A Little Breathing Space

125 EpisodesProduced by Clarissa Kristjansson

"It’s hard to juggle the responsibilities of midlife and still find time and energy for ourselves. On the first Wedneday of each month, join Clarissa Kristjansson a mindfulness coach and author of The Mindful Menopause, as she shares meditations, tips and interviews guests to hear their stories of s… read more

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Life's A Dance

March 19th, 2019


 How do you use FUN and PLAY to stay in the present moment?   That's what I asked this weeks guest Lora Cheadle  - Life Choreographer™ Author, National Radio Host, Inspirational Speaker, Blogger, Dancer, 

We discuss how …

Mind Body Joy

January 30th, 2019


You know those moments when life throws everything at you and you think you will never be happy again?

My guest in this episode is Joy Fairhall, …

Healing Through Horses

January 23rd, 2019


 As a horse lover I know that horses can be our best friends and they understand use, they can see into our hearts and truths. 

 In this week's episode I interview Andrea Halt a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach who with …

Soul Connection

January 9th, 2019


 Do you feel like you’re on a rollercoaster of “to do”…pulled in different directions juggling and playing catch-up but wish you could take time off …

Eat What You Want, Stop Dieting and Still Lose Weight!

January 5th, 2019


 Would you like to eat what you want, stop when you want, lose weight and do this all without having to diet or exercise? Sounds like my kind of …

Focus and Slay Your Goals

December 17th, 2018


Do you always feel ‘overwhelmed’ with ALL your goals? As uncomfortable as it is feels achieving your goals is all about focus.

Hear host Clarissa interview David Essel who has been highly endorsed by individuals like …

Mindful Dating

December 12th, 2018


How does a person “open more to love? Could bringing love and awareness to the dating process change many of our experiences in a digital world where …

Clearing Your Head Trash

December 5th, 2018


Your unconscious blueprint™ dictates your level of confidence, self-esteem, results, and capacity to change, in all areas of your life. So says my …

Change your mind, Change your life.

November 30th, 2018


How can we be happy, even in uncertain times? In this episode, Clarissa talks to Lisa Zawistowski on how to find your happy Get Clear + Get Real + …

Overcoming Self-Sabotage

November 21st, 2018


Are you getting in your own way of living a happy, healthy fulfilled life? This is self-sabotage!
In this episode Clarissa talks with Chris Stefanick …

Using Yoga To Cultivate Your Inner Shine.

November 9th, 2018


How can the practice of yoga help us to cultivate our inner shine? In today's episode host Clarissa Hughes talks with Sindy Warren yoga teacher and …

Jag Kan Allt Jag Vill

November 6th, 2018


Today the episode is in Swedish!! Här pratar jag med Mattias Andersson som har stammat så länge han kan minnas. och genom muskelär och mental …

Releasing Limiting Mindsets

October 26th, 2018


In today's episode hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with Colette Ellis who helps busy women who are under pressure to hold it all together to reduce …

Yoga for the Brain

October 24th, 2018


How can puzzles help us to stay focused and mentally sharp? My guest in this episode is Cristina Smith the founder and CEO of the Subtle Energy Center and award-winning author of the Yoga for the Brain series. Her …

Menopause Matters

October 18th, 2018


"The menopause is a journey, not a disease" so says this week's guest Irene Hogan.

Menopause is a fact in every woman’s life. Unfortunately, most women choose to ignore it until it hits them. Information is plenty, but …

Simple Steps to a Better Night's Sleep

October 10th, 2018


The Dalai Lama says “Sleep is the best meditation”. Yet 1 in every 3 adults has problems with sleep. Sleep is the first health pattern to examine …

Laughter is the Best Medicine

September 28th, 2018


What is laughter yoga? How can incorporating more laughter into my life/business be beneficial? What are some laughter yoga exercises that I can start doing right now?
These are just some of the questions I posed to this …

Take Back Your Personal Power

September 6th, 2018


In today's fast-paced world, people are always stressed and so busy that they sometimes put their health last. We always see and read news everyday …

