Untangle, The Podcast from Meditation Studio

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Untangle, is the podcast from the 5-star app, Meditation Studio. Experts and ‘real people’ share stories about how mindfulness practices have changed their lives. Hear experiences from business leaders, psychologists, cancer survivors, moms, neuroscientists, nutritionists, authors, mindfulness teachers, storytellers and more. We cover everything from why it’s important to meditate to how self-compassion practices change us from the inside out to why meditation helps with anxiety in adults and kids. A rich collection of interviews with a range of thoughtful guests who share their true and heartfelt experiences with mindfulness and other contemplative practices.

Episode Date
Marc Lesser. Bringing mindfulness to the workplace.
Marc Lesser blends the seemingly opposing worlds of zen buddhism and business leadership. He’s used the practices of zen and mindfulness to improve employee satisfaction, productivity and teamwork at companies like Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
Mar 18, 2019
Chrissy Carter. From Heartbreak to Joy. One Woman’s Fertility Journey.
Chrissy Carter, a leading teacher on Meditation Studio app, shares the often heartbreaking story of her six-year journey to motherhood, which ends with the joyful birth of her daughter, Chloé. Chrissy created the Fertility Collection, a set of 15 guided meditations, to support women on their own journey to motherhood, no matter what they may experience or where they are on their personal path. “My hope is that you find support in these meditations. Looking back, it's clear that my journey was exactly how it had to be. I understand now that it was never about having a baby—it was about having Chloé. She was why we went through all those things, and we are so lucky,”
Mar 11, 2019
Dr. Anna Cabeca. Your Brain on Hormones.
Hormones - male or female - effect so many aspects of your thinking, feeling and bodily function. Dr. Anna Cabeca shares how tiny amounts of hormones waxing and waning in the brain can have dramatic impacts on emotions and perception. Learn how diet behavior, diet& environment shift then, and what it can mean for you.
Mar 05, 2019
Emily Fletcher. Stress Less, Accomplish More for Extraordinary Performance.
Emily Fletcher is the founder of the Ziva Technique, author of Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance and a teacher on Meditation Studio App. Her technique combines mindfulness, meditation and manifesting. This 2x/day practice is designed to help you reach your highest performance levels at work, at home or on the field.
Feb 26, 2019
Olav Krigolson. Inside the Heads of Astronauts, Baseball Players and Monks.
Olav Krigolson is a neuroscientist looking at decision making and learning in the brain using electroencephalogram (EEG). He’s studied professional athletes and Mars astronauts, and trekked to Himalayan monasteries to see how the brains of master meditators differ from our own. We are joined for this fascinating conversation by Graeme Moffat, chief scientist for Muse.
Feb 19, 2019
Daphne Rose Kingma - Encore. Love and Relationships Demystified.
Daphne Rose Kingma is the best selling author of 12 books on love and relationships. She answers some tough questions on why relationships can be so challenging and shares why (spoiler alert) expecting others to read our minds is a bad idea. She shares her juicy wisdom on navigating relationships, learning to love and on how be a better partner, plus more.
Feb 11, 2019
Sharon Salzberg - Encore. What’s Real Love Anyway?
Sharon Salzberg is a leading meditation teacher and author of 10 books, including her latest book called Real Love, The Art of Mindful Connection. When we redefine our current notions of love, she explains, we can connect more deeply with ourselves, others and life itself. She explores how meditation helps to cultivate our capacity for real love.
Feb 11, 2019
Lisa Mosconi: The Truth About "Brain Food".
Dr. Lisa Mosconi is a neuroscientist, Alzheimer’s researcher, nutritionist, and author of Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power. Listen are she shares the easy ways we can supercharge our brains through what we eat and drink.
Feb 05, 2019
Lama Tsomo. Journey from Financial to Spiritual Inheritance.
Lama Tsomo is author of the book "Why is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling" and one of the first American women to be ordained as a Tibetan buddhist LAMA or spiritual teacher. She was born Linda Pritzker, and is part of the family that built the Hyatt Hotel Chain. Her journey is one of two inheritances. The first financial…the second spiritual.
Jan 28, 2019
Dr Dean Ornish. How Stressing Less and Loving More Can Change Your Life.
Dr Dean Ornish pioneered healthy lifestyle changes decades before the mind/body connection was more widely accepted in the medical community. He’s treated President Bill Clinton, and is one of Life Magazine’s most influential people. Hear his simple formula for living well.
Jan 21, 2019
Natalie Zises. Why We Eat Too Much and How to Change.
Natalie Zises is an eating psychology and nutrition coach. She shares that most of us know what we should or shouldn’t be eating, but we struggle with impulse control and changing habits. She helps us understand how we can up level our self awareness and love for ourselves to make better choices for our overall health and wellbeing.
Jan 14, 2019
Shama Rahman. What is flow and how and why to spend more time in it.
Shama Rahman is a PhD neuroscientist who studies creativity and flow. She’s also a successful musician and actor. Listen as she unravels what’s happening in your brain when you’re getting creative or experiencing flow - and hear tips on how we can all spend more time in those states.
Jan 08, 2019
Dr. Rick Hanson. NEW! Top 5 Ways to Be Happier in 2019.
Dr. Rick Hanson, Psychologist and bestselling author of several books including "Hardwiring Happiness,” shares his top 5 tips on how we can be happier this year. Learn how to disengage from negative thoughts, create new habits for emotional well-being, boost motivation, improve relationships and so much more. Visit rickhanson.net for course info.
Jan 01, 2019
Jim Doty. A Neurosurgeon Walks Into A Magic Shop.
Jim Doty is a Stanford Neurosurgeon and author of Into The Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain & Secrets of the Heart. He shares his research & life story, from learning mindfulness as a boy, to incredible success as a physician, entrepreneur, & philanthropist working with the Dalai Lama.
Dec 24, 2018
Alex Korb. Reshaping your Brain to Improve Moods, Be your Best Self.
Neuroscientist Alex Korb, Author of Upward Spiral, Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression One Small Change at a Time, shares how our brains may be ‘wired’ a certain way, but that we have the power to change them to live healthier, happier lives. There are small steps we can take to improve mood and depression.
Dec 17, 2018
A Tour Through Your Mind with Consciousness Explorer Jeff Warren
Jeff Warren is a meditation teacher and founder of The Consciousness Explorers Club. He’s co-author of NYT Best Seller Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, & The Head Trip. In the episode Jeff explains different states of consciousness we all experience & guides exercises to enhance 3 useful states: insight, equanimity & compassion.
Dec 11, 2018
Amy Blankson Balancing Happiness and Productivity in the Digital Age
Amy Blankson is the author of the book, The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for balancing productivity and wellbeing in the digital era. Her strategies focus on how we can make decisions more intentionally, train our brains for a more optimistic mindset and create habits and habitats for happiness with and without technology.
Dec 04, 2018
Sara Lazar Encore: Neuroscientist Shares How Meditation Changes our Brains
Sara Lazar is a Harvard Neuroscientist and Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Mass. General Hospital. She shares research that shows how a regular meditation practice changes our brains. There’s (happily) proof positive that mindfulness meditation can positively impact mood, focus, memory and stress.
Nov 27, 2018
Patricia Karpas - Morning Gratitude Meditation
From all of us at Untangle, Meditation Studio and Muse, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. This special Morning Gratitude Practice is from our brand new Gratitude Collection on the app. We hope you’ll all take a moment to remember what you’re grateful for, what gives you joy and what fills your love bucket. We wish you much happiness and love throughout all the upcoming holidays.
Nov 21, 2018
Ralph De La Rosa. Being Happier Despite Your Monkey Mind
Ralph De La Rosa is a therapist, storyteller and author of the new book, "The Monkey is The Messenger. Meditation and What Your Busy Mind is Trying to Tell You.” He shares what we can learn from our busy minds and those repetitive, hard to control thoughts and gives us tools to take more responsibility for our own happiness.
Nov 19, 2018
Chris Aimone- from Electric Eyewear to Brain Sensing Headbands That Help You Meditate
Chris Aimone is a prolific technologist. Hear about how Chris and Dr Steve Mann, the father of wearable computing, created Google Glass before google did. Chris is the technological magic behind Muse: the brain-sensing headband and he shares how technology can help us better understand our mind and ourselves- plus an exciting new invention for meditators.
