60 Mindful Minutes

60 Mindful Minutes

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When things change inside you, things change around you.


EP72: How to Be a Better Person with Kate Hanley
Apr 7 • 57 min
What does it mean to be a better person? How do we start? Kate Hanley, author of How to Be a Better Person: 400+ Simple Ways to Make a Difference in Yourself—And the World, answers these questions and more.
EP71: How to Feel Better with Isabel Gillies
Mar 31 • 67 min
We have an innate ability to comfort ourselves, to come to our own rescue, to steady ourselves, and to come home to our moments. This week I speak with author Isabel Gillies about how to feel good and how to get through the day
EP70: What’s Your Thrive Plan?
Mar 27 • 9 min
If you’re struggling to feel positive, productive and peaceful, maybe you need a thrive plan. If you’re feeling lost, perhaps structure and intention could help. Deciding to live intentionally and deliberately amidst the chaos is a game-changer.
EP69: Taking Charge of Your Energy with Lisa Erickson
Mar 24 • 54 min
The body has an energy anatomy, split into seven different intersections or centers that nourish and support different physiological psychological and spiritual aspects of our human experience. This week’s guest, Lisa Erickson, teaches us how to use the…
EP68: Staying Centered in Turbulent Times with Karen Maezen Miller
Mar 17 • 53 min
The world is a very unsettled and uncertain place at the moment. And while we all look to someone or someplace for answers, perhaps we have an opportunity to look no further than the very next moment for refuge. This week we welcome Karen Maezen Miller, a…
EP67: How Much Joy Can You Stand with Debrena Jackson Gandy
Mar 12 • 67 min
What if joy was the secret power source you needed to not only live your day-to-day life but to make all your dreams come true? What if it was the fuel that gave each of us the energy, confidence and clarity to do our best work in the world and make the…
EP66: Rituals of Release with Rachel S. Heslin
Mar 4 • 59 min
Emotionally and energetically, we carry a lot around on the inside. And since we’re all busy picking through our closets and tossing out what doesn’t spark joy, maybe we ought to do the same inside our heads. Rituals of Release inspire us to let go with…
EP65: Do You Need a Coach with Dave Gorham
Feb 26 • 64 min
What if there is a way to have a quantum leap in the direction of your dreams? In this episode, we explore the power of working with a coach.
EP64: The One Thing Holding You Back with Raphael Cushnir
Feb 19 • 66 min
When we start to think about what might be holding us back from something we say we want but never seem to move the needle on, we might assume that our lack progress can be blamed on things like self-discipline, money, time, or opportunity. But Raphael…
EP63: Connecting to Something Deeper with Kristine Ovsepian
Feb 12 • 53 min
When we do the inner work to forge a relationship with a deeper knowing, we gain access to insight and intuition, and we meet our authentic selves. We begin to flow with life, we start to see the signs and nudges from something greater, and we begin to…
EP62: Cultivating Self-Love with Shainna Ali
Jan 29 • 57 min
The way we encourage ourselves, take our flaws and missteps in stride, and appreciate how we’ve grown become the well from which we draw our energy, our creativity and our resilience. We need self-love. In fact, we need it more than intelligence,…
EP61: Live Your Gift with Life Mapping with Dana V. Adams
Jan 20 • 67 min
Live on purpose and design a joyful, meaningful life through Life Mapping, a personal development system and goal achievement method for those who strive for continual growth. Life mapping is more than writing down goals—it is also looking at your…
EP60: The Imperfect Family with Nicole Schwarz
Jan 14 • 52 min
Rather than compare ourselves to each other and try to measure up to an uninvestigated ideal, how about we all agree that we’re imperfect? What’s ahead is a conversation about what it means to embrace the idea of imperfectionism, as a human being, as a…
EP59: A Fast Forward Mindset for 2020 with David Schnurman
Dec 29, 2019 • 56 min
David Schnurman shares his passion for living life to the fullest, even when things don’t go as planned, even when fear and doubt can feel crippling. In the conversation ahead, you’ll not only learn more about having a fast forward mindset, which includes…
EP58: The Science of You (Ayurveda) with Caryn O’Hara
Dec 17, 2019 • 62 min
