Welcome to Untangle, the meditation podcast. In this series, we introduce you to real people with extraordinary stories, along with experts who have devoted their lives to helping others through meditation.
New episodes every Tuesday.
BRAD WARNER - UNLIKELY PUNK ROCKER FINDS (SOME) PEACE IN ZEN BUDDHISM
Brad Warner is a punk rocker, Zen Buddhist and author of It Came From Beyond Zen. He’s been asking questions about the meaning of life since he was a child. He shares the practical wisdom (and answers to some questions) he’s gotten from Dogen, the Zen Master he’s studied for over 25 years. His earliest inspiration came from the Beatles.
ELISHA GOLDSTEIN - EARTH DAY MEDITATION: WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS
In this Meditation, Elisha guides us to feel gratitude for all that the planet offers and to appreciate that we are all connected to it and to each other. “Commit to live in a way that expresses deep love for the planet and for all of life and this commitment and connection will invigorate each and every action you take.”
FRAN HAUSER - AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP WISDOM FROM "THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL"
Fran Hauser, author of the new book "The Myth of the Nice Girl", discusses how ‘nice' can be a superpower and shares that we can be kind and strong; smart and empathetic; ambitious and likable while achieving careers that we love. Fran inspired the authentic Leadership Collection on Meditation Studio with guided meditations that accompany the book.
ELISE BIALYLEW - MINDFULNESS AS A TOOL FOR LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE
Elise Bialylew is the author of The Happiness Plan and founder of Mindful in May, a daily, online mindfulness program featuring leading experts, meditation teachers and neuroscientists. She shares why upgrading our inner technology can help us meet the increasingly complex demands of the time we’re living in. Check out Mindfulinmay.org.
SAKYONG MIPHAM - THE LOST ART OF GOOD CONVERSATION
Sakyong Mipham is the head of the Shambhala Lineage and the global network of over 200 Shambhala Meditation Centers. In his new book, The Lost Art of Good Conversation, he shares why conversation is truly what connects us to one another and to our common humanity and why it is so important to our emotional and mental wellbeing.
TANJA PAJEVIC - THE SECRET LIFE OF GRIEF AND LOSS
Tanja Pajevic is author of the memoir, The Secret Life of Grief. She shares the story of how difficult it was for her when her mom died suddenly, and why it is so hard to grieve any loss in our culture. Writing and meditation helped her to ride the waves of grief as they ambushed her well after the funeral ended.
MICHAEL J. GELB - WHY CONNECTION AND RELATIONSHIPS MATTER (A LOT!)
Michael J. Gelb is a creativity, innovation and leadership expert, best selling author and sought-after speaker. He shares the 7 most important relationship building skills needed for leaders, from his new book The Art of Connection. He reminds us why these skills make such a big (and positive!) difference in all of our interactions.
VIDYAMALA BURCH - LIVING A FULL LIFE DESPITE PAIN AND DIFFICULTIES
Vidyamala Burch has learned to live a happy and meaningful life despite her chronic pain. Her life’s work has been to help people in similar situations. She shares how we can bring mindfulness and kindness to all of our experiences - including the difficulties we all endure - so that we can be our best selves regardless of circumstances.
DAN HARRIS - MEDITATION FOR FIDGETY SKEPTICS
Dan Harris is an ABC News Anchor and author of 10% Happier and his latest book, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. He discusses tools for learning meditation, especially for those who say they can’t sit still. He’s funny and honest, and shares how meditation has helped him handle conflict and everyday annoyances with those who matter most in his life.
ROB DUBE - ENTREPRENEUR SHARES HOW MEDITATION FUELS COMPASSIONATE LEADERSHIP AND MORE
Rob Dube is an author and the President of a company ranked by Forbes as one of America’s Best Small Companies. He's passionate about the positive effects meditation can have on our brains, bodies and hearts and shares how his meditation practice has changed his life, his company and his leadership style.And, hear about his amazing Leadership Retreat!
LEORA FULVIO - THERAPIST SHARES INSIGHTS ON MINDFUL VS. MINDLESS EATING
Leora Fulvio, a therapist and mindfulness teacher, shares several practices for changing our relationship to food so we can, ultimately, eat more mindfully. She also discusses why diets fail, and how black and white thinking related to food can sabotage us. “What are you really craving?” is the all-important question she likes to ask.
A LITTLE SELF-LOVE INSPIRATION AND A VALENTINE'S DAY MEDITATION
Enjoy this Valentine's Day Meditation, created by Chrissy Carter. Valentine’s Day, at its heart, is an opportunity to practice love in all many forms. Chrissy shares that It starts from within, with love for ourselves with no strings attached. We’re believers!
EMILY FLETCHER - HOW TO PERFORM AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME
Emily Fletcher, former stressed-out broadway actress, now world-class meditation teacher and Founder of Ziva Meditation, shares how a combination of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting can help optimize performance for anyone. Her Stress-Solution program gives high performers simple meditation hacks to stress less and accomplish more.
JONATHAN FOUST - INSIGHTS ON ANXIETY, ANGER AND RELATIONSHIPS
Jonathan Foust is an author and a guiding teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC. With wisdom and humor, he shares some suggestions for how we can become more familiar with the feelings that fuel our anxiety and anger. He also shares some great advice for dealing with conflict in our personal relationships.
DENISE JACOBS - BANISH THE INNER CRITIC TO UNLEASH CREATIVITY
Denise Jacobs is the author of Banish the Inner Critic: Silence the Voice of Self-Doubt to Unleash Your Creativity and Do Your Best Work. She shares several ways you can turn down the negative voice in your head and quiet that inner bully so you can do anything more effortlessly. Great insights if you've ever experienced self-doubt!
DIANNE BONDY - TRANSFORMING A NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE TO A POSITIVE ONE
Dianne Bondy is a leading advocate for positive body image, at any size. She's a celebrated yoga teacher and social justice activist who shares how her personal journey began with negative body image and low self esteem. She shares the tools she used to shift to a positive body image, and how she now helps others do the same.
STEFANIE GOLDSTEIN - ENCORE MEDITATION AND INSPIRATION FOR WOMEN'S MARCH
Stefanie Goldstein, mother, psychologist and mindfulness teacher shares this original meditation and short inspirational message created in honor of the 2017 Women's March. She inspires us to connect with and lead from our hearts, and reminds us that we can choose how we show up in our lives each and every day.
DR. RICK HANSON - HARDWIRING OUR BRAINS FOR HAPPINESS
Dr. Rick Hanson is a psychologist and author of several books, including his most recent NY Times Bestseller, Hardwiring Happiness. He shares how we can hardwire our brains for more happiness using simple practices that help us cultivate and experience the good in our lives, while reducing our natural negativity biases.
KRISTEN NOEL - RESCRIPT YOUR LIFE FOR MORE JOY
Kristen is the founder of Best Self Magazine and believes that it's always possible to rescript our lives to be our 'best selves,' and to live more authentically and with more joy. She shares her own 'reinvention' journey and why Best Self was born out of the vision to inspire, empower and connect us to one another.
PATRICIA KARPAS - TOP SIX TAKEAWAYS FROM UNTANGLE 2017 PLUS AN EMILY FLETCHER NEW YEAR REFLECTION
In this New Year's episode, Host Patricia Karpas shares some of the gems from her 2017 guests. Spoiler Alert: keep your heart open, make peace with your inner critic, life is messy, real love is about connection and more! Emily Fletcher, Founder, Ziva Meditation and Meditation Studio App Teacher, provides inspiration for the New Year.