Rachael Kable sitting on a fallen tree

The benefits of mindfulness

Last week I interviewed one of my favourite humans, Rachael Kable, as part of my ongoing commitment to bring light to mental health and wellbeing.

Rachael is a mindfulness mentor, blogger and host of The Mindful Kind podcast. Rachael’s podcast helped me through a dark time in my life – a time when I was working 12 hours a day with no downtime or self care, I was highly stressed which was causing physical illness, and I was being bullied at work.

Mindfulness is about being in the moment and having awareness of your thoughts, body or environment, without judging them. 

If we’re not being mindful, what are we doing?

I did a quick search to understand what the opposite of being mindful is and here’s what I found:

  • unaware
  • mindless
  • ignorant 
  • unconscious
  • unenlightenment 
  • disregard 
  • shallow
  • negligence
  • misunderstanding
  • darkness.

Do any of these descriptions sound appealing or how we want to live our lives?

October is mental health month and the theme this year is Tune In. Tuning in means being present, being aware of what is happening within you, and in the world around you.

I wanted to interview Rachael because mindfulness is exactly that. During our chat, Rachael discusses:

  • What mindfulness is
  • The importance of mindfulness and the benefits
  • How to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life

Rachael also shares a simple mindfulness technique that you can follow along with and feel the benefits straight away. 

You can find out more about Rachael on her website www.rachaelkable.com. I highly recommend the members area, which offers over 30 free resources, checklists, guides and a sample of The Mindful Kind book.

The mindful kind books