As we set out on a journey to evolve as human beings, much of that path is discovering who we really are. Ayurveda is an excellent excavation tool for those seeking to live not only more healthfully but more in balance on the inside and outside. What’s…
57: Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit with Karen Horneffer-Ginter
Dec 10, 2019 • 59 min
Look around you and find someone who is really good at rest. Chances are, you can’t see anyone who fits this category. What you probably see is a lot of people who are overcommitted and totally stretched beyond capacity. So, what’s the deal? Why when…
56: Journaling, Parenting and Self-Management with Kim Ades
Nov 19, 2019 • 59 min
When it comes to parenting, we can totally wing it; many of us do. A lot of great kids have been raised in great homes without their parents reading a single book about parenting. But for those of us who feel a little out of our depth at times, I’m…
55: The Family Dinner Project with Brianne DeRosa
Nov 12, 2019 • 43 min
If we’re not careful, or unaware, the meals we create and meet around each day can start to feel like a chore instead of pleasure. And while I can certainly attest to sometimes feeling the drudgery of preparing a dinner each night, my guest today will…
54: Compassionate Leadership with Uvinie Lubecki
Oct 28, 2019 • 53 min
Having the spirit of compassionate leadership influences how we listen, the way we relate to our own agenda and even our ability to sideline it. It impacts our ability to connect and see the common humanity in the people we work with
53: Guts, confidence and self-acceptance with Amy Alkon
Oct 21, 2019 • 65 min
Many of us have areas of our life where we shrink a little, we let ourselves be a little smaller. You might even say, where we sell ourselves out. To me, part of living life my fully and really thriving is learning to navigate my perceived shortcomings,…
52: The Foundations of Wellness with Dr. Linda Matteoli
Oct 8, 2019 • 60 min
It’s so much easier to be grounded and happy when you feel good. If you’ve ever tried to a handle a frustrating, stressful or aggravating situation when you’re tired, undernourished or over-caffeinated, you probably had the experience of struggling to be…
51: Parenting Through Connection with Dr. Laura Markham
Sep 26, 2019 • 65 min
It’s really hard to be a conscious parent. It calls on us to be more patient and compassionate than ever before. It requires us to be organized, thoughtful and discerning. It can consume us with anxiety and regret, while also filling our lives with joy…
050: Marching to Your Own Drum with Emily Polar
Sep 16, 2019 • 68 min
Imagine living a “bouncy” life, one that had you being untethered from location or financial obligations, leaving you free to roam where you liked and pursue what you love. Over the past decade, that’s the life this week’s guest has designed. Her story…
49: Cultivating the Art of Living Well with Shannon Ables
Sep 9, 2019 • 63 min
“Living simply luxuriously is a choice, a decision to find what fascinates and delights you…” says author and blogger Shannon Ables. Join us for a discussion about what it means to cultivate the art of living well, design a life filled with everyday…
48: Never Stop Traveling with Alyson Long
May 27, 2019 • 68 min
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a nomad? Imagine packing up your life, getting rid of everything, getting on a plane and never looking back. Whether that sounds like a daydream or a nightmare, it’s fascinating to know that there are…
47: Collective Consciousness with Melissa Wadsworth
May 13, 2019 • 49 min
We are all participating—in our life, our family, our culture—but the question is, how intentional are we being about our participation? Your life is meaningful. It has purpose. This week’s guest invites us to wake up to what we are creating and could be…
046: Grandkids on Demand with Andrew Parker
May 1, 2019 • 34 min
My guest today is Andrew Parker, Founder & CEO of Papa, a technology platform that connects college students to older adults for companionship, assistance and transportation. Basically, as Andrew defines it, it’s a grandkid on demand, and it has the…
045: Your Brain in Relationships with Alicia Braccia
Apr 20, 2019 • 51 min
It doesn’t matter if you’re a parent or a CEO, a surgeon or a hockey coach, the principles of brain function and neuropsychology are universal. When we can understand what’s happening inside the brain when people we love get upset or frustrated, as well…
044: What’s Your Calling with Chris Smith
Apr 13, 2019 • 58 min
