you've got to just do it!  

Feb 25, 2020
47: Self-Limiting Beliefs

Do self-limiting beliefs hold you back from achieving what you want? Life is too short to let a product of our mind prevent us from reaching our full potential. Ready to go for it? Join us to learn how we are frequently the only barrier to fulfilling our own desires!

Feb 10, 2020
46: Non-Attachment

Does your life sometimes feel like a roller coaster ride?  Work's going well, so you feel happy. Then the washing machine breaks and you feel aggravated. The kids are home sick so you may have to call in to work - goodbye feeling great about your job. You find a babysitter - yay! Then the car won't start - boo! Do you have control over your own mind or do your emotions control you? Non-attachment isn't about giving up your worldly possessions (unless you want to) but is all about letting go of our emotions. Join us to find out how to enjoy the freedom that comes from recognizing that our emotions are the same as our thoughts, transitory. They all pass!

Jan 25, 2020
45: The Year of YOU

Happy New Year!  Do you know how great you are? Do you love you? If either of these questions makes you uncomfortable, it's time for you to get to know yourself better!  Join us to find out why this can be the year of you!

Jan 14, 2020
44: Reflections
Our world is definitely changing but instead of resisting change, why not embrace the changes you can make to improve your life? We can reflect on our experiences and strengthen those that we want to repeat in the new year, while changing those that didn't serve us well. It's the perfect time to do this as we move into the Age of Experience.
Dec 22, 2019
43: Accountability

While most of us understand our responsibilities, do we hold ourselves accountable for the outcomes?  Join us today for a tour of accountability, from garbage to Congress. And Happy Holidays!

Dec 09, 2019
42: Thankful, Grateful, Appreciative

Thanksgiving provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our blessings. But do you know if you're thankful, grateful or appreciative? Join us as we contemplate the differences in these actions and feelings as we begin the holiday season. 

Nov 26, 2019
41: OK Boomer

It seemed pretty funny in the beginning, but OK Boomer is turning into a big point of contention. Join us this week to find out why it may not be a good idea to repeat it at work, plus broaden your perspective on generational differences that affect us in our careers.

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Nov 15, 2019
40: The Work/Life Balance Myth

Are you striving for a work/life balance?  Join us for A Mindful Moment to find out why that's not really possible.  But don't worry, we have a solution to ensure you live a full life that includes work, rest, relationships and play.

Nov 04, 2019
39: The Routine Of Life
Do you ever feel like your life is in a rut? Same routine, day in and day out? You probably can't change your routine much, but you can change how you experience it.  Join us as we explore the possible rewards of living a life of routine.
Oct 21, 2019
38: Political Mindfulness

Do you feel like you can only have a real conversation with people that are just like you? Does every topic feel like a taboo topic when you don't know a person's political beliefs before engaging with them? We can't solve today's problems if we can't talk to each other, so join us to explore how to get through the polarization of politics.

Oct 07, 2019
37: Tapping to Meditate

Do you sometimes find it too challenging to sit quietly? Perhaps you're too wound up, too stressed or you just feel too distracted. Tapping is a powerful tool for eliminating everything from phobias to PTSD, but you can also use it to calm down before you meditate.  Give it a try!

Sep 30, 2019
36: Mindful People Get Angry Too

Do you think being mindful is being passive, calm and serene all day? Think again - mindful people get angry, too.  Join us for a look at how anger can be effective if done in a mindful way.

Sep 24, 2019
35: Is Mindfulness a Religion?

There seems to be a lot of opposition to mindfulness right now in the news, especially from the religious right. Is mindfulness too religious? Is it not religious enough? Will courts decide who can practice it and where?  Join us to learn how mindfulness has become a constitutional legal debate.

Sep 09, 2019
34: Instant Gratification
Most of us want what we want now, not later. But sometimes we short-change ourselves on long-term benefits from current practices. Join us to find out how to cultivate a little more patience and a lot more mindfulness.
Sep 03, 2019
33: Working Mindfully

Do you feel like you can't get everything done at work that you need to? Do your coworkers add to your stress? Perhaps the most important question is, are you working mindfully? Join us to explore how you can be more mindful and productive during your workdays.

Aug 25, 2019
32: Growth Mindset

It's been a rough couple of weeks for a lot of people, but instead of anger, could we respond more mindfully if we cultivated a growth mindset?  Listen in to find out how your mindset can make a dramatic difference in how you view yourself and interact with others.

Aug 19, 2019
31: Beer and Ice Cream

Ever heard of a Stout Vanilla Cake Shake?  On a late afternoon, ever feel compelled to eat the last half of a stale croissant leftover from the morning's meeting?  What are your cues or triggers related to food?  What makes eating mindful or mindless?  Join us to find out.

Oxygen Garden by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/divider/  Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

Aug 05, 2019
30: I'd Complain, But...

We all complain, but are you aware of just how much you complain? Do you know the consequences of complaining too much?  Join us as we explore the psychological as well as mindful aspects of complaining in this week's broadcast.

Jul 25, 2019
29: How Old is Old Enough?

Do you want to live forever? Does that sound like science fiction?  Science and commerce are both heading in that direction - to eliminate aging!  Tune in for a discussion on the mindfulness of progress toward immortality.

Jul 23, 2019
28: Why My Fitbit and I Are 'Just Friends' Now

Do you feel compelled to wear a tracking device every day and/or night? Are you disappointed when you don't meet your tracking device goals? Wearables are a common accessory now and the technology is amazing, but are we losing sight of the point? Check in to see if you're mindfully using your wearable technology.

Jul 08, 2019
27: McMindfulness

While critics accuse some of us of practicing McMindfulness, is any type of mindfulness "wrong?" Since mindfulness includes non-judgment, the answer has to be no. Join us for a discussion on  the differences between levels of mindfulness meditation practices.

Jul 01, 2019
26: Applying What We Learn

Do you go to the effort to read self-help books, listen to TED talks, or attend workshops and seminars, only to realize that even though the new ideas excited you, you return back to "normal" the very next day, making no changes at all?  Learn how to apply what you learn and start changing your life today!

Jun 17, 2019
25: Mindless Moments
Sometimes looking at the contrast of a situation can help us clarify what we want or where we're going. Do you experience mindless moments? Join us to take a look at egotistical behavior and how our observation of it can help us become more mindful. Clean Soul Calming by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300033Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 
Jun 04, 2019
24: Mindfully Productive
When we are stressed, scattered, distracted or unwell, we greatly slow down or halt productivity. If you believe that work and self-care don't mix, join us for a look at being mindfully productive.
May 28, 2019
23: Habits

Did you know that 40% of the actions you take each day are purely habit? Are they all good habits? Join us as we delve into how and why our brains create habits and how we can get those troublesome habits under control. 

May 13, 2019
22: Creativity

Do you feel creatively stifled?  Join us for an interview with Melissa Sims, a real estate agent and certified yoga instructor who shares how combining two careers can be rewarding and beneficial.  Let's get mindfully creative!

May 13, 2019
21: Forgiveness

Do you hold grudges?  Carry resentment from past wrongs? Did you know it's really bad for your health?  You can release all of that negative energy through forgiveness, but do you really know how to forgive someone?  It has nothing to do with your offender - it's all about you!

May 13, 2019