A Little Breathing Space

A Little Breathing Space

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“It’s hard to juggle the responsibilities of midlife and still find time and energy for ourselves. On the first Wedneday of each month, join Clarissa Kristjansson a mindfulness coach and author of The Mindful Menopause, as she shares meditations, tips and interviews guests to hear their stories of struggle and success on find a little breathingspace. If you want to a few minutes of mindful meditation or just want to hear some great advice, this is the podcast for you.”


Life’s A Dance
Mar 19 • 25 min
How do you use FUN and PLAY to stay in the present moment? That’s what I asked this weeks guest Lora Cheadle - Life Choreographer™ Author, National Radio Host, Inspirational Speaker, Blogger, Dancer, We discuss how our bodies are the external expression…
Mind Body Joy
Jan 30 • 31 min
You know those moments when life throws everything at you and you think you will never be happy again? My guest in this episode is Joy Fairhall, positive psychologist and mindfulness teacher with a special focus on grief. In her own “I began my journey to…
Healing Through Horses
Jan 23 • 47 min
As a horse lover I know that horses can be our best friends and they understand use, they can see into our hearts and truths. In this week’s episode I interview Andrea Halt a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach who with her 7 horses run Withers Whisper in…
Soul Connection
Jan 9 • 31 min
Do you feel like you’re on a rollercoaster of “to do”…pulled in different directions juggling and playing catch-up but wish you could take time off to feed your soul and recharge your batteries? In this week’s episode transformation coach and healer…
Eat What You Want, Stop Dieting and Still Lose Weight!
Jan 5 • 24 min
Would you like to eat what you want, stop when you want, lose weight and do this all without having to diet or exercise? Sounds like my kind of thing. In this episode hear host Clarissa talk with Sora Vernikoff the author and founder of the Eat What You…
Focus and Slay Your Goals
Dec 17, 2018 • 31 min
Do you always feel ‘overwhelmed’ with ALL your goals? As uncomfortable as it is feels achieving your goals is all about focus. Hear host Clarissa interview David Essel who has been highly endorsed by individuals like the late Wayne Dyer, and celebrity…
Mindful Dating
Dec 12, 2018 • 29 min
How does a person “open more to love? Could bringing love and awareness to the dating process change many of our experiences in a digital world where swiping has become the norm? Hear host Clarissa interview Catherine Auman LMFT (Licensed Marriage and…
Clearing Your Head Trash
Dec 5, 2018 • 31 min
Your unconscious blueprint™ dictates your level of confidence, self-esteem, results, and capacity to change, in all areas of your life. So says my guest on this episode Sue Lester. Specializing in clearing ‘head trash’, Sue Lester is Australia’s leading…
Change your mind, Change your life.
Nov 30, 2018 • 30 min
How can we be happy, even in uncertain times? In this episode, Clarissa talks to Lisa Zawistowski on how to find your happy Get Clear + Get Real + Get Going = Get What You Want and create a life you ridiculously LOVE . Lisa is owner and heart-centered CEO…
Overcoming Self-Sabotage
Nov 21, 2018 • 38 min
Are you getting in your own way of living a happy, healthy fulfilled life? This is self-sabotage! In this episode Clarissa talks with Chris Stefanick life coach and host of the podcast Choice Conversations about self-sabotage, why it happens and how to…
Using Yoga To Cultivate Your Inner Shine.
