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60 Mindful Minutes

Aug 31, 2022

Ainsley Arment wants families to be wild and free. While that's going to look different for each of us, being wild and free means that we’re each creating the life we want with intention. As the author of The Wild and Free Family: Forging Your Own Path to a Life Full of Wonder, Adventure, and Connection and the founder and leader of the Wild + Free organization, Ainsley thinks a lot about what it means to build a meaningful and fulfilling life together with our kids. In her book and in this week’s discussion, she explores topics of family culture, pursuing a shared vision together, and making space for childhood wonder to flourish.


Guest Bio

Ainsley Arment is the founder and leader of Wild + Free and co-host of the weekly Wild + Free Podcast. As she leads this movement of raising her kids and homeschooling in a new way, she thinks deeply about making the most out of life and ensuring that her children have a fertile seedbed for their own uniqueness and creativity. She and her husband Ben are raising their five kids, Wyatt, Dylan, Cody, Annie, and Millie, in Virginia Beach.


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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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