What you’ll hear in this episode:
• About the importance of practicing mindfulness in everyday situations or through “formal practice” so that we have the skills when we really need them (when we’re stressed out, overwhelmed, or otherwise in distress).
• How to use mindful eating as an everyday mindfulness practice (with a guided exercise to get you started!).
Resources mentioned in this episode:
• The exercise I use in this episode is adapted from the book The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. This book is an excellent resource not only for those who struggle with depression, but also for anyone who may get stuck in anxious or ruminative ways of thinking from time to time (i.e., most of us).
• I also referred back to Episode 3, where we discussed some of the basic principles of mindfulness, such as “non-striving” and”beginner’s mind.” If you didn’t catch that episode, I’d encourage you to go back and check it out.
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