Nov 12, 2018
Jake Knapp - Redesign Time to Focus on What Matters Most
Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures running the design sprint process and is the co-author of the new book, Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day. He shares his 4 step system for getting the most out of your day by making simple, but powerful, changes in your schedule, your mindset and your technology.
Nov 06, 2018
Mikey Siegel - Hacking Conciousness
Mikey Siegel is a consciousness hacker and MIT graduate roboticist. He’s working to develop technology to allow anyone achieve the same states that monks and spiritual gurus have been seeking through meditation for thousands of years. He shares his experience with “consciousness hacking” and techniques you can try at home.
Oct 30, 2018
Chris Winter - Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It
Chris Winter is a neurologist, sleep specialist and author of the book, The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and how to Fix It. He shares why we’re a culture of poor sleepers, how we got that way and includes five things we can do to improve our sleep right NOW. Spoiler alert...an attitude change might be the best tact of all.
Oct 22, 2018
David Eagleman - Boosting Creativity and Expanding Our Senses
David Eagleman is a prolific perception neuroscientist. He’s interpreted the stock market through a sensory vest, hosted a PBS series on the brain, and written several bestselling books. He tell us how to boost creativity and discusses his plans to expand our senses.
Oct 16, 2018
Dr. Rick Hanson Encore: Hardwiring our Brains to Feel Happier
Dr. Rick Hanson is a psychologist and author of several books, including his NY Times Bestseller, Hardwiring Happiness. He shares how we can hardwire our brains for happiness using practices that help us cultivate and experience the good in our lives while reducing our natural negativity biases.
Oct 08, 2018
Jim Kwik - How to Remember Anything
Jim Kwik is a celebrity brain trainer who teaches tools and techniques to optimize your brain to learn and remember. Jim works with Elon Musk, Jim Carrey, Richard Branson, - among many others. He shares his brain enhancing learning and memory techniques with Ariel Garten on today's episode.
Oct 01, 2018
Radha Agrawal: Know Yourself Deeply and Live a More Connected, Happy Life
Radha Agrawal is the author of Belong: Find Your People, Create Community and Live A More Connected Life. She answers the question “How the Heck do I Find My People So I can Live a Happier Life.” Radha, an entrepreneur in her 20’s, was feeling very isolated so decided to create Daybreaker— an early morning dance and wellness experience. She presents a powerful way to find and create meaningful communities.
Sep 25, 2018
Rudy Tanzi - How Changing Your Habits Can Change Your Genes
Dr. Rudy Tanzi is a leading Alzheimer's researcher whose pioneering genetic research changed our understanding of the disease forever. We are also honoured that he is an advisor to Muse. He shares how meditation & supplements change the brain in ways we’re only beginning to understand, and provides practical prescriptions for protecting your brain.
Sep 17, 2018
Ariel Garten - Your Brain on Meditation
Ariel Garten is the co-founder of Muse, the Brain Sensing Headband that gives you feedback as you meditate. She has an amazing background in neuroscience, psychotherapy and art. Ariel shares her personal story and why she created a neurotechnology tool that helps you understand what’s going on inside your brain while you’re meditating.
Sep 10, 2018
Sol Halpern - Being Mindful When it Comes to Money
Sol Halpern is an investment advisor with a focus on mindful finance. He shares why it’s important to talk about money stress and conflict and discusses how we can align our goals and values to focus more on what matters most in our lives. Conversations about money (which we usually avoid) can be a great path to self discovery and wellbeing.
Sep 04, 2018
Mark Coleman Encore Episode: Make Peace with Your Inner Critic
Mark Coleman, mindfulness teacher and author of Make Peace with Your Mind, shares how mindfulness and compassion can free us from our inner critic -- the one that blasts us with messages that ‘we’re not good enough.’ Mark shows us, with wisdom and humour, how we can quell that inner voice and stop beating ourselves up...for good.
Aug 28, 2018
Cyd Crouse - Meditation Changed Her Life
Cyd Crouse is the Co-founder of Meditation Studio and the CMO of Muse, the brain sensing headband. She shares how meditation has changed her life, both in business and in relationships. Cyd’s mission is to have a positive impact on people in their everyday lives and when we get hit with the bigger challenges that test our resilience.
Aug 21, 2018
Daniel Ellenberg - How Men Are Changing in Relationships
Daniel Ellenberg, Ph D, is President of “Relationships that Work” and Founder of “Strength with Heart,” where he leads men’s groups and workshops. He’s passionate about helping men become more authentic and vulnerable, and not feeling limited by their traditional male roles. He’s in favor of more emotional intimacy and shares how being mindful helps.
Aug 14, 2018
Sharon Salzberg - Encore Episode: What’s Real Love Anyway?
Sharon Salzberg is a leading meditation teacher and author of 10 books, including her latest book called Real Love, The Art of Mindful Connection. When we redefine our current notions of love, she explains, we can connect more deeply with ourselves, others and life itself. She explores how meditation helps to cultivate our capacity for real love.
Aug 06, 2018
Alonzo King Encore Episode - Stillness Fuels Creativity, Intuition and Joy
Brilliant Choreographer, Alonzo King, shares how finding stillness is key to fueling our creativity and intuition, cultivating the relationship we have with ourselves and tapping into our natural state of joy. He finds stillness and his own inner voice through yoga and meditation. He inspires his dancers to use heart and mind, in addition to the body.
Jul 30, 2018
Justin Ehrlich - Can Chinese Medicine Heal our Physical and Emotional Wounds?
Justin Ehrlich is a Chinese Medicine Expert, Acupunturist and Taoist. He believes Chinese Medicine and the Taoist philosophy have the power to help us heal our traumas, while giving us the freedom and capacity to navigate life more effectively. He shares why we need to slow down and be more inwardly honest with ourselves.
Jul 23, 2018
Joan Halifax - Defining Moments In Our Lives: Where Fear and Courage Meet
Roshi Joan Halifax is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, medical anthropologist, author and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. Her new book, Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet, is brilliant. The potential for transformation, she believes, exists within all of us and we often discover this in our most difficult moments.
Jul 17, 2018
Daphne Rose Kingma - Love and Relationships Demystified
Daphne Rose Kingma is the best selling author of 12 books on love and relationships. She answers some tough questions on why relationships can be so challenging and shares why (spoiler alert) expecting others to read our minds is a bad idea. She shares her juicy wisdom on navigating relationships, learning to love and on how be a better partner, plus more.
Jul 09, 2018
Melli O’Brien - Encore Episode: Live Your Life with More Purpose
Melli O’Brien is a devoted meditation teacher and practitioner from Australia, known worldwide as Mrs. Mindfulness. Her mission is to help us lead more conscious and connected lives, with more peace and purpose. She shares wisdom from her program, The Art of Mindful Living, where she teaches life-changing tools that have the power to transform us.
Jul 03, 2018
Gail Storey - Mind, Body and Heart On and Off the Pacific Crest Trail
Gail Storey is the author of I Promise Not to Suffer, a memoir that chronicles her journey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with her beloved husband, Porter. She shares the dramatic highs and lows of the experience and her very real life adventure on and off the trail as she explores the landscapes of body and heart.
Jun 26, 2018
Ben Feder - Busy Exec Takes Bali Sabbatical with Family (his version of Eat, Pray, Love)
Ben Feder is author of the book, Take Off Your Shoes, a memoir that chronicles the story of how this NYC Family jumped off the treadmill to take a sabbatical to Bali. It’s Ben’s ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ story of how he personally found his sense of purpose and ‘center’ and how his family was transformed by the experience.
Jun 19, 2018
James Colquhoun - Encore Episode: The Power of Real Food and Meditation to Heal
James Colquhoun is a filmmaker of documentaries Food Matters and Hungry for Change and Founder of FMTV, the “Netflix” of healthy programming. James is devoted to giving people tools to take charge of their own health. He shares the story of how he healed his father’s mysterious illness with real food and a blend of spiritual practices.
Jun 12, 2018
Dina Kaplan - Life-changing Conscious Leadership Program
Dina Kaplan, Meditation Expert, Entrepreneur and Co-founder of the Path discusses why meditation has been so life-changing for her. She shares the importance of conscious leadership in our work and personal lives and she explains why the upcoming Mela retreat is so important for leaders who want to lead with more authenticity, awareness and compassion.
Jun 05, 2018
Rick Hanson - Inner Strengths to (finally!) Develop Resilience
Rick Hanson, psychologist and best selling author, shares wisdom from his new book Resilient: How to grow an unshakable core of calm, strength and happiness. He shares how to use positive neuroplasticity to develop the 12 most essential inner strengths or resources needed to cope with the challenges we all face at one time or another.
May 29, 2018
Dr. Anne Marie Albano - Encore Episode: Dealing with Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Dr. Anne Marie Albano is a Clinical Psychologist, an expert on anxiety and mood disorders and author of You and Your Anxious Child. She describes the many different types of anxiety, what triggers it and why so many people suffer from anxiety disorders today. She shares groundbreaking coping skills for kids, teens and young adults
May 22, 2018
Fred Kofman - Real Leaders Bring Meaning into the Workplace
Fred Kofman is an author and leadership expert and has led teams at Linkedin, advised Google and conducted many workshops around the world. His newest book is The Meaning Revolution, The Power of Transcendent Leadership. He shares why serving a higher purpose at work motivates us much (much) more than any material incentives.
May 14, 2018
Stefanie Goldstein: A Special Mother’s Day Edition -- On Being A Mom
Stefanie Goldstein is a psychologist and mindfulness teacher and shares some of the wisdom and vulnerabilities she’s learned from being a mom. She believes it’s important to accept and even celebrate both the difficulties and joys of motherhood and shares why taking moments throughout the day to pause and listen to your own inner wisdom can help.
May 10, 2018
Nathalie Croix - Life-changing Impact of Yoga and Meditation
Nathalie Croix is a yogi, podcast entrepreneur and energy healer. She started meditating and doing yoga when she was 9 yrs old and shares how this has led to many great adventures and stories in her life. Her podcast, Life on Earth, is focused on “celebrating diversity one earthling at a time.”
May 07, 2018
Nataly Kogan - Stop Chasing Perfection and Be Happier Now
Nataly Kogan is the author of Happier Now: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments. She asks us to stop ‘waiting’ for happiness and teaches that true happiness is an ‘inside job.’ If we accept all of our feelings and embrace even our messy emotions, we can change our mindset to be more fulfilled every day.
Apr 30, 2018
Brad Warner - Unlikely Punk Rocker Finds (some) Peace in Zen Buddhism
Brad Warner is a punk rocker, Zen Buddhist and author of It Came From Beyond Zen. He’s been asking questions about the meaning of life since he was a child. He shares the practical wisdom (and answers to some questions) he’s gotten from Dogen, the Zen Master he’s studied for over 25 years. His earliest inspiration came from the Beatles.
Apr 24, 2018
Elisha Goldstein - Earth Day Meditation: What the World Needs
In this Meditation, Elisha guides us to feel gratitude for all that the planet offers and to appreciate that we are all connected to it and to each other. “Commit to live in a way that expresses deep love for the planet and for all of life and this commitment and connection will invigorate each and every action you take.”
Apr 21, 2018
Fran Hauser - Authentic Leadership Wisdom from "The Myth of the Nice Girl"
Fran Hauser, author of the new book "The Myth of the Nice Girl", discusses how ‘nice' can be a superpower and shares that we can be kind and strong; smart and empathetic; ambitious and likable while achieving careers that we love. Fran inspired the authentic Leadership Collection on Meditation Studio with guided meditations that accompany the book.
Apr 16, 2018
Elise Bialylew - Mindfulness as a Tool for Living your Best Life
Elise Bialylew is the author of The Happiness Plan and founder of Mindful in May, a daily, online mindfulness program featuring leading experts, meditation teachers and neuroscientists. She shares why upgrading our inner technology can help us meet the increasingly complex demands of the time we’re living in. Check out Mindfulinmay.org.
Apr 10, 2018
Sakyong Mipham - The Lost Art of Good Conversation
Sakyong Mipham is the head of the Shambhala Lineage and the global network of over 200 Shambhala Meditation Centers. In his new book, The Lost Art of Good Conversation, he shares why conversation is truly what connects us to one another and to our common humanity and why it is so important to our emotional and mental wellbeing.
Apr 03, 2018
Tanja Pajevic - The Secret Life of Grief and Loss
Tanja Pajevic is author of the memoir, The Secret Life of Grief. She shares the story of how difficult it was for her when her mom died suddenly, and why it is so hard to grieve any loss in our culture. Writing and meditation helped her to ride the waves of grief as they ambushed her well after the funeral ended.
Mar 26, 2018
Michael J. Gelb - Why Connection and Relationships Matter (a lot!)
Michael J. Gelb is a creativity, innovation and leadership expert, best selling author and sought-after speaker. He shares the 7 most important relationship building skills needed for leaders, from his new book The Art of Connection. He reminds us why these skills make such a big (and positive!) difference in all of our interactions.
Mar 20, 2018
Vidyamala Burch - Living a Full Life despite Pain and Difficulties
Vidyamala Burch has learned to live a happy and meaningful life despite her chronic pain. Her life’s work has been to help people in similar situations. She shares how we can bring mindfulness and kindness to all of our experiences - including the difficulties we all endure - so that we can be our best selves regardless of circumstances.
Mar 13, 2018
Dan Harris - Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics
Dan Harris is an ABC News Anchor and author of 10% Happier and his latest book, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics.  He discusses tools for learning meditation, especially for those who say they can’t sit still.  He’s funny and honest, and shares how meditation has helped him handle conflict and everyday annoyances with those who matter most in his life.
Mar 05, 2018
Rob Dube - Entrepreneur Shares How Meditation Fuels Compassionate Leadership and More
Rob Dube is an author and the President of a company ranked by Forbes as one of America’s Best Small Companies.  He's passionate about the positive effects meditation can have on our brains, bodies and hearts and shares how his meditation practice has changed his life, his company and his leadership style.And, hear about his amazing Leadership Retreat!
Feb 26, 2018
Leora Fulvio - Therapist Shares Insights on Mindful vs. Mindless Eating
Leora Fulvio, a therapist and mindfulness teacher, shares several practices for changing our relationship to food so we can, ultimately, eat more mindfully.  She also discusses why diets fail, and how black and white thinking related to food can sabotage us. “What are you really craving?” is the all-important question she likes to ask.
Feb 20, 2018
A Little Self-Love Inspiration and a Valentine’s Day Meditation
Enjoy this Valentine's Day Meditation, created by Chrissy Carter. Valentine’s Day, at its heart, is an opportunity to practice love in all many forms. Chrissy shares that It starts from within, with love for ourselves with no strings attached. We’re believers!
Feb 14, 2018
Emily Fletcher - How to Perform at the Top of Your Game
Emily Fletcher, former stressed-out broadway actress, now world-class meditation teacher and Founder of Ziva Meditation, shares how a combination of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting can help optimize performance for anyone. Her Stress-Solution program gives high performers simple meditation hacks to stress less and accomplish more.
Feb 12, 2018
Jonathan Foust - Insights on Anxiety, Anger and Relationships
Jonathan Foust is an author and a guiding teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC. With wisdom and humor, he shares some suggestions for how we can become more familiar with the feelings that fuel our anxiety and anger. He also shares some great advice for dealing with conflict in our personal relationships.
Feb 06, 2018
Denise Jacobs - Banish the Inner Critic to Unleash Creativity
Denise Jacobs is the author of Banish the Inner Critic: Silence the Voice of Self-Doubt to Unleash Your Creativity and Do Your Best Work. She shares several ways you can turn down the negative voice in your head and quiet that inner bully so you can do anything more effortlessly. Great insights if you've ever experienced self-doubt!
Jan 30, 2018
Dianne Bondy - Transforming a Negative Body Image to a Positive One
Dianne Bondy is a leading advocate for positive body image, at any size. She's a celebrated yoga teacher and social justice activist who shares how her personal journey began with negative body image and low self esteem. She shares the tools she used to shift to a positive body image, and how she now helps others do the same.
Jan 24, 2018
Stefanie Goldstein - Encore Meditation and Inspiration for Women's March
Stefanie Goldstein, mother, psychologist and mindfulness teacher shares this original meditation and short inspirational message created in honor of the 2017 Women's March. She inspires us to connect with and lead from our hearts, and reminds us that we can choose how we show up in our lives each and every day.
Jan 19, 2018
Dr. Rick Hanson - Hardwiring our Brains for Happiness
Dr. Rick Hanson is a psychologist and author of several books, including his most recent NY Times Bestseller, Hardwiring Happiness. He shares how we can hardwire our brains for more happiness using simple practices that help us cultivate and experience the good in our lives, while reducing our natural negativity biases.
Jan 16, 2018
Kristen Noel - Rescript your Life for More Joy
Kristen is the founder of Best Self Magazine and believes that it's always possible to rescript our lives to be our 'best selves,' and to live more authentically and with more joy. She shares her own 'reinvention' journey and why Best Self was born out of the vision to inspire, empower and connect us to one another.
Jan 09, 2018
Patricia Karpas - Top Six Takeaways from Untangle 2017 plus an Emily Fletcher New Year Reflection
In this New Year's episode, Host Patricia Karpas shares some of the gems from her 2017 guests. Spoiler Alert: keep your heart open, make peace with your inner critic, life is messy, real love is about connection and more! Emily Fletcher, Founder, Ziva Meditation and Meditation Studio App Teacher, provides inspiration for the New Year.
Jan 02, 2018
Dr. Joe Dispenza - Possible to heal yourself? This Dr. Explains How
Dr. Joe Dispenza, a NY Times bestselling author, researcher and educator is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities, including the ability to heal ourselves. He shares how he healed himself after a devastating bike accident and the mind-body work he's continued to do to help others.
Dec 26, 2017
Karen Brody - Exhausted and Overwhelmed? Expert Shares How To Get The Best Power Nap of Your Life
Karen Brody, Women's well-being expert and author of Daring To Rest, a 40 day Program for Women, shares how Yoga Nidra has the power to reboot and transform our exhausted lives. If you're tired, cranky or the least bit overwhelmed and in need of a power nap, this one is for you.
Dec 19, 2017
Congressman Tim Ryan - Politician and Author of A Mindful Nation Shares Why Mindfulness Matters
Congressman Tim Ryan, Author of A Mindful Nation, shares why mindfulness plays such a big role in his life. He believes that honoring and valuing diversity, and listening to one another, can help us build empathy and find solutions that connect us, rather than divide us. His vision for an America 2.0 is one where our priority is truly taking care of one another.
Dec 12, 2017
Noah Levine - Leading Buddhist Teacher Shares Addiction and Recovery Story
Noah Levine is an author, Buddhist teacher, founder of Against the Stream and Refuge Recovery centers and is featured on Meditation Studio App. He believes that all individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction. His programs offer an alternative to theistic 12-step programs.
Dec 05, 2017
Albert Flynn DeSilver - Writing and Meditation as a Path to Awakening
Albert Flynn DeSilver is a poet, meditation teacher and author of the recent book, Writing as a path to Awakening. He shares how his rough childhood led him to writing, poetry and meditation. He believes that writing coupled with a meditation practice can help us unleash our own creativity and that we all have the potential to be great writers.
Nov 28, 2017
Encore Episode: Parneet Pal - Harvard-trained Physician on Mindfulness and Lifestyle Management
Harvard-trained Physician, Parneet Pal, discusses her efforts to revolutionize healthcare by looking at prevention and "Lifestyle as Medicine." She shares her personal story and why she believes behavior change and mindfulness are our best tools to inspire a healthier mind and body.
Nov 21, 2017
Chrissy Carter - A Thanksgiving Meditation: What are You Grateful For?
Meditation Studio app Teacher, Chrissy Carter, works her magic again as she shares this Thanksgiving Meditation. When we're stressed, overwhelmed and frenzied, we become disconnected from ourselves. Chrissy asks us to contemplate what we're grateful for and to let this fill us up with joy. We wish you a heart filled with joy and gratitude this holiday season.
Nov 21, 2017
Tracy Cochran - Beloved MeditationTeacher Shares Insights on Challenges of Holidays, Families & More
Tracy Cochran is a popular meditation teacher and the editorial director of Parabola Magazine. She shares how a mindfulness practice can help us in our crazy, busy everyday lives. She also shares why holidays with families can often trigger us (sending us back to our 12 yr. old selves) and offers some tips on how to handle this as we head into holiday season.
Nov 14, 2017
Encore Episode: Emily Fletcher - Meditation Transforms Life of Broadway Actress
The talented and creative Emily Fletcher is a former Broadway actress who began suffering from insomnia, anxiety and graying hair at the age of 26. A fellow actress turned her on to meditation and it changed her work and personal life forever. She's now the Founder of Ziva Meditation and devotes her life to teaching meditation to others.
Nov 07, 2017
Waylon Lewis - Elephant Journal Founder Shares Personal (fun!) Buddhist Journey
Waylon Lewis is the Founder of Elephant Journal, a popular digital publication that focuses on 'the mindful life.' Waylon grew up with Buddhist parents and learned meditation at a young age. He shares his journey as a 'conscious, but messy' human being, entrepreneur, author and talk show host.
Oct 31, 2017
Encore Episode: Michael Apollo - Expert Shares Insights on Mindfulness, Meditation and Buddhism
Michael Apollo talks about Buddhism, mindfulness at work, and how to get started with your own meditation practice. Michael is an educator at the University of Toronto, and leads the Meditation Studio Meditation Essentials course. His teachings draw from neuroscience, mindfulness and emotional intelligence.
Oct 24, 2017
Penn Harris - Seven yr. old Boy Shares his (adorable) Perspective on Meditation
Penn Harris is the seven yr. old son of Shelby Harris, a psychologist and the flagship sleep meditation teacher on Meditation Studio. Penn shares how he has learned meditation at home and at school and how it helps to quiet both his brain and body.
Oct 24, 2017
Lynne McTaggart - Award-Winning Journalist Explores the Power of Intention to Heal Others
Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist, science writer and bestselling author of several books on the power of intention. Her recent book, The Power of Eight, suggests interesting results when small groups of people gather to focus on a shared intention to heal others. She shares how she overcame her own skepticism.
Oct 17, 2017
Vanessa Potter - Mysterious Illness Leads to Life and Work Transformation
Vanessa Potter is the author of Patient H69, the Story of My Second Sight. She was a talented television producer until an illness caused her to suddenly become blind and paralyzed. She shares her recovery story and how the experience transformed her life. Meditation and brain science are central themes to her incredible story.
Oct 10, 2017
Rachel Cook - Meditation Retreat Changes this Entrepreneur's Life
Rachel Cook is a former stock trader turned CEO of Seeds, a social impact tech company that provides tools that allow companies to donate a portion of every in-app purchase to microloans for those in need around the world. She shares how her first vipassana meditation retreat was life-changing for her and how her practice continues to inspire her.
Oct 03, 2017
Encore Episode: Stephen Batchelor - Intriguing Insights from a Skeptical Buddhist
Stephen Batchelor is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and author, best known for his agnostic and controversial approach to Buddhism. He's known as a skeptical Buddhist who questions the strict dogmas and beliefs of Buddhism while exploring and engaging in what's truly distinctive in the teachings. His insights are illuminating.
Sep 26, 2017
Tina Staley - Kindness Has the Power to Heal and to Help Overcome Negative Thoughts
Tina Staley is a Social Worker, Author and Founder of the Kindness Action Network. Her Kindness In Action 12-step tool is designed to inspire positive change. She works with individuals, corporations, healthcare organizations, cancer patients, veterans and many others. Turns out kindness really does have the power to heal.
