Join Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher Dr Lauren Tober, for intimate conversations on life, gratitude, wellness and spirituality with some of the world's best teachers and thought leaders.
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Dr Arne Rubenstein - On Rites of Passage
Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Dr Arne Rubenstein to talk about rites of passage. Arne is a father, medical doctor, the CEO of the Rites of Passage Institute and the author of ‘The Making of Men’.
In this episode, we talk not only about the importance of rites of passage for young people in our communities, but also about rites of passage at all ages, the three key elements in rites of passage, the stages we move through from youth, adult to elder, and what to do if your adult partner is stuck in what Arne calls ‘boy psychology.’
Deb Roberts - On normalising mental health
Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Dr Deb Roberts, a writer, speaker and yoga teacher who is committed to normalising mental health challenges. Deb is an Adjunct Faculty member at Monash University in Australia and an ambassador, writer and speaker for Beyond Blue, an Australian mental health service.
In the interview, Deb speaks about about her journey with depression and anxiety during her teenage years and into adulthood, how yoga has been supportive for her in overcoming mental health challenges, the role that medication and ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) has played in her life, and what we can do, as a society to reduce the stigma of mental illness and improve mental health.
Annalee Atia - On fierce advocacy for birthing
Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Annalee Atia to talk about pregnancy, birth and beyond. Annalee is a producer, co-founder of the non-profit PBB Media, the current National President of Maternity Choices Australia and is a fierce advocate for women, and human rights in childbirth. In this intimate conversation, Annalee shares her own birth story in Israel, where her parents had an illegal home birth, and we discuss pregnancy, birthing, continuity of care, advocacy and trusting your own body and intuition in the process.
Zenith Virago - On Death, Dying and Living a Good Life
Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Zenith Virago, to talk about death, dying well, what happens after we die, and living a life well lived. Zenith is a deathwalker, the co author of the book The Intimacy of Death and Dying, and the subject of the documentary, Zen & the Art of Dying. Zenith has been at the forefront and a leading pioneer of dying well, family led body care, meaningful and appropriate ceremony, and informing and educating communities to reclaim and be empowered before, during and after death.
Ella Noah Bancroft - On Decolonising the Mind, Returning to Country and Overcoming Racism
Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Ella Noah Bancroft, talking about decolonising the mind, returning to country and overcoming racism.
Ella is a Bundjalung woman based in the Byron Shire in Australia. She is an artist, storyteller, director, mentor and founder of The Returning.
Ella is a poetic feminist, passionate about re-wilding the world and the feminine force from the multifaceted lens of culture, heritage, gender, politics, identity and sexuality. Her work discusses themes of identity, intersectionality, culture, the feminine force and living a life of integrity, connection and creativity.
And at the end of the interview, Ella reads to us her favourite poem from her new book It Takes Courage to Tell the Truth, called A Letter to My Daughter.
Chara Caruthers - On Yoga, Ayurveda and Living Like You Love Yourself
Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner Chara Caruthers to talk about her journey from working as an Engineer to teaching yoga, and why it’s not such a big jump! We also speak about the science of Ayurveda and how to figure out your own ayurvedic constitution, her number one tip for bringing the teachings and wisdom of ayurveda into your daily life, and why it’s so important to eat like you love yourself.
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One of my favourite new podcasts.. I love the gentleness, honesty and sense of gratitude it brings and the openness of interviewees.. thank you for this beautiful space! Anni
I love Lauren’s podcasts, she is so soothing to listen to and the questions she asks are so well-thought out and insightful. Always learn a lot from her I interviews.
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I love Lauren's style. It's sweet, gentle and welcoming. She gets to the heart of the topics and lets the interviewee have voice. The conversations and people Lauren interviews are always inspiring, insightful and interesting. Keep up the great work. :)