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Mar 9, 2021

I wanted to re-share this special episode in honor of International Women’s Day, which was yesterday. I chose this episode to honor 2 amazing women in my life. One is the special woman who is featured in this episode Julia Fried. She is one of the most compassionate and resilient women I know.

This episode is also dedicated to my mom, who just so happened to meet Julia before she left for Germany. My mom is someone who I’ve always been able to share this type of conversation with, who has an insatiable curiosity for nature and all things human and who is one of the strongest, smartest, wisest, most compassionate, empathetic & kindest women I know. As you listen to this episode, I implore you to think of a woman in your life that you would like to honor and maybe even share this episode with her. 

About this episode:

In this episode I’m talking with the amazing Julia Fried who is a mindfulness & meditation teacher as well as a hypnotherapist and a new mom. She has some great tools and tips for us we can apply to our day-to-day to help us through this time.

According to the Oxford Dictionary :

“Mindfulness is the quality or state of being consciously aware of something. A mental state achieved by focusing ones awareness on the present moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting ones feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations used as a therapeutic technique”. 

How to begin a mindfulness practice as discussed in this episode:

  1. Practice presence for only a few minutes at a time
  2. Scan the body from head-to-toe by noticing how each body part feels and then relaxing it.

How to work with Fear: 

  1. Notice where the fear might be happening in your body. Where do you physically feel it?
  2. Make more observations about the fear as if it had characteristics. What kind of characteristics does it have? (i.e what color is it, does it speak a language, what does it want to tell me, is it being tricky or unreasonable, what shape is it)
  3. Then imagine this “fear” outside of your body so you can see it and give yourself permission to change these characteristics to things you’d like. (i.e if the fear is red maybe it is now yellow, if it has sharp edges and is big, maybe it becomes soft and very small)
  4. Then put it back in your body to see how it feels after you changed it. To realize you have the power to control it.

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