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MY BREATHING MIND
Ruth Kao Barr
Lead with clarity by clearing the noise and reconnecting to what matters most. We talk about conscious leadership, intentional living, inner work, self-care, and healing in the modern world.
3 days ago
How to Create More Time | #44
More time = more flow. We talk about how to create more time to experience more flow.
Nov 27, 2022
How to Create Flow When Your Day’s Full?
Ample research shows experiencing states of flow or being in the zone is critical for leadership and well-being. But how do you create space for flow when your day's already full?
Nov 20, 2022
When Your Values Stress You Out | #42
If you've ever wondered why you're still dissatisfied or stressed even though you're living according to your values, this episode is for you.
Nov 14, 2022
This is Why You Procrastinate | #41
To kick off season 5, we're talking about the root cause of why we procrastinate (it has nothing to do with the task itself), and how to find our focus.
Aug 28, 2022
What Happens When Your Truth Changes – Heather Lowey | #40
We talk about what happens when your dream job is no longer the dream, sitting in the discomfort of the space between your current reality and your truth, and allowing space to reflect and process to create a path forward.
Aug 14, 2022
Trusting Your Unconventional Journey – Melissa Stangl | #39
We discuss what personal truth feels like in the body, living an unconventional path, and trust, courage, and faith in the unknown.
Aug 7, 2022
Former Litigator Owns Her Truth & Reshapes Her Life – Andrea Yang | #38
We discuss redefining success, early programming, boundaries for sharing, and the healing properties of living your truth.
Jul 31, 2022
From Silicon Valley Attorney to Wellness Coach – Mary O’Conner | #37
Being true to yourself as well as at work can build your reputation and career path. We discuss purpose, core beliefs, perfectionism, and burnout with the attorney population that she serves.
Jul 17, 2022
When Your Truth Scares You | #36
Three perspectives to consider when your truth feels too big to handle.
Jul 10, 2022
What Blocks Your Truth | #35
We discuss what blocks your truth and ways to reconnect and see your truth with clarity.
Jun 26, 2022
When Your Truth Conflicts with Others | #34
5 things to consider when your truth conflicts with other people.
Jun 19, 2022
Your Body Will Tell You the Truth | #33
We discuss the importance of being able to spot your truth, the different types of truths, why you neglect your truth, and how to know when something's true for you.
Jun 12, 2022
The Healing Power of Your Truth | #32
We explore why we stop telling our truth, the power of truth-telling, and a compassionate approach to expressing one's truth.
Jun 6, 2022
How to Live Your Truth in a World that Lies | #31
Reconnect with your truth by auditing these 3 areas, and close the gap between your truth and your actions.
Apr 18, 2022
Connect With Your Inner Guidance | #30
When the noise around you is dialed up, you can feel confused and unsure about your next step. Ask yourself these 3 questions to help you connect with your inner guidance.
Apr 10, 2022
Self Compassion Won’t Make You Weak | #29
What we're getting wrong about self-compassion - what it isn't, what it is, and how to do it simply.
Apr 3, 2022
Demystifying Life Coaching | #28
A life coach is a loaded term that means different things to different people. I'm demystifying the role of a life coach - what value they can bring, how to pick one, and who to stay away from.
Mar 27, 2022
Setting Authentic & Effective Boundaries | #27
3 principles to set authentic and effective boundaries for self-care for empaths and people who sense and feel a lot.
Mar 20, 2022
Healing Doesn’t Always Feel Good; Harm Doesn’t Always Hurt | #26
How do you discern what's good for you versus what's harming you?
Mar 13, 2022
Embrace Your Feelings & Have More Control Over Your life | #25
Most of us are bad at feelings because most of us weren't taught what feelings really are, their purpose, and what to do with them. Understanding our feelings empowers us to have more control over our decisions and actions.
Mar 6, 2022
Don’t Let “How” Get In The Way Of Your Truth | #24
We're talking about the lies in our lives and the possibilities that can open up by telling ourselves the truth.
Feb 27, 2022
Get Unstuck From Perfectionism | #23
Perfectionism is an outdated strategy that no longer serves you that keeps you stuck. The sooner you're able to see this, the sooner you're released from the perfectionism trap.
Feb 20, 2022
Inside-out Self-Care to Change Your Life | #22
What if self-care isn't another thing on your to-do list that you don't get to? What would change for you if self-care is how you do everything?
