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111 episodes, 99 hours 54 mins
Remember This In Times Of Uncertainty - Marisa Peer
In a world of uncertainty, what can you control? The answer - Your thoughts.No matter what’s happening out there, you can always control what’s going on in your self-chatter regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic. In this Mindvalley podcast, we’re joined by Britain’s Number 1 Therapist and Mindvalley Legend Marisa Peer where she’ll be sharing her down to earth advice for these troubling times. Listen out for: The 5 Immune-System Booster Rules How to use your mind to stay calm and talk yourself out of anxiety Why you may be struggling with motivation right now Like this episode? Leave us a review on iTunes. Tag us @Mindvalley on Instagram or Twitter too! I You can experience Marisa’s Immune Boosting Meditation on her Instagram page - https://www.instagram.com/tv/B9-IBcPImYV/ Want more? Marisa is also offering a FREE Masterclass with Vishen to teach you The 5 Steps to Reprogramming Your Mind - https://go.mindvalley.com/MarisaPeerFreeMasterclass
Being Here is the Point
Being here is the point and everything else is extra. This podcast on self discovery was recorded at the Santa Cruz, CA. satsang on 02-09-2020. Hear other satsang talks on mindful living, spiritual healing and finding happiness by subscribing to Jon’s free podcasts and videos on YouTube! NEW: Experience live satsang, guided meditations and direct […]
Jisan Tova Green: For What Connects Us
Come meet Jisan Tova Green this Sunday. Tova is a Zen Priest from San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC) and has been in residence at SFZC for over twenty years. She received Dharma Transmission from Eijun Linda Cutts. She is currently the Liaison for the Branching Streams Zen Centers and sitting groups -- over 70 in the U.S. and nine in other countries.Tova co-founded the SFZC Queer Dharma Group in 2009 and the group Unpacking Whiteness – Reflection and Action in 2017. Tova has worked as a hospice social worker, plays the cello, and writes poetry.
Coronavirus Contemplations with Miles Neale & Isa Gucciardi (#105)
Jacob Kyle speaks with Miles Neale and Isa Gucciardi about the corona virus, how we can skillfully respond to the situation, and why contemplative practice is so important at this time.
Terry Tempest Williams: Finding Beauty in a Broken World
Tami Simon speaks with Terry Tempest Williams, a writer, naturalist, environmental activist, and author of several books including Finding Beauty in a Broken World and an original audio adaptation of the book, published by Sounds True. In this interview, Terry discusses her creative process as a writer and how she has been able to find beauty in a broken world. (47 minutes)
Lisa Lahey: Your Immunity to Change and How to Overcome It
Lisa Lahey, EdD, is an author, the codirector of the Minds at Work consulting firm, and a faculty member at Harvard University. She is a featured presenter for the Inner MBA program, a new Sounds True multimedia learning experience that explores how to bring principles of presence and conscious leadership to the business world. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Lisa about the inherent difficulty of making large personal changes—especially when they are essential to the advancement of your career. They talk about the inherent human resistance to change and the need to be fully aware of our "inner landscapes." Lisa explains how much of our resistance to change is rooted in self-protective patterns that need to be reckoned with before we can move forward. Tami and Lisa also discuss how to cultivate skills such as time management and communication, as well as what we can do to regulate work-based anxiety. Finally, Lisa details the three evolutionary steps ...
Ep. 333 – Awakening from the Grip of Fear with Tara Brach
Tara Brach joins Mindrolling for a discussion around awakening from the grip of fear, RAIN-ing on blame and judgment, and breaking the trance of unworthiness. Would you like to be part of the next generation of mindfulness meditation instructors? If so, we invite you to take a unique opportunity to study with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and become a certified instructor to guide others in their practice – The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program: A Two-Year Training Program for Teaching Awarenessand Compassion-Based Practices
TLS #331: How To Tap Into Your Inner Sense Of Peace During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Friends, I am so excited to share this week’s episode with you! Like so many of you, the mind in me has experienced all kinds of ups and downs as we face this pandemic. So today, I’m sharing a way to access the well of calm and wisdom that is within all of us. In this “interactive episode” of sorts, I’ll give you some questions to ask your inner voice about how to handle this global situation. There is an overload of advice and information out there. So today I want you to take a moment to get some advice directly FROM you, FOR you, about which actions are best for YOU in order to both protect others and care for yourself. In times like this, it becomes especially clear that we are all connected. Even if you’re not ready to ask your inner voice about the pandemic just yet, this episode is a great way to tune out some of the anxiety around us and get centered. I can’t wait for you to hear this one. Remember, we’re all in this together. [Tweet "“You are so allowed to feel wha...
Turning Tragedy into Triumph with Amberly Lago
I am so excited about today’s episode — both because I’m interviewing someone I deeply admire, the inspiring Amberly Lago, and because this show couldn’t have come at a more divine time with all that’s going on in the world today. Amberly is someone I would call a “resiliency expert,” and she She now helps millions of others discover how to persevere and live life to the fullest regardless of circumstances through her writing, speaking, podcasts and workshops.
Finding Peace and Love Amidst the Chaos
As we are in the middle of a global pandemic that is causing so much fear and confusion, I wanted to offer you a bonus episode with a free meditation to help you promote relaxation and peace. It's such a confusing time right now, and the events of the last few weeks don’t make sense to anyone. Some people are scared, angry, anxious or unsure how to feel. And I understand why. Nothing can prepare us for a global crisis like this.
David Adger, "Language Unlimited: The Science Behind Our Most Creative Power" (Oxford UP, 2019)
David Adger is Professor of Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London, where he is Head of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film. He has served as President of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain since 2015, and has authored a number of monographs on syntactic theory, in addition to the widely used undergraduate textbook Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach (Oxford University Press, 2003). In his book, Language Unlimited: The Science Behind Our Most Creative Power (Oxford University Press, 2019), Adger brings foundational ideas in the cognitive science of language to a popular audience. The book moves quickly from an engaging call to linguistics to the three deep explanatory features of human language that frame the rest of the book, namely: our “sense” of syntactic structure; compositionality; and recursivity. Adger explores these deep aspects of language in areas such as how children learn languages, why some kinds of languages are unlearnable, and the appare...
Surviving Break-Ups and Divorce: How to Mend a Broken Heart
Breaking up is hard to do, and time-stamped events (like, say, Valentine’s Day) can make the pain of a broken heart stand out even more than usual. As painful as it may feel, you’re not alone in what you’re experiencing. Join Yael and Debbie for a conversation about common responses to break-ups and how you can take steps towards healing.Join us as we draw from psychological science, clinical examples, and personal experiences to discuss practices that can help you to mend your heart. Listen and Learn: * Why you might have such extreme emotional responses (or not) in response to breaking up.* How to turn towards your pain with openness and acceptance Strategies to manage the pain and prevent persistent suffering* The role of self-compassion, forgiveness, and seeking kindness* How to translate pain into wisdom and growth* And, most importantly, that whatever you are experiencing, you are not alone Resources: * How to Fix a Broken Heart by Guy Winch* The Wisdom of a Broken Heart by...