Nov 9, 2018 • 28 min
How can the practice of yoga help us to cultivate our inner shine? In today’s episode host Clarissa Hughes talks with Sindy Warren yoga teacher and author of Radi8 — Using the Practice of Yoga to Cultivate Your Inner Shine. We talk about a modern yogi’s…
Jag Kan Allt Jag Vill
Nov 6, 2018 • 24 min
Today the episode is in Swedish!! Här pratar jag med Mattias Andersson som har stammat så länge han kan minnas. och genom muskelär och mental avslappning med olika övningar stammar han mjukare och inte lika ofta som innan. Vi diskuterar hur han började…
Releasing Limiting Mindsets
Oct 26, 2018 • 32 min
In today’s episode hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with Colette Ellis who helps busy women who are under pressure to hold it all together to reduce their stress and improve their well-being. We talk about mindfulness, meditation, and Emotional Freedom…
Yoga for the Brain
Oct 24, 2018 • 29 min
How can puzzles help us to stay focused and mentally sharp? My guest in this episode is Cristina Smith the founder and CEO of the Subtle Energy Center and award-winning author of the Yoga for the Brain series. Her research, discoveries and teachings have…
Menopause Matters
Oct 17, 2018 • 35 min
“The menopause is a journey, not a disease” so says this week’s guest Irene Hogan. Menopause is a fact in every woman’s life. Unfortunately, most women choose to ignore it until it hits them. Information is plenty, but what can be believed. Women are…
Simple Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep
Oct 10, 2018 • 34 min
The Dalai Lama says “Sleep is the best meditation”. Yet 1 in every 3 adults has problems with sleep. Sleep is the first health pattern to examine when someone is challenged by health, productivity, mood, and focus issues. In this episode, I talk with…
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Sep 28, 2018 • 25 min
What is laughter yoga? How can incorporating more laughter into my life/business be beneficial? What are some laughter yoga exercises that I can start doing right now? These are just some of the questions I posed to this week’s guest Rebecca Brown a…
Take Back Your Personal Power
Sep 6, 2018 • 28 min
In today’s fast-paced world, people are always stressed and so busy that they sometimes put their health last. We always see and read news everyday on how physical and mental health has taken a toll in people’s lives. Hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with…
Post-Partum Wellness
Aug 29, 2018 • 32 min
Becoming a mum is the most wonderful things in the world but we also to ensure we have support to navigate the uncertainty of birth, breastfeeding, and the postpartum period. In this episode hear Clarissa speak with Maranda Bower a Postpartum Wellness…
Mind to Matter
Aug 20, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode hear Clarissa in conversation with Dr Dawson Church award-winning researcher and best selling author of The Genie in Your Genes t and Mind to Matter. We talk emotional freedom techniques and how the future of medicine will be energy- and…
The Intelligent Body
Aug 7, 2018 • 34 min
We’re seeing an explosion in conditions like fatigue and other chronic health problems, why is this happening and what can we do about it? In this episode hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with Kyle Davies, author of The Intelligent Body: Reversing Chronic…
5 IQ’s to A Succesful Life
Jul 31, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with Robert ‘Doc’ Barham is a transformational expert. Listen as we discuss that in order to know ourselves more deeply and fully, we need to explore our beliefs and values through meditation, deep breathing,…
Clear the Clutter, Create More Peace
Jul 24, 2018 • 32 min
Who do you know that doesn’t want less clutter and more peace in their life? In this episode I talk with Darla DeMorrow a Certified Professional Organizer. Through her company, HeartWork Organizing helps people find peace through organizing and design.…
Conscious Sexuality
Jul 17, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, I speak to Rebecca Lowrie an internationally acclaimed expert on self-awareness and personal development talk about why having a good relationship to our sexual self is the foundation for everything else in our life. How we feel about…
Discover Your “Life with Breath” EQ +IQ = New You
Jul 4, 2018 • 26 min
In a world where we are searching for ways to reduce stress and improve our health mindful breathing is probably the most effective tool for increasing self-awareness, optimal health, and human performance. In this episode hear host Clarissa Hughes talk…
