The Mindful Midlife Crisis

Billy Lahr

Welcome to The Mindful Midlife Crisis, a podcast for people navigating the complexities and possibilities of life’s second half. I’m your host, Billy Lahr, an educator, personal trainer, meditation teacher, and overthinker who talks to experts who specialize in social and emotional learning, mindfulness, physical and emotional wellness, cultural awareness, finances, communication, relationships, dating, and parenting, all in an effort to help us better reflect, learn, and grow so we can live a more purpose-filled life. Take a deep breath, embrace the present, and journey with me through The Mindful Midlife Crisis.

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Episode 73--Giving Sunshine: A Widower's Journey to Love and Happiness with Jason Clawson
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Episode 73--Giving Sunshine: A Widower's Journey to Love and Happiness with Jason Clawson
In this week’s episode, Billy talks to Jason Clawson. In 2018, Jason’s life was flipped upside down after his wife Valerie was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer.  He is here today to share his story of how the loss of his wife rocked his world, but he is also here to share the steps he’s taken to heal and find love again.Billy and Jason discuss: –He and his wife’s relationship prior to, during, and after her colon cancer diagnosis–What a “support vacuum” is–How a 5K marathon became a cathartic moment for Jason–Processing trauma and grief through service and the story behind Giving Sunshine –His sons' involvement in meeting his new wife–An unexpected surprise for his family Want more from Jason Clawson?  Instagram, Facebook and LinkedInIf you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:–Episode 11--Two Brothers Share How Talking about Depression Has Improved Their Relationship–Episode 22--How to Normalize and Prioritize Mental Health Conversations with Our Children with Tandra Rutledge from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention–Episode 45--Confronting Mortality with Cancer Survivor Joy Huber–Episode 46--The Trail to Recovery and Redemption with Michael Mosher–Episode 47--The Human Healing Project with Marie Nutter–Episode 72--Acts of Service As Self-Love with Dr. Lina HajiAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comIf this episode resonates with you, please share it with your family and friends.Sign up for our newsletter!  We send out new guided meditations each Sunday!Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.Follow us!Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlifeFacebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastLinkedIn: Billy LahrPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode! If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!  Support the show
Episode 73--Giving Sunshine: A Widower's Journey to Love and Happiness with Jason Clawson
3d ago
Episode 73--Giving Sunshine: A Widower's Journey to Love and Happiness with Jason Clawson
In this week’s episode, Billy talks to Jason Clawson. In 2018, Jason’s life was flipped upside down after his wife Valerie was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer.  He is here today to share his story of how the loss of his wife rocked his world, but he is also here to share the steps he’s taken to heal and find love again.Billy and Jason discuss: –He and his wife’s relationship prior to, during, and after her colon cancer diagnosis–What a “support vacuum” is–How a 5K marathon became a cathartic moment for Jason–Processing trauma and grief through service and the story behind Giving Sunshine –His sons' involvement in meeting his new wife–An unexpected surprise for his family Want more from Jason Clawson?  Instagram, Facebook and LinkedInIf you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:–Episode 11--Two Brothers Share How Talking about Depression Has Improved Their Relationship–Episode 22--How to Normalize and Prioritize Mental Health Conversations with Our Children with Tandra Rutledge from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention–Episode 45--Confronting Mortality with Cancer Survivor Joy Huber–Episode 46--The Trail to Recovery and Redemption with Michael Mosher–Episode 47--The Human Healing Project with Marie Nutter–Episode 72--Acts of Service As Self-Love with Dr. Lina HajiAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comIf this episode resonates with you, please share it with your family and friends.Sign up for our newsletter!  We send out new guided meditations each Sunday!Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.Follow us!Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlifeFacebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastLinkedIn: Billy LahrPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode! If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!  Support the show
Episode 72--Acts of Service As Self-Love with Dr. Lina Haji
Nov 16 2022
Episode 72--Acts of Service As Self-Love with Dr. Lina Haji