Post-Partum Wellness

August 29th, 2018


Becoming a mum is the most wonderful things in the world but we also to ensure we have support to navigate the uncertainty of birth, breastfeeding, …

Mind to Matter

August 20th, 2018


In this episode hear Clarissa in conversation with Dr Dawson Church award-winning researcher and best selling author of The Genie in Your Genes t and Mind to Matter. We talk emotional freedom techniques and how the …

The Intelligent Body

August 7th, 2018


We're seeing an explosion in conditions like fatigue and other chronic health problems, why is this happening and what can we do about it? In this episode hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with Kyle Davies, author of The …

5 IQ's to A Succesful Life

July 31st, 2018


In this episode hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with Robert 'Doc' Barham is a transformational expert. Listen as we discuss that in order to know …

Clear the Clutter, Create More Peace

July 24th, 2018


Who do you know that doesn’t want less clutter and more peace in their life? In this episode I talk with Darla DeMorrow a Certified Professional Organizer. Through her company, HeartWork Organizing helps people find …

Conscious Sexuality

July 17th, 2018


In this episode, I speak to Rebecca Lowrie an internationally acclaimed expert on self-awareness and personal development talk about why having a good relationship to our sexual self is the foundation for everything …

Discover Your "Life with Breath" EQ +IQ = New You

July 4th, 2018


In a world where we are searching for ways to reduce stress and improve our health mindful breathing is probably the most effective tool for …

Living Life on Purpose

July 2nd, 2018


In this episode host Clarissa Hughes interviews Michael Mukunda Chandra Kohan, life and health coach and yoga teacher, on how he inspires people to achieve their goals and live their dreams to their highest potential. …

You Own It

June 25th, 2018


This exceptional person Rupy Kaur joined me on A Little Breathing Space to talk about influencer marketing, her work as a coach in this space, her …

Becoming Fully Aligned

June 20th, 2018


Is losing the weight by itself enough to give people the transformation they are looking for?
Hear host Clarissa Hughes interview Alyx Coble-Frakes …

Silencing the Noisy Mind

June 5th, 2018


Inspiring, educational , thought provokingand sometimes controversial. In this episode, I interview Nathan Segal, author of "Silencing the Noisy Mind" and host of The Thought Hackers podcast. Listen as he shares his …

Achieving with Heart

May 27th, 2018


Hear Clarissa of The Little Breathing Space interview Dorothy Kuhn about how the World is Changing for Women, Yes it's the #MeToo movement -- and more. Competition is driving companies to be more connected to their …

Body Talk Live: Healing Power of Touch

May 27th, 2018


Here Clarissa from The Little Breathing Space joining the hosts of Body Talk Live Jeremy Gateman and Robin Popp talking about the healing power of touch in relationships

Body Talk Live Interview

May 12th, 2018


Here Clarissa Hughes of The Little Breathing Space talks mindfulness and stress with Jeremy Gateman on Body Talk Live on BBS Radio

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

April 15th, 2018


We all have our narratives but are they true? Mindfulness teaches us that our thoughts are just that..thoughts and we can choose or not to engage …

Tackling Fatigue

January 3rd, 2018


While many of us believe fatigue is a result of tiredness there are a number of underlying factors that can cause fatiue. Here are my best lifestyle …

Mindset, Focus And Energy

December 18th, 2017


In episode 6 our Flourish series hear host Clarissa Hughes interview Andy Roberts founder of Breathe Australia and Breathe London share his story …

Rest And Reflect Before 2018

December 14th, 2017


Rest and reflect on 2017 before rushing into 2018. Take time to pause and review using journaling

Simply Great Sleep

December 11th, 2017


Simple tips for a great nights sleep at this busy time of year

Transformational Retreats

December 9th, 2017


Let your intuition guide you to choose a retreat that will give you insight and understanding back in your daily life

