Mindfully is an awesome little mindfulness podcast by the ABC, made in conjunction with the not-for-profit Smiling Mind organisation and Brett Kirk (ex-Sydney Swan captain and now coach AND father of five!). Targeting busy families and parents (particularly mums), the Mindfully crew has just released a new series, Mindfulness at Home, which is literally about how frazzled parents can practice mindfulness techniques at home to make life better, calmer, happier. Coming in January is another series, Mindfulness at School, about how kids can use mindfulness to get more out of their school days using mindfulness techniques. ABC’s executive producer of podcasts Justine Kelly (a Gold Coast local and mum herself) explains Mindfully as “not about rubbing crystals and sitting in the lotus position meditating – it’s for people who want to know what they can do to get a calmer brain, and therefore a calmer home and life”.

Each series includes an explainer episode, followed by four targeted (and short) meditations.  Sign us up!

www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/mindfully

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