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. read less
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Episode 118--On to the Next Chapter
Dec 27 2023
Episode 118--On to the Next Chapter
Journey's end and new beginnings intertwine in this heartfelt farewell to the Mindful Midlife Crisis podcast as Billy and Matt toast to three transformative years. With nostalgia as our companion, I stroll down memory lane, reflecting on the peaks and valleys traversed in pursuing purpose and passion. Transitioning from a microphone to a classroom, I unveil the joys of my upcoming adventure—empowering adults in Seoul with the art of business English. Infused with the insights of my mindfulness meditation teacher certification, I explore the philosophies that now steer my educational approach. As we bid adieu to this podcast, I thank you, our listeners, for embarking on this journey with us, reminding you to continue cherishing personal growth and life's ever-evolving beauty. Take care, friends.If you liked this episode, check out this episode as well:Episode 27--Unblocking Your Best Self through Energy Work with Energy Mastery Expert Kristen BrownEpisode 3–The Only Way Out Is Through: Billy Battles His Demons with MindfulnessAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Need a place to start? Check out our Fan Faves Page! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us! Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much! Support the show
Episode 117--Your Network = Your Net Worth: Why Your Crew Matters
Dec 20 2023
Episode 117--Your Network = Your Net Worth: Why Your Crew Matters
In this week’s episode, Billy and Matt talk about how their journeys toward passion and purpose were better traveled with companions. They unravel the tapestry of community and its undeniable role in carving out a fulfilling second act in life. In this no-filters conversation, they share insights and stories about the power of connection and how engaging with others—like Matt does through his performance art and being “the host with the most”—can bring us closer to a life brimming with joy and purpose. They also share practical tips for building and maintaining authentic relationships, so you'll feel empowered to stretch the pizza dough of your comfort zone and enrich your life with the kind of connections that matter. It's never too late to find your crew and truly live life with intention.If you liked this episode, check out this episode as well:Episode 66--"No More Men Talking Mental Health on Podcasts": An Open Letter to Chelsea Fagan of The Financial DietEpisode 72--Acts of Service As Self-Care with Dr. Lina HajiEpisode 75--How to Live with More Joy in Your LifeEpisode 106–I'm Back! (with a Special Guest!)Episode 108--Enjoy Your Morning Coffee More Mindfully (and Other Practical Tips)Episode 116--How Being Curious Leads to More Purpose in LifeEpisode 74--Too Foreign for Here, Too Foreign for Home: A Korean Adoptee Meets Her Birth Family with Brook MallakEpisode 93--Get Authentic with Marques OgdenEpisode 80--Avoid Toxic Self-Help Advice with Jordan HarbingerAlso, check out https://www.instagram.com/jclippold/ and https://www.meetup.com/apps/All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Need a place to start? Check out our Fan Faves Page! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us! Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donSupport the show
Episode 116--How Being Curious Leads to More Purpose in Life
Dec 13 2023
Episode 116--How Being Curious Leads to More Purpose in Life
In this week’s episode, Billy and Matt talk about the maze of midlife dilemmas and how curiosity, intentional living, and being part of a community can help us find our purpose and passion. They reminisce about the music and children's literature that shaped their formative years and how these continue to impact their beliefs, perspectives, and curiosities. They also discuss the perils of curiosity with regard to cats.  If you liked this episode, check out this episode as well:Episode 44--The Urgency of Awareness with Jodi PfarrBook mentioned: The Urgency of Awareness by Jodi PfarrAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Need a place to start? Check out our Fan Faves Page! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us! Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much! Support the show
​​Episode 115--Meditate & Mingle: Cultivating a Stable Mind
Dec 6 2023
​​Episode 115--Meditate & Mingle: Cultivating a Stable Mind
This week’s episode is a recording of a recent Meditate & Mingle session about fostering equanimity–an essential practice that empowers us to cultivate stability in our minds. Billy leads an enlightening meditation session, shedding light on the importance of intention and mindfulness in everyday life. Investing in yourself is the first step towards a more purposeful and passionate life. So, embrace this opportunity to prioritize happiness, health, and love in your life.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Need a place to start? Check out our Fan Faves Page! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us! Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much! Support the show
Episode 114--The Quantifiable Consequences of Living Mindlessly
Nov 29 2023
Episode 114--The Quantifiable Consequences of Living Mindlessly
