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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.
311 Episodes
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.
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.
Dr. Steven Gundry MD shows us how the trillions of bacteria in our microbiome dramatically affect our levels of energy and our mood and even our weight loss. He shows us how to keep them fed and happy to keep us literally happy and functioning optimally. In this very fun and informative episode, Dr. Gundry walks us through the fascinating science of how exactly it is that the “farts” from the miniature organisms in your gut improve the function of your brain, and how and why you should care for them.
Today's guest is Dr. Rubin Naiman, a psychologist, clinical assistant professor of medicine, and sleep and dream specialist at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.  He has become a leader in the development of integrative approaches to sleep and dream health. He looks at sleep and dreaming as spiritual practices and shares how we can better understand who we are through our dreams and our unconscious.
Scientist, Musician and Medicine Man, Jeff Firewalker Schmidt shares his experiences diving into the fire of psychedelic medicine in the Amazon Jungle and the wisdom that emerged with him. In the Amazon, he met his now band-mate, John Medeski (Medeski, Martin, and Wood) and they formed St Disruption, who has a new album launching just as we speak with Jeff. Jeff shares his music and shows us why it is what the world needs to hear right now.
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.
Are you a little fed up with your partner sometimes? Or looking to be a better partner yourself? Our guests this week are a married couple, Nate and Kaley Klemp, who teach us how to be better, more mindful partners. They are mindfulness and organizational dynamic experts who get real about strategies to show up for the other person, even when the other partner might not be so mindful all the time. Use promo code MuseStressLess at
Judson is a psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author of the book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal your Mind. He has combined his expertise in mindfulness, habit, and behavioral change, and neuroscience to create practical tools to help unwind anxiety. The interview offers several ways to uncover what triggers anxiety and how to identify and break these anxiety habits using a variety of methods, including mindfulness and reward-based learning.
Fasting has been demonstrated to have tremendous benefits for longevity, weight loss, spiritual practice, and overall health. And Dave Asprey shows us how to biohack our way to the benefits of fasting without feeling hungry, and while remaining clear-headed and full of energy. Sounds impossible? It’s not. Dave will show you how!
Today’s guest is Sharon Salzberg, one of the most prominent voices in the field of meditation, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, and author of 11 books including the NY Times Best Seller Real Happiness. Our conversation is about her newest book, Real change, Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World. It’s an incredibly timely book because she shares great examples of how we can bridge the worlds of mindfulness and social action. Sharon has a way of expressing complex ideas in her signature, down-to-earth style. She invites us to rethink how we approach some of our most difficult emotions with grace and dignity.
Got the Covid Blues? Want to feel some moments of joy? Or are you feeling good and looking to feel even better? Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, a “professor of happiness” gives us practical tools and insights into improving our mood, no matter what we are currently feeling, and permission to be wherever we are right now.
Daphne Rose Kingma is the best-selling author of 12 books on love and relationships. She shares some tough questions on why relationships can be so challenging--spoiler alert!--expecting others to read our minds is a bad idea. She shares her juicy wisdom on navigating relationships, learning to love, how to be a better partner, and more!
Just in time for Valentine's day- here are some great tools to ease covid relationship stress tension. Dr. Stan Tatkin, legendary relationship therapist and author of Wired for Dating and Wired for Love, teaches us techniques to break any tension that can build up 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.
Eric Maisel is a psychotherapist, teacher, coach, and author. His most recent book is called The Power of Daily Practice: How Creative and Performing Artists (and Everyone Else) Can Finally Meet Their Goals. The idea is that a Daily Practice is a muscle that can be acquired and can lead to genuine accomplishments. Meditation is one daily practice, but this book talks about 18 different practices for the many different parts of our lives and it includes the necessary elements of a practice…like self-discipline, self-direction, and devotion, and the many challenges we can, in fact, overcome to optimize our practices. Lots of great food for thought!
After last year, we might be a little shy to do visioning or goal setting for 2021, but this week’s guest, learning expert Candice Faktor, makes it empowering to do this year. She guides us in how to create inspiring guiding principles for the year and then allow the year to unfold as it will, in service of you. In this episode, she’ll walk you through how to do it, step by step, and shares insightful jewels of wisdom along the way.
Kristin Neff is the author of "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself", and is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion. 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.
Nina Grae is an exceptional singer song-writer who in this episode inspires us with her wisdom and moves us with her music, to recognize that we have the power to be the creators of our own life. Nina shows us how to “cut through the noise” of 2021 to find our own voice.
Dr. Elisha Goldstein is a psychologist, author, speaker, and the co-founder of the center for mindful living in LA. He's also one of our top teachers on Muse and Meditation Studio. Elisha shares some jewels from his new Life Shift program designed to help us make more graceful and lasting transitions — and life changes this year. He talks about the messiness of change, the importance of connecting with our hearts and minds, visualizing what we want to change so that it really sticks, understanding the reality of our interconnections with others, and building our emotional vocabulary so we’re able to better understand and communicate how we’re feeling. There’s great inspiration here for getting unstuck — regardless of where you might be stuck.
Each year we like to reflect on the top five things we’ve learned from our wise and inspiring Untangle guests. This year has been unusually hard to navigate, so our guests have focused on helping us to stay more grounded and they have inspired us to learn new ways to care for ourselves and our families. 2020 has also underscored the importance of cultivating our internal resources…which give us the tools we need to control the things we can, in fact, control. We hope that as we close out 2020…and look forward to 2021, we’re feeling more introspective than isolated and we hope that we’re even feeling a little more connected to what is most meaningful in our lives... We framed the top five as questions so we can keep reflecting on these together. We would love to hear what you’ve learned this year and what has sparked your curiosity, so please send in your thoughts to We at Untangle, are wishing you much health and happiness in the coming year. We hope that all your connections are meaningful…and that you are surrounded by loved ones who help you to flourish and to be your best self, despite the unexpected circumstances we all inevitably face. And…we wish you love and equanimity.
Shannon Harvey is an award-winning Australian health journalist, author, and filmmaker. In her film (and now a book, My Year of Living Mindfully), Shannon committed to meditating every day for 365 days. She enlisted a team of top scientists from around the world to track everything from her stress hormones to her immune function to her cellular aging and gene expression to her subjective wellbeing. Overwhelmed with insomnia, autoimmune disease, and a family history of mental health issues, Shannon was highly motivated to find a way to address the challenges she faced, and those we all face with the growing epidemics of stress, anxiety, depression, and addiction. The results were surprising! She hopes that the film will spark meaningful conversations and help all of us feel more grounded and calm as we face the inevitable challenges of being human.
Comments (6)

Macaulay Ward

#psychedelics #healing #ptsd #addiction

Feb 22nd

Francine Katz

great request for talk with Colin O'Brady, 1st person to cross Antarctica in 54 day a solo trek unassisted great story

Aug 18th

Francine Katz

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Aug 3rd

Diane Poling

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Nov 1st

Vivek Sundaram

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Jul 1st

Maureen Smith

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Jan 13th
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