Researchers have found that having a sense of our purpose positively impacts our health and longevity. But what if you don’t know your purpose? What if you feel like you just can’t figure it out or maybe, secretly worry that you’re the one lone human that…
043: A Cloudless Mind with Scott Byrd
Apr 6, 2019 • 60 min
Most of us have heard the research that says the average mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. But have you ever really contemplated what these thoughts are exactly, and even more out there, who’s thinking them? For those of us in pursuit of…
042: The Art of Community with Charles Vogl
Mar 25, 2019 • 58 min
There’s a method to building vibrant, living cultures where people are nourished by a deep sense of belonging and mutual care. Today’s guest has identified seven time-tested principles for growing enduring, effective and connected communities. These…
041: My Daily Centering Practice
Mar 18, 2019 • 17 min
We live a hurried, jam-packed life. The days and months fly by in a flurry of routines and commitments. We’re constantly in motion with a never-ending onslaught of distractions to occupy our minds and hearts. We need to come home to ourselves and take…
040: Creating Sanctuary with Jessi Bloom
Mar 9, 2019 • 53 min
We all need places we can retreat to that allow us to come home to ourselves, to feel centered and find a sense of calm in this dizzying world. It’s hugely restorative to claim a personal spot, even if it’s in the tiniest corner of our home, to create a…
039: Kids, Character and Social Activism with Barbara A. Lewis
Feb 23, 2019 • 64 min
Raising kids that become social activists might seem like a lofty goal, especially when many of us adults haven’t figured out how to fit volunteering and social activism into our own lives. In this episode, my co-host (Andy Hill of the Marriage, Kids and…
038: Food & Togetherness with Kathleen Blake
Feb 16, 2019 • 62 min
Togetherness happens around food. Meals, when we let them, can be the richest and most important social connectors in life. Built into the making and consuming of our food are all sorts of rich opportunities to feel connected, but only if we take…
037: Parenting in Slow Motion with Carrie Contey
Feb 12, 2019 • 58 min
Parenting isn’t easy. Just when we think we’ve got one stage mastered, our child develops and grows to a new stage with a new set of challenges for us to rise to and adapt with. We often hear parents of grown children say, “Enjoy it. It goes so fast.”…
036: How to Now with Raphael Cushnir
Jan 20, 2019 • 67 min
We hear a lot about the importance of being more present, almost to the point of it becoming a cliché. But when we stop to actually think about what it means to be in the present moment, it’s kind of laughable that we don’t seem to be naturally oriented…
035: The Happy Traveler with Jaime Kurtz
Jan 6, 2019 • 67 min
Our vacation time, especially when it’s limited to just a few weeks out of the year, feels so precious. Plus, considering that travel uses up so much time, energy and money, it makes sense that we’d want to get it right. In this week’s episode, we connect…
034: Your Best Year with John Strelecky
Jan 1, 2019 • 64 min
With the new year upon us, I decided that it would be very timely to have a conversation about what it would be like to have the best year ever. I wanted to explore how we could all have a spectacular 2019, and not just because we crossed some huge things…
033: Intentional Community Living with Sky Blue
Dec 16, 2018 • 75 min
The intentional community movement is growing in leaps and bounds. More and more people are leaving their subdivisions or changing their city blocks to make massive shifts in their sense of connection, belonging and contribution. There’s a growing desire…
032: The Art of Saying Thank You with Kelly Browne
Dec 8, 2018 • 57 min
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward. Gratitude is the opposite of entitlement and it’s the antidote to resentment and scarcity. It’s where we find generosity, humility and joy. As I…
031: Compelling People with John Neffinger & Matthew Kohut
Dec 3, 2018 • 57 min
John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut, co-authors of Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential, have learned a lot about the impact of a smile, our posture, our gestures, and our tone of voice on the people around us. Their goal is to…
030: More Love, Less Conflict with Jonathan Robinson
Nov 18, 2018 • 57 min
Good relationships have good communication. In this interview, author Jonathan Robinson shares insights and exercises from his book, More Love, Less Conflict, so that anyone can become better communicators with their spouse, learn to diffuse conflict and…
