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The Mindful Kind

The Mindful Kind, hosted by Rachael Kable, shares exciting insights into mindfulness journeys and provides listeners with simple and effective practices to incorporate into their own lives.
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Apr 12, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 125 of The Mindful Kind podcast about affirmations!

First of all, you may like to find me on Instagram @rachaelkable to stay up to date with all my mini-meditation and mindfulness sessions via my Instagram Stories:) 

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • What affirmations actually are
  • How affirmations can be useful 
  • Why honesty is important when choosing affirmations
  • Two simple tips for creating your own affirmations
  • How to use affirmations during meditation

I hope you enjoy the episode and be sure to tune in next week to learn how to incorporate affirmations into everyday life!

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind. 

Apr 5, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 124 of The Mindful Kind podcast about mindfulness, apps and a few life changes I've been wanting to share. 

First of all, these are the mindfulness practices I've been using regularly:

  • Mindful breathing
  • Noticing the weather and how it's changing
  • Practising yin yoga

The apps I've been using include Aware, Fresh Body Fit Mind, Headspace and Focus Keeper. If you'd like to read my review of Headspace, you can find the article here: http://www.rachaelkable.com/blog/my-personal-experiences-with-meditation-and-the-headspace-app

And the big life changes include leaving my part-time job to focus on my business full-time (you'll hear about why it's a bit nerve-wracking during the episode!), I've started hosting mini-mindfulness and meditation sessions on my Instagram @rachaelkable and we're getting a new puppy in May! 

To find out more about the Live Q and A Facebook Group, head over here: http://www.rachaelkable.com/live-q-a/

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

Mar 29, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 123 of The Mindful Kind podcast, featuring 12 unique self-care ideas for mindfulness and relaxation!

If you would like to check out the written version of the episode, head over to my website at http://www.rachaelkable.com/blog/10-unique-self-care-ideas-for-mindfulness-and-relaxation-

And if you would like to find out more about the live Q and A Facebook Group, go to this link: http://www.rachaelkable.com/live-q-a/

Some of the self-care practices in the episode include making bath salts (and taking a soothing bath while your phone is in another room!), creating your own inspiring Pinterest boards, doing gentle yin yoga in bed at the end of the day, gratitude journaling and creating a mindful skin care routine. 

I hope you enjoy the episode and have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind! 

Mar 22, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 122 of The Mindful Kind podcast!

This is the final episode of the open-mindedness mini-series and features some simple tips for being open-minded when trying new things (a time when many of us may be judgemental and hard on ourselves!). 

You can download a free workbook covering all the tips and activities from this mini-series at www.rachaelkable.com/podcast/122

The tips in this episode include:

-reminding yourself that trying something new is a success in itself

-using affirmations to build your confidence

-remembering that whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!

-looking at all the little things you have achieved and seeing the big picture

-allowing feelings to arise and expressing them in a safe way

-practicing patience

Thank you so much for listening and I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

Mar 15, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 121 of The Mindful Kind podcast and the second episode in the open-mindedness mini-series!

In this episode, you'll discover some of my personal experiences with strong emotions and challenging times and how I recently dealt with sadness in a more mindful way. 

My top tips for being open-minded during challenging times include:

  • Remembering that it's not bad or wrong to feel emotions
  • Accepting that emotions come and go
  • Listening to your needs and being self-compassionate

Here are some of the resources mentioned in the episode: 

Book: "How Emotions Are Made" by Lisa Feldman Barrett

Live Q and A Facebook Group: http://www.rachaelkable.com/live-q-a/ 

The Mindful Kind on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/rachaelkable 

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

Mar 8, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 120 of The Mindful Kind podcast!

This is the first episode of my new mini-series about open-mindedness, which was a topic chosen by the members of my live Q and A Facebook Group. To learn more about the group, feel free to head over here: http://www.rachaelkable.com/live-q-a/ 

In this episode, you'll discover two big challenges which can hinder you from being open-minded, including comparison and other people's opinions. 

You'll also hear about some simple activities to help you become more open-minded in the face of these challenges!

I hope you enjoy the episode and have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind. 

Mar 1, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 119 of The Mindful Kind podcast about mindful studying!

