In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Marisa Imon, author and host of the Mid-day Meditation Pump Up podcast. Marisa defines meditation and shares the many benefits for adults and children, along with ways to easily fit meditation into our busy schedules. 

Marisa is a former teacher and also a best-selling author of the book Super-Intense: How Working with Your Emotional Intensity Makes you a Total Superhero, a meditation-creator, and comedic motivational speaker with training in positive youth development. She has created hundreds of meditations for various apps and business across the globe, serving clients across 14 countries.

She lives with Bipolar Type 1 and promotes the mindfulness practices that have positively supported her in living with her diagnosis. She believes that sharing experiences and creating safe spaces for open dialogue around mental illness can help combat stigma. 

With thirteen years of experience working with youth and families of various backgrounds in the out-of-school time field, she enjoys sharing the mindfulness techniques in ways that can be easily implemented by everyone.

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Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 4:07 Welcome, Marisa
  • 6:47 Meditation defined
  • 10:50 How to properly breathe
  • 16:51 How can kids benefit from meditation?
  • 26:11 How to fit meditation into your day
  • 31:25 Meditation for ADHD
  • 36:05 Marisa’s Podcast, Midday Meditation Pump Up Podcast
  • 38:59 What does a healthy family mean to you?

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