053 Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet, with Roshi Joan Halifax

July 20, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.

Michelle and Roshi Joan explore parenting through five psychological territories she calls Edge States―altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement―each epitomizing strength of character. Yet each of these states can also be the cause of personal and social suffering. In this way, these five psychological experiences form edges, and it is only when we stand at these edges that we become open to the full range of our human experience and discover who we really are. 

Joan Halifax has enriched thousands of lives around the world through her work as a humanitarian, a social activist, an anthropologist, and as a Buddhist teacher. Over many decades, she has also collaborated with neuroscientists, clinicians, and psychologists to understand how contemplative practice can be a vehicle for social transformation. Through her unusual background, she developed an understanding of how our greatest challenges can become the most valuable source of our wisdom―and how we can transform our experience of suffering into the power of compassion for the benefit of others. 

Joan's new book can be found on Amazon or wherever books are sold.

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052 Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World with Deborah Reber

July 13, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.

There are millions of kids today who are stuck in a world that doesn’t respect, support, or embrace who they inherently are. These children are what Deborah calls “differently wired”- the more than one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Aspergers, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and other neuro differences.  

Deborah Reber is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and the founder of TiLT Parenting Podcast. Visit Debbie at www.debbiereber.com

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051 Don’t Believe Everything You Think

June 29, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.

Listen in as Michelle explores mindfulness of thinking.

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050 Mindfulness in Society, with James Gimian, Executive Director of the Foundation for a Mindful Society

June 15, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.

Michelle and Jim explore how and where mindfulness is expanding into many parts of society. This podcast will not be parenting focused, but instead, give an overview of the state of Mindfulness in our country today. Learn more at www.mindful.org 

 

 

 

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049 What is Mindfulness Meditation?

May 31, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. 

Listen in to this short podcast where Michelle shares some of the basics of what meditation is and why we do it. Your regular daily practice supports our path of mindful parenting.

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048 Getting to know Mindful Magazine and Mindful.org with founder Barry Boyce

May 25, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. 

Join Michelle and Bary Boyce as they explore Mindful, which is a mission-driven non-profit. They are dedicated to inspiring, guiding, and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness—to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and a compassionate society.

Mindful is the voice of the emerging mindfulness community. They are the place to go for insight, information, and inspiration to help us all live more mindfully.

From their flagship bi-monthly Mindful magazine and mindful.org to their MindfulDirect video, conferences, and collaborations, their activities support people seeking to learn more as well as those leaders working to bring genuine mindfulness practices into the mainstream.

They offer personal stories, news-you-can-use, practical advice, and insights that speak to anyone from novice meditators looking for guidance to corporate managers exploring new ways to cultivate workplace engagement and fulfillment. Our audience learns from leaders in the field about effective techniques for mindful living, and the science that points to their benefits.

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047 The Four Postures of Mindfulness

May 18, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. 

Michelle explores the four postures of mindfulness and how to integrate each one into your day-to-day life. 

Learn more about Michelle and her great work at www.MichelleGale.com.

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046 Hey Working Parents… Bring Your Whole Self to Work with Mike Robbins

April 27, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. 

Join Michelle and Mike as they explore how we as working parents can bring more authenticity, creativity, and love to our work life and home life. 

Mike Robbins is the author of three books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, and Nothing Changes Until You Do, which have been translated into fourteen different languages.  His fourth book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, comes out May 1st. As an expert in teamwork, leadership, and emotional intelligence, Mike delivers keynotes and seminars around the world that empower people, leaders, and teams to engage in their work, collaborate, and perform at their best. Through his speeches, seminars, consulting, and writing, Mike teaches important techniques that allow individuals and organizations to be more appreciative, authentic, and effective with others and themselves.

Learn more about Mike at mike-robbins.com

 

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045 Activate more inspiration, love, and generosity in your life with the game Sparked, with Lisa Rueff

April 20, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. 

Lisa Rueff is an entrepreneur who has accomplished more in the last 5 years than most people do in a lifetime. From creating Sparked, an innovative game company, to building an orphanage and school in Haiti, leading international humanitarian retreats to running a wish-granting music foundation and most recently launching Collective Hearts, her mission is to ignite and amplify more inspiration, love and generosity worldwide. Today, you’ll be learning about Sparked, the game with Inspiration, Heart and Hilarity. Lisa created the game to bring people together to celebrate, inspire and uplift each other. It’s meaningful, impactful and a revolutionary new way to play and engage people and bring out the best in each other. 

www.collectivehearts.net

www.readysetsparked.com

 

 

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044 Exploring the Spiritual Path with Children: A Conversation with Ariane de Bonvoisin

April 6, 2018

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com 

Join Michelle & Ariane as they talk about exploring a spiritual path as a family. Ariane has a wonderful book series for children ages 2-10 called Giggled and Joy

You can learn more about Ariane on her website www.arianedebonvoisin.com

 

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