Inner Freedom

December 6th, 2017


Hear host Clarissa Hughes interviews Amy Webb from She's Grace share her journey and vision to help other unlock inner freedom through yoga, …

Gratitude At Work

December 5th, 2017


Practising gratitude at work brings benefits

Healthy Through To Christmas

December 4th, 2017


Simple tips to keep you healthy through the silly season

Clear Your Clutter And Be Calm

December 3rd, 2017


Clearing your clutter, being more organised creates less friction and let's life flow

Compassion And Relationships

November 29th, 2017


Self-compassion is the key to building authentic relationships. Hear host Ckarissa Hughes share her personal journey from fear and transactional …

Gratitude Helps Reduce FOMO

November 28th, 2017


Gratitude reduces our FOMO and helps us to stay focused on our goals. Cultivate and attitude of gratitude and stop worrying. Instead reward yourself …

How To Practice Gratitude

November 25th, 2017


How to practice gratitude even you don't feel like

Episode 2. Invest in Yourself

November 23rd, 2017


Hear Clarissa interview Celeste Mahoney from Me Afterwork on life after corporate and flourishing by helping others to be their best selves

Episode 1. Make Self-Care a Priority

November 23rd, 2017


Self-care is a critical part of becoming mindful. Choosing to practice being kind to ourselves sets us for life that us happier and healthier.

Episode 3. Unleash The Power Of Your Mind

November 23rd, 2017


Hear host Clarissa Hughes interview Silva Method coach Jeanine Sciacca on her passion of uplifting people to be their best selves

Mindfulness is Freedom

November 22nd, 2017


Mindfulness frees us from our habits and instincts to choose a kinder way to live

Mindfulness Aids Productivity

November 19th, 2017


Taking a break is the key to productivity. Stepping away gives our minds, bodies and spirits time to reenergize. We lessen the weight of our troubles and become receptive to wisdom.

Feel Sick? Enter Mindfulness

November 17th, 2017


Mindfulness meditation helps us when colds and flu strike

Nature's Cycles Bring Balance

November 13th, 2017


Pay attention to nature's rhythms and cycles and allow them to shape and enhance our lives

Gratitude For Today

November 11th, 2017


Practising gratitude for today's wonderful experiences

"Flourish" Self-Care Strategie

November 8th, 2017


Episode 1 in our Flourish series is all about the importance of Self-Care and practical ways to get more care into your life

Manage Your Energy To Thrive

November 6th, 2017


Use mindfulness to manage your energy just as much as you manage your time

Building Emotional Resilience

November 5th, 2017


Build emotional resilience by doing these 4 simple things and create harmony and flow in your life

Let Go And Find Inner Peace

November 3rd, 2017


Learn to let go of stories and stuff. Then notice how much calmer and happier you feel

Master Your Mean Self-talk

November 1st, 2017


We're hard on ourselves and that's reflected in the way talk. Focusing on the positive and shifting away saying less of these will change your mindset

Sitting All Day? Try this.

October 30th, 2017


Busy day? No time to get away from the office? Usher in chair yoga to release anxiety, stress and tension and energize you

3 Simple Meditation Tips

October 28th, 2017


Meditation can become.easier.if you follow these 3 simple tips

Lunchtime Is Reboot Time

October 26th, 2017


Get away.from your desk and use this time to nourish you body and mind

Energy Givers and Drainers

October 25th, 2017


Want more positive energy in your life. Prioritise the Givers and find ways to ditch or at least the minimize the Vampires and Sloths

Shower Meditation

October 24th, 2017


A meditation to start your day well that you can do in the shower to help you be more focused, calm and able to face the day


October 23rd, 2017


Make a conscious choice to engage with the world differently

Enjoy A Mindfulness Practice

October 22nd, 2017


If don't enjoy your mindfulness practice then the benefits will be lessened

Mindful Life Changes

October 21st, 2017


Change is part of our life and to grow we need to change. But too often we're stuck or we race ahead. Mindfulness gives us the key to changing in a …

