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The Mindful Creative - with Ian Davis

The Mindful Creative - with Ian Davis

April 17, 2022

 Today we are speaking Ian Davis, creator of the ‘My daily vibe Journal’, Clubhouse host for the Mindful Creative to cultivate presence and reduce stress and has roughly 29k  followers on Clubhouse and the Mindful Creative group has over 273k members. he speaks with luminaries on how taking and cultivating a mindful approach to their day impacts their lives and creativity.  It was one of these clubhouse sessions that I first met Ian and I was fortunate enough to speak and share my thoughts with the group.  If you're not familiar with Clubhouse, Ian helps to break it down and how he got involved in it, and also how helping a friend's business led him down a path of meditation and mindfulness. 

Check out ClubHouse every Monday and Wednesday for Mindful Monday’s and Mid-week Reset.

The Mindful Creative™ is a practical wellness community of Creative Vibes Only®(CVO) offering Mindful Moments, tangible tools, strategies and resources for the creative community to cultivate presence, reduce stress, reset and tap in to be your highest and best self.

Download the MindfulNEWS podcast wherever you get your podcasts and also check out mindfulnews.uk for videos and meditations (apple podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mindfulnews/id889027832)

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2022 Q&A with Mindfulness father, Jon Kabat-Zinn

2022 Q&A with Mindfulness father, Jon Kabat-Zinn

March 6, 2022

Welcome to this very special episode of the Mindfulnews podcast.  We catch up with the father of modern day mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn, who's incredible work for over 40 years has put together the Mindfulness based stress reduction program that is being used world wide and at the core at dealing with stress and anxiety globally but also providing a guide to being Mindful.  I am joined by my good friend Jonathan Baker who not only helps me to run Jon’s Facebook group, but also helps to share Mindfulness through music and guided meditations. 

To join the Facebook group - click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/23758239952

Or search Jon kabat-Zinn on Facebook and join the group.

There were many great questions being asked on the facebook group and this chat with Jon is to catch up and ask these questions so that we can share the wisdom and feed it back to the group.

We get into subjects like dualism, no duality, awareness, vs witness and observer, and dig deep into some of the most important questions on this amazing topic. 

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Secrets to Happiness at work with Dr. Tracy Brower

Secrets to Happiness at work with Dr. Tracy Brower

February 5, 2022

Welcome to our Feb podcast featuring Dr. Tracy Brower, VP at workplace insight, author of The Secrets to Happiness at Work and Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work and a wonderfully kind and knowledgeable human being. It was after reading and being inspired by her article on Empathy and management in Forbes magazine, that I had to reach out and ask my own questions.

We talk about the:

  • work life balance
  • how to be a better leader by understanding employee anxiety and stress
  • why work is a place for us to satisfy our needs for social connections
  • the industrial revolution and the effect this had on our social identity
  • working for money vs working for what you love
  • the key skills of the future
  • how mindfulness will be playing a massive role in accelerating these skills
  • we end on Tracys top three key management skills for the future.

Tracy is also a contributor for Forbes.com and Fast Company, and a Vice President of Workplace Insights with Steelcase.  For more about Tracy visit https://tracybrower.com/

 

The Happiness Trap with Dr. Russ Harris

The Happiness Trap with Dr. Russ Harris

January 5, 2022

We kick off 2022 with a wonderful conversation with therapist, coach and author of many self help books including the incredible Happiness Trap, Dr Russ Harris. Adam Stolerman with TritonExec introduced me last year to the Happiness trap and he joins me on the co-host to dig into the questions that matter most to us. 

Russ talks about:

  • His difficult upbringing, issues with drinking and over eating
  • His journey from graduation to becoming more interested in the psychological side
  • ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • The evolution of negative thinking and why this is important today
  • The definition of values and creating your own
  • What happiness really is and what matters most

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The Happiness Trap (2022) book available here on Amazon

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Search inside yourself with Google‘s Chade-Meng Tan

Search inside yourself with Google‘s Chade-Meng Tan

December 16, 2021

Chade is almost single handedly responsible for introducing mindfulness corporate-wide at Google, where he worked as an engineer before his role changed in order to focus on bringing joy to employees.  This led him to meet some of the most influential people in the world from President Obama to his Holiness the Dalai Lama.  

His book, Joy on Demand is helping to inspire and change lives around the world, and is a great guide into the world of Mindfulness and ultimately Happiness.  
 
With love, Gui, Mindfulness podcaster/teacher/vlogger
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15 min meditation

15 min meditation

August 8, 2021
What we love about Eckhart Tolle’s Power Of Now

What we love about Eckhart Tolle’s Power Of Now

June 13, 2021

Eckhart Tolle's work had a significant impact on the speed and depth of my understanding of how to be in the present moment.  As a mindfulness coach, for all students who complete the course, I will always recommend that they read the Power of now to deepen their understanding and learning of the benefits of mindfulness.  Jonathan is a great friend of mine, mindfulness practitioner and another person I suggest to read Eckhart's book.  This was life changing to Jonathan as it has been for many people and this episode focusses on what we both love about Tolle and how his work impacted us.  

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Find your Headspace - with founder, Andy Puddicombe

Find your Headspace - with founder, Andy Puddicombe

June 4, 2021

What a great honour it is to talk with Andy Puddicombe, co-founder and the voice of the amazing Headspace app and website. The Headspace mission to improve the happiness and health in the world is making great progress and has become the most impactful mediation tool.  We talk about Andy's long term friendship with Action for Happiness, his 10 year monastic journey and how this led to creating the Headspace app.  We also talk about Headspace's contribution to the scientific research and get a unique insight into the patterns and trends that Andy has noticed, especially following the global pandemic and his outlook on the next five years.  I get to share my personal story about Headspace and it's impact on my life and I get to geek out in appreciation and end on community and how we can all help to take more action.

We also talk about all the wonderful resources that are available for free such as his 'weathering the storm' section, mindful movement classes and much more.  Try it for free today at headspace.com

Gui -Action for Happiness podcast host

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Emotional Intelligence - with Dr. Dan Goleman and Dr.Mark Williamson

Emotional Intelligence - with Dr. Dan Goleman and Dr.Mark Williamson

February 6, 2021

Dr. Dan Goleman shares how Emotional Intelligence can help us live happier lives and contribute to a better world. This conversation with Dr. Mark Williamson was recorded at an Action for Happiness event on 24 November 2020 www.actionforhappiness.org.

Full Youtube conversation with the audience questions available here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ADA5LcNzIE

Mindfulness at work…with my boss, Sean Carroll

Mindfulness at work…with my boss, Sean Carroll

January 4, 2021

We're back with our first Mindfulnews episode for 2021!  This is quite a special one for me as my guest today, Sean Carroll, is someone I've known for about 13 years.  I would make regular visits to Milwuakee for work and Sean was bar tending at the local watering hole, Mo's Irish pub.  Over the years this friendship grew, and then out of nowhere, he joined the software company I work for and soon became my boss.  Ive been lucky enough to have great bosses, and Sean is right up there with the best. The magic of this friendship really took hold as I introduced Sean to mindfulness.  He had reached out to me following some personal challenges, dealing with anger, frustration, relationships.  He didn't know much about mindfulness but he knew he wanted to give it a go.   Cut to almost a year later, his mindfulness practice is going strong and he is closer to his family and more present to them than he has ever been. The transformation is quite remarkable and a great testament to the benefits of Mindfulness.  We talk about his 15 years of software experience, the loss of his parents, dealing with death and the mental illness of a close friend.  We also talk about the lessons learned from being a bartender, and we dig into the multiple benefits that he now enjoys from mindfulness.  

