Episodes
Hello and welcome to episode 263 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, you'll learn about three strategies to help you manage acute stress, including: - Practicing mindful emotional awareness - Taking deep breaths to calm the stress response - Engaging in self-care after experiences of acute stress Head over to www.rachaelkable.com/podcast/263 to enrol in my free mini-course, Self-Care for Busy people, and sign up for the waitlist to my signature online course, Mindfulness Made...
Published 01/13/21
Hello and welcome to episode 262 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll learn a very simple (and effective!) stress management plan. Head over to www.rachaelkable.com/podcast/262 so you can download the free downloadable version of this daily stress management plan! Here is a quick snapshot of the plan: Choose one of the following morning activities to complete each day: Take 5 deep breaths and relax your body Listen to a relaxing song Choose one of the following midday...
Published 01/07/21
Hello and welcome to episode 261 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  I hope this episode inspires you to set some meaningful goals that could help improve your wellbeing. The goals I mention in this episode include: Practicing mindfulness and meditation. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when enrolment opens for my online course, Mindfulness Made Easy: www.rachaelkable.com/subscribe Exercising in ways that feel fun! An app I really enjoy for a variety of workouts is...
Published 12/31/20
Hello and welcome to episode 260 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll learn some helpful tips for reflecting, resetting and setting new goals so you can keep moving forward. No matter what time of the year it is, you can tune into this episode to help yourself create motivation and make meaningful changes in your life. There are multiple resources mentioned in this episode and you can find them all at www.rachaelkable.com/podcast/260. Thank you so much for listening and I...
Published 12/25/20
Hello and welcome to episode 259 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, you'll learn about resting for success, including a powerful practice called analytical meditation, which I learned from Dr Sanjay Gupta's amazing book called Keep Sharp. Here's to how to practice analytical meditation yourself: - Sit down somewhere quiet, close your eyes and picture a problem you haven’t solved or even a meaningful topic you’d simply like to focus on. - Spend 5-10 minutes thinking about your...
Published 12/17/20
Hello and welcome to episode 258 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, you'll hear about one of my main intentions for 2021 - kindness with boundaries. I think this is a great way to make a meaningful difference in the world, without burning out. You'll also discover some powerful and meaningful acts of kindness you could try, based on real-life stories from my listeners.  If you're not already following me on Instagram, head over here: www.instagram.com/rachaelkable Thank you so...
Published 12/10/20
Hello and welcome to episode 257 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover three helpful worry containment strategies, including: Having structured worry time Doing your best to accept uncertainty (check out episode 217 for a helpful practice!) Asking yourself "Is this worrying helpful?" And, if it's not, choosing a more helpful thought to focus on.  It can also be important to practice self-compassion. Worrying is a normal tendency for many people and there's nothing...
Published 12/02/20
Hello and welcome to episode 256 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll learn about how to take things less personally. The tips include: Recognise when you're taking something personally Be self-compassionate  Be empathetic towards others (without tolerating bad behaviour that might hurt you) Ask yourself, "What can I learn?" Build your confidence by doing things that make you happy and developing your self-esteem If you'd like to find out more about The Mindful Kind...
Published 11/26/20
Hello and welcome to episode 255 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, you'll learn how to set and maintain boundaries by implementing the following steps: Observe your emotions and let them guide you towards the boundaries you need to set Define and refine your boundaries. Try asking yourself the following questions: What exactly is my boundary? How can I clearly explain my boundary to someone else? How will I know when my boundary has been crossed? Am I willing to be flexible...
Published 11/19/20
Hello and welcome to episode 254 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover what personal boundaries are, including four types of boundaries: Physical boundaries Time boundaries Material boundaries Emotional boundaries In the next episode of The Mindful Kind, you'll learn how to set and maintain boundaries (including what to do when a boundary gets violated).  If you're looking for a Christmas gift, be sure to grab a copy of The Mindful Kind book from The Book...
Published 11/12/20
Hello and welcome to this super special episode of The Mindful Kind podcast! In this episode, you'll hear the first episode of my audio course, Managing Stress At Work, which is now available on the amazing audio education platform, Himalaya.  You'll learn some of the common stress triggers at work, how to identify stress, and a simple breathing technique called Straw Breathing.  To access the rest of my audio course, Managing Stress At Work, go to himalaya.com/stress and use the promo...
Published 11/05/20
Hello and welcome to episode 252 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, I've shared three big lessons I learned about relationships in 2020, including: "Full respect living," which means giving a basic level of respect to your loved ones at all times The Demand-Withdraw Pattern (which you can learn more about on episode 501 of The Hitched Podcast) What emotional contagion is and how to protect myself from it Thank you to BetterHelp for sponsoring this episode. Find out more about...
