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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.

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.

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.

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.

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-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-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.

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