Mindful Living with Athea Davis

Mindful Living with Athea Davis

Are you ready to become the person everyone loves (including yourself)?! Imagine being filled with purpose, joy, and focused energy. Every. Single. Day. Join host, Athea Davis, author & educator, for practical, fun, and relatable mindfully-infused insights, information, and inspiration that you can apply in your life, family, and school or business. Now, let's get started. Choose to be the person today you want to become tomorrow! Follow Athea on social media - @atheadavis on IG, FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Purchase her book, Today’s Gonna Be Awesomesauce: Daily Meditations for Youth, Parents and Families on Amazon

Episodes

May 5, 2021 67 min

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about how one entrepreneur, creative, leader, and parent struggled with anxiety and depression for years, what she’s doing to thrive despite her mental health struggles, and why she’s talking about it now. 

My special guest Melissa Bernstein, along with her husband Doug, is the Co-Founder of the toy company Melissa & Doug, which has created over 5,000 children’s prod...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about how you and the young people in your life can use 7 mindfully-informed principles that I personally use as a parent and teacher to create a healthy relationship to technology and social media. 

I hope you and the young people in your life find them valuable. Would love to know what you think!

If you have any questions, thoughts, or comments I would love to hear from...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about how yoga and mindfulness are making their innovative mark in classrooms and schools around the globe. 

I thought it was the perfect way to celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast, as the work of Yoga Ed. aligns completely with my mission on the podcast: focused energy, joy, and purpose every single day - for young people and big people alike! 

My special guest, B...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about how to recognize trauma, the best practices for trauma recovery, and how to build resilience in community.

My special guest, Lisa Cherry is an author and a leading international trainer and consultant, specializing in assisting those in education, social care, and fostering to understand trauma, recovery, and resilience for vulnerable children, young people and fam...

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March 21, 2021 57 min

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On this week’s podcast episode I’m talking about toxic positivity. 

Toxic positivity is a form of communication that can invalidate the complexity of our emotional terrain. As I discuss in this episode, it’s the tendency to invalidate difficult emotions such as anger, fear, frustration, sadness, and grief. 

I wanted to spend some time on this topic because while I’m a big advocate of having a positive growth mindse...

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February 28, 2021 58 min

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about how to manage your anxiety, turn your mistakes into big learning lessons, how to set effective boundaries, and healing your mental and emotional health with animals

My special guest, Jess Lee, is an author, blogger, storyteller, homesteader, donkey rescuer, and mental and chronic illness advocate who believes in loving our whole selves, broken pieces and all. She w...

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February 20, 2021 60 min

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about how to live a purpose-filled life by adopting a variety of health, wellness, spirituality, and mindset tools to help you fuel your mind, body, and heart to reach your dreams and goals.  

My special guest, Kristel Bauer, started her company + podcast, Live Greatly, to inspire others to awaken to their ultimate potential. 

Kristel is a wellness expert, female entr...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about how we can help our kids navigate uncertainty, gain focus, and increase emotional stability through mindful arts & literacy.  

My special guest, Andrew Nance, is the founder and lead trainer for Mindful Arts San Francisco. He offers trainings and assemblies around the globe for libraries, and school districts to provide the principles of mindfulness to students...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about low self-worth, how it can create an insidious parenting dynamic with our kids that causes unnecessary mental and emotional pain and suffering, and how to break the cycle so our kids grow up confident and emotionally intelligent. 

With her groundbreaking research, Maggie Nick has cultivated a global community of cycle breakers – parents changing the trajectory of t...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m sharing how one mindfulness & yoga educator in schools has pivoted her teaching practices in the pandemic, and personally grown in the process. 

Jodi Smith, or “Ms. Yoga”, as she is lovingly called by her students, has taught yoga and mindfulness to over 800 children full-time at KIPP Connect Primary in Houston, Texas since 2017. Jodi centers her lessons on social-emotional learning, social ju...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m sharing how one science educator of almost twenty years has successfully incorporated mindfulness into her classroom. 

My special guest, Melissa Chouinard-Jahant, has taught middle school science for almost twenty years, and uses mindfulness in her classroom to promote social and emotional well-being among her students. Melissa is also an active blogger, and moderates the #teach...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about how wilderness therapy can help heal anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  

My special guest today, is Erik Schlimmer. Erik is an author, speaker, adventurer, and therapist. He’s hiked more than 16,000 miles, summitted more than 2,000 mountains, and camped more than 1,000 nights. 

Erik is a clinical social worker, licensed therapist, and author o...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m sharing one of my fave year-end practices – intentions, word stones, and fire ceremony. 

2020 has been a heck of a year filled with so many different emotions. We’ve had to adapt in so many ways using zoom rooms, social distancing, masking, and seeing each other in real face-to-face time less and less. 

It’s been filled with loss, grief, pain, disappointment and so many challenge...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about how you can find the answers you are seeking by tuning into the discernment of your heart. 

It’s really an art, and a science (like most things in life, right?!). It’s not about choosing the mind intelligence over the heart intelligence, but using them together. 

My special guest today, is Moncef Afkir. Moncef’s journey is a testament to how we can tune into the dis...

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November 29, 2020 48 min

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m sharing all about how to introduce affirmations to your kids so they can shift their negative self-talk to a more empowering inner dialogue using affirmations. 

Affirmations, or the power of positive self-talk, can help your kids shift their mindset during challenging times so they can act from a place of empowered being instead of spiraling down into the dark abyss of negative ...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about how to let go, control less, and align more with the life you actually want to live.  

My special guest, Heather Chauvin, is a leadership coach who helps ambitious, overwhelmed women conquer their fears and become leaders at home and at work. She is also the host of Mom Is In Control Podcast

Heather and I talk about how to let go of unhealthy attachments and creat...

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November 1, 2020 68 min

Happy Day, Friend! 

On this week’s podcast episode, I’m sharing my latest tips and tricks that I’ve been personally using to optimize my mind and body in the midst of a really, really hard season – collectively and individually.

In early July, my health took a down turn with my skin breaking out in uncomfortable, and at times, debilitating, hives on my body and hands. I had to completely revise my normal eating and supplement routine...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about the nature of self and our real Self, also known as our spiritual nature. 

My special guest, Sujan Shah, is a mindfulness practitioner and keynote speaker.  

Sujan grew up talking about philosophy around his family dinner table, and now talks to others about the nature of who we are, what our greater purpose is from this spiritual perspective, and why this informati...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about mental health. 

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, and throughout the month of October there are a variety of organizations raising awareness about mental health. 

As many of you know, mental health awareness is near and dear to my heart, and I wanted to take the opportunity to share an incredibly inspiring journey of how one man's battle with suicidal ide...

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On this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking about whole child education and how to create a positive culture in your classroom, school, or home. 

My special guest, Jennifer Appel, is an educator, coach, speaker, and writer who wants to create an environment where all students are able to learn and become passionate about serving others. She’s also the author of the new children’s book, Award Winning Dog

We chat a...

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