058 Falling Awake: How to Practice Mindfulness in Everyday Life

August 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. 

Michelle has been reading Jon Kabat-Zinn’s new book Falling Awake, How to Practice Mindfulness in Everyday Life and she wanted to share it with everyone.

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More than 20 years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we think about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual.

Now, the original text of Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword by the author. In this second of these books, Falling Awake (which was originally published as Part III and Part IV of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "how" of mindfulness - explaining how meditation brings us into intimate relationship with all our senses, how to establish a formal meditation practice, and how to overcome some of the common obstacles to incorporating meditation into daily life in an age of perpetual self-distraction.

By "coming to our senses" - both literally and metaphorically - we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

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057 The Foundations of Mindful Parenting

August 17, 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 foundations of Mindful Parenting: breath, body, emotions, and thoughts.  

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056 Inspiration & Insights for Modern Working Parents with Sara Mauskopf

August 10, 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 as she chats about being a working parent with Sara Mauskopf who is the co-founder of the website Winnie, whose mission is to create and organize the information parents need and make it accessible through products, technology & community. Whether you want to ask other parents for advice, find new things to do with your kids, or just get to the nearest changing table in a hurry, Winnie can help. www.winnie.com

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055 Mindfulness & Parenting: Michelle’s a guest on the Tilt Parenting Podcast

August 3, 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 as she is interviewed by Debbie Reber on the Tilt Parenting Podcast

More than 20 percent of today’s kids are in some way neurologically atypical, or what Debbie refers to as “differently wired.” And because the world isn’t set up to accommodate their unique way of being, these exceptional kids, and the parents raising them, struggle to navigate their journey. Mindfulness can support that path. If you are raising an exceptional kid and want to find out how to tap into the resources at TiLT parenting you can find Debbie at http://www.tiltparenting.com/start-here/  

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054 Using Mindfulness For Emotions - Tools for the Messiness of Everyday Life from the Happily Family Conference

July 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.

Michelle is interviewed by Cecilia & Jason Hilkey for the bi-annual Happily Family Conference. Learn more about Jason & Cecilia and the wonderful work they do at https://www.happilyfamily.com/

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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 thinkingand importance of not believing everything you think.

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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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