Living Life on Purpose
Jul 2, 2018 • 41 min
In this episode host Clarissa Hughes interviews Michael Mukunda Chandra Kohan, life and health coach and yoga teacher, on how he inspires people to achieve their goals and live their dreams to their highest potential. We are all spiritual beings on a…
You Own It
Jun 25, 2018 • 34 min
This exceptional person Rupy Kaur joined me on A Little Breathing Space to talk about influencer marketing, her work as a coach in this space, her passion for health psychology and how it’s led to her founding a fantastic new venture ‘You Own’ It a…
Becoming Fully Aligned
Jun 20, 2018 • 33 min
Is losing the weight by itself enough to give people the transformation they are looking for? Hear host Clarissa Hughes interview Alyx Coble-Frakes the founder of Fully Aligned Coaching, a former Peace Corps Volunteer who found peace in her own body after…
Silencing the Noisy Mind
Jun 5, 2018 • 35 min
Inspiring, educational , thought provokingand sometimes controversial. In this episode, I interview Nathan Segal, author of “Silencing the Noisy Mind” and host of The Thought Hackers podcast. Listen as he shares his journey from the pain of PTSD caused by…
Achieving with Heart
May 27, 2018 • 31 min
Hear Clarissa of The Little Breathing Space interview Dorothy Kuhn about how the World is Changing for Women, Yes it’s the #MeToo movement — and more. Competition is driving companies to be more connected to their customers. With evidence in, building a…
Body Talk Live: Healing Power of Touch
May 27, 2018 • 22 min
Here Clarissa from The Little Breathing Space joining the hosts of Body Talk Live Jeremy Gateman and Robin Popp talking about the healing power of touch in relationships
Body Talk Live Interview
May 12, 2018 • 49 min
Here Clarissa Hughes of The Little Breathing Space talks mindfulness and stress with Jeremy Gateman on Body Talk Live on BBS Radio
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Apr 15, 2018 • 10 min
We all have our narratives but are they true? Mindfulness teaches us that our thoughts are just that..thoughts and we can choose or not to engage with them #mindfulness
Tackling Fatigue
Jan 3, 2018 • 5 min
While many of us believe fatigue is a result of tiredness there are a number of underlying factors that can cause fatiue. Here are my best lifestyle tips to help combat fatigue
Mindset, Focus And Energy
Dec 18, 2017 • 25 min
In episode 6 our Flourish series hear host Clarissa Hughes interview Andy Roberts founder of Breathe Australia and Breathe London share his story from corporate finance to yoga teacher and mindfulness coach. Listen as he shares his philosophy on how as we…
Rest And Reflect Before 2018
Dec 13, 2017 • 3 min
Rest and reflect on 2017 before rushing into 2018. Take time to pause and review using journaling
Simply Great Sleep
Dec 11, 2017 • 3 min
Simple tips for a great nights sleep at this busy time of year
Transformational Retreats
Dec 9, 2017 • 3 min
Let your intuition guide you to choose a retreat that will give you insight and understanding back in your daily life
Inner Freedom
Dec 6, 2017 • 30 min
Hear host Clarissa Hughes interviews Amy Webb from She’s Grace share her journey and vision to help other unlock inner freedom through yoga, essential oils and energy & soul medicine
Gratitude At Work
Dec 5, 2017 • 3 min
Practising gratitude at work brings benefits
Healthy Through To Christmas
Dec 4, 2017 • 3 min
Simple tips to keep you healthy through the silly season
Clear Your Clutter And Be Calm
Dec 3, 2017 • 3 min
Clearing your clutter, being more organised creates less friction and let’s life flow
Compassion And Relationships
Nov 29, 2017 • 22 min
Self-compassion is the key to building authentic relationships. Hear host Ckarissa Hughes share her personal journey from fear and transactional connections to deeper connections. And how mindfulness practices supported her self awareness, deepening her…
Gratitude Helps Reduce FOMO
Nov 28, 2017 • 3 min
Gratitude reduces our FOMO and helps us to stay focused on our goals. Cultivate and attitude of gratitude and stop worrying. Instead reward yourself for what you have achieved.
How To Practice Gratitude
Nov 25, 2017 • 4 min
How to practice gratitude even you don’t feel like
Episode 2. Invest in Yourself
Nov 23, 2017 • 17 min
Hear Clarissa interview Celeste Mahoney from Me Afterwork on life after corporate and flourishing by helping others to be their best selves
Episode 1. Make Self-Care a Priority
Nov 23, 2017 • 15 min
Self-care is a critical part of becoming mindful. Choosing to practice being kind to ourselves sets us for life that us happier and healthier.
