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The Nishant Garg Show

The Nishant Garg Show

By Nishant Garg
After spending over a decade in Tech Industry and going through my share of burn-out and feeling miserable, I am on a mission to spread Mindfulness and I'd love for you to join me in this movement. The mission of this show is to spread Mindfulness Awareness and my job on this show is to invite world-class experts to extract the practices, routines, and habits to live a fulfilled life.
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#158: Ora Nadrich — Questioning your Thoughts, Cultivating Inner Peace, Life Gazing Practice, and More
Ora Nadrich is the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking and author of Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity, this book has been named in the 100 Best Mindfulness Books of All Time by BookAuthority. She is a certified life coach and Mindfulness teacher, specializing in transformational thinking, self-discovery and mentoring new coaches as they develop their careers. Ora's rare combination of insight, intuition, compassion and charisma has made her one of the most effective and sought-after coaches in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in Women's Health Magazine, Reader's Digest, Conscious Lifestyle Magazine, Fast Company, Success Magazine, and many other reputed media outlets. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/
01:01:37
July 20, 2021
#157: Maureen Healy — The Life of Happiness, Emotional Self-Regulation, How to Build Resilience, Parent-Child Relationship, and More
Maureen Healy is an award-winning author, sought-after speaker and expert in children’s emotional health. She writes a popular blog for Psychology Today, which has reached millions worldwide. Maureen’s most recent book, The Emotionally Healthy Child (preface from Dalai Lama), won the Nautilus Book Award, Book Excellence and Forward Indie in 2019. With 15+ years of experience, Maureen has guided 1000’s of parents and their children, worked with educators globally, taught in the classroom, and given keynote talks throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In 2007, Maureen lived at the Base of the Himalayas teaching kindergarten to Tibetan refugee children and studying with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his temple with many others. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/
53:34
July 13, 2021
#156: Terri Lonowski — The Maven of Soulful Listening
Terri Lonowski earned a degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska and has made significant professional contributions throughout her career. These include serving as Chair of the American Counseling Association Foundation. As an expert consultant on US Department of Labor special projects, Terri has been at the leading edge of innovation, evolving nationwide workforce initiatives. She had the distinct privilege and honor of participating in two events held at The White House, showcasing innovative projects which embraced empathy and Design Thinking (a change management methodology). She created Soulful Listening™ by incorporating Active Listening and Empathy elements, then added missing pieces, to address communication disconnect in the workplace and in personal relationships. Terri is a practitioner of Soulful Listening™, a Master Facilitator, and a highly sought-after national and international speaker. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/
55:35
July 6, 2021
#155: Cindy Vuu — Meeting with Dalai Lama, Foundation of Happiness, Living a Good Life, Interdependence and Impermanence, and More
Cindy Vuu is the CEO of an 8000 employees company Biti’s, it's a national heritage footwear brand in Vietnam. The brand is so well-known there that nearly all Vietnamese have likely worn Biti’s shoes at some point in their lives. Cindy also is known for driving the successful comeback of the company amidst the fierce foreign brand competition. Much of this comeback is attributed to the marketing campaign of the Biti’s Hunter line in 2017. By collaborating with massive Vietnamese musical artist and promoting a message seeped in mindfulness and connection, the initiative transformed the brand back up to its current top spot as Vietnam’s #1 footwear company.   Cindy is passionate about shoes. She also loves to contribute & create a happy, loving, compassionate, and green community. In this episode, Cindy talks about meeting the basic necessities in life to build the foundation of happiness, her interaction with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, travel tips to Vietnam, her grieving process after the death of her husband, Sitting on Emptiness, and much much more. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/
57:25
June 29, 2021
#154: Debbie Millman on Deep Relationships, Creativity and Growth, Importance of Therapy, Hope and Resilience, and More