In this week’s episode, Billy and Matt reflect on mindlessness (aka NOT being mindful!), revealing its impact on relationships, social interactions, and work performance. They share personal experiences and, more importantly, provide simple tools to help you combat mindlessness. They’re also extending a digital detox challenge to you that will help you set technology boundaries. This digital detox challenge will help you improve stress management, productivity, and overall well-being through less mindless doom scrolling! If you liked this episode, check out this episode as well:Episode 109--Meditate & Mingle: Awareness Of Your Problem Without Fixing ItEpisode 3--The Only Way Out Is Through: Billy Battles His Demons with MindfulnessAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Need a place to start? Check out our Fan Faves Page! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us! Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much! Support the show
​​Episode 113--Meditate & Mingle: Mindful Eating
Nov 22 2023
​​Episode 113--Meditate & Mingle: Mindful Eating
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday!  This week’s episode is from a recent Meditate & Mingle session about enjoying your meal beyond satisfying your hunger. Imagine this–every bite you take, each sip you drink, could be a moment of mindfulness, an opportunity for gratitude, and a step towards better health. Join us as we uncover together how a fulfilling and mindful life can start with a single bite. Tune in, find your comfortable spot, grab a bite, and savor this mindful eating journey together.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Need a place to start? Check out our Fan Faves Page! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us! Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much! Support the show
Episode 112--How Being More Aware of Our Strengths, Weaknesses, and Needs Leads to Better Outcomes
Nov 15 2023
Episode 112--How Being More Aware of Our Strengths, Weaknesses, and Needs Leads to Better Outcomes
In this week’s episode, Billy and Matt share their excitement (mostly Matt) over Halloween and the upcoming holidays. More importantly, they discuss Matt’s discovery of his strengths and weaknesses and the importance of self-awareness and intentionality in improving personal and parental roles. This conversation underscores the value of being purposeful and passionate in your day-to-day life.All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Need a place to start? Check out our Fan Faves Page! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us! Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much! Support the show
​​Episode 111--Meditate & Mingle: Breathwork through Extending the Exhale
Nov 8 2023
​​Episode 111--Meditate & Mingle: Breathwork through Extending the Exhale
This week’s episode is a recording of a recent Meditate & Mingle session that’s all about extending the exhale, which is a calming method that engages the parasympathetic nervous system and can help you navigate feelings of anxiety or anger. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to join these sessions, this is the perfect way to try at your own pace and timing. So breathe in, breathe out, and join us on a journey to self-awareness and tranquility. All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy?  Set up an Exploration Call!Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Need a place to start? Check out our Fan Faves Page!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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much! Support the show
Episode 110--What's Your Four Temperaments Personality Type?
Nov 1 2023
Episode 110--What's Your Four Temperaments Personality Type?
In this week’s episode, Billy and Matt take a deep dive into the world of personality profile tests, from the limitations of the Myers-Briggs test to the recognition of ambiverts and the revelation of the Four Temperaments personality test. They share our personal test results, and Billy walks Matt through a coaching session where they explore Matt's High Gear strengths and needs and how to maximize those in order to add more meaning to his roles as a father, husband, guitar enthusiast, and (future) world traveler.  If you liked this episode, check out this episode as well:Episode 9--Billy & Brian Discuss the Emotionally Mature Male Brain (Part 3 of The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine)Episode 10--Top 20 Strategies for a Happier Life with Tom CodyEpisode 35--Rebalanced Thinking, Rebalanced Living with Tom CodyEpisode 80--Avoid Toxic Self-Help Advice with Jordan HarbingerEpisode 99--Skills for Navigating Adult ADHD and Autism with Genie LoveAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Need a place to start? Check out our Fan Faves Page! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us! Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much! Support the show
Episode 109--Meditate & Mingle: Awareness Of Your Problem Without Fixing It
Oct 25 2023
Episode 109--Meditate & Mingle: Awareness Of Your Problem Without Fixing It
Ever wonder what a Meditate & Mingle session with Billy is like? Well, guess what??? You're in luck! Check out this week's episode: a Mindful Midlife Community Meditate & Mingle session! You’ll hear how Billy guides the participants through the session and gathers key takeaways like the power of habit stacking in creating mindful moments. Tune in, follow along, and join us for the next Meditate & Mingle session!All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Need a place to start? Check out our Fan Faves Page! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us! Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much! Support the show
Episode 108--Enjoy Your Morning Coffee More Mindfully (and Other Practical Tips)
Oct 18 2023
Episode 108--Enjoy Your Morning Coffee More Mindfully (and Other Practical Tips)
In this week’s episode, Billy and Matt talk about how mindfulness can become your secret weapon to navigate the complexities and possibilities of midlife. The guys demystify mindfulness and explore its potential to transform your life's trajectory.  If you liked this episode, check out this episode as well:Episode 79--Morning Routines for a Successful 2023Episode 4–What Is Mindfulness? with Sarah Rudell BeachEpisode 3–The Only Way Out Is Through: Billy Battles His Demons with MindfulnessCheck out the Done with Dieting Podcast - https://elizabethsherman.com/category/podcast/All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Need a place to start? Check out our Fan Faves Page! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us!  Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!  Support the show
Episode 107--Losing a Parent: Celebrating the Life of Dan Clement Hazard with End of Life Coach Danielle Slupesky
Oct 11 2023
Episode 107--Losing a Parent: Celebrating the Life of Dan Clement Hazard with End of Life Coach Danielle Slupesky
In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Danielle Slupesky, the End-of-Life Coach and Death Doula, and Matt Hazard, the always entertainer co-host. Before you listen to this episode, I want to give you a heads-up that it will be a heavy episode. We will be talking about death from a professional and personal perspective. So, take time to sit with any emotions you will be having while listening to this episode. Please do what you need to do to take care of yourself. We celebrate the life of Matt’s father, Dan Clement Hazard, and journey with him throughout this experience. We will also hear and experience how a professional death doula cares for the dying and the family members. Billy, Matt, and Danielle discuss:–The beautiful life of Dan Clement Hazard–Dan’s last few moments on Earth–How Danielle became an End-of-Life Coach aka Death Doula–The similarities between birth and death–How Danielle assists the dying and the families in the processWant more from Danielle Slupesky?Check her LinkedIn and web Conscious CrossroadsIf you liked this episode, check out this episode as well:Episode 41--The Midlife Male with Greg ScheinmanAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy or learning more about mindfulness?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us!  Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!  Support the show
Episode 106–I'm Back! (with a Special Guest!)
Oct 4 2023
Episode 106–I'm Back! (with a Special Guest!)
That's right, ladies and gentlemen...I’m back! And this time I brought with me my best good friend, the always entertaining Matt Hazard! I can’t even begin to explain how awesome it feels to be back. I’m beyond grateful to have this opportunity to help the listeners of this show navigate the complexities and possibilities of life's second half (and even help you with your travel plans)!Tune in each week as I share how practicing intentional and mindful living over the last ten years has helped me navigate the trials, tribulations, and successes of my own midlife crisis. Being more intentional and mindful has helped me process my ruminating thoughts, anxiety, and stress in a much healthier way by reducing my emotional reactivity and impulsive behavior, which in turn has helped me improve my relationships and communication with others as well as be more consistent, disciplined, patient, and productive in meeting my goals.If you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:Episode 9--Billy & Brian Discuss the Emotionally Mature Male Brain (Part 3 of The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine)Episode 78--Billy Recaps Season 6 with His Best Good Pal Matt Hazard of The Brute Squad!Episode 79--Morning Routines for a Successful 2023Episode 87--How Renting a Scooter (Almost) Gave Me an Anxiety AttackLinks mentioned in this episode:Check out Luvo Calming Guided Meditation on Google Play and App Storehttps://ezvasectomy.com/Gen X Jukebox - https://www.instagram.com/genxjukebox/All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy or learning more about mindfulness?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us!  Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!  Support the show
Episode 105--"I Don't Want to Go": Billy Says Goodbye to Seoul
Jul 5 2023
Episode 105--"I Don't Want to Go": Billy Says Goodbye to Seoul
“Yeah, okay…Well, this is gonna hurt like a mother f***er!”--Michael ScottIn this emotional final episode from Seoul, Billy talks about making the difficult decision to leave Korea (despite every fiber of his being not wanting to go), why he wants you to stop asking people who make difficult life decisions, “Why?” and what to say instead, and what this journey has really been all about (here’s a hint…it involves you!). Oh, and you’ll want to stick around until the end because he’s got some other news he needs to share with you as well…If you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:Episode 19--Compassionate Communication for Deeper, More Meaningful Relationships with Dr. Yvette ErasmusEpisode 3–The Only Way Out Is Through: Billy Battles His Demons with MindfulnessEpisode 38--The Gentlemen's Guide to Inner Work: Billy's One-on-One Conversation with Spiritual Health Coach Lecia FoxEpisode 39--Billy Shares the Lessons He Learned during His Trip to Portugal, Spain, and DakarEpisode 94--How to Be Your Own Chief Brand Officer Jennifer WaltonAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin the Mindful Midlife Community!Members receive:*Access to our weekly meditation sessions*20% off all programs like the newly released Mindfulness for Anxiety!*Stress level, mindful awareness, and personality profile assessments designed to help you reflect, learn, and grow!Schedule an exploration call with Billy!Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!Support the show
Episode 104--What Triggers Your Anxiety?
