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.
15 January, 2020

Mindfulness Helped Me Heal from Postpartum Depression

By |2019-12-23T11:23:51-08:00January 15th, 2020|Mindful Methods|

I have this memory from 1990 of feeling like my little baby and I were all alone in the universe. The love that I felt for him was heartbreaking. I could sit and watch him sleep for hours, waiting for his little cherub lip to quiver in his slumber. Everything else in my [...]

1 January, 2020

5 Mindful Resolutions for a Happier 2020

By |2019-12-16T11:52:13-08:00January 1st, 2020|Mindful Methods|

This year, let mindfulness help you become more resilient. Feel your frustration, disappointment, or whatever it is that comes up for you, then turn to one of these Mindful Methods tools to comfort yourself, as you would comfort a dear friend. You are that dear friend! You can enjoy the present more without [...]

15 December, 2019

Airing Your Dirty Laundry

By |2019-11-27T08:48:09-08:00December 15th, 2019|Mindful Methods|

My neighborhood has very little zoning. Old bungalows from the 1950s reside next to mansions with multimillion-dollar views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. They call La Jolla, California “the jewel” in real estate parlance. About 6 months ago, a single white male from Memphis, Tennessee moved into the bungalow directly across the street [...]

1 December, 2019

Drama-Free Holidays with Mindfulness: Chill More and Snap Less at Your Next Holiday Gathering

By |2019-10-24T09:14:08-07:00December 1st, 2019|Mindful Methods|

We all want this precious time together with those we love to be filled with the stuff of life that makes for good memories, not “oh sh*t” moments and regrets. While none of us can control what others say and do, one thing we do have a say in is how we respond. How would you like to go into your next holiday event with a little more confidence that you’ll be able to keep your cool, stay out of others’ drama, and actually enjoy yourself?

23 November, 2019

Keep Calm and Carry On

By |2019-11-14T08:49:35-08:00November 23rd, 2019|Mindful Methods|

“Honey, are you keeping up your meditation practice?” my husband gently inquired. “This is such a stressful time. I really think you should try to exercise and do some good meditations.” “Yeah, well, I’m using Insight Timer and doing a meditation for going to sleep every night,” I replied. “I don’t think that’s [...]

6 November, 2019

Easing Heartbreak: Mindful Methods for Finding Calm Amidst Emotional Chaos

By |2019-11-06T07:49:04-08:00November 6th, 2019|Mindful Methods|

My heart is breaking. My Dad’s health is declining. He’s so easy to love. He’s such a wonderful human - so loving, smart, balanced and supportive. I’m going to miss him terribly. But right now, he’s still here, and so am I. Trying to stay right here, right now is part of my [...]

1 November, 2019

Use Mindfulness to Benefit Your Business

By |2019-10-15T12:42:49-07:00November 1st, 2019|Mindful Methods|

Stress costs American businesses an estimated $300 billion dollars annually. We are stressed more than ever, but we don’t need to sit and stew in it. Mindfulness is an incredibly effective tool for combating stress, and there’s no barrier to entry. Anyone can start using it today to stress less. If you’re looking [...]

15 October, 2019

Why Try Mindfulness Meditation?

By |2019-10-14T11:49:51-07:00October 15th, 2019|Mindful Methods|

Mindfulness saved my life – no joke. It helped me survive a period of stress so severe that I was exhibiting signs I thought could be a brain tumor, such as misspeaking common words. I’d say “captino” instead of “cappuccino,” “maginal” instead of “magical,” “bunkey burvey” instead of “topsy turvy.” I went to [...]

1 October, 2019

Mindfulness in the Age of the 24-Hour News Cycle

By |2019-09-05T12:45:30-07:00October 1st, 2019|Mindful Methods|

If you regularly feel overwhelmed, saddened, or just plain mad at the constant barrage of negative news, you are not alone. And I’m here to tell you, you don’t just have to sit there and take the bombardment. Instead, give yourself permission to step away and use mindfulness to shift into a more [...]