Mindfulness Monday is hosted by author Ora Nadrich, founder and president of The Institute For Transformational Thinking. Ora interviews best selling authors, and thought leaders in the areas of Mindfulness, meditation, yoga, health, addiction, education, business, leadership and more. Listeners will not only get the expertise each guest brings to the conversation, but also personal stories as to how these experts got to the top of their fields.
Episode 31: Lisa Tahir, The Chiron Effect and All Things Therapy
In this final episode of the Mindfulness Monday series, Ora Nadrich shares a discussion with Lisa Tahir, the host of All Things Therapy Podcast by Author Lisa Tahir.
About Lisa Tahir:
Lisa Tahir is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both California and Louisiana, with private practice office locations and residences in Los Angeles and New Orleans.
Lisa is passionately committed to working with people to heal through all of the senses of the body by utilizing: intuition, therapy, energy healing, meditation, Reiki healing, crystal healing, nutrition, sound frequencies, yoga, exercise, podcasting, writing, teaching, and speaking on topics related to psychoastrology, spirituality, emotional health, and mental well-being. She has done this work professionally since 1998.
Lisa enjoys maintaining fitness through many self-care practices and activities that range from meditation, reading, writing, glass art, running, indoor rock climbing, yoga, surfing, traveling, spending time with family, and loved ones.
She is certified in EMDR Level I, Reiki Level II, and as a Thought Coach through The Institute For Transformational Thinking.
Lisa hosts the popular weekly podcast, “All Things Therapy” found on LA Talk Radio, iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRADIO, Stitcher, YouTube, and other places where podcasts are found. She is a member of the United States Press Agency with credential #US8-DEP36535.
Lisa was voted “Top Woman in Business” by New Orleans City Business. She has been published as “Top Person to Watch” by New Orleans Magazine. Tahir was published in New Orleans City Business “Paths To Excellence” for the US Patent she holds for her invention of “The CHAIR-iot,” a modified workbench for people with disabilities to blow and cast glass safely from their wheelchairs at glass studios worldwide. Lisa is a member of Toastmasters International in Los Angeles, and has received numerous “Best Speaker” awards.
Learn more: https://www.nolatherapy.com/
Episode 30: Leaping into Creativity with Natalie Nixon
This episode of Mindfulness Monday with Ora Nadrich features Natalie Nixon!
Natalie Nixon, PhD changes lives through ideas. She is a creativity strategist who happily integrates wonder and rigor into her life and work. She converted a 16-year career as a professor into a successful consulting practice. At Figure 8 Thinking, she emboldens leaders and organizations to apply creativity & foresight for transformative business results. Clients have included Comcast, Bloomberg, Vanguard and Living Cities. Natalie incorporates her background in anthropology and fashion, as well as her experiences living in Brazil, Israel, Germany, Sri Lanka, and Portugal to help her clients become more dynamic versions of themselves.
She is a global speaker and the author of The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work; the editor of Strategic Design Thinking: Innovation in Products, Services, Experiences, and Beyond; and a regular contributor to Inc. magazine on creativity, design thinking and the future of work. Natalie’s board experience includes: Trustee of Vassar College; The Philadelphia Art Commission; the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; and The Charter High School for Architecture & Design (CHAD).
Natalie earned a BA (honors) in Anthropology and Africana Studies from Vassar College; an MS in Global Textile Marketing from Thomas Jefferson University; and a PhD in Design Management from the University of Westminster in London. She is also certified as a Foresight Practitioner by the Institute for the Future.
When she’s not dancing up a storm in hip-hop class, she’s fine-tuning her foxtrot, salsa, and tango on the ballroom floor. She lives in her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her husband, John Nixon, and is the proud stepmother of Sydney.
Learn more: https://www.figure8thinking.com/about/
Episode 29: Mindfulness and Motherhood with Hunter Clarke-Fields
In this episode of Mindfulness Monday, Ora Nadrich shares a conversation with Hunter Clarke-Fields.
Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE, is a mindfulness mentor, coach, host of the Mindful Mama podcast, and creator of the Mindful Parenting online course. She coaches moms on how to cultivate mindfulness in their daily lives.
Learn more: https://www.mindfulmamamentor.com/about.php
Episode 28: Justin Michael Williams and The Intersection of Social Justice and Mindfulness
In this episode of Mindfulness Monday, Ora Nadrich shares a powerful discussion with Justin Michael Williams.
Justin Michael Williams works at the intersection of social justice, mindfulness, and personal growth—with a touch of music that brings it all to life. Whether it’s a workshop, keynote speech, podcast, concert, or panel discussion, Justin will wow your audience and give them practical tools to transform their lives.
Learn more: https://www.justinmichaelwilliams.com/epk
Episode 27: Michelle Silverthorn and How to Change the Workplace For Good with Authentic Diversity
In this episode of Mindfulness Monday, Ora Nadrich and Michelle Silverthorn, author of the groundbreaking book: Authentic Diversity- How To Change The Workplace For Good, discuss how to stay authentic in today's challenging times.
Michelle Silverthorn is a diversity and inclusion consultant who delivers trainings about antiracism, bias, equity, and inclusion for organizations.
Learn more: MichelleSilverthorn.com
Episode 26: Exploring The Point After with Sean Conley
In this episode of Mindfulness Monday, Ora Nadrich shares a discussion with Sean Conley, author of The Point After - How One Resilient Kicker Learned There Was More To Live Than The NFL.
A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Sean Conley fell in love with kicking at age eight. After playing college football at the University of Pittsburgh, he began a dramatic, abbreviated NFL career, playing for the Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, and finally for the Scottish Claymores in Europe.
That journey came with a price. As a result of overtraining, Sean suffered career-ending injuries. As part of his rehabilitation and regrouping, Sean became a dedicated yoga practitioner at the suggestion of his wife, Karen, a yoga instructor. He eventually embraced the mindfulness, meditation, and philosophy of yoga as a new life direction, and became a yoga teacher himself. He and his wife now own Amazing Yoga in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with three locations. Sean is the author of the Amazon Best Seller Amazing Yoga (Autumn House Press, 2010)and lives in Pittsburgh with Karen and their four children.
He’s the author of The Point After: How One Resilient Kicker Learned there was More to Life than the NFL. Sean has written for numerous publications including The Daily Cup of Yoga, The Change Blog, DoYouYoga, and Elephant Journal. He recently gave a Ted Talk about pursing dreams, resilience, reinvention, and gratitude.
Sean has been teaching for over 18 years. He leads yoga trainings and retreats all over the world. He has shared his love of yoga with lawyers, Hollywood actors, doctors, and people from all walks of life. He has worked with professional sports teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and The University of Pittsburgh basketball team.
Learn more: seanconley.net
MInd and Heart expanding Podcast
Ora is a brilliant and thoughtful host who goes deep into psycho-spiritual topics that relate to our daily lives while integrating her expertise in mindfulness to the conversation. Fantastic podcast!
Warm, wonderful and wise!
I’ve been a longtime follower of Ora’s work, and her wisdom is so incredibly unique and special. Brilliant, articulate, soulful and deep - she deftly steers each conversation with an open heart and incredible mind. I highly suggest this podcast, as well as her LIVE broadcasts that I watch every Monday + is a fantastic way to begin each week! 💕
Informative & Inspirational
Mindfulness Monday is a great listen for those wanting to hear authors and leaders in their field. I enjoy the natural flow of conversation and the beautiful pearls of wisdom. Ora’s voice is soothing to the ear. Highly recommend for a splash of mindfulness in your day, especially during these times we are all moving through together.