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Untangle, The Podcast from Meditation Studio

Meditation Studio | Patricia Karpas | Real life stories of how mindfulness and meditation transform us.

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Untangle, is the podcast from the 5-star app, Meditation Studio. Experts and ‘real people’ share stories about how mindfulness practices have changed their lives. Hear experiences from business leaders, psychologists, cancer survivors, moms, neurosci...Show More

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Natalie Zises. Why We Eat Too Much and How to Change.

35:13 | Jan 14th

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 awarenes...Show More

Shama Rahman. What is flow and how and why to spend more time in it.

41:43 | Jan 8th

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 al...Show More

Dr. Rick Hanson. NEW! Top 5 Ways to Be Happier in 2019.

52:15 | Jan 1st

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-bei...Show More

Jim Doty. A Neurosurgeon Walks Into A Magic Shop.

43:49 | Dec 24th, 2018

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 succes...Show More

Alex Korb. Reshaping your Brain to Improve Moods, Be your Best Self.

55:08 | Dec 17th, 2018

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, hap...Show More

A Tour Through Your Mind with Consciousness Explorer Jeff Warren

51:28 | Dec 11th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Amy Blankson Balancing Happiness and Productivity in the Digital Age

37:40 | Dec 4th, 2018

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 optimi...Show More

Sara Lazar Encore: Neuroscientist Shares How Meditation Changes our Brains

22:45 | Nov 27th, 2018

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 mindful...Show More

Patricia Karpas - Morning Gratitude Meditation

12:12 | Nov 21st, 2018

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 gratef...Show More

Ralph De La Rosa. Being Happier Despite Your Monkey Mind

32:15 | Nov 19th, 2018

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 th...Show More

Chris Aimone- from Electric Eyewear to Brain Sensing Headbands That Help You Meditate

50:31 | Nov 12th, 2018

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 tech...Show More

Jake Knapp - Redesign Time to Focus on What Matters Most

33:12 | Nov 6th, 2018

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 si...Show More

Mikey Siegel - Hacking Conciousness

44:26 | Oct 30th, 2018

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 e...Show More

Chris Winter - Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It

36:35 | Oct 22nd, 2018

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 ...Show More

David Eagleman - Boosting Creativity and Expanding Our Senses

39:55 | Oct 16th, 2018

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 e...Show More

Dr. Rick Hanson Encore: Hardwiring our Brains to Feel Happier

38:16 | Oct 8th, 2018

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...Show More

Jim Kwik - How to Remember Anything

45:08 | Oct 1st, 2018

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 techniq...Show More

Radha Agrawal: Know Yourself Deeply and Live a More Connected, Happy Life

34:44 | Sep 25th, 2018

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...Show More

Rudy Tanzi - How Changing Your Habits Can Change Your Genes

42:16 | Sep 17th, 2018

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...Show More

Ariel Garten - Your Brain on Meditation

31:55 | Sep 10th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Sol Halpern - Being Mindful When it Comes to Money

29:30 | Sep 4th, 2018

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. Conversati...Show More

Mark Coleman Encore Episode: Make Peace with Your Inner Critic

29:25 | Aug 28th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Cyd Crouse - Meditation Studio Co-founder Shares Personal Story

32:14 | Aug 21st, 2018

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 ...Show More

Daniel Ellenberg - How Men Are Changing in Relationships

40:52 | Aug 14th, 2018

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 the...Show More

Sharon Salzberg - Encore Episode: What’s Real Love Anyway?

22:06 | Aug 6th, 2018

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, ...Show More

Alonzo King Encore Episode - Stillness Fuels Creativity, Intuition and Joy

35:43 | Jul 30th, 2018

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 voi...Show More

Justin Ehrlich - Can Chinese Medicine Heal our Physical and Emotional Wounds?

40:22 | Jul 23rd, 2018

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 s...Show More

Joan Halifax - Defining Moments In Our Lives: Where Fear and Courage Meet

33:13 | Jul 17th, 2018

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 tran...Show More

Daphne Rose Kingma - Love and Relationships Demystified

48:37 | Jul 9th, 2018

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 sha...Show More

Melli O’Brien - Encore Episode: Live Your Life with More Purpose

33:10 | Jul 3rd, 2018

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, Th...Show More

Gail Storey - Mind, Body and Heart On and Off the Pacific Crest Trail

31:44 | Jun 26th, 2018

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...Show More

Ben Feder - Busy Exec Takes Bali Sabbatical with Family (his version of Eat, Pray, Love)

