66 episodes

My mission is to bring together medical and mental health healers, scientists, musicians, athletes, and spiritual leaders to find deeper meaning and joy to energize our work, connect to life deeply, and learn to be ourselves in a rapidly changing world, so that we can innovate and achieve powerful results where we are needed most.

The Soul of Life Keith Miller

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

My mission is to bring together medical and mental health healers, scientists, musicians, athletes, and spiritual leaders to find deeper meaning and joy to energize our work, connect to life deeply, and learn to be ourselves in a rapidly changing world, so that we can innovate and achieve powerful results where we are needed most.

    Ken Liu

    Ken Liu

    I speak with Ken Liu, author of The Paper Menagerie, a short story swept the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy awards. In his fantasy series The Dandelion Dynasty, the heroes are engineers, not wizards.

    Liu's work translating many Chinese sci-fi authors into English has helped many of these authors become huge successes in the U.S., most notably Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem.

    Ken says his fiction often projects East Asian history and culture onto the backdrop of the modern American Empire

    • 48 min
    The Legacy of Len Bias

    The Legacy of Len Bias

    Dave Ungrady has been a man on a mission to tell the story of U. of MD basketball star Len Bias, who died of a cocaine overdose two days after he was drafted to the Boston Celtics in 1986.

    Next week Len Bias will finally be inducted into the NCAA Hall of Fame.

    We talk about the comparisons between Bias and Michael Jordan and former U.S. Drug Zhar Robert DuPont’s statement that Len Biases overdose from cocaine was the single most important date in U.S. history of drug abuse next to the founding of A

    • 46 min
    Kristin Neff: Fierce Self-Compassion

    Kristin Neff: Fierce Self-Compassion

    I speak with Dr. Kristin Neff, the person perhaps most responsible for researching the effects of self-compassion.

    She is the author of the 2011 bestselling book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself and her newest book, Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.

    Kristin leads us in a self-compassion meditation, and I ask her about the infectious positivity of the TV series character, Ted Lasso, played by Jason Sudeikis.

    • 48 min
    Monks That Make Beer: Spencer Brewery

    Monks That Make Beer: Spencer Brewery

    I speak with Fr Isaac Keeley, Trappist monk and Director of the Spencer Brewery at St. Joseph’s Abbey in the Central MA town of Spencer (my hometown).

    The Trappist monks of Spencer have lived a life of solitude and prayer on a 2,000 acre farm with a modest business selling jams and handmade ceremonial garments. But 10 years ago the brothers of Spencer started brewing beer.

    I asked Fr Isaac how they fit in the demands of running an industrial scale brewery with the contemplative life of the monaster

    • 40 min
    Jaime Clemmer: Heartbroken But Not Broken

    Jaime Clemmer: Heartbroken But Not Broken

    I speak with Jaime Clemmer, author of Heartbroken, But Not Broken, which offers readers an intimate recounting of how she got through any parent's worst nightmare–her son’s sudden death at the age of 10.

    Jaime’s story is a testament to us all that there are no bad emotions. There are no bad parts of our mind. When we can have a relationship to our feelings and embody them they can be productive and a vital part of having a balance mind and body.

    • 40 min
    Ketamine for Depression

    Ketamine for Depression

    I speak with Dr. Patrick Oliver about the only drug approved currently to treat suicidal ideation: Ketamine.

    Dr. Oliver is an emergency room physician that left the ER to start his own Ketamine infusion clinics because he saw a need that no one else was filling to offer life-saving treatment to people with severe depression.

    Says Oliver, "The depression just seems to go away."

    We discuss the safety of Ketamine even in treating severe depression that’s co-occurring with substance abuse.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Formerly Lori ,

Can’t wait to hear more

Just listened for the first time and heard at least half a dozen references to wonderful authors, books and therapies. Looking forward to hearing more.

Holinjer ,

Insightful Dialogue with Interesting Professionals

If you are looking for ways to expand your viewpoint on any subject or discipline you'll want to watch this show. Keith Miller has created a folksy friendly place where achievers can let their guard down and discuss the nuts and bolts of what inspires them and how they deal with life within their vocation. Somehow Keith has found a way to get his guests to open up and expose the inner landscape that is usually hidden from the rest of us. The variety of people and disciplines will keep you coming back for more! I highly recommend this podcast for all those who are looking for inspiration or insight into problem solving and self improvement!!

tessav89 ,

Thoughtful, fun, and enlightening!

Soul of Life is a very thoughtfully produced show. Keith is a very engaging and fun host! Highly recommend.

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