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Sharon Salzberg on Mindful Life

Uncategorized Mar 01, 2024
Everyday Mindfulness
Sharon Salzberg on Mindful Life
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Last week, I spoke to Sharon Salzberg, one of my all-time favourite mindfulness teachers and authors. As many of you may know, Sharon has a no-nonsense, practical, and relatable style of explaining mindfulness. She's a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and the New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness and other books. She's played a pivotal role in bringing meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture since the 1970s, including co-founding the Insight Meditation Society with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein in 1975. I had the pleasure of talking to Sharon last month about about mindfulness, her Thirteenth book, "Finding Your Way", how she came to the practice and some of her inspirations.

You can listen to the interview on the Mindful Life podcast on Spotify, Apple, or here. 

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Episode 5 of Mindful Life: The Mindful Pause

Uncategorized Feb 22, 2024

Feeling a little frazzled? Why not try this week's Mindful Pause practice which you can listen to here.

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Mindful Life Meditations Podcast

Uncategorized Feb 07, 2024

For a collection of short guided mindfulness meditations, tune in to the new Mindful Life Meditations Podcast, the 'sister pod' to Mindful Life with Gill Higgins.

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New Mindful Life Podcast Page

Uncategorized Feb 06, 2024

To keep up-to-date with podcasts, interviews and meditations, check out the Mindful Life Webpage where you can listen to Gill's latest episodes.

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The Mindful Life Podcast Has Arrived

Everyday Mindfulness
The Mindful Life Podcast Has Arrived
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My new Podcast is all about minduflness, what it means, how to begin and what benefits you might reap along the way if you start to practise. So why not join me and find out more about how to reduce the impact of stress, improve focus, feel calmer and sleep better. Let's Get Started!

Click here to tune in.

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Caregivers, Epilepsy and Mindfulness

Uncategorized Nov 09, 2023
Everyday Mindfulness
Caregivers, Epilepsy and Mindfulness
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In this week's Mindful Life interview, I talk to Sara Garland - CEO of The Daisy Garland - a charity that supports children and families affected by drug-resistant epilepsy - a life threatening condition.

Sara talks about the tragic loss of her daughter Daisy at the age of six, how she came to develop her own mindfulness practice and the courses we co-host for the parents and carers of children with drug-resistant epilepsy.

Tune in and find out more in Series 1 of Mindful Life.

 

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Singing Bowl Meditation?

This week, tune in to a short Tibetan Singing Bowl meditation on the new Mindful Life podcast, hosted on Spotify.

This meditation introduces the resonant sound of a Tibetan singing bowl which is used as an anchor to the present moment. Click here to meditate.

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Here's Why!

Uncategorized Nov 06, 2023

As part of the launch of this month's new Spotify Mindful Life podcast, I explain in this short piece how and why I started to practice mindfulness. To hear more and to listen to this week's meditations, simply click here.

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Spotify's Mindful Life Podcast by Gillian Higgins

This month, I am launching the Mindful Life podcast on Spotify. 

As host, I will be sharing practices, hints and tips on how to bring mindfulness into your daily life. As many of you already know, coming to mindfulness out of sheer need, my approach is no-nonsense and refreshingly simple. So tune in, sit back...and breathe.

This week, you can find short meditations and a trailer audio as to how I got involved in the practice. 

Check it out here and let me know what subjects you would like me to cover. 

Enjoy and breathe!

Love Gill x

 

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Building Resilience

Uncategorized Sep 05, 2023

In Mindfulness at Work and Home, I describe resilience as that which “prevents you from disappearing down a black hole, folding in and giving up when things go wrong. It moves you from passive to active. From victim to warrior – or somewhere in-between. Resilience is the grit that helps you to get up and carry on in the hope that things will get better. It’s the capacity to adjust positively to difficult life circumstances.”

The good news is that more than five decades of research show that resilience is highly trainable. Moreover, the practice of mindfulness impacts resilience as it helps us to find a place of calm within ourselves and to be more in touch with our motivations and intentions. In short, mindfulness helps us to pause, step back, reflect, shift perspectives, create options, and choose wisely.

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Conscious Breathing Meditation by Gillian Higgins

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