36 episodes

The Mindful Miri Podcast is about what it means to be a woman, make a difference, and live unapologetically. Miriam Burlakovsky Correia is a Mindfulness Coach, Behavior Analyst, School Psychologist, Meditation & Yoga Teacher (200 RYT), Mother/Stepmother of 4, former personal trainer, recovering perfectionist, and Worrier-turned-Warrior. She integrates science and spirituality to empower educators to take amazing care of themselves. Learn more at mindfulmiri.com 

Mindful Miri Podcast Miriam Burlakovsky

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The Mindful Miri Podcast is about what it means to be a woman, make a difference, and live unapologetically. Miriam Burlakovsky Correia is a Mindfulness Coach, Behavior Analyst, School Psychologist, Meditation & Yoga Teacher (200 RYT), Mother/Stepmother of 4, former personal trainer, recovering perfectionist, and Worrier-turned-Warrior. She integrates science and spirituality to empower educators to take amazing care of themselves. Learn more at mindfulmiri.com 

    Zaira Armendariz: Depression, Dating, and Self-Discovery

    Zaira Armendariz: Depression, Dating, and Self-Discovery

    Join us as we journey alongside Zaira Armendariz, who has a BFA in Film Production and her own podcast, Complex, Like Wine.  Together, we peel back the layers of her own experience with depression and anxiety.

    Zaira shares her strategies for maintaining mental wellbeing, from embracing hobbies like reading to the importance of setting boundaries. She also offers valuable insights on her journey in job searching post lay-off, breaking down the shame and stigma often associated with it.

    We also delve into societal pressures associated with work and dating, and the contrasting views of different cultures regarding work-life balance, offering a refreshing take on the challenges of maintaining identity in codependent relationships and the impact of cultural programming on women. Finally, Zaira's personal experience of racism and bullying further highlights the impact of societal pressures on mental health. Tune in, to be enlightened, encouraged, and inspired by Zaira’s journey.

    Follow Zaira's podcast, Complex, Like Wine, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.   
    Podcast Website: Complex, Like Wine: https://www.complexlikewine.com
    IG: @complexlikewine
    Other links: https://linktr.ee/complexlikwine
    While you're there, check out her interview with me on Episode 55!


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    IG: @mindful_miri Until next time, I’m Miriam Burlakovsky Correia for the Mindful Miri Podcast. Stay light, healthy, confident, and free.
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    • 59 min
    Transforming Classrooms with Math Superpowers: Kristen Powers

    Transforming Classrooms with Math Superpowers: Kristen Powers

    Picture your favorite teacher. Got them in mind? Now imagine if they were given the freedom to teach without the constraints of standardized testing. That’s what Kristen Powers, the founder of Math Superpowers, is advocating for.

    With over a decade of teaching experience and a master's in elementary and math education, Kristen is on a mission to transform our education system. She believes in putting the power back into the hands of educators and allowing students to show their intelligences and gifts in ways that standardized tests may not capture.

    Join us as we journey with Kristen through her early days in a challenging school district, grappling with social issues that her students faced and striving to create a nurturing classroom environment. She opens up about the struggles and joys of teaching, reflecting on the importance of work-life balance in education. Kristen's own experiences underscore the need for educators to take care of themselves, nurture their passions outside of work, and set healthy boundaries.

    Kristen’s inspiring story culminates in the launch of her platform, Math Superpowers, a resource designed to support educators. She discusses the crucial role veteran teachers can play in guiding new teachers, reflecting on her own early days in the classroom and the mentoring that made a difference. Kristen’s vision is bold and transformative, challenging us to reimagine education and the value of a high school diploma. Tune in for a conversation full of insight, passion, and practical advice for navigating the complex world of education.

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    https://www.instagram.com/math_super_powers/
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    IG: @mindful_miri Until next time, I’m Miriam Burlakovsky Correia for the Mindful Miri Podcast. Stay light, healthy, confident, and free.
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    • 50 min
    Recess Reset: A Guided Meditation Journey for Educators

    Recess Reset: A Guided Meditation Journey for Educators

    How often do you, as a teacher, take time to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul? 

    This 10-minute Recess Reset was made just for you: grab a bathroom break, and shake off the funk by employing deep breathing techniques and visualization to cultivate a tranquil space filled with unconditional joy, love, and learning.

    Enjoy!
    Miri xo 


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    IG: @mindful_miri Until next time, I’m Miriam Burlakovsky Correia for the Mindful Miri Podcast. Stay light, healthy, confident, and free.
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    • 10 min
    Mastering Your Classroom and Life with Kindergarten Teacher Gina Venancio

    Mastering Your Classroom and Life with Kindergarten Teacher Gina Venancio

    What happens when you land your dream job and it feels more like a battlefield than a classroom?

    Kindergarten teacher Gina Venancio knows that feeling all too well. After years of struggling to manage her classroom, a heart-to-heart with her teaching partner gave her the wake-up call she needed to take control.

    Gina embarked on a journey of researching classroom management and student behavior, learning that effective control doesn't rely on threats or bribes but a sustainable approach tailored to each student.

    Gina’s teaching journey didn't stop with mastering classroom management. She had to learn how to balance her roles as a teacher, a coach for other educators, and maintain her personal life. Gina shares how she sets boundaries, lets go of perfectionism, and manages her time intentionally. Trust us, you won't want to miss her thoughts on the art of ‘doing nothing’ and how strategic rest periods can boost your productivity and well-being.