029: Give Back Yoga Foundation with Rob Schware
Nov 11, 2018 • 44 min
If you’ve ever been to a yoga class or practiced at home, you’ve probably noticed that it not only makes you feel stronger and more flexible, but also more peaceful, attuned and grounded. Rob Schware wants prisoners, recovering addicts and veterans to…
028: Embracing the Nonsense of Improv with Emily Fontano
Nov 4, 2018 • 58 min
If you’ve ever experienced improvisational sketch comedy, you’ve likely seen people unfurl and connect with each other in ways that just aren’t common, or maybe even possible, in their day to day life. There’s something so raw and real about learning to…
027: Won’t You Be My Neighbor with Shea Tuttle
Oct 21, 2018 • 60 min
Did you grow up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood? Fred Rogers was infinitely passionate about childhood education and using television as a tool to affirm children’s self-worth and offer them a place where they felt accepted and understood. In this…
026: Finding Life in a Lunch Break with Laura Archer
Oct 14, 2018 • 45 min
Only 1 in 5 five people step away from their desk for lunch. Today’s guest is on a mission to change that. Laura Archer is the author of Gone for Lunch: 52 Things to do on Your Lunch Break, a book she wrote on her journey to reclaim her midday break and…
025: The Minister of Loneliness with Kasley Killam
Sep 28, 2018 • 54 min
As you can probably imagine, I read a lot about the topic of human connection and recently I came across an article written for Scientific American titled To Combat Loneliness, Promote Social Health. This is pretty astounding and I wanted to know more…
024: Frientimacy with Shasta Nelson
Sep 20, 2018 • 65 min
How many of us give much thought to the quality of our friendships or the ways we could be intentionally nourishing our friendships? Turns out there’s not only an art and a science to how we create really good friendships, but there’s a formula to the…
023: The Power of Attuning with Heather Turgeon & Julie Wright
Sep 13, 2018 • 57 min
Imagine if all the struggle and resistance and frustration dramatically decreased in our family life. Heather Turgeon, MFT and Julie Wright, MFT, authors of Now Say This: The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma, did more than just imagine these…
022: Cycling Without Age with Pernille Bussone
Sep 8, 2018 • 61 min
Cycling Without Age started in 2012 by Ole Kassow in Denmark. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local…
021: Sidewalk Talk with Traci Ruble
Apr 23, 2018 • 60 min
Every month, Traci Ruble joins a group of volunteers near a busy San Francisco street with a sign that invites strangers to participate in free listening. It’s called Sidewalk Talk, a non-profit organization with a mission to nurture human connection by…
020: The Conversation Project with Kate DeBartolo
Apr 12, 2018 • 51 min
Kate DeBartolo is used to uncomfortable conversations. In fact, her job is to be a proponent of them. And here’s why. As the Director for The Conversation Project, her mission is to get people talking about one of the most difficult topics many of us will…
019: Make Stuff Together with Bernadette Noll
Apr 2, 2018 • 52 min
What follows is a conversation about how we can use our hands and our imaginations to make stuff. But more importantly, why making stuff together—even if you don’t consider yourself an artist or even a creative person—becomes a means to cultivating more…
018: 15 Minutes Outside with Rebecca P. Cohen
Mar 26, 2018 • 46 min
Spring is nearly upon us, which means for many of us, it’s time to go back outside. My guest today is Rebecca P. Cohen, someone who is incredibly passionate about inspiring families and individuals to spend more time outside. What’s ahead is a…
017: Soulful Simplicity with Courtney Carver
Mar 12, 2018 • 52 min
The idea of living with less—less stuff, less obligations, less debt and making less of a footprint environmentally—is really gaining momentum. When we have space—physical, emotional and spiritual—to nourish those relationships, our lives are simply…
016: Man’s Best Friend with Katie Seymour
Mar 5, 2018 • 50 min
I first met Katie in my Friday yoga class. She’s a little hard to miss since she’s the only yogi in the class who brings her dog with her. I soon came to find out that she works as a volunteer raising companion dogs as well as therapy dogs. I was…
015: Dinner with Strangers with Dana Marie Roquemore
Feb 26, 2018 • 47 min