In this week’s episode, Billy talks to Dr. Lina Haji.  Dr. Lina Haji is a licensed clinical psychologist and licensed mental health counselor specializing in psychodiagnostic assessment, forensic assessment, dual diagnosis, serious and persistent mental illness, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and substance abuse treatment. Her clinical experience over the last 20 years includes working with mentally ill and dually diagnosed adults in inpatient and outpatient settings, including correctional facilities, substance abuse rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice in four states. She has also supervised master’s level clinicians and post-doctoral residents and served as clinical director for a 500-patient maximum-security correctional facility. Her ultimate goal as a psychologist, regardless of population, is to accurately diagnose and identify patient strengths and areas for growth in order to better individualize treatment needs and goals. She is here today to talk about how acts of service can serve as acts of self-love.Billy and Dr. Haji discuss: –How acts of service pull people out of themselves, boost self-esteem, and combat depressive thoughts–Why service as self-care is a controversial opinion–What does “self-esteem comes from esteemable acts” mean? –The fine line between service as self-care and service as a distraction from attending to mental health issues–The impact of not learning from mistakes on our societyWant more from Dr. Lina Haji?  Instagram and YouTubeIf you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:–Episode 58--How to Make Being Selfish Work for You with Val Jones–Episode 35--Rebalanced Thinking, Rebalanced Living with Tom Cody–Episode 15--Billy and Brian Discuss The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman–Episode 10--Top 20 Strategies for a Happier Life with Tom CodyAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comIf this episode resonates with you, please share it with your family and friends.Sign up for our newsletter!  We send out new guided meditations each Sunday! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com. Follow us! Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlifeFacebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastLinkedIn: Billy LahrPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode! If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our producSupport the show
Episode 71--Navigating Trauma Through Resilience with Dr. Shree Walker
Nov 9 2022
Episode 71--Navigating Trauma Through Resilience with Dr. Shree Walker
In this week’s episode, Billy talks to Dr. Shree Walker.  Dr. Walker is the founder of Resilient Walker. She formerly served as Director of Special Education and Special Education Local Plan Area in Los Angeles County and as the Director of Section 504 and Special Populations for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, Tennessee. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Belmont University and serves on the leadership committee for the Sexual Assault Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Walker utilizes practical resolutions to support diverse learners and develops policies and procedures to ensure students have improved educational outcomes, educational stability, minimal disruptions, and endless possibilities. In today's episode, Dr. Walker talks about the roles she plays in her life, being a forever learner, and being a servant leader.Billy and Dr. Walker discuss: –What is the difference between adversity and trauma?–How can resilience help us navigate the challenges of life?–The ways in which we build resilience–How can we use resilience to help children and students who have experienced trauma?–The difference between direct adversity and indirect adversity–How can educators meet the needs of diverse learners?Want more from Dr. Shree Walker?  --Resilient Walker (book and audiobook)Like this episode?  Check out these episodes then!–Episode 33--How Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Make Us an All-Around Better Society with Global Inclusion and Diversity Business Leader Ericka Jones–Episode 59--The Emotional Intelligence Dance Party with Rich Bracken–Episode 22--How to Normalize and Prioritize Mental Health Conversations with Our Children with Tandra Rutledge from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention–Episode 23--Parenting and Working with Children with ADHD with Mental Health Advocate Tandra Rutledge​​–Episode 19--Compassionate Communication for Deeper, More Meaningful Relationships with Dr. Yvette Erasmus–Episode 30--Outperform the Norm with Personal Performance Coach Scott WelleAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comThis episode was sponsored by Newsly.  Go to and use the promo code “MindfulMidlife” for a free month! If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your family and friends.Sign up for our newsletter!  We send out new guided meditations each Sunday!  Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us!  Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastLinkedIn: Billy LahrSupport the show
