Where is My Mind?

By Niall Breslin, Big Face Productions

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A podcast about how we can better look after our heads and our hearts in the head-melty chaos of the modern world. Produced by Niall Breslin and Aoife Plunkett.


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Flint, The Rock & Our Anxious Brain
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Welcome to Where Is My Mind? A podcast about how we can better look after our heads and our hearts in the head-melty chaos of the modern world. 

In this week's episode, Niall is talking about the brain. Our brain has evolved to act as a defence system, an alarm that’s there to warn you and keep you alive, but in the modern world that system can be overstimulated. We are constantly surrounded by perceived threats that cause us anxiety and overwhelm. 

Niall is joined by neuroscientist, psychologist and good friend Dr. Michael Keane to break this down for us. Taking us back to caveman times with two characters called Flint Eastwood and The Rock, they discuss how through natural selection we have all ended up with the anxious brain of Flint, how that brain operates in our modern world (think supermarket checkout panic attacks and an unhealthy addiction to our phones), but also why these automatic mechanisms are vital for protecting us and keeping us safe. 

Follow Niall on IG @bressie, TikTok @niallbreslin, FB @whereismymindpodcast and Twitter @nbrez and visit his website: www.niallbreslin.com.

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Jan 30, 2023
The Lost Boys
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Welcome to Where Is My Mind? A podcast about how we can better look after our heads and our hearts in the head-melty chaos of the modern world. 

In this week's episode, Niall looks at a topic he’s wanted to explore for quite some time. Masculinity is a complex subject in today’s world, one that is often accompanied by words like ‘toxic’, ‘crisis’ or ‘fragile’, and that absolutely needs discussion when figures like Andrew Tate try to push a definition of what it means to ‘be a man’. Masculinity is indeed in a difficult place, but we need to look at WHY it’s in this place. 

Niall asks why masculinity feels so lost in modern society, along with exploring his own relationship with it. However, the conversation is led in a different direction when he visits the Men’s Shed in Ballybrack, Dublin. If you’re unfamiliar with Men’s Shed, they are community projects where men can come together, share skills and form friendships, an environment that allows for meaningful, honest and vulnerable conversations just like this one. 

Follow Niall on IG @bressie, TikTok @niallbreslin, FB @whereismymindpodcast and Twitter @nbrez and visit his website: www.niallbreslin.com.

Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

A big thank you to Lemonada Media for welcoming us to the family. Stay up to date with Lemonada Media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

Check out our 31 Days Of Mindfulness on Lemonada Premium. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.

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Jan 23, 2023
An Atlantic State Of Mind
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Welcome to Where Is My Mind? A podcast about how we can better look after our heads and our hearts in the head-melty chaos of the modern world. 

In this week's episode, Niall is joined by friend and former rugby teammate Damian Browne, who recently became the first man to row across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Galway on the West of Ireland. An extreme adventurer, Damian (also known as Auld Stock) has spent his life consumed by a passion and purpose to pursue his human potential. Having spent 112 days alone in the vastness of an unforgiving ocean, Damian went on a physical, mental and emotional journey of endurance.

Although we may not all row oceans, there are challenges we face in life that require us to look inward, to find the place that's never been wounded. Niall speaks to Damian about tapping into that place, the darkness and the weeds you've to go through to get there and how a clear understanding of your values can be your north star, even when you feel completely rudderless. 

Follow Niall on IG @bressie, TikTok @niallbreslin, FB @whereismymindpodcast and Twitter @nbrez and visit his website: www.niallbreslin.com.

Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

A big thank you to Lemonada Media for welcoming us to the family. Stay up to date with Lemonada Media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

Check out our 31 Days Of Mindfulness on Lemonada Premium. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 16, 2023
Dancing With Edith
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Welcome back to Where Is My Mind? A podcast about how we can better look after our heads and our hearts in the head-melty chaos of the modern world. 

