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.
10 October, 2018

Rocking My World: Experiencing Something Beyond Awe in the Midst of Family

By |2018-10-11T06:32:11+00:00October 10th, 2018|Mindful Methods|

I had a big huge experience in my body on a night not too long ago, as I stood close to the stage in the bar at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego. My daughter Cara was gigging with her band, Wsprgrl. She’s the singer/songwriter and she’s really quite phenomenal. I’ve witnessed [...]

5 October, 2018

Calm in the Chaos: Struggling to Find Hope in the Kavanaugh Hearings

By |2018-10-05T14:47:49+00:00October 5th, 2018|Mindful Methods|

I had an interesting conversation with my 86-year-old Dad today as we were driving in the car. He mentioned that it looked like Kavanaugh’s nomination looked like it was going to go through…it looks like he has the votes. “That woman, Christine Blasey Ford had to go through all this for nothing,” he [...]

1 October, 2018

Mindful Friendships: Seeing the Amazing in Others Daily

By |2018-09-24T14:34:28+00:00October 1st, 2018|Mindful Methods|

I love what I do! Oh my goodness, I am meeting the most amazing human beings… people out there doing the good work of helping others to live better! This force of nature, Lynnis Woods-Mullins, interviewed me for her podcast “The Wellness Journey” and I knew, right then and there, that she was [...]

28 August, 2018

Remembering Tragedy: Grieving the Mass Shootings, Bombings, and Terrorist Attacks that Affect Us All

By |2018-08-27T13:27:33+00:00August 28th, 2018|Mindful Methods|

Yesterday, as I walked into a friend’s book signing event, a younger (40-something) friend of mine named Lisa came up to me and said, “Oh my God! I just finished your book! I’m making my husband read it! It’s going to be my bible!” This beautiful young mom went on to say how [...]

15 August, 2018

Attitude Adjustment: From “F*CK ME!” To “I CAN DO IT!”

By |2018-08-13T09:40:34+00:00August 15th, 2018|Mindful Methods|

I’d like to say that I like hiking, because I’d like to be one of those cool, outdoorsy women who can do anything; but…I hate hiking! In the Pacific Northwest this summer, we dropped anchor on our sailboat in all these beautiful coves in the Islands. We took our little inflatable tender to shore. Sometimes [...]

1 August, 2018

Music As Mindfulness: For Your Next Meditation, Try Music

By |2018-07-30T12:36:34+00:00August 1st, 2018|Mindful Methods|

One fabulous activity that you probably already do and have never thought of as a mindfulness exercise in daily life is listening to music. If you are really listening and letting it fill you up and move you, you are using music as meditation. And, you are rewiring your brain for more happiness. [...]

15 July, 2018

Mindful Parenting for Those Long Summer Days: Mindful Parenting Means Taking Care of YOU

By |2018-07-12T10:12:36+00:00July 15th, 2018|Mindful Methods|

Summertime often means more free time, especially for kids. And with that extra free time can come new explorations of exactly where the boundaries are that parents have done their best to outline. When boundaries are pushed or broken, things can get tense, even angry. What’s a parent to do? How can we [...]