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Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos for a Happier 2019 with Julie Potiker

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Wouldn’t it be great to make 2019 the year you don’t get so triggered by all the usual suspects? Wouldn’t it be nice to stay calm in traffic, get out the door in the morning without stress, and interact peacefully with life’s biggest button pushers? Dr. Terri talks to Julie Potiker, author and mindfulness expert about strategies to have a calmer, clearer, and more peaceful year ahead. When life gets crazy, you can use these mindful methods to keep your cool.

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On today's episode:

A new year, a new outlook :30

Mindfulness, and how it affects your brain 2:30

Big and little things that bring you joy 7:00

What can I do today? 11:10

Dealing with skeptics 15:40

A mindfulness memoir 19:00

Breathe in suffering, breathe out happiness 22:25

Julie_Potiker_716190603.jpgMindfulness expert and author Julie Potiker is an attorney who began her serious study and investigation of mindfulness after graduating from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of California, San Diego. She went on to become trained to teach Mindful Self-Compassion, and completed the Positive Neuroplasticity Training Professional Course with Rick Hanson. Now, she shares these and other mindfulness techniques with the world through her Mindful Methods for Life trainings and her new book: “Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm In the Midst of Chaos.” For more information, visit


About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: