Seane Corn

In this episode, Seane Corn and I discuss:

– How yoga can be a spiritual gift

– Why its time to be in relationship with our emotions rather than suppress them

– How to embody spiritual activism and step into your own voice

– How to be a better observer of old habits and beliefs and shift them

– What the greatest gift yoga has offered her

– The importance of having an interdependent mindset


Meet Seane Corn

Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in commercials, magazines, NPR, and Oprah.com, Seane now utilizes her national platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues. In 2005, she was named “National Yoga Ambassador” for YouthAIDS, and in 2013 was given the “Global Green International Environmental Leadership Award.” Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®.
Seane has spent time in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti and Africa working with communities in need- teaching yoga, providing support for child labor and educating people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Seane is also co-founder of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, which have raised roughly $4.5 million since 2007, getting the yoga community involved in fund and awareness raising efforts across the globe.

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Geoff Soloway

In this episode, Dr. Geoff Solway speaks about:

– What the latest research is showing regarding mindfulness.

– How mindfulness can benefit the workplace and beyond.

– What mindfulness is.

– How you can incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.

– How a mindfulness practice can re-wire your brain.

– Some tips on how to get started right now!

– And so much more.


Meet Geoff Soloway

Dr. Geoff Solway is the Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer of MindWell-UHe has been working in the area of health promotion, mindfulness and wellbeing for 15 years. He completed a PhD on Mindfulness at the University of Toronto, as well as a Master’s of Education on Holistic Education. Geoff has worked as an Instructor at University of Toronto and University of British Columbia (UBC) and as a consultant offering mindfulness-based workshops and programs for professionals in the workplace.


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Martha Beck

In this episode, Martha Beck speaks with us about:

– Speaking with honesty.

– What a thought is and how to manage them.

– What our Metta self is and how it can bring us more peace

– How to be in the world with integrity and truth

– What is magic and miracles and can we experience them everyday

– How to manage despair and move into the mystery of life instead

– And so much more!


Meet Martha Beck

Writer, speaker, and life coach Martha Beck is the author of ten books, some of which are bestsellers. Readers can get a monthly hit of her unique blend of humor, science and spirituality in O, The Oprah Magazine. Martha recently published her first novel, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening, which Elizabeth Gilbert has called “a perfect book.”


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Anita Moorjani

In this Episode, Anita Moorjani shares:
  • How she was living pre-cancer diagnosis and how she believes that was a major cause of her cancer.
  • How she chooses to live now after experience a complete healing.
  • Why its important to accept our ego and how to do it.
  • Why loving ourselves is the most important thing we can do and why it is NOT selfish.
  • Why its important to take an “Information Fast” in this day of information.
  • What she wants the world to know about living and death and everything in between.

Meet Anita Moorjani

An international speaker and New York Times best-selling author, Anita Moorjani had been given mere hours to live by her doctors on the morning of February 2, 2006. Unable to move and in a deep coma caused by cancer that had ravaged her body for nearly four years, Anita entered another realm where she experienced great clarity and understanding about her life and purpose.
Now completely cancer-free, Anita travels the globe giving talks and workshops and has been on various television shows around the world, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, The Dr. Oz Show, and the National Geographic Channel to name a few.

Rick HansonIn this episode you will learn from Dr. Rick Hanson:

  • How the hardwiring of our brains affect us and how we learn from a neurological perspective.
  • Why we are biased toward thinking negatively.
  • How to rewire our brains so that we can turn our passing experiences into lasting, useful change inside our brains.
  • Why having good experiences often in our relationships is so important in order to keep them healthy.
  • How to cultivate inner strengths such as love, joy, confidence so they become our default experiences.

Meet Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson is a Neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include
Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and has taught in meditation centers worldwide.

Kristin NeffThe pioneering researcher and author of Self-Compassion, Dr. Kristin Neff, is joining us this week and explains why its OK (and very important) to accept our faults and to be kind to ourselves.

While doing her post-doctoral work, Dr. Kristin Neff decided to conduct research on self-compassion, a central construct in Buddhist psychology and one that had not yet been examined empirically. She shows how self-compassion is important because research is showing over and over that it’s very strongly associated with less depression, less anxiety, more happiness, more optimism, more motivation to learn and try out new things, and it’s a very powerful way of relating to ourselves and the world around us.


Meet Dr. Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself,” released by William Morrow, and the 6 CD audio set called “Self-Compassion Step by Step,” released by Sounds True.  In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide.  Kristin is also featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family’s journey to Mongolia where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.


