Julie Potiker

About Julie Potiker

Author and mindfulness expert 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 was trained by Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer and UCSD as a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher. She went on to study with Rick Hanson, becoming a graduate of his Positive Neuroplasticity Training Professional Course. Potiker also completed Brené Brown’s Living Brave Semester. 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.” She holds a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from George Washington University.
1 January, 2021

Empathy Fatigue: The Surprising Thing You Might Not Have Heard Of

By |2020-12-30T10:36:55-08:00January 1st, 2021|Mindful Methods|

Empathy is when you connect with and feel someone else’s pain. It’s a beautiful way to connect with others, but it gets exhausting because you are in a constant state of giving out while not receiving anything back in to fill your own coffers. Compassion is trying to alleviate someone else’s pain. Compassion [...]

18 December, 2020

Pickles and Ice Cream with a Dose of Healthy Tears

By |2020-12-18T08:25:22-08:00December 18th, 2020|Mindful Methods|

As I was placing my online grocery order the other day, I came upon a new brand of pickles in the refrigerator section. New and novel things are supposed to be good for us in Covidland as we shelter in place, so I thought, “why not give these pickles a try?” “Are they [...]

1 November, 2020

Overwhelmed with Pandemic Parenting?: Your Joy Matters Too.

By |2020-10-30T11:30:32-07:00November 1st, 2020|Mindful Methods|

This pandemic has taught us all some unexpected lessons about ourselves, and here’s one to take to heart if you haven’t yet: Parents, your wellness matters. Between remote schooling and COVID-cautious in-person school or other activities for your kids, you’re certainly not alone if the pandemic has found you up to your eyeballs [...]

14 September, 2020

Returning Home

By |2020-09-14T11:41:11-07:00September 14th, 2020|Mindful Methods|

I’ve been grappling recently with how to communicate on social media with friends and acquaintances when they share posts that are inflammatory. Some posts are obviously designed to sow discord. They are premeditatedly conceived to get under the skin of a particular group so that as anger or outrage arises, all critical reasoning [...]

11 July, 2020

HOPE

By |2020-07-10T11:10:32-07:00July 11th, 2020|Mindful Methods|

I recently shared a post to my Facebook page that caused quite a ruckus. I am mindful to not share my political views, as I want my page to be a place of calm for everyone. After 90 minutes of trying to moderate and mediate the discussion between those people who view wearing [...]