Sep 19, 2017
Dani Shapiro - Best-Selling Memoirist Shares How Meditation Helps Us Uncover Stories In Our Lives
Dani Shapiro is a bestselling Memoirist of books like Slow Motion, Devotion and her newest book, Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage. She explores how we make meaning of what happens in our lives and how we shape our experiences into story. Meditation is a part of her everyday ritual to stay grounded and to tap into her inner landscape.
Sep 12, 2017
Dr. Shelby Harris - Your Sleep And Insomnia Questions Answered
Dr. Shelby Harris is a psychologist, behavioral sleep medicine expert and flagship sleep meditation teacher on Meditation Studio. This episode is for anyone who struggles with falling asleep or waking up in the middle of the night. She shares valuable advice for getting a better night sleep, plus great tips and tools for eliminating insomnia for good.
Sep 04, 2017
Susan Piver - Encore Episode: How Meditation Helped This Buddhist Teacher with Depression and More
Susan Piver is a Meditation Teacher, Founder of the Open Heart Project and New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life, and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. She shares her personal story and how meditation helps with fearlessness, creativity and joy.
Aug 28, 2017
Alonzo King - Brilliant Choreographer Shares How Meditation Fuels Creativity, Intuition and Joy
Renowned Choreographer, Alonzo King, shares how finding stillness is key to fueling our creativity and intuition, cultivating the relationship we have with ourselves and tapping into our natural state of joy. He finds stillness and his own inner voice through yoga and meditation. He inspires his dancers to use heart and mind, in addition to the body
Aug 21, 2017
Elisha Goldstein - Encore Presentation: Top Meditation Questions Answered by Leading Expert
Elisha Goldstein is a flagship instructor on Meditation Studio, Psychologist, Best-Selling Author and Co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living in LA. In this interview, he answers top questions and discusses his groundbreaking online course, A Course In Mindful Living. He shares why mentors and community can be the keys to sustaining a practice.
Aug 14, 2017
Dawn Eshelman - Mindfulness Programs Offer a New Way to Experience Art in your Favorite Museums
Dawn Eshelman is Head of Programs at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC. This amazing museum offers creative programs that pair meditation with art to explore a range of themes like listening, compassion, facing your fears and happiness. It's a beautiful way to enhance the art experience and to cultivate a 'real life' mindfulness practice.
Aug 07, 2017
Sara Lazar - Harvard Neuroscientist Explains How Meditation Changes Our Brains
Sara Lazar is a Harvard Neuroscientist and Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Mass. General Hospital. She shares results from her research that shows how a regular meditation practice changes our brains. There’s (happily) proof positive that mindfulness meditation can positively impact mood, focus, memory and stress.
Jul 31, 2017
Wade Brill - Young Cancer Survivor Shares Personal Story
Wade Brill was diagnosed with Cancer at the age of 21. Her mother died of Cancer 2 months later. Wade learned early that life can change in an instant. She shares how her meditation practice helped her through this challenging period and how it continues to sustain her so she can more fully connect with herself and with each moment of her life.
Jul 24, 2017
Andrea Lieberstein - A Mindful Eating Expert Asks “What Are You Hungry For?”
Andrea Lieberstein is a nutritionist, mindfulness teacher and author of the new book, Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Feed Your Whole Self, and End Overeating. She discusses how important it is to nourish ourselves on many different levels, so we don’t use food for quick comfort or to fill in the missing pieces.
Jul 17, 2017
Rob Dube - A Forbes “Best Small Company 2017” Leader Shares How Meditation Helps His Anxiety
Rob Dube is an innovative leader, entrepreneur, and the President and Co-founder of ImageOne, a Detroit-based print company. Forbes recently named his company one of the best small companies of 2017. He shares how his meditation practice helps him with his anxiety and his leadership style. Rob is a true visionary with a passion to exceed.
Jul 11, 2017
James Fox - Encore Presentation: How Yoga and Meditation Transform Prisoners
James Fox is the founder of the Prison Yoga Project, an organization that teaches yoga and meditation inside prisons. He works with prisoners who've been impacted by chronic interpersonal trauma most of their lives. His goal is meet these prisoners with dignity and understanding and to inspire positive behavioral change.
Jul 03, 2017
Sharon Guskin - Bestselling Author Inspires Reincarnation Discussion
Sharon Guskin is the author of International Bestseller, The Forgetting Time, a story about a 4 year old boy who remembers his past life and keeps telling his mom ‘he wants to go home.’ Sharon discusses the compelling research on reincarnation, what inspired her to write this book and how her buddhist and meditation practices influenced her writing.
Jun 26, 2017
La Sarmiento - Gender Fluid Mindfulness Teacher Shares Personal Story
La shares a heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting and courageous journey as a gender fluid person. After years of depression and feelings of isolation, La learned self-love and deep acceptance from their first meditation teacher, Tara Brach (author of Radical Acceptance). La now teaches mindfulness and leads retreats for the LGBTIQ community.
Jun 19, 2017
Alejandro Chaoul - MD Anderson Pro Discusses Meditation for Cancer Patients and Caregivers
Alejandro Chaoul is Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was the first to create their Connect with the Heart meditation program for cancer patients, has studied in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and deeply believes in the healing power of the breath and sound. He conducts research on these mind-body techniques.
Jun 12, 2017
Amy Gross - Former Oprah Magazine Editor in Chief turns Mindfulness Teacher
Amy Gross is the former Editor in Chief of “O, The Oprah Magazine” and now fully devotes her time to practicing and teaching meditation. She shares the path that lead her to this choice and why she believes meditation has the power to free us from the kinds of reactions that cause stress and suffering. She shares what happiness now means to her.
Jun 05, 2017
James Colquhoun - The Power of Real Food and Meditation to Heal
James Colquhoun is a filmmaker of documentaries Food Matters and Hungry for Change and Founder of FMTV, the “Netflix” of healthy programming. James is devoted to giving people tools to take charge of their own health. He shares the story of how he healed his father’s mysterious illness with real food and a blend of spiritual practices.
May 30, 2017
Sharon Salzberg - Real Love is (much) More than You Think It Is
Sharon Salzberg is a leading meditation teacher and author of 10 books, including her latest book called Real Love, The Art of Mindful Connection. When we redefine our current notions of love, she explains, we can connect more deeply with ourselves, others and life itself. She explores how meditation helps to cultivate our capacity for real love.
May 23, 2017
Bill Duane - Google Exec Shares How Mindfulness programs boost Performance
Bill Duane is an engineer, meditation teacher and head of the Well-being and Sustainable Performance Learning Team at Google. His team’s mission is to help employees live and work in ways that allow them to be their most effective and happy selves. Bill shares how core mindfulness skills support google’s high-performance goals.
May 15, 2017
Stefanie Goldstein - A Mother’s Day Meditation for Compassion and Love
Stefanie Goldstein is the co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living in LA and a mother of 3 boys. She knows firsthand that being a mom can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of our lives. She created this meditation to help us find groundedness, compassion and love within ourselves, even on the craziest of days.
May 09, 2017
Judson Brewer - Encore presentation on Addiction and Habit Change
Judson Brewer is an MD and Director of Research at U Mass Center for Mindfulness. In this encore interview, Judson shares how mindfulness fits into the addiction cycle and how we can change our unwanted habits for good. He is a thought leader in the field of addiction and habit change and author of a new book called The Craving Mind.
May 02, 2017
Catherine Burns - How Storytelling Transforms Us
Catherine Burns is the Artistic Director for The Moth, the storytelling organization, and the editor of their new book, All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown. Catherine shares why stories have the power to change both the storyteller and the listener, giving us a way to be vulnerable and to connect more deeply with one another.
Apr 25, 2017
Elisha Goldstein - Celebrate Earth Day with this Meditation to Connect to the Earth
Elisha Goldstein is the Co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living in LA. Enjoy this special guided meditation in honor of Earth Day. This simple breath meditation invites you to take a moment to connect to the earth and its many gifts. It also helps you to connect to your own heart and all living things on this planet.
Apr 22, 2017
Sarah Kaufman - Pulitzer Prize-winner Teaches us How to Bring More Grace into our Lives
Sarah Kaufman is the Washington Post, Pulitzer Prize-winning Dance Critic and author of the book The Art of Grace, On Moving Well Through Life. She defines Grace as a kind of physical, social and spiritual ease and teaches us how to enact it in our everyday lives. She also describes the similarities between Grace and Mindfulness.
