Commune is a podcast where we explore the ideas and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy, purpose-filled lives. We believe personal and societal health are two sides of the same coin, and that cultivating personal wellness is the first step toward making the world well. We connect with experts, scientists, and storytellers around food, health, social impact, mindfulness and movement practices, personal growth, and environmental action. In addition to being a podcast, Commune is also an online course platform where thousands of participants take each course together, day-by-day, for free. We then provide social tools that empower participants to form local action groups and implement their new knowledge in their communities.
Dr. Zach Bush: Nature’s Quest for Coherence
From the carbon cycle to our feminine and masculine forms, the universe naturally organizes itself into incredibly complex yet beautifully harmonious systems. What does the innate intelligence of nature tell us about our purpose as humans here on Earth? In answering that question, Zach and Jeff follow light energy from the sun to human cells — and even into black holes.
To try Zach’s new Commune course, The Vital Roots of Human Health, for free, visit onecommune.com/zachbush.
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Byron Katie: He's Trying to Control Me
Today's episode is an excerpt from the Commune course, The Work of Byron Katie. In this session, Laurie is recalling a situation in which she felt her partner was trying to control her. Katie then walks Laurie through the essential process of The Work: Is it true? Can you absolutely know that it's true? How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought? And, who would you be without the thought? These four questions are followed by turning around the thought to experience the opposites of the thought.
You watch this full course for free – including access to the worksheets – with a 14-day free trial of Commune Membership. Just go to onecommune.com/trial.
You can learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. And connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune.
Thanksgiving Special: Schuyler Puts Jeff in the Hot Seat
The tables have turned as Commune Podcast host Jeff Krasno responds to questions from his wife Schuyler. The scope of guests here on the Commune Podcast is quite broad, and in the process of researching and hosting this podcast Jeff has gradually woven many of those threads into a unique philosophical worldview. This informal interview goes on a rambling journey through disparate domains — from neuroscience and the carbon cycle to Stoicism and Taoism.
You can learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. And follow Jeff's ramblings on Instagram at @jeffkrasno and @onecommune.
Dr. Jolene Brighten: What Your Hormones Are Trying to Tell You
Think about your hormones like a symphony. When every instrument is in tune, they play a lovely song. If just one instrument is out of tune or one hormone is out of balance, you hear it — and you feel it. This hour-long excerpt from Dr. Jolene Brighten's Commune course, Balance Your Hormones will give you an overview of your primary hormones and how they interact with your mood, weight, skin, and overall health and vitality.
Resources: Take the Hormone Balancing Quiz at onecommune.com/hormone-quiz. Take the whole course with a free 14-day Commune Membership trial at onecommune.com/trial.
Rabbi Mordecai Finley: Living a Life of Goodness
Rabbi Mordecai Finley is a philosopher and religious leader renowned for articulating truths about the human condition through the Old Testament and Kabbalah as well as ancient Greek and Eastern wisdom. Today’s episode merges the spiritual and rational in service of living with purpose, love, morality, and healthy communication.
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Commusings: To Meat or Not to Meat?
You don’t exactly “get protein from eating protein.” Some two hundred thousand proteins are synthesized by your cells using 21 amino acids — nine of which are not made endogenously in your body. So, you need to consume these nine essential amino acids. But do they have to come from meat? And what are the physiological impacts of eating meat?
This spontaneous, bonus Commusings was published on Instagram by @jeffkrasno. You can also follow Commune @onecommune.
I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken
Eye-opening and engaging conversation 🙏
These conversations are revelatory. Absolutely loved listening to the episode with Paul Hawken on the climate crisis. To deny that humans exist apart from nature is incomprehensible, and we must accept that “nature doesn’t make mistakes - we made mistakes.”
The interviews with Dr. Zach Bush brought me to Commune Media, and I’ve since been working my way through more interviews, including Marianne Williamson, which are illuminating. Many thanks for your great work.