Everyday Mindfulness Show

In each episode, dive into fun, thought-provoking, and engaging conversations on everyday mindfulness. With host and author Holly Duckworth, join over 70 guests sharing their perspective on living with mindfulness in all aspects of life – from meditation to spirituality to personal passions to success and failure to politics to relationships and much more. Plus, listen in as special guests – including critically-acclaimed authors – are featured each month. Subscribe to Everyday Mindfulness Show.
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Sep 12, 2019 was created by Dr. Jud Brewer (MD PhD) and the team at MindSciences, based on his work in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, combining over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training and a career in scientific research. He is passionate about understanding how our brains work, and how to use that knowledge to help people make deep, permanent change in their lives — with the goal of reducing suffering in the world at large.

Dr. Jud is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University, as well as a research affiliate at MIT. Before that, he held research and teaching positions at Yale University and the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Mindfulness. Read more about his research here.

As an addiction psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions, Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety (Eat Right NowUnwinding Anxiety and Craving to Quit).

Based on the success of these programs in the lab, he co-founded MindSciences, Inc. to create app-based digital therapeutic versions of these programs for a wider audience, working with individuals, corporations, and hospital systems to put effective, evidence-based behavior change guidance in the hands of people struggling with unwanted behaviors and “everyday addictions.”

Modern Science, Ancient Wisdom

Dr. Jud has also studied the underlying neural mechanisms of mindfulness using standard and real-time fMRI and EEG neurofeedback, adding to the understanding of the brain’s “Default Mode Network” and the role of the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) in self-referential thinking.  He regularly gives talks on the intersection of modern science and ancient meditative practices, helping to expose a modern audience to specific techniques and insights first discovered 2,500 years ago.

He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, trained US Olympic coaches, and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, TED (4th most viewed talk of 2016, with 10+ Million views), Time magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera (documentary about his research), Businessweek and others.

His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, among others.

He is the author of The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017).

Dr. Jud and his wife Mahri live in Massachusetts where they enjoy biking, hiking, and meditating with their two cats, Ananda and Julian of Norwich.

Sep 6, 2019

Mindfulness is more than "woo woo talk" each and everyday professionals are researching mindfulness and using it to be more present in each moment.  On this show, Holly talks to Harvard Medical School researcher, and clinical psychologist Inna Khazan, Ph.D. about her personal journey to find mindfulness, a few tools that can help you get biofeedback and compassion practice that will change how you approach your life.


Ask yourself, How are you being in the present moment?  Are you being who you want to me?  


Biofeedback and Mindfulness In Everyday Life is available on Amazon. Click here


For more on Inna's private practice and work visit:

Aug 30, 2019

Are you pretending your affirmations are working? Are the affirmations you are saying your reality now?  David shares his tips on how to make your affirmations your living reality.  How to create joy in your life when you are missing it.

The one thing theory - only one goal to go after the one you deny, delay, and procrastinate.  Once you attach that your entire existence goes to the next level.


Learn how with this episode, 

Aug 16, 2019

If you feel like you've been stuck repeating the same problems over and over or lost in endless distraction, don't worry. That may just be a signal that it's time for you to embark on an exciting new path of self-evolution.

Reflect taps into your unique human capacity for accessing meaning, presence and wisdom in 108 inspiring, affirming, and illuminating reflections. You'll journal, reflect, and practice, to discover the wonder and stillness of presence that exists for you, not tomorrow, but in this next awakening moment.

Aug 9, 2019

Life has a way of coming at us fast, and when it does, we're usually left searching for answers. That's where Patti Montella found herself early in life after the death of a beloved friend and the unraveling of her marriage--seeking the universal truths of life. When Patti met renowned spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, she left her corporate career to dedicate her life to uplifting society through the power of breathwork, ancient wisdom, and meditation.

Becoming Unshakeable gives you a rare inside look into the life and transformation of a true seeker who rose above countless obstacles, learned from her failures, discovered her inner resilience, and uncovered the source of happiness.

Patti shares fifteen life-changing Wisdom Lessons that not only help you develop newfound self-awareness, but start you on a path toward greater clarity, happiness, inner strength, and fulfillment. She also reveals the pivotal spiritual lesson she learned after decades of searching for the Divine: it had been with her the entire time.

Jul 5, 2019

In every heroic tale, the heroine is called to fulfill a compelling desire or seek a new adventure. Sometimes she is eager to accept the call. Other times, she refuses out of fear--but the call grows ever louder.

For modern-day women, the struggle for self-discovery and the courage to leap into the unknown is no different.

Mirroring the heroine's journey, this empowering guide outlines:

* the power of choice.
* models for personal development.
* strategies to combat critics (even yourself).
* tips for dealing with emotional roadblocks.
* methods to achieve self-acceptance.

You may not be Wonder Woman, but you are certainly a heroine. It's time to unleash the power within!

Jun 28, 2019

On this show strategy catalyst, Lowell Aplebaum brings his expertise as a facilitator and passion to the heart of building a powerful vision to associations.

In this show, he shares insights on:

Lean into who you really are and what you are great at. 

Heart of service

Dynamic conversations thru empathetic listening

A new look on strategic planning

The power of fun 

The power of caring fiercely 

His fun title would be digital age association renaissance man. Listen to this show and you will hear why. 

For more with Lowell visit:

Jun 21, 2019

On this episode, we talk about two places I believe mindfulness is needed desperately, and a woman that courageously is doing it.  Where is that?  In schools and in LGBTQ education and awareness.  Lisa Koenecke is an adjunct professor at Lakeland University in Wisconsin, speaker, author and blogger she shares how looking at her reflection in the windshield help keep her in the present moment. 

Listen to this episode to eat a raisin mindfully, know you are not alone wherever you are and walk away with a tool to help you bridge the anger, hurt and misunderstanding in schools and in life.

This show had me growing. I hope you grow too. 

For more on Lisa visit

Jun 7, 2019

Some people believe it's not possible to have a lifestyle business. I am here to tell you Patty Farmer is living it and helping others to do the same.  As a marketing, media and money strategist Patty Farmer is living a life that brings her joy. 

In this show, we explore productivity vs activity. Patty tells us about designing the life she wanted to live.  Always honest Patty tells it like it is about learning to love meditation and how simple acts keep her grounded at the moment.


Click here for a complimentary copy of her magazine referenced in the show:


For all of Patty's resources visit:


May 31, 2019

Have you ever wished you could work for a company this is more mindful?  Kevin Ruble has been a part of conscious capitalism building awake, aware and intentional companies for the past 30 years.  He is dedicated to making a positive difference in peoples lives.

As a kid, were you ever fascinated by trains, Kevin was and still is today.  Listen to this episode to re-kindle your childlike wonder on the workplace and the wonder of trains. 


For more on Kevin visit:

May 24, 2019

What if your thought of your life as a laboratory?  In this episode we speak with first-time author Sylvia Castillo as she launches her new book My Agreements With Me, based on the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.


Sylvia shares her thoughts on empowerment and the power of a decision.  

To read the full agreement visit:

To learn more about Sylvia's work visit: 


May 17, 2019

It is often a challenge to find the intersection of mindfulness and sales.  Liz Wendling has been a successful entrepreneur since 2001 when she declared she would be her own boss.  In this show she tells us a few things to stop doing and how to listen to your head that different than your heart to increase your sales rate success.

About Liz:

Liz Wendling combines a rock-solid sales background with a passion for coaching and the result is a powerful, new way to understand how to sell in today’s crowded marketplace. Her innovative approach will support you in opening doors, closing sales and building relationships.

Liz is a much sought after business consultant, sales expert and emotional intelligence coach. She is straightforward, practical, and sassy and helps professionals innovate, modernize and master their sales approach, language, and process. Because what worked reasonably well a decade ago is now miserably outdated and inadequate.

If you’re looking for inspiration that leads to action, this is where to find it. Liz is known for her energetic programs, presentations and business building superpowers that transform professionals into wildly successful sales rock stars!

Liz customizes training and workshops specifically tailored and designed for your unique business.

For more on Liz's work:


May 10, 2019

Are you doing what you love, yet worried about money?
Do you feel torn between following your heart and making a living?
Like many of us, Jennifer was spiritual and broke, until she had a shocking “Aha!” moment in the back of a police car. Her tragedy was a cataclysmic lesson that completely changed her perspective on the law of attraction.

Spiritual and Broke is a practical guide for entrepreneurs, writers, artists, healers, and anyone who wants to follow their heart, without feeling like a martyr for the cause.

About Jennifer:

Jennifer Noel Taylor is an energy healing practitioner, self-help motivator, and the CEO of Quantum-Touch, Inc. She has dedicated her life work to helping people discover the healing power of their love.

