005 Podcast Monica Snyder – Mindfulness

Francisco, Andrés, and Max explore Mindfulness with Monica Snyder. What is Mindfulness? Resources, experiences, how to start meditating, misconceptions, best practices, and much more.

Monica Snyder was born in Ciudad de México, grew up in Chicago, and got a Master’s Degree in Accounting at the University of Illinois. She started her Mindfulness journey while working at a high-stress environment in one of the Big 4 of the US Finance Accounting world. She works in Demand Planning for Nike, a company that has allowed her to pursue her passion of Mindfulness as part of the leadership team of the Nike Mindfulness Community.

Disclaimer: all opinions and views belong to the hosts and guests of the episode and aren’t representative of Nike or the Nike Mindfulness Community


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Guided meditation at 25:40-29:00

Podcast Notes:

  • All members of the episode were raised Christian-Catholic
  • Mindfulness is the state of being aware. Mindfulness = Awareness = Power
  • Deepak Chopra: “stress is the misuse of imagination and creativity is the best use of imagination”
  • Sam Harris: “mindfulness is paying attention to what really matters, its hard to imagine a better productivity tool than that”
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
  • Resources:
    • Practices:
      • Meditation
      • PBR: Pause, Breath, Respond
      • Journaling
      • Gratitude
    • Literature
      • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
      • Mindset by Carol Dweck
      • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
      • Hardwiring Happiness by Dr. Rick Hanson
    • Digital (Apps + Podcasts)
      • Waking Up Course App by Sam Harris
      • Headspace App
      • Calm App
      • Journey Live App
      • Mindful Minute Podcast
      • Ten Percent Happier Podcast
      • Deepak Chopra Meditations
    • Experiences
      • Local Group Meditations (use meetup.com to find local groups)
      • Search “Guided Meditations” or “Binaural Beats” on YouTube
      • Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (mindfulness program created by Google employees, available online or in-person)
      • Portland Psychic School (immersive meditation classes offered online, to anyone in the world)

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