Free to Be Mindful Podcast Episodes
The Free to Be Mindful Podcast is a valuable resource for those seeking to explore the world of mindful living, mental health and personal growth. With its engaging, “real talk” bite-sized conversations, the podcast offers practical tools and strategies that listeners can apply in their everyday lives.
The show shares personal stories and insights from the host, licensed therapist Vanessa De Jesus Guzman, and thought-provoking discussions with numerous experts sharing how their various fields of practice intersect with mindfulness. Each episode concludes with a guided meditation, based on each episode’s topics, that provides a sense of calm and inspiration to listeners.
The Free to Be Mindful Podcast is an excellent source of inspiration and guidance for those committed to living intentionally and cultivating a fulfilling existence.
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Pause and Progress Through Retreats
This episode explores the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of retreats, and how they can lead to self-reflection, personal growth, community, new-found skills, and so much more. Looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of life? A retreat might be perfect for you!
Freedom and Self-Care
This episode explores the significance of incorporating self-care days. Mental health discussions, mindfulness, and self-care investment are all key to our journeys. Take the time for yourself and the people you love, and give yourself that much-needed gratitude space, guilt-free.
Cultivating Happiness Through Mindful Living
This episode takes us on a journey of happiness. By being present and intentional with our time and actions, treating ourselves with kindness, and expressing gratitude for special people, things, and moments in life, we learn that we can cultivate happiness by mindful living.
Balanced Parenting in the Summer
This episode shares some ideas on how to take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle, ways to learn and refresh on skills picked up during the school year, tips on implementing self-care, and techniques on tuning into how we can use the summer break to our advantage.
The Realities of the Motherhood Journey
This episode is for all of the moms who have experienced the hardships and big emotions that come along with the motherhood journey. Removing the stigma of what we "can" and "can't" feel is one of the first steps toward creating a healthier environment for all moms.
Coping with Insecurities
This episode explores what insecurity can look like or where it comes from, although it can be different for each person. By being mindful, understanding where the emotions are coming from, and being kind to ourselves and others, we take steps toward battling our insecurities.
Connecting Culture, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
Understanding how diversity, EQ, and mindfulness intersect and using them to empower each other creates stronger individual identities and relationships. This episode explores the experiences of first-gens, the impact of self-care, and more!
Consult a Counselor
Today’s question is: “I don’t know how to connect with my kids. I’m barely ever with them because of my long work hours. Besides asking them how they’re doing, and checking to see how they’re doing in school, I really don’t know what to talk with them about, or to play with them."
Nourishing Our Relationships via Love Languages
Tune into this podcast with host Vanessa and special guest and educator, Vanessa Paula, for this real-talk conversation on ways to incorporate love languages as a communication tool, practice mindful living for our self-care, and a short meditation at the end.
Consult a Counselor
The “Consult a Counselor Series” is a segment of the Free to Be Mindful Podcast, which answers parenting related questions to help caregivers live life mindfully. Today’s question is: "How do you get a quiet/shy child to open up more? I ask my son about his day and it's crickets!"
Balancing Act of High Expectations
When we set high expectations we also need to incorporate healthy boundaries and mindsets. This episode shares tips to help us create a work-life balance to manage our personal growth, find areas of improvement in a positive means, and embrace forgiveness and letting go.
Consult a Counselor
The “Consult a Counselor Series” is a segment of the Free to Be Mindful Podcast, which answers parenting related questions to help caregivers live life mindfully. Today’s question is: “How I wish my kid could set a new year resolution to stop whining and actually clean her room! LOL”
Prioritizing our Focus for the New Year
The New Year typically brings upon the want or need to make some changes. However, there are important things to consider before implementing any change, if we are to be successful. This episode shares tips to help us prioritize our focus for the new year, in hopes to reach our goals.
Protecting Your Mental Health During the Holidays
While it is believed we all exude joy during the holiday season, the reality is we may experience many holiday pressures. This episode gives you permission to prioritize yourself, while providing tips to protect your mental health during the holiday season.