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Untangle, is the podcast from the 5-star app, Meditation Studio and Muse, the Brain Sensing Headband. Experts and ‘real people’ share stories about how mindfulness practices have changed their lives. Hear experiences from business leaders, psychologists, 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
Reverend Angel - How These Crazy Times Can Make Us Better Humans
00:56:29
Reverend Angel has extraordinary and actionable insights on how to stay grounded and sane through these trying times, and transform ourselves for the better as the world around us transforms. She is an activist, a Zen Buddhist priest, and the second only Black woman to be ordained as a Zen Buddhist teacher. She shares powerful techniques to find liberation, identify what matters, and use the pandemic and this unprecedented time as a powerful tool for personal growth.
Sep 15, 2020
Natalie Zises - Intuitive Eating Expert Shares How to Transform Your Relationship With Food
00:37:28
Intuitive Eating Expert, Natalie Zises shares why our hidden food 'rules' and body image standards wreak havoc on how we eat. She shares the many emotional ties we have around our food decisions and that 95% of diets don't work because we so easily fall back into our old habits and patterns. When we begin intuitive eating, she says, we learn to select foods that make both our bodies and minds feel good. Natalie's inspiration has been her own emotional relationship with food and observing how intuitive eating has transformed her life.
Sep 08, 2020
Mark Coleman - Quiet the Ruminations, Story Spinning & Judgments for Good
00:37:08
Mark Coleman is a therapist, coach, author of 3 books, and an amazing mindfulness teacher and trainer. His newest book, "From Suffering to Peace: The True Promise of Mindfulness," gets to the heart of what mindfulness really is and defines it in pretty simple but powerful terms: “A depth of awareness that we bring to life...and the clarity that we need to meet the changing and challenging circumstances we all face, many of which are out of our control.” True wisdom from one of the top mindfulness teachers anywhere.
Sep 01, 2020
Amy Baglan — Building Genuine Connection and Better Social Habits
00:35:12
Amy Baglan is back on Untangle! She’s an entrepreneur with a personal mission to give people the tools they need to make meaningful connections and to live with purpose, joy, and a sense of belonging. Her new company is called Fabriq, a platform intended to help us prioritize, track and reconnect regularly with the people who matter most to us. We spoke at the beginning of COVID, but this discussion about how we build deeper connections and stamp out loneliness is always important.
Aug 25, 2020
James Nestor - The Art and Science of Breath
00:43:05
Did you know that the way you breathe can energize or relax you? That a simple hack can help with snoring and sleep apnea? That your lung volume can relate to your longevity, and that your lung volume can be expanded with simple exercises? James Nestor takes us on a fascinating trip into the breath, explains how and why different breath techniques work and will transform each breath you take for the better.
Aug 18, 2020
Emily Fletcher - It’s Time to Reset and Examine What Matters Most
00:43:49
Emily Fletcher is back on Untangle! Emily is the founder of Ziva Meditation, author of Stress Less, Accomplish More, Meditation for Extraordinary Performance and a meditation teacher on Muse and Meditation Studio. She’s an amazing fountain of wisdom and inspiration. Today she talks about her life in New York, why the pandemic is giving us an opportunity to reset and to awaken, why it’s important that we grieve the losses we’ve experienced over the last several months, and how we can quite literally be our own light. She talks about what she calls the one minute rant — which she recommends doing daily — to just let it all out…and to tap into our inner brat. This, of course, is in addition to meditating daily.
Aug 11, 2020
Siyabulela Mandela - Personal Lessons from History
00:32:18
Siyabulela Mandela is a scholar-activist and Nelson Mandela’s great-grandson. He speaks to us from South Sudan, where he trains journalists to advocate for human rights. He speaks to us about the structural and historical situation that has led to racism in the US, and the opportunity for each of us to “decolonize our mind”, and shares the characteristics that allowed his great grandfather Mandela to stand up to oppression with courage.
Aug 04, 2020
Maureen Pelton - Developing a Stronger Sense of Self and Relationships
00:47:47
Maureen is a Social Scientist with 35 years of professional experience as an Integrative Psychotherapist, Executive Coach, Organizational Consultant, Spiritual Teacher, and Mystic. She’s the Co-Founder of ShiftIt Institute and a pioneer in the field of embodiment. She shares how we can use embodiment practices as a way to do the deep work of developing a stronger sense of self and to become more aware of the body and its natural intelligence and wisdom.
Jul 28, 2020
Aubrey Marcus - Optimization, Pandemic-Style: Emotions and Fear Show Us What We Are Truly Capable Of
00:36:59
Aubrey Marcus is the author of “Own the Day”, and the philosophy of Total Human Optimization. What does that look like in a pandemic? Processing emotions and accepting where we are at. Aubrey shares practical tools and wisdom to accept where we’re at in these unprecedented times, and gets real about his own emotional experiences and how he works through them, and how finding your resistance can show you what you’re truly capable of.
Jul 21, 2020
Encore - Spring Washam - Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in any Moment
00:37:55
Spring Washam is the author of an amazing book called "A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in any Moment." She shares her thoughts on how we can emerge from the darkest moments in our lives--and even use our suffering as a catalyst for growth She talks about things like Divine Patience and using humour as a resource for when we’re at our worst. Spring also shares the work she's now doing combining plant-based medicines with meditation in Peru, and how this powerful blend of ayahuasca and meditation can be so transformative. She’s a beautiful soul who shares so much wisdom in this interview!
Jul 14, 2020
Encore - Jeff Warren - A Consciousness Explorer Takes You On A Tour Through Your Mind
00:50:37
Jeff Warren is a meditation teacher and founder of The Consciousness Explorers Club. He’s the co-author of NYT Best Seller "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" and "The Head Trip." In the episode, Jeff explains different states of consciousness we all experience and guides exercises to enhance 3 useful states: insight, equanimity, and compassion.
Jul 07, 2020
Dr. Ned Hallowell - The Summer of Resilience: Finding Joy in Life for Kids & Adults
00:26:24
Dr. Hallowell teaches us how to "fall in love with life", even in current difficult circumstances. He shows us the value of play in childhood, lets Pandemic Parents off the hook if their kids are goofing off from on-line school, and show us all how to take joy and pleasure in the simple act of living. As summer is upon us, everyone should listen to this delightful and inspiring episode that is sure to put a smile on your face and evoke warm memories, and leave you with practical guidance for finding joy during trying times.
Jul 07, 2020
Encore - Joan Halifax - Defining Moments In Our Lives Where Fear And Courage Meet
00:31:40
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.
Jun 30, 2020
Anu Gutpa - Transforming Deeply Ingrained Stereotypes and Unconscious Bias
00:43:37
Anu Gupta is a scientist, educator, lawyer, and the Founder of BE MORE with Anu, an ed-tech company advancing equity and belonging by addressing the root causes of racial and gender disparities. He shares insights and practical tools for how we can transform deeply ingrained stereotypes and biases in ourselves and in organizations, healthcare, education and more.
Jun 23, 2020
Encore - Ruth King - Can We Change The Way We Feel About Race?
00:39:12
Author, Activist, Educator and Meditation Teacher, Ruth King, shares how important it is that we transform racism from the inside out. Her book, Mindful of Race, implores us to look at our conscious and unconscious biases, our racial history and to deeply explore how we’ve been conditioned to think about race. It’s time for us to ask ourselves the question “how can I be a part of the change.”
Jun 16, 2020
Sekou Andrews - The Power of Speaking Love Right Now
00:40:56
In this powerful and deeply moving episode, inspirational spoken word poet Sekou Andrews shares his upbringing as the child of 2 Black college professors, his perspective on social justice, and the power of Love to overcome Hate. Sekou shares extraordinary performances of his poetry during the interview, inspiring and empowering listeners to find their voice now.
Jun 09, 2020
Nahko Bear - Take Your Power Back
00:27:49
Nahko Bear is a wildly popular musician and activist whose indiginous ancestors come from Puerto Rican, Filipino, Mohawk and Apache roots. His lyrics sing of hard truths and an optimism for a better world. In this episode Ariel Garten has the pleasure of speaking and singing with him just 3 days after his new album "Take Your Power Back", released. He shares his startling life story and raw perspective on the world as they played his songs and talked through the stories behind them.
May 26, 2020
Shelby Harris - A Women’s Guide to Getting a Good Night Sleep
00:42:38
Dr. Shelby Harris is a Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified in Behavioural Sleep Disorders and the former Director of the Behavior Sleep Medicine Program at Montefiore Medical Center. Her new book is called The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia — Get a Good Night Sleep Without Relying on Medication. Shelby covers the nuts and bolts of a good nights sleep, how our hormones affect our sleep and how we can change certain habits, thoughts and behaviours so we can stomp out insomnia for good.
May 19, 2020
Stan Tatkin - Finding Love and Relieving Relationship Tension During Covid
00:53:15
Relationship stress has been growing as we're cooped up together, here are amazing tools to ease the tension with your partner. Dr Stan Tatkin, legendary relationship therapist and author of Wired for Dating and Wired for Love, teaches us techniques to break the tension and return to a place of caring for each other. Valuable relationship insights for today and always, whether you've been together for years, or are just at the beginning.
May 11, 2020
Dr. Rick Hanson - NEW! Seven Practices to Reach the Highest Levels of Happiness
00:48:06
Dr. Hanson is a psychologist and New York Times best-selling author. He delivers wisdom from the worlds of psychology, neuroscience, and buddhism. He is one of the leading experts in the world on happiness and resilience, and his brand new book is called Neurodharma, New Science, Ancient Wisdom and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness. In today’s interview, he shares the brain science and wisdom that led him to the 7 practices or ways of being that can help us to cultivate an unshakable presence of mind, a courageous heart, inner peace and serenity.
May 04, 2020
Nataly Kogan - Emotional Health @ Work During Challenge and Uncertainty
00:35:45
Nataly Kogan is an author, former VC and the founder of Happier, a global technology and learning platform helping individuals and organizations to realize their full potential by adopting scientifically-proven practices and tools to improve their well-being. In this interview, we talk about emotional health at work during challenge and uncertainty. Nataly goes through 5 skills that can help reduce stress and overwhelm, strategies to foster more human connection and practices that can help strengthen a culture of openness, kindness and gratitude.
Apr 28, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Rubin - The Art of Flourishing; Mindfulness, Self Care and Love in a Chaotic World
00:33:39
Dr. Jeffrey Rubin is a psychotherapist and author of the book, The Art of Flourishing, a Guide to Mindfulness, Self Care and Love in a Chaotic World. His pioneering approach combines psychotherapy and mindfulness. He shares that flourishing is all about the choices we make and how we live our lives. His book covers wisdom for both self-care and relationships. We talked a bit about the current crisis in the beginning of the interview and he shared how important it is for us to relax into our challenges and search for the opportunities.
Apr 20, 2020
Encore - Frank Ostaseski - Inspiring Truths on How We Can Live Our Lives More Fully
00:39:41
Our guest Frank Ostaseski shares comforting and inspiring truths on how we live and die and on what matters most. When we get to the end of our lives, he says, the two questions most often asked are: "Did I love well?" and "Am I loved?" His teachings show us that we can live with joy and sorrow, and live a rich life filled with love
Apr 13, 2020
Diana Winston - Slowing Down, Living Peacefully and Finding Calm Despite Our Circumstances
00:52:37
Diana Winston is one of the top Mindfulness educators in the country. She is the director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She’s also the author of The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering your Natural Awareness and co-author of Fully Present: The Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness. Both of these books are treasures. In the first part of this conversation we discuss how we can use our mindfulness practice to help us find some stability and inner peace during the CV pandemic. Diana talks about acceptance, dealing with uncertainty and finding equanimity. Then, in the second part of our conversation, she shares the spectrum of awareness practices including focused awareness, flexible awareness and natural awareness. She’s an incredibly gifted teacher and expresses herself with authenticity, humor and grace.
Apr 06, 2020
SOS Calm #3 - An 8 Minute Meditation to Inspire Hope in the Midst of Overwhelming News
00:08:42
In this meditation, Chrissy Carter will guide you to a more balanced place. She invites you to let go of news overwhelm and to embrace the positive, shifting your perspective to a place of calm awareness.
Apr 02, 2020
Lynn Himmelman - How Laughter will get you through stressful times
00:48:09
Laughter boosts your immunity and gets your body out of fight or flight. Laughter is not a frivolous act in these times, it's a valuable tool to have in your tool chest. Come laugh along with us, learn the science of laughter, and how to regularly bring laughter into your house even during these times.
Mar 30, 2020
SOS Calm #2 - A 13-Minute Meditation to Help you Stay Grounded Right Now
00:15:42
This guided meditation by Kate Johnson will help you find love and equanimity to stay grounded even during the most challenging times.
Mar 27, 2020
Encore - Michaela Haas - Turning Bad Breaks into Breakthroughs
00:26:48
Michaela Haas is the author of "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.
Mar 23, 2020
SOS Calm #1 — A 16 Minute Meditation to Help you Feel Calm and Grounded
00:16:26
Ashley Turner guides us through this meditation to help us find balance and peace on the inside even when things are chaotic on the outside. Tune in with your breath and embrace change while listening to Ashley's soothing voice.
Mar 19, 2020
Encore- Lisa Mosconi- Best Foods for Brain Health
00:55:35
This is Brain Awareness Week. In this episode, you can learn more about what you eat affects the health of your brain. Dr. Lisa Mosconi, Alzheimer's researcher, and nutritionist gives us a step by step guide to what foods to eat and what foods to avoid for best brain health.
Mar 16, 2020
Dr. Mark Bertin - Coronavirus: Staying Mindful and Resilient
00:25:13
Dr. Mark Bertin is a Developmental Pediatrician and Assistant Professor at New York Medical College. In this episode, he shares some practical advice on how we can be more mindful and resilient when faced with health scares. He offers ideas on how we might change the way we relate to the uncertainty of this particular experience and to the stress and anxiety it can trigger. We take a look at how one can find the balance — and notice our tipping point — between problem-solving and panic.
Mar 09, 2020
Bonus Short Guided Exercise - How to Kill the Inner Critic
00:09:39
Here's a practical technique to get rid of that annoying voice in your head that's undermining you. Untangle's host Ariel Garten guides a short practice that helps you identify the inner critic, push back, and banish that critic from your brain. It works amazingly well and can be used any time that little creep shows up!
Mar 03, 2020
Professor Maja- What is confidence and how you get more of it? No apologies required!
00:51:49
Professor Maja is a confidence builder, sociologist, and author of the book "Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing!" She believes that people can step up and own their actions, without the need for irrelevant excuses. Listen to this episode for strategies and tips on how to become the most confident version of yourself. Professor Maja Website: https://www.professormaja.com/ Book: Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing! And other career mistakes woman make: https://www.professormaja.com/shop For more on the Muse Headband: choosemuse.com/ For more Untangle Podcasts: meditationstudioapp.com/podcasts
Mar 03, 2020
Loretta Breuning - Retrain Your Brain to Boost the Happy Chemicals
00:29:05
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
Feb 25, 2020
Rick Doblin - How Legal Psychedelics Work to Deepen our Self Awareness
00:53:41
Psychadelic Assisted Therapy has the potential to help us overcome our fears and learn from the contents of our subconscious. Dr. Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), is at the forefront of this research and advocacy, and working with the FDA to bring psychedelics to legalization. He shares beautiful insights about the mind, fear, war, and how he sees that psychedelics can save us. Resources: Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) - www.maps.org Rick Doblin TED Talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/rick_doblin_the_future_of_psychedelic_assisted_psychotherapy?language=en Ariel’s TED talk with her grandmother Marianne Balshone and mother Vivian Reiss: https://youtu.be/0F7bnNbEHEI For more on the Muse Headband: https://choosemuse.com/ For more Untangle Podcasts: https://meditationstudioapp.com/podcasts
Feb 18, 2020
Valentines Week Love Fest - Encore - Love and Relationships Demystified
00:48:02
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, how be a better partner, and more!
Feb 14, 2020
Valentines Week Love Fest - Encore - How Men Are Changing in Relationships
00:39:28
Daniel Ellenberg, PhD, 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--and shares how being mindful helps to give men more emotional intimacy.
Feb 13, 2020
Valentines Week Love Fest - Encore - Wired for Love: The Neuroscience of Sex, Affection, and Love
00:42:20
Dr. Helen Fisher is a PhD Biological Anthropologist, a Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, and Chief Scientific Advisor for Match.com. In this episode we go inside her head to learn about the neuroscience of sex, lust, affection, and love. Find out what's behind the passion, how to nurture it--and make it last!