First of all, if you would like to find out more about my live Q and A sessions, head over here: http://www.rachaelkable.com/live-q-a/ 

Now, let's dive into some mindful studying tips!

Tip 1: Observe your energy rises and falls and create a study plan around them

Tip 2: Practice breathing techniques to manage stress

Tip 3: Take short mindful breaks, such as a mindful cup of tea or using an aromatic spray by Combardis Elixirs

Tip 4: Adopt a mindful attitude towards your studies (attentive, non-judgemental and curious)

Tip 5: Notice different thoughts and how they impact your studies

Tip 6: Explore how you learn best (by watching/reading, listening or doing)

Thank you so much for listening and I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

Feb 22, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 118 of The Mindful Kind podcast. 

This episode is about how to reverse-engineer your goals. You'll discover what reverse-engineering means and why it's a clever method of setting meaningful and rewarding goals. 

You'll also hear about some of my own goals and why they're important to me! 

Don't forget to check out my Live Q and A Facebook Group here: http://www.rachaelkable.com/live-q-a/ 

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

Feb 15, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 117 of The Mindful Kind podcast!

This episode is based on a question I received during a live Q and A session about how to cook more mindfully! 

If you'd like to learn more about joining my live Q and A Facebook Group so you can ask your own questions, head over here: http://www.rachaelkable.com/live-q-a/

The tips in this episode about mindful cooking include:

  • Being ready for a mindful cooking experience and learning when to practice so it doesn't add stress and overwhelm
  • Doing a cooking process (such as chopping, stirring or serving) more mindfully
  • Dealing with challenging emotions and judgements which may arise in the kitchen
  • Getting creative with your cooking and mindfulness practices

Thank you so much for listening and I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

Feb 8, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 116 of The Mindful Kind podcast!

In this episode, I've shared 3 key tips to cultivating a stronger mindfulness practice (which I wish I'd known at the start of my own journey!). 

You'll hear more about my own struggles with becoming more mindful and some of the obstacles which hindered my progress.

The 3 key tips include:

  • Working with a personal mentor or coach
  • Finding ways to stay accountable
  • Joining like-minded communities

If you would like to find out more about each of these tips, then head over to my website and check out the following articles:

How to Find a Personal Mentor for Your Mindfulness Journey

Mindful Living: Six Tips to Help You Stay Accountable 

How to Combat Loneliness and Isolation

And if you would like to find out more about my exclusive, live Q & A Facebook Group, simply head over here: http://www.rachaelkable.com/live-q-a/

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

 
Feb 1, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 115 of The Mindful Kind podcast!

In this episode, I'll be sharing some unique meditation experiences, including some different perspectives from my wonderful Instagram community. Be sure to head over to @rachaelkable on Instagram to take part in any future posts!

Discover more about:

  • Yoga Nidra
  • Flotation
  • Binaural beats
  • Group Meditation

You can find the full wrap up of these meditation experiences (plus 2 extra meditation experiences!) at: http://www.rachaelkable.com/blog/unique-meditation-experiences 

Also, don't forget to watch The Mindful Kind Video Blog about mindful adventures at: https://youtu.be/6e4R2tyEdhc or go to www.rachaelkable.com and click on Videos. 

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

Jan 24, 2018

Welcome to episode 114 of The Mindful Kind podcast, and the final episode of the outlooks on life mini-series. If you haven't yet heard the rest of the series, you might like to listen to episode 112 about realism and episode 113 about pessimism before tuning in to this episode about optimism!

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • What optimism is
  • The pros and cons of being optimistic
  • Situations optimism can be really useful
  • A great meditation practice for optimistic people
  • What optimistic realism is

Don't forget to head over to my website and join my community to gain access to all my free resources: http://www.rachaelkable.com/newsletter-sign-up

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

Jan 17, 2018

Welcome to the second episode of the mini-series about outlooks on life, featuring pessimism!

If you haven't already, you might like to first listen to episode 112 about realism. In this episode of The Mindful Kind podcast, you'll discover:

  • How pessimism is defined
  • The pros and cons of being a pessimistic person
  • Situations where a pessimistic attitude can be helpful
  • A great mindful meditation practice for people who tend to be more pessimistic.

Be sure to subscribe to The Mindful Kind podcast to stay up to date with the rest of the series!

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind. 

