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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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