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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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Nov 29, 2017

When faced with a harrowing decision, LeAnn Thieman turned to her higher power to ask for guidance. In that moment, clarity and confidence enveloped her and she knew going to Vietnam to save orphaned babies was what she was supposed to do. In the midst of a war zone, LeAnn helped to care for and save thousands of children from an uncertain future by assisting their travel to a new life in the United States as part of the Operation Babylift project. 

 

Today, LeAnn uses her unique experience to help healthcare workers take care of themselves through her Self Care for Health Care program. Through her work as a speaker and author of 14 of the Chicken Soup books, LeAnn shares her inspirational insights to help others to find a life balance through mindful practices. 

 

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Key Takeaways: 

 

[2:46] During the Vietnam War, LeAnn was thrown into the Operation Babylift project. 

[9:35] LeAnn’s son is an All American Boy from Vietnam. 

[12:34] Writing and expressing her emotions helped LeAnn to heal after the experience. 

[15:25] CARE4ME is LeAnn's process for helping her, and others, to stay mindful every day. 

[25:17] Recommended Reading: LeAnn’s book, Balancing Life in Your Warzones. 

 

Mentioned in This Episode: 

 

Balancing Life in Your Warzones, by LeAnn Thieman 

 

Books by LeAnn Thieman 

 

 

100 babies lay three and four to a cardboard box, strapped in a gutted cargo jet. Saigon was falling — and LeAnn was caught up in Vietnam Orphan Airlift. Believing we all have individual “war zones,” LeAnn’s poignant yet humorous presentations and books motivate people to balance their lives physically, mentally, and spiritually every day. She Authored Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul and Balancing Life in Your Warzones, Self Care for HealthCare plus 12 more Chicken Soup titles. 

 

LeAnnThieman.com 

 

Twitter.com/LeeAnnThieman 

 

Facebook.com/Self Care for Health Care  

 

 

The Sponsor of This Week’s Episode: 

 

Can I Kiss You? by Mike Domitrz. This best-selling book is available at DateSafeProject.org and on Amazon 

Nov 22, 2017

Can sex be mindful and still be sexy? Is it possible to make the experience of intimacy mutually amazing while practicing mindfulness?  How does "gentle curiosity" about our partners lead to a connected sexual experience? Host Mike Domitrz welcomes CAST members Karli Johnson, Barry Moniak, and Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus to talk sex, intimacy and to share what being mindful during sex means to them in all its beauty and awkwardness. 

 

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Key Takeaways: 

 

[1:24] Sex and mindfulness, is the concept provocative?  

[6:31] In the moment, where do we focus our attention and is it on our partner or on ourselves? 

[18:52] Happy naked fun time.  

[21:30] In a relationship, what if one partner doesn’t have the same interest in exploring the mindfulness of sex? 

[29:47] How to have an open, loving and supportive conversation with your sexual partner. 

 

 

As a nationwide speaker, educator and storyteller on Power-Based Violence, Karli Johnson not only "knows her stuff,” she’s lived it. As a survivor of domestic violence, 

sexual violence, bullying, and trauma, Karli’s lived experiences resonate with children, teens, and adults about the country. Based out of Chicago, with a focus on children and young adults, Karli uses humor and audience participation to engage crowds with these challenging topics. 

 

KarliJohnson.com 

 

Twitter.com/MsKarliJohnson 

 

 

 

Barry Moniak brings insightful experience and profound discovery to his entertaining, interactive presentations. He inspires audiences to embrace a “befriend fear” mindset to build focused, energized, synergistic winning teams. Known affectionately as the “CEO Whisperer,” Barry gets leaders to not see people as they think they are, but rather as they truly are. He identifies operational strengths and weaknesses and creates a “befriend fear” modus operandi. This is the foundation for an extraordinary, winning, synergistic culture. 

 

Endinmind.com 

 

Facebook.com/endinmind 

 

Twitter.com/BarryMoniak 

 

 

Dr. Jenn, sociologist, and sexologist, is a frequent speaker about sexual empowerment, healthy relationships, erotic play, and mindful sex. She has presented two TEDx Talks, is a writer on sex and relationships, and a recurring intimacy expert on the morning news. Dr. Jenn has over 1.3 million hits on her In the Den with Dr. Jenn YouTube video series and is an expert in the new documentary on masturbation, called Sticky: A (Self) Love Story. 