Episode 3. Unleash The Power Of Your Mind
Nov 23, 2017 • 16 min
Hear host Clarissa Hughes interview Silva Method coach Jeanine Sciacca on her passion of uplifting people to be their best selves
Mindfulness is Freedom
Nov 22, 2017 • 4 min
Mindfulness frees us from our habits and instincts to choose a kinder way to live
Mindfulness Aids Productivity
Nov 19, 2017 • 4 min
Taking a break is the key to productivity. Stepping away gives our minds, bodies and spirits time to reenergize. We lessen the weight of our troubles and become receptive to wisdom.
Feel Sick? Enter Mindfulness
Nov 17, 2017 • 3 min
Mindfulness meditation helps us when colds and flu strike
Nature’s Cycles Bring Balance
Nov 13, 2017 • 3 min
Pay attention to nature’s rhythms and cycles and allow them to shape and enhance our lives
Gratitude For Today
Nov 11, 2017 • 2 min
Practising gratitude for today’s wonderful experiences
“Flourish” Self-Care Strategie
Nov 8, 2017 • 5 min
Episode 1 in our Flourish series is all about the importance of Self-Care and practical ways to get more care into your life
It Begins With Self-Care
Nov 7, 2017 • 4 min
Find time for self-care
Manage Your Energy To Thrive
Nov 6, 2017 • 5 min
Use mindfulness to manage your energy just as much as you manage your time
Building Emotional Resilience
Nov 5, 2017 • 4 min
Build emotional resilience by doing these 4 simple things and create harmony and flow in your life
Let Go And Find Inner Peace
Nov 3, 2017 • 4 min
Learn to let go of stories and stuff. Then notice how much calmer and happier you feel
Master Your Mean Self-talk
Nov 1, 2017 • 5 min
We’re hard on ourselves and that’s reflected in the way talk. Focusing on the positive and shifting away saying less of these will change your mindset
Sitting All Day? Try this.
Oct 30, 2017 • 4 min
Busy day? No time to get away from the office? Usher in chair yoga to release anxiety, stress and tension and energize you
3 Simple Meditation Tips
Oct 28, 2017 • 4 min
Meditation can become.easier.if you follow these 3 simple tips
Lunchtime Is Reboot Time
Oct 26, 2017 • 4 min
Get away.from your desk and use this time to nourish you body and mind
Energy Givers and Drainers
Oct 25, 2017 • 4 min
Want more positive energy in your life. Prioritise the Givers and find ways to ditch or at least the minimize the Vampires and Sloths
Shower Meditation
Oct 24, 2017 • 5 min
A meditation to start your day well that you can do in the shower to help you be more focused, calm and able to face the day
Engage
Oct 23, 2017 • 3 min
Make a conscious choice to engage with the world differently
Enjoy A Mindfulness Practice
Oct 22, 2017 • 3 min
If don’t enjoy your mindfulness practice then the benefits will be lessened
Mindful Life Changes
Oct 21, 2017 • 4 min
Change is part of our life and to grow we need to change. But too often we’re stuck or we race ahead. Mindfulness gives us the key to changing in a balanced way.
Mindful Morning Routine
Oct 20, 2017 • 4 min
Routines might not be exciting but they create space for spontaneity. Anchor your mornings in a simple series of steps and watch your day flow better
Beat The Afternoon Slump
Oct 18, 2017 • 4 min
Tired by 2 pm? Here are 3 great ways to clear the brain fog and power through to home time
Your Meditation Routine
Oct 16, 2017 • 4 min
Anchor your meditation into your daily routine and trust the process when you feel distracted
The Gut Brain Connection
Oct 15, 2017 • 4 min
Our guts and brains are intertwined. Mindfulness practices help us to achieve optimal gut and mental health. Practices like meditating, hydrating and sleeping well are critical
Mindful Business Leaders
Oct 14, 2017 • 4 min
Mindfulness isn’t hype or a fad but a key skill for today’s business leaders to lead effectively and ethically
4 Benefits of Mindfulness
Oct 12, 2017 • 4 min
Despite the recent criticism here are 4 benefits of mindfulness to help us live well in a challenging world
Be Kind To Yourself
Oct 10, 2017 • 3 min
On World Mental Health Day we can make a promise to ourselves to practice self compassion. To treat ourselves like we would a good friend
The Secret To Happiness
Oct 7, 2017 • 3 min
2 things contribute to lasting happiness. Knowing what to let go of and Staying connected to positive people
Working Or Recharging?