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Soul CampIf you could relive your camp days when you were a kid, would you? Would you do anything differently? Well… Here’s your chance! In this episode you’ll meet the founders of Soul Camp – a sleepaway camp for adults interested in expanding their soul and getting back to being a kid!

Before they were successful entrepreneurs Alison Leipzig and Michelle Goldblum went to the same sleepaway camp as kids. Now they’re joining forces with the leaders of the personal development and wellness world to create a unique, fun filled camp for adults to get back to colour wars, crafts and new lifelong friends. But this isn’t your typical yoga retreat or a self help seminar.


Meet Michelle Goldblum & Alison Leipzig

Soul Camp co-founders Michelle Goldblum and Alison Leipzig united to bring all of the things they loved together to create a completely transformative experience for both themselves and their communities. Going to sleepaway camp together as children, and now, both entrepreneurs in the health & wellness space, they saw that there lacked large-scale community experiences that were not only deep and healing, but fun and playful as well. They believe in the power of joy to change the world. And it happens, one camper at a time. 


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Benjamin ShalvaWhat is the line between Religion and Spiritually? What does it mean to be Spiritual but not Religious? Deepak Chopra says that “all Religion was based on a Spiritual experience,” and if that is part of our evolution, it would explain the work of this week’s guest, Benjamin Shalva.

Ben is Jewish; he’s also a Rabbi; a Yogi; and a singer/songwriter.  It’s what he calls “Spiritual Cross-Training.” This is available to each one of us, but only when we pause long enough to look for it. On a quest for enlightenment, Benjamin Shalva journeyed through the wilds of Tibet. Now, using the lessons and techniques gained through years of religious exploration and inward reflection, he offers simple and powerful ways to connect with your spiritual self, whether it be in a place of worship or the yoga studio.


Meet Benjamin Shalva

As a rabbi, writer, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor, Benjamin Shalva leads spiritual cross-training seminars and workshops around the world. He received his rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City and his yoga teacher certification from the Yogic Physical Culture Academy in Los Cabos, Mexico. Shalva serves on the faculty of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington and the 6th & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC, leads musical prayer services for Bet Mishpachah in Washington, DC, and spends his summers as the camp rabbi of Tamarack Camps in Michigan. His writings have been published in the Washington Post, Elephant Journal, and Spirituality & Health magazine. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he lives in Reston, Virginia, with his wife and their children.


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Maria Sirois 1Ever wonder how someone can be given everything in life yet still be miserable? What about those who are given nothing, yet live as though they have everything? Dr. Maria Sirois explains how resilience and how perceptions of a given situation plays a critical role in our over fulfillment of life. She shows us how we can develop resilience so we too can see the world through the lens of having everything even if we don’t.

We also talk about what Positive Psychology is and how it isn’t about seeing just unicorns and rainbows. But rather, how to cultivate resilience in the face of the storms of life. Living authentically and leading with our strengths is all conversation pieces in this week’s episode!

Meet Dr. Maria Sirois

Dr. Maria Sirois is a psychologist and seminar leader who teaches internationally in the intersection of resilience and flourishing. Known for her wisdom, authenticity and rampant humour, she brings invigorating practices and perspectives to corporate and non-profit audiences alike. Sirois is the author of A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times) and Every Day Counts.  A master teacher, Sirois has been called an orator of great power and beauty. With Tal Ben-Shahar, she co-leads a year-long certificate program in positive psychology for executives, educators, entrepreneurs, counsellors and the general public.


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Dr. Kelly BroganDr. Kelly Brogan says that a silent tragedy in the history of modern health care is happening right now in North America, but no one is talking about it. We have been told a story of depression: that it is caused by a chemical imbalance and cured by a chemical fix—a prescription.

More than 30 million of us take antidepressants, including one in seven women. Millions more—maybe you—are tempted to try them to end chronic, unyielding distress, irritability, and feeling emotionally flat—trapped by an exhausting, unshakable inner agitation.

It’s time to let go of this false narrative and take a fresh look at where science is leading us. It’s time to start understanding and listening to what depression is trying to tell is. What if we started seeing depression as an opportunity—as a sign for us to stop and figure out what’s causing our imbalance.

Dr. Brogan is here to help us understand what is really going on and has the science to back it up.

Enjoy with an open heart and mind and get ready to feel empowered!


Meet Dr. Kelly Brogan

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the book, A Mind of Your Own and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She is on the board of GreenMedInfo, Functional Medicine University, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, Medical Director for Fearless Parent, and board member for Health Freedom Action, the peer-reviewed, indexed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and the Nicholas Gonzalez Foundation. She is also a mother of two.


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