Human(Kind). The podcast

Be your best self.

It seems like everyone is talking about mindfulness these days. From magazine covers, podcasts and advertisements mindfulness and mediation seem to be staring me in the face. At first I though it wasn't for me, but after an eye-opening graduate course I decided I needed to reevaluate how my thoughts were affecting my life. I am extremely motivated to be more mindful but I have found myself constantly faced with the feeling that I am just not getting it, that I’m not doing it right or that I haven't advanced far enough in my practice. I’ve realized that I can’t be the only person (hopefully) struggling with this, and so I created this podcast to shed a little light. So, please join me on my mindful journey!

Episode 1: Mindfulness basics

Dr. Maggie Crowley is a psychologist at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University. She sees patients individually and also teaches a 6-week Mindful Meditation course at Northwestern (link below). Maggie is an expert on the subject and was kind of enough to answer questions like: what is mindfulness? how is practiced? She also gives advice for getting started. Listen to episode one to hear Maggie's expertise.

More than a trend, it’s a movement.

Research shows that mindfulness is much more than a trend, but a powerful tool to help us lower stress, better connect with people and be more aware of how are thoughts and emotions are affecting us.

Meet your host: Amber Bemis

I’m a 27-year-old living in Chicago, Ill. I am a multimedia storyteller by day and a graduate student by night, who drinks too much coffee. I love crafting, baking and exploring Chicago. I am happiest when I am creating a new craft, spending time with the people I love, traveling or snuggling with my cat Checkers.

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