The Language of Mindfulness - A Podcast on Conscious Communication by Brett Hill

Brett Hill, Somatic Mindfulness and Communications Coach, Speaker, Author

Connect authentically, listen deeply, speak truly. What does the world need more than this? This podcast goes deep with talks and interviews that matter on how we can be more real, present, and engaged with ourselves and our world. Every episode has practical tips you can apply right away. It's not the words, but what goes on between us. Inspiration, insights, and interviews by Brett Hill, mindful communications coach, author, speaker, and certified organizational mindfulness instructor. https://languageofmindfulness.com

#40 - The Truth of You
Apr 11 2022
#40 - The Truth of You
In this episode, you'll hear why I've missed a few weeks co-producing The Future is Mindful conference. But more importantly, there is an exceptionally important message in this about why the world needs more of who you truly are in it, and a bit about how to express that. Seriously, the message here is about how to make your life, and the life of those around you better. And I'm not messing around here as I know a lot of you have a hard time, a really hard time. I talk about how you could help your moment-to-moment experience be not as bad by letting yourself experience whatever goodness there is in your world, and I believe there are a lot of simple moments we can give ourselves if we just would. After all, what is your day but a collection of moments? By adding some great moments to your day, on purpose, you improve your day, directly, simply easily. By improving your days you improve your week, your month, your life - and by extension, the lives of those around you.  This is simple, but hard - and is, I truly believe, the most important skill we can learn. And in this episode, I talk about how it seems like we could be reaching a critical mass of people who are demanding more from the workplaces than just a ping pint table and snacks. That we are reaching a turning point where people are simply going to expect and even require the culture to be kinder, more inclusive, and less toxic. That is what we need as species and as individuals to thrive and nothing less will do. Best to you. Brett Hill. languageofmindfulness.com --- Send in a voice message:
#33 - Keith Fiveson - Author of The Mindfulness Experience
Nov 23 2021
#33 - Keith Fiveson - Author of The Mindfulness Experience
When I first met Keith, it was like I had found a kindred spirit. He's been practicing mindfulness for a long while and came about his wisdom through the heat of adversity, the way most real wisdom is forged. Keith has put his commitment and focus into helping business professionals be better people, and thereby, better at business. And because what he's learned is very practical and applicable to our lives, he wrote the book, The Mindfulness Experience, providing a roadmap to becoming more mindful in a way that is effective, practical, and accessible. That is no small task. In this episode, you'll hear Keith talk about his journey and some of the lessons he's learned along the way. "Change your story, change your life." Keith W Fiveson is a sixty-five-year-old Army Veteran, early internet pioneer, turned yogi, executive life coach. He has studied life in all its challenges. For the past thirty years, his mission has been to help individuals and organizations become more conscious, awake, and alive to life and all its opportunities. His recent book, “The Mindfulness Experience 8 Strategies to Live Life Now“ distills the wisdom of the ages into a pragmatic plan to live in the present. Anyone can be a survivor, but to be a thriver you need to build a life of presence, to be aware of every sacred moment of truth, so you can overcome challenges and adversity. Keith has had cancer twice, a heart condition, a broken home, challenging relationships, and a childhood family life that was dysfunctional and abusive. Keith has traveled extensively, working, and studying, in over forty-five countries worldwide. He is a certified life coach, Thai yoga therapist, and meditation teacher. He has practiced and studied Eastern and Western mindfulness/meditation for over twenty-five years. He started to cultivate his practice over thirty years ago, using his army training to balance a very hectic corporate career. He has extensive experience in the corporate world, working under extreme pressure and stress with incredible people and companies. Keith is an alumnus of Price Waterhouse Coopers and the founder of IT Enabled Services Alliance, Inc., a global consulting firm. He has held executive positions at British Telecom, AT&T, and MCI Telecommunications, later to become Verizon Business. Back in the early days of the internet, he helped develop cloud-based solutions for Best Buy, CUNA, Apple, McGraw-Hill, Time Warner, Autism Speaks, General Electric, Citibank, and Merrill Lynch, among others. He lives in Port Washington, NY, and he works actively in several communities. He coaches several high-functioning executives and individuals who wish to live their best life now, with balance, in an unbalanced world. You can find out more about him at www.workmindfulness.com --- Send in a voice message:
#32 - This is about you
Nov 16 2021
#32 - This is about you
This episode is my heartfelt effort to ring a particular bell. The one that rings when something is important and urgent and needs your attention. A call to action. This week, it has come into high-resolution focus for me that mindful communications has the capacity to recast your life into a much more satisfying, connected, engaged, resilient, and calmer moment-to-moment life. And more. To live a life connected to the beauty and presence between us and the vast common ground of human experience. It has the power to build bridges made of the fabric of presence where none other can be built. What would your life be like, what would the world be like if we could all be more mindful and somewhat skillful in connecting authentically and communicating about what matters to us? To be heard, be seen, and have the capacity to be present for others. How would that change the choices we make as individuals and as a society?  This is the promise of mindfulness plus communication skills. But even with that kind of potential, how much effort goes into learning how to use this instrument? The instrument of our brains, our neurology, our voice, our hearts. How and we tune and play that instrument to create something other than cacophony? If we can't communicate well how can hope to address the big issues of our time such as racial issues, intensity about political differences, and poverty - much less manage a pandemic.  Pretty much zero goes into these skills on a day-to-day basis in our culture. If we are going to thrive, and some might argue, survive,  personally and culturally. That has to change.  --- Send in a voice message:
28 - The Difficult Monk, Sam Thiara
Oct 6 2021
28 - The Difficult Monk, Sam Thiara
"Everyone’s life is an autobiography…make yours worth reading" Meet the incredibly talented Sam Thiara. In this conversation, you'll hear how he has managed to transform himself from a person who is focused on achieving success to someone who inspires others through his storytelling, guidance, and insights into human nature. That transformation occurred, "the moment I stopped thinking about what I'm doing, and focused on who I am." And that my friends, is the Langauge of Mindfulness. Sam is not an actual monk, but his clients treat him as a sage. In this conversation, he relates how he's a "difficult monk" because he doesn't tell his clients the answers to life problems, but rather helps them explore who they are, so they arrive at answers themselves.  Sam Thiara is a professional who has created a personal journey as a speaker, storyteller, writer, educator, mentor, coach, entrepreneur, problem solver, and community activator. His goal is to engage individuals in their personal and professional development, work with teams and organizations on alignment and the 45+ non-profits that he has worked with over the years. Presently, he teaches at the Beedie School of business, at Simon Fraser University and is also the Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching and Consulting, a platform that engages his audience to define their path. A key element is transformational practices where he has become an expert in career coaching (15-40 year old’s) with over 5,000 conversations to date and supporting teams and organizations. He has authored two books, one on storytelling and the other a travel memoir about his journey to India to find his ancestral roots with a faded photograph. He has also spoken at two different TEDx conferences. You can find his work and connect with Sam at: Website – - - In - - - you'd like to get started on a Mindfulness practice, check out this free guided meditation template and FAQ. Interested in learning more about how you can be more resilient and live from a place of "embodied authority" in your life? Schedule a free session with Brett to explore working together. It's affordable and the results are guaranteed.  --- Send in a voice message: