Join Rabbi Rami Shapiro as he interviews spiritual teachers, health experts, authors, and more from the pages of Spirituality & Health Magazine.
Dr. Deborah Egerton, Social Justice and the Enneagram
Dr. Deborah Threadgill Egerton is a psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, and IEA-certified Enneagram practitioner, consultant, and coach. She’s the founder and president of Trinity Transition Consultants, and the author of Know Justice Know Peace: A Transformative Journey of Social Justice, Anti-Racism, and Healing through the Power of the Enneagram.
The book is reviewed in the November/December issue of Spirituality & Health Magazine.
In this episode, Deborah and Rabbi Rami discuss the Enneagram, anti-racism, and how to counter "othering."
Ari Wallach, Becoming Great Ancestors
Ari Wallach is a futurist and the founder and executive director of Longpath Labs. A sought-after speaker on innovation, AI, and the future of public policy, Ari Wallach’s TEDTalk on longpath thinking has been viewed by 2.6 million people and has been translated into 21 languages.
His new book is Longpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs. Ari was interviewed for the November/December issue of Spirituality & Health.
In this episode, Ari and Rabbi Rami talk about planting trees for future generations, win-win relationships, and how to develop longpath thinking.
Adrienne van der Valk, Mindfulness Over Merlot
Adrienne van der Valk is a writer, podcaster, certified meditation and yoga teacher, recovery mentor, co-founder of REVA Recovery Support, and co-host of The Hangover Liberation Society podcast.
In her work as a trauma-informed recovery mentor, Adrienne teaches meditation and movement techniques to help her students align their minds and bodies with their vision for their sober lives. She draws on her background in social work and education as well as her personal journey with alcohol use disorder and years of research on the neuroscience of addiction to create her groundbreaking mentorship curriculum.
As an anti-racist feminist, she also speaks, writes, and teaches about the social and political roots of addiction. Adrienne’s work has been featured on the Messages & Methods and Not Your Little Lady podcasts, as well as Shout Out Atlanta, Real Food Whole Life, The Sober Curator, and Spirituality & Health. Download a free chapter from her forthcoming book Big Sober Energy at bigsoberenergy.com.
You can read her essay “Mindfulness Over Merlot” on the Spirituality & Health website.
In this episode, Adrienne and Rabbi Rami discuss sobriety, substance use disorder, and the power of mindfulness.
Dr. Carrie Wilkens, Beyond Addiction
Carrie Wilkens, PhD is co-founder and clinical director of the CMC in New York City, NY; Long Island, NY; and Washington, DC. She is cofounder of CMC: Berkshires, a private inpatient/residential program employing the same treatment approaches in Western Massachusetts, and cofounder and president of the CMC: Foundation for Change, a nonprofit organization with the mission of improving the dissemination of evidence-based ideas and strategies to professionals and loved ones of persons struggling with substance use through the Invitation to Change approach.
Wilkens is co-author of the award-winning books, Beyond Addiction, and The Beyond Addiction Workbook for Family and Friends: Evidence-Based Skills to Help a Loved-One Make Positive Change (New Harbinger), which was featured in Spirituality & Health's Sept/Oct 2022 feature "Books We Love." She is also contributor to a user-friendly workbook, The Parent’s 20 Minute Guide.
In this episode, Carrie and Rabbi Rami discuss addiction and recovery, caring for loved ones in addiction, and using curiosity to encourage change.
Mark Nepo, Surviving Storms
Mark Nepo moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his New York Times-bestseller, The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time.” His books have been translated into more than 20 languages.
His latest book, out now, is Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity. His essay “To Admire” is featured in the September/October issue of Spirituality & Health.
In this episode, Mark and Rabbi Rami discuss the “dark night” of mankind, how to counter fracture and divisiveness, and the sweetness of mindful moments with loved ones.
Dr. Rachel Turow, The Self-Talk Workout
Dr. Rachel Goldsmith Turow is a psychotherapist in private practice, a research scientist, and an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has trained hundreds of individuals to use mindfulness, self-compassion, and cognitive behavioral skills to transform their self-criticism into self-encouragement and to cultivate resilience.
An excerpt from her most recent book, The Self-Talk Workout: Six Science-Backed Strategies to Dissolve Self-Criticism and Transform the Voice in Your Head, is featured in the September/October print issue of Spirituality & Health.
In this episode, Rachel and Rabbi Rami chat about self-talk vs. self-esteem, the writing process, and the healing power of mindfulness.
What an exciting (but much too short) program on dreams. Doing that little exercise tonight! Thank you
I’ve been feeding my soul by binge listening to Rabbi Rama xo
One of my favorites
Always informative, usually quite entertaining.
i listen to over 30 different podcasts; Rabbi Rami is about the most rational of all the hosts and interviewers.