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EP-85: Oren Harris- Living in Flow

For Life on Purpose Episode #85, my guest is world-class facilitator and transformation specialist Oren Harris. Described as “a being who is living as Infinite Self within a finite world”, Oren is a real life demonstration of the saying, “be in the world, but not of it”, and is capable of showing up in a vast number of ways to best serve those he is inspired to work with. He joined me for an inspiring and in-depth conversation on all things related to Flow. We also discussed consciousness, trust, resonance, surrender, perspective, detachment, limitless living, and Oren’s own life story/journey.

EP-84: Tal Gur- The Art of Fully Living

For Life on Purpose Episode #84, my guest is internet entrepreneur, coach, traveler, and financial freedom enthusiast Tal Gur. He joined me for an in-depth conversation on his new book “The Art of Fully Living-1 Man. 10 Years. 100 Life Goals.” Shortly after turning 30, Tal himself these following questions: “Imagine knowing you had only 10 years to live – Would you change your life? How?” Inspired by a late-night conversation with friends, and disillusioned with the trappings of “making it”, he then drafted a list of 100 goals to achieve in a decade.

EP-81: Christopher Plowman: How to Accelerate the Benefits of Meditation around the World

For Life on Purpose Episode #81, my guest is Christopher Plowman, CEO of Insight Timer, the most popular meditation Timer in the world (more than 3 million meditators), Christopher joined me for insightful conversation on Insight Timer, the challenges of maintaining his own meditation practice, the value of community to meditation, The Maharishi Effect, his past ventures in the start-up world and how IT is different, and the crucial importance of keeping the app free for everyone.

EP-80: Suzanne Scurlock-Durana- Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma & Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom

For Life on Purpose Episode #80, my guest is Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, one of the world’s leading authorities on conscious awareness and its transformational impact on the healing process. Suzanne joined me for an excellent conversation on her latest book Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom, in which she provides the tools and guidance necessary to reconnect with our body’s inner guidance system of sensation, imagery, and inner knowing.

Tara Mohr

EP-79: Tara Mohr- Playing Big: Practical Wisdom to Speak Up, Create & Lead

For Life on Purpose Episode #79, my guest is author and women’s leadership expert Tara Mohr, who gives women (and the men in her audience/community) the practical skills to voice and implement the changes they want to see—in themselves and in the world. Tara joined me for a great conversation on her new book Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead, which provides real, practical tools to help women quiet self-doubt, identify their callings, “unhook” from praise and criticism, unlearn counterproductive “good girl” habits, and begin taking bold action.

Eric Klein

EP-78: Eric Klein- Sacred Sanity for Crazy Times: Wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita

For Life on Purpose Episode #78, my guest is spiritual teacher, entrepreneur, author, and coach Eric Klein. Eric joined me for a very timely conversation on his new course Sacred Sanity for Crazy Times: Wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita, based on the teachings of one of the world’s most precious texts of spiritual wisdom, which Eric calls a guidebook for our times. We attempt to answer the question: “How can you stay connected to your deepest purpose and wisdom – even in difficult and uncertain times?”

Mary Shores

EP-77: Mary Shores- Conscious Communications: Change Your Mind, Your Choices & Your Life

For Life on Purpose Episode #77, my guest is CEO and author Mary Shores, who joined me for a fantastic conversation on her groundbreaking Conscious Communications system, which produces positive results through positive action. We also discussed her unique life story (including her work as founder of Midstate Collection Solutions, Inc., one of the most unique collection agencies in the country!), as well as how to get your thoughts, words, and actions in “Alignment”, and her brand new book Conscious Communications.

Dr. Eric Maisel

EP-76: Dr. Eric Maisel on Your Difficult Family- Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation

For Life on Purpose Episode #76, my guest is Dr. Eric Maisel, a retired family therapist, active life coach, and the author of more than fifty books. Eric returns to the show for a wide-ranging conversation on meaning, life purpose, and the epidemic of phantom “mental disorders” in children. And we focus on his new book, Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation, in which he shows how to stay sane when family isn’t, providing practical strategies that can be implemented immediately.