This is a dream interview with this episode guest Debbie Millman. She is named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie is also an author, educator, curator, and host of the podcast Design Matters. As the founder and host of Design Matters, one of the world’s first and longest-running podcasts, she has interviewed nearly 500 artists, designers, and cultural commentators over the past 14 years.  Debbie has interviewed guests including Tim Ferriss, Malcolm Gladwell,  Steven Pinker, Amanda Palmer,  Brene Brown, and many, many more. Her new book Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World's Most Creative People is coming up on Oct 26th, 2021 and you can preorder the book on amazon and I will link it up in the show notes and in the description. In this episode, debbie talks about the the role of therapy in her life, being hopeful and optimistic in challenging times, important aspects for growth and creativity,   about love and relationship relationship with her spouse Roxanne Gay who's an American writer, professor, editor, and social commentator. Please enjoy! Her new book: link: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Design-Matters-Conversations-Creative/dp/0062872966/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=why+design+matters&qid=1623270115&sr=8-2 Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/
50:44
June 22, 2021
#153: Sarah Sarkis on Mastery, Psychological Flexibility, Emotional Skills and Self-Regulation Practices, Relationship with Risk, Sense of Wellness, and More
Sarah Sarkis received her MA from Boston College where  she studied Counseling Psychology. and then began her doctoral training at George Washington University with an emphasis on Adult Psychotherapy from a psychoanalytic perspective. Upon completion of her doctoral studies,  she completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship training at two inpatient psychiatric hospitals in the Boston area. There,  she worked with people who were suffering from the most severe and retractable forms of mental illness. Those experiences taught her the deep and enduring value of comprehensive and collaborative care from a multi-disciplinary perspective. In addition to her psychology training, she has studied extensively the use of mindfulness, functional medicine, hormones, and how food, medicine, and mood are interconnected. This is a very juicy conversation with Sarah and we cover many grounds. Please be patient and Feel free to take breaks to digest the richness of awareness and wisdom Sarah shares. Without further ado, please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/
01:16:49
June 15, 2021
#152: Jeremy Hunter on Japan Bathing Culture, The Quality of Life and Attention, Meaningful and Engaged Life, Why Moments Matter, and More
Jeremy Hunter is the great-grandson of a sumo wrestler. He serves as the Founding Director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute as well as Associate Professor of Practice at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management. For over a decade, he has helped leaders develop themselves while retaining their humanity in the face of monumental change and challenge. He created and teaches The Executive Mind, a series of demanding and transformative executive education programs. They are dedicated to Drucker’s assertion that “You cannot manage other people unless you manage yourself first.”. He has designed and led leadership development programs for a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 200 aerospace, Fortune 50 banking and finance, accounting, the arts, and civic non-profits.   In this episode, Jeremy talks about this connection with Japan, Japan Bathing Culture, what does it mean to live a meaningful, engaged, and effective life, fostering the quality of attention and life, the practices of self-management, and much much more. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/
01:02:37
June 8, 2021
#150: Daphne Rose Kingma — Living Through Crisis, Finding Love and Connection Resolving Relationships Issues, Emotional Healing, and More
Daphne Rose Kingma is a beloved therapist and relationship expert and the author of a dozen books about love, relationships, and living through crisis. She is the author of 12 best-selling books about love and relationships, including Coming Apart, The Future of Love, and The Ten Things to Do when Your Life Falls Apart. She has been a psychotherapist, six-time guest on Oprah, partner in a publishing house, studio painter, and poet. This conversation with Daphne is very close to my heart. We talk about relationships, love, connection, finding true love, How does someone become aware of the origin of their trauma and their childhood issues? and much more. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishantgar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set.
01:15:15
June 8, 2021
#151: Marisa Porges — The Effort to Keep Going, The Power of Connection, Taking Risks, Building Adaptability and Courage, The Habit of Obsessive Note-Taking, and More
Dr. Marisa Porges is known for her work on gender and education, leadership, and national security and is the author of What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women (Viking Press, 2020). She is currently the eighth Head of School of The Baldwin School, a 130-year-old all-girls school outside of Philadelphia, that is renowned for academic excellence and preparing girls to be leaders and changemakers. She is an alumna of Baldwin and personally understands the power of its approach to educating girls. Prior to joining Baldwin, Dr. Porges was leading counterterrorism and national security expert. Most recently, she served in the Obama White House as a senior policy advisor and White House Fellow at the National Economic Council, where she oversaw the development of domestic cybersecurity and consumer protection policies.  In this episode, we talk about her experience flying US NAVY jets and military experiences, traveled throughout the Middle East and Afghanistan, conducting research on counterterrorism—including interviews with former members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban, how to raise bold, courageous, and resilient women and men, about carrying a notebook in your hand while at airports, develop this habit of obsessive note-taking. and much more. Book: What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/
01:06:59
June 1, 2021
#149: Dr. Jannell MacAulay, Combat Veteran — High Performance under Stress, Healthy Living, Command Your Mindset, and More
Dr. Jannell MacAulay is a U.S. Air Force veteran who has managed human performance under high-stress situations for over two decades. As a military leader and combat pilot, she experienced the same stress, frustration, and fears that leaders and teams in corporate America face daily in their personal and professional lives. Her own personal journey led to earning her Ph.D. with work in the field of strategic health and human performance. With her innovative leadership style, she was the first leader to introduce mindfulness as a proactive performance strategy within the US military. Jannell is a TEDx speaker and mother of two, who is on a mission to help leaders and organizations excel in high-stress and rugged environments, by showing them how to lean into each moment. In this conversation, we cover many grounds to achieve high performance in our everyday lives. I highly invite you to revisit this episode in the future Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishantgar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set.
01:15:26
May 18, 2021
#148: Anthony Trucks on 'Identity’ Shift, Natural Rhythms of Life, Building Consistency, Executing Past the Pain and Frustration, and More
Anthony Trucks is a former NFL Athlete, American Ninja Warrior on NBC, an international speaker, and the founder of Identity Shift coaching. He uses cutting-edge science and psychology to upgrade how you operate so you can elevate your life and business to reach your full potential. After being given away into foster care at 3 years old, losing his NFL career to injury -he learned how to shift at a very young age, and now his life mission is teaching others how to Make Shift Happen in their lives. He teaches people the power of using their identity to start attaining their most ambitious desires. He created The Shift Method, A process and a company focused on helping people close their “Identity Gaps” that are responsible for the shortfalls in their potential and lack of success. It’s time to Make the Shift Happen. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishantgar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
53:38
May 11, 2021
#147: Scott Shute — Full Body Yes, Practicing Compassion in Challenging Times, Changing Work from the Inside Out, and More
Scott Shute sits at the intersection of ancient wisdom traditions and the business world. He currently leads Mindfulness and Compassion programs at LinkedIn. After twenty-five years of customer-oriented leadership roles, he found his dream job, where he gets to utilize his entire skillset and embrace his passions. In this work he explores the possibility of human potential, helping employees become the very best version of themselves. I enjoyed this conversation so much with Scott and I am sure you'll enjoy it too. Scott discusses his new book Full Body Yes, his passion for photography and creative process, how he serves as the head of mindfulness and compassion programs at LinkedIn, and much more. You can find his book link and show notes at nishantgarg.me/podcasts Full Body Yes book link https://www.scottshute.com/the-book Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishantgar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
01:07:05
May 4, 2021
#146: Loch Kelly on Awakening, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness, Creating Spaciousness, Meeting with Anthony de Mello, and More
Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW, is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of the  Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. He teaches in a non-sectarian human being lineage using an adult education style based in the earliest non-dual wisdom traditions, modern science and psychotherapy.  Loch’s work is to help people access awakening as the next natural stage of human development. Loch has collaborated with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. As a licensed psychotherapist, Loch has been teaching seminars, supervising clinicians and practicing awareness psychotherapy in NYC for 30 years. He was awarded a fellowship to study forms of non-dual meditation in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal from 1981-1982 and has studied with teachers from around the world. He studied Buddhism the at University of Kandy, Sri Lanka, Insight Meditation at the Theravada monasteries, Inter-Spiritual Contemplative Meditation with my  Anthony de Mello, and including many others. He has a long bio and you can check the details at nishantgarg.me/podcasts. This episode is going to be deep, so please be patient and I invite you to revisit this episode in the future for your Open Hearted Awareness. Now, please enjoy. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishantgar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
58:39
April 27, 2021
#145: Jordan Harbinger on Lesson Learned from Ray Dalio, Cultivating Relationships, Forgiveness, Relationship with Parents, and More
Jordan Harbinger, often referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” is a Wall Street lawyer turned interview talk show host, and a communications and social dynamics expert. Jordan has hosted a top 50 iTunes podcast for over 12 years and receives over eleven million downloads per month, making The Jordan Harbinger Show one of the most popular podcasts in the world. The show was awarded Apple’s “Best of 2018” and is one of the most downloaded shows of the year. On The Jordan Harbinger Show, Jordan deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth and shares their strategies, perspectives, and practical insights with the rest of us. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishantgar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
53:50
April 20, 2021
#144: Erika Flint on Mind-Body Relaxation Techniques, Embodied Hypnosis, Binaural Beats, Two Breath Hypnosis Technique, and Much More
Erika Flint is an award-winning hypnotist, best-selling author, speaker, and co-host of the popular podcast series Hypnosis, Etc. She is the founder of Cascade Hypnosis Center and the creator of the Reprogram Your Weight system.  Her background is in computer programming and problem-solving. She worked in that field as a Software Engineer for over a decade when she realized how interested she was in the greatest computing device available – the human mind! Now she helps people transform their lives with the power of hypnosis. In this episode, Erika discusses different forms of mind and body relaxation techniques such as two breath hypnosis technique,  Meditative Movement Exercise, using binaural beats music, her writing process, exploring spirituality and hypnosis, and much more. Please enjoy Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishantgar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
58:60
April 14, 2021
#143: Patricia Karpas — Relationship Master Class and Relational Mindfulness
This is part 2 of my conversation with Patricia. Patricia Karpas is Meditation Studio’s Co-Founder and Head of Content. She is also the host of Untangle, Meditation Studio’s original podcast with over 4 mm listens to date that shares stories from experts and thought leaders about how mindfulness practices change us. Patricia is passionate about health and wellness and deeply committed to having a positive impact on the world. In this episode, Patricia discusses relational mindfulness, What are the good qualities to have a compatible partnership, and much more. If you have not listened to part 1 yet, please check that out - you will love it.  In part 1 Patricia discusses how she learned to be self-reliant from a very early age, how she launched the meditation studio app, her meditation practice, interviewing renowned mindfulness and meditation teachers, and much more. Without further ado, please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Patricia. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishantgar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
18:46
April 9, 2021
#142: Patricia Karpas on Self-Reliance, How to Celebrate Mistakes, R.A.I.N. Practice to Handle Challenges, Meditation for Beginners, and More
Patricia Karpas is Meditation Studio’s Co-Founder and Head of Content. She is also the host of Untangle, Meditation Studio’s original podcast with over 4 mm listens to date that shares stories from experts and thought leaders about how mindfulness practices change us. She is A New York native and former media executive at CNBC, NBC, and AO, she is passionate about health and wellness and deeply committed to having a positive impact on the world. She co-founded a meditation studio app with the simple goal of making meditation accessible to everyone. This little app has gone on to do big things. Named one of Apple’s Top 10 Apps of the Year, Meditation Studio has helped millions of people start a meditation practice. In 2018,  Meditation Studio was sold to the makers of Muse, the Brain Sensing Headband. This episode is part 1 of my conversation with Patricia. In this part1, Patricia discusses how she learned to be self-reliant from a very early age, how she launched the meditation studio app when she feels over-meditated, and much more. If you enjoy this episode, you will love the short and sweet part 2 with Patricia on cultivating relationships in a personal and business setting. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishantgar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
50:50
April 7, 2021
#141: Michael Ostrolenk — The Emergent Human, Exploring Optimized Mind, Body, Health, Embodied Spirituality, and Transcending Limits
