Mindful Parenting in a Messy World with Michelle Gale

By Mindfulness Educator, Corporate Trainer, and Author, Michelle Gale

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Insightful parenting conversations with some of the leading voices in the mindfulness world.

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056 Inspiration & Insights for Modern Working Parents with Sara Mauskopf
00:29:06

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.

Join Michelle as she chats about being a working parent with Sara Mauskopf who is the co-founder of the website Winnie, whose mission is to create and organize the information parents need and make it accessible through products, technology & community. Whether you want to ask other parents for advice, find new things to do with your kids, or just get to the nearest changing table in a hurry, Winnie can help. www.winnie.com

Register for the free online conference Mindful Parenti [...]

Aug 10, 2018
055 Mindfulness & Parenting: Michelle’s a guest on the Tilt Parenting Podcast
00:42:43

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.

Join Michelle as she is interviewed by Debbie Reber on the Tilt Parenting Podcast

More than 20 percent of today’s kids are in some way neurologically atypical, or what Debbie refers to as “differently wired.” And because the world isn’t set up to accommodate their unique way of being, these exceptional kids, and the parents raising them, struggle to navigate their journey. Mindfulness can support that path. If you are raising an exceptional kid and want to find out how to tap into the resources at TiLT parenting you can find Debbie at http://www.tiltparenting.com/start-here/  

Aug 03, 2018
054 Using Mindfulness For Emotions - Tools for the Messiness of Everyday Life from the Happily Family Conference
00:40:59

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.

Michelle is interviewed by Cecilia & Jason Hilkey for the bi-annual Happily Family Conference. Learn more about Jason & Cecilia and the wonderful work they do at https://www.happilyfamily.com/

Register for the free online conference Mindful Parenting in a Messy World which runs from September 18th-20th here.

Sign up for the Mindful Parenting Online Course ‘The Foundations of Practice” offered October 2018 

Jul 27, 2018
053 Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet, with Roshi Joan Halifax
00:34:10

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.

Michelle and Roshi Joan explore parenting through five psychological territories she calls Edge States―altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement―each epitomizing strength of character. Yet each of these states can also be the cause of personal and social suffering. In this way, these five psychological experiences form edges, and it is only when we stand at these edges that we become open to the full range of our human experience and discover who we really are. 

Joan Halifax has enriched thousands of lives around the world through her work as a humanitarian, a social activist, an anthropolog [...]

Jul 20, 2018
052 Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World with Deborah Reber
00:35:39

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.

There are millions of kids today who are stuck in a world that doesn’t respect, support, or embrace who they inherently are. These children are what Deborah calls “differently wired”- the more than one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Aspergers, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and other neuro differences.  

Deborah Reber is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and the founder of TiLT Parenting Podcast. Visit Debbie at

Jul 13, 2018
051 Don’t Believe Everything You Think
00:14:33

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.

Listen in as Michelle explores mindfulness of thinkingand importance of not believing everything you think.

Register for the free online conference Mindful Parenting in a Messy World which runs from September 18th-20th here

Sign up for the Mindful Parenting Online Course ‘The Foundations of Practice” offered October 2018 here

 

Jun 29, 2018
050 Mindfulness in Society with James Gimian, Executive Director of the Foundation for a Mindful Society
00:31:20

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.

Michelle and Jim explore how and where mindfulness is expanding into many parts of society. This podcast will not be parenting focused, but instead, give an overview of the state of Mindfulness in our country today. Learn more at www.mindful.org 

Register for the free online conference Mindful Parenting in a Messy World which runs from September 18th-20th here

Sign up for the Mindful Parenting Online Course ‘The Foundations of Practice” offered October 2018 

Jun 15, 2018
049 What is Mindfulness Meditation?
00:10:58

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. 

Listen in to this short podcast where Michelle shares some of the basics of what meditation is and why we do it. Your regular daily practice supports our path of mindful parenting.

