Diana Winston — Buddhist Nun, Art of Fully Present, Uncovering Natural Awareness, Mindful Parenting, and More (#100)

“You’re not your grief. You’re not your anger. You’re so much more profound than that.”

– Diana Winston

Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Semel Institute’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) and the co-author, with Susan Smalley PhD, of Fully Present, the Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness. Called by the LA Times “one of the nation’s best-known teachers of mindfulness,” she has taught mindfulness since 1999 in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities, corporations, non profits, and schools in the US and Asia.

A sought-after speaker, she developed the evidence-based Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) curriculum and the Training in Mindfulness Facilitation, which trains mindfulness teachers worldwide. She is a founding board member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.Her work has been mentioned in the New York Times, O Magazine, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Allure, Women’s Health, and in a variety of magazines, books, and journals.

She is also the author of Wide Awake for teens, and has published numerous articles on mindfulness. She is considered one of the early founders of meditation programs for youth, and taught on the seminal mindfulness and ADHD research study at UCLA in 2005. Diana is a member of the Teacher’s Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California where she was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1989, including a year as a Buddhist nun in Burma. Currently Diana’s most challenging and rewarding practice involves trying to mindfully parent her young daughter.

New book: The Little Book of Being

Other bookshttp://www.dianawinston.com/quotes.html

Check out her Meditationshttp://www.dianawinston.com/meditations.html

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Topics we discuss:

  • What was your reason to becoming a Buddhist nun?
  • Mindful parenting
  • Art of fully present
  • How do you cultivate positive emotions and joy in your life?
  • Do you have a formal meditation practice now?
  • and much more!

People Mentioned: Sam Harris, Dan Harris, Pamela Weiss

Book Mentioned: A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism

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Sam Himelstein, Ph.D. — Trauma Informed Care, T.A.P. Practice, Trauma Informed Mindfulness, Parent-Child Relationship, and More (#99)

Sam Himelstein is a Licensed Psychologist in the the state of California. Most of his work has involved working with high-risk and marginalized youth in the juvenile justice system, foster care system, and those suffering from addiction issues. He has previously worked at the Chemical Dependency program at Kaiser Permanente with teens and their families, in a number of juvenile halls conducting psychotherapy, psychological evaluations, and  researching the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions with incarcerated and underserved adolescent populations.

He’s the  author of multiple scholarly journal articles and three books, he travels the country speaking at conferences and conducting professional trainings, and he is the founder and president of the Center for Adolescent Studies. He is passionate about training professionals from multiple disciplines in creating authentic, healing relationships with adolescents that contribute to positive outcomes. Most of his speaking lies at the intersection of building authentic relationships, trauma-informed care, and teaching mindfulness to youth. He was a formerly incarcerated youth myself and was privileged to change his life from a path of drugs, violence, crime, and self-destruction to that of healing and transformation.

His mission is to help young people become aware of the power of self-awareness and transformation, and train professionals with similar interests.

Learn more about my philosophy and approach in his books: A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Working with High-Risk Adolescents , Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents: A 12-Session Curriculum and Trauma-Informed Mindfulness With Teens: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals .

Other links: Courses related to Trauma, Heart Spring Community, Resources for Parents

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Topics we discuss:

  • What are the key principles and elements that parents should keep in their mind to raise resilient kids?
  • What are some of the life practices do you have with your kids to make authentic relationship and still keeping boundaries with them?
  • What advice would you give to your eight year old self?
  • What is Enneagram?
  • What mindfulness practices do you recommend to becoming a successful parent?
  • How should parent take care of their own emotional and mental well-being?
  • Mindfulness for Trauma
  • and much more!

People Mentioned: Dr. Gabor Maté

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Dr. Margaret Rutherford, Psychologist — Perfectly Hidden Depression , Perfectionism, Self-Acceptance, Mindfulness For Shame and Depression (#98)

Dr. Margaret Rutherford has been a psychologist in private practice for over twenty-five years. She began writing online in 2012, and was just narcissistic enough to believe that she might have something fresh or funny to say about she has learned. She has begun a podcast called The SelfWork Podcast with Dr. Margaret Rutherford.  Her new book, entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression, was launched in November of 2019.

She has been researching and writing on this topic for five years, and she’s passionate about the message that although depression can be heavily masked by perfectionism, its damage can still be devastating to that someone who’s trying so hard to smile their way through growing loneliness and despair.  She has written for HuffPost, Psychology Today, The Mighty, Psych Central, The Gottman Blog, Psychologies, StigmaFighters, The Good Men Project.

Book: Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism That Masks Your Depression

Podcast: The Self Work Podcast

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Topics we discuss:

  • Antidote to perfectionism is self-acceptance?
  • Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression
  • Art of mindfulness in catching shame and depression
  • Forgiveness
  • Healthy Perfectionism
  • Stages of Consciousness
  • and much more!

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Rob Dube — imageOne Co-Founder, a Forbes Small Giant, Meditator, Runner, Do Nothing, Morning Ritual, and More (#97)

Rob Dube started his first business by selling Blow Pops out of his high school locker. Today, he’s the Co-CEO and Co-founder of imageOne. In 2017, imageOne was recognized as one of the Top 25 Small Businesses in America as a Forbes Small Giant. Throughout Rob’s entrepreneurial journey, he’s developed a passion for delivering genuine care that consistently drives extraordinary energy, actions and experiences to everyone, every day, every time. This unique business approach has driven the company to massive success in its industry.