Episode 70--“Joy Is Doubled When Shared; Sorrow Is Halved When Shared”: Mourning the Lives Lost in Itaewan
Nov 2 2022
Episode 70--“Joy Is Doubled When Shared; Sorrow Is Halved When Shared”: Mourning the Lives Lost in Itaewan
Hey everyone. I’m changing up some things on the podcast this week, so I just wanted to pop on and let you know that I didn’t feel comfortable releasing this week’s originally scheduled episode because the focus was on how to fully embrace and live more presently with the somatic experience of joy.  Much of what I was planning to discuss in that episode revolves around how the city of Seoul and the people I’ve met here elicit this newfound joy that I have been experiencing lately, but given the tragedy that took place in Itaewon last weekend, and the fact that the friends and families of those whose lives were lost as well as the entire country are in a national period of mourning, which for those families will last a lifetime, and considering many of my friends here from the SeoulShare, Soul Walkers, and CIK meetup groups, and me for that matter, were in Itaewon that night and some of us were only a block away from where this tragedy took place without even realizing that anything was wrong, I don’t think this is the right time to share that episode.  I’m sure I’ll share it at some point down the road, but now is not that time.  Now is a time for healing; my friend and organizer of SeoulShare and past guest Iggy Lee have been organizing events for people in the groups to come together who may be feeling isolated or alone in these trying times, and he shared a saying that goes, “Joy is doubled when shared; sorrow is halved when shared.”  Originally this episode was supposed to be about how we can experience more joy in our lives by sharing more meaningful moments with our friends, but right now, we’re going to take some time to heal in the company of our friends.I just want to take a minute to express my deepest sympathies to the families and friends who lost loved ones last weekend in Itaewon.  There’s nothing more I can say that will lessen your pain, but I hope you are surrounded by people you love and who will support you through this unimaginably difficult time.  So, that’s it for this week.  Thank you for tuning in.  Please take the next week to tell the people who add value to your life how much you love and appreciate them.  —All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comIf this episode resonates with you, please share it with your family and friends.Sign up for our newsletter!  We send out new guided meditations each Sunday! - a free week of Newsly! (Promo code: MindfulMidlife) - Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.comFollow us!Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlifeFacebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis Podcast: out my YouTube channel: leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it! the show
Episode 69--Live Better, Die Slower with Eric Romanak
Oct 26 2022
Episode 69--Live Better, Die Slower with Eric Romanak
In this week’s episode, Billy talks to Eric Romanak, a fitness instructor and a social entrepreneur at Seva Fitness Academy in Kentucky. He is also the author of the fitness book  Live Better, Die Slower: Key to Making Health and Fitness Really Stick and is the co-host of A Therapist and A Trainer podcast.Eric grew up as an overweight child of divorced parents and struggled significantly with bullying, anger, and depression. By age 22, he had already been divorced, filed for bankruptcy, and dropped out of college. Over the next 25 years, he embarked on a journey of self-discovery that led him to where he is now in the health and fitness world. He has been an all-around fitness mogul, and his primary goal now is to help people prioritize health in their lives sustainably and permanently. Let’s welcome the Renaissance man to today’s show!Billy and Eric discuss:--What makes Eric a "professional asshole" --The principles of "Live Better, Die Slower"--The changes he made externally and internally that made him feel worthy of love--How simplicity is the height of sophistication--Erasing the line between mental and physical health--How vitality is the ultimate human currencyIf you enjoyed this episode, you may also enjoy: --Our Two-Part Episode 6 with Maurice Buchanan and Daleco James from WURK Gym –Episode 50 with Aaron Boike where we discuss the importance of strength training as we age. All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comThank you for listening to The Mindful Midlife Crisis!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your family and friends.Sign up for our newsletter!  We send out new guided meditations each Sunday!Get a free week of Newsly! (Promo code: MindfulMidlife)Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com Follow us! Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlifeFacebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!Support the show
Episode 68--Men Talking Mindfulness with Retired Navy SEAL Commander Jon Macaskill
Oct 19 2022
Episode 68--Men Talking Mindfulness with Retired Navy SEAL Commander Jon Macaskill