Dan Millman

EP-75: Dan Millman on The Hidden School: Return of The Peaceful Warrior

For Life on Purpose Episode #75, Peaceful Warrior’s Dan Millman returns to the show! After an intensive twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan’s teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior’s Way, expressed fully in his seventeen books — including the seminal Way of the Peaceful Warrior. In this inspiring conversation, we discussed his brand new book, The Hidden School in which Dan takes readers on an epic spiritual quest across the world as he searches for the link between everyday life and transcendent possibility. Along the way, he uncovers lessons of life hidden in plain sight—insights pointing the way to an inspired life in the eternal present.

Emilie Wapnick

EP-74: Emilie Wapnick- How To Be Everything: Channel Your Diverse Passions & Skills

For Life on Purpose Episode #74, my guest is writer, artist, career coach and community leader Emilie Wapnick, the Founder and Creative Director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites (people with many passions, skills, and creative pursuits) integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling and fruitful careers and lives. We discussed her brand new book, How To Be Everything, A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up (Harper Collins). Instead of suggesting that you specialize, choose a niche, or accumulate 10,000 hours of practice in a single area, she provides a practical framework for building a sustainable life around ALL of your passions.

Dr. Judith Orloff

EP-73: Dr. Judith Orloff- The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People

For Life on Purpose Episode #73, my guest is the pioneering therapist Dr. Judith Orloff, a New York Times best-selling author and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA who synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality to achieve physical and emotional healing. We discussed her brand new book, The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People, in which she offers an invaluable resource to help EMPATHIC people survive in an often insensitive world, plus her life and career.

EP-72: Soul Series w/Maria Felipe- Live Your Happy: Get Out of Your Own Way & Find the Love Within

For Life on Purpose Episode #72, my guest is author and minister Maria Felipe, who joined me for fantastic conversation on her unique story going from a successful (but ultimately unfulfilling) career as an actress, model, and boxing announcer to spiritual teacher and speaker. And we talked about her brand new book, Live Your Happy: Get Out of Your Own Way and Find the Love Within (New World Library), in which she shares more than twenty years of experience studying and living the principles from A Course in Miracles (ACIM).

Rachel Harris

EP-71: Rachel Harris- Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety

For Life on Purpose Episode #71, my guest is psychologist Rachel Harris, PhD, who joined me for an enlightening conversation about her new book Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety (New World Library). Ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew from the Amazon rainforest, is entering the Western lexicon through the popular media, the internet, and first-person reports. Considered a medicine by practitioners, the tea has great therapeutic potential that is just beginning to be studied.

EP-69: Lisa Smartt- Words at the Threshold: What LAST Words Reveal About Life, Death & Consciousness

For this special Soul Series episode of Life on Purpose, my guest is author, linguist, educator, and poet Lisa Smartt who founded the Final Words Project, an ongoing study devoted to collecting and interpreting the mysterious language at the end of lives. Lisa joined me for an inspiring conversation about her new book, Words at the Threshold: What We Say as We’re Nearing Death, in which she decodes the symbolism of those last words, showing how the language of the dying points the way to a transcendent world beyond our own.

Chetan and Carola

EP-68: Chetan Parkyn & Carola Eastwood- Human Design & the Life You Were Born to Live

Have you ever asked yourself what is your life purpose? Have you considered what you are doing here and whether you are on the right track to being fulfilled? For Life on Purpose Episode #68, my guests are world-renowned Human Design experts Chetan Parkyn & Carola Eastwood. They joined me for a fascinating and timely conversation about a tool that can help answer those questions: Human Design and their brand new book The Book of Destinies: Discover the Life You Were Born to Live.

Julian Mather

EP-67: Julian Mather- The Workplace Revolution For Ages 40+

For Life on Purpose Episode #67, my guest is tailor made careerist Julian Mather. From high school failure to Army sniper to globe trotting TV cameraman to kids entertainer to online entrepreneur he really hasn’t felt he has a worked a day in his life. Julian joined me for a high-energy chat about realizing your career potential after age 40; as well as how to use your own life experience/journey to create content that others can benefit from; shifting from an hourly rate model to charging for value; and tales from his own unique life story.

