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January 3, 2021

Mindfulness Meditation in Your Wellness Toolkit with Dawn Mauricio

Mindfulness is a buzzword these days, but what exactly is it? And is it realistic to be mindful when there’s so much going on in our world?  Well, you’re about to find out because in today’s episode I’m talking with Dawn Mauricio, who has been practicing and studying mindfulness and Meditation since 2005. During our episode we’re going to dive into how mindfulness can help you, even if you think your mind is just too busy.  Plus, Dawn’s going to lead us on a powerful mindfulness practice during the episode which you’re going to love. Listen or watch now…

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Guest Info

Dawn Mauricio

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Dawn has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005, and has graduated from the first teacher development group of True North Insight, and Spirit Rock’s Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training, Dedicated Practitioners’ Program, and 4-year Retreat Teacher Training.

She is known to teach with a playful, dynamic, and heartfelt approach, and leads daylongs, retreats, yearlong programs, and mindfulness workshops in Canada and the US for Spirit Rock, True North Insight, and for teens with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education.

Dawn is also the author of “Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners”.

For more information, visit dawnmauricio.com.

Show Notes

  • About this Episode

    Suzanne is joined by Dawn Mauricio, a mindfulness teacher and guide. Dawn has been practicing meditation since 2005, and is the co-founder of the Yoga Mala Foundation in Montreal.

    Topics Include:
    - Dawn's journey to becoming a mindfulness teacher
    - Differences between mindfulness, meditation, and vipassana
    - Benefits to developing a mindfulness practice
    - Various mindfulness techniques
    - How we can support others in adopting a mindfulness practice
    - And other topics

  • Highlights

    [03:58] - Dawn shares how she got started on her mindfulness journey and where it has led her to today.
    [06:52] - What is mindfulness meditation? What is Vipassana?
    [11:46] - Why do mindfulness and meditation practices often feel so elusive, even for dedicated practitioners?
    [20:28] - What specific benefits can having a mindfulness practice bring to our lives?
    [27:02] - The “dig doing the dishes” practice.
    [31:50] - How can we be mindful of being mindful? How can we bring mindfulness into our moment to moment experience?
    [37:14] - How can we encourage others to adopt a mindfulness practice when we see that it could benefit them?
    [42:26] - Dawn takes listeners through a short mindfulness exercise.
    [48:00] - Misconceptions about quieting the mind. The mind as a sixth sense.

  • Resources

    To learn about Dawn and her book , please visit: https://dawnmauricio.com/book
    To experience a complimentary guided meditation with Dawn, visit https://bit.ly/sinkintozzz

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