Apr 18, 2017
Dr. Anne Marie Albano - Anxiety Challenges & Coping Skills for Kids, Teens and Adults
Dr. Anne Marie Albano is a Clinical Psychologist, an expert on anxiety and mood disorders and Author of You and Your Anxious Child. She describes the many different types of anxiety, what triggers it and why so many people suffer from anxiety disorders today. She shares her groundbreaking coping skills for kids, teens and young adults.
Apr 11, 2017
Mark Krassner - Meditation for Anxiety during Pregnancy and for New Moms
Emily Fletcher interviews Mark Krassner, Founder of Expectful, a platform that introduces meditation to pregnant women and new moms. Mark’s inspiration has been his own mom, who struggled with anxiety during her pregnancy and throughout his childhood. He’s shares how a meditation practice can positively impact both mother and child.
Apr 03, 2017
Travis Barton - LA Life Coach asks “What if Happiness Paid the Bills?”
Travis Barton is a sought-after Life Coach who shares why it’s important to find your passion and purpose in life. He believes that doing what makes you ‘come alive’ can change you...and the world. He shares why meditation is a key to finding your best self and how it’s helped him personally.
Mar 27, 2017
David Gelles - NY Times Reporter Shares Meditation Story
David Gelles is a NY Times Reporter and author of Mindful Work, How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out. He started meditating as an anxious teenager, then spent a semester in India and has been a sporadic, but devoted, meditator ever since. David is convinced of the power of mindfulness to change us personally and at work.
Mar 20, 2017
Ann Friedman - Podcast Celeb Shares Newbie Meditation Experience
Ann Friedman is a journalist, NY Magazine Columnist and Co-host of a VERY popular podcast, Call Your Girlfriend, where she covers politics and pop culture with Co-host Aminatou Sow. Ann started meditating last year, using Meditation Studio App, and shares her insights on the hilarious challenges of becoming a ‘good’ meditator.
Mar 13, 2017
Mark Coleman - Silencing the Negative Inner Critic
Mark Coleman is a top mindfulness teacher and author of Make Peace with Your Mind. He shares how mindfulness and compassion can free us from our inner critic -- the one that blasts us with messages that ‘we’re not good enough.’ Mark shows us, with wisdom and humour, how we can quell that inner voice and stop beating ourselves up...for good.
Mar 06, 2017
Melli O’Brien - Know Yourself Deeply, Live Your Life Fully
Melli O’Brien is a devoted meditation teacher and practitioner from Australia, known worldwide as Mrs. Mindfulness. Her mission is to help us lead more conscious and connected lives...with more peace and purpose. She shares wisdom from her program, The Art of Mindful Living, where she teaches valuable mindfulness tools that transform lives.
Feb 27, 2017
Lodro Rinzler - Meditation, Heartbreak and Resilience
Lodro Rinzler, author of Love Hurts and Co-founder of MNDFL Studios in NYC shares the universal nature of heartbreak and how it connects us to one another. Whether we’re experiencing little everyday heartbreaks or the big, crushing heartbreaks, Lodro reminds us that it’s all part of the human experience, it will change...and we’re not alone.
Feb 20, 2017
Emily Fletcher - Your Relationship and Sex Questions Answered
Emily Fletcher, Ziva Meditation founder and Meditation Studio app teacher, shares how meditation helps us to be a more ‘present’ partner in our relationships and (bonus!) gives us a boost in our sex lives too. Spoiler alert? Don’t expect someone else to ‘complete’ you. It all begins with loving and accepting ourselves first.
Feb 14, 2017
Chrissy Carter - Relationship Meditations in Honor of Valentine’s Day
Chrissy Carter, Meditation Studio teacher, offers two favorite meditations from our app Relationship Collection. The first is called Relationship Lessons and reminds us how relationships teach us what we need to learn, especially when they trigger us. The second is called Being Open to Possibility and reminds us that love is always possible.
Feb 13, 2017
Ashley Turner -- Your Love Questions Answered
Ashley Turner is a meditation and yoga teacher and a psychotherapist. She answers our biggest love questions. How does meditation help us in relationships? How does it help us to be more authentic and vulnerable? To forgive, let go and move on? To have compassion for ourselves and others? This interview is our Valentine’s Day gift to you.
Feb 07, 2017
Jerry Colonna - Bringing your full human potential to the work you love
Jerry Colonna is an executive coach and the founder of Reboot, where he uses the skills that he learned as a venture capitalist to help entrepreneurs. Jerry’s shares his story, from depression to buddhism and meditation to the programs he now teaches that combine practical skills, radical self inquiry, mindfulness and conscious leadership.
Jan 31, 2017
Jeffrey Walker - Mindfulness practices in leadership, education and philanthropy.
Jeffrey Walker is an accomplished executive, author and philanthropist with an eclectic background in music, finance and contemplative practices. He shares his passion for bringing mindfulness tools to business, education and philanthropy and for gathering people together to create solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face today.
Jan 24, 2017
Stefanie Goldstein - Meditation in honor of Women’s March
Today, Stefanie Goldstein, mother, psychologist and mindfulness teacher shares a very special meditation to inspire us to connect to our hearts and to reflect on what matters most to each of us. It will give you a steady, strong and grounded foundation from which to show up this week and beyond...with love, kindness and compassion.
Jan 19, 2017
Derek Flanzraich - Founder of ‘Greatist’ Shares Leadership Story
Derek Flanzraich started Greatist, a health media company, just after college and 5 years later has over 10 mm users a month. We explore what inspired him to start the company and how he’s navigated some of the trickier challenges. He shares how meditation and taking time off every six months help him to be a calmer, more focused leader.
Jan 17, 2017
Agapi Stassinopoulos - Finding Joy Each Day
Agapi Stassinopoulos, author, inspirational speaker and adored sister of Arianna Huffington, shares how to be more joyful this year with insights and meditations from her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You. She shares heartfelt wisdom on how to let go of what doesn’t work for you and open up to more joyful possibilities with each new day.
Jan 10, 2017
M.J. Ryan - Turning Negative Habits into Positive ones
Best selling author and Change Expert M.J. Ryan shares how to mindfully realize your goals this year. Her book, Habit Changers, is chock full of ideas on how you can permanently change your negative habits to positive ones to become happier and more successful. She shares simple and actionable strategies to kickstart the new year.
Jan 03, 2017
Year-end Message and Open Heart Meditation with Elisha Goldstein
Untangle host, Patricia Karpas, closes 2016 with her top five personal takeaways from a year of interviews. Elisha Goldstein shares a loving-kindness meditation to open the heart for the new year.
Dec 26, 2016
Michaela Haas - Resilience and Surviving Bad Breaks
Michaela Haas is the author of a book called Bouncing Forward, Transforming Bad Breaks into Breakthroughs. She explores how we find healing and resilience after major setbacks and emerge even stronger, wiser and more compassionate. She shares some of the proven methods that we can use to survive and thrive in the face of challenges.
Dec 20, 2016
Bob Roth - TM, David Lynch Foundation
The CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, Bob Roth, is one of the top Transcendental meditation teachers in the country. He discusses the benefits of a daily TM practice to alleviate stress and reach a profound state of rest. He also discusses the work they do teaching meditation in inner city schools, to veterans and to other underserved populations.
Dec 12, 2016
Allan Lokos - Surviving a plane crash
Buddhist Meditation Teacher and author of Through the Flames, Allan Lokos, shares his story of surviving a plane crash on Christmas day, 2012. He shares what his long and painful recovery process taught him about how to survive — and even thrive — in the face of suffering and how we can all learn to thrive in the midst of pain and uncertainty.
Dec 04, 2016
Joanne Heyman - Meditation for Leaders
Top executive coach, Joanne Heyman, integrates the practices of mindfulness and “radical self care” into her work with clients. She’s committed to social impact and to helping leaders grow and find purpose in their work, and in life. Her belief? You can’t be of the highest possible service to yourself or others if you’re stressed-out.