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Gui

Mads from Shuttle Life (200k subscribers!) talks with BadmintonNEWS

Mads from Shuttle Life (200k subscribers!) talks with BadmintonNEWS

June 13, 2020

Welcome to the BadmintonNEWS podcast.  This is only our third episode and today we have the privilege of having Mads from shuttle life join us.  Mads shuttle life channel has morphed into a powerhouse of badminton training videos with over 200,000 subscribers.  Mads talks about how he got into Badminton, his friendship with Anders Antonsen, going to school together and training together for 7 years.  We also dig into doubles tactics, strategy and mindset.  Visit shuttle life for the best badminton training videos : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXYpDcoYJk8CTGLUscj2Tgg

BadmintonNEWs is a channel to discuss in depth the beautiful nuances about the game we love and we get to do it amongst good friends and badminton partners.  There is nothing that we love to do more than talk about badminton, so please hit the subscribe button, like our channel and show your love.

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‘All exams cancelled’ the effects of Corona on teachers and students -with maths teacher Anh Nguyen

‘All exams cancelled’ the effects of Corona on teachers and students -with maths teacher Anh Nguyen

May 1, 2020

For the first time in peace time, all exams have been cancelled. With the government locking down its people and closing all schools/colleges, what effect is this having on teachers and students.  What happens to students who are trying to get into their preferred colleges or universities? what about their end of year grades?  What about the teachers who all of a sudden need to adapt and teach from home online? What have been the challenges facing schools and what about the stress this is causing for all involved?

Anh Nguyen is a great friend but also a maths teacher at the largest college in London.  He is also part of the online learning team charged with providing the tools and the training for teachers so that they can teach their classes from home.  He shares the time line of events that led up to the school closures and the impact this is having for all involved.

Gui 

Mindfulness in Schools Project - with Claire Kelly

Mindfulness in Schools Project - with Claire Kelly

April 22, 2020

If you want to teach young people mindfulness, you've got to understand it from the inside out - The Mindfulness in schools project helps schools and youth organisations to develop mindfulness initiatives and Claire's role is to develop classroom friendly materials and train teachers to deliver them.

We get into the struggle of mass implementation, the Myriad project (headed up by Oxford University) one of the largest mindfulness in education research projects, we discuss the 5000 teachers trained and the 500000 children reached, the randomised control trial involving 8000 students and 250 teachers. And the big question ‘Does mindfulness help with exam results’.  

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society.  You can join thousands of others who are spreading a bit more happiness in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities. Our website has all the information you need to sign up for our ‘exploring what matters course’ and also details about facilitating one yourself, all the information is online, and we are here to answer any questions you have. 

Don’t forget to subscribe, like and follow to keep up to date with all our content.  Find out more at AFH.org.  Join the movement, be the change.

Gui - @mindfulnews.uk

‘All exams cancelled’ the effects of Corona on teachers and students -with maths teacher Anh Nguyen

‘All exams cancelled’ the effects of Corona on teachers and students -with maths teacher Anh Nguyen

April 14, 2020

For the first time in peace time, all exams have been cancelled. With the government locking down its people and closing all schools/colleges, what effect is this having on teachers and students.  What happens to students who are trying to get into their preferred colleges or universities? what about their end of year grades?  What about the teachers who all of a sudden need to adapt and teach from home online? What have been the challenges facing schools and what about the stress this is causing for all involved?

Anh Nguyen is a great friend but also a maths teacher at the largest college in London.  He is also part of the online learning team charged with providing the tools and the training for teachers so that they can teach their classes from home.  He shares the time line of events that led up to the school closures and the impact this is having for all involved.

Great to be back on the podcast - more at mindfulnews.uk

Gui @mindfulnews.uk

The Wanderful path to happiness - with David Pearl

The Wanderful path to happiness - with David Pearl

April 3, 2020

On today’s episode we have the pleasure of speaking with performer, author and public speaker David Pearl.  He shares the story behind Street Wisdom and the key insights from his new book 'Wanderful: Human Navigation for a Complex World' on this AFH episode. 

David worked at the Royal Opera House as the boy soprano soloist for 4 years and Later in his life he played Double Bass, touring as a member of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. In 2009, David founded a not-for-profit social enterprise called Street Wisdom and we dig into this international, volunteer-led, movement that is active in more than 20 countries. We also talk about his latest book Wanderful, playing the piano, helping others, urban mindfulness and how to use the streets to answer questions.