283: Overcoming Adversity With Turia Pitt
Turia Pitt is living proof that, with the right mindset, anything is possible. Caught in a grassfire while competing in a 100km ultramarathon in 2011, Turia suffered full thickness burns to 65% of her body. But surviving is the least of her achievements. One of Australia’s most admired and widely recognised people, Turia has gone on to become a bestselling author, two-time Ironman and humanitarian - raising well over a million dollars for not-for-profit Interplast. Through her online presence, books and online programs, Turia has inspired millions to live with more confidence, drop their fears and smash epic goals. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Loretta Breuning - Retrain Your Brain to Boost the Happy Chemicals
Loretta Breuning, Ph.D. is author of the book, "Habits of a Healthy Brain -- Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Endorphin Levels". Loretta shares how we can retrain our brains to turn on the chemicals that make us happier -- and increase our overall feelings of satisfaction. She founded the Inner Mammal Institute where she provides resources that help people rewire their brains and build new neural pathways. Resources Loretta’s Reading List: https://innermammalinstitute.org/readinglist/ Loretta’s Book: Habits of a Happy Brain For more on the Muse Headband: choosemuse.com/ For more Untangle Podcasts: meditationstudioapp.com/podcasts
Michael Singer: Living From a Place of Surrender
Michael Singer is a spiritual teacher, entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of the spiritual classic The Untethered Soul. He has collaborated with Sounds True to release the online course Living from a Place of Surrender: The Untethered Soul in Action. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Michael about the core idea of his teachings: that it is only through complete surrender to the essence of the moment that we experience life's full potential. They talk about what this sense of surrender actually means when it comes to decision-making and day-to-day activities, as well as how to recognize when we are still clinging to resistance. Michael explains how to take a "witness position" and let go of the arbitrary attachments that inhibit surrender. Finally, Tami and Michael discuss the application of these ideas to those things we truly value, including bringing the idea of surrender to social and environmental activism. (63 minutes)
Ep. 116 - Nourishing Your Emotional Well-Being with Dr. Sona Dimidjian
For Episode 116 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon shares a conversation with Dr. Sona Dimidjian. Dr. SonaDimidjian is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on cultivating mental health and wellness among women, children,and families. She develops and studies programs and practices in education and healthcare settings, with an emphasis on navigating key developmental transitions, such as the perinatal period, early childhood, and adolescence. She also has a longstanding interest in expanding access, scaling, and sustaining effective programs, using both digital technology and community-based partnerships. In this episode, Sharon speaks with Sona about cultivating resilience with meditation practice, managing our overwhelming emotions with mindfulness and nourishing a mother's well being while expecting and during postpartum. Sona closes the podcast with a short breathing practice that originates from h...
George Coyne and Guy Consolmagno — Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God
The wise and beloved Vatican astronomer Father George Coyne died last week. Like most of the Vatican astronomers across history, he was a Jesuit. More than 30 objects on the moon are named after the Jesuits who mapped it, and ten Jesuits in history have had asteroids named after them. Father Coyne was one of the few with this distinction, alongside his friend and fellow Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno. In a conversation filled with laughter, we experience a spacious way to approach life, faith, and the universe.
Creating an Art Habit for Mindfulness: Make Light Season 5, Episode 8
Join Karen as she shares tips for creating an art habit to help you stay on top of your new year's resolution game -- and become an artist in the process.
Stephen Mitchell on the Questioning Mind
Stephen Mitchell is an author and translator who has dedicated much of his life to Zen practice.Eric and Stephen have an in depth discussion about the questioning mind as well as his work of translating many famous texts, including theTao Te Ching,Bhagavad Gita, and Rilke’s“Letters To aYoung Poet”.Stephen has also co-authored many books with his wife,Byron Katie, who is a former guest on the show. Need help with completing your goals in 2020?The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed.Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month.It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you! In This Interview, Stephen Mitchell and I Discuss the Questioning Mind and…The parable: how reality cannot be broken into good or bad, it’s just what is.When authe...
Indistractable with Nir Eyal
Do you find yourself so distracted by your phone, email, text, or social media that it’s pulling you away from things that matter? According to Nir Eyal, author of the best-selling book Indistractable, technology is not the enemy. We merely need to learn how to identify and manage the internal and external triggers that lead to distraction and make more time for traction--showing up for what matters. Join Jill for her first Psychologists Off The Clock interview with Nir Eyal as they talk about how to make yourself indistractable. Listen and Learn: * What is distraction, and its opposite, traction* Why we get so easily distracted* What are internal and external triggers of distraction* How we can change our relationship to internal triggers* How we can change our environment to “hack back” external distractions About Nir Eyal Nir Eyalwrites, consults, and teaches about the intersection ofpsychology, technology, and business.TheM.I.T. Technology Reviewdubbed Nir, "The Prophet ofHab...
Fleet Maull on Radical Responsibility
Fleet Maull is an author, consultant, trainer, meditation teacher and executive coach who facilitates deep transformation for individuals and organizations through his philosophy and program of Radical Responsibility. Fleet is a senior mindfulness meditation teacher in 2 highly respected traditions and is also a Roshi, or Zen Master, and dharma successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman of The Zen Peacemakers Community. In this episode, Eric and Fleet discuss his book,Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose and Become An Unstoppable Force For Good. Need help with completing your goals in 2020?The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed.Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month.It’s that simple and we’ll give you go...
#225: Happiness Takes Work | Sonja Lyubomirsky
Sonja Lyubomirsky has been studying human happiness for 30 years. As a professor at the University of California Riverside, her research has centered around things people can do to become happier. In this episode she talks about her findings, including the power of social connection and how that might just be the key ingredient to happiness. She also talks about how we can increase our level of social connection. Show notes: www.tenpercent.com/podcast Sonjas Website: http://drsonja.net/about-sonja/ Sonjas Books: https://www.amazon.com/Sonja-Lyubomirsky/e/B001JP269S/ Sonja at UC Riverside: https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/sonja Sonja on Ten Percent Happier: https://10percenthappier.app.link/0E69lbTsH3 Check out the new Ten Percent Happier course on Health Habits with Kelly McGonigal and Alexis Santos: WWW.TENPERCENT.COM/HABITS In the App: https://10percenthappier.app.link/gAd07mXoo2 References in the show: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Sus...
#226: The Dharma of Instagram | Yung Pueblo
Yung Pueblo (Diego Perez) grew up in poverty after his family immigrated from Ecuador to Boston, Massachusetts. He fell into heavy drugs in his college years, consumed in misery and sadness, before going on his first Vipassana meditation retreat. There, he learned how to accept and embrace change in ones self, be present in the moment and find joy in both the ups and downs of life. Now a well-known meditator, writer and public speaker, Yung Pueblo uses a plethora of social media platforms to help others on their own journeys towards a free life. Plug Zone Website: http://yungpueblo.com/ Book - Inward: https://www.amazon.com/Inward-Yung-Pueblo/dp/1449495753 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yung_pueblo Twitter: https://twitter.com/YungPueblo Ten Percent Happier Podcast Insiders Feedback Group: https://10percenthappier.typeform.com/to/vHz4q4 Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326
Climate Change: How Can We Welcome Upsetting Truths?
Recent severe environmental events have made facing climate change urgent. We talk with Jeffrey Kiehl, PhD, climate scientist, Jungian analyst, and author, about bringing a psychological perspective to our present situation and the process of change.
To Succeed at Anything, Do This.
Success is not just about knowing what to do. It's about doing it. Information, plans and goals, alone, will not get you where you want to go. Nor will willpower. Success at anything truly meaningful is about something bigger. Today’s show and, in fact, the first three Thursday episodes of the year are going to be very different. Instead of deep-dive conversations with guests, it’s just going to be Jonathan, going deep into three key topics. Today’s immersion is all about how to find success accomplishing big, meaningful things. There’ll be a ton of myth-busting and you'll learn something called Success Scaffolding, a unique approach to making big things happen, especially things you’ve tried and failed at many times before. We’ve shared Success Scaffolding before, but over the years, we keep refining it and making it better and better. So, you’ll want to give this episode a listen with fresh ears even if you've listened to past episodes about it, because there are a bunch of...
#219: Making and Breaking Habits, Sanely | Kelly McGonigal
For as long as she can remember, Kelly McGonigal has felt motivated to understand the causes of pain and suffering and find ways to relieve them. This motivation led her to pursue a career in psychology and cultivate a meditation practice. In this episode Kelly talks about the types of meditation that have the biggest impact for her and how she integrates them into her daily life. She also discusses her new book, "The Joy of Movement," which she hopes will help change the negative perceptions some have about exercise. Calling her book a love letter to movement and human nature, she believes movement can help us access the positive states of bliss, joy, hope, and connection. She also offers practical tips for building healthy habits. Check out the new Ten Percent Happier course on healthy habits with Kelly McGonigal: http://www.tenpercent.com/habits (App: https://10percenthappier.app.link/gAd07mXoo2) Plugzone: - Website: http://kellymcgonigal.com/ - "The Joy of Movement": https://www...
Episode 145: PMS And PMDD + Why Mindset Matters For Our Health With Kirsten Karchmer
This week, I’m talking to Kirsten Karchmer. Kirsten is a health-tech pioneer and women’s health expert. She’s the founder and CEO of Brazen, where she’s leading a women’s health revolution committed to significantly improving the lives and clinical outcomes of women with PMS, menstrual cramps, PCOS, endometriosis, and infertility. Kirsten has helped more than 10,000 women over the last twenty years improve their health, menstrual cycles, and fertility. Her new book, Seeing Red, is out now. In this episode, Kirsten and I discuss how every piece of the menstrual cycle tells us something about our bodies, why it’s important to talk about PMS and PMDD right now (15% of people with PMDD will have one suicide attempt in their lifetime), how to better communicate with our partners, family, and friends about the symptoms we face each month during our periods (and how they can support us), and why mindset and surrendering play such an important role in our health. Here’s Kirsten Show ...
Episode 144: Creating Rituals And Tradition Without Religion + Embracing Ambiguity With Sasha Saga
This week, I’m talking to Sasha Sagan. Sasha has worked as a writer, television producer, filmmaker, and editor. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine and O. the Oprah Magazine, among others. She recently debuted her first book, For Small Creatures Such as We. In this episode, Sasha and I discuss the difference between being atheist/agnostic/secular, why she believes there is third option beyond “believing” and “not believing, ” tolerating ambiguity, creating rituals and tradition without religion, and honoring your family’s traditions while creating your own. Here’s Sasha: Show Notes: Inner Piece Puzzles Sasha Sagan’s Website + Instagram For Small Creatures Such As We Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction Christianity: A Very Short Introduction Jesus: A Very Short Introduction Judaism: A Very Short Introduction Islam: A Very Short Introduction Atheism: A Very Short Introduction African Religions: A Very Short Introduction Cosmos (book) Cosmos (National Geographic show) *...
Siblings are embedded in the human psyche as they are in life. Even if one lacks siblings, there is ready access to them through friends, fairy tales, myths, and scripture. All feature multiple experiences and examples of sibling solidarity and siblings as shadow carriers.
193: How to Listen to Your Soul (with Thirza Voysey)
Listening is a part of everyday life, right? We listen to our children, our spouse, our friends, our coworkers. But how often do we pause and listen to ourselves? In this episode, Thirza Voysey talks about ways we can slow down, tune into our souls and find fulfillment.
The Wisdom of the Body in Healing with Patti Elledge
Today on the show we have Patti Elledge back again to talk about how we can heal our early developmental wounds, attachment wounds, trauma, abuse and more by working with the wisdom of the body. This is not a show about "body work," but instead a show about how we learn to feel our emotions, our felt sense and use our body as a navigation system for healing old wounding.
Reboot Women's Conversations: Making Space for Your Own Truth
This Reboot Extra marks first of a Women’s Conversation series, a collaborative discussion with Reboot’s coaches who identify as women, on the realities of women in work and life. In this first episode, Reboot Co-founder Ali Schultz and fellow senior coach Heather Jassy acknowledge and reflect on the many ways in which women are affected by gender biases in the workplace and the ways in which those barriers can distort and conflate their notions of value and self-worth.
When Old Maps No Longer Work - with Dylan Bowman & Jerry Colonna
In this episode of the Reboot Podcast, we welcome professional ultramarathon runner Dylan Bowman. After an explosive season of personal successes on the race circuit, Dylan shares how an abrupt series of injuries and unexpected setbacks rattled his perceptions of control and precipitated questions about identity and self-worth.
Sometimes You Just Have to Stop - with Neil Sattin
With all the focus on ways to improve your relationship, growth and change can become something of an obsession. However, sometimes all the effort can create even more problems. So...it's helpful to know when it's time to just...stop. There are particular ways that can be beneficial - to your health and the health of your relationship. In this episode, I give you three specific ways to "stop" that can potentially jumpstart the "flow" in your relationship.
78: Eric Klein- Sacred Sanity for Crazy Times: Wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita
For Life on Purpose Episode #78, my guest is spiritual teacher, entrepreneur, author, and coach Eric Klein, who for the past three decades has been a leading voice in the movement to bring greater spirit, mindfulness, and meaning to the workplace through his writing, training, and speaking via his company Dharma Consulting. Eric joined me for a very timely conversation on his new course Sacred Sanity for Crazy Times: Wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita, based on the teachings of one of the world’s most precious texts of spiritual wisdom, which Eric calls a guidebook for out times. We attempt to answer the question: "How can you stay connected to your deepest purpose and wisdom – even in difficult and uncertain times?" We also discussed the concept of dharma; the difference between knowledge and wisdom; how to re-engage with the lantern of illumination; the benefits of a meditation; practice vs. non-attachment; and the three levels of awakening to our deeper purpose. “The challenges of ...
Dan Millman: Everyday Enlightenment
The Twelve Gateways to Personal GrowthGuest: Dan MillmanBestselling Author ofThe Way of the Peaceful Warrior Wouldn’t it be great to have a road map for life? Bestselling author and wisdom warrior Dan Millman brings enlightenment down to earth. Shift confusion to clarity and discover how to balance your mind, body and emotions. Millman offers tools for finding peace in chaos as you face everyday life. Take a breath. PeacefulWarrior.com
#82: How Dogs Can Help Us Become Better Humans with Celebrity Dog Trainer Tamar Geller
We spend countless hours training our dogs, but how often do we consider what they have to teach us? Dogs teach us so many important life lessons. They teach us about gratitude, love and compassion, being present, and so much more. When humans bring a dog into their lives, they are most often looking for a companion; what they may not realize is that they are getting a teacher as well.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Tamar Geller, a celebrity dog trainer, a New York Times bestselling author, and as Oprah says “A Life Coach for Dogs and their People.” Tamar has revolutionized the way dog training is done. The Loved Dog method that Tamar created over 30 years ago is based on the knowledge she acquired as an Intelligence Officer with the Israeli Elite Special Forces, from the respect she gained for the wisdom of nature while observing wolves in the wild, and her devotion to personal growth.Tamar helps dogs and their people develop a relationship that is base...
Dr. Alex Korb - Wired for Joy: The Neuroscience of Happiness
What is happiness in the brain? Dr. Alex Korb is a neuroscientist, author, and coach. He teaches people how to use the power of neuroscience to take control of their well-being. We talk to him about the neural nature of happiness. Alex shares several practical tips so you can learn how to make choices and take action to bring more joy into your life!
Unleashing Your Creativity with Josh Rossi
Josh Rossi is a digital artist, photographer, speaker and entrepreneur In this episode, we spoke about:- Josh’s work as a commercial photographer and digital artist- His remarkable viral photoshoots and the positive impact they’ve made - How to not be scared of putting yourself and work out there- How to turn your passion intro business- Influencer marketing- How to strategize finishing your projects- How to take what you love doing and add something different make it fresh- How being open to new possibilities can lead you in the right direction- How to ask the right questions to progress in your career and much more. For information about Josh’s courses, click here. Watch the Turning Kids Into Superheroes Video here. The book he recommended was22 Immutable Laws of Marketing Sign up for my weekly(ish) email for all our giveaways and updateshere. Ione Butler Facebook Instagram Twitter Podcast Website IMDB Uplifting Content Josh Rossi Website Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube Link...