    But a teacher's life isn't just about classroom management and work-life balance. Gina and I dive into the challenges of the teaching profession, from the often frustrating reality of micromanagement to the vital role of student advocacy. She passionately speaks about the need for teacher autonomy and the importance of having a team approach to avoid feeling isolated.

    Gina has some great tips on how to access resources online without breaking the bank. And, for those considering leaving the profession, she offers some valuable advice and a heartfelt reminder of why you started teaching in the first place. Join us for a conversation filled with practical tips, invaluable insights, and inspirational moments. You won't regret it.

    Follow Gina for tips, tricks, and trainings:
    IG: @teachingwithheart
    https://linktr.ee/Teachingwithheart
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    IG: @mindful_miri Until next time, I’m Miriam Burlakovsky Correia for the Mindful Miri Podcast. Stay light, healthy, confident, and free.
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    • 51 min
    Balancing the Teaching Scale: Insights on Mental Health and Teacher Burnout with Brittany Wheaton

    Balancing the Teaching Scale: Insights on Mental Health and Teacher Burnout with Brittany Wheaton

    Have you ever found yourself struggling to maintain a healthy balance between your work and personal life, especially in a demanding profession like teaching? Our conversation with Brittany Wheaton, a K-8 art educator from Grand Rapids, Michigan, may hold some profound insights for you. Brittany takes us along on her journey, discussing the highs and lows of her teaching career, her innovative side hustle, and her candid reflections on teacher burnout. Listen to her emphasis on the power of a reframed mindset and the pivotal role it plays in ensuring our professional sustainability.

    Brittany shares her wisdom on creating a mindful balance between work and life. She explores the concept of self-awareness, urging us to recognize times when we are the source of our own struggle and stress. Her insights into developing professional confidence and competency are equally engaging and valuable. She also dialogues about the essentiality of teacher mental health and self-care, generously sharing her personal strategies to manage stress. Her emphasis on seeking help and taking time to rest is a reminder we all need.

    In the final part of our conversation, Brittany illuminates the crucial subject of mental health within the education sector. She discusses her experiences working with students with emotional impairments and the importance of fostering a safe and supportive environment. Brittany passionately argues for the need for mental health resources for teachers and urges for more open conversations around this topic. This episode is not only a testament to Brittany’s resilience but also an inspiration for teachers grappling with similar issues. So, join us for a deep, meaningful conversation about the challenges and triumphs of teaching.

    Brittany is a teacher, advocate of inclusive learning spaces, lifetime adventurer, founder of Teaching to a Riot, and a new mom.
    With over 10 years of experience in the field of special education, she has mentored, instructed, and presented on diversity, equity & inclusion, teacher burnout, and student advocacy. She is currently teaching in a center-based program for students with emotional impairments and has narrowed her focus to helping educators stay happy, healthy, and inspired.

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    IG: @mindful_miri Until next time, I’m Miriam Burlakovsky Correia for the Mindful Miri Podcast. Stay light, healthy, confident, and free.
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    • 52 min
    Season 2 Trailer: I’m Back! And Ever Changing

    Season 2 Trailer: I’m Back! And Ever Changing

    When I first started the Mindful Miri podcast, I set out to explore being a woman, having a body, and healing our relationship to our bodies.   

    As I worked with clients individually, I noticed that those who came to me for body issues often had overall difficulty taking great care of themselves.  And most of the requests and feedback I was getting came from educators and caregivers.  Plus, teachers were coming to me for support during my day job,  which inspired me to start focusing on supporting educators and preventing teacher burnout.   

    Which led me to creating a nonprofit called The Association for the Wellbeing of Educators (AWE).  I thought about starting a podcast just for educators, but I think that all of us need to learn how to take better care of ourselves and I’m still curious about a lot of things outside of the education realm, including science, technology, psychology, art, social justice and DEI, spirituality, fitness, leadership, and personal development.  

    All that being said, I’m back with a new season of great stories of women who are overcoming adversity, fostering resilience, making an impact (even the tiniest), and celebrating this thing called life from across the globe.  

    Please send feedback to me and miri@mindfulmiri.com or DM on Instagram @mindful_miri

    As always, stay light, healthy, confident, and free..
    And may you be safe, healthy, happy, peaceful, and loved,

    Miri xo


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    Follow me by hitting the follow, subscribe, or + sign , so you'll never miss an episode.

    Stay up-to-date with my projects by following me on Instagram:
    IG: @mindful_miri Until next time, I’m Miriam Burlakovsky Correia for the Mindful Miri Podcast. Stay light, healthy, confident, and free.
    I appreciate you>Note
    This podcast is not intended to replace profess...

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Vai Athletica ,

New listener

I just listened to the teacher podcast and wow very enlightening! Even though I am not a teacher I found a lot of common ground and even more amazing I heard good solutions!!

TheTylerSkinner ,

Myndfull

This podcast is so insightful and explores so many aspects of mental health which we all must pay attention to. Miriam has depth, compassion, and so much respect for each guest she interviews. I
Love tuning in.

E Entertainment ,

Just what I needed

I absolutely love Mindful Miri’s Podcast! I usually put her in my head (my ear buds) when I’m on a hike or taking my sisters dog for a walk. Instantly I was drawn to her mission of empowering women to gain self love and body freedom! What I love most is that I can feel she is being truly her authentic self. If feels like I’m listening to my friends talk and often times I find myself responding. That’s for being my weekly pick me up!

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