Michael Ostrolenk has been exploring the relationship between post-conventional living, transformational leadership, optimizing health, and regenerative paradigms his whole life. His interest in human growth and personal development began when he was 9 years old and worked with psychotherapist Pat Lawson learning biofeedback, meditation, and guided imagery. In the late 1990’s he received his master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, from John F. Kennedy University and he completed post-graduate training in somatic psychology from the California Institute for Integral Studies. Mr. Ostrolenk is a Master Coach and Head Instructor with SEALFIT Unbeatable Mind Academy. He worked closely with Mark Divine (Ret- U.S Navy SEAL) in creating the Unbeatable Mind Online Accelerated Learning program in 2010. Ostrolenk is the Director of Human Resilience at Apeiron Zoh where he works with medical and psychological staff in creating online and in-person programs seeking to transcend the limits of human performance and health.  I personally enjoyed this conversation so much and I am going to listen to this episode over and over. How do you optimize your mind, body and spirit and transcend the limits stopping to reach your full potential? How do you design, optimize your lifestyle?  You will learn all of it in this episode. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishantgar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
58:04
March 31, 2021
#140: Dr. Dyan Haspel-Johnson on Hypnosis, Improving Quality of Sleep, Slowing Down Brain Waves, Altered States, and Much More
Dr. Dyan Haspel is a highly accomplished and successful licensed psychologist, hypnotherapist, and trauma specialist. For over 25 years she has been creating self-hypnosis recordings for thousands of busy people to help them heal their bodies and minds so that they can sleep and reach their potential in their relationships, their work, and their physical and mental health. Before building her full private practice, she worked for 20 years in a holistic medical office using mind-body-spirit interventions. She also taught hypnosis for sleep, to treat pain, anxiety, depression, digestive and immune issues, and more, at UCLA, USC, and the Southern California Society for Clinical Hypnosis, where she served as President. She is a VIP Contributor to www.thriveglobal.com. In this episode, Dyan discusses how to improve the quality of sleep through hypnosis, self-hypnosis, and much more. She also guides us through a Hypnosis demo. Please enjoy. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nishantgar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
59:54
March 26, 2021
#139: Lisa Pineda Interviews Nishant Garg on The Craft of Podcasting, Meditation, Building a Word-Class Network, Healing Old Wounds, and Much More
In this episode, the tables are turned. My friend Lisa interviews me on how I started the podcast, my journey of migrating from India to the US, the unfortunate death of my brother, how I built the world-class network from zero, and much more. She has be been on my show as a guest. You can check out her interview at nishantgarg.me/podcasts. Lisa Pineda is an international yoga and meditation instructor, documentary executive producer of "The Yogi", Two-time TEDx Speaker, and a global retreat leader. She combines decades of experience in healthcare, as an award-winning multimedia journalist and a yoga instructor to create endless space for authenticity. Lisa advocates for individuals and families who are struggling to start a family with her creation of Yoga for Fertility. Now, please enjoy this conversation wherever you are listening. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
42:32
March 23, 2021
#138: Sandra Fry — Non-Violent Communication, Improving Self-Talk, Establishing Boundaries without Guilt, and Much More
Sandra Fry is a certified Coach and Trainer and a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She has a mission to help women and men rediscover the person they were before life got in the way. She believes you are more than the roles you take in life. You are YOU! A unique, creative, and resourceful individual. In this episode, she helps you navigate through the challenges of change and growth by helping you define your values, dreams, and purpose. She also explores non-violent communication, improving self-talk, setting healthy boundaries without guilt,  and much more. If you are walking or driving, or wherever you are listening to this episode, please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Sandra. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
45:21
March 19, 2021
#137: Wendy Quan on The Calm Monkey, Beating Cancer, Taking a Leap of Faith, and Much More
Wendy Quan is the pioneer and industry leader in workplace mindfulness facilitator training & certification through her business, The Calm Monkey. Her program is very practical, showing experienced meditators the best practices of how to implement mindfulness at work and become a skilled mindfulness facilitators.  She is also a pioneer in combining change management with mindfulness to help people through difficult change.  She has taught at high-profile events such as the Greater Good Science of UC Berkeley and mindfulness industry conferences. she is a respected expert for workplace mindfulness. In this episode, Wendy talks about a holistic way of looking at things, her transition from a corporate job to a business owner, on deep dive into mindfulness, and much more. If you are walking, driving, cooking food, or where ever you are listening to this episode, you will enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Wendy. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
