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.
Chip Conley - Iconic Entrepreneur on Finding Meaning and Purpose Through Life Transitions
Rebel entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author with five books published so far, Chip Conley disrupted the hospitality industry at age 26. With confidence from his education at Stanford University and his entrepreneurial spirit, he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality — transforming an inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. Next, after some interesting experiences he shares, he served as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for four years. NEXT…in his early 50’s, he went on to found the Modern Elder Academy (MEA), where he and his team have developed a new roadmap for midlife that is offered at an oceanfront campus in Mexico, and online. Transitions happen for all of us…often. While his focus is on mid-life — there is much to be gained for those of us at any age. You can check out Chip’s Modern elder academy 8-week online course with over 30 experts, covering how you can live and work with more purpose….starts October 15 — register at modernelderacademy.com.
Encore - Rick Doblin - How Legal Psychedelics Work to Deepen our Self Awareness
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.
Dr. Shauna Shapiro - Activate Your Superpowers: Mindfulness, Self Compassion, & Neuroplasticity
Today’s guest is Dr. Shauna Shapiro. Shauna is a best-selling author, professor, clinical psychologist, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She has spent two decades studying the benefits of mindfulness and compassion, publishing over 150 papers and three critically acclaimed books. Her TEDx Talk, What You Practice Grows Stronger, has been viewed over 3 million times, and this concept is key to her philosophy.
Her book, Good Morning, I love you…encompasses the full range of practices that help us to grow both our meditation and compassion practices. I think you’ll find it interesting to learn how she decided to name her book.
Encore episode- Danette May - How to Manifest Your Dreams: A Personal Story & Step by Step Process
Manifesting what you want in life is a tantalizing prospect. Danette May shares her amazing story of how her mindset, process, determination…. and some manifestation, made profound changes in her life. She shares her process of how to shift your own mind to manifest what you want. In the following episode, we explore what might be going on scientifically in the experience of manifestation.
Kyle Rand - Virtual Reality Staves off Loneliness, Social Isolation, and Depression
Kyle Rand founded a company called Rendever, which uses Virtual Reality technology to deliver experiences that help reduce social isolation and loneliness in the aging population.
They have created a large library of content from travel to symphonies to meditation and so much more. The experiences are transformative and they’ve been able to validate the effectiveness with data that shows its positive impact.
Kyle grew up volunteering in a senior living community — which has inspired this work — and he went on to study the cognitive decline in the aging population. His neuroscience research was largely focused on the link between functional structural changes in the brain that happen as you age.
That said, we think his technology and content have the potential to help many populations. Kyle was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2019 and Rendever was recently honored on the 2022 TIME list of 100 Most Influential Companies.
Encore - Koshin & Chodo: Our Favorite Zen Monks Tell All
Koshin Paley Ellison and Chodo Campbell, two Zen Buddhist practitioners in Manhattan, talk about what led them to their meditation practice, their work in end-of-life care, and their new book, "Awake at the Bedside". They share why intimacy with others is at the heart of contemplative care.