In this week’s episode, Billy talks to Commander Jon Macaskill, a retired navy seal commander turned leadership and mindfulness coach. Throughout his 24-year navy career, he held a variety of highly dynamic leadership positions, from the battlefield to the operations center and the boardroom. He has a very unconventional teaching style, yet highly effective. He’s passionate about helping people and organizations become the best version of themselves through mindfulness coaching, keynote speaking, and grit and resilience training. Commander Macaskill also hosts the Men Talking Mindfulness podcast.  Billy and Jon discuss:--How does meditation complement his faith, and how does his faith complement his meditation practice?--What was his day-to-day life like as a marine?--What role do sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems play in situational awareness?--The struggle of losing identity and not recognizing grief--Jon’s transition from the Navy back to civilian life--What is an emotional inventory and how does it make us more aware of our emotions? --Does Jon’s experience as a Navy SEAL help men be more vulnerable about their mental health? Want more from Commander Jon Macaskill?  Check out: Men Talking Mindfulness PodcastDownload the Emotional Inventory here!  If you enjoyed this episode, you may also enjoy:–-Episode 4:  What Is Mindfulness? with Sarah Rudell Beach--Episode 34: The Language of Mindfulness with Brett Hill--Episode 41: The Midlife Male with Greg ScheinmanAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comGet a free week of Newsly at (Promo code: MindfulMidlife)Thank you for listening to The Mindful Midlife Crisis!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your family and friends.Sign up for our newsletter!  We send out new guided meditations each Sunday!  Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com Follow us!  Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!Support the show
Episode 67--The Complete Man with Purdeep Sangha
Oct 12 2022
Episode 67--The Complete Man with Purdeep Sangha
In this week’s episode, Billy talks to Purdeep Sangha.  Purdeep is the world’s leader in complete strategic advising and is the author of Amazon international best-seller The Complete Man. He is an internationally acclaimed business strategist and performance advisor to high-performing CEO’s, executives, and entrepreneurs. He’s also a top rated men’s leadership coach who teaches men how to become The Complete Man; meaning a man who achieves ultimate performance, fulfillment, and victory in every area of his life. He shows men how to live at their highest potential and be the best possible business leader, husband, father, and man they can be, and he’s here today to share with us what goes into that process. Billy and Purdeep discuss:--How he came up with a strategic firm that helps men at any point in their lives--What lessons he learned as a manager at age 16--What led him to his current work ethic--How his team uses neuroscience to cater to their clients--What it means to be a “mindful alpha male"--Why “toxic masculinity” is BS--The core concepts of being a father--The value of being emotionally, spiritually, emotionally, and cognitively present as a fatherWant more from Purdeep Sangha?  Check out:  The Complete Man BookThe Complete Man Audiobook (Promo code: victory75)The Complete Man PodcastIf you enjoyed this episode, you may also enjoy: –Episode 10: Top 20 Strategies for a Happier Life and Episode 35: Rebalanced Thinking, Rebalanced Living with Tom Cody–Episode 41: The Midlife Male with Greg Scheinman –Episode 7:  Billy and Brian Discuss the Daddy Brain, the Little Boy Brain, and the Teenage Boy Brain, based on the book The Male Brain by Dr. Louann Brizendine. –Episode 13:  Billy, Brian, and SuperMom Judie Goslin Discuss  the Mommy Brain, the Little Girl Brain, and the Teenage Girl Brain, based on Dr. Brizendine’s book The Female Brain. Get a free week of Newsly! (Promo code: MindfulMidlife)All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comThank you for listening to The Mindful Midlife Crisis!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your family and friends.Sign up for our newsletter!Support the show
Episode 66--"No More Men Talking Mental Health on Podcasts":  An Open Letter to Chelsea Fagan of The Financial Diet
Oct 5 2022
Episode 66--"No More Men Talking Mental Health on Podcasts": An Open Letter to Chelsea Fagan of The Financial Diet