57:32
March 16, 2021
#136: Ariel Garten — Co-founder of Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband, Meditation Practice, Kill Your Inner Critic, and Much More
Ariel Garten is a neuroscientist, innovator, and entrepreneur whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential. Garten is co-founder of  Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is the award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness. Before founding Muse, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis.  Ariel’s fascination with the interconnections between science, neuroscience, emotion, and design, stems from her unique background in psychotherapy, neuroscience, design, and fashion.  In this conversation, Ariel talks about her creative process, spirituality and consciousness, meditation practice, unconditional love from her mom, and much more. She also guides us through an inner critic exercise to cultivate more self-love and self-worth. Please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Ariel. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
53:35
March 9, 2021
#135: Dr. Susan LaCombe — Coping with Trauma, Emotionally Available Therapist, Somatic Models, Connection of Trauma with Nervous System, and Much More
Dr. Susan LaCombe is a closet-rebel psychologist working through her fears, trying to make an imprint on the world for something she believes is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.  She was once very troubled—her trauma history had caught up to her early two clinical depressions before age 30.  She turned to therapy for an answer. Turned out to be the wrong solution—well for about 14 times Until . . . . . . around her 4th decade on this planet she found the right kind of therapy . . . or was it the right type of therapist? Tricky question. The type of therapy her therapist used was a whole paradigm shift away from the others. It was a trauma-based somatic model. It not only made sense of her life, it suddenly became clear that the mental health field was approaching anxiety and depression with outdated methods. After a thousand clinical hours as a psychotherapist/psychologist and responding to hundreds of questions from people in therapy (on myShrink.com) and seeing needless suffering, she wonders if we’re going about it all wrong.   She believes that if we harness our energies to helping the unborn and later infant child, we’ll have far fewer issues with emotional dysregulation and with that, far lower rates of mental illness, anxiety, depression, and related issues of abandonment, transference, authority issues and the like. She asks if we did that, could we change the trajectory of our trauma pattern as nations. In this episode Dr. Susan talks about 2 types of talk therapy, why do we even therapy, managing emotions and dealing with trauma and its connection with the nervous system, and much more. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.  Instructions below: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nishant-garg-show/id1493888698
54:15
March 2, 2021
#134: Scarlett Lewis on Nurturing Healing Love, Grieving the Loss, Horse Riding, School Shootings, and Much More
Scarlett Lewis is the mother of Jesse Lewis who was killed in his first-grade classroom during the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, along with 19 classmates and 6 teachers and administrators in one of the worst school shootings in US history. She founded The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation in honor of Jesse and to spread a message he left on their kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died, Nurturing Healing Love, the formula for choosing love, and to promote social and emotional education in schools as well as a consistent message of compassion in our communities. In this episode, Scarlett discusses her passion for mindful horse riding, sharing the details of the school shooting in 2012, how she was able to forgive the shooter, how to address the cause of the sufferings, cultivating social and emotional intelligence learning, Choose Love Formula of courage, gratitude, forgiveness, compassion in action, and much more. Please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Scarlett. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
01:00:46
February 26, 2021
#133: Ruchika Sikri — Head of Well-being Learning Strategy at Google
Ruchika Sikri is the Head of Well Being Learning Programs and Strategy at Google. For over 20 years, her daily meditation and yoga practice is grounded in increasing clarity in mind, purity in heart and sincerity in action. She believes these skills are increasingly needed to uplift humanity, build genuine connections and increase respect for our planet. Her goal is to bring secular and science-based mindfulness and compassion learning to organizations and communities globally. Ruchika has successfully architected several well-being and mindfulness programs for over  120,000 employees at Google. Outside of Google, Ruchika is a board member and advisor to several nonprofits that are involved in empowering women in shelters. She is a mother of2 loving kids and lives with her wonderful husband in Bay Area California. Without further ado, please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Ruchika. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
59:52
February 23, 2021
#132: Dr. Ronald Siegel — Full Catastrophe Living, Escape vs Engagement, Restoring Moments of Sanity, Healthy Romantic Relationships, and Much More!
Dr. Ron Siegel is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 35 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the faculties of the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at the Cambridge Health Alliance and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches internationally about mind-body medicine and the application of mindfulness and compassion practices in psychotherapy and other fields. His clinical career has included working with low-income children and families, treating adults with chronic pain and other stress-related disorders, and providing mindfulness-oriented psychotherapy. In this episode, he talks about his experience with psychedelics, practices to deal with overwhelm and sadness, experience at a silent meditation retreat, and much much more. Without further ado, please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Ronald. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
53:36
February 12, 2021
#131: Dr. Dan Tomasulo — Learned Hopefulness, Science of Happiness and Hope, Cherishing Relationships, The Craft of Storytelling Writing, and Much More
Dr. Dan Tomasulo's passion is positive psychology. He is known as one of the top ten online influencers on the issue of depression. Heis the Academic Director of Columbia University's Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI) and an assistant instructor to the founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, at the University of Pennsylvania's Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program. A licensed counseling psychologist with over 25 years as an experienced clinician, he is the creator of Interactive-Behavioral Therapy, the most widely used form of group therapy for people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities. His most recent book, Learned Hopefulness, The Power of Positivity To Overcome Depression, is hailed as: “…the perfect recipe for fulfillment, joy, peace, and expansion of awareness.”  by Deepak Chopra, Dan is also the author of several books, including American Snake Pit and Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapist's Memoir. In this episode, Dan discusses in length cultivating hope in the moments of despair, his own depression, cherishing relationships, mindfulness meditation, the art of storytelling writing, the story of man Richie, and much much more. Without further ado, please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Dan. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
56:06
February 5, 2021
#130: Kristi Roe — Lessons learned from 9/11, Creating Shared Meaning, Building Organizational Resilience, Handling Difficult Conversations, and Cultivating a Greater Sense of Purpose
Kristi Roe: A visionary, seasoned Healthcare Experience Strategy Leader with demonstrated success in developing and working on quality, service improvement, and organizational resilience programs covering the hierarchy from top to bottom in an ever-changing clinical and HR environment.  Skilled in collaborating and influencing cross-functional teams, interacting with executives and serving people from all layers of society professionally, and fostering teams that support the transformation in an organization’s experience strategy. Roe holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in applied psychology from New York University. Without further ado, please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Kristi. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
51:22
January 29, 2021
#129: Dr. Maria Sirois — Overcoming Victim Mentality, Happiness in the Darkest Times, Finding Meaning in the Suffering, Lessons Learned from the Hospice Facility, and More
Maria is a master teacher, facilitator, and author. She is devoted to the science of well-being and the art of crafting a life and a work that embodies health, passion and success. As a positive psychologist (Psy.D.) and consultant, she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit particularly when under chronic stress, during significant transitions, and/or feeling the shock of wholesale change. Known for her wisdom, authenticity and rampant humor, she brings a wealth of perspective from decades of study in the mind/body medicine and resilience disciplines. Maria is the author of two books: A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times) and Every Day Counts. Her home is in the Berkshire Mountains where she attempts on a daily basis to love her children well enough so that they too find a way to embrace the world with a grounded optimism and a sense of their own strengths. And on most days, she remembers to feed the cat. In this episode, Maria talks about Happiness After Losing, Happiness in the Darkest Times, Meditation on loss and resilience, Grounded Optimism, Graceful Transition, Overcoming victim mentality, Everyday Resilience, find meaning in the suffering, loss, and grief, lessons from hospice facility, The art of losing,  accepting paradox that enables us to grow, and much more. Please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Maria. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
53:14
January 26, 2021
#128: Judi Miller — Healing Inherited Trauma from Ancestors, Forgiveness Recipe, Past Life Connections, 90 seconds rule, Reflections to Open Your Heart, and Much More