30:13 | Jun 19th, 2018

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...Show More

James Colquhoun - Encore Episode: The Power of Real Food and Meditation to Heal

29:05 | Jun 12th, 2018

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 he...Show More

Dina Kaplan - Life-changing Conscious Leadership Program

38:13 | Jun 5th, 2018

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 Me...Show More

Rick Hanson - Inner Strengths to (finally!) Develop Resilience

41:52 | May 29th, 2018

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 stre...Show More

Dr. Anne Marie Albano - Encore Episode: Dealing with Anxiety and Mood Disorders

39:04 | May 22nd, 2018

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 disorde...Show More

Fred Kofman - Real Leaders Bring Meaning into the Workplace

37:01 | May 14th, 2018

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 hig...Show More

Stefanie Goldstein: A Special Mother’s Day Edition -- On Being A Mom

33:27 | May 10th, 2018

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...Show More

Nathalie Croix - Life-changing Impact of Yoga and Meditation

31:53 | May 7th, 2018

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 “...Show More

Nataly Kogan - Stop Chasing Perfection and Be Happier Now

38:43 | Apr 30th, 2018

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 ev...Show More

Brad Warner - Unlikely Punk Rocker Finds (some) Peace in Zen Buddhism

29:55 | Apr 24th, 2018

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 Z...Show More

Elisha Goldstein - Earth Day Meditation: What the World Needs

9:05 | Apr 21st, 2018

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 ...Show More

Fran Hauser - Authentic Leadership Wisdom from "The Myth of the Nice Girl"

35:25 | Apr 16th, 2018

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...Show More

Elise Bialylew - Mindfulness as a Tool for Living your Best Life

37:19 | Apr 10th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Sakyong Mipham - The Lost Art of Good Conversation

24:28 | Apr 3rd, 2018

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 co...Show More

Tanja Pajevic - The Secret Life of Grief and Loss

22:00 | Mar 26th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Michael J. Gelb - Why Connection and Relationships Matter (a lot!)

33:36 | Mar 20th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Vidyamala Burch - Living a Full Life despite Pain and Difficulties

32:31 | Mar 13th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Dan Harris - Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics

34:03 | Mar 5th, 2018

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 me...Show More

Rob Dube - Entrepreneur Shares How Meditation Fuels Compassionate Leadership and More

37:30 | Feb 26th, 2018

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 ha...Show More

Leora Fulvio - Therapist Shares Insights on Mindful vs. Mindless Eating

28:08 | Feb 20th, 2018

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 sabo...Show More

A Little Self-Love Inspiration and a Valentine’s Day Meditation

9:39 | Feb 14th, 2018

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’...Show More

Emily Fletcher - How to Perform at the Top of Your Game

35:43 | Feb 12th, 2018

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-Soluti...Show More

Jonathan Foust - Insights on Anxiety, Anger and Relationships

34:46 | Feb 6th, 2018

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 als...Show More

Denise Jacobs - Banish the Inner Critic to Unleash Creativity

31:06 | Jan 30th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Dianne Bondy - Transforming a Negative Body Image to a Positive One

34:34 | Jan 24th, 2018

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 use...Show More

Stefanie Goldstein - Encore Meditation and Inspiration for Women's March

11:27 | Jan 19th, 2018

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...Show More

Dr. Rick Hanson - Hardwiring our Brains for Happiness

37:50 | Jan 16th, 2018

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 experien...Show More

Kristen Noel - Rescript your Life for More Joy

36:50 | Jan 9th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Patricia Karpas - Top Six Takeaways from Untangle 2017 plus an Emily Fletcher New Year Reflection

12:49 | Jan 2nd, 2018

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, Zi...Show More

Dr. Joe Dispenza - Possible to heal yourself? This Dr. Explains How

36:09 | Dec 26th, 2017

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 aft...Show More

Karen Brody - Exhausted and Overwhelmed? Expert Shares How To Get The Best Power Nap of Your Life

27:46 | Dec 19th, 2017

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 po...Show More

Congressman Tim Ryan - Politician and Author of A Mindful Nation Shares Why Mindfulness Matters

28:51 | Dec 12th, 2017

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, r...Show More

Noah Levine - Leading Buddhist Teacher Shares Addiction and Recovery Story

34:09 | Dec 5th, 2017

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 i...Show More

Albert Flynn DeSilver - Writing and Meditation as a Path to Awakening

28:00 | Nov 28th, 2017

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 practic...Show More

Encore Episode: Parneet Pal - Harvard-trained Physician on Mindfulness and Lifestyle Management

33:18 | Nov 21st, 2017

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 i...Show More

Chrissy Carter - A Thanksgiving Meditation: What are You Grateful For?