Nov 29, 2016
Gratitude and Reflection - A Thanksgiving Meditation
Elisha Goldstein shares a meditation from the Meditation Studio App Happiness Collection. He suggests that we spend a few minutes every day reflecting on what is right in our lives. It’s helpful to actively reflect on the positive things in our world, even when there’s chaos in and around us. Take a moment to ground yourself into the positive and enjoy the holiday.
Nov 24, 2016
Joe DiNardo - Meditation and a love story
First-time author Joe DiNardo shares his courageous journey with late wife, Marcia, from cancer diagnosis through death, as told in his new book, A Letter to My Wife. It’s a sad, but hopeful look at the richness of love. The practices of meditation and mindfulness served as his foundation for both coping and healing during this time.
Nov 21, 2016
Elisha Goldstein - Meditation Questions Answered
Elisha is back on Untangle answering our listeners Top Five questions. Learn how to commit to a meditation practice, to make big life changes, to find a teacher or mentor and how to find your ground again when in crisis. He’s a psychologist, author, Co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living and flagship instructor on the Meditation Studio app.
Nov 15, 2016
Richard Miller - Yoga Nidra Heals Trauma
Richard is the founder of the i Rest Program, which uses Yoga Nidra as a transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry, and is currently in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals, hospice and schools. His program helps people recapture and recover their innate sense of peace and relaxation after dealing with repeated trauma.
Nov 07, 2016
Leigh Stein - Depression and Love
Leigh had dealt with crushing depression for most of her young adult life. Her memoir, Land of Enchantment, chronicles her story of depression and her love addiction to a troubled man. She shares how meditation has been a part of her healing process, and how she survived a very dramatic start to her twenties.
Nov 01, 2016
Colleen Saidman Yee - Yoga for Life
Colleen is a Yoga Teacher, Studio owner, Model and Author of a book called Yoga for Life. She shares her heart-felt personal story filled with the surprising and dramatic challenges that she’s face throughout her life. She shares why yoga and meditation were such a big part of her journey to inner peace.
Oct 24, 2016
Cara Bradley - Mental Strength Training
Cara Bradley is a Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, Mental Strength Coach and author of the book “On The Verge.” Her work integrates mindfulness practices with mental strength training for college football and basketball players for several Universities. Cara shares many of the strategies and practices she uses with winning athletes.
Oct 17, 2016
Amy Baglan - Mindful Dating
Amy Baglan is the Founder of Meet Mindful, an online dating site where mindful singles connect with one another to find true love. Amy shares why she created a business for people who value healthy living, yoga, meditation, authentic connections and more and why she believes relationships are the fastest way to personal growth.
Oct 10, 2016
Jessica Emich - Restaurant Entrepreneur
Jessica Emich, with her triplet sisters, runs a restaurant called Shine in Boulder, Colorado. She leads a hectic life as a chef, restaurateur, author and mom. She just co-authored a book called Eat Drink Shine with her sisters. Jessica shares how meditation helps her let go of the small stuff and stay balanced and blissful.
Oct 03, 2016
Kristin Neff - Why We Need Self-Compassion
Kristin Neff is the author of Self Compassion, The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, and is a pioneer in this field. She teaches several courses, including one with Brene Brown that examines why we’re always our toughest critic. Kristen gives us tools to be kinder to ourselves and teaches us why this is so important.
Sep 26, 2016
Tommy Rosen - Yoga and Meditation for Addiction
Tommy Rosen is the founder of Recovery 2.0, an organization that helps people thrive in recovery from addiction. He shares his pioneering work, his own addiction story and discusses why some addictive habits form at a very young age. His inspiring approach includes yoga, meditation, community and so much more.
Sep 20, 2016
Vicki Saunders - Funding Women Entrepreneurs
Vicki Saunders is an author, speaker and successful entrepreneur who recently founded SheEO, a global collaboration of entrepreneurs who are creating new models to help fuel women-led ventures. She shares how meditation has helped her with focus, productivity, creativity and leadership.
Sep 13, 2016
Liz Corwin - Fighter Pilot Turns Yogi
Liz Corwin was a young, adventurous, US Navy Fighter Pilot who taught herself yoga and meditation to decompress while on the aircraft carrier. In her spare time, she began teaching others on the ship, which led her to a new career as a yoga teacher for veterans and those in the military.
Sep 06, 2016
Charlie Hartwell - The Business of Mindfulness
Charlie Hartwell is a unique businessman who blends his passion for personal transformation and positive impact with his work. He is the operating partner for Bridge Builders Collaborative, a group of investors who fund social entrepreneurs with big ideas in mind science and modern contemplative practices. He’s truly a change agent.
Aug 29, 2016
Pandit Dasa - Urban Monk Shares Story
After 15 years living as an urban monk in NYC, Pandit Dasa answered the calling to bring mindfulness to the masses. Using his experience with meditation and deep insight into the human mind, Pandit shares his story of dedication, monastic living, and bringing wellness into the workplace, hosted by Emily Fletcher.
Aug 22, 2016
Meditation: Mountain Strength
One of our favorite meditations from Meditation Studio. Mountain Strength, by Elisha Goldstein, is a guided visualization that will inspire you to feel grounded, clear and stress free.
Aug 22, 2016
Ellie Burrows - Founder MNDFL NYC Studio
Emily Fletcher interviews Ellie Burrows, the founder of MNDFL, one of the first meditation studios in NYC. Ellie tells the story of her journey from film executive to pursuing mindfulness in a more meaningful way. Ellie uses ancient teachings in a contemporary context to inspire compassion, confidence and consciousness in a highly digitized world.
Aug 16, 2016
Shanti Medina - Healing from Abusive Mom
When Shanti was five, she developed her own personal form of meditation to help her deal with an abusive mother and a negative home life. She’s now the founder of the Body Current method, combining yoga therapy, neuromuscular exercise, and mindfulness to resolve trauma and pain.
Aug 08, 2016
Nikki Myers - Yoga and 12-Step Addiction Recovery
Nikki calls herself “the poster child for an at-risk life.” She’s a recovering addict and a survivor of sexual trauma and domestic violence. Now, she’s a yoga therapist, addictions recovery specialist, and founder of The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, a program that weaves the best of yoga with the practical tools of 12-step programs.
Aug 01, 2016
Jesse Israel - From Record Label to Meditation Entrepreneur
Emily Fletcher interviews Jesse Israel, the founder of Medi Club in NYC. Jesse struggled with depression before realizing that he needed to make some big changes in his life. Jesse was seeing record levels of stress among millennials, so he founded an organization for modern meditators to unwind together on a weekly basis.
Jul 25, 2016
Mark Epstein - Buddhism and Psychotherapy
Dina Kaplan, founder of The Path, interviews Mark Epstein, a psychiatrist in NYC. Mark shares his personal story and what inspired him to bring the teachings of Buddhism to his psychotherapy practice. Mark is the author of a number of books, including Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart and The Trauma of Everyday Life.
Jul 18, 2016
Jennipher Walters - Fit-bottomed Mom goes Zen
Jenn Walters, founder of Fit Bottomed Girls, explains how mindfulness helped her find a healthier way to be fit and happy. Jenn knew her eating disorder was out of control when she focused on her wedding day weight more than her wedding. She takes a holistic approach to healthy eating, and created a series of popular blogs to bring this wisdom to others.
Jul 11, 2016
Judson Brewer - Meditation and Your Brain
Judson Brewer talks about using mindfulness to change addictive behaviors. Judson is an addiction psychiatrist, Director of Research for the Center for Mindfulness, and an adjunct faculty member at Yale University. His apps targeting smoking and eating disorders have helped inspire behavioral change in those who need it most.
Jul 05, 2016
Parneet Pal - MD Discusses Lifestyle as Medicine
Harvard-trained physician Parneet Pal discusses her efforts to revolutionize healthcare by looking at prevention and lifestyle as medicine. Parneet uses lifestyle-related behavior change and mindfulness as tools to inspire a healthier mind and body.
Jun 27, 2016
Chrissy Carter - Trader Turned Yoga and Meditation Teacher
Chrissy Carter describes her journey from her fast-paced finance job to a new path teaching yoga and meditation. She now teaches yoga in NYC and leads workshops around the country. She brings yoga into every part of her life, from fashion to entertaining to relationships..
