Slow Down, Breathe, and Just Be with Catherine Polan Orzech

In our busy, high-stress lives, sometimes we all need to slow down, breathe, and just be. In her new book, A Moment for Me: 52 Simple Mindfulness Practices to Slow Down, Relieve Stress, and Nourish the Spirit, author Catherine Polan Orzech, MA, LMFT, offers simple, take-anywhere rituals to bring more ease and insight into our daily lives. We learn that self-care and space is less about setting aside time and more about being differently in what we are already doing.

In our conversation this week, we discuss:

  • Bringing more awareness and attention to our daily activities;
  • How we can find space for a relationship with ourselves;
  • Meditation and journaling;
  • Taking responsibility for our own wellbeing for the sake of the whole.

I loved this conversation and can’t wait to share it with you.


Catherine Polan Orzech, MA, LMFT, has worked in the field of mind body wellness for almost two decades and has taught Mindfulness since 2000. She’s is currently on faculty at Oregon Health Sciences University in the departments of Psychiatry and OBGYN. She has been on faculty at some of the country’s leading Mindfulness Institutes and continues to be a pioneer in the field of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion research. In addition to teaching Mindfulness-Based Interventions in clinical environments, educational facilities and in the community, she works with individuals and couples in the OHSU Center for Women’s Health Clinic and in her private therapy practice.


See you next time!



Kristen Manieri is a Certified Mindfulness and Resilience Teacher specializing in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, meditation, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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