Feb 11, 2020
Valentines Week Love Fest - Encore - Your Relationship and Sex Questions Answered
00:34:36
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. Subs
Feb 11, 2020
Valentines Week Love Fest - Encore - Regrets, Loneliness, Love, and Choosing Joy
00:34:07
Dr. Jenny Taitz is a psychologist and author and has written several articles for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, among others. In this interview, we talk about how to get unstuck, her New York Times article on turning regrets into self-improvement, and we discussed her book, "How to Be Single and Happy: Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soulmate.
Feb 11, 2020
Koshin Paley Ellison - Being More Emotionally Vulnerable and Intimate to Build Stronger Connections
00:43:02
Koshin is the co-founder of the NY Zen Center for Contemplative Care, a Jungian Psychotherapist and a visionary thought leader and teacher in the world of the end of life care. He's also the author of a relatively new book called, Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up. In this conversation, he shares why it is so important that we connect with one another with honesty and vulnerability. He shares how often we put artificial barriers between us and others -- and builds a strong case for being more emotionally intimate in all of our interactions and relationships. He suggests that more connection with each other will help us to live our lives to the fullest.
Feb 03, 2020
Encore - Nataly Kogan - Stop Chasing Perfection and Be Happier Now
00:37:57
Nataly Kogan is the author of "Happier Now: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones)". 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.
Jan 27, 2020
Encore - MJ Ryan - Turning Negative Habits Into Positive Ones
00:28:23
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 kick-start the new year.
Jan 20, 2020
Dr. Fred Luskin - Why Forgiveness is Good for your Health (and Happiness!)
00:32:32
Dr. Fred Luskin is the Director and Cofounder of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project and the author of several bestselling books including Forgive for Good, a Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness. He dives into what the science tells us about the healing powers and medical benefits of forgiveness. He shares that you don't have to actually forget or even feel good about the ‘incident’ in order to forgive, but we do have to change the story we tell ourselves about the inciting grievance. Dr. Luskin explains how to do this. It’s good stuff for those of us who might hold a grudge or two.
Jan 13, 2020
BJ Fogg - 2020: How Tiny Habits Can Lead to Big Changes & Hacks to Make Your Resolutions Stick!
00:43:28
This week on the Untangle Podcast, learn how to create any habit you want. By celebrating even the smallest changes as victories, you can rewire your brain to tackle your year's challenges successfully. Guest BJ Fogg teaches us how to shine in 2020 and beyond. Learn more about BJ Fogg here. Read BJ Fogg's book, Tiny Habits, here. Check out other episodes of Untangle. Save on Muse at www.choosemuse.com with the discount code UNTANGLE15.
Jan 07, 2020
Chodo Campbell - Magic Carpet Sleep Meditation
00:08:03
The last of our five New Year meditations is by Chodo Campbel and was chosen to help you fall asleep now that vacation might be over. It can also be found on the Muse and Meditation Studio apps.
Jan 05, 2020
Melli O'Brien - Connect To What Matters Most Meditation
00:04:06
Today's fourth New Year meditation is by Melli O'Brien and was created to inspire you to connect with what matters most. It can also be found on the Muse and Meditation Studio apps.
Jan 04, 2020
Ashley Turner - Manifest Your Ideal Life Meditation
00:05:07
Day three of our New Year's meditations is focused on creating your ideal life by Ashley Turner. Ite Can also be found on the Muse and Meditation Studio apps.
Jan 03, 2020
Jesse Israel - Positive Energy Meditation
00:06:03
Day two of our New Year's meditation is by Jesse Israel on finding positive energy. It can also be found in the Muse and Meditation Studio apps.
Jan 02, 2020
Chrissy Carter - New Year's Meditation
00:09:19
Happy New Year from all of us at Untangle. This week we'll be sharing a meditation each day to help kick start your new year. Today's Untangle meditation is a new year meditation by Chrissy Carter. It can also be found in the Muse and Meditation Studio apps.
Jan 01, 2020
Patricia Karpas - Top 8 Ways to Find Your Joy in 2020(and a Bonus Joy Meditation by Chrissy Carter!)
00:18:50
In this brief podcast, we summarize what we’ve learned about happiness and joy this past year from our many amazing guests.. Good news! We’re never too old to change and develop new habits that help us cultivate more joy and inspire us to be the best version of ourselves. We wish you a year filled with much health, happiness and joy, more self-awareness, curiosity, adventure, growth and wisdom. Remember…you don’t have to make any giant declarations just because it’s the new year. Small actions or choices every day can be a perfect way to reach your goals. Happy New Year!
Dec 30, 2019
Father John Markey - Finding Mystery in the Holidays
00:50:07
As children, the holidays hold an undeniable sense of magic. As adults, we can lose our sense of that magic in the busyness and obligation of the season. In this special holiday episode of Untangle, we learn that we can uncover the magic and mystery that is there for us all to savor if we can get quiet enough to listen. This beautiful episode inspires us to hear, see and taste it. It might just change how you think about the holidays. Our guest is Father John Markey, an LGBTQ Roman-Catholic priest, and professor of theology and spirituality at Oblate School of Theology. We've saved everyone a seat at our holiday table.
Dec 24, 2019
Dr. Robert Brooks - The Power of Resilience and Bouncing Back More Easily
00:32:56
Dr. Robert Brooks is a clinical psychologist and author of over 17 books, including the one we discuss in this interview, The Power of Resilience. He shares some of the characteristics of those who take the attitude that we have control over our lives vs. those who get quickly overwhelmed by challenges. We are the authors of our own lives. Hear how gratitude, making a difference, practicing empathy and turning off the ‘struggle switch’ all lead to more emotional intelligence.