Oct 5, 2017 • 4 min
It’s easy to be always on and blur the boundaries between work and rest. Simple changes to our routines can really help
Social Media And Mindfulness
Oct 4, 2017 • 5 min
Social media can be stressful and emotional but we can use mindfulness to help us observe our feelings and to practice non-judgement.
Practice Grounding
Oct 2, 2017 • 4 min
When we feel anxious or intense emotions simple grounding techniques can helps us to feel more stable and calmer
Living Seasonally
Oct 1, 2017 • 4 min
The seasons give us an opportunity for change. Autumn is upon us and we can use this time to celebrate gratitude for nature’s abundance and to let go of things that no longer serve us
Stop Swiping And Typing
Sep 30, 2017 • 4 min
Unplug from technology this weekend and spend some time either in nature or doing some arts or crafts rather than tapping on the computer
Mindfulness Requires Practice
Sep 29, 2017 • 3 min
The benefits of mindfulness are clear but require daily practice. Just like any other skill.
It’s The Little Things
Sep 28, 2017 • 2 min
Life’s short and we can get caught up in busy and then life’s a blur. So take time to connect with the little things.
Stop Self Sabotage
Sep 27, 2017 • 3 min
It’s easy to talking negatively but that is then often what manifests. Practice letting in the good and more positive things will flow from it
Let Go And Fly
Sep 24, 2017 • 3 min
Sometimes we need to let go of thought patterns, emotions and habits that no longer serve us and fly to a new space
Lagom Is A Form Of Mindfulness
Sep 23, 2017 • 3 min
The oh so hip Swedish concept of Lagom is really mindfulness in daily life.
Learn To Let Go Of Control
Sep 22, 2017 • 4 min
Sometimes we need to learn to let go, to trust the process and other people. It can be less stressful than always trying to control everything
Minimalism is Mindfulness
Sep 20, 2017 • 4 min
Minimalism isn’t a poverty mindset but a mindful one where consumption is measured and experiences replace stuff
Find Sitting To Meditate Hard
Sep 19, 2017 • 4 min
Can’t sit still to meditate? Try walking or other movement like yoga or qigong that help to cultivate attention and awareness
Sleep The Way To Happiness
Sep 18, 2017 • 4 min
We know that consumption doesn’t make us happy but it appears that a good night’s sleep could be the route to more joy
Importance Of Body Awareness
Sep 18, 2017 • 4 min
As we’ve become more sedentary we’re less in touch with our bodies. Leaving us vulnerable to holding into emotions in the body. Body sensing movements like yoga can unblock held emotions
Take A Mindful Walk
Sep 17, 2017 • 4 min
Mindful walking is an age old practice that can helps us to centre, to feel grounded and safe. Ten minutes a day is enough.
A Mindful Day
Sep 16, 2017 • 5 min
At each stage if the day there are opportunities to be mindful. See if you can fit in multiple mindful moments throughout a whole day
Stop Procrastinating
Sep 15, 2017 • 4 min
Procrastination stops us engaging fully with our lives. Mindfulness can helps us see clearly and move forward and follow our heart’s desire
Listen To Your Body
Sep 14, 2017 • 4 min
Our bodies often tell us when we’re not feeling right on a mental or emotional level. But often we choose to ignore ir block out these messages. Don’t! Instead go deep and listen then act
Take Action And Declutter
Sep 12, 2017 • 4 min
Clutter is postponed decisions. Decluttering isn’t just physical stuff its also all those unread emails, the fear or guilt we hold onto and our racing thoughts. Start today to reduce the clutter
Meditation -Just Try It
Sep 12, 2017 • 4 min
Meditation has many proven benefits but I still hear excuses and barriers to meditating. Here my mythbusters to those excuses
Searching For Perfect?
