52 episodes

This is a podcast about striving to find balance in a world full of extremes. On it, Dena Jackson (Comedian, Writer and Meditation advocate) interviews comedians, actors, yogis, meditation leaders and other working professionals about what they do to find balance in their lives and manage their egos.

The Ego Podcas‪t‬ Wellness podcast by Dena Jackson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

This is a podcast about striving to find balance in a world full of extremes. On it, Dena Jackson (Comedian, Writer and Meditation advocate) interviews comedians, actors, yogis, meditation leaders and other working professionals about what they do to find balance in their lives and manage their egos.

    Episode 49: Back to Basics with Steve Hoffner

    Episode 49: Back to Basics with Steve Hoffner

    On episode 49 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by producer, director and head of 383 Pictures, Steve Hoffner! We discuss the importance of building a foundation for yourself when working in the entertainment business, checking your ego and meditation tactics that work for Steve! Enjoy! For more info about Steve please visit https://www.383pictures.com/.

    This episode was recorded in Toronto, Canada. Sound editing by Justin Ingraldi, music by Nick Reynoldson.

    • 47 min
    Episode 48: Mindfulness for Kids with Michelle Faber

    Episode 48: Mindfulness for Kids with Michelle Faber

    On episode 48 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by the Founder of Little Yogis, Michelle Faber! We discuss the program of Little Yogis, which incorporates yoga and mindfulness practices specifically for kids, teaching mindfulness to her own children and Michelle's own process with yoga. This was a wonderful episode that I'm delighted to share. For info on Michelle and Little Yogis, please visit: https://www.littleyogistoronto.com/

    This episode was recorded in Toronto, Canada. Sound editing by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

    • 36 min
    Episode 47: Achieving Your Goals with Mindfulness with Jess Koffman

    Episode 47: Achieving Your Goals with Mindfulness with Jess Koffman

    On episode 47 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by Mindfulness Teacher, Author and return guest, Jess Koffman! Jess is an extremely knowledgeable meditator and teacher who spends most of his time in the East studying and teaching mindfulness. On this continuation of our interview (on episode 40) Jess discusses how Mindfulness can help you achieve your goals, what's wrong with Spirituality today and the East vs Western teachings. This was a wonderful interview that I am delighted to share!
    For more info about Jess, his books and his upcoming classes (including his Mindfulness classes beginning in July and September 2019) please visit: http://jesskoffman.com/.

    This episode was recorded in Toronto, Canada. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

    • 59 min
    Episode 46: Ten Days of Silence with Leonard Chan and John Mostyn

    Episode 46: Ten Days of Silence with Leonard Chan and John Mostyn

    On episode 46 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by comedians John Mostyn and Leonard Chan. Apart from being two hilarious Canadian comedians, both John and Leonard have completed a ten day silent meditation retreat, also known as Vipassana. We discuss life in silence, what ten days in our own mind can do and the long term benefits of this practice. This was an extremely interesting episode that I highly recommend to anyone interested taking a leap with their practice. For more info about Leonard and John, you can follow them on social media @mostyncomedy and @theleonardchan.

    This episode was recorded in Toronto, Canada. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

    • 51 min
    Episode 45: Fight or Flight with Cynthia Thurlow

    Episode 45: Fight or Flight with Cynthia Thurlow

    On episode 45 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by Wellness Expert TEDx Speaker, Nutritionist and Nurse Practitioner, Cynthia Thurlow. We discuss the parasympathetic nervous system, defining wellness and showing love and kindness to our bodies. This was an extremely interesting episode that I am delighted to share. For more info about Cynthia, her podcast "Everyday Wellness" and her upcoming talks, please follow her @cht_wellness.

    This episode was recorded via Skype and edited by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

    • 36 min
    Episode 44: How to Manifest What You Want with Ernie Vicente

    Episode 44: How to Manifest What You Want with Ernie Vicente

    On episode 44, Comedian and Youtuber Ernie Vicente joins us to discuss the Law of Attraction and how to manifest what you want in life. This episode coincides nicely with episode 35 on the Law of Attraction as Ernie provides evidence if his own manifestations as well as advice and books he recommends for listeners. Ernie also hosts a Youtube channel called "Ernspire" where he provides uplifting videos that mirror his positive experiences with the Law of Attraction. For more info on Ernie, his comedy and his upcoming projects you can follow him on social media @ernievicente.

    This episode was recorded in Toronto, Canada. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

argosgirl101 ,

Number one fan

I am a huge fan of the ego podcast I am also a huge fan of Dena’s watched her standup comedy show for a few years find her very funny and also a really great person

D'mama ,

Thank you!

Dena, thanks for doing the work to bring so much amazing insight and perspective to us; your listeners. Every episode offers great value.
I love the format and always learn something new.
Super important work you’re doing!
Thank you.

Riptidetogo12 ,

Relaxing and informative.

Very interesting conversations and Dena really calms me.

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