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Take the Sting out of Stress with Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

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Take the Sting out of Stress with Mindfulness with Julie Potiker

April is National Stress Awareness Month. A recent study revealed that approximately 57 percent of people experience paralyzing stress, and 47 percent say their response to stress is to “take it out on themselves.” Dr. Terri talks to Julie Potiker, mindfulness expert, mindful methods for life teacher, and author of “Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In the Midst of Chaos.” Julie offers strategies to give people an opportunity to respond to stress in a new way and, ideally, reduce the intensity of their stress over time.

On today's episode:

2:30 - From attorney to mindfulness expert

5:20 - Stress awareness month and dealing with your inner critic

10:50 Healthy ways to deal with stress

15:50 - Making your joy list

21:35 - Nature and laughter as stress relief

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: