258 Elder Care Meets Mindfulness With Legal Expert Nicole Wipp

October 5, 2017

Nicole Wipp is a lawyer who specializes in elder law. She is a professional planner on a mission to empower people at all stages of life to take control of two issues: health details and end of life arrangements. She is a speaker who addresses the legal aspects of these topics and she is also the author of the book, “Dear Mom and Dad; Help Me Help You”. Nicole has survived being diagnosed with a rare, debilitating disease, an experience that has changed the way she views life and death.

Contact Info

Most Influential Person

  • Joel Walden

Effect on Emotions

  • I'm prone to anxiety just as I think a lot of people are. Mindfulness has really enabled me to conquer that and to be able to take a step back and allow myself to get out of that mode.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I couldn't tell you more about how important breathing is. If you don't understand that, that's just a 101. Breathing is huge. I do yogic breathing to increase the health and capacity of my lungs and I also do it for my mindful state.

Suggested Resources

Bullying Story

  • I experienced bullying as a child, definitely. In fact, when I was in my first year of high school, I literally had to get in fistfights to protect myself from bullies in my school.
  • You think about girls doing that kind of thing, but it's a real thing. I used to get in literal fistfights because I had to.
  • I didn't have a choice; either I got beat or I engaged. For me, that was something that made me stronger. They can be a very big source of despair.
  • I don't recommend letting that be the place that makes you stronger.  In business, I will tell you that in my niche, I definitely have other competitors that would much prefer me to be down in business.
  • One of the things that I've done to avoid that; I just don't pay attention to my competition.
  • So many people in business will say, pay attention to what your competition is doing. I actually find that for multiple reasons, that is not good business advice.
  • I don't pay attention to my competition, I don't pay attention to what they're doing, to what they're saying and I just run my business in a way that works for myself and my team. By doing that we've actually done very well. We've been extremely successful and then I don't worry about those things.