#184 – This is What Being Present Feels Like! – Mindfulness and Gratitude feat. Kirby

Dr. Lauryn has Kirby back on the podcast to talk about all things mindfulness and gratitude. They dive into the JAMA study that inspired this discussion, the usefulness of tracking your mood, if technology has made us less happy, why you should introduce silence into your day, Kirby’s recommendations for where to start if you are brand new, and so much more!

There are a lot of great resources mentioned in this episode, so be sure to head to the bottom of these notes to find all the relevant links!

Episode open, Thanksgiving talk, full-blown Christmas mode (00:00)

The new Santa Claus and debating the order you must watch movies in (02:35)

Highlighting Dr. Monica Rader for joining the Road to Success tier on Patreon (06:02)

Introducing the episode topic and updating everyone on the Multipassionate Chiropreneur Program (09:28)

Opening Prayer (13:45)

The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) study that inspired this discussion, not feeling shame about whatever works the best for your situation (14:43)

General introduction to Mindfulness and how it differs from Gratitude (21:08)

Dr. Lauryn’s current mindfulness and gratitude practices and her attempt at implementing the one breath practice (26:30)

Introducing silence into your day, and the usefulness of tracking your mood (31:00)

Has technology made us less happy, and over working vs being in flow (35:46)

Two types of Knowing, and the benefits of being present (42:45)

Kirby’s three recommendations for someone looking to start a mindfulness practice in their life (48:57)

Bonus writing based gratitude practice (53:30)

Wrapping up and saying goodbye (54:45)

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Journal of American Medical Association study that is referenced can be found here.

Kirby’s three book recommendations related to today’s topic matter are:

Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, which can be found here.

Authentic Happiness, which can be found here.

The Happiness Hypothesis, which can be found here.

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