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Spiritual Teachings, where Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher of Sounds True interviews spiritual teachers, visionary writers, and living luminaries about their newest work and current challenges—the growing edge of their inner inquiry and outer contribution to the world.

Sounds True: Insights at the Edge Tami Simon

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    • 4.6, 135 Ratings

Spiritual Teachings, where Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher of Sounds True interviews spiritual teachers, visionary writers, and living luminaries about their newest work and current challenges—the growing edge of their inner inquiry and outer contribution to the world.

    Pema Chödrön: “Compassionate Abiding”

    Pema Chödrön: “Compassionate Abiding”

    How do we find a sense of stability when everything seems so groundless? Pema Chödrön is celebrated around the world for her ability to help us turn toward things that are difficult and embrace our uncertainty. In this week's podcast, Pema joins Tami to share her one-of-a-kind guidance, including a special practice she calls "compassionate abiding." Tami and Pema also talk about how to stay embodied when panic arises, accessing the wisdom inherent in our emotions, and the importance of cultivating "unconditional friendship" and befriending even those parts of ourselves that we want to reject.

    • 44 min
    Steve Macadam: Enabling the Full Release of Human Possibility … at Work

    Steve Macadam: Enabling the Full Release of Human Possibility … at Work

    Steve Macadam was, for 12 years, the President and CEO of EnPro, a $1.4 billion publicly traded company. He received a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky, an MS in finance from Boston College, and an MBA from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar. He currently serves as an independent director on the boards of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation and Valvoline Inc. In this week's podcast, Tami and Steve discuss what it means for a company to have "dual bottom lines," and the aspiration to create a business with the formal purpose of enabling the full release of human possibility. (1 hour, 13 minutes)

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Donna Eden: Uplifting Energy

    Donna Eden: Uplifting Energy

    Tami Simon speaks with Donna Eden, a renowned energy medicine expert who has taught throughout the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and South America. Along with her partner, Dr. David Feinstein, Donna is author of the books Energy Medicine and Energy Medicine for Women. With Sounds True she has produced the multimedia program The Energy Medicine Kit. In this episode, Tami speaks with Donna about her experiences as someone who both sees energy and has healed herself from serious medical challenges. Donna also shares two energy practices: a technique to evolve our fight-flight-or-freeze response, and another for opening with total trust to the energy of the heavens. (1 hour, 3 minutes)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Joan Chittister: Presence and Perpetual Goodness

    Joan Chittister: Presence and Perpetual Goodness

    Sister Joan Chittister is an American theologian, Benedictine nun, and the author of more than 50 books. For over 40 years, she has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women's issues, and church renewal. This week's podcast shares with you an excerpt from Sister Joan's audio program, Catching Fire: Being Transformed, Becoming Transforming, a seven-hour conversation with Tami Simon intended to spark the fire of the divine within each one of us.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Scott Shute: Moving from Me to We: Compassion at Work

    Scott Shute: Moving from Me to We: Compassion at Work

    Scott Shute is the head of LinkedIn’s Mindfulness and Compassion Programs and a featured trainer in the Inner MBA, a nine-month immersion program that Sounds True has created in partnership with LinkedIn, Wisdom 2.0, and MindfulNYU. In this week’s podcast, Tami Simon and Scott discuss the new revolution that is underway at today’s workplaces. Their conversation explores the importance of being present in order to find strength from the inside, learning to relax our minds and bodies, integrating spirituality and business, the power of compassion to shift a workplace from “me-centered” to “we-centered,” and much more. (57 minutes)

    • 57 min
    Dr. Lise Van Susteren: Emotional Inflammation: A Condition of Our Time

    Dr. Lise Van Susteren: Emotional Inflammation: A Condition of Our Time

    Dr. Lise Van Susteren is a psychiatrist in private practice in Washington, DC, and has served as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University. With her writing partner, Stacey Colino, she has authored the new book Emotional Inflammation: Discover Your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Dr. Van Susteren joins Tami Simon to discuss the modern condition she calls emotional inflammation, the primary drivers behind it, and her innovative RESTORE process for coming back into balance and wholeness in our lives. (1 hour, 2 minutes)

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

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The very best.

Insights at the Edge is simply the best podcast ever. I listen to many episodes several times. Tami Simon does such an excellent job asking just the right questions to be sure listeners grasp the key aspects of each person’s work.

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Interview with Thich Nhat Hahn

I took the time this morning to listen to this interview and closed my eyes and soaked in all that this wise man had to say. It was a truly calming and enlightening experience. Thank you so much for airing this episode at a time that these words truly help to cope and reflect on this experience that we are all sharing in.

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Cate Stillman

I found this interview to be so helpful. Tami brings out the power of Cate’s understanding of the five elements in strengthening our immune system. It’s so empowering to take action when I really listen to my needs and Cate reminded me of this. Thank you both. Keltie

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