Mindful Communication Podcast episode #35 - Tapping Into Creativity

A speaker, teacher, and performing artist, Eliza Lay Ryan has led acting programs and taught supermindfulness practices to people from all over the world. She collaborates in teaching and researching with leaders in neuroscience, business, wellness, and education. She is the author of the book Supermindful: How to tap into your creativity. In this episode, we talk about why acting techniques make for such powerful learning experiences, the power of curiosity to shift perspectives, using...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #34 - Uncomfortable Conversations in the #MeToo Workplace

Sarah Beaulieu is an author, speaker and trains workplaces on sexual harassment prevention and response. Sarah’s book, Breaking the Silence Habit: A Practical Guide to Uncomfortable Conversations in the #MeToo Workplace, offers employees and managers a path forward to learn – and teach – the skills required for safe and respectful workplaces for people of all genders. In this episode, we discuss how common sexual harassment and violence is, why we find these conversations...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #33 - What to Say to Kids

Adele Lafrance is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, research scientist, and co-developer of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. has published extensively in the field of emotion and health, including a clinical manual to support families published by the American Psychological Association. Ashley Miller is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, family therapist and award-winning educator.  She is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of British...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #32 - How to Communicate Like a Buddhist

Cynthia Kane is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor dedicated to helping men and women change their communication routines so they feel in control of their words and understood at home and at work. She is the founder of the Intentional Communication Institute and is the bestselling author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist, Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist, and her newest book How to Meditate Like a Buddhist. In this episode, we talk about what it looks like to communicate...

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3 things NOT to do when someone is feeling mad/sad/hurt (and what to do instead)

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I managed to avoid a total disaster yesterday.

I was in the car with my wife, driving back from a long weekend away in nature. 

Since we had left on our trip, we had been avoiding checking our phones. Alas, now that the trip was over it was time to get back into the swing of things.

Once we got reception back, my wife checked her phone and surveyed her emails.

And as she came back to "reality", she became very worried...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #31 - Drama-Free Workplace

Anna Maravelas is the President of Thera Rising International and author of the book Creating a Drama-Free Workplace: The insider’s guide to managing conflict, incivility & mistrust. Her work has been featured on numerous business radio shows and print media including Oprah Magazine, Harvard Management Update and MSNBC, while The New York Times named her “The best source on workplace tension and mistrust.” In this episode, we talk about typical workplace conflicts,...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode # 30 - Understanding Subjectivity

Dianne Lowther has 30 years experience in learning and development and is a Certified Master Trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming with 23 years of practice, She’s the author of the book 'NLP for Work, the practical guide', working mostly with senior executives, leadership teams, HR and technical professionals. In this episode, we discover more about what NLP is, how it works, its benefits, how it relates to communication, and much, much more.

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #29 - 3 Tips to Avoid Moments of Disconnection

Several weeks ago I was at a meeting where I saw an interaction go down that highlighted this phenomenon. It was so clear and obvious that these two people were communicating with each other in a way that pitted them as rivals against one another, rather than as partners in solving a (relatively simple) problem.

I call moments like these “moments of disconnection.” They can happen in an instant and they erode relationships. They are also completely avoidable! Find out how in this...

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How to let in more love in your life

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In one of my coaching sessions, a client and I were exploring what it would look like to have more acknowledgements in her life.

First off, I love that idea. Is there a thing as too much acknowledgement? If so, I haven’t found that limit yet.

What was so interesting was what my client had discovered for herself several weeks into her acknowledgment experiment.

Naturally, she started to become much more aware of when she gave out acknowledgements and,...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #28 - Compassionate Leadership

Nate Regier, Ph.D. is the CEO and founding owner of Next Element Consulting, a global leadership firm dedicated to increasing compassion at work. He is the author of three books including Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability. He hosts a podcast called OnCompassion with Dr. Nate, writes a weekly blog, and contributes to multiple industry publications. In this episode, we explore what compassionate leadership can bring to a workplace, how to...

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