Mindful Actions

Mindful Actions

Act with intention, live with purpose | Mindful living made easy for busy women dealing with midlife uncertainties such as imposter syndrome and self-doubt. We focus on one simple action every week that you can incorporate into your every day life to build a more confident, balanced, and free mindset. Each episode includes a short discussion about a mindfulness topic followed by an easy 5-minute meditation to help you focus on the intention for the week. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beth-backes/support

Episodes

January 27, 2023 18 min

This episode explores the concept of letting go of the past and judgments that hold us back from living in the present moment. We'll discuss how judgments and attachments to the past can prevent us from being fully present and mindful in our daily lives, and how releasing these judgments can lead to a greater sense of inner peace. We'll also share tips and techniques for letting go and finding acceptance with the people and...

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Explore the concept of mindful eating from an exciting different perspective than the typical "pay attention to what you're eating" mantra. I had a lot of fun chatting this week about how your food choices can vary from day to day, and how it can lead to a more positive relationship with food. We also dive deep into tuning into our bodies and working towards listening to the signals instead of letting our minds control ...

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Let's talk about how to overcome fear-based motivation and embrace growth on your own terms. I get real in this episode sharing mindfulness wisdom and realities of how to identify and overcome limiting beliefs and how to tune into your self-awareness to pursue your passions and live a fulfilling life. Comparison and influencer-marketing can be harsh! Learn how to see past the garbage online and be true to yourself. Through pers...

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Explore the importance of taking time to reflect on what truly matters to you, and how this process can help you align your actions with your values and intentions. This episode dives into the role of balance in leading a fulfilling and meaningful life by cultivating greater self-awareness so you can tap into your inner strengths and passions. So, check in with me this week and meditate with a poem from Yung Pueblo's book, Ligh...

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December 16, 2022 14 min

Take that break with me. We will touch on what it means to create clear energy in your mind. Sit in comfort, peace, and calm with our meditation this week and practice just being present. Stress management during the holidays is really important so you can show up as the best version of yourself....do this for you, not for them. Mindful Actions is here to help you get there. 

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We're forgetting about setting goals this season and instead focusing on living a life full of promise and potential through setting intentions. Intentions help guide us through life so we can live out our dreams. But we first have to figure out what our dreams are. This episode and meditation focus on the mantra "So Hum" which means "I am" so you can open your mind and your heart and confidently choose the next...

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Get in touch with what you truly want out of this month, and out of life, with this meditation session on setting intentions. Learn what to focus on and what to avoid while thinking about who you want to be. I'm feeling optimistic and inspired that the kindness we share through mindfulness and this community will change the world. Ready to join me in the mindful movement? Let's do this! 

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Is the constant pull between new and old relationships with family and friends extra stressful during the holiday’s? How about the memory and guilt of old traditions vs creating new traditions? Let’s chat about this from a mindfulness perspective and meditate on it to help us get through this holiday season. 

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  • Pema Chödrön Quote: "Nothing ever goes away, until it has taught us what we need to know". 
  • Breath co...
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    Raise your hand if you're bored with writing down the 3 things you're grateful for every single morning. Just like anything in life, if you let it become a habit you do on autopilot, it will get boring and you'll be more likely to drop the habit and move on to something else. But I'm not going to let that happen, because practicing gratitude and meditation can still be really fun and exciting! Try out the tips from ...

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    Do you trust your intuition? Do you feel like your gut feelings are protecting you, or holding you back? Learn about some of the different responses and feelings surrounding how to be aware of your instincts with me this week. The meditation portion will dive into the effects of a blocked third eye chakra and how to be more open to your intuition. Plus, here how my intuition lead me to experience some great things this week! 

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    We're having a nice, lighthearted conversation this week. Let's sit down and have a friendly chat. We're going to start off with us just pretending we're having coffee and catching up. Use this time to help you identify what you need the most in relationships, what you might be missing, and how you respond to others. Mindfulness helps with self discovery and self love. Improving your relationships starts within. Onc...

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    October 23, 2022 13 min

    Self love, self confidence, self esteem, and self acceptance. Call it whatever you want, but the most asked question about this is how do we get more of it? This week we talk about a strategy you can use to help identify where the self doubt comes from, and how you can switch your perspective around into self love for growth. 

    MINDFUL ACTION: Practice the backtracking strategy to identify the reason why you're feeling down abou...

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    There are no guarantees in life. So, let's talk about how to show up for your life by combining hard work and manifestation to reach your goals and your dreams. The best outlook on life comes from both of these. You won't live a happy life if you only rely on hard work, or if you only rely on manifestation/prayer. Both play a huge part in happiness and quality of life. 

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    Mindfulness and meditation teachers often say the phrase “your feelings are valid”. But what does that actually mean? We’re going to break it down and learn how to apply this concept to our everyday lives and interpret the emotional regulation of the ups and downs that we experience. The mindfulness quote I mentioned in the meditation is from mindful.org

    This weeks mindful action:

  • Log and track your emotions multiple times each d...
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    We all procrastinate on some things in life. Whether it's more task-oriented or self care-oriented. Mindfulness can help with that! Focusing on being present and knowing what would be most beneficial in this moment will help you understand your intentions behind procrastination. Let's practice intentional procrastination this week and work on being more productive.


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    September 18, 2022 15 min

    We're covering an important topic this week to make sure mindfulness and meditation is inclusive and accessible to everyone. We'll answer questions like what is trauma sensitive mindfulness, or what is trauma-informed mindfulness. In summary, it's recognizing that a traumatic event may be triggered through mindfulness and meditation when someone is recalling memories or certain feelings. One of the steps covered in this...

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    Most of the time, we don't pay attention to our lives. We just go about our daily routines without putting much thought into our actions. In episode 32, let’s explore the little everyday tasks we can start paying more attention to and being more present for. Tuning into the seemingly boring parts of life can actually make life more fun and exciting! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beth-backes/support
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    Here is a simple guided transcendental meditation, or mantra meditation, for beginners to help you deepen your practice and your focus. We will recite the mantra Sat Nam, which means "I am truth" or "truth is my essence". Listen to episode 31, "Why Is Meditation So Hard", for ideas on connecting this meditation to how and why we focus for stress relief and anxiety. 

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    September 4, 2022 14 min
    How do I empty my mind? That's a common question, and misconception about meditation. Meditation actually causes you to get into your head. It doesn't make you clear your mind, it makes you stop and think. It makes you think about you and your life, the impact you have on the world, and the impact the world has on you. So this week we're talking about why meditation is so hard. I will be publishing two more short medita...
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    Break down the RAIN method of mindfulness this week to beat out stress and feeling overwhelmed. The RAIN method is about recognizing, allowing, investigating, and nurturing. Let's discuss how just slightly reformatting the words you say to yourself can totally shift your mindset. The words you say to yourself, and others, matter. Mindset matters. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beth-backes/support
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