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Episode 161: Experimenting with Meditation and Mindfulness – Part 2

About a month ago, I challenged myself to a month of practicing meditation. 

As I shared in Part One of this series, I didn’t have a consistent meditation practice prior to this experiment. In fact, I was pretty resistant to it in the first place. (Be sure to go back and listen to this episode if you haven’t yet!)

But I was inspired to give meditation another try because of all the stress and anxiety in the world right now. 

As I share in the episode, I made it to 30 days of practicing meditation and mindfulness. Technically, it was two weeks of meditation and two weeks of mindfulness—and I get into why I broke it into chunks like this in the episode. 

Of course, I had to invite my friend and podcast producer, Sean McMullin of Yellow House Media, back to the show to chat with me about my experience. As you heard in the first part of this series, Sean is someone who not only knows me well—but he also has a meditation practice of his own and I figured he’d be the perfect person to keep me accountable. 

I learned so much from this experience and I learned even more through my conversation with Sean. 

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • What went well and what didn’t go well in my meditation and mindfulness experiment
  • The role my BFF and my Monger played in the experiment 
  • Sean and I discuss the role of neuro-diversity, rules, and rigidities and how something as small as closing my eyes became a HUGE stumbling block for me in my practice
  • What my meditation and mindfulness plans look like moving forward

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