Jun 28 2023
Episode 104--What Triggers Your Anxiety?
This week, Billy dives deeper into the topic of anxiety and the importance of a mindful approach. This mindful approach enables us to process our thoughts and emotions in a healthier manner, ultimately helping us to navigate life with grace. He explores the differences between fear, rumination, and anxiety and how to identify their sources and triggers. And for those feeling particularly lost, his "Mindfulness for Anxiety" course could serve as your compass for navigating your own midlife quandaries. If you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:Episode 19--Compassionate Communication for Deeper, More Meaningful Relationships with Dr. Yvette ErasmusEpisode 80--Avoid Toxic Self-Help Advice with Jordan HarbingerEpisode 103--What Does Anxiety Look and Feel Like?Episode 10--Top 20 Strategies for a Happier Life with Tom CodyEpisode 35--Rebalanced Thinking, Rebalanced Living with Tom CodyAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin the Mindful Midlife Community!Members receive:*Access to our weekly meditation sessions*20% off all programs like the newly released Mindfulness for Anxiety!*Stress level, mindful awareness, and personality profile assessments designed to help you reflect, learn, and grow! Schedule an exploration call with Billy! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!Support the show
Episode 103--What Does Anxiety Look and Feel Like?
Jun 21 2023
Episode 103--What Does Anxiety Look and Feel Like?
This week, Billy breaks down what anxiety looks and feels like while also offering strategies around how to shift our relationship with anxiety.  Billy also shares how discovering the power of mindfulness helped him through his battle with anxiety ad midlife crisis. Join him as he discusses his struggles with general anxiety disorder, including a story about how his anxiety almost stopped him from renting a scooter – and what he learned from that experience. Tune in to learn more about the Mindfulness for Anxiety course that he developed to help others manage their anxious thoughts and emotions.If you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:Episode 3–The Only Way Out Is Through: Billy Battles His Demons with MindfulnessEpisode 87--How Renting a Scooter (Almost) Gave Me an Anxiety AttackEpisode 6–Putting in WURK with Personal Trainers Maurice Buchanan and Daleco James of WURK Gym, Part 2All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin the Mindful Midlife Community!Members receive:*Access to our weekly meditation sessions*20% off all programs like the newly released Mindfulness for Anxiety! *Stress level, mindful awareness, and personality profile assessments designed to help you reflect, learn, and grow!  Schedule an exploration call with Billy! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!Support the show
Episode 102--How to Self-Promote without Bragging
Jun 14 2023
Episode 102--How to Self-Promote without Bragging
This week, Billy talks about self-promotion. While it may seem daunting, did you know it can have a positive impact on your mental health? Studies show that self-promotion can boost self-esteem, life satisfaction, and overall well-being. Let's explore the power of self-talk. Tune in to learn how to navigate life more mindfully and embrace the possibilities of life's second half.If you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:Episode 31--Ride the Wave of Healthy Risk-Taking with John WessingerEpisode 93--Get Authentic with Marques OgdenEpisode 94--How to Be Your Own Chief Brand Officer Jennifer WaltonEpisode 95--How to Find Joy through Disappointing Others with Steven EnglishAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin the Mindful Midlife Community! Members receive:*Access to our weekly meditation sessions*20% off all programs like the newly released Mindfulness for Anxiety! *Stress level, mindful awareness, and personality profile assessments designed to help you reflect, learn, and grow!  Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!  Support the show
Episode 101--I Just Want to See You Win
Jun 7 2023
Episode 101--I Just Want to See You Win
This week, Billy talks about the importance of promoting your success and fostering a positive, collaborative environment. He also discusses how social media can be leveraged as a powerful tool for recognizing you and the significance of being genuine and authentic when sharing and celebrating your accomplishments. With personal experiences and practical strategies, this episode will inspire you to embrace the power of promoting yourself and reap the benefits of mindfulness in your own life.If you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:Episode 100--How to Make Radical Life Changes with Bianca ThomasEpisode 56--How to Balance High Performance, Relationships, and Happiness with Christine ChangAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin the Mindful Midlife Community! Members receive: *Access to our weekly meditation sessions*20% off all programs like the newly released Mindfulness for Anxiety! *Stress level, mindful awareness, and personality profile assessments designed to help you reflect, learn, and grow!  Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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.Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us!  Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: 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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!  Support the show
