Here in the Now Podcast

Here in the Now Podcast

In this podcast, educator and mindfulness champion JG Larochette explores wellness for educators, with tailored episodes throughout the school year dedicated to teacher personal well-being and how to integrate it into working with youth. Episodes touch on topics such as stress management, gratitude, and non-judgement. Here in the Now is the go-to mental wellness podcast for educators!


January 7, 2023 24 min

In Episode 11 of Here and the Now Podcast: An Educator Wellness Experience, host JG Larochette at Mindful Life Project, discusses the importance of cultivating a strong and loving connection to our purest authentic nature. With this time of year being often about trying to become all that we feel like we are not. What if we actually worked more on unbecoming all that we have been conditioned to be that isn't our authentic selve...

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In episode 10 of Here in the Now Podcast, host JG Larochette from Mindful Life Project, drops into prioritizing what matters. Often with the stress response, or the naturally wiring of the brain for negative bias, we get lost in these cycles of thoughts and emotions that take us away from the present moment and what really matters most. So what matters? Find out by checking out the episode and the practice!

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December 2, 2022 29 min

Episode 9 is out! This episode is all about how to use the Holiday Season (if you celebrate it or not) as a great teacher and practice of mindfulness. Many people can't wait for the Holidays and wish it were the holidays all year long, while others despise this time of year and wish it never existed. And on both spectrums stress seems to grow this time of year. This episode breaks down the deep relevance of how to build present...

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Episode 8 of Here in the Now Podcast goes into seeing our internal and external behaviors as symptoms connected to deeper root causes. This is explored on both the individual level as people, and then in the context of working with youth. As humans we can create unhealthy internal patterns caused by different lived experiences that often come up as our needs were met or not. For example, if we felt not heard, valued or a sense of b...

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October 7, 2022 22 min

In Episode 7 of Here in the Now Podcast, host JG Larochette, goes into waiting as a state of mind. As educators we often get caught in cycles of wanting it to be the future. The next 3 day weekend, the next week off, the next Summer vacation. This often leads to strong emotions and mental and emotional health challenges. In this episode we learn how to navigate our thoughts, emotions, and the patterns that arise because of them, by...

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In Episode 6 of Here in the Now Podcast, Host JG Larochette from Mindful Life Project discusses how hard it is to let go of the past, especially when it has been hard parts of our past, but how important for healing and mental health it is to let go and let be. As Autumn is here we see how nature allows the letting go, and letting be and renewal come in its natural flow. We as humans can connect to that same pattern through a deepe...

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In Episode 5 of Here in the Now, host JG Larochette talks about being "the eye of the storm" as educators. Being an educator during this time is being in a complex layered "storm" that is felt in so many ways. At the same time we are seeing how the mental and emotional health of our youth is an all time crisis. In this episode JG talks about how to not only counter the "storms" but also how to become extreme...

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September 2, 2022 18 min

Being a human is a journey that takes many paths and when we look deeply inward with compassion we can begin to unravel the joys, the sadnesses, the pain, the love, and everything in between. Being an educator means that we also do this yearly with our students. Healing is an all of the time thing that doesn't have a destination. Join host of Here in the Now on a discussion on healing, investing and working on this path with ou...

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Here in the Now Episode 3, Host JG Larochette discusses emotions, what are they, why are they showing up and how to navigate them with mindfulness. As individuals we have often been trained to avoid, neglect, and resist strong emotions which often create reactivity and mental and emotional health challenges. With mindfulness however, we welcome ALL EMOTIONs as "best friends", notice where they show up, and bring non judgmen...

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In this episode of Here in the Now Podcast, JG Larochette talks about what holding space for self and youth can look like with a mindfulness and compassion practice. As educators, we are constantly holding and creating space with our youth but often we get caught up in the assessing the external world/the class and forget to be consistently checking in on the internal world/our self and what is arising moment to moment. Today the p...

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Join JG Larochette for a talk about what might be arising as we come back to school. Emotions show up and often they are connected to thoughts of the future or the past. Listen to some offerings on how to navigate back to school and then do a mindful sit to use breath and

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