Mindfulness Methods for Life


My podcast guest, Julie Potiker, shares mindfulness tools that will help you become calmer, happier, and more at peace!

Julie Potiker is a mindfulness expert with extensive certifications and teacher training in a variety of tools and methods, including Mindful Self-Compassion. Her new book is “SNAP! From Chaos to Calm.” Through her Mindful Methods for Life program offerings, Julie helps others bring more peace and wellness into their lives. Julie’s first book, “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos,” is now available on audiobook.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Why Julie turned to mindfulness when her kids were teens
  • How we can rewire our brains for calm, peace, and happiness
  • Why Julie wrote her new book, “SNAP! From Chaos to Calm”
  • What is SNAP and how does it help you calm down when you’re feeling upset?
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5 Ways to Let Go of Your Need to Control In Dating

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How do you let go of your need to control when you’re dating or in a relationship? Here are my top 5 tips!

Why do we often feel a need to control in dating and relationships? There are a few key reasons: 1. We’re afraid of what will happen if we let go (we’ll lose ourselves, get hurt, be disrespected). 2. We’re attached to an outcome we think is best for us (which closes us off to what’s actually better for us). In this video, you’ll discover why it’s important to let go of needing control and several ways to do it!

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A Midlife Widow’s Search for Love

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Listen to this episode of Last First Date Radio with Debbie Weiss, as she reveals a midlife widow’s search for love.

Debbie Weiss is the author of Available As Is: A Midlife Widow’s Search for Love. A former lawyer, she has essays published in the New York Times’ Modern Love column among other places. She’s proudest of getting an MFA at 56. She lives in Benicia, CA with her second life partner, Randal.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • How she began a widow’s search for love after loss
  • What it was like to start dating as a 50 year old widow who hadn’t dated since she was 16
  • The biggest problem with dating over 50
  • How she met her second life partner
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5 Surprising Benefits of Rejection 

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When someone rejects you, it feels terrible at first, but there are also surprising benefits of rejection. Here are my top 5!

What are the benefits of rejection? If you’ve ever felt the sting of someone rejecting you after a first date or at the end of a relationship, it’s hard to see the benefits. In this video, I’m sharing my top five, so you can see rejection as redirection, reflection, and protection!

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Finding Hope When Dating Gets You Down

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If you struggle with finding hope when dating feels like an endless loop of disappointment, I’ve got you covered!

After a breakup or a string of bad dates (or no dates at all), dating can get you down. Finding hope can feel almost impossible at times. Here are my best tips for staying optimistic on your journey to finding someone special who brings a smile to your face and adds value to your life.

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Dating Do’s and Don’ts From a Single Divorced Dad

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As a divorced dad of two adult daughters, podcast host Jeff Kimes is here to share the good, the bad, and the ugly about the dating scene!

Jeff Kimes is a single divorced dad of two college-age girls. He’s in his 50s and dating in Denver, Colorado. Jeff is the host of the podcast Dating Daze, where he and his guests talk about sex, love, breakups, divorce, and everything related to dating.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • What is dating in Denver like for post-divorce midlife singles? 
  • What are some dating dos and don’ts for divorced single dads?
  • Are dating apps a good way for single dads over 40 to meet their match?
  • What are some tips to make dating in midlife more successful?
  • How long should a woman wait to sleep with someone?
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