Starting the conversation…

How does reducing stress influence our productivity – and overall results?

Host: Jessica Dewell
Guest: Holly Duckworth

What You Will Hear:

Words are powerful.

What mindfulness actually is.

Boundaries are respectful for us and others.

Celebrating the release of Everyday Mindfulness which is Holly’s new book.

How does our pre-conception about mindfulness influence how we define success?

Live Audience Question: What is the simple way for the beginners to become present, especially in the age of fear of missing out.

Starting small – three ways to incorporate mindfulness in every day activities.

A good look at our motives…

Ways to reduce stress and change our life style and work style to support less stress.

Our association with achievement – the self talk and positioning we need for success.

Be mindfully BOLD.

Live Audience Question: How do I keep the balance? If I’m constantly focused on the NOW, when is the time to use the past, or  plan for the future. I fell stressed out when people talk about being present, seems like a pressure.

What makes it BOLD to start with mindfulness for stress reduction?

Notable and Quotable:


Holly Duckworth: Applied mindfulness invites you to be fully present in the moment with non-judgement.

Holly Duckworth: A lot of us try to build a boundary between work life and personal life. I love you people, but it just doesn’t work anymore.

Jess Dewell: Pausing. It allows our heart, our brain and our gut to all check-in in a minute, or less.

Holly Duckworth: Being mindful everyday is also be mindful of your needs to have space between those energy shift.

Holly Duckworth: What are you willing to do for you in service to the world?

Holly Duckworth: It’s not hard to be kind.

Jess Dewell: If we have too many milestones or not enough milestones along the way, there’s no space to actually allow and see other opportunity that come.


Holly Duckworth: Put the pause button on and simply feel your feet on the ground, and take your attention to the awareness of the Earth supporting you.

Holly Duckworth: There is a force and there is a source and there is an energy that is supporting you wherever you are.

Holly Duckworth: I’m right person, at the right time,doing the right and perfect work. (affirmation)

Jess Dewell: Sitting on a mat, or walking, or drinking a cup of tea in silence. I think all three are different forms of meditation.

Holly Duckworth: ABC. “A” is affirming the good, “B” is Breathe and “C” is Center.

Holly Duckworth: If you’re looking to reduce your stress and increase your focus, you have to stay in that state of curiosity and discovery.

Holly Duckworth: Move through the waves of it and allow yourself naturally, graciously to move on the other side.

Holly Duckworth: If you want to live with a good joyous life every day, then we have to find these places of pause and make the most of them.

Jess Dewell: When my three brains align with my spirit — my head brain, my heart brand, and my gut brain — when they’re all in sync? My spirit goes, “I’m ready for anything” and off I go. And if I try and go longer? That’s just silly for me.

Holly Duckworth: The mindfulness practice as Spirit centered practice invites us to the being of how we’re going to be in the doing.

Holly Duckworth: And if you look up the word intention, it’s around the idea of putting your energy in motion.

Holly Duckworth: Many people are getting to the end of their life and looking back and saying, “for what?”


BOLD Mindful Coloring Sheet


non-judgement, applied mindfulness, growth, presence, present, boundary, intention

How does reducing stress influence our productivity – and overall results?

Our relationship with ourselves is evident in what we consider stressful and what stresses us out. Most often we associate stress with physical changes – maybe even our doctors say to make stress management a part of our lives. Universal mindfulness principles look different for each of us. They can reflect our preferences and personality. Ultimately, being able to incorporate constancy around mindfulness practices impacts our success. Jess Dewell hosts mindfulness expert Holly Duckworth to explore the reasons to start stress reduction techniques.

If you like The Voice of Bold Business Radio, please share with your friends and colleagues, subscribe, and review our show on iTunes.

Before you leave, make sure to check out our previous #VBBRadio episodes, or subscribe to our YouTube Chanel.