Jan 10, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 112 of The Mindful Kind podcast!

This is the first episode of my new mini-series about outlooks on life, which will cover realism, optimism and pessimism. 

In this first episode, you'll discover:

  • What realism is
  • The pros and cons of being a realistic person
  • Situations where being realistic can be especially useful
  • Easy mindfulness practices for realistic people!

Be sure to subscribe to The Mindful Kind podcast to stay up to date with the rest of the series!

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind. 

Jan 4, 2018

Hello and welcome to episode 111 of The Mindful Kind podcast! 

To celebrate the start of the New Year, I created an episode of The Mindful Kind Video Blog about my best advice for setting fun and meaningful goals, which you can watch on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/Py7yrImHDmo

This podcast episode is about growing older and also showing compassion towards elderly people. You'll discover some interesting cultural attitudes about ageing from around the world and simple tips for embracing older age, including reminding yourself that happiness has actually been scientifically linked with older age!

There are also some ideas for treating elderly people with more kindness and care, including:

  • Treating elderly people the way you would want to be treated
  • Being present and listening mindfully (be sure to check out The Mindful Kind episodes 101 to 107 for communication tips!)
  • Being self-compassionate
  • Understanding the difference between empathy and sympathy
  • Finding a common interest 

I hope you enjoy the episode and have a wonderful start to 2018!:) 

Dec 28, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode 110 of The Mindful Kind podcast, featuring ten tips to help you start the New Year more mindfully!

Tip 1 is to wake up in the morning and before you jump out of bed, just absorb the moment.

Tip 2 is to do a journaling practice. You could listen to episode 40 of The Mindful Kind podcast, called Mindful Journaling, for more ideas on this if you like, but a simple technique is just to get a blank page and try to let your thoughts flow on to it. 

Tip 3 is to eat something mindfully. 

Tip 4 is to set yourself a goal (you might like to listen to the goal setting series of the podcast starting from episode 81) and then every time you work towards that goal, do so mindfully. 

Tip 5 is to do a body scan. 

Tip 6 is to use a breathing technique. 

Tip 7 is to stretch your body. 

Tip 8 is to mindfully nourish your body with water. 

Tip 9 is to use an aromatic mindfulness tool, for example, a candle, a meal, beauty products, dishwashing liquid (as you wash the dishes), or flowers.

Tip 10 is to use an affirmation.

I hope you have a wonderful start to the New Year! 

Dec 21, 2017

Welcome to episode 109 of The Mindful Kind podcast about dealing with the unexpected. 

In this episode, discover my top four strategies for experiencing challenging moments and moving forward, including:

  • Take a quick break before you react
  • Ask yourself "what is the best way I can handle this?"
  • Bring yourself back into the present moment and take things one step at a time
  • Acknowledge your feelings and practice self-compassion

If you would like to follow me on social media, you can find me @rachaelkable.

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

Dec 14, 2017

Welcome to episode 108 of The Mindful Kind podcast!

This episode is all about The Mindful Christmas Challenge and I'm super excited to share it with you:)

Don't forget to join me on Instagram @rachaelkable and Facebook to see my daily posts about The Challenge and be sure to watch The Mindful Kind Video Blog 5 when it goes live on Youtube on December 15th! Subscribe to my channel to stay up to date: https://www.youtube.com/c/rachaelkable 

Also, if you're taking part in The Mindful Christmas Challenge via social media, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #mindfulxmas

The Challenge will begin on 18th Dec, but feel free to join in whenever you like. 

Day One (Dec 18th):  Make a Christmas card and write a kind note inside

Day Two (19th Dec): Do a random act of kindness and notice how it feels

Day Three (20th Dec): Wrap a gift mindfully

Day Four (21st Dec): Make a delicious Christmas treat

Day Five (22nd Dec): Go on a Christmas lights adventure

Day Six (23rd Dec): Take a Christmas photo

Day Seven (24th Dec): Spend time with the people or animals you care about

If you would like to see the blog post about The Mindful Christmas Challenge, head over here: www.rachaelkable.com/blog/the-mindful-christmas-challenge

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

Dec 6, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode 107 of The Mindful Kind podcast and the final episode of the mini-series about communication!