In this week's episode, Billy discusses how an Instagram post from The Financial Diet's Chelsea Fagan perpetuates the stigma and shame many men feel when talking about their mental health. Billy discusses: --Getting rid of the toxic hustle culture BS--How middle-aged men are three times more likely to die by suicide than middle-aged women.--There’s a need for more men to talk about mental health to stop the stigma.--When you’re on a social media platform with a huge following, you need to be more responsible about your messaging.--How important it is to choose your words wisely.If you enjoyed this episode, you may also enjoy: --Episode 3: The Only Way Out Is Through: Billy Overcomes His Demons Through Mindfulness--Episode 11:  Two Brother Share How Talking about Depression Has Improved Their Relationship--Episode 22:  Normalizing and Prioritizing Mental Health Conversations with Our Children with Tandra Rutledge--The Jordan Harbinger Show, Episode 682: Deep Dive | Hustle CultureAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comThank you for listening to The Mindful Midlife Crisis!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your family and friends.Sign up for our newsletter!  We send out new guided meditations each Sunday! Get a free month of Newsly with promo code MindfulMidlife!  Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com Follow us!  Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Bonus Guided Meditation 4:  Motivation for When You're Not Feeling Motivated
Sep 28 2022
Bonus Guided Meditation 4: Motivation for When You're Not Feeling Motivated
We’re taking a break until October 5th, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still thinking about your well-being!  Throughout the month of September, we will share a new mindful meditation with you so that you can cultivate your own mindfulness practice.  If you find these mediations beneficial, be sure to share them with your family and friends.  If you’d like some coaching on how to dive a little deeper with your meditation practice, sign up for information about the Reflect. Learn. Grow. program that my friend and coaching partner Jill Dahler and I have created.  That will also roll out October 5th.  Since it’s our first time leading this program, we’ve significantly discounted the price for you, so check out the show notes and click on the link to learn more about the program and sign up for future updates.   The meditations you’ll be hearing this month are what I send out every Sunday in the newsletter.  If you haven’t signed up for that yet, go to www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.com and scroll down to subscribe.  You’ll get a different mindfulness meditation each Sunday along with information about upcoming events hosted by our amazing guests who are also seeking out opportunities to help people reflect, learn, and grow.  There’s some other goodies in there as well, so be sure to subscribe.So find yourself a comfortable space and allow yourself to simply just be for the next few minutes while you follow along with this meditation.  And as always, may you feel happy, healthy, and loved.  Take care, friends.Thank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comQuestions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.comInstagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife"Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Bonus Guided Meditation 3: Affirmations of Gratitude
Sep 21 2022
Bonus Guided Meditation 3: Affirmations of Gratitude
We’re taking a break until October 5th, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still thinking about your well-being!  Throughout the month of September, we will share a new mindful meditation with you so that you can cultivate your own mindfulness practice.  If you find these mediations beneficial, be sure to share them with your family and friends.  If you’d like some coaching on how to dive a little deeper with your meditation practice, sign up for information about the Reflect. Learn. Grow. program that my friend and coaching partner Jill Dahler and I have created.  That will also roll out October 5th.  Since it’s our first time leading this program, we’ve significantly discounted the price for you, so check out the show notes and click on the link to learn more about the program and sign up for future updates.   The meditations you’ll be hearing this month are what I send out every Sunday in the newsletter.  If you haven’t signed up for that yet, go to www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.com and scroll down to subscribe.  You’ll get a different mindfulness meditation each Sunday along with information about upcoming events hosted by our amazing guests who are also seeking out opportunities to help people reflect, learn, and grow.  There’s some other goodies in there as well, so be sure to subscribe.So find yourself a comfortable space and allow yourself to simply just be for the next few minutes while you follow along with this meditation.  And as always, may you feel happy, healthy, and loved.  Take care, friends.Thank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comQuestions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.comInstagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife"Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Bonus Guided Meditation 2: A Breathing Anchor for the Wandering Mind
Sep 14 2022
Bonus Guided Meditation 2: A Breathing Anchor for the Wandering Mind
