The Mindful Midlife Crisis Podcast

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In today’s episode, we sit down with certified mindfulness instructor Sarah Rudell Beach to discuss what mindfulness is and is not and how it may be just the thing you need in your life!

In this week’s episode, Billy and Brian sit down with author, presenter, and professional wise-cracker Tom Cody–co-founder of Top 20 Strategies, to discuss what it means to live “above the line”, “keep your day”, and how to avoid becoming a crotchety old man or woman…

DISCLAIMER: This episode discusses depression, suicide, and details a suicide attempt.  Discretion is advised.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal ideation, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)…

Billy and Brian sit down with Dr. Yvette Erasmus and listen to her eloquently break down communications style and how being a more compassionate communicator can lead to deeper, more meaningful relationships.  This is a MUST listen!  One of our favorite interviews to date!

In today’s episode, Billy and Brian talk to mental health advocate Tandra Rutledge about how we can normalize and prioritize conversations around mental health with our children so we can kick stigma’s butt!

In this week’s episode, Billy and Brian talk to career coach Dr. Dawn Graham about:
–why people in their midlife years switch careers
–the career-switch process (and how damn frustrating it can be!)
–how job-hunting has changed over the years…

In this week’s episode, Billy and Brian sit down with author, presenter, and professional wise-cracker Tom Cody–co-founder of Top 20 Strategies, to discuss:
–how we can become the best version of ourselves through Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making
–the importance of social-emotional intelligence and why we need to stop calling them “soft skills”
–the 4 A’s of Mindfulness…

Billy is back from Europe (and Africa!) and wants to share the life lessons he learned during his travels! Hear more about:
–why surfers are total bad asses
–why only speaking English is a privilege and a curse
–how social media is still addicting even when you’re traveling
–how to recognize the travel tractor beam
–why tapas are the best food ever
–what “saudade” mean…

In this week’s episode, Billy and Brian talk to The Mindful Male podcast host Greg Scheinman.  Greg helps men maximize middle age and achieve a better quality of life.  He’s the host of The Midlife Male podcast & newsletter as well as a performance coach, author, speaker, advisor and investor to brands that help men live better and healthier…

Billy and Brian talk to the hosts of the Trash the Checklist podcast Dr. Yolanda Holloway and Tiffany Byrd.  We discuss: 

  • What they mean by “trash the checklist”
  • How they both came to realize that their lives had become too much about crossing off tasks from a “life checklist” 
  • The role their professions in education played in pushing them through tasks unconsciously…

 

In this week’s episode, Billy and Brian talk to equity consultant Jodi Pfarr about:
–The four components of societal systems: individual, organizational, communities, and policies.
–How societal systems get in the way of our potential.
–The 18 Normalized and Non-Normalized Societal Systems
–How looking at our own normalizations impact how we view our experiences and how others may view them…

Billy and Brian talk to yogis, breathwork specialists, yogis, and retreat leaders Kolin Purcell and Anna Schlegel about the breathwork seminar the two of them led while Billy was at the NGor Island Surf Camp in Dakar.  Kolin and Anna discuss:  

  • Why do you breathe?
  • Why is becoming aware of the breath important?
  • * breath awareness meditation *
  • Autonomic nervous system branches…

 

Billy and Brian talk to Deanna Bryant, host of the Revive Your Midlife Marriage podcast.  Deanna is a retired English teacher turned relationship coach for midlife couples. After facing her own midlife marriage struggles and getting outside help to overcome them, Deanna went back to school to become a relationship coach for midlife couples.  She received a coaching diploma from Erickson International- The Art and Science of Coaching and studied relationship counseling at The Gottman Institute.  She is here today to talk about how to revive your midlife marriage…

This week, Billy and Brian talk to near-death survivor Danny Bader. Danny is a best-selling author and sought-after speaker whose life was transformed after he died when 8,000 volts of electricity ripped through his body.  Danny then came back to life from a place where he connected with “something bigger than us.” He uses his experience to lead people to create more perspective, joy, and a love that replaces weariness with inspiration, drives vision, and creates momentum for people in all areas of their lives…

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…

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Jason Robinson, a digital nomad, author and Type 1 diabetic. As a working-class kid from Ohio, Jason adopted an “experiment mindset” to tackle the unknowns of long-term nomadic travel and how to make a living while on the road. He eventually transitioned to being a location-independent nomad, earning his income as a freelance designer and writer. He remains dedicated to motivating and inspiring others to push their comfort zones, but now he includes navigating living nomadically while managing Type 1 Diabetes…

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…

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…

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…

In this week’s episode, Billy talks to Brook Mallak. Brook is a Korean adoptee who recently reunited with her birth mother and sisters for the first time. Brook is here today to talk about that reunification experience and how her time in Korea has her feeling too foreign for here, yet too foreign for home…

In this week’s episode, Billy talks about the renewed sense of joy he has felt since returning to Seoul, South Korea. His goal is to inspire you to recognize what brings you joy so you can be more present in the somatic experience those moments create in your body..