Episode 100--How to Make Radical Life Changes with Bianca Thomas
May 31 2023
Episode 100--How to Make Radical Life Changes with Bianca Thomas
In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Bianca Thomas, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Coach, co-host of Evolve Ventures podcast, and the COO, CFO, and Co-Founder of Evolve Ventures Technologies LLC., a global tech company whose mission is to accelerate the mindset of the world to shift to unlimited potential through combining beneficial insights drawn from elite brain health and peak team performers through executive leadership.Bianca uses her extensive life experiences and a degree in psychology to help others understand and embrace their own identity, live in alignment with their highest values, change their limiting beliefs and create radical transformations in their lives. She is here today to share her own journey towards self-realization, self-love, and self-belief and how she applies this to her work as a therapist and in her own life.Billy and Bianca discuss:–Concerns about how her clients and/or potential clients may perceive her due to her vulnerability on her podcast –How she avoids projecting her own past trauma onto her clients–How having low self-worth can attract other people with low self-worth and what to do about it–Her battle with body image issues–The concept of always loving yourself and if that is even possibleWant more from Bianca Thomas?IG and Evolve Ventures websiteIf you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:Episode 3–The Only Way Out Is Through: Billy Battles His Demons with MindfulnessEpisode 4–What Is Mindfulness? with Sarah Rudell BeachEpisode 62--How BOTH Meditation AND Medication Can Support Your Mental Health with Bryan PiattEpisode 90--It's Not Weak to Speak with Simon Rinne, Part 1Episode 91--It's Not Weak to Speak with Simon Rinne, Part 2Sign up for the Mindful Midlife Community Virtual Mindfulness Sessions!All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comGet a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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!   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!Support the show
Episode 99--Skills for Navigating Adult ADHD and Autism with Genie Love
May 24 2023
Episode 99--Skills for Navigating Adult ADHD and Autism with Genie Love
In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Genie Love, a coach who specializes in supporting professionals and entrepreneurs who discover they have ADHD and/or Autism later in life. She uses collaborative coaching methods to help clients enhance productivity, confidence, and success in both personal and professional endeavors. Genie's program integrates evidence-based techniques, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence to help clients gain a deep understanding of their brains and develop a personalized toolbox of effective strategies.Billy and Genie discuss:–The difference between the terms “neurodivergent” and “executive functioning”–Providing adults who develop ADHD/ADD later in life with skills and drills to manage their ADHD/ADD–The fine line between emotional immaturity and having ADD/ADHD–How the stigma in adult autism can either motivate people to or hinder them from seeking help–Setting up your physical environment for success Want more from Genie Love?Visit her website and check out her LinkedIn profile. You can also email her at: genie@genielove.coachIf you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:Episode 10--Top 20 Strategies for a Happier Life with Tom CodyEpisode 35--Rebalanced Thinking, Rebalanced Living with Tom CodyEpisode 23--Parenting and Working with Children with ADHD with Mental Health Advocate Tandra RutledgeEpisode 59--The Emotional Intelligence Dance Party with Rich BrackenSign up for the Mindful Midlife Community Virtual Mindfulness Sessions!All of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comGet a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!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!   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 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!Support the show