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60 Mindful Minutes

Sep 26, 2023

Ximena Vengoechea, an expert in all things rest, takes you on a journey through a treasure trove of relaxation techniques that have stood the test of time. Her new book, Rest Easy: Discover Calm and Abundance through the Radical Power of Rest, covers everything from 

gentle movements, soothing sounds, imaginative visualizations to heartfelt journaling, quality time in nature, and calming meditative practices. Rest Easy is like an open invitation to discover how giving your mind, body, and spirit some well-deserved rest can truly transform your life.


Guest Bio

Ximena Vengoechea is a user researcher, writer, and illustrator whose work on personal and professional development has been published in Inc., The Washington post, Newsweek, and Huffington Post. She is the author of the new book, Listen Like You Mean it: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection (Portfolio/Penguin Random House). She is a contributor at Fast Company and The Muse, and writes Letters from Ximena, a newsletter on tech, culture, career, and creativity. An experienced manager, mentor, and researcher in the tech industry, she previously worked at Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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Guest’s book: Rest Easy: Discover Calm and Abundance through the Radical Power of Rest 


Episode #125 with Ximena Vengoechea 

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Host Bio

Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: 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 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at 


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