Sep 11, 2017 • 5 min
Perfectionist often end up stressed and burnout. Mindfulness can help build awareness and acceptance to counteract these tendencies. Everything and everyone is imperfect and that’s it’s beauty
Mindfulness Is Love
Sep 10, 2017 • 3 min
If mindfulness was only about awareness and focus it would be cold. Mindfulness is warm and loving and is ultimately about becoming wiser and kinder. That’s how we flourish
Forest Therapy = Mindfulness
Sep 9, 2017 • 3 min
Forest therapy is a form of mindfulness that quietens your thoughts and has positive effects on the body, lowering cortisol. Go outside and immerse yourself in sights, sounds and smell of the forest
Let Go Of Overload
Sep 8, 2017 • 4 min
We can easily feel overloaded come Friday but there are some simple ways we can reduce the brain fog and its associated negative vibes
Change From The Inside Out
Sep 7, 2017 • 3 min
Real change and lasting happiness doesn’t come from changing jobs, home or even country it come from deep iner work
Keep Self-Care SIMPLE
Sep 5, 2017 • 3 min
It’s to add to your stress by making your self-care strategies complicated or stressing about them. Instead keep them super simple and you’ll see the benefits flow back to you
Believe In You
Sep 5, 2017 • 2 min
You are like a the butterfly inside the cocoon waiting to emerge. Breathe, pause and listen to your inner guide. You are powerful. Believe in yourself
Let Leisure Time Be Flow Time
Sep 4, 2017 • 3 min
Stop having goals and striving in your downtime. Just be, enjoy, go with the flow. You’ll be benefit so much more
Live Your Life’s Purpose
Sep 2, 2017 • 3 min
Focus on action not distraction if you want to live your best life. Choose success today!
Stop Wearing Busy Like A Badge
Sep 1, 2017 • 3 min
Instead of telling everyone how busy you are and instead stop, relax and take time to live in the moment.
Time For Positive Change
Aug 31, 2017 • 3 min
The coming of spring or autumn gives us an opportunity to drop habits that drain our energy and cultivate habits that sustain us
We Can Heal Our Lives
Aug 31, 2017 • 4 min
As we honor the life and work of Louise Hay we can set an intention to practice more self-care and grearer self-acceptance
Silence The Inner Critic
Aug 29, 2017 • 3 min
Self criticism is bad for you. So hangout in the green zone, be kind to yourself. Be playful. Have fun.
Addicted To Dopamine
Aug 29, 2017 • 3 min
Do you crash at the end of the day? Living on high intensity emotions catches up with us and can leaves us drained. Learn to plan and pace
Living On Auto-Pilot
Aug 28, 2017 • 3 min
Mindfulness is the opposite to auto-pilot: calm, aware and emotionally rich. Small mindful moments done regularly can make all the difference to your day
Happy ‘N Healthy. Go Walk
Aug 26, 2017 • 2 min
Just 15 minutes walking a day can make you healthier and happier
Mindfulness Hype
Aug 26, 2017 • 2 min
Forget the hype. Mindfulness is simple
Hang Out. Do Nothing
Aug 25, 2017 • 2 min
Doing nothing is good for on all levels
Start The Day Well
Aug 24, 2017 • 3 min
3 key habits that will get you off to a great start
Notice The Good Things
Aug 22, 2017 • 3 min
Focusing on the positive takes some effort but it’s worth it
You Always Have A Choice
Aug 20, 2017 • 2 min
You always have a choice
Hugging Is Good For You
Aug 20, 2017 • 2 min
Don’t hold back: Hug someone
Mindfulness and Art Journallin
Aug 17, 2017 • 3 min
An art journal is a fun way to be mindful
Self-care with A Simple Massag
Aug 16, 2017 • 2 min
Find sanctuary with an ayuverdic massage
Mindful Eating Starts with Sma
Aug 15, 2017 • 2 min
Mindful Eating Starts with Smaller Bites
Marvelous Not Manic Monday
Aug 14, 2017 • 2 min
Make Monday Mindful and Marvellous instead of Manic
Silence Equals Self-care
Aug 11, 2017 • 3 min
Silence equals self-care
Engagement
Aug 10, 2017 • 2 min
Engage with the world
Making Time For Time-Out
Aug 1, 2017 • 4 min
Making Time For Self-Care • Make time for mindfulness