We’re taking a break until October 5th, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still thinking about your well-being!  Throughout the month of September, we will share a new mindful meditation with you so that you can cultivate your own mindfulness practice.  If you find these mediations beneficial, be sure to share them with your family and friends.  If you’d like some coaching on how to dive a little deeper with your meditation practice, sign up for information about the Reflect. Learn. Grow. program that my friend and coaching partner Jill Dahler and I have created.  That will also roll out October 5th.  Since it’s our first time leading this program, we’ve significantly discounted the price for you, so check out the show notes and click on the link to learn more about the program and sign up for future updates.   The meditations you’ll be hearing this month are what I send out every Sunday in the newsletter.  If you haven’t signed up for that yet, go to www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.com and scroll down to subscribe.  You’ll get a different mindfulness meditation each Sunday along with information about upcoming events hosted by our amazing guests who are also seeking out opportunities to help people reflect, learn, and grow.  There’s some other goodies in there as well, so be sure to subscribe.So find yourself a comfortable space and allow yourself to simply just be for the next few minutes while you follow along with this meditation.  And as always, may you feel happy, healthy, and loved.  Take care, friends.Thank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comQuestions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.comInstagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife"Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Bonus Guided Meditation 1: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation
Sep 7 2022
Bonus Guided Meditation 1: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation
We’re taking a break until October 5th, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still thinking about your well-being!  Throughout the month of September, we will share a new mindful meditation with you so that you can cultivate your own mindfulness practice.  If you find these mediations beneficial, be sure to share them with your family and friends.  If you’d like some coaching on how to dive a little deeper with your meditation practice, sign up for information about the Reflect. Learn. Grow. program that my friend and coaching partner Jill Dahler and I have created.  Since it’s our first time leading this program, we’ve significantly discounted the price for you, so check out the show notes and click on the link to learn more about the program and sign up for future updates.   The meditations you’ll be hearing this month are what I send out every Sunday in the newsletter.  If you haven’t signed up for that yet, go to www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.com and scroll down to subscribe.  You’ll get a different mindfulness meditation each Sunday along with information about upcoming events hosted by our amazing guests who are also seeking out opportunities to help people reflect, learn, and grow.  There’s some other goodies in there as well, so be sure to subscribe.So find yourself a comfortable space and allow yourself to simply just be for the next few minutes while you follow along with this meditation.  And as always, may you feel happy, healthy, and loved.  Take care, friends.Thank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comQuestions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.comInstagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife"Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Summer Session 9--Billy's Endless Summer with Our Best Good Pal Matt Hazard!
Aug 31 2022
Summer Session 9--Billy's Endless Summer with Our Best Good Pal Matt Hazard!
This week’s episode is the finale of the summer sessions, so we brought along our best good pal, the always entertaining Matt Hazard!  The guys discuss:--Matt’s bourbon-fueled trip to Louisville, KY--the change in Billy’s voice  --the challenges of living life without any direction--the need to stop investing so much time and energy with people who don’t reciprocate the same energy back to you--why seafood is terrible (or delicious?)  and how 90s music is (or isn’t?) the best music of all timeThe summer sessions have ended, but we've got more to come!Check out these previous episodes:--Summer Sessions 3-Billy’s Minnesota Nice Experience at the Cayuna Gnome Home in the Small Town of Crosby--Summer Sessions 6-Soul Walkers: Billy Finds Clarity and Meaning in Seoul with Iggy LeeThank you to Hoffman Plumbing and Indoor Heating!  Visit them at   Check out Iggy Lee’s YouTube Channe or follow him on Instagram at @iggylee21!Visiting Seoul?  Connect with the SeoulShare Community!Thank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comDon't forget to sign up for our newsletter as well!  We send out weekly meditations!Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.comInstagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife"Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Summer Session 8--Billy and Brian Get Older...Again
Aug 24 2022
Summer Session 8--Billy and Brian Get Older...Again
