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Mindful Parenting with Hunter Clarke-Fields


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This is episode 57 and today I’m here with Hunter Clarke-Fields talking about mindful parenting.

Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE, RYT, is a mindful mama mentor. Hunter is the creator of the Mindful Parenting course, host of the Mindful Mama podcast and widely-followed author of Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids. She helps parents bring more calm and peace into their daily lives. Hunter has over twenty years of experience in meditation practices and has taught mindfulness to thousands worldwide. She is the mother of two active daughters, who challenge her everyday to hone her craft! Learn more about Hunter at

Adventure of the Week

I share our adventure playing in the snow storm that hit the Pacific Northwest.

Our Little Obsession

I share my little obsession with the new Sage Money class!


Stress Response: We cover what’s happening in our brains and bodies when we feel the stress response.

Mindfulness: We go over what mindfulness is and how it is helpful when we’re in that stress response.

Beginner’s Mind: We walk through an example of how we can hold a beginner’s mind.

Acknowledgment: We share how acknowledgment has been helpful for us.

Kindness & Empathy: She explains why she refers to empathy as the parenting superpower.

Resistance: We discuss the formula pain x resistance = suffering.

Children’s Emotions: We talk about times when we found ourselves jumping in to fix one of our kid’s problems only to discover that was not what they needed.

I-Messages: We share how I-messages help us change our thinking from changing the other to expressing our own unmet needs.

Collaboration: We offer advice for win-win problem solving. 


We answer the question of how to get grandparents to be mindful with our children.

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Hunter’s website

Raised Good book

Mindful Mama podcast

Mindful Parenting course

Hunter on Instagram

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I work from an island in the Pacific Northwest, where I live wild and free in connection with my hilarious husband and three growing sailors in our fixer upper on the beach. I authentically live this healing work out loud raising my own neurodivergent family (inner child included) and draw on my decades of education and experience (I've done all the nerdy work so you don't have to) to guide a revolution of overwhelmed parents just like you to feeling at peace within yourself, consciously connected with your children, embraced by a supportive community, and enjoying a values-aligned life you love.

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