Published 10/29/20
Hello and welcome to episode 251 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, you'll discover four research-backed habits that can help you boost your sense of life satisfaction, including: Practicing gratitude  Spending money on experiences, rather than material things Learning new things and cultivating positive changes Nurturing your relationships Thank you so much for listening and I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind.
Published 10/22/20
Hello and welcome to episode 250 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, you'll hear four strategies to help you manage anxiety related to decision-making, including: Practice mindfulness Try to let go of the pressure to make the right decision every time Make decisions more quickly and confidently Take a realistic look at what the worst (and best!) outcomes might be Thank you so much for listening and I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind.  
Published 10/15/20
Hello and welcome to episode 249 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, you'll find out about a powerful mindset shift I learned from my psychologist recently, which is all about changing "rules" into "preferences." This mindset shift has been helpful in reducing disappointment, anger, and irritation. I hope you enjoy trying it out for yourself! Thank you for listening and I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind.  
Published 10/08/20
Hello and welcome to episode 248 of The Mindful Kind podcast! In this episode, you'll learn about my online course, Mindfulness Made Easy, which is open for enrolment until October 6th, 2020! Find out more here: www.rachaelkable.com/podcast/248. You'll also hear six signs that you might need more mindfulness in your life, including: You feel uncomfortable or guilty when you're NOT busy You worry about the past and things you can't change You spend time unnecessarily planning the future...
Published 09/30/20
Hello and welcome to episode 247 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover some of the unconventional benefits that can occur as a result of your mindfulness practice! Those potential benefits include: Being able to relax and "go with the flow" more Spending more quality time with your loved ones Being less judgmental of yourself Experiencing more of the little, meaningful moments in your life Don't forget to sign up for the Mindfulness Made Easy Waitlist over at...
Published 09/24/20
Hello and welcome to episode 246 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover a basic balanced self-care plan that includes: - two daily self-care activities for physical health - two daily self-care activities for mental health - two daily self-care activities for social health And, you can adjust this plan by adding other components of health, such as financial, emotional, spiritual, environmental, or occupational.  Head over to rachaelkable.com/podcast/246 to sign...
Published 09/17/20
Hello and welcome to episode 245 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover powerful self-care tips fro busy people, including: Reduce procrastination by planning a schedule that includes self-care activities Focus on micro self-care activities Make screen time a lower priority when it comes to implementing self-care You can read more tips in my blog post, Potent Self-Care Tips For Busy People. Enrol here for free in my online mini course, Self-Care For Busy People! ...
Published 09/10/20
Hello and welcome to episode 244 of The Mindful Kind podcast. In this episode, you'll learn how to boost your resilience with the following mindfulness tips: Tip 1: Mindfully connect with your loved ones Tip 2: Spend more time being present in the moment Tip 3: Develop mindful emotional awareness To be among the first to hear when my mindfulness course, Mindfulness Made Easy, opens for enrolment, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter at rachaelkable.com/subscribe. Thank you so much for...
Published 09/03/20
Hello and welcome to episode 243 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll learn why exciting changes and experiences don't necessarily lead to long-term happiness thanks to a theory called the "hedonic treadmill."  However, I've also found some strategies that can enhance long-term happiness, including:  Knowing that material things don't always create real happiness Engaging in regular self-care Trying to accept that all emotions are temporary Practicing mindfulness and...
Published 08/27/20
Hello and welcome to episode 242 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, I've shared 5 important choices I've made over the years to help myself heal from painful experiences and grow in meaningful ways.  Those choices include: Taking responsibility for my actions Not setting unrealistic goals Learning from books, online courses, and podcasts Setting and enforcing boundaries that protect my energy Re-framing limiting thoughts To read the written version of this episode, click...
Published 08/20/20
Hello and welcome to episode 241 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover what rumination is, why you might engage in rumination, and five strategies to help you deal with rumination, including: Identifying meaningful and productive steps you could take to move forward Practicing mindfulness Cultivating your confidence Talking about your thoughts (be sure to check out BetterHelp at trybetterhelp.com/themindfulkind for professional online counselling) Find constructive...
Published 08/13/20
Hello and welcome to episode 240 of The Mindful Kind podcast.  In this episode, you'll discover why anger isn't a "bad" thing and the differences between anger and aggression. You'll also hear three ways to help you process anger, including: Identifying and validating your emotions Taking an "anger rain check" Tapping into empathy If you'd like to read the article version of this episode, click here.  You can also get your copy of my Relaxation Meditation Album here.  Thank you so much...
Published 08/06/20
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