Register for the free online conference Mindful Parenting in a Messy World which runs from September 18th-20th here

Sign up for the Mindful Parenting Online Course ‘The Foundations of Practice” offered October 2018 here

May 31, 2018
048 Getting to know Mindful Magazine and Mindful.org with founder Barry Boyce
00:38:21

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. 

Join Michelle and Bary Boyce as they explore Mindful, which is a mission-driven non-profit. They are dedicated to inspiring, guiding, and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness—to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and a compassionate society.

Mindful is the voice of the emerging mindfulness community. They are the place to go for insight, information, and inspiration to help us all live more mindfully.

From their flagship bi-monthly Mindful magazine and mindful.org to their MindfulDirect video, conferences, and collaborations, their activities support people seeking to learn more as well as those leaders working to bring genuine mindfulness practi [...]

May 25, 2018
047 The Four Postures of Mindfulness
00:13:03

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. 

Michelle explores the four postures of mindfulness and how to integrate each one into your day-to-day life. 

Register for the free online conference Mindful Parenting in a Messy World which runs from September 18th-20th here.

Sign up for the Mindful Parenting Online Course ‘The Foundations of Practice” offered October 2018 here

May 18, 2018
046 Hey Working Parents… Bring Your Whole Self to Work with Mike Robbins
00:27:43

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. 

Join Michelle and Mike as they explore how we as working parents can bring more authenticity, creativity, and love to our work life and home life. 

Mike Robbins is the author of three books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, and

Apr 27, 2018
045 Activate more inspiration, love, and generosity in your life with the game Sparked, with Lisa Rueff
00:37:52

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. 

Lisa Rueff is an entrepreneur who has accomplished more in the last 5 years than most people do in a lifetime. From creating Sparked, an innovative game company, to building an orphanage and school in Haiti, leading international humanitarian retreats to running a wish-granting music foundation and most recently launching Collective Hearts, her mission is to ignite and amplify more inspiration, love and generosity worldwide. Today, you’ll be learning about Sparked, the game with Inspiration, Heart and Hilarity. Lisa created the game to bring people together to celebrate, inspire and uplift each other. It’s meaningful, impactful and a revolutionary new way to play and engage people and bring out the best in each other. 

Apr 20, 2018
044 Exploring the Spiritual Path with Children: A Conversation with Ariane de Bonvoisin
00:33:36

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com 

Join Michelle & Ariane as they talk about exploring a spiritual path as a family. Ariane has a wonderful book series for children ages 2-10 called Giggled and Joy

You can learn more about Ariane on her website www.arianedebonvoisin.com

 

Apr 06, 2018
043 Shunned: How I Lost My Religion and Found Myself with Linda Curtis
00:36:18

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com 

Listen in as we explore Linda’s experience growing up as a Jehovah Witness and the life exploration it offered her. We will touch on subjects such as belonging, truth, endings, and the gifts of knowing ourselves deeply. You can purchase Linda’s book Shunned on

Mar 30, 2018
042 The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening with Laurie Cameron
00:34:40

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com 

Listen in to this practical and supportive conversation between Michelle & Laurie Cameron on how to weave mindfulness into daily life. You can check out Laurie’s new book The Mindful Day wherever books are sold.

 

 

 

Mar 23, 2018
041 Raising Children with Challenges: Celebrating the Uniqueness of Every Child with Susan Stiffelman
00:31:45

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com 

Join Michelle as she interviews Susan Stiffelman who shares supportive lessons from her upcoming online conference. Listen in to the podcast then register for the free conference here. Speakers include Dan Siegel, Laura Markham, Susan Kaiser Greenland, and more!  

Mar 16, 2018
040 Everything Is Fine. Until It Isn’t. Then It Is Again: How Do You Relate To Discomfort?
00:18:52

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Join Michelle this week as she explores our relationship to things not being “ok”. What kind of practices support another way of holding the stress and worry in our lives?

Have you read Michelle’s book “

Mar 09, 2018
039 Kids & Tech: An Exploration…And Some Hope. A Conversation with Andrew Dunn
00:34:09

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

This week, join Michelle and Andrew as they explore the tricky business of our relationship to technology and what it all means for our kids growing up in the information age.