7:38 | Nov 21st, 2017

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 ...Show More

Tracy Cochran - Beloved MeditationTeacher Shares Insights on Challenges of Holidays, Families & More

38:12 | Nov 14th, 2017

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 (sendi...Show More

Encore Episode: Emily Fletcher - Meditation Transforms Life of Broadway Actress

28:18 | Nov 7th, 2017

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...Show More

Waylon Lewis - Elephant Journal Founder Shares Personal (fun!) Buddhist Journey

28:40 | Oct 30th, 2017

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 b...Show More

Encore Episode: Michael Apollo - Expert Shares Insights on Mindfulness, Meditation and Buddhism

31:20 | Oct 24th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Penn Harris - Seven yr. old Boy Shares his (adorable) Perspective on Meditation

10:51 | Oct 24th, 2017

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.

Lynne McTaggart - Award-Winning Journalist Explores the Power of Intention to Heal Others

29:46 | Oct 17th, 2017

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 share...Show More

Vanessa Potter - Mysterious Illness Leads to Life and Work Transformation

29:02 | Oct 10th, 2017

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 h...Show More

Rachel Cook - Meditation Retreat Changes this Entrepreneur's Life

25:41 | Oct 3rd, 2017

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 vi...Show More

Encore Episode: Stephen Batchelor - Intriguing Insights from a Skeptical Buddhist

29:15 | Sep 26th, 2017

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 engagi...Show More

Tina Staley - Kindness Has the Power to Heal and to Help Overcome Negative Thoughts

27:56 | Sep 19th, 2017

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, vetera...Show More

Dani Shapiro - Best-Selling Memoirist Shares How Meditation Helps Us Uncover Stories In Our Lives

32:43 | Sep 12th, 2017

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...Show More

Dr. Shelby Harris - Your Sleep And Insomnia Questions Answered

28:24 | Sep 4th, 2017

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 valuabl...Show More

Susan Piver - Encore Episode: How Meditation Helped This Buddhist Teacher with Depression and More

29:53 | Aug 28th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Alonzo King - Brilliant Choreographer Shares How Meditation Fuels Creativity, Intuition and Joy

35:26 | Aug 21st, 2017

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 voic...Show More

Elisha Goldstein - Encore Presentation: Top Meditation Questions Answered by Leading Expert

23:58 | Aug 14th, 2017

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 Cou...Show More

Dawn Eshelman - Mindfulness Programs Offer a New Way to Experience Art in your Favorite Museums

28:52 | Aug 7th, 2017

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...Show More

Sara Lazar - Harvard Neuroscientist Explains How Meditation Changes Our Brains

22:42 | Jul 31st, 2017

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 posi...Show More

Wade Brill - Young Cancer Survivor Shares Personal Story

30:39 | Jul 24th, 2017

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 conti...Show More

Andrea Lieberstein - A Mindful Eating Expert Asks “What Are You Hungry For?”

25:56 | Jul 17th, 2017

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 oursel...Show More

Rob Dube - A Forbes “Best Small Company 2017” Leader Shares How Meditation Helps His Anxiety

25:09 | Jul 11th, 2017

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 wi...Show More

James Fox - Encore Presentation: How Yoga and Meditation Transform Prisoners

36:02 | Jul 3rd, 2017

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 ...Show More

Sharon Guskin - Bestselling Author Inspires Reincarnation Discussion

28:50 | Jun 26th, 2017

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 ...Show More

La Sarmiento - Gender Fluid Mindfulness Teacher Shares Personal Story

35:27 | Jun 19th, 2017

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...Show More

Alejandro Chaoul - MD Anderson Pro Discusses Meditation for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

25:12 | Jun 12th, 2017

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 be...Show More

Amy Gross - Former Oprah Magazine Editor in Chief turns Mindfulness Teacher

33:39 | Jun 5th, 2017

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 th...Show More

James Colquhoun - The Power of Real Food and Meditation to Heal

28:20 | May 30th, 2017

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 he...Show More

Sharon Salzberg - Real Love is (much) More than You Think It Is

21:44 | May 23rd, 2017

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, ...Show More

Bill Duane - Google Exec Shares How Mindfulness programs boost Performance

31:41 | May 15th, 2017

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. B...Show More

Stefanie Goldstein - A Mother’s Day Meditation for Compassion and Love

11:31 | May 9th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Judson Brewer - Encore presentation on Addiction and Habit Change