 

DrJennsDen.com 

 

Facebook.com/DrJennsDen 

 

Twitter.com/DrJennsDen 

 

 

 

The Sponsor of This Week’s Episode: 

 

The 'Can I Kiss You'  live training program from DateSafeProject.org. 

Nov 15, 2017

Loving our bodies without shame can be an empowering experience. But, how do people become comfortable with being nude or simply exposing more of their skin? Are we responsible for what other people think about how we show up in the world? How can fears about being naked in certain environments be overcome? Host Mike Domitrz welcomes CAST members Rick Clemons, Sean Douglas, Lisa Baker-King and Barry Moniak to enlighten us with their personal perspectives about what showing some skin means to them. 

 

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Key Takeaways: 

 

[2:01] Mike asks Lisa what she thinks about a recent Britain’s Got Talent headline. 

[5:57] Are we responsible for the judgments others make about our choices? 

[19:33] How do we help people get more comfortable with nudity? 

[27:20] What are the CAST’s biggest fears in a completely nude environment? 

 

 

Rick Clemons is the Author of Frankly My Dear I’m Gay, Host of The Coming Out Lounge podcast, certified life coach, TEDx Speaker, world record holder, and a guy who’s helped 1000’s of people in over 50 countries across the globe come out of the closets of their lives to escape their bullshit, explore their fears, and elevate their f*cking self-expression. 

 

RickClemons.com 

 

Facebook.com/RickClemonsOfficial 

 

Twitter.com/RickClemons  

 

Sean Douglas is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a Certified Master Resilience Trainer, professional inspirational speaker, and author, with over 10,000 hours of speaking and training time. He inspires the uninspired and motivates you to “Live Your Brand” so that you can grow personally and professionally. He teaches Mental, Physical, Social, and Spiritual Resilience Skills that empower you to withstand, recover, and grow through the adversity, stress, and life’s changing demands. Sean equips people with the tools necessary to live EPIC lives. 

 

TheSuccessCorps.com 

 

Facebook.com/SeanDouglasSpeaks 

 

 

Lisa Baker-King is on a mission to connect families, celebrate children and change companies. As the owner of L B K Kreatives and a celebrated author, Lisa is joined by a team of ghost marketers whose primary aim is to help small businesses fantastically flourish. As ghost marketers, they are guided by the fundamental belief that business should serve our lives and our lives should not serve our businesses. Lisa celebrates mindfulness by honoring her health and fitness and operating by standards set by her faith which says to love above all else. 

 

Zebecs.com 

 

Facebook.com/Zebecs 

 

Twitter.com/Zebecs  

 

Barry Moniak brings insightful experience and profound discovery to his entertaining, interactive presentations. He inspires audiences to embrace a “befriend fear” mindset to build focused, energized, synergistic winning teams. Known affectionately as the “CEO Whisperer,” Barry gets leaders to not see people as they think they are, but rather as they truly are. He identifies operational strengths and weaknesses and creates a “befriend fear” modus operandi. This is the foundation for an extraordinary, winning, synergistic culture. 

 

Endinmind.com 

 

Facebook.com/endinmind 

 

Twitter.com/BarryMoniak 

 

 

The Sponsor of This Week’s Episode: 

 

The "Help My Teen is Dating DVD or streaming media from DateSafeProject.org. 

Nov 8, 2017

Have you been impacted by someone's bias or privilege? Was it intentional or was it done unconsciously? Do people get advantages because of privilege?  If you really looked in the mirror, would you find any biases within yourself? Today’s enlightening conversation will make you think differently about first impressions, the concept of privilege and biases. Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes special guest, Diversity and Inclusion expert, Lenora Billings-Harris to discuss the basis of bias, becoming aware of unconscious biases, and the importance of inclusion. 

 

 

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Key Takeaways: 

 

[2:05] Lenora Billings-Harris shares her mission. 

[4:11] Unconscious bias is neither positive or negative. 

[8:29] Overcoming biases that are reflective of prejudices and stereotypes. 

[18:42] Biases formed in childhood may still exist in adulthood. 

[26:29] Applying mindfulness every day. 

