Day 4: Dr. Elisha Goldstein – Your Environment Matters 2018-05-20T00:06:42+00:00

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Your Environment Matters

Dr. Elisha Goldstein

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What You’ll Learn

  • Dive into the 3 most common things that get in your way when making a habit of mindful living
  • Find out how to create a more playful, curious mindset in your life
  • Learn practical exercises to shape your physical and social environment to inspire you

About Dr. Elisha Goldstein

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles and creator of number of powerful programs including the 6-month online mentorship program A Course in Mindful Living (Next course begins October, 2018), Mindfulness at Work, and CALM – connecting adolescents to learning mindfulness with his wife Dr. Stefanie Goldstein. He is a psychologist, speaker and author who has published numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn and MBSR Every Day. He synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. He lives with his wife and 3 little boys in West Los Angeles, California.

To learn more about Dr. Goldstein, visit his website or check out A Course in Mindful Living, his online mentorship program.

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21 Comments

  1. Angschel May 18, 2018 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Change in structure of mind/ego/personality happens through continous stimulation by first hand experimentally experienced exercises and spontanious insight.

    This talk is a fine reminder to that.

    It is very benefical to not only know about basic mental processes like perception, but even more so to use knowledge of those processes as a framework for first hand direct experience of investigating of what arises in our mind, as it does.

    By practising different perspectives, insights arise, we open up towards ourself, others, the enviroment, the world.

    One precondition for playing with the rules is to know or be aware of them. xx

  2. Linda May 18, 2018 at 5:39 am - Reply

    I loved this!☺ It was straightforward…offering down- to – earth explanations and advice. He gave us doable exercises…no stress or fluff. Thank you Elisha….for doing what you always do so well!😊

  3. Jana May 18, 2018 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Very practical and useful information. I have already cleaned up my phone and put the inspiring things in the forefront. I have been working on the curious mindset for awhile now and have found benefit in seeing people for who they are and with less judgement. It is very positive, gratifying and satisfying view of life.You have given so much to the wellbeing of others Dr Goldstein and I appreciate all that you do. You inspire me to help others grow mindfully.

  4. Paul May 18, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

    I got it: What exactly inspires me to become the person who will and can inspire others? Thank you, Elisha Goldstein.

  5. Stefanie Wilson May 18, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Wonderful ; Concise ; Solution Focused – Thank you

  6. fran May 18, 2018 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Thank you for more ideas on how to ease into making mindful living a habit in the everyday in every place.

  7. Kimberly Tate May 18, 2018 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Well I havta say this information couldn’t have come at a better time I have unconsciously been practicing this
    in my life at the present time so it was so refreshing to put a name or meaning behind what I have been going through
    so Thank You…

  8. Sam May 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    This is plain infomercial.

  9. Robert Haile May 18, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    After I developed severe cancers wit poor prognosis for survival, my wife and I eliminated digital phones, TV, complex music setups, dish washer, car, and decided to live simply,:fix and not replace functional items when they broke, not replace items without function, and extremely limit clothing. We transitioned to a whole food plant based diet, eliminating pre-prepared foods. I am alive 18 years later at 69. We have so much time living simply as we only have to make decisions about functional things, very limited time shopping, and time for play surfing, playing singles tennis, hiking with our dog, and making food from whole foods not junk. People are busy with unimportant things and complain about not having time for important things: family, friends, meditating/having a spiritual practice, eating healthfully, exercising and playing, learning, etc.. We could eliminate most drugs and illness by eliminating the unnecessary, having time for what is important. Don’t be like me waiting for a life threatening illness to start.

  10. Geri deGruy May 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Thank you. I love the focus on curating all aspects of our lives to inspire and support mindfulness. Right now, I’m thinking my “devices” need some curating since mostly, they drive me crazy.

  11. Rivka May 18, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Nice to meet you again, here.
    Thanks for your interesting and useful talk.

  12. Stefanie May 18, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    This talk exceeded all my expectations. I wasn’t aware how much our envinronment matters and started to change a few things immediately. Thank you!

  13. Ria Tanz Kubota May 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Talk about playful, this presentation kept making me smile! Thank you, both of you! What fun! What joy! May the ripples spread.

  14. Leona May 18, 2018 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    What I took away from this talk was “You can become the inspiring person for others”. As a senior in my 3rd subsidized building with poor air quality I was distracted with breathing problems and a negativity bias reminder when during apartment inspection this morning the comment was made “I think there is still hope for you” I didn’t know where it came from but was reminded as it kept popping into my head I needed more positive experiences to balance it out. I have been thinking recently I would like to tutor English as a 2nd language again and hope I can find a place I can reach by bus. So, I will do loving kindness meditation and become the inspiring person for others. Thank you.

  15. Paula May 18, 2018 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    I found this very helpful and inspirational. It also prompted me to ask myself some very important questions regarding how I am living my life. Thank you for your genrerous offering. By the way, I love the idea of curating.

  16. Sam May 18, 2018 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Please note: At 25:56, Dr. Goldstein said that the Vagus nerve is the 13th cranial nerve connecting brain to heart. Fact: There are only 12 cranial nerves, the Vagus is the 10th cranial nerve.

  17. Carolyn H May 19, 2018 at 4:03 am - Reply

    This is one of the best talks I’ve listened to in a long time. The image of “curating” my physical, virtual, and social environment really captures my artistic imagination. On a very practical sense, a major roadblock I have to mindful living is ADD, and the image of curating the environment of my kitchen is s much more playful than “doing the dishes and sorting through piles.”

  18. Luz May 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    So grateful I listened to your talk. Today instead of blowing off steam to my teen, I took a deep breath & did the contemplation meditation. No hurtful words were exchanged & all went well peacefully.

    • Luz May 19, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      I meant compassion meditation.

  19. Julie Hartline May 19, 2018 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    This topic of environment really speaks to what has recently transpired in my life. I am living proof of how removing yourself from a toxic environment can allow you to live more mindfully. The results were immediate and I am doing the things that inspire me and make me feel closer to my authentic self.
    I have been following Dr Goldstein and the Center for Healthy Minds. The science of body,mind connection and how mindfulness meditation can be a treatment and a preventative way of lifestyle that both diminishes the effects of disease, and promotes health and longevity, is something I am passionate about and have a thirst for knowledge and curiosity. I wholeheartedly agree that playfulness plays a significant role in not only changing your brain chemistry, it also inspires creativity and laughter which facilitates the release of our feel good chemistry.

    Thank you Dr Goldstein for giving me the reassurance that I am walking down the right path towards wellness ,peace and happiness. And of course LOVE

  20. Kathleen Rubin May 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    What I took away from this talk was “imagine the ripple effects you can create”. I was so inspired by this talk. It made so much sense to me to understand that the mind focuses on the negative because we are wired to survive and not to be happy. Brilliant!!! Also, to be conscious of the coherence in everything in our lives (thoughts that we want, home setting, people we surround ourselves with, what we listen to, what we look at).

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