Joshua and Ryan talk about consumerism, the successes and failures of modern society, the price of progress, and whether civilization has actually made us less civilized with author and podcaster Dr. Christopher Ryan, and they answer the following questions: Are technological advances primarily benefiting or degrading our society? (04:04) How do I survive and thrive in traditional mating rituals in a world that is becoming increasingly digital? (17:53) How much sacrifice is too much sacrifice? (30:46) Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support
Partings & Farewells
Partings connote a finality of farewell that signifies completion of a relationship. We may part from a stage of life, depart from home or college, or say farewell to a person, process or project. Partings signify the end of a story that has been told and reached conclusion. The Japanese tale of Princess Moonbeam illustrates the importance of accepting a necessary ending: those who could not do so were turned into statues, fixed in eternal stasis.
Shenandoah Chefalo – Garbage Bag Suitcase
What a delightful conversation I engaged in with the passionate and compassionate Shenandoah Chefalo, author of Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Memoir and faculty member of The Center for Trauma Resilient Communities. We dove into the depths of: the healing work of Crossnore and The Center for Trauma Resilient Communities growing up in the foster care … Continue reading Shenandoah Chefalo – Garbage Bag Suitcase →
Gather Up Your Brokenness: Love, Imperfection, & Human Ideals (Part 1)
In celebration of our Holiday Giving Drive, we are unlocking a full seminar by Polly Young-Eisendrath, “Gather Up Your Brokenness: Love, Imperfection, & Human Ideals”. You can be a part of this campaign by visiting our website and making a donation. Donors at the Supporter level and above will be acknowledged in the credits of this podcast. There are other benefits to donating so please consider visiting our website and making a contribution. This episode is the first half of “Gather Up Your Brokenness: Love, Imperfection, & Human Ideals”. The second half will be published later this month. In the poetic tradition of Zen monk and bard, Leonard Cohen, this presentation celebrates our brokenness. Often, we hear about grieving our mistakes, failures, losses and imperfections, but rarely do we learn how to mine them for their richness. Because human beings are naturally broken – with personalities that are largely unconscious, reactive and hard to manage – we have countless opport...
Episode 151 - Paths of Wisdom
On this episode, Michael Meade explores the root meanings of wisdom and what is required to follow the path to deeper knowledge. He considers how the healing and transformation needed now, both individually and collectively, require going into the exact places that are most difficult for us. In following this path, we encounter hidden resources and an inner gold that connects us to the source of wisdom. During this time of division and isolation, Meade suggests that whereas simple knowledge tends to divide things, genuine wisdom tends to make meaningful unity possible. Thank you for listening to this podcast. If you would like to hear more from Michael Meade, you can save 25% on all of his book and audio titles through the end of the year using promo code SOUL. Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/store. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium. Become a member with a $10/month subscription ...
Climate change anxiety
There’s more and more scientific evidence that climate change is having a major impact on our planet. Recently more than 11,000 scientists across the world declared a climate emergency, and many of us are experiencing grief, anxiety and powerlessness about the future. We discuss the connection between climate change and mental health, and the strategies we need to maintain hope and take action.
Bessel van Der Kolk - The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, & Body in the Healing of Trauma
Order Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's Best Selling Book here: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the healing of TraumaThis Podcast is brought to you by: Picmonic - USE THIS LINK TO GET 20% OFF ANY PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP:https://www.picmonic.com/affiliate/medspirationLDW19 Picmonic has a visual learning platform that will help anyone in healthcare learn more in less time, so they can rock course exams, boards, and become more competent providers!Using their learning tools has been proven to increase long term memory retention up to 331%! Picmonic helped me with my USMLE Step 1 studies & can help also help studentNPs, PAs, Pharm Ds, RNs, LPNs, paramedics & those in premed. We've partnered with them to bring you an INCREDIBLE OFFER: You can check them out @: Picmonic.com & sign up for FREE & you’ll get instant access to a free video and quiz questions every day - no credit card required. Use the promo code Medspiration for 20% off any Premium subscription! According to the CDC's Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACE study): there is a direct link between childhood trauma & adult onset of chronic disease as well as depression, suicide, being violent, & a victim of violence & drug abuse. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/acestudy/about.html Adverse Childhood Experiences are defined as:Kids who grew up in environments that included psychological, physical, or sexual abuse &/or domestic violence, neglect, living with a substance abuser, someone who is mentally ill, suicidal, or ever sent to prison. Persons who have experienced four or morecategories of childhood exposure, compared to those who had experienced none, had 4 to 12-fold increased health risks for alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, & suicide attempt; a 2- to 4-fold increase in smoking, poor self-rated health, 50+ sexual intercoursepartners, and sexually transmitted disease; and a 1.4- to 1.6-fold increase in physical inactivity and severe obesity. Individuals with greater than 6 ACEs die on average 20 years earlier than those who don't! This body of research brought me to our guest today: Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma & he’s spent over 3 decades working with survivors.Dr. Bessel is a member of the first neuro-imaging team to investigate how trauma changes brain processes, and he did the first research linking Bipolar Disorder and deliberate self-injury to trauma and neglect in early childhood. He did the first studies on the effects of SSRIs on PTSD; & also some of the first studies on the benefits of Yoga & EMDR. His NYT best selling book - The Body Keeps Score - Brain Mind & Body in the Healing of Trauma uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both the body & brain & it completely Transformed my understanding of human physiology! If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to our podcast & rate it 5 stars:MEDspiration Podcast on AppleYou can find Dr. Bessel on Social Media:Instagram: @bessel_van & @thebodykeepsthescoreFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebodykeepsthescore/Visit Dr. Bessel's Website for exclusive offers: https://besselvanderkolk.net/
Mark Nepo: Inside the Miracle
Mark Nepo is a renowned poet, philosopher, author, master storyteller and spiritual teacher. He has appeared numerous times on Oprah, hisBook of Awakeningwas a #1 New York Times bestseller and his newest book,Inside the Miracle, explores how we can move through suffering with grace and resilience. As Mark shares in this wide-ranging conversation, his darkest moment came in 1987, when he was diagnosed with lymphoma, which then led him into three years of treatment that eventually brought him back to health, but also pulled him through a brutal, yet awakening experience in its own right. Somehow, out of that moment, he was able to reconnect with a deeper sense of spirit and emerge not just in a different place, but a changed man. We explore all of this, as well as his lens on God, spirituality, truth, expression, relationships and so much more. And, at the end, as a special offering, he reads two beautiful poems to close the conversation.
John O’Leary: Forged By Fire
Today's guest,John O'Leary, has lived through worse than most can imagine. At age nine, a fire burned 100% of his body. Hespent five months in the hospital, underwent dozens of surgeries, lost all of his fingers to amputation and had to relearn to walk, write, and feed himself. He endured, persevered, and survived – largely because others emerged, served and inspired. He now lives to share the life-giving lessons from his story ina new book,On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life. In This episode, You’ll Learn:+How the fire that burned him affected his siblings.What it was like to date and eventually find love and marryWhy the great goal of his life for so many years was just to be ordinaryHow he was called from carpenter and roof layer, to international inspirational speaker.How a book his parents wrote to say thank you to their community altered the course of his life forever.Four questions that you can ask yourself every day that will allow you to live an awe...
Amy Koppelman: On Writing, Darkness, Love and Life
Today's guest,Amy Koppelman, is a three-time novelist (so far), mom and an incredibly insightful human being.Her latest novel isHesitation Wounds. Amy's second book,I SMILE BACK, was turned into amovie starring Sarah Silverman that premiered at the 2015 Sundance, Toronto and Deauville Film Festivals. I wanted to sit down with Amy, because I was drawn in by her immediate, visceral writing voice, her willingness to explore places that might scare off many others and also because of her lens on the writing journey and on life. In this conversation, not only does Amy share a bundle of unfiltered advice on the creative writing process, she also takes us, very transparently, into her personal journey and her lifelong dance with depression, becoming a mom and wife and author and how each affected the other. Listen in for some insightful thoughts on traversing the creative writing process to write your best work. In This Episode, You’ll Learn:Why every creative writer’s process has to be ...
Anders Ericsson: Dismantling the 10,000 Hour Rule
Ever hear of the 10,000 rule? The idea that it takes 10,000 hours to become world-class at anything? Well, what if it wasn't true? And, what if the research it was based on actually said something very different? Something that somehow got "lost in translation" when the data went mainstream. In today's conversation, we sit down with K. Anders Ericsson, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He studieswhat it takes to be the best in the world in domains such as music, chess, medicine, and sports. And it was his research that served of the basis for the now wildly popular 10,000 hour rule that's been cited in some of the biggest books of the last 10 years.. Problem is, as you're about to discover, it's a lie. There never was a 10,000 rule. That number, along with the idea of a "rule," is based on a series of misinterpretations of his work. In this new book,Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise,and in today's conversation, Ericssonfinally sets the record st...
Mark Manson: On Pain, Possibility and Profanity
The first time I stumbled upon Mark Manson's writing, I didn't know what to do. It was a complete pattern interrupt. The issues were raw and real, the ideas were rich and his lens was so contrarian and refreshing it made me think. Really think. But, then, there was the language. This particular essay was wall-to-wall F-bombs. I was having trouble reconciling the depth of thought with the width of profanity. I found myself diving into more of his work, and discovered that I wasn't the only one. Some 2 million people read him every month. Waiting for his next philosophical provocation. When I heard Mark had a new book out, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to sit down with him and dive into his bigger story. To get to know the person behind the writing. In this week's conversation, Mark and I take a meandering road through everything from global travel and which country emotes more than others to a more nuanced conversation of pain, possibility, writing and exactly how, when an...
What Story Is Your Life Telling?
There’s a line in the Good Life Project Living Creed: “Life is a story, if you wouldn’t read the one you’re telling, write a different ending.” That’s what today’s short and sweet GLP Riff is all about; the role of stories in our lives. What is the story you’re telling with the way you’re living […] The post What Story Is Your Life Telling? appeared first on Good LifeProject.
Mark Nepo: Being Faithful to the Truth of the Journey
This week's guest,Mark Nepo, is a renowned poet, philosopher, author, master storyteller and spiritual teacher. He has appeared numerous times on Oprah, hisBook of Awakeningwas a #1 New York Times bestseller. Mark originally appeared on the show about a year ago, where we explored his bigger life story, how cancer forever changed him, physically, psychologically and spiritually and his relationship with faith and spirituality. In this episode, we invite Mark Nepo back to explore a different topic; living in a rapidly changing world, poetry as truth and life, not just words and how we're called to live and lead. This year is also a special year as Mark has released two books, The One Life We're Given: Finding the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart and the three-part collection of 20 years of his original poems and essays,The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting.
Certainty Anchors: Finding Calm in a Stormy World
Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’re living in uncertain times. And, that can have a pretty life-stifling effect on us. It can impact everything from state-of-mind to our physical health and even our creative and mental abilities. Question is, if you can’t change the immediate circumstance at work or in life, is there something […] The post Certainty Anchors: Finding Calm in a Stormy World appeared first on Good LifeProject.
Latham Thomas: On Birth, Surrender, Wisdom and Ease
Guest: Latham Thomas is a wellness & birth coach/doula and founder of maternity brand, Mama Glow, as well as the author of Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy. She’s on a mission to transform maternal wellness. Latham's practice provides support to pre/postnatal women along their journey to motherhood offering culinary and nutritional services, yoga, and birth coaching services. Latham has become the go-to-guru for modern, holistic living for women during pregnancy and beyond! She also serves as the Maternity Wellness expert on the Advisory Board of Yahoo! Health and has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Good Day NY, CBS News, Fast Company, Black Enterprise, Essence, Fit Pregnancy and so much more. Her forthcoming book, Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within is available for pre-order now. Rockstar sponsors: Get paid online, on-time with Freshbooks! Today's show is supported by FreshBooks, cloud accounting software tha...
Caroline Adams Miller: The Road to Grit.
Guest:For almost three decadesCarolineAdams Miller, MAPP has been a leading voice in applying the science of goal-setting, grit, happiness and success. In 2015, she was named “one of the ten Positive Psychology coaches to follow.” Her latest book is, Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose. Story: A fiercely-competitive athlete and academic even in her youth, Miller was exposed to Bulimia at the age of 14 and turned to it as an outlet and control mechanism. Outwardly successful by every external measure, she eventually attended Harvard, got married and started a family, all the while keeping her disorder secret. Until one day, gripped by the need to control her disorder any more, she began to reveal her secret life and seek help. Fortunately, she heard the right words at the right time during a support group meeting, which helped turn her life into one of purpose. Caroline drew upon this life-changing experience to write a book a...
Glennon Doyle: Love Warrior, Activist, Change-Maker [Best Of]
Glennon Doyle is an author, activist, founder of Momastery.com and co-founder of the Compassion Collective andTogether Rising, a non-profit that has raised more five million dollars for women and children in crisis. Her latest book, LOVE WARRIOR is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and the Oprah's Book Club selection. I sat down with Glennon the morning after she had wrapped one of her gatherings at the legendary BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York City, where she was joined by a multi-denominational collective on-stage, including Alicia Keys who was so moved she couldn't help but belt out an impromptu song before leaving. In this conversation, we dip into her memoir. But that's more of a jumping off point that leads us into some very different waters, from leading as an introvert, her feelings about faith and how it informs what she's creating to how she's moving into a season of her life where the line between public and private, art and service, love and leading is shifting ...
To Read Emotion, Don't Look, Listen.
As the world goes digital, we yearn for more tactile experiences. And, in our Good Life Science news, if you want to be a human emotion detector, don't look...listen. Good Life Riff:As the world has gone digital, we feel pain. Sure, there are benefits to an electronic existence, but truth is, we are wired to experience life in a more tactile, touch-driven way. Pinching, sliding and tapping screens doesn't cut it. We need to touch, create, make and build with our hands, bodies and tools, working with materials in three-dimension. Right now, that need is going largely unfilled. But, there's a counter-movement afoot to take that back. We call it The Touch Economy. That's what we're exploring in today's GLP Riff. Good Life Science: And, in our Good Life Science segment, we're diving into some fascinating new research on how we pick up on the emotions of those around us. For years, the emphasis on been on seeing faces, decoding expressions and micro-expressions. Turns out, new research s...
Validation Fever | Heart Science.
Asking for honesty, but seeking validation? This tends to be the time of year where we look at making changes in everything from fitness and relationships and to careers, locations and beyond. And, the bigger the decision, the more we tend to look to others for advice. But, all too often, a request for honest input is really a veiled yearning for validation. We've already made up our mind, we just want permission, often to do the thing that'd keep us in a box of illusion and complacency. We’re so wrapped up in the quest for validation, we’ve forgotten that real change only happens when we stop seeking validation and start seeking the truth. That's what we're talking about in today's GLP Riff. Good Life Science:We know exercise is good for your heart, but can it actually "reverse" the damage done by years of inactivity? In our Good Life Science segment, we're diving into some fascinating new research on a very specific approach to exercise, and how it can reverse a specific and ins...
Scott Stabile: Big Love.
Scott Stabile had every reason to be angry with the world, but he chose love instead. At the age of 14, Scott's parents were killed at the market they ran, leaving behind a family of seven kids. Stabile was the baby of the group, and nine years later, his brother overdosed and died from a heroine addiction. In those years, he was surrounded by a lot of tragedy, addiction and loss. And, he buried it all, keeping it secret through school, until eventually, it couldn't stay buried any longer. His awakening eventually led him into a journey of discovery where his deep seeking for answers and connection led him to San Francisco and eventually into the embrace of a cult, where he stayed for many years. Flowing through all of this was Scott's internal, turned external struggle with his sexuality as a gay man at a time when being out was a very different experience than it is now. Through it all, though, Scott continually found a way to turn back to love. And eventually, he made a choice th...
David Richo on Navigating the Five Givens in Life
An interesting discussion about the ingredients of a life with meaning, character, depth, and compassion.
Ep 32: Holding Space for Not Knowing
In today’s episode we're talking about holding space for not knowing. Why are we- culturally- people who think we need to know things? There is an underlying assumption that we can know definitive capital T truths- and we want bedrock answers. We want to avoid the feeling of groundlessness that comes with not definitively knowing things. The trouble with that is that we look outside of ourselves for prescriptions of how to live, and we create a society where the stronger your opinion the more right you must be. We wind up without space for sourcing our own answers, or for differing viewpoints, or for the experience of evolving understandings that can shift over time and be alive in their unfolding... so let’s delight in some groundlessness today!
Actually Loving What Arises
In today’s episode we're talking about what actually loving what arises looks like in practice. We’ve all heard the trite spiritual phrases like “meet whatever arises with acceptance” and “Love everything in your experience” “do not judge yourself or others” and trite as they are, and as frequently repeated as they are, genuinely landing in the deep granular practice that these phrases point to is, well, not the most straightforward thing in the world.
Living From the Heart: A Conversation with John Pendergast
John J. Prendergast, PhD, is a psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, and founder and editor-in-chief of Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology. John met his first teacher, Advaita master Jean Klein, in 1983 and began studying with one of our favorite teachers, Adyashanti, in 2001.
Turning Towards Our Triggers
This week we’re discussing turning towards the ache. We can often either resist the situations that trigger us. Or once we get triggered we can collapse into patterns of shame or blame. What if we instead met our triggers with an attitude of curiosity? What if we leaned into what we were afraid of as an opportunity to grow past the fear? In this conversation we are sharing our recent personal experiences of embracing the attitude of empowerment and moving towards what scares us.
Jennifer Bailey and Lennon Flowers — An Invitation to Brave Space
Lennon Flowers and Rev. Jennifer Bailey embody a particular wisdom of millennials around grief, loss, and faith. Together they created The People’s Supper, which uses shared meals to build trust and connection among people of different identities and perspectives. Since 2017, they have hosted more than 1,500 meals. In the words they use, the practices they cultivate (some of which we’ve collected on onbeing.org), and the way they think, Flowers and Bailey issue an invitation not to safe space, but to brave space.
What the Joker Gets Right & Wrong About Mental Health and 7 Ways We Can Improve Ours
Have you seen The Joker? This film fascinated me. I’ve been through moments of depression and really low-points, so I watched it from the perspective of a student of mental health. My favorite quote from the film was, “The worst part about having a mental illness is that people expect you to behave as if you don’t.” Have you ever felt this? In this episode, I want to help break the stigma of mental health and give you the tools to improve yours.
Empathy for mental health through the arts
The Big Anxiety festival uses the arts and lived experience to re-imagine mental health. Through creativity and innovative technology, empathy replaces fear and stigma. Virtual reality worlds open up to an optimistic future and offer insight from ancient indigenous stories.
471 - Eric Weinstein: The Formula for Innovation (And How to Escape Your Own Restrictions) (Part 1)
Eric Weinstein is the managing director of Thiel Capital. He has a Ph.D. from Harvardin mathematical physics. (Meaning, listening to him WILL make you smarter.) I asked him how he learned to think so clearly. Because too many of us are in a fog...
478 - Tim Staples: The Psychology Behind Capturing Attention & Making Content Go Viral
Tim Staples makes content go viral. In this episode, he'll break down the psychology behind capturing attention. Which you can use in any area of life: sales, pitching a business, growing a following online, getting people behind you, crowdfunding,...
225: Become a Super Attractor with Gabby Bernstein
How do we manifest the things we want? We discuss it ALL in this episode with best-selling author Gabby Bernstein, from aligning with joy, to Abraham Hicks, to even manifesting press (which she did during this interview!) Check out her new book “Super Attractor”, out now!
8 Effective Ways To Rebuild Struggling Relationships
Relationships are the biggest cause for concern and stress for us. If you’ve had an argument with someone, that dwells in your mind the whole day. When you improve the way you nurture healthy relationships, your sense of well-being will thrive.
Thomas Moore on the nature of the soul
Thomas Moore has written numerous books on spiritual topics, including Care of the Soul, Dark Nights of the Soul, and Care of the Soul in Medicine. Here we discuss the differences between soul and contemporary academic concepts of the self, between soul and spirit, how experiences of depression and failure can bring us closer to the soul, and ways to cultivate a more soulful life. You can buy his books here: https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Moore/e/B000AQ15XA
How to Live a Full Life with Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of Care of the Soul, as well as many other books on deepening soul and cultivating a mature spiritual life, three of which have received the Books for a Better Life Award. At turns he has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist. Today he lectures widely on creating a more soulful world and spirituality.
Ep. 95 - Grounded Spirituality with Jeff Brown
Author and director Jeff Brown returns to the Indie Spiritualist podcast for a conversation with Chris Grosso about getting grounded in our spiritual practice and avoiding the traps of spiritual bypassing. Jeff Brown is the author ofSoulshaping:A Journey of Self-Creation, andAscending with Both Feet on the Ground.He is also the author of the viral blog Apologies to the Divine Feminine (from a warrior in transition) and the producer and key journeyer in the award-winning spiritual documentary, Karmageddon. Which stars Ram Dass, Seane Corn, David Life, Deva Premal and Miten.You can connect with his work at soulshaping.com andkarmageddonthemovie.com. On the west coast? You can join Chris at the SAND (Science and Non-Duality Conference) Oct. 23rd-27thin San Jose, CA. Learn more about this conference that will bring together some of the brightest minds in science, artists and spiritual teachers from various traditions. Learn more about this endeavor to expand and deepen our understanding...
A Life Less Stressed with Dr. Ron Ehrlich
Chronic stress is a silent killer that affects your mood, your waistlines, your hormones, and mental health. The goal is not to live a stress-free life, that’s impossible; instead, our aim should be to reduce the stressors we can and manage the rest effectively through diet, exercise, nutrition, breathing, and positive mental models. Our guest on this week's podcast teaches a “stress less” holistic approach to wellness.
The Spiritual Practice of Listening
Kay Lindahl, the author of The Sacred Art of Listening, joins Dr. Laurel Trujillo to discuss how practicing deep listening to ourselves, to our Source, and to each other can be the key to healthy relationships and spiritual transformation.
Prosper and Keep Your Soul
How do we prosper without losing our soul? Yogacharya O'Brian joins Dr. Laurel Trujillo to discuss how spirituality and earthly success can complement each other, leading to the realization of the higher self. We can then each become jewels of abundance.
223: Outer Order, Inner Calm with Gretchen Rubin
Why is it so hard for some of us to keep our spaces clean? Why do some of us keep accumulating things? I sit with author Gretchen Rubin to discuss her hacks for a successful and sustainable organized living space. If you’ve been calling in a cleaner home, this is for you. Check out her book “Outer Order, Inner Calm”, out now!
82: Find the Beginning in the Ending
Are you facing the end of something but find yourself dragging your feet to the finish line because you aren't sure what will come after? Today I'll offer 3 things to consider just before or right after an ending as you discern your next right thing. Links + Resources From This Episode: The Next Right Thing book Episode 03: Make The Most Important List To Bless This Space Between Usby John O'Donohue Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman
84: A Beginner's Guide to Self-Reflection
This is a practice that has changed my life and, I believe if you do it regularly, will change yours as well. Here's a step-by-step explanation of how I reflect on my life and some questions I ask that make it both simple and meaningful. Links + Resources From This Episode: Episode 04: Record What You Learn Episode 61: Look Back - How Reflection Can Help You Make Better Decisions Discern + Decide:An online course to help you discern a personal and communal rhythm of life Grab a copy of The Next Right Thing book! Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman
87: Create Space
Creating space for the soul is part of being a healthy human. For some of us that phrase sounds delightful. But for others, not so much. What does it mean to create space for the soul and why does it matter? Links + Resources From This Episode: The Solace of Open Spacesby Gretel Ehrlich Soul Keepingby John Ortberg Episode 7: Faithfulness, Fame, and the Gift of Obscurity Holy Listeningby Margaret Guenther #LiteraryLondon+ #TravelsWithTsh Grab a copy of The Next Right Thing book! Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman
209: Your Core Desired Feelings with Danielle LaPorte
What if you planned your life around how you wanted to feel? Magic would ensue. In this episode, we discuss why your core desired feelings are your ultimate roadmap in life. I discuss emotions, intentions and manifestations with renown writer Danielle LaPorte, who inspires me deeply. Check out her work at DanielleLaporte.com
215: Meditation and Poetry with Yung Pueblo
Are you ever quiet enough to listen to the poetry within you? Most of us are poets and just don’t know it! In this episode, we discuss the writing process, Vipassana (silent meditations), coming to your own truth, the meaning of life and how to actualize our purpose. This is a deep episode where we go right into the big questions and I absolutely loved it. Serious soul brother right here! Check out Diego’s incredible books and work at @yung_pueblo yungpueblo.com
Although only some of us talk aloud to ourselves, all of us have inner voices, even if we are not aware of them. These autonomous parts of ourselves provide running commentary on how and what we are doing. Are our inner commentators friendly and supportive, or critical and attacking? We turn to fairy tales, stories that arise from the collective unconscious, for wisdom about our relationship with those parts of ourselves that tend to operate autonomously.
We all procrastinate. Tasks from making a doctor’s appointment to preparing taxes to doing the laundry invite us to put off until tomorrow what we can postpone today. We may distract ourselves by going online, doing errands, or minimizing the time a job will take. Although procrastination signals that a given task is hard and emotionally charged, it buys only temporary escape from anxiety.
The Heart & Emotions
Questions on working with the feelings that accompany an open heart, being true to both your heart and mind
Unteachable Lessons: Encountering Silence in Wisdom That Can’t Be Taught
This week we're keeping our conversation close to home, as we exploreUnteachable Lessons: Why Wisdom Can't Be Taught and Why That's Okay— the new book from Encountering Silence co-host Carl McColman. How do you touch the face of God? You touch the face of God through the medium of silence. And the silence is always there, it's not something I have to create, it's not something we have to conjure, if anything it's something we simply have to allow. Again, by learning, little by little by little, by learning to attend to the spaces between the words. — Carl McColman Unteachable Lessons looks at some of the most important "lessons" of life — learning how to love, how to trust, how to pray, how to grieve — can never be learned from a book or a class or a workshop. It looks at how wisdom often operates on a level deeper than words. Of course, that means one of the best ways to access wisdom is through silence. In today's episode of the podcast, Cassidy and Kevin talk to Carl about ho...
Kristin Neff: The Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion
Kristin Neff is an associate professor at the University of Texas and the author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. With Sounds True, she has recently published the audio program The Yin and Yang of Self-Compassion. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Kristin about why it's so difficult for so many people to treat themselves with actual compassion. Kristin explains that self-compassion is not some form of self-indulgence or excuse for bad behavior; indeed, there are actually various forms of self-compassion that arise in different situations. Tami and Kristin explore the roots of wrathful or angry self-compassion, including the mythological figures that embody this concept. Finally, they discuss the most common blocks to self-assertive compassion and the necessity of taking occasional "self-compassion breaks" to cultivate a better relationship within.(64 minutes)
Brock Dolman: Eco-spiritual Connections(E33)
Brock Dolman is the founder of Occidental Arts & Ecology in Northern California, one of the first permaculture education centers in North America. In this conversation Brock displays a tiny fraction of his savant-level knowledge of ecology, water, soil, trees, and how to engage in a healing relationship to our environment. His unorthodox insights, especially relevant in a time of forest fires and extreme weather events, embed scientific reasoning within an ecospiritual aesthetic.
Pádraig Ó Tauma on Finding Uncommon Ground
The Isle of Éire (Ireland) is rich with stories held by the land, both ancient and modern, laden with fierce culture and colonial violence. Poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama perceives these complex layers of history with acute insights into the lingering impacts of imperialism and sectarianism that have divided Ireland. By acknowledging deeply rooted cultural pain, Pádraig calls for Irish, English, and the rest of us to heal by reckoning with the past and embracing the creative potential held within our differences. Pádraig’s work has been embodied by serving as a leader at Corrymeela, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organization, where disagreement is a meeting ground for togetherness. In this interview, Pádraig exposes the wounds of colonization, famine, the partition of Ireland, and The Troubles, while illustrating today’s challenges to Irish sovereignty that have resurfaced with Brexit. To Pádraig, land and language form the bedrock of culture, both equally...
81: Stillness, Mindset, and Showing Up As Ourselves with Aurora Myers
On Episode 81 of You, Me, Empathy, Aurora Myers and I explore the beauty of stillness, sitting in our discomfort, mindset shifts, accepting impermanence, and showing up as ourselves. Thanks for listening and thanks for empathizing with us! Read the full show notes. Follow You, Me, Empathy on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Support You, Me, Empathy on Patreon. Subscribe and leave a review in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google. Get yourself a feely t-shirt, mug, or tote!
Surviving With A Sensitive Soul
Judith Orloff, MD is a New York Times best-selling author and an empath who loves being sensitive!She has written The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People and her upcoming book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA and has a TEDX talk.. Explore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule on www.drjudithorloff.com. For more of Judith: Website: www.drjudithorloff.com Instagram: @judith.orloff.md Facebook:...
Wake Up! How to Get the Morning & Day Started Right
Listen to episode 394 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Wake Me Up! How to Get the Day Started Right. Edited and adapted from Nerve Control and How to Gain It by H. Addington Bruce. Visit Our Sponsor: Shop Carbona.com with the coupon code LIVING for 20% off. Motivational Podcast Excerpt: I imagine that there are some of you who would say that things haven’t been going well with you lately — that you are nervous, easily tired, easily irritated. You may have been to the doctor, but they found nothing organically wrong with you. The doctor didn’t even find it necessary to modify your diet. You yourself feel that the trouble is more mental than physical. You are worried by business conditions; the high cost of living weighs on your mind; you dread the bill collectors; etc. You appreciate that worry will not mend matters for you. But what are you to do? If you could only afford to get away from everything for a while, you feel that you would be all right again. But you cannot leave...
52: Cara Bradley- On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine
For Life on Purpose Episode #52, my guest is author, yoga teacher, mental strength coach, former pro-skater, and entrepreneur Cara Bradley. Cara joined me for an inspirational conversation about her new book On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine and what it means to be "On the Verge": to show up in THIS exact moment and meet our potential to shine in all aspects of our lives. She empowers listeners to live from that place through practices and strategies designed to shift them out of their heads and fully into the present moment. “When you show up in this moment — when you are 100 percent engaged right here and right now — you arrive in a space where you are fully aware,” says Cara. “In this space, beyond your busy mind, you glimpse your naturally occurring state of being awake and fully alive. In this natural state your mind is clear, your body bright, and your heart open.” We also discuss the life-changing epiphany she had at her final college track race and how the ques...
