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Why You Must Slow Down and be Mindful with Julie Reisler

Meet Julie Reisler

Julie Reisler is a master Life Designer coach with over ten years of coaching experience and a master’s degree in health & wellness coaching. Julie is the host and founder of the You-est You Podcast, with over 230+ episodes, and is the founder of the School of Sacredology, a big-hearted community for individuals looking to live from their heart and soul and go from fear to faith. Julie has been featured in Forbes magazine, MindBodyGreen, The Chopra Center, and Thrive Global. She is also a prominent teacher and guide on the popular app Insight Timer and is on the faculty at Georgetown University in their coaching program. To learn more about Julie and how she might support you on your You-est You journey, go to

Hey soul family! I am so glad you are here with me. I loved recording this episode and sharing this special story with you, and I hope you enjoy it too. It’s important to note that there is a lesson we can find in even the smallest of experiences. We just have to be open to them.  

The Turtle Story

About 6 months before Covid invaded all of our lives, I had an experience that would change my life. I was making the half-hour trek into DC to take my kids to school, then back to head to the gym to begin my hectic day. As I’m driving down a busy four-lane highway, I see a turtle directly in my path and come to a screeching halt. Somehow, there is no one on either side of me. While I’m frantically trying to figure out what to do with this turtle before traffic comes along, a car stops on the other side of the road. A woman gets out of her vehicle, leaps over the median, grabs the turtle, and carries it to the other side. 

Dumbfounded, I asked her, “How did you know what to do?” She quickly explained she was a turtle expert. What were the chances of that? She told me how to handle the situation if it happened again. Much to my surprise, it did…only a few weeks later. I was able to take her advice and help the turtle to safety. Shortly afterward, while I was at a retreat, I found the little turtle that sits on my desk. He reminds me that being slow, steady, and mindful is what I should aim for with each and every day. 


Slow and Steady

Getting into the mindset of the turtle, becoming mindful of living a slow and steady existence encompasses not only being kind and taking time to honor yourself but being with your emotions. It is essential to be with your physical body, as well as your mental, emotional and spiritual self. Just tuning in and being mindful of who you are at the core of your being. 

I know how busy everyone is with kids, partners, careers, but you have to take time either in the beginning or at the end of your day to be present. To make time for slow and steady energy and take a pace for grace. 

But for now, at this moment, stop and be mindful of how you can find your slow and steady. Your pace of grace. In what small way can you add this to your life? Being present in the midst of chaos? 


Tuning In

To truly be present and find that pace for grace, you need to be mindful of your authentic energy and how you can work with your natural state. If you are a high-energy person, how can you make slow and steady work for you? You also have to create healthy connections with yourself. Reaching into emotions you might not want to feel. You can’t bypass “negative” emotions simply because they aren’t happy or high vibe thoughts. Be present with them. Connect to your authenticity. 


Final Thoughts

I invite you to reflect on how you can better slow down, get into that mindful, slow, and steady turtle energy. How can you make your life more delicious by being mindful? Being present and living moment to moment and really savoring your life and enjoying life’s little gems? Take a look and then implement that pace for grace today.  


Sacred Connection

As always, this community is a sacred, safe place built on love and acceptance. It was created to help you evolve and expand into your highest self. Please share your wisdom, comments, thoughts. I love hearing from you and learning how you are being your truest, you-est you. Please join us in our Facebook group The You-est You Community for Soul Seekers

Join host Julie Reisler, author and multi-time TEDx speaker, each week to learn how you can tap into your best self and become your You-est You to achieve inner peace, happiness, and success at a deeper level! Tune in to hear powerful, inspirational stories and expert insights from entrepreneurs, industry thought leaders, and extraordinary human beings that will help to transform your life. Julie also shares a-ha moments that have shaped her life and career and discusses key concepts from her book Get a PhD in YOU

Here’s to your being your you-est you!



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