Andrew is a San Francisco-based conscious entrepreneur who envisions a world in which technology supports humans being. A digital native who struggled with tech addiction for over a decade, he is currently working on Siempo [...]

Mar 02, 2018
038 Hey Parents…Let’s Talk Money: Our Values, Strategies, and Relationship to Finances with Adam Koren
00:37:47

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Adam Koren is a Financial Coach who joins Michelle to talk about our relationship to money and how we might share our values and strategies with our children. A touchy subject brought to you with a little levity. 

If you love this podcast please head over to iTunes to leave a favorable review and don’t forget to check out Michelle’s book “

Feb 23, 2018
037 As we rise, our children rise….and other nuggets of parenting wisdom with Tami Astorino
00:36:13

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

This week, Join Tami and Michelle as they explore why nurturing ourselves nurtures our children. Tami Astorino, M.Ed. is the Co-Creator or Rise Gatherings. Tami is a national speaker, yoga instructor, educator and plant nutrition enthusiast who facilitates classes and retreat experiences to empower women.  She combines her 25 years of experience in the fields of counseling psychology and fitness to create opportunities for people to grow and experience more joy. Her organization, Rise Gatherings [...]

Feb 16, 2018
036 Breathe, Smile, and Let Go in 2018
00:11:04

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Michelle recorded the first version of this podcast title early in 2017 and now has a brand new edition for 2018! Listen in….

Please consider leaving a favorable iTunes review for this podcast and check out Michelle’s book “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World” at Amazon. 

 

Feb 09, 2018
035 Motherhood Reimagined: When Becoming a Mother Doesn’t Go As Planned
00:28:12

At the age of thirty-nine, Sarah Kowalski heard her biological clock ticking, loudly. A single woman harboring a deep ambivalence about motherhood, Kowalski needed to decide once and for all: Did she want a baby or not? More importantly, with no partner on the horizon, did she want to have a baby alone? Once she revised her idea of motherhood―from an experience she would share with a partner to a journey she would embark upon alone―the answer came up a resounding Yes. After exploring her options, Kowalski chose to conceive using a sperm donor, but her plan stopped short when a doctor declared her infertile. How far would she go to make motherhood a reality? Kowalski catapulted herself into a diligent regimen of herbs, Qigong, meditation, acupuncture, and more, in a quest to improve her chances of conception. Along the way, she delved deep into spiritual healing practices, facing down demons of self-doubt and self-hatred, ultimately discovering an [...]

Nov 30, 2017
034 Dharma Comics: Uplifting Comics On The Curious Journey Through Life And Love
00:30:57

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Ever wonder who designed the stick figure meditator in Michelle’s podcast logo? Leah Pearlman is the creator and founder of Dharma Comics, a popular web comic series. She is also the author of Drawn Together: Uplifting Comics on the curious Journey through Life and Love. She had origina [...]

Nov 23, 2017
033 Chapter 1: Mindful Parenting in a Messy World: Breathing Space
00:15:08

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Michelle shares Chapter 1 of her newly released bestselling book, “Mindful Parenting In A Messy World: Living With Presence & Parenting With Purpose”. Get a copy of Michelle’s new book at www.mindfulparentingbook.com where you can also register for a free instant webinar and Q & A

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Nov 16, 2017
032 Mindful Parenting In A Messy World: Living With Presence & Parenting With Purpose
00:10:59

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Michelle shares the introductory chapter to her newly released book, “Mindful Parenting In A Messy World: Living With Presence & Parenting With Purpose” Listen in for chapter 1 next week! Get a copy of my new book at www.mindfulparentingbook.com

Oct 13, 2017
031 The Reluctant Parent: Stories Of Love, Adoption, Diversity, And Self-Care
00:35:47

Michelle interviews the inspiring Lynn Johnson. Lynn is a visionary entrepreneur, speaker, girl advocate, and Co-Founder/CEO of Spotlight: Girls – a certified B Corp that inspires, educates, and activates girls & women to take center stage. A multi-media platform and summer camp, Spotlight: Girls gives girls the skills to step into their light and become the leaders we’ve all been waiting for. 