 

Mentioned in This Episode: 

 

Daily Cup of Yoga 

 

365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom From Ernest Holmes, by Ernest Holmes 

 

Good Enough Now, by Jessica Pettitt  

 

Diversity and Inclusion is a full-time focus, not just one topic among many for Lenora Billings-Harris. Whether through keynotes, workshops, or organizational consulting, Lenora partners with clients to help them build effective relationships that leverage diversity to increase inclusion, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and bottom-line results.  

 

Billings-Harris is a recognized authority. She has been included as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the twenty top influential diversity leaders in the US. Her Award-winning diversity leadership research is recognized in academic journals internationally. Lenora recently keynoted at the Inclusion Conferences in Cape Town, South Africa and in Tel Aviv, Israel, to share best practices with leaders within the business, government, education, and NGO communities. 

 

Ubuntuglobal.com 

 

Twitter.com/LBHdiversity 

 

Facebook.com/diversitycoach/ 

 

 

The Sponsor of This Week’s Episode: 

 

The Can I Kiss You? Book & Instructor’s Guide from DateSafeProject.org. 

Nov 1, 2017

Living minimally - the struggle is real! When you think of "living minimally" do you think of stuff, of clutter, of material things or is it more spiritual? Why is it hard to let go of our "things", do they define us? Do they represent the story we want to tell to the world? If a fire laid waste to all of our possessions, how likely would we be to buy each one again? Host, Mike Domitrz, along with CAST members Maria Janowiak, Megan Merchant, and Berni Xiong describe their own personal experiences and failures with minimalism, the difference between purposefully downsizing and a forced circumstance, and valuable resources they use on their journey to be intentional.

The quote that inspired this conversation is “Live minimally and thus live more free.” — Timber Hawkeye from Buddhist Boot camp.

 

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Key Takeaways: 

 

[2:02] Mike reads a quote and asks the CAST what living minimally means to them. 

[8:45] Achieving minimalism by way of a vision. 

[14:28] Would you buy all of your current belongings over again? 

[25:33] Childhood memories and parenting strategies about minimalism. 

[29:42] Recommended resources about living minimally. 

 

Mentioned in This Episode: 

 

The Minimalists 

 

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things 

 

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, by Laura Vanderkam 

 

Your Money or Your Life, by Vicki Robin 

 

Poetry books by Mary Oliver 

 

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown 

 

 

 

 

Maria Janowiak is a forester, writer, and science communicator. At work, she investigates climate change and helps forests adapt to changing conditions. At home, she writes about the health benefits of nature, volunteers with outdoor organizations, and enjoys gardening, exploring, and training for triathlons. 

Linkedin.com/in/maria-janowiak

 

 

 

Megan Merchant lives in the tall pines of Prescott, AZ  

and holds an MFA degree from UNLV. She is 

the author of two full-length poetry collections: 

Gravel Ghosts (Glass Lyre Press, 2016 Book of 

the Year), The Dark’s Humming (2015 Lyrebird Prize,  

Glass Lyre Press, 2017), four chapbooks, and a  

children’s book with Philomel Books. She 

Is also a 200 RYT and teaches Mindfulness & Meditation. 

 

MeganMerchant.wixsite.com/poet 

 

Twitter.com/MeganAMerchant 

 

Facebook.com/MeganMerchant 

 

 

Berni Xiong is The Shin Kicking Life Spark. She owns and runs Brave Bear Media, an intuitive coaching and consulting boutique helping impact-driven individuals 

speak up, stand out, and change the world. She is a contributing author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive, and contributing writer at The Huffington Post. When she's not kicking shins, she is hanging out at her Reiki studio in the Twin Cities 

 

BerniXiong.com 

 

Twitter.com/bernixiong 

 

Facebook.com/BraveBearMedia 

 

The Sponsor of This Week’s Episode: 

 

The “Can I Kiss You?" Book & Instructor’s Guide from DateSafeProject.org. 

 

 

Tweetables: 

 

“What is the story we tell that doesn’t allow us to free ourselves from material things?” @mindfulnessshow 

 

“People hold onto things because of what it says or represents about them.” @MeganAMerchant 

 

“To me, minimalism is about living in alignment with your values and ignoring the rest.”  via Maria Janowiak @mindfulnessshow 

 

“The more I choose to be intentional, the more I am content with the things I own and the things I do.” @bernixiong 

 

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