Jennifer graduated from Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo, CA) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and a Minor in Philosophy. After graduation, she started her first job as a Software Engineer at a big company in San Diego. Like so many people, she felt incredibly trapped and depressed at a job that paid the bills but didn’t align with her true passion in life. She innately knew that she had a purpose and felt keenly aware that she was not 
following her true calling in life.


For more on her work visit:

May 3, 2019

Leadership is often the art of learning how to get out of your own way.  Chris Westfall helps leaders to become the best versions of themselves.  In this episode Holly & Chris explore curiosity, authenticity and how to stand for something in this transformational world.  


About Chris: 

NEW INSIGHTS. Creating multi-million dollar results for businesses around the globe. Re-inventing brands. Inspiring executive leaders. Energizing sales teams. And coaching clients onto Shark TankDragon’s Den and  Shark Tank – Australia. Chris is a keynote speaker and business coach who knows how to help you win.

Apr 5, 2019

There have been a lot of conversations about mindfulness, and the ways in which it’s growing in Western society. Knowing that there is no singular culture in that very big environment, mindfulness is arising in many ways. Some of them are, I think, missing a core aspect of mindfulness in that they are like an exchange: if you “do” mindful meditation, you will “get” some results. And though there may be outcomes from practice, certainly there are for many of us who live mindfully as best we can, making it transactional can also make it somewhat… mercenary. Mindfulness as I teach and practice it has wider implications and is in service of changes beyond what happens on the cushion.

Liz Rutledge is deeply passionate about the environment and has been doing mindfulness in one form or another since she was 10 years old. She teaches Mindfulness at schools in the Denver area and is in the process of getting her Mindful Schools certification. Liz teaches people how to compost, garden, recycle and other sustainability activities. She is a blogger and has written the blog on since 2014. In addition, Liz is a freelance writer and dabbles in novels, editorials, and other blogs.

Mar 29, 2019

Nancy Addison is chief nutritionist, cookbook author and health counselor her work includes more than six cookbooks coaching families on healthy eating and expanding how you take control of the food you eat.

Live from Costa Rica Nancy share in depth ways to use food to cure the effects of cancer, diabetes, and many auto-immune disorders.  She calls our true test the ability to reach peace of mind.  Listen to learn a few tricks on how taking care of your health will improve every area of your life.


For the special pricing on her course mentioned on this podcast visit:; 214-202-9243 .
Nutrition & Health Counseling & Healthy Cooking Lessons; Organic Life Specialist & Spokeswoman For Health, Wellness & Environment; Member of National Speakers Association and Global Speakers Federation
#1 Best Selling Author of Diabetes And Your Diet (Two-Time Winner for "Best Diet and Nutrition" Book of the Year, and "Best Health Book" of the Year, 2018, by the Beverly Hills Book Awards!, and Winner, "Best Health Book of the Year, 2017" of the International Book Awards), Raising Healthy Children (Mom's Choice Award Winner For Excellence and Two-Time Winner of the International Book Awards), How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian  (second edition, Winner for "Best Specialty Cookbook of the Year," 2017, Book Excellence Awards and Two-Time Winner for "Best Diet and Nutrition Book" and "Best Health Book" of the Year, 2017, by the Beverly Hills Book Awards!), Lose Weight, Get Healthy & Never Be On A Diet Again! (Finalist in the International Book Awards), Feeding Tube Recipe For Optimum Health, and Co-Author of Alive & Cooking; An Easy Guide To Health For You And Your Parents
Mar 22, 2019

On this episode of the Everyday Mindfulness Show Holly brings our producer Rick Pontalion out from behind the soundboard to talk about how he has grown in mindful awareness over the past year.  Rick shares fun ways to be mindful in everyday places like the grocery store.  Listen in for ways mindfulness can be an adventure in trying new things and flow.


About Rick:

Rick has been a part of the music industry since the 1980’s. He is a talented multi-instrumentalist, primarily keyboard or piano, a published singer/songwriter, and an accomplished producer. As owner/operator of Lion’s Bridge Recording, Rick has had the privilege of working with some of Colorado’s up and coming artists in recorded music and film.

Rick takes great pride in continuing a musical legacy dating to the late 1800’s. With an ear for form and function, attitude of professionalism and understanding, an eye for detail and content, a heart of compassion and sincerity, and the dedication and commitment to the arts, he is a conduit, facilitator and champion of creative pursuits.


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