In 2016, Lynn raised over $300,000 in capital to grow her business and prepare to franchise Go Girls! ™ - their popular summer camp - nationally.  A sought-after speaker and facilitator, her work has been recognized by Ashoka Changemakers, SheEO, and ICA Fund Good Jobs. Lynn is the very first recipient of the Force for Good Fund, an accelerator focused [...]

Oct 05, 2017
030 Tales From The Road: One Families Experience Traveling Across the US
00:43:41

Join us as Michelle chat’s with Aaron and Megan Schiller about their epic adventure traveling across the United States for three months in an Airstream trailer with their two daughters.

Megan and Aaron Schiller are the hosts of Muse & The Catalyst, a podcast about getting inspired and taking action to create the life of your dreams. Megan is the founder of The Art Pantry, a design studio specializing in children’s creative play spaces. Aaron is a life coach who works with parents focused on their personal, spiritual, and professional growt [...]

Sep 28, 2017
029 Understanding Our Misunderstood Kids: A Different View On The “Difficult” Child
00:27:35

Listen in as Dayna Abraham, Author of the new book The Superkids Activity Guide To Conquering Every Day shares her philosophy on how parents can help empower their children. Be ready to flip your views and see how a child’s struggles and differences  can help them grow. Dayna is full of practical tips and offers a ton of free resources on her Website and Facebook Groups.

Dayna is the mother to three totally awesome superkids who inspire [...]

Sep 14, 2017
028 What is your Mother’s Quest? Digging Into Our Purpose with Julie Neale
00:33:47

Join Julie and Michelle as they discuss the importance and sacredness of mother’s connecting to their purpose. We also discuss how Julie’s quest has brought her closer to social justice work and you can listen in to her podcast with Nicole Lee about Courageous Conversation about Race here. During our conversation she also mentioned a podcast she recorded with her son Ryan and you can listen to that here.

Mother’s Quest Founder, Julie Neale honors both the magic and the mess of parenthood and believes our children challenge us to grow into our b [...]

Sep 08, 2017
027 Why is it so hard to ask for help? A Conversation with Annmarie Chereso
00:34:53

First and foremost a parent, Annmarie has spent the past 18 years perfecting the art of parenting imperfectly in balance with the rest of her life. Annmarie believes that the most valuable tool we have is presence. She guides parents, educators, and children to cultivate presence and unconditional love in all areas of their lives. She lives in Chicago with her partner and their blended family of five children.

 

You can learn more about Annmarie at bringithome.me

Aug 31, 2017
026 Busting the Inner Critic: A Conversation with Mark Coleman
00:31:46

Parents can be some of the guiltiest people on the planet! Join Mark and Michelle as they explore ways to get to know and quiet the inner critic.

 

Mark Coleman has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1984. He is a Spirit Rock Meditation Teacher and has been teaching Insight meditation retreats since 1997. He also leads wilderness meditation retreats from Alaska to Peru, integrating mindfulness meditation with nature. He is author of Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery. AND Make peace with your mind - how mindfulness and compassion can help free you from the inner critic -  Mark is a life-coach and mindfulness consultant to corporations. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and passionate about combining the forces of meditation, silence and nature.

 

Aug 24, 2017
025 Helping Our Kids Go Back To School With Intention: A Conversation with Christine Carter
00:32:13

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is a sociologist and the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less (2017) and Raising Happiness (2011). Drawing on the latest scientific research on positivity, productivity, and elite performance, Carter demonstrates a sweet paradox: by doing less we can actually accomplish more. A sought-after

Aug 17, 2017
024 Stay Sane During Pregnancy And Your Child’s First Year: A Conversation with Cassandra Vieten
00:29:50

Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is the President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a scientist at the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, and a licensed clinical psychologist.

