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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. Follow him @bemorewithanu.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Macaulay Ward

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Feb 22nd
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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
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Francine Katz

👍great talk filled with so many pearls to assist simple and elegant!

Aug 3rd
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Diane Poling

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Nov 1st
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Vivek Sundaram

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Jul 1st
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Jan 13th
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