Hunter Clarke-Fields on Grounding Relationships, Raising Good Humans, How to Talk about Parenting Responsibilities, Expansion and Contraction, How to Heal Childhood Wounds, and More (#161)

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Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindfulness mentor, host of the Mindful Mama podcast, creator of the Mindful Parenting course, and author of the book, Raising Good Humans. She helps parents bring more calm into their daily lives and cooperation in their families. Hunter has over twenty years of experience in meditation and yoga practices and has taught mindfulness to thousands worldwide. She is the mother of two active daughters, who challenge her everyday to hone her craft!

In this episode, Hunter discusses about parenting, her own childhood and upbringing, relationship with her dad, how to show empathy with children, on raising good humans, and much much more.. She also mentions how she is inspired by Buddhist monk Thick Nhat Hanh and Dr. Wayne Dyer. Without further ado, please enjoy this wide ranging conservation.

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Hunter’s new book: Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids

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Show Notes:

  • If I were to ask your daughters, how would they describe what does mama do?
  • When you say mindful mentor or mindful parenting, what do you mean by that?
  • I want to ask you about your own childhood. What was your relationship like with your dad specifically?
  • Do you remember any memorable conversation with your dad that may have had the positive impact in your life?
  • What is your current meditation practice?
  • Are you watching any specific movie or documentary on Netflix?
  • You mentioned about plum village. Do you follow any specific teacher?
  • Do you remember any specific book or books from Thick Nhat Hanh that you enjoy reading or had made the most impact on you?
  • How did you get introduced into the mindfulness world at the age of 17?
  • Talking about what was going on when you were 17 – you mentioned that you were desperate, you were not feeling good. What happened?
  • I have some research that if a woman doesn’t have a good relationship with her dad, she might treat her partner, romantic partner, not in a good way unless she has done some therapeutic work. How has that sort of relationship showed up with your spouse?
  • What do you mean by grounding relationship with your husband?
  • How do you distribute your parenting responsibilities with their partner? And I’m sure a lot of listeners would want to know that when we have children, how do we talk about dividing or distributing child responsibilities – who should do this, who should do that? And what kind of a conversation we should have with a partner?
  • With children comes a lot of responsibilities and sometimes parents forget to focus on themselves. Right? So how should couples focus on themselves and still work on their romantic relationship?
  • How do you define happiness for you and for your life?
  • You are an artist you enjoy painting, and this topic has come up many times. So I’m curious to ask you, could you expand more on your artistic view of life and your painting as a painter? How do you see life and what kind of painting do you do now?
  • I want to ask you about empathy. Children live in a very different world. And how does someone practice empathy with them or how do you practice good communication, empathy with your own children?
  • What is your sleep routine?
  • In the preparation of this conversation, I found your Huffington post, which you wrote back in 2017 or 2018, and it is about expansion and contraction. So I’ve read that article and I understand that, but could you briefly describe about expansion and contraction to our listeners?
  • What is your relationship with Wayne Dyer?
  • And, much more

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