Sunday, March 31, 2013

tranquility du jour #267: mindfulness

Welcome to the 267th edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today's show features Elisha Goldstein on mindfulness.

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1:1 Mentoring 
* NEW Mindfulness E-course launches March 31
* Creative + Conscious Business E-course
* Tranquilologie: A DIY Sprinkling of Everyday Tranquility E-course+ 
(+new issue releases 1st of each month
* Tranquil Space Lifestyle E-course

* NEW Mindfulness E-course launches March 31
* TranquiliT Sustainable Pop-Up Shop Saturday, April 6
* Art + Yoga Cabin Retreat in West Virginia April 19-21 (4 spots left)
* Art, Yoga + Shopping in Paris May 22-26 (2 spots left)
* Art, Yoga + Shopping in Paris June 5-9 (sold out)
* Tranquility Summer Camp in West Virginia August 15-18 (5 spots left)
* Yoga Lifestyle Retreat in Costa Rica August 31-September 7

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Tranquility du Jour Daybook: It's a pink planner, lifestyle organizer, and wellness guide all in one. This perfect complement to Tranquilologie is filled with checklists, inspiration, eye candy, and 52 dateless week spreads so you can start at anytime. Released mid-December. Watch our how-to video with Carol Meyers. 

Spring Seasonal Podcast: Released March 25 and filled with gems for making this spring mindful and tranquil

Spring Love Note (includes a Tranquility Mixtape)

Featured Tranquilisto:
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is in private practice in West Los Angeles and is author of the book The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn. He synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. He contends that we have the power to transform our traumas and habitual patterns that keep us stuck in perpetual cycles of stress, anxiety, depression, or addiction and step into greater freedom and peace. He offers practical strategies to calm our anxious minds, transform negative emotions, and facilitate greater self acceptance, freedom and inner peace.

Dr. Goldstein, who comes from a family of psychologists, advocates that mental health comes from an approach that looks at all aspects of the self – physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual.

As a licensed Psychologist, he teaches mindfulness-based programs in his own practice and through InsightLA. He has spoken at the UCLA Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Conference headlining Thich Nhat Hanh, Daniel Siegel, and Jack Kornfield, The NICABM Conference, Psychotherapy Networker, FACES Conferences, UCLA Semel Institute and Anxiety Disorder Clinic, the University of Washington with Dr. Alan Marlatt, and often hosts daylong courses at UCLA Extension. He is author of the popular Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Blog on and writes for the Huffington Post, and He has designed the 12-week Mindfulness at Work™ program that is currently being conducted in many mulinational corporations and has been published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology and quoted in the New York Daily News, Reuters, NPR, UCLA Today,,, Body & Soul, The Week Magazine, among others.

In addition to his books, he has created popular CDs and MP3 albums including Mindful Solutions for Stress, Anxiety and Depression, Mindful Solutions for Addiction and Relapse Prevention, Mindful Solutions for Success and Stress Reduction at Work, and Mindful Solutions for Adults with ADD/ADHD.

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1 comment:

Nicole said...

This was such a fascinating podcast for me. I spent last fall really evaluating my relationship with technology and what I found was that technology was severely hindering my ability to be present in my own life. If boredom tickled my brain in the littlest way, I went straight for my smartphone. If I had even half of a question in my mind, I went straight to Google, rather than use my own reason to work out the answer. So, I did the "unthinkable" and I had my smart phone shut off when the contract was up a few months ago. Not only do I suddenly have an extra $200 every month, but I spend a lot more time looking around at the world and I'm sure my family is happy to see the whites of my eyes again. Another unexpected benefit of ditching the phone was that my thumbs don't hurt as much, nor do my neck and/or shoulders cramp as often. There was also so much "internetting" that I cut back and I've found that my stress has lowered considerably. So in my case, I was not benefitting from the way I was using technology, aside from the dopamine rush. Getting back to the basics in my life over the last six or so months has been an incredible change. Friends and family can't imagine how I survive without technological lifelines, but I haven't felt this alive and in-tune in years.