Cassandra wrote the book Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child’s First Year back in 2006. The online course to support this book can be found at www.mindfulmotherhood.org

Jul 27, 2017
023 Conscious Bedtime Stories, Savoring the last 20 minutes of the day: A Conversation with Andrew Newman
00:27:45

Join Michelle Gale and Andrew Newman as they explore why and how the last twenty minutes of the day between parent and child can be such a special time.

Andrew loves all things creative and spiritual. He has been training and working in healing and community building for many years.

You can find Andrew and the Conscious Bedtime Story Club here. He would love to hear from you!

Jul 20, 2017
022 Mindfulness, Authentic Communication, and Parenting: A Conversation with George Taylor
00:29:58

Join Michelle Gale and George Taylor as they explore the parent child relationship through the lens of mindfulness and authentic communication.

George Taylor has taught the Ten Practices to thousands of couples in his twenty-five year career as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He has had a long interest in create more love and awareness in relationships, including his own.

You can learn more about George and his book A Path for Couples here.

Jul 13, 2017
021 Sibling Struggles, Stressors, and Solutions: A Conversation with Cecilia & Jason Hilkey from Happily Family
00:39:27

Join Michelle as she explores the ups and downs of sibling relationships with Cecilia and Jason Hilkey.  

Cecilia Hilkey, MA and Jason Hilkey have worked professionally with children and families for 20 years. They’ve taught parents and educators to use compassionate methods to talk to kids, worked with children with special needs, and even taught together in the same preschool classroom.

They founded Happily Family to respond to the needs of parents and teachers who wanted access to current research about the brain, and more communication tools to use with the kids in their lives. Their popular blog, classes and conferences touch the lives of tens of thousands of people each week.

 

Jul 06, 2017
020 Bringing Mindfulness Home: A Conversation with Ali Smith from the Holistic Life Foundation
00:30:47

Ali Smith co-founded the Holistic Life Foundation in 2001, where he currently serves as Executive Director.  He has over 15 years of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness to diverse populations. Through his work at the Holistic Life Foundation he has helped develop and pilot yoga and mindfulness programs at public and private schools, drug treatment centers, juvenile detention centers, mental crisis facilities, and retreat centers, nationally and internationally.  Ali has authored a series of children’s books, and co-authored several yoga and mindfulness based curriculum’s, as well as developed numerous workshops and training’s.  His work with the Holistic Life Foundation has been featured on Making a Difference on the NBC Nightly News as well as

Jun 29, 2017
019 The Masks We Live In: A Conversation with Ashanti Branch
00:38:10

Ashanti Branch is the Founder and Executive Director of the Ever Forward Club, a nonprofit committed to supporting young men of color in middle and high school by providing them with save, brave communities that build character and transform lives.  

The Ever Forward Club’s work was featured in the documentary titled ‘The Masks We Live In” which follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Ashanti is a sought after speaker and leads workshops for all youth of all ages and from a broad range of communities. He is on a mission to change the way that students interact with their education and the way schools interact with students.

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Jun 22, 2017
018 Happily Family Online Parenting Conference: Michelle’s Interview
00:34:15

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

We all know that mindfulness in parenting is important, but in this interview Michelle shares strategies that even the busiest, most distracted parent can use to put mindfulness into place in their family. She talks about how to be mindful even when your child is having a tantrum or a melt down, or when we are triggered. She also shares candidly about the importance of having compassion and gentleness for ourselves, and that kids don’t need “perfect parents”.

You [...]

Jun 15, 2017
017 Loving Kindness for Parents: A Conversation with Sharon Salzberg
00:32:57

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Join Michelle as she explores the practice of Loving Kindness through the principles of Sharon’s new book Real Love, The Art of Mindful Connection.  Sharon is the founder of the

Jun 08, 2017
016 Self Care for the Soul: A Conversation with Suzi Lula
00:33:50

Suzi Lula, M.A., A.L.S.P., is a much-sought-after Spiritual Counselor, Teacher and Inspirational Speaker who is an expert in the field of human transformation.

