08 | How to Be More Present, Especially With Your Children: Embodied Check-In Part 1

Season #1 Episode #8

Have you been wanting to be more present with your kids, but not sure where to start or what exactly will help??

Maybe your busy schedule and stressful days are starting to take over your ability to be present and kind with your family?

OR you’ve just been feeling so out of touch with yourself that it’s hard to be present in general??

It’s truly a skill to cultivate presence and fortunately every skill can be learned.

I’ve got a super practical body-mind technique that helps to build your embodied presence for more connection, self-care, and presence with yourself and others.

It’s called an “Embodied Check-In” and ever since I learned it from my mentor Mark Walsh it honestly started to change my life, slowly but surely.

**MAKE SURE to listen to the entire episode to not only learn about this technique, but to also be guided by me through it for a felt, sensed experience.

Once you’ve listened to this episode, you can then refer to the details below to continue practicing it on your own:


  • To prepare - download a “Habit Tracker” app on your phone and set 4-6 Embodied Check-In alarms for each day
  • Alarm goes off - begin your practice by closing your eyes or gazing downward as you bring your attention and energy back to yourself
  • Notice “how you are” by feeling any physical sensations, both uncomfortable and pleasant (weight, temperature, shape, state of breathe, etc.)
  • Notice “how you are” by feeling any emotional sesations, both uncomfortable and pleasant (identify emotion, locate it, colors, etc.)
  • For advance people - notice your mental and energetic state, both uncomfortable and pleasant, and how it shows up in your being
  • Take another moment to notice anything else that’s showing up
  • And BE with your sensations, accept your sensations, allow your sensations to happen
  • To complete - practice continuing to be in touch with your senses as you open your eyes and move on with your day. Well done!

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