Everyday Mindfulness Show

In each episode, dive into fun, thought-provoking, and engaging conversations on everyday mindfulness. With host and author Holly Duckworth. Join 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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Oct 25, 2019

Leave the mind aside and dive into intuition and your own knowing!

Holly has some fun with Doris Schachenhofer as they translate thru a multi-language interview. Doris, from Vienna, shares how she teaches others to find their intuition and really embrace and trust it. 

Doris talks about staying out of the mind and go with the first thing that comes in the present moment. Stop! Don't go any further. 

She shares 5 Practices of Intimacy and how to really have the courage to do what they really desire. Play with the way you think and feel and the way intuition comes in. She offers the perspective of having our stories, but not being broken by them. She encourages us to focus on feelings of "light" and "heavy" to really navigate and understand what is truly relevant for our lives. 

Questions to ponder during this show:

Does it feel light or heavy?

Embodiment gives you a voice - are you losing it?

How much are you willing to get comfortable with silence?

What do you know here if you trust yourself?

What difference are you being?

How can you use anger as a catalyst for personal change?

Silence opens possibilities! Take a breath and stay in a moment to see what comes in for you. 

Every wrongness is a STRONGNESS! Doris has always been rebellious in her interactions and has strength in her ability to stand up for herself and have her own back. She examines where to use rebellion to fight for what is right in your life. Unbox and explore how you can use this in your own life and business and see what creativity is unleashed. Be you fully in your joy of creation!

Find out more about Doris, Her feature on Woman Entrepreneur and the workshops and conversations she is presenting at her website at


Oct 18, 2019

Connection, Communication and Commitment!

Holly talks with Jonathan Aslay about his new book What the Heck is Self Love. He touts belonging to the Self Love Club -there are t-shirts on Amazon! Known as America’s Leading Midlife Dating & Relationship Coach, Jonathon Aslay is a defender and protector of women’s hearts around the world. He helps women transform from attracting Mr. Wrong into finding their Mr. Right.

Jonathan talks about his journey to self love. After losing his nineteen year old son, he created his book. He tells that it took the years of his mindful practice that prepared him for getting through the loss of his child. He calls it "a vaccination for impending chaos."

The questions explored in this episode include:

How can we shift to love?

What investments are you making to address the chaos that interrupts your every day peace?

How can we choose ourselves enough to let each other choose the methods of love they need?

What works for YOU?

How did I create this suffering that is occurring?

How can I best love you in this moment?

By taking charge of your own sovereignty this creates the essence of self love. This will align you with the love that you want to attract. 

Jonathan recognizes the need for men to have open, vulnerable conversations with women. He also recognizes that men have a lot of fear around doing this. Men truly do want to open up, they just don't know how. 

He leaves us with "speak your truth and do it with kindness" and The Platinum rule: Treat people the way they want to be treated. 


Visit his website at and get Jonathan's book here.

Oct 11, 2019

Embrace Possibility, Claim Your Freedom, Love Your Life!

In this episode, Holly talks with Steph Swink, a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner with the Center for Spiritual Living since 1999. Stef holds space for her clients and helps them deepen their own practice through standing in light and truth.  

Stef creates a space of Divine Love and support for those who come to her for spiritual wisdom. She says that the most important thing for her is to get herself out of the way so that truth can come through. 

Holly and Stef discuss her time ghost writing for Louise Hay and how her own advice column, “Ask Stef” came to be. It is published monthly in Guide for Spiritual Living: Science of Mind Magazine.

Her best advice is, "To step away from the many spinning plates and stop for just a moment and let the wisdom come through." 

You might consider the following:

Why think about the leap of going to an intensive retreat? It is the opportunity of stepping away from the every day responsibilities to give yourself the gift of getting to know yourself through changing your everyday scenery. 

Stef leaves us with the advice of "Just notice." Let this be something you start to try, even if for just a day.

Contact Stef through her website,, or join one her powerful retreats.

Oct 4, 2019

Cory Allen talks with Holly about his path to mindfulness through meditation and his new book: Now Is the Way: An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness.

"The modern world has overwhelmed us. Anxiety rates are high and we’re more distracted than ever. We're suffering. But it doesn’t have to be this way. By learning how to control our minds, we can control our lives. In this book, Cory offers a fresh guide to mindfulness for you – a person living in the strange and beautiful times of today."

Find out more about Cory's powerful work and listen to his show at

Sep 27, 2019

Holly interviews Jean Marie DiGiovanna, President and CEO of Workshop University who shares her personal practice of creating mindfulness for her own life and helping companies become Renaissance Leaders™ who untap hidden talent and unlock ideas to create a Renaissance Culture™ that recognizes hidden talent, inspires original thinking and brings the heart & soul back into their organization.

Some of the questions Holly and Jean Marie explore:

How do you use grounding practices to inform work and personal life through tapping into intuition?

How can we be more curious by asking more powerful questions?

Jean Marie shares her new tool, Stop Talking, Start Asking. She expresses the importance of the concept of Silence is Attractive. She also touches on the 5 Principles of Creating a Renaissance Culture™ where these principles can live and grow. Find out more at

Also be on the lookout for her upcoming app to help your organization at


Sep 20, 2019

Do You Have the Mindsets that Drive Success?

Holly brings to you one of the experts in this field Ryan Godfredson, PhD., a cutting-edge consultant, trainer, coach and researcher. He is a mindfulness mindset pioneer and works with leaders and organizations to think through their current mindset and shape shifts to drive success.

Ryan is helping people become more of a hero through developing stability, control and efficiency through mindfulness.

According to Ryan, “We make attributions about situations based on our lenses of our mindsets. Becoming aware of these mindsets gives is the ability to become more mindful about how these attributions affect outcomes.”

He contrasts the difference between inward mindset and outward mindset. What if we ask these questions in times of judgement: Do I believe people are doing their best? Who am I being that their light is not shining?

Godfredson has created a mindset assessment tool containing twenty questions to help people awaken to themselves by taking the assessment, offering the ability to label their mindsets and giving feedback on how to shift them.

His assessment tool and upcoming book, Success Mindsets, are accessible at

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:

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