Episode 101 :: Michelle Gale :: Mindful Parenting in a Messy World

Michelle Gale

Michelle Gale joins us to speak about Mindful Parenting in a Messy World.

Life, it may be fair to say, can be complicated at times. There are circumstances that provide a continuous roller coaster ride of ups and downs, and learning to navigate those often tidal currents is part of the practice of mindfulness. Now add onto that the dimensions inherent in being a caregiver for others, particularly children and their own flailing about, learning what it means to live in the world. What is a mindful parent to do?

Michelle Gale is a mindfulness teacher, corporate trainer, executive coach, and podcast host. She is on a mission to support parents in staying meaningfully connected to themselves and their families, even as the demands and complexity of contemporary life and work are accelerated. She works in schools, communities, and corporations teaching mindfulness and speaking to parents. Michelle was previously the head of learning and leadership development at Twitter and spent most of her career working in high growth technology start-ups. She received her M.A. in Psychology from Meridian University and her undergraduate degree from Florida State University where she studied Child Development. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons who are by far her greatest life teachers.


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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

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About Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner has been a meditator since the early 90’s, is a UMass Center for Mindfulness Qualified MBSR Teacher, and is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader as well as several other podcasts, and has presented about mindfulness to various groups including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Humanist Hub, and Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor program. Ted has been published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, Mindful, and The International Journal of Whole Person Care.

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