This episode is all about how to move on from challenging communication, when you may be feeling hurt, upset, sad, or vulnerable. 

I share tips such as being honest about how you're feeling with someone who can support you, engaging in self-care, respecting your needs and boundaries, and more!

I've also created a wrap up blog post of the communication series, where you can download a 20-page workbook filled with tips, strategies and activities (for free!). Here is the link: www.rachaelkable.com/blog/the-communication-series 

Don't forget to check out The Mindful Kind podcast on Spotify and be sure to listen to my interview with Katherine Mackenzie-Smith on The League of Extraordinary Introverts:) 

If you would like to support The Mindful Kind podcast on Patreon, head over to www.patreon.com/themindfulkind 

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind! 

Nov 29, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode 106 of The Mindful Kind podcast and the sixth episode in the mini-series about communication!

In this episode, you'll discover more about communicating effectively with yourself, which means being able to listen to your thoughts, feelings, wants and needs (and nurturing all those things!). 

The strategies covered in this episode include:

To subscribe to my newsletter, head over to: http://www.rachaelkable.com/newsletter-sign-up 

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

Nov 23, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode 105 of The Mindful Kind podcast and episode 5 of the mini-series about communication!

In this episode, you'll discover simple ways to practice communicating, including:

  • Using social media (with 4 top tips!)
  • Letter writing
  • Walking and talking
  • Sparking conversations with strangers
  • Creating meaningful communication habits

Don't forget to check out The Mindful Kind Video Blog: https://www.youtube.com/c/rachaelkable

And be sure to subscribe to The Mindful Kind podcast on Spotify!

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind. 

Nov 15, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode 104 of The Mindful Kind podcast and the fourth episode in the communication mini-series. 

This episode is all about encouraging others to communicate by:

  • Creating supportive environments
  • Asking open-ended questions
  • Engaging in active listening
  • Offering positive rewards for communication efforts
  • Exploring outside normal comfort zones
  • Being non-judgemental

I'd also like to reassure people that learning to communicate is a work in progress and it's great to learn and grow along the way.

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

 

Nov 9, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode 103 of The Mindful Kind podcast and the third episode in the mini-series about communication!

In this episode, I've shared all my top tips for public speaking (by the way, I was terrified of public speaking for a really long time!).

1 // Feel whatever you need to feel and try to be non-judgemental

2 // Make decisions in advance (such as what you'll wear, how you'll travel to the event etc)

3 // Prepare for the possibility of forgetting your words

4 // Use memory tools, such as note cards, slides, or a workbook

5 // Use a mnemonic device

6 // Include interactive sections

7 // Start with something simple to talk about

8 // Use your hands

9 // Make eye contact

10 // Don't worry if people aren't paying attention

11 // Breathe

12 // Exercise the morning of your presentation

13 // Remember that you probably don't appear as nervous as you feel

14 // Balance out negative thoughts with positive thoughts

15 // Know that what you say matters!

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

 

Nov 1, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode 102 of The Mindful Kind podcast!

This is the second episode of the mini-series about communication, so if you haven't already, you might like to listen to the episode 101 for an introduction to communication. 

In this episode, you'll discover more about assertiveness, including:

Tip 1 // See the situation from another person's perspective and notice if it would actually be helpful for you to share your real opinion.

Tip 2 // Know that it's ok to change your mind. 

Tip 3 // Try not to take it personally if someone doesn't respond well to your assertiveness. 

Tip 4 // Be assertive as soon as possible to avoid over-thinking it.

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind. 

Oct 26, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode 101 of The Mindful Kind podcast and the first episode of my new mini-series about communication! 

First of all, here are the two links I shared for my new video blog and Patreon page:

The Mindful Kind Video Blog- www.youtube.com/c/rachaelkable

The Mindful Kind on Patreon- www.patreon.com/themindfulkind

This episode is about communication and the role it can play in our everyday lives. 

I share some examples of how my attitude towards communication has changed over the last few years and how I go out of my way to practice communicating. 

You'll also find out how to connect with others if you're feeling alone via helplines and support groups. Just a quick reminder that some great helplines in Australia include Beyond Blue, Lifeline, Relationships Australia, Mensline Australia and the Anxiety Recovery Centre. 

I hope you have a wonderful week, Mindful Kind!

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