54: Arvind Devalia on Making An Impact In Your Life & The World
For Life on Purpose Episode #54, my guest is author, speaker, blogger, coach, and social entrepreneur Arvind Devalia. Arvind joined me for a great chat about about making an impact in the world, increasing your own ripple effect, getting clarity on what your life is about, asking for help, and MUCH more! “I am committed to opening you to the possibility of discovering your deepest purpose, living a fully expressed life filled with peace, love, well-being, courage and integrity.” About: Arvind Devalia is an author, speaker, blogger, coach, and social entrepreneur who extols the virtues of a life of contribution by making a positive and powerful impact on the world. His Amazon best-selling book “Get the Life you Love & Live It” is the complete self help manual for your life with anecdotes and examples from his own life. And he has been interviewed and quoted in The Mail, The Daily Express and various mainstream magazines in the UK, USA, India and other countries around the world. ...
Behind The Artist's Way | Julia Cameron
After years of teaching workshops on creative unblocking and self-publishing her exercises, Julia Cameron (https://juliacameronlive.com/) launched a global phenomenon in 1992 with the publication of The Artist's Way (https://amzn.to/2JPzrvJ). The book has since been translated into 40 languages, sold over five million copies and, along with companion workshops, brought creativity into the mainstream conversation— in the arts, in business, and in everyday life. Along the way, Cameron has authored more than 40 books, plays and screenplays, written for Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and The New York Times, and collaborated with legends of television and movies, including Martin Scorsese, who would, for a time, become her partner in life as well. In today's conversation, we dive into Julia's early years, her entrée into the writing life, her years-long struggle with addiction and awakening from it, her time in the world of movies, and her fierce commitment to her craft and to help...
Cheryl Strayed: The Humble Journey to Greatness
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author Cheryl Strayed explains why you shouldn't let your dreams get in the way of achieving your goals. Cheryl says at the age of 33, she rented a cottage in the town of Sheffield, Massachusetts, hoping to finish writing her first book. It had been her lifelong desire to write the great American novel, but now that she was so close, she found herself procrastinating and watching TV instead. She says she started to feel like a failure. "I had my dream in my grasp, and I was too weak to hold it," she says. But Cheryl went on to great acclaim as an author, writing best-selling books like “Wild,” “Tiny Beautiful Things” and “Brave Enough.” In this refreshingly honest SuperSoul Session, Cheryl explains why embracing humility is just as important as striving for greatness.
Sacred as You Are Audiobook by Jeff Foster
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sacred as You Are Subtitle: Depression as a Call to Spiritual Awakening Author: Jeff Foster Narrator: Jeff Foster Format: Original Recording Length: 1 hr and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 03-01-17 Publisher: Sounds True Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 23 votes Genres: Self Development, Motivation & Inspiration Publisher's Summary: At the deepest core of depression - whether it arises from our biology or life situation - is a sense that we are somehow broken, abandoned, lost. With sensitivity and uncommon insight, teacher and author Jeff Foster shares his own journey from lifelong depression...through the many false promises of escape that surround us...and to the simplest of revelations that changed everything. In the telling, step by step, this singular teacher helps us to discover our own bo
John Zeratsky on Making Time Each Day for What Matters
John Zeratsky shares how to manage your time and energy, understand will power, and find more meaningful moments every day.
Benoît Majerus, "From the Middle Ages to Today: Experiences and Representations of Madness in Paris" (Parigramme, 2018)
With Paris as the organizing locus of his new book, Du moyen âge à nos jours, expériences et représentations de la folie à Paris [From the Middle Ages to Today, Experiences and Representations of Madness in Paris], Benoît Majerus uses an impressively wide range of visual sources, from religious images and architectural photographs to neuroleptic advertisements and administrative maps. These images are integrated into the text and function not only as illustrations, but also as images with their own story to tell. Majerus’ narrative arc follows the twists and turns of madness in a city long associated with mental pathogens and their cures and reveals how the history of psychiatry can be told differently through the lens of visual culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#38: Understanding The Root Cause of Autoimmune Conditions and Navigating the Healthcare System with Meghan Telpner
Did you know that 77% of Americans say they regularly experience symptoms caused by stress, 50% experience fatigue, and 30% experience digestive issues? Digestive upset and fatigue together are an excellent combination for impairing the immune system, and therefore, it becomes a collective journey to heal the body.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Meghan Telpner, a Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. She is also the bestselling author of UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health and The UnDiet Cookbook. In this podcast, we talk about the factors that contribute to autoimmune disease, potential triggers, and steps to begin the healing process. We talk about how to find the right practitioner to support you on your healing journey and the importance of being your own best health advocate. We also talk about the importance of spending time in your kitchen cooking meals from scratch and really paying attent...
[Unedited] Mary Oliver with Krista Tippett
Mary Oliver was one of our greatest and most beloved poets. She is often quoted by people across ages and backgrounds — and it’s fitting, since she described poetry as a sacred community ritual. “When you write a poem, you write it for anybody and everybody,” she said. Mary died on January 17, 2019, at the age of 83. She was a prolific and decorated poet, whose honors included the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In this 2015 conversation — one of the rare interviews she granted during her lifetime — she discussed the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing. Mary Oliver published over 25 books of poetry and prose, including Dream Work,A Thousand Mornings, and A Poetry Handbook. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984 for her book American Primitive. Her final work, Devotions, is a curated collection of poetry from her more than 50-year career. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Be...
97: What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease with Dr. Brittany Henderson
Brittany Henderson, MD, ECNUis board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, with advanced training in thyroid disorders, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves Disease, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she graduated in the top 10% of at her class at Northeastern Ohio Medical University, where she received the honor of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). She completed her endocrinology fellowship training under a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research-training grant at Duke University Medical Center. She then served as Medical Director for the Thyroid and Endocrine Tumor Board at Duke University Medical Center and as Clinical Director for the Thyroid and Endocrine Neoplasia Clinic at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Topics discussed in this episode include: How to interpret my thyroid results? Why did I get this? Is it something I did? Thyroid controls nearly all body systems: heart, weight, brain, bowel. Testing and diagno...
Rob Lowe on How to Stay Curious and Keep Evolving
“I think it's the little, tiny things that you do to try to be an authentic person that incrementally chip by chip, by chip, by chip, by chip, one day there's enough weight on the scale. Now, the scale goes in your favor. For me, it's being able to look back at what I've been able to do in my life. I can see the value in it whether it's my marriage, my boys, their accomplishments, the things that I've done as a public figure, who I am as a person including all my flaws, but eventually, all of that becomes enough.”- Rob Lowe Rob Lowe is a man who requires little introduction. He’s an award-winning actor, director, producer, author, husband and a proud dad. And, you may not know this, but he’s also one of my dearest friends. I wanted to kick off my podcast series with Rob because I knew we could talk candidly about the issues that so many of us are facing in our relationships, our families, our careers, and our inner lives. Rob has lived through it all and has remained grounded an...
148: Nurturing Curiosity (with Sara Bates)
Perfectionism and the “shoulds” can really cramp our happiness because they prevent us from doing things simply for the sake of enjoyment. In this episode guest Sara Bates shares how she’s learned to approach life from an energy of curiosity and freedom instead.
EP290: Stories, Bodies, and Creativity with Janelle Hardy
Today we have Janelle Hardy with us - what’s cool about Janelle is that I’d actually not been familiar with her work until she interviewed me on her podcast. It was such an enjoyable conversation - there’s a link to it in the show notes - that I wanted her on our show. I wanted more of her energy and to know more about what she does, and so this is a really enjoyable interview. We talk about the importance of self-reclamation and self-expression, and how watching your children grow up brings up your own issues as they progress through their own timeline. We talk about the process of getting to know yourself, shedding layers to find your wholeness, and about bodywork, as Janelle is a bodyworker, and I was really curious about the energetics of that when you have your hands on so many people’s bodies and how that affects you and your life every day. We also talk about cultural experiences, socialization, and the relationship between grief and rage and how that relates to your ance...
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