Episode 32

Published on:

25th Jul 2023

Amy Edelstein | Mindfulness for Personal Growth: Cultivating Inner Strength

Are you ready to explore why you should never give up seeking? In today’s episode, Anil and Ashish sit down with Amy Edelstein, an author, educator, and nonprofit leader, as they delve into her transformative experiences and the impact of her work in inner city schools. Amy shares her story and how her practices have helped unlock flourishing within the lives of teen students in one of the poorest cities in the United States. 

With over 40 years of experience, Amy is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Inner Strength Education, which has empowered more than 22,000 inner-city high school students with mindfulness and systems thinking. 

In this episode, they talk about the meaning of happiness and how it has evolved for Amy, the profound connection with all living things, and the sense of unity that brings happiness. 

Amy discusses the importance of recognizing our interconnectedness, the challenges and opportunities in inner-city education, and the impact of mindfulness practices on students' lives. 

You’ll learn about the transformative power of mindfulness, emotional regulation, and self-awareness, and how these practices can support personal growth and empower individuals. 

Amy also guides listeners through a beautiful three-minute meditation to cultivate calm curiosity and care. 

Tune in to discover the inspiring journey of Amy Edelstein and gain insights into the importance of trust, love, and personal exploration in finding fulfillment.

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • The significance of unity and interconnectedness in finding happiness.
  • Transformative experiences and the importance of never giving up seeking.
  • The impact of mindfulness practices on inner-city students.
  • Emotional regulation and self-awareness for personal growth.
  • Cultivating trust and love in one's journey towards fulfillment.
  • And so much more...




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Hardwired for Happiness: 9 Proven Practices to Overcome Stress and Live Your Best Life

BOOKS BY AMY EDELSTEIN: https://amyedelstein.com/books 

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About the Podcast

The Happiness Squad
Welcome to Happiness Squad.

This is the podcast dedicated to helping you unlock your full potential by mastering the art and science of happiness.

We bring on the best leading experts on these topics to help you unlock your true potential and live with more joy, health, love, and meaning in your life.

Your host is no other than Ashish Kothari who is on a mission to provide you with an unfair advantage to be the masters of your experience and leaders in your industry.

Get ready to be moved, challenged, and enlightened on this podcast. It may change your life.

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About your hosts

Ashish Kothari

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Ashish Kothari is the founder and CEO of Happiness Squad, a company focused on democratizing happiness and touching a billion+ lives over the next 20 years and helping them live with more joy, health, love, and meaning.

Prior to founding Happiness Squad and writing his best-selling book “Hardwired for happiness”, Ashish spent 25 years in consulting, including the last 17 at McKinsey and Co, a premier management consulting firm, helping thousands of clients and their organizations achieve breakthrough performance by building new mindsets and capabilities.

Ashish is a trained ontological coach and a lifelong student of human thriving.

Ashish Kothari

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Anil Ramjiani is an experienced senior leader at Nike, Inc., most recently as the Commercial Director managing key athlete partnerships and business with Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, and Marcus Rashford.

Anil's passion is grounded in empowering people, unlocking potential, and driving performance. He has worked in consulting and corporate across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia acquiring over 20 years of experience in strategy, brand, and general management at IBM, Adidas, and Nike.

He created the podcast and platform Live. Breathe. Believe., to enable reflection, motivation, and inspiration for his peers. #Knowyoutobeyou!