In this episode, I talk with Maria Fernanda Leaño or Malinche about her practice and journey in spirituality. We talk about her multicultural upbringing and how it shaped her to be passionate about building bridges between cultures, races and countries. The name and history of La Malinche is inherently connected with this mission. We talk about the connection to native Mexican culture, especially Shamanism. We explore what Shamanism is and how she implements it in her art. An important part of this is psychomagic. Changing our perspective.
Helen Denham is a recording artist & writer from New York. We talk about her meditation practice and mindfulness in performing. Besides meditation as inspiration for her writing, she uses a dream journal and reality checks in her practice. Coming from a past of modelling, she had a hard time accepting her self-image, we talk about this journey and the liberation of self-acceptance.
In this episode I talk with Alasdair, who is currently a nomad living in a caravan in France together with his fiancée. In 2015 he decided to sell all his things, leave his job and take a oneway plane ticket out of the country. We talk about managing waste, simple living and being mindful with our finances. Alasdair also talks about Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a autoimmune disease, and how he was forced to be mindful of what he eats and what effects it has on his body & mind.
In this episode, I talk with Shereen, also known as 'Law of Positivism' on Instagram. She is a meditation teacher, writer, certified Hatha yoga teacher and reiki 2 practitioner. We talk about her spiritual journey from business and marketing into energy healing, astrology and Reiki. Her mission is to create a higher positive vibration in the world, connecting with others and sharing her passion. We explore exactly what she does, why she does it and what you can learn from it.
Today I talk with Upasaka Upali, who is a meditation teacher and currently studies with Upasaka Culadasa. He studied meditation first with Tucker Peck, Ph.D. and currently studies with Upasaka Culadasa. He lives in the Southeastern United States where he teaches meditation locally and over video chat. We talk about his experiences and practice and what exactly 'The Mind Illuminated' is.
Today I have a talk with Robert J. Goodman, Ph.D., assistant professor at Northern Arizona University. Robert is a psychologist who examines the neurological, behavioral and psycho social consequences of mindfulness. In this episode, we talk about the influence of mindfulness on memory, regulating emotions, the practice of Satipatthana and aging-related memory decline. I'm sure this talk will help you understand why this practice is so important for each one of us. I'm joined by Tim Schofield from the UK, one of our community members who writes about non-duality and minimalism, who provides additional questions and input.
In this episode, I have a talk with Frank Leder about mindfulness, compassion and vipassana meditation. Frank Leder is the founder of the TouchLife School of Massage in Europe. Frank is a direct descendant of Ruth Denison and is a teacher in her lineage in Europe. One of the central questions in this episode is: How do we develop patience and loving kindness in these hurried and stressful times? He talks about his personal journey into meditation, his experience in the practice and his advice for each of us applying mindfulness in daily life.