33:04 | May 2nd, 2017

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 ...Show More

Catherine Burns - How Storytelling Transforms Us

29:04 | Apr 25th, 2017

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 storytell...Show More

Elisha Goldstein - Celebrate Earth Day with this Meditation to Connect to the Earth

6:53 | Apr 22nd, 2017

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 hel...Show More

Sarah Kaufman - Pulitzer Prize-winner Teaches us How to Bring More Grace into our Lives

26:07 | Apr 18th, 2017

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 e...Show More

Dr. Anne Marie Albano - Anxiety Challenges & Coping Skills for Kids, Teens and Adults

38:21 | Apr 11th, 2017

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 disorde...Show More

Mark Krassner - Meditation for Anxiety during Pregnancy and for New Moms

28:39 | Apr 3rd, 2017

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 childho...Show More

Travis Barton - LA Life Coach asks “What if Happiness Paid the Bills?”

28:03 | Mar 27th, 2017

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 be...Show More

David Gelles - NY Times Reporter Shares Meditation Story

25:55 | Mar 20th, 2017

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...Show More

Ann Friedman - Podcast Celeb Shares Newbie Meditation Experience

34:28 | Mar 13th, 2017

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 s...Show More

Mark Coleman - Silencing the Negative Inner Critic

28:32 | Mar 6th, 2017

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 w...Show More

Melli O’Brien - Know Yourself Deeply, Live Your Life Fully

32:36 | Feb 27th, 2017

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, T...Show More

Lodro Rinzler - Meditation, Heartbreak and Resilience

23:33 | Feb 20th, 2017

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...Show More

Emily Fletcher - Your Relationship and Sex Questions Answered

30:05 | Feb 14th, 2017

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...Show More

Chrissy Carter - Relationship Meditations in Honor of Valentine’s Day

11:46 | Feb 13th, 2017

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...Show More

Ashley Turner -- Your Love Questions Answered

30:19 | Feb 7th, 2017

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 ha...Show More

Jerry Colonna - Bringing your full human potential to the work you love

28:19 | Jan 31st, 2017

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...Show More

Jeffrey Walker - Mindfulness practices in leadership, education and philanthropy.

32:23 | Jan 24th, 2017

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 gat...Show More

Stefanie Goldstein - Meditation in honor of Women’s March

12:17 | Jan 19th, 2017

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 foundati...Show More

Derek Flanzraich - Founder of ‘Greatist’ Shares Leadership Story

25:05 | Jan 17th, 2017

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 med...Show More

Agapi Stassinopoulos - Finding Joy Each Day

30:39 | Jan 10th, 2017

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 ...Show More

M.J. Ryan - Turning Negative Habits into Positive ones

28:51 | Jan 3rd, 2017

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 ...Show More

Year-end Message and Open Heart Meditation with Elisha Goldstein

14:02 | Dec 26th, 2016

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.

Michaela Haas - Resilience and Surviving Bad Breaks

28:40 | Dec 20th, 2016

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...Show More

Bob Roth - TM, David Lynch Foundation

27:09 | Dec 12th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Allan Lokos - Surviving a plane crash

29:03 | Dec 4th, 2016

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...Show More

Joanne Heyman - Meditation for Leaders

27:16 | Nov 29th, 2016

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...Show More

Gratitude and Reflection - A Thanksgiving Meditation

8:42 | Nov 24th, 2016

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...Show More

Joe DiNardo - Meditation and a love story

38:14 | Nov 21st, 2016

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 a...Show More

Elisha Goldstein - Meditation Questions Answered

25:25 | Nov 15th, 2016

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, ...Show More

Richard Miller - Yoga Nidra Heals Trauma

29:18 | Nov 7th, 2016

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 re...Show More

Leigh Stein - Depression and Love

28:09 | Nov 1st, 2016

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,...Show More

Colleen Saidman Yee - Yoga for Life

28:59 | Oct 24th, 2016

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 medita...Show More

Cara Bradley - Mental Strength Training

24:57 | Oct 17th, 2016

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....Show More

Amy Baglan - Mindful Dating

24:29 | Oct 10th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Jessica Emich - Restaurant Entrepreneur

26:10 | Oct 3rd, 2016

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 m...Show More

Kristin Neff - Why We Need Self-Compassion

27:48 | Sep 26th, 2016

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 u...Show More

Tommy Rosen - Yoga and Meditation for Addiction

28:53 | Sep 20th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Vicki Saunders - Funding Women Entrepreneurs

29:37 | Sep 13th, 2016

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, p...Show More

Liz Corwin - Fighter Pilot Turns Yogi

27:23 | Sep 6th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Charlie Hartwell - The Business of Mindfulness

27:52 | Aug 29th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Pandit Dasa - Urban Monk Shares Story

25:43 | Aug 22nd, 2016

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...Show More

Meditation: Mountain Strength

9:15 | Aug 22nd, 2016

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.

Ellie Burrows - Founder MNDFL NYC Studio

23:33 | Aug 16th, 2016

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 co...Show More

Shanti Medina - Healing from Abusive Mom

27:35 | Aug 8th, 2016

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 mindfulnes...Show More

Nikki Myers - Yoga and 12-Step Addiction Recovery

29:31 | Aug 1st, 2016

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 p...Show More

Jesse Israel - From Record Label to Meditation Entrepreneur

28:46 | Jul 25th, 2016

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 a...Show More

Mark Epstein - Buddhism and Psychotherapy

30:54 | Jul 18th, 2016

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, includin...Show More

Jennipher Walters - Fit-bottomed Mom goes Zen

27:38 | Jul 11th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Judson Brewer - Meditation and Your Brain

32:29 | Jul 5th, 2016

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 eati...Show More

Parneet Pal - MD Discusses Lifestyle as Medicine

32:32 | Jun 27th, 2016

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.

Chrissy Carter - Trader Turned Yoga and Meditation Teacher

27:40 | Jun 20th, 2016

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 enterta...Show More

Sukhraj Gipple - Kundalini Shares How Meditation Heals

23:30 | Jun 13th, 2016

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.

Ariel Garten - Muse Founder, Meditation and Science

25:42 | Jun 6th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Shamash Alidina - Mindfulness for Dummies

24:26 | May 30th, 2016

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.

Koshin and Chodo - Zen Monks Tell All

26:46 | May 23rd, 2016

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...Show More

James Fox - Meditation in Prisons

35:10 | May 16th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Michael Apollo - Getting Started with Meditation

30:41 | May 9th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Latham Thomas - Meditation for Fertility, Pregnancy

31:13 | May 2nd, 2016

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.

Wendy Stern - Healing Grief

21:38 | Apr 25th, 2016

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 th...Show More

Rebecca Dreyfus and Elena Brower - Filmmaker and Yogi Connect

25:03 | Apr 18th, 2016

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 ha...Show More

Alexa Silvaggio - Young Yogi and Anorexia

24:17 | Apr 11th, 2016

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 l...Show More

Sharon Salzberg - Overcoming Personal Suffering

34:11 | Apr 4th, 2016

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, ...Show More

Daniella Rabbani - Healing from Depression

20:55 | Mar 28th, 2016

Emily Fletcher interviews Daniella Rabbani, 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, ...Show More

George Mumford - Mindfulness and Athletes

32:22 | Mar 21st, 2016

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 ...Show More

Julie Campilio - Fifth Graders with Anxiety

27:01 | Mar 15th, 2016

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 ove...Show More

Elisha Goldstein - Uncovering Happiness

28:07 | Mar 7th, 2016

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 Ang...Show More

Cathi Peterson - Cancer Survivor Story

11:29 | Feb 29th, 2016

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.

Lodro Rinzler - Buddhism for Love, Heartbreak

28:09 | Feb 23rd, 2016

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 autho...Show More

Amy Kurtz - Overcoming Illness with Meditation

25:25 | Feb 16th, 2016

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...Show More

Susan Piver - Open Heart Meditation

29:10 | Feb 9th, 2016

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 i...Show More

Dan Harris - ABC News Reporter Overcomes Anxiety

36:48 | Feb 2nd, 2016

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...Show More

Stephen Batchelor - Meditation and the Skeptical Buddhist

28:09 | Jan 26th, 2016

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 expl...Show More

Lisa Wimberger - When Lightning Strikes

10:53 | Jan 26th, 2016

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 Neu...Show More

Dina Kaplan -Founder of PATH Overcomes Anxiety

22:43 | Jan 19th, 2016

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.

Lois Shannon - Mom Shares OCD Story

18:13 | Jan 19th, 2016

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 mind...Show More

Justin Kaliszewski - First Silent Retreat

24:36 | Jan 10th, 2016

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.

Emily Fletcher - Broadway Actress Turned Meditation Teacher

27:23 | Jan 10th, 2016

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!