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60 Mindful Minutes

Jan 25, 2023

Most of us can relate to being addicted to something at some point in our lives, and can remember the oh so familiar negative cycle of succumbing to our addictions, feeling shame and regret, making new attempts and commitments for change, and then possibly failing again and again. This week, we welcome Rebecca Williams to share insights from her book, The Gift of Recovery: 52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction, which is all about  creating in-the-moment mindfulness skills that give us the tools we need to navigate this cycle, and to transcend it completely.


Guest Bio

BIO: Rebecca is an award-winning author, psychologist, and wellness expert specializing in healthy recovery from mental illness, addiction, and life’s challenges.  For the past 25 years, her work has focused on building resilience and embracing emotional well-being. She has been a program director at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and an associate clinical professor at The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. A life-long yoga enthusiast, Rebecca has also been a yoga instructor for over 15 years. She was able to combine the ancient wisdom of yoga and mindfulness with compassionate recovery from addiction in her books. Rebecca has collaborated for over ten years with marriage and family therapist, Julie Kraft. Their first book together, The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress, and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors is popular with both therapists and recovering clients.  Their workbook is used in virtual counseling, group therapy, and addiction recovery centers across the country.  The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction has been translated into Korean, Japanese, Russian, and Hungarian! Their workbook is celebrating a 10th anniversary with a new, updated second edition!  Continuing their writing journey together, Rebecca and Julie created a new book, The Gift of Recovery: 52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction. The Gift of Recovery is a pocket coach offering lots of in-the-moment mindfulness skills and adds powerful daily affirmations as clients continue on their personal healing journey.


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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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