Jun 20, 2016
Sukhraj Gipple - Kundalini Shares How Meditation Heals
Sukhraj Kaur Gipple grew up in a family of addiction, until kundalini yoga opened her up to a whole new view of the world. Through music, mantras, and verses from sacred texts, Boulder’s favorite kundalini teacher brings these teachings to life.
Jun 13, 2016
Ariel Garten - Muse Founder, Meditation and Science
Emily Fletcher interviews Ariel Garten, founder of Muse. Muse is a brain-sensing headband that can give you accurate, real-time feedback on what’s happening in your brain while you meditate. Muse combines neuroscience, technology, art, and design to enhance and reinforce your meditation practice.
Jun 06, 2016
Shamash Alidina - Mindfulness for Dummies
Emily Fletcher sits down with Shamash Alidina. Shamash talks about how he uses the power of mindfulness and kindness to heal himself and others. He is one of the UK’s leading mindfulness teachers, and the author of Mindfulness for Dummies.
May 30, 2016
Koshin and Chodo - Zen Monks Tell All
Koshin Paley Ellison and Chodo Campbell, two Zen Buddhist practitioners in Manhattan, talk about what led them to their meditation practice, their work in end of life care and their new book, Awake at the Bedside. They share why intimacy with others is at the heart of contemplative care.
May 23, 2016
James Fox - Meditation in Prisons
James Fox is the founder of the Prison Yoga Project, an organization that teaches yoga and meditation inside prisons. He believes that yoga, as a mindfulness practice, can bring about behavioral change, even in prisoners who’ve suffered from chronic trauma for most of their lives.
May 16, 2016
Michael Apollo - Getting Started with Meditation
Michael Apollo talks about Buddhism, mindfulness at work, and how to get started with your own meditation practice. Michael is the director of the meditation program at University of Toronto, and leads our Meditation Essentials course. His teachings draw from neuroscience, mindfulness and emotional intelligence.
May 09, 2016
Latham Thomas - Meditation for Fertility, Pregnancy
Emily Fletcher sits down with Latham Thomas to talk about meditation, pregnancy, and how new moms can be more mindful and compassionate to themselves. Latham is the founder of Mamaglow, a place for new and expectant moms to maximize their well-being.
May 02, 2016
Wendy Stern - Healing Grief
Wendy Stern talks about how meditation helped her to overcome her grief after losing her first child at just nine months old. Wendy is the Executive Director of the Grief Support Network, an organization dedicated to empowering people to transform through their experience with grief.
Apr 25, 2016
Rebecca Dreyfus and Elena Brower - Filmmaker and Yogi Connect
Emily Fletcher sits down with Rebecca Dreyfus and Elena Brower to talk about their film project, On Meditation. In the series, Rebecca and Elena convey the first-hand experiences of those who have developed meaningful practices, and how meditation has changed them.
Apr 18, 2016
Alexa Silvaggio - Young Yogi and Anorexia
Alexa Silvaggio talks about her struggles with anorexia and how meditation and yoga helped her transition to a happier, healthier life. She is a yoga teacher, meditation practitioner, and leads yoga retreats with The Travel Yogi to exotic locations like Bhutan, France, and Iceland.
Apr 11, 2016
Sharon Salzberg - Overcoming Personal Suffering
Emily Fletcher sits down with Sharon Salzberg. Sharon tells her personal story and talks about the power of meditation, including how she used meditation to overcome her own personal suffering. Sharon, one of the world’s leading meditation teachers, is the author of nine books, including Lovingkindness and Real Happiness.
Apr 04, 2016
Daniella R - Healing from Depression
Emily Fletcher interviews Daniella, a former student of hers. Daniella struggled with depression, thyroid issues, and a number of other mental and physical health problems. She talks about how meditation helped her health, her stress levels, her relationship, and more.
Mar 28, 2016
George Mumford - Mindfulness and Athletes
George Mumford talks about mindfulness, his book, The Mindful Athlete, and passing on his lessons of meditation to the next generation of young basketball players. George is a sports psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and coach, and worked with Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls during their legendary six-championship run, as well as NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal.
Mar 21, 2016
Julie Campilio - Fifth Graders with Anxiety
Julie Campilio is joined by two of her students, Tessa and Catherine, who are here to talk about the power that yoga has in helping young kids deal with stress. Julie struggled with anxiety since she was a child. Yoga and mindfulness helped Julie overcome years of panic attacks, so she founded Radiant Beginnings Yoga to help students aged 2-18 cope with stress in their own lives.
Mar 15, 2016
Elisha Goldstein - Uncovering Happiness
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., talks about using meditation to find happiness, reduce stress, and regulate the emotional ups and downs that many of us struggle with on a day-to-day basis. Elisha is the co-founder of The Center For Mindful Living in Los Angeles and author of several books and articles on meditation.
Mar 07, 2016
Cathi Peterson - Cancer Survivor Story
Cathi Peterson speaks on the phone with Emily Fletcher to share her story. Cathi shares what it felt like to be diagnosed with cancer, and how she used meditation to help her move through the treatment.
Feb 29, 2016
Lodro Rinzler - Buddhism for Love, Heartbreak
Lodro Rinzler sat down with Emily Fletcher to share his story. Lodro is a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and the founder of MNDFL studio in NYC, offering a variety of simple techniques in an accessible way. He is the author of five books, including, The Buddha Walks Into A Bar.
Feb 23, 2016
Amy Kurtz - Overcoming Illness with Meditation
We sat down with Amy Kurtz. At the age of 25, Amy was hit with a “perfect storm” of health issues—celiac disease, thyroid disorder, parasite infections, and worse. Meditation helped her overcome these illnesses and take control of her life, and she’s now a certified health and wellness coach, pilates instructor, and detox expert.
Feb 16, 2016
Susan Piver - Open Heart Meditation
Susan Piver, the best-selling author of How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life and eight other books on meditation and Buddhism, joins us. The experienced meditation teacher shares her thoughts on mindfulness, communication in relationships, tapping into our creativity, and more.
Feb 09, 2016
Dan Harris - ABC News Reporter Overcomes Anxiety
Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" on ABC News and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America.” He’s also the New York Times’ best-selling author of the book 10 Percent Happier—How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works.
Feb 02, 2016
Stephen Batchelor - Meditation and the Skeptical Buddhist
Stephen Batchelor has written several books and articles on Buddhist topics and leads meditation retreats throughout the world. He’s a well-known advocate for secular Buddhism, and refers to himself as a “skeptical Buddhist.” In this episode, he explains what that means, and gives us his take on meditation.
Jan 26, 2016
Lisa Wimberger - When Lightning Strikes
At the age of 15, Lisa Wimberger suffered a trauma that changed her life. After years of blackouts and seizures, Lisa combined meditation and neuroscience to create neurosculpting, a whole-brain approach to trauma. Lisa is also the founder of the Neurosculpting Institute in Denver and has written two books on the subject.
Jan 26, 2016
Dina Kaplan -Founder of PATH Overcomes Anxiety
In 2014, Dina Kaplan took a hiatus from her Type-A, workaholic life to travel the world. When she came back, she launched The Path, a startup that brings together young professionals to learn­­ meditation techniques for a modern audience.
Jan 19, 2016
Lois Shannon - Mom Shares OCD Story
Despite a successful career as a high-powered executive, holding jobs with Bain & Company and Apple, Lois Shannon always felt that something was missing. After the birth of her children, she discovered what had been holding her back, and began a mindfulness practice to help her better nurture her kids and herself.
Jan 19, 2016
Justin Kaliszewski - First Silent Retreat
A self-labeled former meat-head and amateur cage fighter, Justin Kaliszewski attended his first vipassana, a ten-day silent retreat, last summer. In this episode, Justin tells the story of how that retreat changed the course of his life.
Jan 10, 2016
Emily Fletcher - Broadway Actress Turned Meditation Teacher
Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation in Manhattan, and a former Broadway actress who began suffering from insomnia and graying hair at the age of 26. Emily found meditation through a fellow actress, and she’s never been the same since!
Jan 10, 2016