EPISODE 472: An Introduction to Mindfulness

Where were you when you learned that U.S. president #45 was elected? Do you remember the day when Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crashed?

How about your birthday three years ago – do you remember that one? What about your significant other’s birthday last year?

We often get caught up in the lives and events of other people more than our own, and while it’s easy to blame smartphones, this tendency for distraction predates the internet. Humans are distracted by nature which is why mindful focus is so highly-revered and sought after. On this week’s podcast, psychologist, Shauna Shapiro, will help you get started with practice.

Listen & Learn:

  • Why intention, attention, and attitude define a mindful state
  • How most people are distracted 47% of the time
  • How to be non-judgmentally present
  • The importance of self-compassion

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Dr. Shauna Shapiro is an author, clinical psychologist and an expert in mindfulness. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three books on mindfulness. She has a TEDx Talk called, The Power of Mindfulness.
Her newest book is called, Good Morning I Love You.

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