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Sep 28, 2017

This episode originally aired on The Meaningful Way Podcast | Episode 16

Mindfulness... what is it and how does it factor into our everyday conversations? Can it really enhance the relationship we have with ourselves as well as others? We went straight to the authority on the topic. Psychologist, Dr. Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., specializes in helping people have more emotionally healthy, meaningful conversations.

In addition to creating a six-month Mindful Living course starting in January 2017-- -- Dr. Goldstein is the co-founder for the Center for Mindful Living located in West Los Angeles. He pioneered the Mindfulness at Work program available at, as well as the Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness (CALM) program. He is the author of Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion and The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life.

Most importantly, he shares practical insights to help people practice non-violent communication in their daily lives. Let's get talking!

Key Takeaways:

Make lemonade! Understand how Dr. Goldstein's childhood development affected his work in the psychology field and how he used his pain to create a career that helps others... [3:45].

Word to the wise! Create space inside of yourself to reflect and determine the message that's coming up for you. Pause and connect to your wiser, more intuitive self with this sage advice... [5:55].

Mind the moment! Ever wonder if there was a formula to creating sacred moments? The ones that stand still and last the test of time? Check out Dr. Goldstein's groundbreaking research study and what it means for your life -- and your purpose... [11:21].

Inner Connections, Outer Connections! Connecting to ourselves is key to helping us connect with others. Learn how to tune into what you're feeling and how your emotions foster a big impact on those mammoth-sized life decisions we all have to make... [14:39].

Be on the same page! Analyzing, interpreting, and assuming. Learn how to engage with others and speak with them in a way that supports a clear understanding and better communication. Bonus: discover if you truly know where others are coming from when you communicate with them (the signs may surprise you)... [21:06].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.