In this week's episode, Niall is joined by world-renowned psychologist and author of The Choice, Dr. Edith Eger, a holocaust survivor who's incredible story has inspired hope in millions of people. Edith was just sixteen when she was taken to the heinous death camp of Auschwitz, and experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. Her parents were sent to the gas chambers, and her first love Eric perished in the camp, but Edith’s bravery and spirit kept her and her sister alive. She always remembered what her mother had told her on their journey to the camp, "Just remember no one can take away from you what you put into your own mind." 

Niall speaks to Edith about her story, the years it took her to process the trauma and how she's used her wisdom to help others. They also makes plans for Edith, a trained ballet dancer, to help Niall with his two left feet and teach him her famous high kick. 

You'll also hear from our resident psychologist Louize Carroll, who's been hugely influenced by Edith in her own work. 

Follow Niall on IG @bressie, TikTok @niallbreslin, FB @whereismymindpodcast and Twitter @nbrez and visit his website: www.niallbreslin.com.

Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

A big thank you to Lemonada Media for welcoming us to the family. Stay up to date with Lemonada Media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

Check out our 31 Days Of Mindfulness on Lemonada Premium. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 09, 2023
When You Lose Your Head, Find Your Feet
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Welcome back to the Where Is My Mind? podcast, a podcast about how we can better look after our heads and our hearts in the head-melty chaos of the modern world. 

Each week we'll be exploring the beauty, and the beast, that is our minds. In this episode, Niall explains his journey into mindfulness, overcoming the stigma of his own mental health (including an awkward but hilarious miscommunication with his Dad) and the core principles you can use to start your own journey. 

So lend us your ears and see if we can help you make better sense of it all. 

Follow Niall on IG @bressie, TikTok @niallbreslin, FB @whereismymindpodcast and Twitter @nbrez and visit his website: www.niallbreslin.com.

Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

A big thank you to Lemonada Media for welcoming us to the family. Stay up to date with Lemonada Media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

Check out our 31 Days Of Mindfulness on Lemonada Premium. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 02, 2023
Meditation 6: Perspective meditation
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This meditation is the final meditation in the series accompanying episode 6, and guided by Niall Breslin. The meditation is about recognising the journey we have been on together over the past six weeks, and about getting some valuable perspective on your life at this present moment. It reflects on how finding a way to see this zoomed out version of yourself in the middle of all the chaos can allow you find some peace... and realise how feckin deadly you are.

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Jun 17, 2020
#6 The pale blue dot
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The final episode in series one of Where Is My Mind talks about perspective, zooming out, and how meditation helps us reflect on our lives as a bigger picture. Niall meets an astronaut and an artist who reflect on this perspective from the point of view of star gazing and being in outer space, looking back at our lives on the earth below.

Stay tuned for series 2 in a few months....

Produced by Niall Breslin and Ciara O’Connor Walsh

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Jun 17, 2020
Meditation 5: The Lake Meditation
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The lake meditation accompanies episode 5 of Where is my Mind. It is adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Lake Meditation, and guided by Niall Breslin. Like the mountain meditation, the lake meditation uses nature as a strong visualisation anchor that guides us to present moment awareness. The lakes surface can changes from day to day. It can be calm and clear then choppy and dark. Yet below the surface the lake remains the same. Cradled in the earths crust and teeming with life. A very useful meditation for those looking to find calm and peace.

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Jun 17, 2020
#5 Ill Communication
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This episode explores the importance of mindful communication, looking at how we communicate and how this affects our relationships. Niall explores how building our emotional intelligence and mindfulness practice can help us become much more effective communicators in every aspect of our lives. He also explores what good communication looks like and the challenges of communicating in our rapidly changing world with one of Ireland’s leading communications experts, Eoghan McDermott of the Communications Clinic.

Produced by Niall Breslin and Ciara O’Connor Walsh

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Jun 17, 2020
Meditation 4: Compassion by Sharon Salzberg
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Compassion Meditation, Guided by Sharon Salzberg

A short meditation exploring our relationship with suffering, and bringing an attitude of kindness and compassion to ourselves and our meditation practice.