In this week’s episode, Billy and Brian take the summer sessions outside to celebrate their birthdays on Brian’s patio!  Billy and Brian discuss:--updates on how they’re progressing in their podcast--where they were a year ago vs. today--Billy doing future episodes on solo--Brian’s growth as a person, husband, dad, and musician over the past year–Brian's never before heard stories about being shot in the face and almost getting abducted--the importance of prioritizing your goals--what the future has in store for Brian on the BassCheck out these previous episodes:--Episode 58-How to Make Being Selfish Work for You by Val Jones--Summer Sessions 3-Billy’s Minnesota Nice Experience at the Cayuna Gnome Home in the Small Town of CrosbyThank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comDon't forget to sign up for our newsletter as well!  We send out weekly meditations!Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.comInstagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife"Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Summer Session 7--So...What’s Next for Billy and Brian? with Life Coach Jill Dahler
Aug 17 2022
Summer Session 7--So...What’s Next for Billy and Brian? with Life Coach Jill Dahler
In this week's episode, Billy and Brian chat with returning guest and certified professional co-active life coach, Jill Dahler, to discuss:--what a coaching session with Jill looks like–Billy’s BIG move! –Brian’s success with Gen X Jukebox and his own BIG move! --leveling up the production value of the podcast, leading with passion, and taking risks to try something new--making a positive contribution to the world with their goals--what's on deck for The Mindful Midlife Crisis.Stay tuned until the end for an exciting announcement!Like what you heard from Jill Dahler?  Contact her at:Website: www.jilldahler.com  or www.jmdwellness.com Twitter: @jilldahler  or @jmdwellness1Instagram: @jill.dahler or @jmdwellnessCheck out these previous episodes:--Episode 29–Discover Your Inner Awesome by Being Unapologetically You w/ Jill Dahler--Episode 58–How to Make Being Selfish Work for You by Val JonesThank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comDon't forget to sign up for our newsletter as well!  We send out weekly meditations!Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.comInstagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife"Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Summer Session 6--Soul Walkers: Billy Finds Clarity and Meaning in Seoul with Iggy Lee
Aug 10 2022
Summer Session 6--Soul Walkers: Billy Finds Clarity and Meaning in Seoul with Iggy Lee
This week, Billy reconnects with his good friend from Korea, Iggy Lee. Iggy organizes the Soul Walkers meet-up group, where people can do adventures like walking, hiking, picnics, and exchanging cultures through their language and personal stories. His meet-up group is also the main reason why Billy extended his time in Korea. Billy and Iggy discuss:--How Iggy plans to turn his event groups into a sustainable company--the positive energy and experiences he provides through his groups--the origin story of Soul Walkers and all the amazing things you can do in Seoul, South Korea--Billy's challenges around culture shock and language barriers--what motivated Billy to attend different types of events in his time in South KoreaLike what you heard from Iggy? Contact him at:Youtube Channel: Iggy LeeInstagram: @iggylee21SeoulShare MeetUp Community Looking for more resources when visiting Seoul? --Seoul Tourism Organization--Seoul Tourism Hiking Center--Climbing in Korea MeetUp Community Thank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comDon't forget to sign up for our newsletter as well!  We send out weekly meditations!Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife "Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Summer Session 5--What to See and Do in Jeju Island and Busan, South Korea
Aug 3 2022
Summer Session 5--What to See and Do in Jeju Island and Busan, South Korea
In this week's session, Billy is doing his first ever solo episode, which is a perfect time to talk about his adventures around the Korean coastlines. Billy takes us to the island of Jeju, the beaches of Gangneung and his favorite hiking spots in Busan. He also shares stories of the people he met and the connections he made along the way. Billy shares with us:--his realizations about romantic relationships, being in the present, and romantic idealism--Korea hiking recommendations--a perfect two-day travel guide to Seongsan, Jeju Island--yummy eats in Korea, chasing waterfalls, communication barriers, connecting to strangers, and understanding cultures.--Jeju island travel tips --What to do and see in Busan and GangneungCheck out:Jeju Olle TrailThank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comDon't forget to sign up for our newsletter as well!  We send out weekly meditations!Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife "Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Summer Session 4--Billy's Friends in High Places
Jul 27 2022