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Gui

Engineer your path to Joy - Carpool podcast with Mo Gawdat

Engineer your path to Joy - Carpool podcast with Mo Gawdat

September 7, 2019

We are back on the road for another Carpool podcast. Our guest today is Mo Gawdat and he is the former Chief Business Officer for Google X, an entrepreneur, and the author of the book Solve for Happy. His understanding of Happiness is truly remarkable having spent over a decade researching and reading on the subject following the tragic death of his 21-year-old son. We talk about how he was able to turn this terrible event into a wonderful life of helping others and inspired his mission to make one billion people happy. Mo and I drive through west London, from Hammersmith to victoria via Buckingham Palace in all its glory. Mo’s breakdown of life, happiness, suffering, meditation, politics is a breath of fresh air and hits at the core. Visit www.actionforhappiness.org for more information, videos and podcasts.

Gui - Podcast host www.mindfulnews.uk

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What sport teaches us about life - with BBC’s Simon Mundie

What sport teaches us about life - with BBC’s Simon Mundie

June 6, 2019

In this episode, I am joined by BBC radio sports presenter and Podcaster, Simon Mundie.  Simon talks about the common themes and learning lessons following his many interviews, especially those around psychology, wellbeing and resilience in sport.  We talk about Mindfulness and the significant impact this has had not only in his life but for many high performing athletes. His colleague and very good friend of mine, Marv, co-hosts this episode and this is truly one of my most enjoyable and fun podcast conversations. 

Do check out Simon's podcast 'Don't tell me the score' here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06qbt0y/episodes/downloads

Check out my archive of videos, guided meditations and podcasts at www.mindfulnews.uk

Yours truly - Gui

How ‘I think, therefore I am’ prepared me for Mindfulness

How ‘I think, therefore I am’ prepared me for Mindfulness

September 23, 2018
We often hear about the benefits of mindfulness but we rarely hear any talk about the deepest aspects that mindfulness can help to reveal such as why are we here? what is our purpose, what is happiness? what are we? What if you were being tricked by an evil demon and everyday you woke up believing you were living on earth, doing earthly things, but in-fact this was an illusion and you were just a brain in a jar, plugged into the 'matrix' - how differently would you live your life?
 
What if Mindfulness could show you that the image of your self and your ego is an illusion, what if mindfulness could help answer some of the biggest and most profound questions that the philosophers have forever been debating. We discuss this on the podcast and have a really fun introspective conversation about our experiences. 
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Action for Happiness Director, Mark Williamson

Action for Happiness Director, Mark Williamson

August 12, 2018

On this episode, we speak to the Action for Happiness Director, Mark Williamson. Mark joins me at the Renaissance Podcast studios and talks about his personal journey, his corporate background, Mindfulness and his introduction to Lord Layard that led him to this incredible charity.  Mark breaks down what Action for Happiness is, it's mission, the courses, the goals, and also reflects on the results and success so far. 

Mark has become a very good friend to both Anh and I, and has played a big role in taking our podcast to the next level.  He leads by example and is dedicating his life to leading the AFH charge and being the change in the world that he wishes to see.

If you'd like to help create a happier and kinder world then please get involved with Action for Happiness. You can join thousands of others who are helping to spread a bit more happiness in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities. Find out more at actionforhappiness.org for more information about upcoming talks, the courses, the community and previous podcasts episodes. 

Join the movement. Be the change

Gui and Anh

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Mindfulness Study at Cambridge University with Julieta Galante

Mindfulness Study at Cambridge University with Julieta Galante

June 23, 2018

We return a year later to talk with Mindfulness researcher at Cambridge University, Julieta Galante.  We talk about the encouraging results and findings that invovled over 600 students accross 31 colleges. 

The links we discuss can be found here: 

1) www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(17)30231-1/fulltext

2) https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/dec/18/mindfulness-boosts-student-mental-health-during-exams-cambridge-university-study-finds?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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