Decluttering Your Mind with Harriet Stein
“Mindfulness is not about stopping anything. There’s no stopping. It’s just noticing our thoughts—with compassion, with non-judgment.”
Today, Harriet joins me to share her story and talk about what she does. She explains why mindfulness is for you—even if you don’t think so.
We talk about the concept of monkey mind, and she urges you to take control of your mind. She emphasizes the importance of avoiding multitasking, and she discusses why your relationship with the past is probably determining too many of your actions and perspectives.
She explains what beginner’s mind is, and she distinguishes between planning and worrying. Finally, she notes the hallmarks of mindfulness.
This Week on The Mindset Zone:
● Harriet’s story
● Why mindfulness is for you
● Monkey mind
● Taking control of your mind
● Deciding not to multitask
● Our relationship with the past
● Beginner’s mind
● Planning vs worrying
● Compassion and letting go
Harriet Stein understands the unique challenges that businesses face today. An inspirational teacher and professional speaker, Harriet is passionate about speaking to organizations of all sizes about how a culture of mindfulness can reduce stress, increase performance, lower healthcare costs, and boost morale. Harriet’s Mindfulness programs teach essential skills through hands-on instruction that provides practical tools for achieving a more fulfilling and productive life. Harriet is the creator of Take a Pause, the award-winning international Mindfulness training program that won first place in Impact on the Organization and second place in Innovation and Creativity at Sindusfarma’s Boomerang Awards, which recognize the best-in-class training and development programs in the pharmaceutical industry in Brazil. She has extensive experience teaching Mindful practices and strategies at Fortune 500 companies to improve corporate culture. During her tenure at Johnson & Johnson, she used her expertise and passion to directly instruct more than 5,000 worldwide employees on the practice of Mindfulness through engaging presentations and at leadership summits. Mixing research and science with levity and fun, Harriet’s proven strategies teach tangible ways to live in the present and be accessible, both professionally and personally. Learn how to reduce stress and create space in your life to accomplish what you want to achieve – more creativity, more efficiency, or just a better night’s sleep! Harriet’s first teacher was Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and she completed extensive professional training at the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. This advanced training, interwoven with her background as a Registered Nurse and her Master of Science degree in Health Administration, is foundational to the compassion and purpose she brings to her Mindfulness teaching and practice.
- Harriet’s LinkedIn
- Book recommendation: Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn