Episodes
Hello and welcome to episode 239 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, you'll learn about some common cognitive errors your mind can make. These errors include: 1: Remembering things incorrectly 2: Taking shortcuts that don't result in accurate opinions or good decisions 3: Conforming unnecessarily  I hope you enjoy learning more about these mistakes your mind can make, but remember your mind is still incredibly powerful! Thank you so much for listening and I hope you have a...
Published 07/30/20
Hello and welcome to episode 238 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, you'll hear about minor frustrations that can appear in everyday life, and how to reduce their impact.  Strategies to reduce daily minor frustrations include: 1: Be proactive and eliminate frustrations early 2: Communicate well with others to compromise and solve frustrations 3: Use mindfulness so frustrations don't sap additional time and energy (don't forget to head to www.rachaelkable.com to find out more...
Published 07/23/20
Hello and welcome to episode 237 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover four ways to start the morning with positive energy, including: Go outside and enjoy the sunshine or fresh air Set a purposeful intention for the day ahead by asking "What is one thing I'd really love to achieve today?" Engage in self-care first thing in the morning Practice the "Don't Know Mind" meditation Here are the resources mentioned in the episode: The Mindful Kind book on The Book...
Published 07/16/20
Hello and welcome to episode 236 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll hear about three ways to cope when loved ones trigger strong emotions, like anger and frustration.  If you'd like more support when dealing with challenging relationships, be sure to check out trybetterhelp.com/themindfulkind Here are the three strategies mentioned in the episode: - Observe what you can learn from your loved one about yourself (based on the quote by Teal Swan: "The people who trigger us...
Published 07/09/20
Hello and welcome to episode 235 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, I've shared The Best-Case Scenario Method, which is all about cultivating more hope and positivity.  Here are the steps for implementing The Best-Case Scenario yourself:  Notice when a challenge or problem arises in your life Observe non-judgementally if your mind starts to focus on negative thoughts Ask yourself, "What is the best-case scenario?" and spend some time imagining it Ask yourself, "What is one...
Published 07/02/20
Hello and welcome to episode 234 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover some positive things that have happened for the people in my community during COVID-19.  This episode isn't about pretending that devastating things haven't happened, but more about highlighting the potential for good things to occur (even when times are tough).  You'll hear a variety of different stories that fall under these main categories: More time for self-care Reconnecting with loved...
Published 06/25/20
Hello and welcome to episode 233 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, I've shared five self-care activities I've been using lately to feel supported and process challenging emotions. These self-care activities include: Reading a non-fiction book for 30 minutes and taking notes Learning sign language Personal thinking time Being self-compassionate and focusing on personal growth Finding healthy ways to process (and express) emotions Thank you so much for listening and I hope you...
Published 06/18/20
Hello and welcome to episode 232 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll learn five micro-improvements that can help you manage stress. A micro-improvement is a small change you can implement into your life. The idea is to become "just 1% better than yesterday." Here are the micro-improvements in the episode: 1: Start each day with a mindfulness technique, like placing a hand on your chest and feeling your breath moving in and out of your body 2: Do  a regular social media...
Published 06/11/20
Hello and welcome to episode 231 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover 5 powerful ways to improve your relationships, including: Believe the best of the people you love Give sincere compliments Solve problems together Honour someone's love language (listen to episode 197 of The Mindful Kind to learn more about love languages) Turn positive interactions into habits Head over to www.rachaelkable.com/podcast/231 to grab my free Mindful Communication Guide. I hope you...
Published 06/04/20
Hello and welcome to episode 230 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover 6 signs that you might be self-sabotaging your mental health. You can also hear more about self-sabotage on the following episodes:  85: Goals and overcoming self-sabotage 196: Self-care versus self-sabotage Below are some of the signs that you might be self-sabotaging your mental health: You seek perfection and criticise yourself for anything less You deny yourself time to relax and engage...
Published 05/28/20
Hello and welcome to episode 229 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll learn what compassion fatigue is, what the early warning signs can be, and potential ways to deal with compassion fatigue.  Here are some strategies to help you deal with compassion fatigue: Seek good support Look after your mental and physical wellbeing Set clear boundaries around news, social media, and other people Engage in self-compassionate (and meaningful) activities. I've written more about...
Published 05/21/20
Hello and welcome to episode 228 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll hear about four mindsets that can help you achieve success.  My article on Medium called "7 Questions to Help You Achieve Real Success" isn't quite live yet, but as soon as it's published, I'll post the link here. In the meantime, you can follow me on Medium to stay up to date with my work here: https://medium.com/@rachaelkable Below are the four mindsets to help you achieve success: 1: "I'm willing to...
Published 05/14/20
Hello and welcome to episode 227 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover 3 mental health lessons I learned from my psychologist. You'll also hear about some of my personal experiences with mental health and and why working with a psychologist has been really helpful for me.  Mental health lessons I learned from my psychologist: 1: It's ok to grieve for things you lost or missed out on. 2: Avoiding anxiety often makes it seem scarier than it is.  3: You don't need...
Published 05/07/20
Hello and welcome to episode 226 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  After running out of coffee recently, I decided to experiment with other strategies to help boost energy. After trying them all out during the day, I gave each strategy at rating out of 10 so you can easily see what worked the best.  I also started the day by listening to my Good Morning Meditation Album, which you can find here: https://www.rachaelkable.com/good-morning-album Below are the strategies I used to increase my...
Published 04/30/20
Published 04/30/20
Hello and welcome to episode 225 of The Mindful Kind podcast! In this episode, you'll find out 3 effective strategies to help you become more mentally strong.  Also, be sure to listen all the way to the end of the episode to find out 3 things you might not know about me! I've been hearing from many new listeners recently, so I thought it was a great time for a little introduction.  The 3 strategies to become more mentally strong include: Focus on things you can control Engage in...
Published 04/23/20
Hello and welcome to episode 224 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  Since I've been working from home for the majority of the last 2 years, I thought I'd share some effective productivity tips to help you stay on track (and still have plenty of time to relax!).  Tip 1: Start working at the same time each day after finishing your morning routine Tip 2: Minimise distractions (like music and the tv)  Tip 3: When motivation disappears, take three deep breaths and persevere for 10 minutes. If this...
Published 04/16/20
Hello and welcome to episode 223 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  I hope you're well and safe during these difficult times.  In this episode, I've shared three supportive practices to help you take good care of yourself, including: Mindful self-care Meditation (particularly short breathing techniques to help manage overwhelm) Soothing Touch If you'd like to learn more mindfulness and self-care strategies, be sure to grab a copy of my book, The Mindful Kind - it's currently available on the ...
Published 04/09/20
Hello and welcome to episode 222 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, I answered questions from my listeners about how to share mindfulness strategies with others and how to support loved ones through difficult times.  Here are the ideas I cover: Remember that other people cope with challenges in different ways. Not only is it important to let them make their own decisions, but it's also important to look after yourself more if you're feeling helpless.  It's often better to lead...
Published 04/02/20
Hello and welcome to episode 221 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  These are intense and overwhelming times for many people around the world. So, I asked my wonderful community what they would like to hear more about and I received some really thoughtful questions. In this episode, you'll learn about: How to deal with anxiety and spend less time worrying about the future (including 3 effective tips!) How to start new hobbies (and why it's important) during tough times How to engage in...
Published 03/26/20
Hello and welcome to episode 220 of The Mindful Kind podcast. It’s been a difficult time for many people around the world as coronavirus spreads and self-isolation is becoming more common. Since I’ve been working from home for the last 2 years, I have a few simple strategies for people who might be struggling to adapt to self-isolation situations. I hope these ideas are helpful and if you know of anyone else who may benefit from this episode, please feel free to pass it on. 1: Create...
Published 03/19/20
Hello and welcome to episode 219 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll learn about eustress (also known as positive stress). You'll also find out why it's so important and 2 powerful tips to help you embrace it, including: Using affirmations to support yourself through experiences of eustress Mood journaling to understand eustress better  Head over to rachaelkable.com/podcast/219 to get your free copy of the Eustress Mood Journaling Worksheet! Thank you so much for...
Published 03/12/20
Hello and welcome to episode 218 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  First of all, to grab your free copy of the Mindfulness Activities Checklist, head over to www.rachaelkable.com/podcast/218 I hope you enjoy using the checklist to create a consistent mindfulness practice! There are some wonderful mindfulness activities to use on the weekend when you might have a bit more time. Not only are these practices great for living more mindfully, but they can help improve your overall wellbeing, too.  ...
Published 03/05/20
Hello and welcome to episode 217 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover simple mindfulness activities you can easily incorporate into a busy week to help you feel calmer.  Mindfulness activity one: use a mindful breathing technique before you get out of bed in the mornings Mindfulness activity two: do a daily task in a more mindful way Mindfulness activity three: check-in with your emotions (without judgement) Mindfulness activity four: use the Don't Know Mind...
Published 02/27/20
Hello and welcome to episode 216 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, I've shared my thoughts on a mindset I heard while listening to The School of Greatness podcast (episode 839).  The mindset is: "There is no competition and I want everyone in my life to succeed." You'll learn why I think this concept is so great (including how it can strip away comparison and how it can push you out of your comfort zone in a good way).  You'll also hear two ways I'll be embracing this...
Published 02/20/20