As the creator of The Dinner Party Project, Dana Marie Roquemore is on a mission to facilitate more and deeper connections between friends and strangers. Each week, seven guests are chosen at random and given instructions for where and when to attend.…
014: PechaKucha & Sharing Our Stories with Eddie Selover
Feb 9, 2018 • 53 min
What happens when a community comes together to share its stories, triumphs, struggles and aspirations? PechaKucha, an international speaker series based on a 20×20 format (20 slides, 20 seconds each), exists to explore this question. Now held in over…
013: The Listening Course with Rick Bommelje
Feb 5, 2018 • 45 min
Rick Bommelje has spent decades becoming a master listener and helping others do the same. Before you shrug off listening as a topic you already know about, I invite you to think again. In fact, I invite you to question why you may never have received any…
012: Project Time Off with Katie Denis
Jan 22, 2018 • 47 min
Americans forfeit over 600 million days of vacation time EVERY year, and there are huge economic, cultural and psychological consequences to this. We’re not as creative and productive but we’re also not as happy AND we miss out on countless of moments we…
011: The Wisdom of Teams with Doug Bolger
Jan 17, 2018 • 66 min
Wherever you are in your life, chances are you’re going to find yourself working with teams at some point. And whether you’re trying to solve a challenge at work or plan your next vacation as a family, there’s a method to pulling out the gold, as this…
010: Emotions as Allies with Karla McLaren
Jan 12, 2018 • 60 min
Our culture often teaches us to be uncomfortable with emotions, to avoid them, and to set them aside when making important decisions. But neuroscience would have us see them in a different way. In this episode, empathy researcher Karla McLaren invites us…
009: Belonging and Inclusion with Shannon Taylor
Jan 2, 2018 • 55 min
Belonging and inclusion are both critical to our health and well-being. There’s real pain to be felt when we feel like we don’t fit in or were deliberating excluded. It’s not theoretical, it’s actually physiological, and science has proven this. During…
008: Connecting with Self with Angie Byrd
Dec 26, 2017 • 62 min
In this discussion with performance coach Angie Byrd we dig into why we don’t connect with ourselves and what we’re missing. And we also discuss how we can create self-connection practices and their immense benefits.
007: Openhearted Travel with Rachelle Lucas
Dec 18, 2017 • 46 min
International travel writer Rachelle Lucas invites travelers to break from the pack and get lost in a city. The best travel experiences are the ones they we never expected to happen, and they can only be found when we put down the map or the guidebook and…
006: Contemplative Practices with Ryan Redman
Dec 11, 2017 • 51 min
During this interview, we talked about how we can prime our emotional state, refine our inner awareness and create better attention skills that result in us having a great capacity to monitor our mind and body in real time.
005: Intentional Relating with Brandon Craig
Dec 4, 2017 • 68 min
Here’s something we don’t think about very much: how does a relationship occur for you and how do you occur for people who you are currently in a relationship with?
004: What’s Your Big Five for Life with John P. Strelecky
Nov 24, 2017 • 53 min
John P. Strelecky is on a mission to inspire people to think about and start pursuing their Big Five for Life: the five things they want to see, do or experience in their lifetime that would truly define their life as well-lived.
003: Two Questions with Kristen Manieri
Nov 16, 2017 • 7 min
Here’s a thought: what if better connections simply started with better questions?
002: The Power of Perception with Kostya Kimlat
Nov 9, 2017 • 42 min
Having the ability to see other people’s perceptions of us is a powerful skill. We may not think about it much, but we are always “on,” which is to say that we are always being perceived by our audience (our spouse, our kids, our coworkers, our friends,…
001: Creating Your Connection Rituals with Carrie Contey
Nov 2, 2017 • 50 min
Carrie Contey has been our parenting coach for many, many years and along the way her insights and wisdom have helped us navigate our parenthood, partnership and personhood with clarity and intention. Today’s conversation focused on connection rituals—the…
60 Mindful Minutes - Trailer
Oct 26, 2017 • 1 min
Human connection is the multivitamin we all need more of. On a cellular level, we are wired to connect and the extent to which we sync with others, even strangers, has a huge impact on our lives, inside and out. Imagine if our lives could be exponentially…