EP-66: Round-Table on Pretending w/Marsha, Charles, and Rick

Life on Purpose Episode #66 is the third LoP Round-Table and my guests were Marsha Shandur, Charles Gupton, and Rick Charlie. They are each storytellers and creatives who work in a variety of different mediums and each use prompts on social media to examine the human condition. They joined me for an in-depth conversation on the topic of “pretending” — including examining why we do it, what’s actually behind the “look how cool I am” postings many of us make, and what purpose is pretending serving? We also discussed practical tips for being more authentic, intentional, and vulnerable.

Linda Johnsen

EP-65: Linda Johnsen- Rediscovering The Mysticism of the Ancient Greeks

For Life on Purpose Episode #65, my guest is award-winning author Linda Johnsen, a long-time student of religious philosophy. She joined me for an enlightening chat about her new book Lost Masters: Rediscovering The Mysticism of the Ancient Greek Philosophers (New World Library), in which she offers a fascinating opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with the ancient Greek masters, revealing a side of Western philosophy that has been almost completely ignored by traditional academia.

Richard Diedrichs

EP-64: Richard Diedrichs- Living in Blue Sky Mind

For Life on Purpose Episode #64, my guest is Zen priest and teacher Richard Diedrichs, whose work presents basic Buddhist teachings that keep you on the wholesome path of self-realization toward a happy life. Richard joined me for an inspiring chat about his new book Living in Blue Sky Mind: Basic Buddhist Teachings for a Happy Life, in which he offers simple lessons, anecdotes of personal transformation, and reflective questions to guide us along Buddha’s enlightened way.

Samantha Bennett

EP-63: Samantha Bennett on How To “Start Right Where You Are”

For Life on Purpose Episode #63, my guest is author, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist Samantha Bennett, who has counseled thousands of artists in all disciplines on their way to success via her company The Organized Artist Company. She joined me for a high-energy chat about her new book Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists (New World Library), which is based on the premise that small shifts in the right direction can yield big results in the realization of our creative dreams.

Thomas Sterner

EP-62: Thomas Sterner- Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life

For Life on Purpose Episode #62, my guest is Thomas Sterner, the founder and CEO of The Practicing Mind Institute. Tom joined me for an inspirational chat about his new book Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life (New World Library) in which he expands on the concepts from his previous book The Practicing Mind by helping readers apply them to daily life. He shows readers how simple shifts in perspective — such as learning to center their attention on the process of what they are doing instead of what they are trying to achieve; using goals as rudders instead of reminders of what is left to be done; and learning to work without judgment about the process — can completely transform the experience of going through each day.

Dr. Tiffany Stewart

EP-61: Dr. Tiffany Stewart- Shift Your Mindset and Create The Life You Want

For Life on Purpose Episode #61, my guest is speaker, professional coach and mentor, trained licensed therapist, and tenured associate professor of counseling Dr. Tiffany Stewart. She joined me for an inspirational chat about her L.E.A.P. Success System and how it helps others shift their mindset and create the lives they want. We also discussed her own life story — how she went from being a single parent who had been fired from four jobs in two years with very little money (“failing at life”) to building a successful business and life lived on her own terms in just a few short years.

Ora Nadrich

EP-60: Ora Nadrich- Says Who? Banish Negative Thoughts & Take Back Our Lives

For Life on Purpose Episode #60, my guest is certified life coach, mindfulness meditation teacher, author, and blogger Ora Nadrich. Ora joined me for a great chat about her new book, Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever, how her own life story — including her sister’s nervous breakdown when Ora was 14 years old — influenced her work, and the Says Who? Method she developed.

Jonathan Fields

EP-59: Jonathan Fields- How to Live a Good Life and Inspire Possibility

For Life on Purpose Episode #59, my guest is serial entrepreneur, growth strategist, and award-winning author Jonathan Fields. He joined me for a fantastic chat about his new book, How To Live a Good Life, Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom, in which he steps out from under the entrepreneurship umbrella and into the realm of the subject that truly fuels him, a broader exploration of human potential. We also talked about the incident at age 17 that planted the seeds for his work with the Good Life Project; the art of a great interview; vulnerability; Elizabeth Gilbert’s “secret”; Camp GLP; the concept of the three buckets; teaching that thing we each need to learn most; how 9-11 influenced; and MUCH more!