Combining her innovative teachings over her 18 years in private practice, along with her master’s degree training in spiritual psychology, Suzi is transforming the way people think about motherhood. Known as a visionary leader, Suzi challenges conventional thinking that says mothers must sacrifice and martyr themselves to be good mothers and instead, guides them to the realization that when they thrive, their children will flourish as well. Thus, Suzi is redefining Motherhood as an Evolutionary Path, Limitless in its possibilities to change the very nature of our mothering experience and therefore raise an entire generation of happy, thriving individuals.

Tune in as Michelle interviews Suzi around th [...]

May 25, 2017
015 What Does the Jewish Practice of Mussar and Mindful Parenting have in Common? A Conversation with Greg Marcus
00:34:00

Join Michelle as she explores the 1000 year old Jewish Practice of Mussar with Greg Marcus. Along the way they offer practical tips and wisdom to allow you to incorporate the learnings right away.

Greg Marcus is an innovative Mussar maven and the creator of American Mussar, a 21st century Jewish spiritual practice for an authentic and meaningful life. He is a recovering workaholic, who has been practicing and teaching Mussar for five years. Greg offers guidance on how to lead a life of mindful harmony and spiritual integrity, drawing upon Jewish teachings and contemporary wisdom alike. He has a Ph.D. from MIT, and worked for ten years as a marketer in Silicon Valley.

His latest book,

May 18, 2017
014 Confessions of a Mindful Parent
00:05:41

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Listen in to this short but sweet confession Michelle has to share with you.

May 11, 2017
013 Our Relationship With “Belonging”
00:14:11

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

From the moment we enter this world we are part of a family and community. Throughout our lives we will relate to this idea of “belonging” in a myriad of ways. Join Michelle as she shares her personal story and discusses how we relate to our sometimes grounded and sometimes complicated relationship to belonging.

May 04, 2017
012 Mindfulness & Youth Sports: A Conversation with Amy Saltzman
00:33:50

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

In this episode, Michelle talks with Amy Saltzman about minfulness and youth sports.

Apr 19, 2017
011 Parenting as a Spiritual Practice: A Conversation with Miriam Mason Martinaux
00:36:58

Join Michelle & Miriam as they explore parenting as a spiritual practice. 

You can learn more about Miriam and explore her 8 week course which starts May 1st at the links below.

 

Miriam Mason Martineau is a mother, counselor, parenting coach, writer, and researcher. She has spent the last 20 years studying and applying Integral-Evolutionary theory, educational frameworks, and spiritual practice.  

Miriam holds an M.A. in Psychology from the Univer [...]

Apr 13, 2017
010 A Conversation on Fatherhood with Soren Gordhamer, Founder of Wisdom 2.0
00:37:00

Soren Gordhamer works with individuals and groups on living with greater mindfulness and purpose in our technology-rich age. He is founder and host of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, and the author of Wisdom 2.0: Ancient Secrets for the Creative and Constantly Connected (HarperOne, 2009), one of the first books to explore living with mindfulness and wisdom within the context of our modern technology age.

Listen in as Michelle & Soren talk about fatherhood, parenting, and the adventures of the teen years. Within these thirty minut [...]

Apr 06, 2017
009 Embracing the Messiness & Magic of Motherhood
00:33:29

Amy Ahlers is the author of two books titled “Reform Your Inner Mean Girl” and “Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves”. She’s also a speaker, life coach, and founder of the incredible Mama Truth Circle which is a truth telling sanctuary for moms to embrace the messiness and magic of motherhood.

Listening to Michelle & Amy chat about motherhood will make you feel like you are all sitting down for tea together. Tune in to hear their stories and tips for living with greater ease amidst a messy family life.

You can learn more about joining Amy’s Mama Truth Circle HERE.

Mar 30, 2017
008 Mindful Listening is a Parenting Superpower!
00:10:37

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Join Michelle as she explores what Mindful Listening is, why you are not too busy to practice, and how during high stress moments listening in this way can help regulate emotions in ourselves and our children. 

Mar 23, 2017
007 Coming Home: Breath and Body Meditation
00:16:16

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

Join Michelle as she guides you through a ten-minute meditation designed especially with the busy parent in mind.

