Self-Awareness 101 with Beth Gibbs

There is an inner wisdom in each of us when we take the time to look inside. Not only do we have the capacity to know and understand ourselves, but we can also steer ourselves, evolve, grow and change. This process all happens through self-awareness, which is a consciousness of self: our feelings, motives, desires, beliefs, tendencies, and thoughts, and all the ways we engage with the world around us.

This week I speak with Beth Gibbs about her new book, Enlighten Up! Finding Clarity, Contentment and Resilience in a Complicated World. In our conversation we talk about:

  • Defining self-awareness;
  • Differentiating self-awareness from self-criticism;
  • How we can become more self-aware;
  • The five layers of self-awareness;
  • Practices that cultivate deeper self-awareness.

You can listen to our conversation wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or listen here:



Beth Gibbs is a speaker, workshop leader, and certified yoga therapist with over twenty years experience teaching and mentoring hundreds of yoga students, teachers and therapists from all over the world to implement the five-layer model of self awareness in their professional work and personal practice. She created, developed, and implemented a curriculum for introducing the five-layer model of self-awareness to children in after school and summer camp programs. Learn more at bethgibbs.com.



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, was released summer 2021. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, 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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