Life is the Practice

Life is the Practice

Would you like to be a better parent or a partner? A better colleague? Are you ready to break from unwanted habits and get over the burden of the past? In all those matters, mindfulness can be a catalyst of change and a resource you can always tap into. In this podcast, capitalizing on his experience as an executive coach and a meditation teacher, Juan Alvarez explores how to integrate mindfulness into your daily routine. All of it without fuss or fanfare, bringing simple meditation techniques to the center of your personal and professional relationships so you can be more present, peaceful, and purposeful. FOLLOW JUAN & LIFE IS THE PRACTICE: Website | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


May 26, 2023 25 mins

What is the greatest gift we can give our most intimate partners in life? Staying present. In this episode of Life is the Practice I am explaining, very simply, why it’s so important to be mindful in our relationships. Consciousness brings us a sense of purpose and peace not only individually but also within the context of our identity as a couple. You’ll learn on this episode about techniques for bringing awareness as well as step...

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Being and Doing. Do you think of these as separate states, mutually exclusive or even in conflict with one another? In this episode of Life is the Practice I am breaking down what it looks like to weave presence into our everyday lives. In the car. At the dinner table. Standing in line at the grocery store. There are simple ways to bring mindfulness and – when our minds stray – to guide ourselves back. In the present moment, we cul...

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March 24, 2023 19 mins

Anxiety is woven into so much of contemporary life, driving all kinds of behaviors that neither serve nor center us. This episode of Life is the Practice focuses on an alternative path to sustainable well-being – one I have myself traveled. I am eager to share what I have learned about locating – and holding onto – our core “selves” even when we feel overwhelmed or unable to control the swirl of modern life. We are looking at the s...

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February 24, 2023 18 mins

One of the many wondrous things about children is their ability to open us up to new ways of thinking and being. They invite us as parents to be fully present, letting go of egoic patterns and beliefs that do not serve. This episode of Life is the Practice responds to questions frequently asked by clients who have little ones: Are there tools I can use to embody The Practice and share the power of mindfulness with them? In this epi...

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December 15, 2022 31 mins

If you have wondered what that inner voice is – the one that is self-critical, wounding or full of doubt – we are taking a closer look on this episode of Life is the Practice. Known as “the Egoic State,” the noisy, negative chatter so many of us carry within us as we move through daily life has the power to erode not only our inner peace but to destabilize and create meanness in the world at large. If only, like the plants and anim...

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November 11, 2022 14 mins

And so, my friends, we have come to one of the more practical aspects of creating a mindful, peaceful, and purposeful life: How to build a meditation practice. On this fourth episode of Life is the Practice, we explore the essential elements of a daily meditation routine. We’ll discuss creating a comfortable, safe space to practice and what sort of seated posture might work best for you. Most importantly, you’ll learn about the imp...

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October 12, 2022 16 mins

What exactly is this thing, the here and now? We know it has something to do with being present to our lives, but why is it a desirable place to be – and so hard to find? I myself had those same questions when I came to my practice so many years ago now. Our brains can be very uncooperative! They like us to be distracted constantly with thinking, thinking, thinking. But with awareness and discipline, we can align with something dif...

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October 12, 2022 13 mins

To bring consistency and meaning to our practices, we must start with a single question: Why am I doing this? In this episode of Life Is The Practice, I am asking you to wonder about the motivation behind our desire to be mindful. I’ll also share some very simple – but powerful – ways to push back against self-defeating, self-serving thoughts by cultivating “altruistic intention.” Getting stuck in an “egoic state” is a common and f...

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October 12, 2022 17 mins

Welcome to our inaugural episode of Life is the Practice, a voyage into mindfulness and the power of staying present in our lives. I hope you’ll consider me a companion or teacher, or guide as we explore the techniques I’ve developed over 25 years as an executive coach and meditation teacher dedicated to bringing purpose and peace to our everyday experience.

You are, without a doubt, ready to embark on this journey if you:

  • Wo...
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September 8, 2022 3 mins

Have you lost touch with the treasure of life within you? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Noise, distraction, and conflict conspire daily to separate us from our essence. That’s why I’m offering Life is the Practice, a podcast designed to lead you to a more present, peaceful, purposeful state of being. With each upcoming episode, I’ll share the program I’ve developed while working with clients and students. 

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