Aaron Anastasi

EP-58: Aaron Anastasi- Silencing Limitations & Finding The Voice of Your Dreams

For Life on Purpose Episode #58, my guest is artist, executive coach, author, actor and filmmaker Aaron Anastasi, who joined me for an inspirational chat about his new book, The Voice of Your Dreams, a practical guide about silencing the voices of limitation that may be impeding your progress and living a life full of greater possibility. We also talked about his own unique life journey (surfer, singer, theological student, actor, and more!), overcoming fear, the “Rackets” that can limit us in life and how to shift those, “the Work” of Byron Katie, and MUCH more!

Susan Anderson

EP-57: Susan Anderson on Healing from Abandonment, Heartbreak & Loss

For Life on Purpose Episode #57, my guest is author and psychotherapist Susan Anderson, who has devoted more than 30 years of clinical experience and research to working with the victims of abandonment trauma, grief, and loss and teaches people around the world how to overcome abandonment and its aftermath of self-sabotaging patterns. Susan joined me for a powerful chat about her new book, The Abandonment Recovery Workbook: Guidance through the Five Stages of Healing from Abandonment, Heartbreak, and Loss, as well as how her own life journey paved the way for her most powerful work, and MUCH more!

Chris Guillebeau

EP-56: Five-Year Podcast Anniversary with Chris Guillebeau — There Is Another Way

This week on Life on Purpose, we celebrate my five-year podcast anniversary. My guest is author and world-changer Chris Guillebeau, the man whose work and community inspired me to start my first podcast (Radio Enso) back in the summer of 2011. Chris joined me for a wide-ranging, inspirational, and personal conversation centered around his work and philosophy; making deliberate and intentional choices in your life; his new book Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do; the changes and challenges he’s faced; WDS- the annual gathering of world-changers that he hosts each summer in Portland; and MUCH more!

Zen Cryar DeBrücke

EP-53: Zen Cryar DeBrücke on Accessing Your Inner Guidance System (GPS)

For Life on Purpose Episode #53, my guest is internationally renowned teacher, speaker, and coach Zen Cryar DeBrücke. Zen joined me for a fascinating conversation about her new book Your Inner GPS: Follow Your Internal Guidance to Optimal Health, Happiness, and Satisfaction; what that Inner GPS is; and some simple, straightforward techniques for accessing this powerful source of inner wisdom on a daily basis.

Cara Bradley

EP-52: Cara Bradley- On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up & Shine

For Life on Purpose Episode #52, my guest is author, yoga teacher, mental strength coach, former pro-skater, and entrepreneur Cara Bradley. Cara joined me for an inspirational conversation about her new book On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine and what it means to be “On the Verge”: to show up in THIS exact moment and meet our potential to shine in all aspects of our lives. She empowers listeners to live from that place through practices and strategies designed to shift them out of their heads and fully into the present moment.

Karan Bajaj

EP-51: Karan Bajaj on Living a Yogic Life in the Material World

For Life on Purpose Episode #51, my guest is bestselling novelist and “striving yogi” Karan Bajaj. Born and raised in the Indian Himalayas, Karan now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Via his website and thriving online community, he shares his attempts to live a Yogic life in the heart of the material world. Karan joined me for a great conversation about his new book The Yoga of Max’s Discontent, which was published by Random House on May 3rd 2016. The book, called “The greatest adventure of our Generation” by The Daily Telegraph was inspired by his one year sabbatical traveling from Europe to India by road and learning yoga and meditation in the Himalayas.

Donald Altman

EP-50: Donald Altman on Clearing Emotional Clutter, Fulfillment & Transformation

For Life on Purpose Episode #50, my guest is psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, and teacher Donald Altman. He joined me for a excellent conversation about his new book Clearing Emotional Clutter: Mindfulness Practices for Letting Go of What’s Blocking Your Fulfillment and Transformation. In the book, he offers readers easy-to-use daily practices designed to dissolve emotional clutter, whether it is old emotional wreckage from their childhood or new emotional clutter that they take on every day.

Dave Ursillo

EP-49: Dave Ursillo on Self-Expression, Personal Evolution & Leading by Example

For Life on Purpose Episode #49, my guest is writer, author, yoga teacher, and traveler Dave Ursillo, who returns for a fourth conversation on my shows.Dave joined me for a great conversation about embodying your values, conscious life evolution, creativity, the freedom of NOT knowing, what he’s learned from teaching yoga, habit change, cultivating the right container for personal and creative growth, the notion of “service”, self-reflection and healing, teaching that thing you most need to learn yourself, loving yourself first, the importance of tribe, karma vs. dharma, and much more!

Brad Warner

EP-48: Brad Warner on Don’t Be a Jerk & Dōgen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master

For Life on Purpose Episode #48 my guest is Zen teacher and author Brad Warner, who is also a punk bassist, filmmaker, Japanese-monster-movie marketer, and popular blogger. Brad joined me for a great conversation about his new book Don’t Be a Jerk: And Other Practical Advice from Dōgen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master (New World Library), in which he paraphrases Dōgen’s work for modern times in his trademark style that readers have come to know and love. We also discuss Dōgen’s great work The Shōbōgenzō, Brad’s life story, a brief history of Zen, and more!

Kira Asatryan

EP-46: Kira Asatryan On The Loneliness Epidemic And How To Stop It

For Life on Purpose Episode #46 my guest is certified relationship coach, author, blogger, and speaker Kira Asatryan, an expert on loneliness, which she believes is a problem of epidemic proportions in our modern times. In her new book, Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships, she says it’s not a lack of people in our lives, it is a lack of feeling that speaks to the heart of this new loneliness. But there is good news — YOU have the power to create closeness with any willing partner.

Dan Millman

EP-45: Way of the Peaceful Warrior’s Dan Millman on The Four Purposes of Life

For Life on Purpose Episode #45, my guest is Dan Millman, a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor whose seventeen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide. Dan joins me for an inspiring and in-depth chat about his latest book, The Four Purposes of Life- Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World, his own unique life journey, his classic Way of the Peaceful Warrior, and much more!

davidji

EP-44: davidji on destressifying- Personal Empowerment, Lasting Fulfillment, and Peace of Mind

For Life on Purpose Episode #44, my guest is internationally recognized stress-management expert, author, and teacher davidji. He’s a former COO, apprentice to Deepak Chopra, and the decade-long dean of Chopra Center University plus he’s been named one of the top 100 trailblazers in yoga & ayurveda by Spirituality & Health Magazine. davidji joins me for a fantastic chat about his latest book, the Amazon #1 Bestseller destressifying- The Real-World Guide to Personal Empowerment, Lasting Fulfillment, and Peace of Mind!

Lea Ann Mallett

EP-43: Lea Ann Mallett on Everyday Activism: The Beauty and Power of Small Actions

For Life on Purpose Episode #43, my guest is activist, leadership coach, and wild woman Lea Ann Mallett. Lea Ann has spent nearly 30 years as an activist with a focus on environmental and social justice issues. She’s since embarked on life as a midlife mom, having two children in her early 40s. Over time, she came to realize that ALL of us are changing the world, every day, through what she calls The Beauty and Power of Small Actions.

Gregg Krech

EP-42: Gregg Krech- Living On Purpose, Resolutions & Taking Action

For Life on Purpose Episode #42, author, speaker, and teacher Gregg Krech, one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America returns to the show. Gregg joins me for a very timely and inspirational conversation about New Year’s Resolutions and why they often don’t work; using dreams as a motivator instead; identifying your purpose vs. using feelings to guide your life; taking action as a way of figuring things out; the urgency of 30,000; the Japanese psychology of Naikan; his 30-day Living on Purpose online course, and much more!

SARK and Dr. John

EP-40: SARK & Dr. John Waddell- Succulent Wild Love

For Life on Purpose Episode #40, my guests are SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) an international expert in personal well-being and transformation whose name has become synonymous with transformation, color, healing, movement and fun AND her husband Dr. John Waddell, who has been helping individuals and couples lead happier lives for over 30 years through his clinical psychology practice and metaphysical teachings. SARK and Dr. John join me for an inspiration conversation about their brand new book, Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often.

Cynthia Morris

EP-38: Cynthia Morris- The Paris Tragedy & Creative Expression as a Force for Good

For Life on Purpose Episode #38, my guest is artist, coach, author, and creative dynamo Cynthia Morris of Original Impulse. She joins me for a timely conversation in the wake of the recent Paris tragedy: we discuss learning to co-exist with uncomfortable circumstances, the need for creativity during tumultuous times, her work helping people getting creatively unstuck, travel as a vehicle for greater understanding in the world, and more!