Feb 13, 2022
Recover From Any Setback | #21
What makes one person bounce back from setbacks and another spiral and lose focus? It's these 5 drivers that build resilience.
Dec 13, 2021
Ride the Waves of Productivity | #20
Healthy productivity helps us; toxic productivity breaks us down. If you're experiencing the opposite of thriving while being productive, you might not be aware of the natural cycles in nature that help with your productivity.
Nov 8, 2021
No-Guilt Shopping | #19
Heading into the gifting season armed with 2 questions to shop without guilt. Use your shopping power to amplify the good.
Oct 25, 2021
How to communicate with a difficult boss | #18
Do this one thing to create a productive relationship when working with difficult bosses.
Oct 11, 2021
Improve mood, energy & mental clarity with intentional eating | #17
Intentional eating gave me more energy, better physical health, improved moods & increased mental clarity. We also talk about the 4 most harmful foods to avoid for mental & physical wellbeing.
Sep 27, 2021
How to use your calendar to create a life you love | #16
Adopt this one calendar habit to change your life & use these 5 calendar tips to improve your productivity.
Sep 21, 2021
Create A Better World With This One Simple Inner State | #15
What do you think is the difference between leaders who make the world better versus leaders that create more problems? The answer is this one simple inner state of the leader. In this episode, we talk about applying 5 principles of conscious leadership to create a better world - even if you don't lead a team!
Sep 9, 2021
How To Self-care When You Don’t Want To | #14
We all know self-care is important. But what do we do when there seems to be a block between knowing something and doing something? We’re talking about how to self-care when we don’t know where to start or when we don't want to.
Aug 30, 2021
How To Handle Stressful Thoughts | #13
Why do we have stressful thoughts at night & 5 things that you wouldn't think to do to alleviate them and have a peaceful night's sleep.
Aug 16, 2021
Demystifying boundaries (only 1 thing you need to focus on) | #12
Think you have boundary issues, but don't know where to start to fix it? Simply only focus on this 1 thing to begin setting and respecting boundaries.
Aug 9, 2021
Creating an Intentional Life | #11
Kicking off Season 2 talking about intentional living - what it means, the benefits, and the first steps to creating an intentional life.
May 24, 2021
A Tiny Word That Brings You Instant Peace | #10
To wrap up Season 1, we're talking about the power of a tiny word can create more spaciousness to breathe, loosen the grip on unhelpful thoughts, and relax the heart and body.
May 10, 2021
2 Mindsets That Prevent You From Being Happy For Others | #9
Do you live in a competitive world? Do you feel like other people's success deflate you? We're talking about how to be happy for others, instead of feeling defensive about other people’s achievements. Specifically, the 3 mindset shifts that can help us find peace when the green-eyed monster appears.
Apr 26, 2021
The Power of Self-compassion | #8
What is it? Why we don’t practice it? How we conflate it with things like self-pity, self-indulgence, or being undisciplined. 5 simple ways to begin practicing self-compassion today to experience more peace.
Apr 19, 2021
Finding Peace When You’re In Between Jobs | #7
Creating 4 types of spaces to guide you through a job transition. We talk about grief & re-defining your identity that comes with job loss.
Apr 12, 2021
Finding Peace When You Have Trust Issues | #6
What are the signs of trust issues? The difference between distrust of others vs. lack of self-trust? Where do trust issues come from? And 6 ways to find peace through it all.
Apr 4, 2021
4 Reasons Why You Self-Sabotage & How To Stop | #5
If you’ve ever procrastinated, “cheated” on a diet, or “ruined” a good thing in a relationship, you know about self-sabotage. I talk about 4 reasons why you self-sabotage, and none of it makes you a bad person.
Mar 28, 2021
Heal & Recover from Burnout | #4
I share my personal experience of burnout, what research says about the causes of burnout, and 5 ways to heal and recover from burnout.
Mar 22, 2021
How to Find Peace When You Have Imposter Syndrome | #3
3 common reasons that drive imposter syndrome. The harm it causes. And ways to create more ease and peace if you’re experiencing imposter syndrome right now.
Mar 15, 2021
5 Ways to Relax Your Mind | #2
5 reasons that people don’t usually talk about when it comes to why our mind stresses us out and the 5 ways to begin to ease our mind.
Feb 18, 2021
Clear the Noise & Reconnect with Peace | #1
In our first ever episode, I’m talking about YOU - your most precious asset, and reconnecting with what matters most to YOU. Also what you can look forward to in future episodes.