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Tell Me Something True is for people who want to fall in love with the mystery of life again. Practical, fun, and provocative conversations that use the lenses of psychology, philosophy, creativity, science, and spirituality to help us discover the surprising things that make life meaningful. Laura McKowen, the host, is the best-selling author of We Are The Luckiest, a "raw, deep and hopeful" memoir. Laura brings hard-won life experience, a searing curiosity, and deep passion for others to every conversation.

Tell Me Something True with Laura McKowen Mikel Ellcessor, Laura McKowen

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Tell Me Something True is for people who want to fall in love with the mystery of life again. Practical, fun, and provocative conversations that use the lenses of psychology, philosophy, creativity, science, and spirituality to help us discover the surprising things that make life meaningful. Laura McKowen, the host, is the best-selling author of We Are The Luckiest, a "raw, deep and hopeful" memoir. Laura brings hard-won life experience, a searing curiosity, and deep passion for others to every conversation.

    Elena Brower on a Life of Openness

    Elena Brower on a Life of Openness

    It’s possible to joyfully embrace the life of a student.

    We’ve seen it and now you will, too.

    Elena Brower is a yoga and meditation teacher. She’s also the author of many books, including “The Art of Attention,” the beloved “Practice You” journal, and the follow-up, “Being You.” She’s an artist and a poet, too. And yet none of those labels really encompass all of her.

    Elena is a point of clarity in a world that can feel very fuzzy at times and in this episode of TMST, Elena is a passionate advocate for the role of elders - and why we need to embrace aging and becoming elders ourselves! There is power and joy in aging and Elena speaks to that with such eloquence.

    Say hi to Elena here: https://elenabrower.com/
    The Practice You journal: https://practiceyou.com/

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    • 58 min
    Africa Brooke on Freedom from Self-Censorship

    Africa Brooke on Freedom from Self-Censorship

    Where are you self-censoring and what is it costing you?

    Africa Brooke is on a mission to get us to ask these questions... and then cut it out!

    Hailing from Zimbabwe via London, Africa is a mindset coach who works with high profile individuals to navigate the world’s accelerating complexity. Laura came to know her a few years back as the enigmatic woman in the UK who talked about sex and pleasure (in sobriety). But then, in 2020, she started talking about self-censorship in a striking, clarifying way and the world stood up and said, “tell me more!”

    We love the nuance and grace towards others that she brings to tough subjects. Dig in. Enjoy!

    Africa Brooke’s site & her essay that has been read +3M times: An open letter: why I'm leaving the cult of wokeness
    Laura’s essay: Leaving The Bouncy House of Social Media

    Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.

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    • 53 min
    Peter Rollins and The Happiness Paradox

    Peter Rollins and The Happiness Paradox

    We don’t often hear the word POLYMATH, probably because there aren’t very many.

    It’s the perfect way to describe Peter Rollins, though. He’s that rare person who can deftly weave a huge range of ideas to help us think through big, complex issues.

    Also… bonus! Peter Rollins is a hell of a hang.

    Integrating psychology, history, theology, philosophy, and the X factor of the Irish storyteller, Peter Rollins provides us with his singular view on human nature. We found many moments during post-production where we replayed sections over and over to savor what Peter shared - we think you will, too.

    Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.

    Peter’s site: https://peterrollins.com/
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    yung pueblo on The Search for Equanimity

    yung pueblo on The Search for Equanimity

    What’s it like to FULLY embrace being a work in progress?

    yung pueblo is the pen name for Diego Perez. Over the course of two books and a growing on-line presence, Perez is showing what it means to live a life of becoming. In this episode of TMST, Diego Perez shares how he grew into his meditation practice, what it means to keep social media and outside influences in perspective, and why the search for equanimity is vital.

    In a conversation that’s candid, approachable, practical, and funny, Laura and Diego explore the ways we’re all practicing, evolving and growing.

    Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.

    Support TMST and keep it ad-free: https://tmst.supercast.com/
    Join our free on-line community (it’s NOT a Facebook group!): https://www.tmstpod.com/

    • 44 min
    Cheryl Strayed and The Savage Truth

    Cheryl Strayed and The Savage Truth

    What are Savage Truths?

    Facing your own mediocrity. Accepting the finality of something profoundly tragic by turning it into something beautiful.

    From Dear Sugar, to WILD, TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, TORCH and BRAVE ENOUGH, Cheryl Strayed has been quietly, persistently challenging us to discover the Savage Truth by stopping, getting quiet and truly listening to our own voice. We’re thrilled and grateful she joined us for the premiere episode of TMST.

    Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.

    Support TMST and keep it ad-free: https://tmst.supercast.com/
    Join our free on-line community (it’s NOT a Facebook group!): https://www.tmstpod.com/

    • 57 min
    Tell Me Something True Trailer

    Tell Me Something True Trailer

    Coming Thursday, June 24 - a new show from Laura McKowen, author of We Are The Luckiest and founder of The Luckiest Club, & Mikel Ellcessor, co-creator of Radiolab and Limina House.

    • 4 min

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