Summer Session 4--Billy's Friends in High Places
In this week’s episode, Billy and Brian are interviewing a returning guest and now a lovely mama, Michelle Pan. She shares with us her experiences of being a first-time mom, as well as the challenges and rewards that she’s accomplished along the way.Michelle and Billy also walked us through some of the memories they shared when Billy came by, and they had an amazing time catching up in Denver, Colorado.Michelle shares with us: --what it's like to be a new mother--her experiences with post-partum depression--steps she's taken in order to move into a much healthier mental space--how she reclaims her energy to do things just for herself-- what it's like navigating being new parents as well as being in a new relationship--what to do in DenverSome previous episodes to revisit:Episode 14 --Billy and Brian Discuss the Pregnant Momma Brain w/ Michelle PanEpisode 27 --Unblocking Your Best Self through Energy Work with Energy Mastery     Also check out: www.kristenbrownpresents.comEpisode 58 -- How to Make Being Selfish Work for You with Val JonesEpisode 61 --Question the Drink with Gray Area Expert Kari SchwearLike what you heard from Michelle?  Contact her at:Website: www.mishfitlife.com Instagram: @mishfitlifeEmail: mishfitlife@gmail.com Thank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comDon't forget to sign up for our newsletter as well!  We send out weekly meditations!Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife "Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Summer Session 3--Billy's Minnesota Nice Experience at the Cuyuna Gnome Home in the Small Town of Crosby
Jul 20 2022
Summer Session 3--Billy's Minnesota Nice Experience at the Cuyuna Gnome Home in the Small Town of Crosby
In this week’s episode, Billy takes a trip down memory lane as he looks back on having a superb time in the Cuyuna Gnome Home, situated in Crosby, Minnesota. Billy chats with the owners, Jenn and Mitch Fallgatter, a.k.a. the best rental vacation home hosts you could ask for. The couple talk about the home’s origin story, how they renovated the interior, and some incredible Crosby leisure spots to check out.Billy asks Mitch and Jenn: --”What was it about the Crosby area that captured your attention?”--“Where did you come up with the name ‘Cuyuna Gnome Home’?”  --”What are some challenges and perks to managing a vacation rental property?”--”When is the best time of year to visit Crosby?” --“What are your favorite restaurants in Crosby?”--“What are some popular activities in Crosby for your guests to do?”  Thank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family. All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.com.Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter as well!  We send out weekly meditations!Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisis Twitter:  @mindfulmidlife"Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  If you’re really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs.Support the show
Summer Session 2--Billy Stretches Out His Comfort Zone Pizza Dough in Puerto Vallarta with Special Guest Dr. David DeMarkis
Jul 13 2022
Summer Session 2--Billy Stretches Out His Comfort Zone Pizza Dough in Puerto Vallarta with Special Guest Dr. David DeMarkis
In this week's episode, Billy reunites with fellow disenchanted educator turned digital nomad Dr. David DeMarkis (from Episode 51--The Pursuit of Higher Consciousness) to discuss their adventures in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!  Billy and Dr. David discuss: --taking calculated risks to stretch out the pizza dough of your comfort zones--the kindness of the people in Puerto Vallarta--ziplining with Vallarta Adventures--parasailing with Vallarta Parasailing --why Rhythms of the Night is an absolute MUST when you're in Puerto Vallarta--putting your faith in others--learning how to salsa danceAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.com. Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter as well!  We send out weekly meditations! Throughout this episode, we reference the following Mindful Midlife Crisis episodes. --Episode 42: Trash the Checklist with Dr. Yolanda Holloway and Tiffany Byrd--Episode 54: Declutter and Get Organized! with Janet M. Taylor--Episode 56:  Balancing High Performance, Happiness, and Relationships with Christine Chang--Episode 63:  Escape the 9-5 Grind with Brian GallagherWe also reference: --The Jordan Harbinger Show, Episode 443:  Kidnap Me Once, Shame on You--The Jordan Harbinger Show, Episode 444:  Kidnap Me Twice, Shame on Me--The Jordan Harbinger Show, Episode 670: The Science of Succeeding with People with Vanessa Van Edwards Thank you for listening to the Mindful Midlife Crisis!Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics you want us to cover?Email:  mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.comInstagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife "Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week’s episode!  If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your friends and family.  Support the show