Learn more about Michelle at www.MichelleGale.com.

 

Mar 16, 2017
006 Awakening Joy In Kids with James Baraz & Michele Lilyanna
00:37:59

Spirit Rock founder, author, and teacher James Baraz’s Awakening Joy offers his large and devoted readership a program to gain contentment and happiness by cultivating the seeds of joy within. He joins with Michele Lilyanna, a classroom teacher for 25 years, to offer caregivers and children ways to find joy in each day together.

This unique offering nourishes both adults and kids. James shares the practices for the adults—parents, caregivers, and teachers. Michele offers her own experiences as a parent and as a teacher, showing how the themes work with kids, followed by the tried and true lessons that she’s used herself in the classroom and at home.

Tune in to hear James and Michele share about their many years of working with thousands of adults and children in retreats, workshops, and the classroom.

You can purchase the book through Amazon HERE.

Lea [...]

Mar 09, 2017
005 Four Minute Meditation for Parents
00:04:52

The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated. Our intent is to share a collection of supportive conversations, meditations, and nuggets of practical wisdom to help you embrace the parenting journey as your greatest potential for growth. www.michellegale.com

 

Join Michelle for this short meditation that can fit easily into your busy schedule.

Learn more about Michelle and her great work at www.MichelleGale.com.

 

Mar 02, 2017
004 Sharing Mindfulness & Meditation with Children, Teens & Families with Susan Kaiser Greenland
00:34:25

Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, teens, and families. She is the author of The Mindful Child and most recently Mindful Games. She has been studying meditation with teachers from the Tibetian Buddhist tradition since 1997 but is best known for her incredible skill in making these practices simple and accessable to share in a secular context within schools, families, and the broader community. 

Tune in to hear Susan share some of her journey and offer practical tips and advice. Her latest book helps even the brand new practitioner in sharing the gifts of mindfulness. 

You can sign up to Susan’s newsletter and learn more about her work at http://www.susankaisergreenland.com/

Her books can be purchased on Amazon [...]

Feb 23, 2017
003 Breathe. Smile. Let Go: A Meditation
00:06:44

Join Michelle for a short meditation to support you in staying present during the wild ride of family life.  Learn more about Michelle at www.MichelleGale.com

Jan 23, 2017
002 Breath. Smile. Let Go.
00:07:43

Join Michelle as she shares a few ways to practice staying present in the midst of a wonderfully messy family life. 

Jan 20, 2017
001 Welcome to Mindful Parenting in a Messy World
00:05:06

In this episode, Michelle Gale welcomes you to her new podcast and shares a little about her background and what inspired her to create Mindful Parenting in a Messy World. Michelle is a mindfulness educator, executive coach, and budding author. She’s an advisor for the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, the Mindful Schools, and Tilt365. She also serves on the Board of the Holistic Life Foundation. Michelle shares her mastery in schools, organizations, and one-on-one. Life is messy, and she believes it’s within that messiness where we find our greatest potential for growth. The parent/child relationship offers us a window into where we have yet to grow up like none other. Thank you for listening. 

Jan 19, 2017
Introducing Mindful Parenting in a Messy World with Mindfulness Educator, Michelle Gale
00:22:41

Shann Vander Leek, Producer, Voice Talent and founder of PodcastBath.com interviews mindfulness educator, executive coach, and budding author, Michelle Gale in a behind the scenes conversation about her brand new podcast, Mindful Parenting in a Messy World that launches this month on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean and at MichelleGale.com

Michelle is a mindfulness educator, executive coach, and budding author. She’s an advisor for the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, the Mindful Schools, and Tilt365. She also serves on the Board of the Holistic Life Foundation. Michelle shares her mastery in schools, organizations, and one-on-one. Life is messy, and she believes it’s within that messiness where we find our greatest potential for growth. The parent/child relationship offers us a window into where we have yet to grow up like none other.

A central question Michelle is always working to address is how paren [...]

Jan 18, 2017