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Jun 17, 2020
#4 We Don’t Have to Run
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This episode explores the inevitability of suffering in our lives, and how to skilfully deal with it so it’s not as overwhelming; and so we don’t always turn to distraction and avoidance to cope when things go wrong. Niall Breslin talks to Tomi Reichenthal, Holocaust survivor, about recognising and turning towards aversion rather than running from it, and reflecting on the human capacity to live with unimaginable suffering. He also speaks with world-renowned Buddhist writer and teacher Sharon Salzberg on how we can be with suffering in a more meaningful way.

Produced by Niall Breslin and Ciara O’Connor Walsh

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Jun 17, 2020
Meditation 3 (long meditation): Mountain Meditation
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This meditation also accompanies episode 3 of Where Is My Mind. Niall Breslin guides you through the mountain meditation, adapted from Jon Kabat Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living. A mountain stands rooted and grounded in its ever-changing conditions and seasons. We humans also endure a never ending stream of changing conditions and life challenges. Our true essential self is also unwavering in the face of the storms and changes of seasons we face as people. The mountain meditation helps us to tap into that essential core of strength and see how we, too, can stand tall in the face of life’s challenges.

Over the series so far, we have learned three meditations and also the three step breathing space. Over the next week maybe doing each one on each different day or on certain days, trying to do two of them. 

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Jun 17, 2020
Meditation 3: Three space breathing (short meditation)
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7This meditation accompanies episode 3 of Where Is My Mind. Niall Breslin guides you through a short meditation which is only a couple of minutes long. When your day is hectic, doing this at some point during the day: on the bus on the way home or on your lunch break, can be a great way to bring a mindful practice into your day and help you decompress when you are on the go. Over the series so far, we have learned three meditations as well as this shorter three step breathing space. Over the next week maybe doing each one on each different day or on certain days, trying to do two of them.

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Jun 17, 2020
#3 How To Get Deadly At Jenga
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This episode of Where Is My Mind uses Jenga as a metaphor for the slings and arrows of our culture that threaten to knock us off balance. It also introduces positive psychology and includes ways of strengthening our internal world to cope with the chaos of our modern world. Keep an eye out in the podcast feed for two bonus accompanying meditations for this episode.

Produced by Niall Breslin and Ciara O’Connor Walsh

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Jun 17, 2020
Meditation 2: Sitting Meditation
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This meditation accompanies episode 2 of Where Is My Mind. Niall Breslin guides you through a sitting meditation, a short reflection which invites you to simply sit and observe your breath, your surroundings, and how you are feeling. We all sit every day, we all breathe; the difference is your awareness. 

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Jun 17, 2020
#2 Weapons of Mass Distraction
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In this episode of Where Is My Mind, Niall Breslin explores our culture of distraction, and how the perpetual pings, dings and notifications we do battle with every day in the war for our attention can stop us from deepening our attention and make us feel overwhelmed.

David O'Brien's brain surgery playlist, The Auditory Cortex is here: https://spoti.fi/2M2VyjH


Produced by Niall Breslin and Ciara O’Connor Walsh

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Jun 17, 2020
Meditation 1: Body Scan
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This meditation accompanies episode 1 of Where Is My Mind. You can do this meditation at any time of day, lying or sitting down. Niall Breslin guides you step by step of the way through this short guided meditation, designed for first time and experienced meditators alike, with the aim of using the body as an anchor to present moment awareness. 

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Jun 17, 2020
#1 Autopilot
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In this episode of Where Is My Mind, host Niall Breslin looks at why we end up zoning out and living our lives on autopilot… and explored how we can take back the wheel, be present in the everyday of our lives, and to keep up with pace of modern world.

Produced by Niall Breslin and Ciara O’Connor Walsh

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Jun 17, 2020
Introducing Where Is My Mind
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Where Is My Mind is a podcast series where Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin talks about the impact our society has on us, and how we can deal with it by introducing the basics of mindfulness practice and meditation... in this series you’ll learn how to get off autopilot, how to navigate constant distraction, how to be a more skillful stress-head, how to focus on the parts of our world that are truly wonderful…. and even how to be deadly at Jenga.

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Jun 17, 2020