Dec 16, 2019
Dr. Manpreet Singh - The Prescription for Resilience: How to Overcome Life's Obstacles
00:46:13
Ever wonder why some people thrive in the face of adversity? It turns out that skill is teachable. In this week's episode of Untangle, Dr. Manpreet Singh teaches us 10 things you can do to build resilience in your life.
Dec 09, 2019
India Arie - Grammy Award Winning Singer Shares how Music Heals her Soul
00:50:53
India Arie has won 4 Grammy Awards and sold over 14 million records world-wide. She’s from a long line of preachers and musicians -- so her music is a blend of poetry, wisdom and spirituality. Her mission is to spread love, healing, joy and peace through the power of words and music. At 19 years old, India began writing her own songs as catharsis and, she says, music is still her most important outlet for all the thoughts, feelings and emotions that are deep inside her sensitive soul. She shares that her daily ‘practice’ and inspiration is a blend of journaling, yoga, and innervision meditation. If you haven’t heard her song “I Am Light” you’ll want to listen to it right now. It’s truly special.
Dec 02, 2019
A Thanksgiving Meditation - Elisha Goldstein - Gratitude and Reflection
00:10:25
From all of us at Untangle, Meditation Studio, and Muse, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Many of our guests refer to having a gratitude practice as one of the most important tools we can have. We hope this special Gratitude and Reflection meditation helps you take a moment to remember what you’re grateful for and what gives you joy. We wish you much happiness and love throughout all the upcoming holidays.
Nov 28, 2019
Spring Washam - Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in any Moment
00:38:02
Spring Washam is the author of an amazing book called A Fierce Heart, Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in any Moment. She shares her thoughts on how we can emerge from the darkest moments in our lives -- and even use our suffering as a catalyst for growth She talks about things like Divine Patience...and even humour as resources for when we’re at our worst. Spring also shares the work she's now doing combining plant based medicines with meditation in Peru and how this powerful blend of ayahuasca and meditation can be so transformative. She’s a beautiful soul who shares so much wisdom in this interview.
Nov 25, 2019
Todd Herman - How Identity Traps Us and How Alter Egos Can Help You Excel
00:50:54
Ever wonder what goes on inside the minds of top performers? By adopting alter egos, and alternate personas, top athletes, musicians, CEOs -- and other high-performing individuals -- unlock new capacity. We talk to performance expert Todd Herman to learn how you can harness the power of personas for yourself. After recording this episode, our host Ariel Garten used this technique to effortlessly organize her closet and take on a host of better habits!
Nov 19, 2019
Suzann Pileggi - How to Be Happier in your Romantic Relationships
00:36:54
Many of us spend hours in the gym or reading books on personal growth or at mindfulness retreats working on getting stronger and healthier physically and emotionally. Then, when it comes to working on our relationships, we HOPE that our feelings about our romantic partner will magically freeze in that exciting cocoon of the first year we’re together. Suzann, co-author of Happy Together, Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love that Lasts, shares what it takes to really grow and deepen love. She provides insights on the all important connection between our overall happiness and our most important relationships.
Nov 12, 2019
Jay Sanguinetti - Enhancing Mindfulness with Technology
01:01:08
Can we accelerate and enhance the benefits of mindfulness with technology? Jay Sanguinetti is a neuroscientist researching noninvasive brain stimulation in order to enhance cognition and well-being. Learn how mindfulness works in your brain and how to apply it in the moment to break negative habits or form positive ones. Listen as we dive inside his head in this episode of Untangle.
Nov 05, 2019
Ben Angel - Finding Your Way to Peak Productivity, Mind, and Body
00:43:26
Ben Angel, author of Unstoppable, A 90-day Plan to Biohack your Way to Mind and Body Success, shares how his early depression and lack of energy led him to ‘find solutions’ he never imagined would make him feel better. He made it his mission to explore alternatives beyond medicine and ‘self-help.’ His journey paid off. He talks about how you can close the gap between where you are and where you want to be and shows us how to get fired up and focused with some tools that may have the power to change our lives forever.
Oct 28, 2019
Encore - Natalie Zises - Why We Eat Too Much and How to Change
00:33:35
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.
Oct 21, 2019
Encore - Jim Doty - A Neuroscientist Walks Into a Magic Shop
00:43:35
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.
Oct 14, 2019
Garance Dore - A Personal Journey to Rediscover Joy from a Top Style Blogger, Author & Storyteller
00:59:05
Garance is a French photographer, illustrator, storyteller, and Instagram superstar and she’s the author of the NY Times Bestseller, Love.Life.Style. She speaks truthfully about her challenge with depression and how it’s helped her to be more honest and vulnerable. She shares how grateful she is for the more challenging times in her life because they’ve fueled so many positive changes. Her ‘self-discovery cycle’ has led her to redefine herself and to find a new definition of meaning and purpose (while keeping her sense of humor and edge!).
Oct 07, 2019
Dean Ornish - How to Be the Best Version of Yourself
00:44:21
At your core, you're a healthy and happy person, but all those pesky thoughts, fears and bad habits tend to get in the way of your true nature. In this episode of the Untangle Podcast, host Ariel Garten talks with lifestyle medicine pioneer Dr. Dean Ornish – former physician to Bill Clinton and member of Oprah’s inner circle. Dean dives deep into what you can do to heal yourself, improve your relationships and sex life, and be the best version of yourself.
Sep 30, 2019
Laurie Santos - The Real Scoop on How to Be Happier (From the Most Popular Course in Yale History)
00:30:43
Yale Psychology Professor Laurie Santos taught "Psychology and the Good Life" first in spring 2018 in response to concerning levels of student depression, anxiety, and stress on campus. It became the most popular class in Yale's history. Next, Coursera offered the course online calling it "The Science of Well Being" and, to date, over 400k people have taken the course. Laurie Santos has definitely hit a nerve. The good news is that we have a lot more control over our happiness levels than we think. Laurie talks about how to put the science of happiness and well being to work in our own lives.
Sep 23, 2019
Dr. Alex Korb - Wired for Joy: The Neuroscience of Happiness
00:55:22
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 wellbeing. We talk to him about the neural nature of happiness and Alex shares several practical tips so you can learn how to make choices and take action to bring more joy into your life.
Sep 17, 2019
Elisha Goldstein - Finding More Happiness, Meaning, Purpose, and Connection in Life
00:29:56
Elisha Goldstein is a Clinical Psychologist, Co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living in LA and Best-selling author of five books, including Uncovering Happiness, Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. Elisha shares how to find happiness, meaning and fulfillment in life, while also becoming more resilient overall. He dispels some of the myths about happiness and explains why it’s much (much) more than just ‘feeling good.'
Sep 09, 2019
Tal Ben-Shahar - How to Find Happiness: Get Out of Your Own Way to Walk Your Path to Bliss
00:38:08
Welcoming more happiness into your life is easier than you think. Happiness expert Tal Ben Shahar walks us through 5 ways to cultivate happiness and explores the surprising habits that hold us back from finding joy. Learn to find balance in your use of technology and make time for real-life relationships. Listen and get happy!
Sep 02, 2019
Encore - Denise Jacobs - Banish the Inner Critic to Unleash Creativity
00:30:32
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!
Aug 26, 2019
Encore - Jim Kwik - How to Remember Anything
00:44:47
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.
Aug 19, 2019
Encore - Dan Harris - Skeptical ABC News Guy Shares How Meditation Tweaked Him Just Enough
00:33:23
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.
Aug 12, 2019
Samantha Skelly - Breathe Away Your Fear: Unleashing the Power of Breath to Set Yourself Free
00:38:43
Do you want to feel free? In this episode of Untangle, we learn how to breathe and sit in discomfort to open our minds and bodies up to joy. Listen to learn simple breathing exercises that you can use to move past your anxious feelings and welcome bliss into your heart, mind, and body. Breathwork expert Samantha Skelly shows us how.
Aug 05, 2019
Dave Asprey - The Original Biohacker Shares How to Upgrade Your Brain and Your Life
00:43:14
Dave, creator of Bulletproof, talks about his newest book, GameChangers, What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do To Win @ Life. His insights on high performance hacks just might change your life. Dave shares how he lost over 100 pounds, upgraded his brain, learned to sleep more efficiently and lowered his biological age in some pretty amazing ways.
Jul 29, 2019
Howard Moody - How to Create Joy Instantly: The Power and Mindfulness of Laughter and Play
00:32:05
Laughter yoga is the practice of making yourself laugh to get endorphins flowing in your body, elevate your mood, calm your mind and have fun. Howard Moody, laughter yogi and author, will get you giggling and brighten your day in this fun episode about how to cultivate and spread joy through laughter. Come on, get happy!
Jul 22, 2019
Mark Coleman - Quiet the Ruminations, Story Spinning, and Judgments for Good
00:37:53
Mark is a therapist, coach, author of 3 books and an amazing mindfulness teacher and trainer. His newest book, From Suffering to Peace, the True Promise of Mindfulness, gets to the heart of what mindfulness really is...and defines it in pretty simple but powerful terms; “a depth of awareness that we bring to life...and the clarity that we need to meet the changing and challenging circumstances we all face, many of which are out of our control.” True wisdom from one of the top mindfulness teachers anywhere.
Jul 15, 2019
Katherine Sellery and Annalise Richmond - Curious About Our Mental Health Epidemic? Check This Out!
00:47:19
These two women have created a Mental Health Summit (in Denver) and are trying to shake up the mental health crisis we’re experiencing in this country. Ever wonder why depression, anxiety and suicide rates are so high? Hear how they’re bringing healthcare, business, political and spiritual leaders together to tackle the most complicated issue of our time. Check out summit.americameditates.org
Jul 12, 2019
Stu Fuchs - Strike A Chord: The Mindfulness of Music and the Sound of the Soul
00:33:55
Sometimes the most amazing things can happen effortlessly. When you surrender to the moment and let it flow. That's the kind of music that Grammy-nominated instrumentalist Stu Fuchs plays on his ukulele -- the kind of music you get lost in, you find peace in. Just listening can lighten up even the darkest parts of your soul.
Jul 08, 2019
Encore - Ashley Turner - Relationships, Vulnerability, Letting Go of Judgement, and Love
00:30:07
Ashley Turner is a psychotherapist, yoga and meditation teacher. She discusses the gifts and challenges we encounter as we venture into the often complicated realm of relationships. She talks about letting go of judgement, seeing our partner with fresh eyes, finding a safe place for vulnerability and, sometimes, learning to forgive and let go.
Jul 01, 2019
Dr. Helen Fisher - Wired for Love: The Neuroscience of Sex, Lust, Affection, and Lasting Love
00:42:40
Dr. Helen Fisher is a PhD Biological Anthropologist, a Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, and Chief Scientific Advisor for Match.com. In this episode we go inside her head to learn about the neuroscience of sex, lust, affection and love. Find out what's behind the passion, how to nurture it and make it last.
Jun 24, 2019
Frank Ostaseski - Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Love and Living Fully
00:40:05
Frank Ostaseski is the author of the book The Five Invitations, What Death can Teach us about living fully, co-founder of the Zen Hospice project a beloved buddhist teacher and founder of the Metta Institute. He’s also the leading voice in the end of life care movement. He shares comforting and inspiring truths on how we live and die and on what matters most.When we get to the end of our lives, he says, the two questions most often asked are...did I love well and am I loved. It’s all about love. His teachings show us that we can live with joy and sorrow, and live a rich life filled with love.