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Anna Skender. Anna is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition at a market-leading digital business based in Raleigh, NC. Anna has lived all over the U.S., including Nashville, NYC, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, but she now primarily resides in Raleigh, NC, with her two beautiful children, spending 1-2 weeks a month in Orange County, CA, with her partner…

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Cathy Saputo. Cathy is a Licensed Counselor and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist providing sex therapy in Michigan. She works with individuals, couples, and other partner systems in the office and via telehealth. She is here today to discuss how sex and our bodies change around midlife…

In this week’s episode, Billy takes on the first episode of 2023 solo. He shares a travel update as he moves from Korea to Thailand. What makes this new adventure exciting is that Billy brings with him all the social-emotional tools he has picked up along the way. So make sure you tune in to today’s episode as Billy shares one of the most beneficial tools he has in his social-emotional growth tool kit and how he wants to extend a helping hand to anyone wanting to utilize this tool kit…

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Jordan Harbinger, host of The Jordan Harbinger Show, which decodes the stories, secrets, and skills of the world’s most fascinating people and turns their wisdom into practical advice that you can use to impact your own life and those around you.  As a recovering lawyer and two-time kidnapee, Jordan brings his unique background and personality to every episode of the show...

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Jeanine Faith,  a narcissistic abuse recovery expert and survivor of abuse. After going through her own trials with narcissistic abuse and meeting her mentor, she went back to school to receive her masters in psychology and has done over 5 years of private mentorship in behaviorism, attachment theory, and narcissism so she can help her clients heal and reclaim the truth of who they are after narcissistic abuse…

In this week’s episode, Billy shares how he makes good use of this time through a routine or practice to ensure he stays productive throughout the day. Billy understands that every person operates differently, so feel free to adjust to fit your needs. The CHIPS list is backed by research and also has been tweaked by Billy himself as he experiments with what works throughout his life’s journey…

In this week’s solo episode, Billy shares some exciting travel tips and updates for those of you who’ve got the travel bug!  Billy also extends an invitation to join his weekly virtual mindfulness sessions! The focus of this week’s episode details how renting a scooter (almost) gave him an anxiety attack. For those who don’t know, when you travel to Thailand, the most common and efficient transport vehicle is a scooter…

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Venus Lau, a mindful movement coach, fitness trainer, sports performance coach, fitness model, and former NCAA Division I athlete with over 15 certifications ranging from National Academy of Sports Medicine, Animal Flow, Yoga Alliance, kettlebell, TRX, breathwork, & more. Venus values strength at every angle and adaptability, so we can move to live with an incredible body, mind, and soul…

 

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Becky Allen, a public speaker and the host of the Win the Day podcast.  Becky has endured her fair share of challenges, including surviving cancer, infertility, losing her own husband to cancer, and navigating life as a single mom. Becky blends authenticity, faith, and humor to break down ideas and provide practical steps to shift others’ perspectives so they know they are not alone…

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Simon Rinne, the founder of Mindful Men, a therapy practice that is dedicated to supporting men with mental illness and disability. He is a husband and father of two based in Australia along Queensland’s Sunshine Coast…

Welcome to Part 2 of this episode with Billy and Simon Rinne. Simon is the founder of Mindful Men, a therapy practice that is dedicated to supporting men with mental illness and disability. He is also a licensed social worker…

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Steven English, an ICF Professional Certified Coach, a TEDx speaker, a trained Facilitator,  and a Founder of multiple Toastmasters public speaking clubs. Throughout his 22 years in engineering, Steven served as a trainer to Fortune 500 organizations as well as influencing and managing company-wide change management activities…

In this week’s solo episode, I get vulnerable and share my current emotional and mental state. Although my two months in Japan have been incredibly meaningful, I’ve been experiencing a multitude of challenging emotions that stem from feeling completely overwhelmed with the wide range of life changes I’m currently going through…

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Dr. Cindy Hovington, a mom of three with a doctorate degree in neuroscience.  She is the founder of Curious Neuron and the co-founder of Wondergrade, which is an app you can download that supports all members of your family through short emotional regulation and mindfulness activities. She is also the host of the Curious Neuron Podcast, which supports parents by offering scientifically-backed parenting advice… 

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…

“Yeah, okay…Well, this is gonna hurt like a mother f***er!”–Michael Scott

In 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!)…

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