This podcast is my journey as a curious millennial figuring out what it means to live fully through meditation by bringing on the greatest minds of our day.
Meditators Among Us: Marshall Kupka-Moore
Marshall and I met earlier this year and formed a very close bond immediately through being facilitators of the satsang we created, Unity Community. His depth of experiential knowledge and wisdom from all of the text he's read always make for a fascinating conversation. He talks about deep stuff while also making it digestible to any audience. There's something for everyone in this episode!
We chat about:
Starting Meditation in College His trips to India with the Emory Tibetan Science Center initiative Being an Interdisciplinary studies major and studying compassion Cultivating compassion Where his thirst for knowledge comes from Using suffering to create meaning Compassion and Emptiness His Spiritual milestones What is the self? Couple of riffs on death Co-founding Source Wellness Much more!
CZ 090: Asha Tarry, Author "Adulting as a Millennial"
In a time where there is so much uncertainty and many reasons to be pessimistic about the future, Asha brings us a breath of fresh air and provides us insight that brings hope. As a Black Woman, those things don't come easy but Asha puts in the internal work to be able to show up in a meaningful way for herself and for those around her.
Asha Tarry is an author, an award-winning community mental health advocate, psychotherapist, and certified life coach. As a treating provider, Asha has 20 years of experience providing evaluations, diagnoses, treatment, and life-enhancing skills to children, adults, families, and couples.
We talk about:
A book by Arrianna huffington that got her into meditation How to know what to say no to How mindfulness can help with trauma Allowing awareness to be held in a safe place internally Asha’s experience of the current racial climate Power of doing the work yourself first How she has a positive outlook on life during COVID and the social injustice Why cynicism doesnt serve her Her book: Adulting as a Millennial and the guidance it provides What goes into the difficulties of millennials coming into adulthood Finding your purpose innately
CZ 089: Ada Velonis, Marmalade + Kindness founder, Mindfulness teacher
Ada Velonis is the Founder of Marmalade + Kindness. Born and raised in Melbourne, she has always had a passion for baking and cooking. Being of Greek descent, food has always played a prominent role in practicing her culture and shaping her identity. Her fondest food memories are those she spent learning traditional holiday recipes under the wing of her beloved grandmother.
Inspired by her own experience, she decided to create Marmalade + Kindness as a way to share her food journey with loved ones in Australia, and to encourage others worldwide to practice ‘mindful cooking’.
We talk about:
How her love of cooking came about What mindful cooking is all about and why everyone can do it Why cooking is therapeutic for her and can be for others How Marmalade + Kindness came to be Her mantra of "practice makes progress" Her mother allowing Ada to be herself which has helped her in adulthood The inward and outward experience of cooking Why cooking in the kitchen doesn't always have to be Zen! Her favorite meal A wonderful guided meditation at the end with a beautiful poem Marmalade and Kindness
Meditators Among Us: Andre Keuck
Andre is in tune with life in a very fascinating way. He reached the milestone of 24,000 minutes meditated so I had to have him on the show to talk about his journey. We chat about:
Imitating Pop cultures version of meditation when he started How meditation has had a domino effect on his life "Metacognition of your own life's soundtrack" Recognizing the Unity of Humanity “Would a meditator do this?” How meditation influenced his decision making skills Meditation and it's utility during COVID-19 and the racial climate Much more!
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CZ 088: Janelle Christa, Spiritual Ninja, Conscious Entertainment Expert
Janelle Christa is a Hollywood coach, actress, producer, and screenwriter, and creator of “conscious entertainment”. Having come from a history of affairs, divorce, and family dysfunction as well as a bi-polar diagnosis, she strongly believes that happiness is a choice. Janelle’s level of expertise sees her coaching celebrity clients and people from all walks of life seeking to bring fulfillment into their lives. Janelle is also a founder of conscious production company Le Murian Dreams. Her and I talked about:
The power of visualizations that got her into meditation How her adverse experiences caused her to dig deep into herself and turn her life around The power of tapping into your state of being How influential hope was in helping her turn her life around Why we should share our vulnerabilities Creating Conscious Media and movies What being a member of the #zerofucksclub means to her Much more!
Meditators Among Us: Alex Stokes
Alex and I met through a couple of friends just over 2 months ago now. I immediately felt his understanding of the world and the way that he articulated it was something special, so I had to have him on the podcast. I know that you'll feel the same way after listening to our conversation. We talk about:
His introduction to meditation How he got into Tai Chi How Tai Chi enhanced his meditation practice The power of letting go An explanation of Tai Chi and the Water method Experiencing our physical body An elegant explanation of our existence on this planet How Tai Chi has helped him during Covid and the climate of racial injustice. Much more!
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Perfect for any millennial wanting to have a fuller, richer experience of life. The real deal!
Nick and Zach are the real deal. This podcast brilliantly asks the right questions and receives very honest and real answers from people in the field of mindfulness who are doing great work. No matter how I'm feeling, the vibes these guys bring are perfect whether I enter happy, sad, stressed, or relaxed. I love being able to directly apply the learning with a guided meditation at the end of each episode. I'm excited for this show to grow and effect people in a powerful way. Highly recommended for any millennial wanting to have a fuller, richer experience in life.
Much needed guidance to regain control of my busy mind
The Catching Z's podcast is a phenomenal source of guidance to meditation and mindfulness for the busy millennial. In the age of constant connectivity, Nick and Zach have opened my eyes to a powerful tool to slow down and gain control over my own crazy brain.
This show is a great resource for millennials with any level of meditation experience.