ImageOne excels at helping clients optimize and manage print, automate their process and secure documents. It’s also well-known as an exceptional People-First company and has received national recognition for its culture. Along with its Small Giants distinction, imageOne has been recognized as the #1 Top Workplace in Michigan, a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For, one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, a 2017 Positive Workplace by the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and one of Crain’s Detroit Cool Places to Work 2018.


In addition to imageOne, Rob is an avid meditator who believes mindfulness can help leaders be more present, aware and focused. He started donothing as a way to educate other leaders about the personal and professional benefits of meditation based on his own challenging life experiences. He’s also a speaker, the author of the book, donothing, and he hosts the weekly donothing podcast where he chats with mindful leaders from a variety of industries. Rob also hosts the donothing Leadership Retreat which takes place each April in the Colorado Rockies outside of Fort Collins, CO.
Called the “most rewarding leadership challenge you’ll ever take,” the donothing Leadership Retreat brings leaders together to unplug from their busy lives, rejuvenate the mind and body, deepen their meditation practice, connect with like-minded people, and so much more. 

Other work and books: Forbes Articles, DoNothing Book

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Topics we discuss:

  • What kind of meditation you started with?
  • Could you suggest some of the books that have really inspired you because our listeners really love book recommendations?
  • Do Nothing retreat
  • Do Nothing philosophy
  • Marathon
  • Self-Awareness
  • and much more on the healthy living!

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Nicole Tetreault, Neuroscientist – Social Meditation, Therapeutic Writing, Botanical Growth, Cultivating Calm, and More (#94)

““People are often unreasonable, irrational, and selfcentered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.

– Mother Teresa

Nicole Tetreault is a neuroscientist, writer, meditation teacher, and speaker. She specializes in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders and translate the promise of neuroscience and positive psychology for individuals to live the best quality of life. She’s dedicated to enhancing lives through a holistic approach that integrates development of positive thought processes, cultivation of self-compassion and awareness of bodily sensations with our environment.

Her mother’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) propelled her to study and research PD, launching her lifelong dedication to broad scientific training in neuroscience, physiology and behavior at UC Davis, UCLA and Caltech.  Her latest research efforts focus on the neurodiversity, which encompasses the brain and body experiences of unique thinkers.

She’s a scientist and writer who knows “both sides” of the knowledge She has gained through her research studies; she’s both a passionate intellectual and a devoted caregiver looking to help people she loves.  She firmly believes that a healthy body and healthy mind have to work in unity for each of us to reach our highest potential.  Her mission is to deliver accurate information so you can choose the best practices to live a happy and healthy life. 

Other work and books: Founder of Beyond the Cell, Author of  Insight into a Bright Mind @ Gifted Unlimited 

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Topics we discuss:

  • Social Meditation
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cultivating Calm
  • Gratitude Meditation
  • and much more on the healthy living!

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Inna Khazan, Ph.D. – Specializing in Performance Excellence Training using Biofeedback and Mindfulness-Based approaches

The idea is to respond with kindness and with compassion, to, whatever the person is going through.

-Inna Khazan

Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches and supervises trainees. A clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and performance excellence training using biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches, Dr. Khazan also maintains a private practice in Boston, working with clients on optimizing their health and performance.

Recognized as a pioneer in mindfulness-based biofeedback, Dr. Khazan is a popular speaker at national and international conferences on the topics of biofeedback and mindfulness. She has conducted biofeedback and mindfulness trainings for notable institutions in the US and abroad, including the US Navy Special Warfare, US Army Special Forces, and the Stuttgart Opera and Ballet Company.

Dr. Khazan serves as president of the board of directors for Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP), board member for the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), where she is currently chair elect. Dr. Khazan is the author of numerous journal articles, the highly-regarded Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide to Training and Practice with Mindfulness, and the newly released book, Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance

More about Inna’s work:

Health Psychology: www.BostonHealthPsychology.com 

Books: Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life, The Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback

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Questions we discuss:

  • What is psychophysiological approach?
  • How did you get into mindfulness after studying clinical psychology?
  • When do we need biofeedback training?
  • What kind of breathing exercise do you perform every day?
  • Have you taught meditation or mindfulness to your kids?
  • and much more!

People mentioned: Christopher Germer, Ronald Siegel, Kelly McGonigal, Kristen Neff

Books Mentioned: The Upside of Stress, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, The Mindfulness Solution

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Randi Kay on Seasonal Healing, Self-Care Practices, Self-Love, Amplifying Inner Wisdom, and more (#93)

If I’m feeling a lot of anxiety, my mantra is I am calm.

Randi

Randi Kay is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Educator that has been helping people heal through bodywork, yoga, and self-care coaching for over a decade. Her mission is to help people simplify the healing journey by amplifying their own inner wisdom and teaching seasonal self-care practices. Along with her practice based out of Fargo, ND, Randi offers self-care tools online, such as her Seasonal Healing Membership, instructional online courses and coaching, and The Simple Self Care Podcast at NaturallyRandiKay.com

More about Randi’s work:

https://www.naturallyrandikay.com/selflove

https://www.naturallyrandikay.com/post/podast-mental-health

In this episode, she talks about living on the mountains, seasonal healing, self- care practices, listening to music during cooking, meditation, advice for pregnant women, accepting the worst case, trust, positive affirmations, Self-Love, listening to intuition, laughing at pain and sufferings, Self-Care and Self-love with mindfulness, depression as a teenager, trust your own inner wisdom and your own natural rhythms,Meditation, Journaling, Gratitude and much more!

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Questions we discuss:

  • What did you learn from living in the mountains?
  • What are the seasons to rest and recover?
  • What are your current self care practices in this season?
  • Can we have too much of self love?
  • and much more!

People mentioned: Rashmi Bismarck, Tiffany Cruikshank

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