Episode 168 :: Jennifer Niedzielski :: Mindful Moms Network

| May 11, 2013 | 2 Comments


Jennifer Niedzielski

Jennifer Niedzielski joins us to talk about her work and joys with Mindful Moms Network.

Hi, everyone, and happy Mothers’ Day. We’re going to talk about mindfulness and how it relates to motherhood, one of the most challenging, stressful, meaningful, and rewarding efforts anyone can do. For all the mothers out there who take the time to take care of your mind’s state so you can take care of us? Thank you. Your caring ripples throughout the generations of humanity. We appreciate you, we need you, and we love you.

Jennifer Niedzielski is a mother of three girls full time, pursuing her passion for teaching on the evenings and weekends. She has been an educator for 15 years, and is currently a part-time college instructor and yoga instructor in Minneapolis, MN. Jen has her B.A. from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. from Western Michigan, in Education, and is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher. Mindfulness, yoga, and meditation have been passions of hers for over a decade. What started as a blog, quickly gained momentum, and with the partnership of her college friend Ronelle, Mindful Moms Network was born in August of 2011.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice warm milk. Not too hot, you can test it on your wrist.

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez


The music heard in the middle of the podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. The track used in this episode is “Cross of Light” from his CD, Shakuhachi Meditations.

Category: The Secular Buddhist Podcast

Ted Meissner

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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  1. ChrisW says:

    Great episode, Ted! Forget the warm milk though, I need to go make a gallon of chamomile tea and listen to some classical music for a few hours to come back from that one. She is just a big bundle of energy, oh my goodness! Hehe.

    Great thing they have put together bringing mindfulness to moms in this way.

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