Living Mindfully with Joaquín Brown

This series emphasizes the “full” in mindful, because life is meant to be lived fully, yet enjoying longevity requires balance, not always the easiest skill to cultivate! So we sought out folks that have perfected the art of juggling this rollercoaster called life.


Read on and learn how Joaquin Brown avoids burnout and lives a mind-FULL life.

Since our CTO and co-founder Joaquin Brown (AKA mastermind behind the Yoga Wake Up app) takes his 50th turn around the sun this week, we’re betting he’s got answers to some of life’s most pressing questions.


Here’s how the papa of Yoga Wake Up lives mind-fully…


MY WHY: What gets me up in the morning is that feeling you get when you make someone feel loved, when you do something nice for someone or when you simply smile at a stranger. This makes me feel like I am contributing to a collective energy that surrounds us all.


MY BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS: Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. They stood up for something they believed in, in a peaceful way, and for this they have had the greatest impact.


CURRENT MANTRA: Focus. Focus. Focus.


MY HAPPY PLACE: Cuddling with Lizzie


GO-TO STRESS-BUSTING RITUAL: Go sailing.


BEST ADVICE EVER TAKEN: Don’t be in a hurry to grow up.


DAILY NECESSITY FOR SANITY: Exercise


WHEN I FEEL OVERWHELMED I: ask for help.


BEST TACTIC FOR STAYING CALM UNDER FIRE: Remind myself that overreacting will not solve the problem.


FAVE WAY TO REFUEL AND REPLENISH ENERGY: SLEEP!


FAVE SELF-CARE RITUAL: Drink red wine


MY FAVORITE WAY TO TAKE A BREAK IS TO: Drink red wine


THINGS THAT ALWAYS BRING ME BACK TO CENTER: Music


WORD TO LIVE BY: Focus more on what you are giving and not what you are getting.


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