Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

60 Mindful Minutes

May 31, 2022


When we can take a step back from our culture of constant motion and self-improvement, we may start to see the power in slowing down and making room for stillness in our lives. In her new book, Don’t Just Sit There, Do Nothing, author Jessie Asya Kanzer shares her experience of using the Tao Te Ching to ground her life in intuition, and insight. The result is practical actionable insights on incorporating simple wisdom into the everyday living of life.

For episode homepage, resources and links, visit:

Guest Bio

Jessie Asya Kanzer was born in the Soviet Union. At the age of eight, she emigrated with her family to Brooklyn. She is a writer and former reporter and actress. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, The Independent, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Ravishly, and Romper. Jessie lives with her two daughters and husband in Dobbs Ferry, NY.


Host Bio

Kristen Manieri is the author of Better Daily Mindfulness Habits (July 2021: Rockridge Press). She’s a certified both as a habits coach and mindfulness teacher. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, focus, habit formation, rest rituals, and prioritizing personal well-being. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 120 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional AND joyful life. Learn more at


Mentioned in this Episode

Guest’s book: Don't Just Sit There, DO NOTHING: Healing, Chilling, and Living with the Tao Te Ching  


Guest’s website:

Connect with the 60 Mindful Minutes podcast