Mindful Morning Routine

October 20th, 2017


Routines might not be exciting but they create space for spontaneity. Anchor your mornings in a simple series of steps and watch your day flow better

Beat The Afternoon Slump

October 18th, 2017


Tired by 2 pm? Here are 3 great ways to clear the brain fog and power through to home time

Your Meditation Routine

October 16th, 2017


Anchor your meditation into your daily routine and trust the process when you feel distracted

The Gut Brain Connection

October 15th, 2017


Our guts and brains are intertwined. Mindfulness practices help us to achieve optimal gut and mental health. Practices like meditating, hydrating and …

Mindful Business Leaders

October 14th, 2017


Mindfulness isn't hype or a fad but a key skill for today's business leaders to lead effectively and ethically

4 Benefits of Mindfulness

October 12th, 2017


Despite the recent criticism here are 4 benefits of mindfulness to help us live well in a challenging world

Be Kind To Yourself

October 10th, 2017


On World Mental Health Day we can make a promise to ourselves to practice self compassion. To treat ourselves like we would a good friend

The Secret To Happiness

October 7th, 2017


2 things contribute to lasting happiness. Knowing what to let go of and Staying connected to positive people

Working Or Recharging?

October 5th, 2017


It's easy to be always on and blur the boundaries between work and rest. Simple changes to our routines can really help

Social Media And Mindfulness

October 4th, 2017


Social media can be stressful and emotional but we can use mindfulness to help us observe our feelings and to practice non-judgement.

Practice Grounding

October 2nd, 2017


When we feel anxious or intense emotions simple grounding techniques can helps us to feel more stable and calmer

Living Seasonally

October 1st, 2017


The seasons give us an opportunity for change. Autumn is upon us and we can use this time to celebrate gratitude for nature's abundance and to let go of things that no longer serve us

Stop Swiping And Typing

September 30th, 2017


Unplug from technology this weekend and spend some time either in nature or doing some arts or crafts rather than tapping on the computer

Mindfulness Requires Practice

September 29th, 2017


The benefits of mindfulness are clear but require daily practice. Just like any other skill.

It's The Little Things

September 28th, 2017


Life's short and we can get caught up in busy and then life's a blur. So take time to connect with the little things.

Stop Self Sabotage

September 27th, 2017


It's easy to talking negatively but that is then often what manifests. Practice letting in the good and more positive things will flow from it

Let Go And Fly

September 24th, 2017


Sometimes we need to let go of thought patterns, emotions and habits that no longer serve us and fly to a new space

Lagom Is A Form Of Mindfulness

September 23rd, 2017


The oh so hip Swedish concept of Lagom is really mindfulness in daily life.

Learn To Let Go Of Control

September 22nd, 2017


Sometimes we need to learn to let go, to trust the process and other people. It can be less stressful than always trying to control everything

Minimalism is Mindfulness

September 21st, 2017


Minimalism isn't a poverty mindset but a mindful one where consumption is measured and experiences replace stuff

Find Sitting To Meditate Hard

September 20th, 2017


Can't sit still to meditate? Try walking or other movement like yoga or qigong that help to cultivate attention and awareness

Sleep The Way To Happiness

September 19th, 2017


We know that consumption doesn't make us happy but it appears that a good night's sleep could be the route to more joy

Importance Of Body Awareness

September 18th, 2017


As we've become more sedentary we're less in touch with our bodies. Leaving us vulnerable to holding into emotions in the body. Body sensing …

Take A Mindful Walk

September 17th, 2017


Mindful walking is an age old practice that can helps us to centre, to feel grounded and safe. Ten minutes a day is enough.