Robert Moss

EP-37: Robert Moss- Bringing More Magic and Play to Everyday Life

For Life on Purpose Episode #37, my guest is bestselling author and world-renowned “dream explorer” Robert Moss. He joins me for a fascinating and lively conversation in which we discuss fun ways to bring more magic and play to your life; his new book Sidewalk Oracles: Playing with Signs, Symbols, and Synchronicity in Everyday Life; living with a sense of a larger purpose and story; becoming a kairomancer, and much more.

Joel Boggess

EP-36: Joel Boggess on ReLaunch- Starting Over With Confidence

For Life on Purpose Episode #36, my guest is syndicated radio host, bestselling author, and life coach Joel Boggess from ReLaunch. Joel joins me for an impactful”mini-sode” (30 minutes) in which we discuss both nearly dying at a young age and how those events changed our lives, along with his three-Rs: Resources, Relationships, Routines; and tips for ReLaunching your life towards the one you really want to live.

Eric Zimmer- One You Feed

EP-35: Eric Zimmer on the One You Feed & Creating A Life Worth Living

What is a life worth living? How do change your behavior and establish lasting habits? Which wolf do you feed? For Life on Purpose Episode #35, my guest is podcast host/producer Eric Zimmer from The One You Feed. Eric joins me for a great, in-depth conversation about his own life journey (being addicted to drugs and homeless 20 years ago), what he’s learned doing the show, tools and tips for self-awareness and behavior change, and much more!

Sara Avant Stover

EP-34: Sara Avant Stover on the Heroine’s Journey and Feminine Soul

What is feminine soul? And how do women access their deepest source of personal power, inner wisdom, and authentic expression? For Life on Purpose Episode #34, my guest is bestselling author Sara Avant Stover. Sara joins me for a deep conversation about her new book The Book of SHE: Your Heroine’s Journey into the Heart of Feminine Power, in which she guides both women and men to a powerful new understanding of and appreciation for every aspect of femininity.

LOP RoundTable #2 Guests

EP-32: Round-Table #2 on Vulnerability with Kyle Wood, Elloa Atkinson, and Toku

Life on Purpose Episode #32 is the long-promised return of the LoP Round-Table! I was joined by Kyle Wood, Elloa Atkinson, and Toku. Collectively, they are coaches, trainers, and thought leaders in the mindfulness and personal development communities. They joined me for a fantastic deep-dive conversation on the topic of vulnerability — what that really means, how that applies to our lives, holding space for others, and some practical tips for being more vulnerable each and every day.

Marc Allen

EP-29: Marc Allen on Tantra for the West- A Direct Path to Living the Life of Your Dreams

For Life on Purpose Episode #29, my guest is Marc Allen, the internationally renowned author and president/publisher/co-founder of New World Library, which has published numerous classics in the personal growth field including Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. Marc joins me for a deep and inspirational conversation about the updated edition of Tantra for the West: A Direct Path to Living the Life of Your Dreams, in which he introduces a brand new way to experience the ancient and yet modern tradition that is called tantra.

Louisa Rogers

EP-27: Louisa Rogers on Saying Yes to Life at Any Age & Living On Your Own Terms

For Life on Purpose Episode #27, my guest is training consultant, coach, writer, and mediator Louisa Rogers, who at 63 has never held a regular day job and has lived in eight different countries! Her clients have included corporations, government agencies and nonprofits from Kansas to Kazakhstan. Louisa joins me to discuss how she built a life living and working on her own terms. Our high-energy conversation offers inspiration for people of any age about saying “yes” to life!

Emilie Wapnick

EP-25: Emilie Wapnick on Why Some of Us Don’t Have ONE True Calling

For Life on Purpose Episode #25, my guest is artist, entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and coach Emilie Wapnick. Emilie joins me to discuss what those she calls multipotentialites, people who have many different interests and creative pursuits in life. We also discuss her recent TEDxBend talk entitled Why Some of Us Don’t Have ONE True Calling, overcoming fear and confidence challenges, and how she lives a life on purpose

Michelle Fondin

EP-22: Michelle Fondin on The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda

For Life on Purpose Episode #22, my guest is Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, yoga and meditation teacher, and author Michelle Fondin. Michelle joins me to discuss all things Ayurveda — from how it helped drastically change her life after she was diagnosed with cancer at age 28 to how it can help you find the health answers you’re seeking by tapping into your body’s inherent wisdom, as well as some of the tools she uses to live a purposeful life.