Jun 18, 2019
Dr Dan Siegel - How Presence is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself or Your Child
00:46:48
Learn how being present, insightful and empathetic helps you cultivate and integrate meaningful relationships. Dr. Dan Siegel calls it "mindsight". By paying attention, you can grow your brain and expand your heart. Learn to be a more compassionate Dad, or how to strengthen the bond with your own father, or anyone else.
Jun 10, 2019
Ruth King - Can You Change the Way You Feel About Race?
00:39:36
Ruth King is an International Insight Meditation teacher and the author of a book called Mindful of Race, Transforming Racism From The Inside Out. She shares how we can use mindfulness tools to explore and shift our feelings and conditioning around race, and to create a culture where we can listen to and respect one another more effectively.
Jun 03, 2019
Dr. James Fallon - Inside the Mind of a Psychopath
00:48:41
Dr. James Fallon is a wonderful neuroscientist, emeritus professor and... has the neurological and genetic correlates of a psychopath. Go inside his mind to learn how he discovered his true nature, the role of nature vs nurture, and how, with a daily practice, he too learned to be a “good guy".
May 27, 2019
John Sullivan - Using Your Brain to Optimize Performance
00:47:32
John P. Sullivan is a Sport Scientist, Clinical Sport Psychologist and co-author of the book, The Brain Always Wins, Improving your Life Through Better Brain Management. John shares why the brain is so important to everything we do and how we can manage it to optimize our performance on and off the field.
May 20, 2019
Yung Pueblo - How to Connect to Your Humanity and Change the World
00:44:13
Want to be free? The journey begins within. Diego Perez, AKA ‘Yung Pueblo’, talks about understanding your mind to set yourself free, find contentment, connection and maybe even save the world! Get inside the head of this incredible poet, meditator and speaker who inspires hundreds of thousands of people daily on Instagram.
May 14, 2019
Encore - Dr. Rick Hanson - Inner Strengths to Develop Resilience
00:41:12
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 06, 2019
Encore - Kristen Noel - Rescript Your Life for More Joy
00:36:06
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.
Apr 30, 2019
Dr. Jenny Taitz - Regrets, Loneliness, Love, and Choosing Joy
00:33:44
Dr. Taitz is a psychologist and author, and has written several articles for the NY Times and Wall St. Journal, among others. In this interview, we talk about her NYT article on turning regrets into self improvement, how to get unstuck and we discussed her book, How to be Single and Happy, Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soulmate
Apr 22, 2019
Jeffery Martin - Mastering the Fundamentals of Wellbeing
00:47:31
What is the secret to happiness? This is the question that launched tech mogul and neuroscientist, Jeffery Martin, into a decade-long research project, inspired a book and formed the basis of a course that teaches you how to transition into a state of fundamental wellbeing.
Apr 15, 2019
Erica Ariel Fox - Resolve Conflicts by Negotiating with Yourself First
00:39:09
Erica Ariel Fox is the bestselling author of Winning from Within, a Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living and Lasting Change, President of Mobius Leadership and a frequent Harvard lecturer. She shares wisdom from her book, including her innovative framework for negotiating successfully with ourselves - especially when faced with big transitions and challenges at work and in your personal life.
Apr 08, 2019
Casey Fenton - Ego Hack Your Way to a Better You
00:46:41
Ego Hacking aims to “reset” a lifetime of mental baggage surrounding how we feel about ourselves, what are capable of, and who we are. Developed by Casey Fenton, founder of CouchSurfing, it’s a simple process that you can do alone or with loved ones to uncover the best version of you.
Apr 03, 2019
Encore - Michael J. Gelb - Top 7 Relationship Skills for Leaders
00:33:08
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. Enjoy!
Mar 25, 2019
Marc Lesser - Bringing Mindfulness to the Workplace
00:48:50
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
00:36:36
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
00:42:32
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
00:35:16
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
00:41:35
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
Encore - Daphne Rose Kingma - Love and Relationships Demystified
00:48:25
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
Encore - Sharon Salzberg - What’s Real Love Anyway?
00:22:07
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"
00:56:14
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
00:37:03
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
00:56:58
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
00:34:17
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? How and Why to Spend More Time In It
00:41:43
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
00:52:15
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
00:43:57
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 and Be your Best Self
00:55:08
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
Jeff Warren - A Consciousness Explorer Takes You On A Tour Through Your Mind
00:51:28
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
00:37:40
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
Encore - Sara Lazar - A Neuroscientist Shares How Meditation Changes our Brains
00:22:45
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
00:12:12
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
00:32:15
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 - Electric Eyewear and Brain Sensing Headbands That Help You Meditate
00:50:31
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
00:33:12
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
00:44:26
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
00:36:35
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
00:39:55
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
Encore - Dr. Rick Hanson - Hardwiring our Brains to Feel Happier
00:38:16
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
00:45:08
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
00:34:44
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
00:42:16
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
00:31:55
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
00:29:30
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
Encore - Mark Coleman - Make Peace with Your Inner Critic
00:29:25
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 - How Meditation Changed Her Life
00:32:14
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
00:40:52
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
Encore - Sharon Salzberg - What’s Real Love Anyway?
00:22:06
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
Encore - Alonzo King - Stillness Fuels Creativity, Intuition, and Joy
00:35:43
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?