A Mindful Day

September 16th, 2017


At each stage if the day there are opportunities to be mindful. See if you can fit in multiple mindful moments throughout a whole day

Stop Procrastinating

September 15th, 2017


Procrastination stops us engaging fully with our lives. Mindfulness can helps us see clearly and move forward and follow our heart's desire

Listen To Your Body

September 14th, 2017


Our bodies often tell us when we're not feeling right on a mental or emotional level. But often we choose to ignore ir block out these messages. Don't! Instead go deep and listen then act

Take Action And Declutter

September 13th, 2017


Clutter is postponed decisions. Decluttering isn't just physical stuff its also all those unread emails, the fear or guilt we hold onto and our …

Meditation -Just Try It

September 12th, 2017


Meditation has many proven benefits but I still hear excuses and barriers to meditating. Here my mythbusters to those excuses

Searching For Perfect?

September 11th, 2017


Perfectionist often end up stressed and burnout. Mindfulness can help build awareness and acceptance to counteract these tendencies. Everything and …

Mindfulness Is Love

September 10th, 2017


If mindfulness was only about awareness and focus it would be cold. Mindfulness is warm and loving and is ultimately about becoming wiser and kinder. …

Forest Therapy = Mindfulness

September 9th, 2017


Forest therapy is a form of mindfulness that quietens your thoughts and has positive effects on the body, lowering cortisol. Go outside and immerse …

Let Go Of Overload

September 8th, 2017


We can easily feel overloaded come Friday but there are some simple ways we can reduce the brain fog and its associated negative vibes

Change From The Inside Out

September 7th, 2017


Real change and lasting happiness doesn't come from changing jobs, home or even country it come from deep iner work

Keep Self-Care SIMPLE

September 6th, 2017


It's to add to your stress by making your self-care strategies complicated or stressing about them. Instead keep them super simple and you'll see the benefits flow back to you

Believe In You

September 5th, 2017


You are like a the butterfly inside the cocoon waiting to emerge. Breathe, pause and listen to your inner guide. You are powerful. Believe in yourself

Let Leisure Time Be Flow Time

September 4th, 2017


Stop having goals and striving in your downtime. Just be, enjoy, go with the flow. You'll be benefit so much more

Live Your Life's Purpose

September 3rd, 2017


Focus on action not distraction if you want to live your best life. Choose success today!

Stop Wearing Busy Like A Badge

September 2nd, 2017


Instead of telling everyone how busy you are and instead stop, relax and take time to live in the moment.

Time For Positive Change

August 31st, 2017


The coming of spring or autumn gives us an opportunity to drop habits that drain our energy and cultivate habits that sustain us

We Can Heal Our Lives

August 31st, 2017


As we honor the life and work of Louise Hay we can set an intention to practice more self-care and grearer self-acceptance

Silence The Inner Critic

August 30th, 2017


Self criticism is bad for you. So hangout in the green zone, be kind to yourself. Be playful. Have fun.

Addicted To Dopamine

August 29th, 2017


Do you crash at the end of the day? Living on high intensity emotions catches up with us and can leaves us drained. Learn to plan and pace

Living On Auto-Pilot

August 28th, 2017


Mindfulness is the opposite to auto-pilot: calm, aware and emotionally rich. Small mindful moments done regularly can make all the difference to your …

Happy 'N Healthy. Go Walk

August 26th, 2017


Just 15 minutes walking a day can make you healthier and happier

Mindfulness Hype

August 26th, 2017


Forget the hype. Mindfulness is simple

Hang Out. Do Nothing

August 25th, 2017


Doing nothing is good for on all levels

Start The Day Well

August 24th, 2017


3 key habits that will get you off to a great start

Notice The Good Things

August 22nd, 2017


Focusing on the positive takes some effort but it's worth it

Mindfulness and Art Journallin

August 17th, 2017


An art journal is a fun way to be mindful

Self-care with A Simple Massag

August 16th, 2017


Find sanctuary with an ayuverdic massage

Mindful Eating Starts with Sma

August 15th, 2017


Mindful Eating Starts with Smaller Bites

Marvelous Not Manic Monday

August 14th, 2017


Make Monday Mindful and Marvellous instead of Manic


August 11th, 2017


Engage with the world

Making Time For Time-Out

August 2nd, 2017


Making Time For Self-Care • Make time for mindfulness

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