Heather Thorkelson and Leah Kalamakis

EP-21: Heather Thorkelson & Leah Kalamakis on Making the LEAP to Self-Employment

For Life on Purpose Episode #21, my guests are Heather Thorkelson, a location-independent business strategist, certified life coach, occasional Antarctic expedition guide, and founder of the Republic of Freedom and Leah Kalamakis, a location-independent freelance web designer & developer and the founder of The Freelance To Freedom Project. Heather and Leah join me to discuss making the LEAP to self-employment and freelancing.

Gregg Krech

EP-20: Gregg Krech on The Art of Taking Action- Lessons from Japanese Psychology

For Life on Purpose Episode #20, my guest is author, speaker, and teacher Gregg Krech, one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America. Gregg joins me to discuss the the art of taking action, how maintaining awareness of our finite reality can infuse your life with urgency, the Japanese philosophies of Naikan and Morita Therapy, and some of the tools he uses to live a meaningful life.

Sash Milne

EP-14: Sash Milne on the Economy of Human Connection and the Nothing New Project

Life on Purpose Episode #14 is a great chat with social change activist, writer, blogger, and photographer Sash Milne, who completely transformed her life and adopted an ethos that exemplifies living “on purpose.” Sash joined me to discuss the Nothing New Project — in which she bought no new things for a year, her TEDxPerth talk, something she calls the Economy of Human Connection, and why it’s so important today!

Dr Andrew Hill

EP-13: Dr. Andrew Hill on the Brain- Neuroscience, Nootropics & NeuroFeedback

Living a life “on purpose” requires a healthy brain; so Life on Purpose Episode #13 takes us to places we’ve never gone before on the show! In this fascinating hour-long chat, Dr. Andrew Hill joins us to discuss the newly emerging science of nootropics — supplements and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function such as focus, memory, and motivation. We also talk about NeuroFeedback, a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity such as EEGs to teach self-regulation of brain function and can be used to help treat addiction; as well as neuroplasticity and much more!

Barbara Marx Hubbard

EP-12: Barbara Marx Hubbard on Conscious Evolution & Our Social Potential

Barbara Marx Hubbard is an evolutionary thought leader, social innovator, educator, public speaker, and author of seven books. She believes that global change happens when we work collectively and selflessly for the greater good. In this inspirational conversation, Barbara and I discuss the revised edition of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential, her seminal book first published in 1998, which laid the foundation for the significance and impact around the world of the idea of conscious evolution.

Tara Gentile

EP-11: Business on Purpose with Tara Gentile and your Quiet Power Strategy

Part of living a life “on purpose” is running your business (or work life) in a deliberate manner. Life on Purpose Episode #11 is great conversation with Tara Gentile, a business strategist and coach for creatives, idea people, and professionals who want to leverage their Quiet Power and devise a strategy for growth without the heartache or hassle. She’s the author of The Art of Earning and Quiet Power Strategy.

Martha Dusage

EP-10: Why Bother? Because Self­‐Help is Never Stupid with Martha Du’Sage

Life on Purpose Episode #10 is a heart-centered conversation with writer, speaker, and teacher Martha Du’Sage, the best-selling author of Why Bother? Because Self­‐Help is Never Stupid in which we discuss abuse, suffering, heart­‐centered consciousness, forgiveness, and healing. Martha has stepped through the looking glass of dysfunction and sexual abuse to discover, what we can all discover, an end to suffering. I believe that we can’t fully live our life “on purpose” if we don’t deal with wounds from the past and so I thought this was an important conversation to have.

EP-09: LoP Flashback- Brené Brown on vulnerability, courage, and shame

For Life on Purpose Episode #09, we go back into my archives and pull out one of my favorite conversations from the old show Radio Enso. In August 2012, I was honored to have a chat with author, research professor, and speaker Brene’ Brown, one of world’s top experts on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame after studying those topics for more than a decade. She’s since been on Oprah, had a New York Times #1 bestselling book, and become known around the world.