00:40:22
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
00:33:13
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
00:48:37
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
Encore - Melli O’Brien - Live Your Life with More Purpose
00:33:10
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
00:31:44
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
00:30:13
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
Encore - James Colquhoun - The Power of Real Food and Meditation to Heal
00:29:05
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
00:38:13
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
00:41:52
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
Encore - Dr. Anne Marie Albano - Dealing with Anxiety and Mood Disorders
00:39:04
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
00:37:01
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
Special Mother’s Day Edition - Stefanie Goldstein - On Being A Mom
00:33:27
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
00:31:53
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
00:38:43
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
00:29:55
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
Earth Day Meditation - Elisha Goldstein - What the World Needs
00:09:05
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"
00:35:25
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
00:37:19
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
00:24:28
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
00:22:00
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
00:33:36
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
00:32:31
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
00:34:03
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
00:37:30
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
00:28:08
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
Valentine’s Day Meditation - Chrissy Carter - A Little Self-Love Inspiration
00:09:39
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
00:35:43
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
00:34:46
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
00:31:06
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
00:34:34
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
Encore - Stefanie Goldstein - Meditation and Inspiration for Women's March
00:11:27
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
00:37:50
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
00:36:50
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
00:12:49
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 - Is It Possible to Heal Yourself? This Doctor Explains How
00:36:09
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? How To Get The Best Power Nap of Your Life
00:27:46
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
00:28:51
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
00:34:09
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
00:28:00
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 - Parneet Pal - Harvard-trained Physician on Mindfulness and Lifestyle Management
00:33:18
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
A Thanksgiving Meditation - Chrissy Carter - What Are You Grateful For?
00:07:38
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 Meditation Teacher's Insights on Challenges of Holidays, Families, & More
00:38:12
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 - Emily Fletcher - Meditation Transforms the Life of a Broadway Actress
00:28:18
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 and Fun Buddhist Journey
00:28:40
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 - Michael Apollo - Expert Shares Insights on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhism
00:31:20
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 - 7-Year-Old Boy Shares his Adorable Perspective on Meditation
00:10:51
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
00:29:46
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 - A Mysterious Illness Leads to Life and Work Transformation
00:29:02
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 - A Meditation Retreat Changed This Entrepreneur's Life
00:25:41
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 - Stephen Batchelor - Intriguing Insights from a Skeptical Buddhist
00:29:15
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
00:27:56
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 - Meditation Helps Us Uncover Stories In Our Lives
00:32:43
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
00:28:24
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
Encore - Susan Piver - How Meditation Helped This Buddhist Teacher with Depression and More
00:29:53
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 - Meditation Fuels Creativity, Intuition, and Joy
00:35:26
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
Encore - Elisha Goldstein - Top Meditation Questions Answered
00:23:58
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 - Experience Art In a New Way with Mindfulness Programs
00:28:52
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
00:22:42
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
00:30:39
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?”
00:25:56
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 - Entrepreneur Shares How Meditation Fuels Compassionate Leadership and More
00:25:09
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
Encore - James Fox - How Yoga and Meditation Transform Prisoners
00:36:02
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
00:28:50
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
00:35:27
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 - Meditation for Cancer Patients and Caregivers
00:25:12
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 Turned Mindfulness Teacher
00:33:39
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
00:28:20
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
00:21:44
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 - How Mindfulness Programs Boost Performance
00:31:41
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
Mother’s Day Meditation - Stefanie Goldstein - Meditation for Compassion and Love
00:11:31
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
Encore - Judson Brewer - Addiction and Habit Change
00:33:04
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
00:29:04
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
Earth Day Meditation - Elisha Goldstein - Meditation to Connect to the Earth
00:06:53
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
00:26:07
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
00:38:21
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
00:28:39
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?”
00:28:03
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 - New York Times Reporter Shares Meditation Story
00:25:55
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
00:34:28
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
00:28:32
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
00:32:36
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
00:23:33
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
00:30:05
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
Valentine’s Day - Chrissy Carter - Relationship Meditations
00:11:46
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
00:30:19
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
00:28:19
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
00:32:23
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 and Inspiration for Women’s March
00:12:17
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
00:25:05
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
00:30:39
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
Encore - M.J. Ryan - Turning Negative Habits Into Positive Ones
00:28:51
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
Elisha Goldstein - Year-End Message and Open Heart Meditation
00:14:02
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
00:28:40
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 - Transcendental Meditation for Under-Served Populations
00:27:09
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
00:29:03
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
00:27:16
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
Thanksgiving Meditation - Elisha Goldstein - Gratitude and Reflection
00:08:42
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
00:38:14
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
00:25:25
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
00:29:18
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
00:28:09
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
00:28:59
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
00:24:57
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
00:24:29
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
00:26:10
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
00:27:48
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
00:28:53
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
00:29:37
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
00:27:23
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
00:27:52
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
00:25:43
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
00:09:15
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 of New York's Premiere Meditation Studio
00:23:33
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 An Abusive Mother
00:27:35
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
00:29:31
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
00:28:46
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
00:30:54
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
00:27:38
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
00:32:29
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 - Lifestyle As Medicine
00:32:32
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
00:27:40
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
00:23:30
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 on Meditation and Science
00:25:42
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
00:24:26
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
00:26:46
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
00:35:10
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
00:30:41
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 and Pregnancy
00:31:13
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
00:21:38
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
00:25:03
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
00:24:17
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
00:34:11
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
00:20:55
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
00:32:22
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
00:27:01
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
00:28:07
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 - Meditation to Survive Cancer Treatment
00:11:29
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 and Heartbreak
00:28:09
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
00:25:25
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
00:29:10
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
00:36:48
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
00:28:09
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
00:10:53
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
00:22:43
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 Her OCD Story
00:18:13
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 - My First Silent Retreat
00:24:36
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
00:27:23
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