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Sep 28, 2017

This episode originally aired on The Meaningful Way Podcast | Episode 3

Do you sometimes let the troubles of your day consume you? Is it hard to silence the world’s constant chatter? You’re not alone! It’s overwhelming and it leaves you more exhausted than you may realize. Carla Naumburg reminds us what we need to do to get back on track to find our “center”.

Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a writer with a background in clinical social work in academia. She is the author of Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and more. She is, like most parents, a mother who works tirelessly to connect with her children, while building a meaningful life. In this episode, fall back in love or discover for the first time what being in the moment really feels like. Your connection with the world is waiting…

Key Takeaways:

Shhh… Turn on airplane mode. From the moment you leave the house to the last minute before you fall asleep, you are “on”. The truth about multitasking is we’re not good at it, and we’re not built to be. The concept of mindfulness is growing rapidly, but what IS it and where do you find it? Start here… [4:07].

Ah-ha… There it is! You’ve discovered what it’s like to live in the present moment. That’s the first step. So what does that mean for your future? Mindful living might not be very noticeable at first, but if you look closely it might resemble something like this… [10:25].

Gasp… You’ve become your mother/father! Your parenting style is very much reflective of what you experienced as a child, but now it’s time to turn the table. See your child as they are, see the situation for what it is, and decide where to go from there. Ready to release the parent-child power struggle? Find out how at [15:43].

Hooray…. You did it! You’ve mastered the art of mindfulness! Now that you know what it feels like to stop the world for two seconds, see what you can do to capture that feeling over and over again. Distractions are everywhere, so try a few of these tips first at [26:07]. Hint: you’re already doing one of them daily!

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