EP-08: Inner Peace Through Mindfulness Meditation with Charles A. Francis

Charles A. Francis is the co-founder and director of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute. He’s passionate about helping novices and seekers learn about mindfulness meditation, and shows them how to start or join a meditation group that will enhance their lives and health. As co-founder of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute, he’s seen the numbers of members in his own organization swell to more than 65,000 worldwide as interest in the subject continues to grow exponentially in recent years.

EP-07: Personal Growth Pioneer Jennifer Louden- A Year of Daily Joy

Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the self-care movement with her first book The Woman’s Comfort Book. She’s the author of 7 additional books on well-being and whole living. Jennifer has spoken around the U.S., Canada and Europe, written a national magazine column for a Martha Stewart magazine, been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines, and appeared on hundreds of TV and radio shows, even on Oprah.

EP-05: Mind-Body Medicine Pioneer Dr. Bernie Siegel on A Book of Miracles

Dr. Bernie Siegel is a sought-after speaker and media presence and the author of more than a dozen books, which have sold more than 1.5 million copies! They include the blockbuster Love, Medicine, and Miracles; Peace, Love, and Healing; and 365 Prescriptions for the Soul. Bernie first wrote about miracles when he was a practicing surgeon and pioneered Exceptional Cancer Patients, a groundbreaking synthesis of group, individual, dream, and art therapy. His safe and loving approach facilitated patients’ awareness of their own physical, spiritual, and psychological healing potential.

EP-04: Marney Makridakis on Hop, Skip, Jump: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life

In addition to mentoring hundreds of small business owners, publishing Artella magazine, and authoring hundreds of online workshops and courses, Marney Makridakis‘ first book, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life, was published by New World Library in 2012, and hit #1 on Amazon’s bestseller lists in several categories. Marney is also the founder of the ARTbundance approach to self-discovery through creativity. Since 2009, the ARTbundance Certification Training Program (ACT) has trained over 300 coaches and practitioners in her techniques, and is the result of her deep desire to help creatively minded people design a successful business rooted in true passion, personal joy, and creative meaning.

EP-03: Jeffrey Davis of Tracking Wonder on the Soul of Craft

Founded and led by Jeffrey Davis – author, in-demand consultant and speaker, story-shaper and “Book Whisperer,” and world-traveling teacher – Tracking Wonder is a boutique creative company that helps quiet creatives and collaborative teams face challenges with acumen, shape captivating books & brands, and improve their patch of the planet. For over 25 years, Jeffrey and his work have been featured and highlighted at world-class centers, conferences, and universities. He has helped first-time authors become New York Times best-sellers, earn handsome advances, and publish break-through books with the Big 5, independent presses, and their own publishing experiments. Jeffrey is author of The Journey from the Center to the Page and writes online columns for Psychology Today and The Creativity Post.

EP-02: Eric Maisel on Life Purpose Book Camp and Creating a Meaningful Life

Dr. Eric Maisel is a bestselling author, psychotherapist, and creativity coach. He’s the author of 40 books on a wide variety of subjects, from the challenges of living the creative life to natural psychology, the new psychology of meaning; those books including Fearless Creating, The Van Gogh Blues, and Coaching the Artist Within. A licensed psychotherapist, he reaches thousands through his Psychology Today and Fine Art America blogs, his print column in Professional Artist magazine, and workshops in the United States and abroad. He’s an advocate for a changed and revitalized view of mental health services, one that does away with our current mental disorder naming system. He’s also an advocate for a global paradigm shift from seeking meaning to making meaning, a very crucial distinction that we’ll talk about in-depth.

EP-01: Emiliya Zhivotovskaya and the Science of Flourishing

Emiliya Zhivotovskaya is a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing. She’s a widely sought-after speaker, educator, facilitator, and coach. Jonathan Fields says, “she offers that astonishingly rare blend of deep insight, wisdom beyond her years, a fierce grounding in science and the heart of a teacher.” At the age of 5, Emiliya and her family fled from Kiev, escaping the fall of Communism and the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. She found herself in a new land, faced with challenges completely foreign to the average kid growing up in a New York suburb. Then, 9 years later, she faced yet another tragedy, the sudden loss of her brother as he ran to save his fiancé from drowning and lost his life in the process of saving hers. And years later, the loss of her mother.

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