Judi Miller started her career as a Certified Public Accountant and went on to excel in the world of corporate finance for some of the largest companies in the world. As a graduate of the Harvard Executive Leadership Program, she has been dedicated to personal development and helping others excel in a constantly changing environment. Judi has worked with some of the world’s most spiritual visionaries and is trained in energy and ancestral clearing and is certified in The Energy Codes, Happy for No Reason, and The Passion Test. She lived in terror of the night and the possibility of sexual assault. Happily married with children, her fears made life a modern-day nightmare, but worse—she had no idea why? In her new book Perfect: A Path to Love, Forgiveness and Transformation, she relates the extraordinary path she took to discover the root of those fears.  Today you’ll hear from her about the spiritual journey that unfolded which opened her heart, enabled forgiveness across multiple generations, and showed her the perfection of all that we are.  Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
51:40
January 22, 2021
#127: Alain Hunkins — Creative Problem Solving, Getting Through Ugly Phase, Success Fundamentals, Leadership Code, Two Minute Journal, and More
ALAIN HUNKINS helps high achieving people become high achieving leaders.  Over his twenty-year career, Alain has worked with over 2,000 groups of leaders in 25 countries. Clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm Insurance, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. In addition to being a leadership speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach, Alain is the author of CRACKING THE LEADERSHIP CODE: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders (Wiley, March 2020), which was endorsed by leadership luminaries Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner, and Marshall Goldsmith. A faculty member of Duke Corporate Education, Alain’s writing has been featured in Fast Company, Inc., Forbes, Chief Executive, Chief Learning Officer, and Business Insider. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
54:32
January 16, 2021
#126: Kelly Boys — The Blind Spot Effect, From Autopilot to a Life of Insights, Developing Intelligence, Stepping out of Lifelong Patterns, and More
Kelly Boys is a trainer with the United Nations Foundation where she co-developed and works to deliver a mindfulness and well-being program called “Peace on Purpose” for UN humanitarian and development workers on the front lines. Kelly was also Director of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute's facilitator training program, launching a program to train trainers from around the world through a yearlong mastery program in the neuroscience-based emotional intelligence and mindfulness program developed at Google. Her Book "the blind spot Effect" presents emerging research from many fields of psychology and neuroscience, personal stories, and a wealth of hands-on exercises and practices to help us identify, welcome, and transform our own hidden domains. In this episode, Kelly discusses The Blind Spot Effect, discovering that peace within ourselves. Questions for Inner Inquiry, developing the intelligence to speak up for yourself and own your power,  transitioning from living a life of automatic pilot to a life of insights, Blindspot awareness,  step out of lifelong patterns, Lessons from working in prisons, and much more. Without further ado, please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Kelly. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
52:59
January 11, 2021
#125: Johnny Crowder — Suicide/Abuse Survivor, Exploring Mental Health, Recovery, Healing Past Trauma, Overcoming Pain, Peer Support in your Pocket
Johnny Crowder is a 28-year-old suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician, recovery advocate, and the Founder & CEO of Cope Notes, a text-based mental health platform that provides daily support to users in nearly 100 countries across the globe. With 10 years of clinical treatment, a psychology degree from UCF, and a full decade of peer support and advocacy through the National Alliance on Mental Illness under his belt, his frank and youthful vigor for the topic of mental health is unmatched. Whether speaking at events or touring with his band, Prison, Johnny's authentic vulnerability and firsthand experience with multiple mental health diagnoses (ranging from bipolar disorder and OCD to schizophrenia) uniquely equip him to provide realistic, yet hopeful insight into the pains of hardship with levity and wit. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
53:19
January 8, 2021
#124: Kathy Caprino — Finding Brave, The Most Powerful You, Writing Routine, and Claiming a Life of Passion
Kathy Caprino is a career and leadership coach, a Forbes senior contributor, TEDx speaker, LinkedIn Influencer, and host of the Finding Brave podcast (which has ranked in Top 100 Apple Career Podcasts in the U.S. and beyond). Her mission is to support the advancement of women in business around the globe. Kathy is a speaker on topics spanning women’s empowerment, overcoming workplace adversity, effective communication, entrepreneurship, personal growth, and navigating change. Prior to founding her executive coaching and consulting firm, she achieved an 18-year corporate career in publishing, direct marketing, and membership services, serving in director and VP roles in marketing, product development, research, and product management. Kathy has been featured by top national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, SELF, Glamour, Oprah Magazine, and national television and radio outlets. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
58:03
January 1, 2021
#123: Holly Rogers, M.D. — The Story of a Psychiatrist, Integrating Mindfulness, Mental Health for Students, and More
Holly Rogers, M.D. is one of the developers of Koru Mindfulness, an evidence-based program for teaching mindfulness and meditation to college-age adults. Holly is the co-founder of the Center for Koru Mindfulness, an agency dedicated to developing and delivering mindfulness programs for young adults. She worked as a psychiatrist at the student counseling center at Duke University for 23 years where she helped students integrate the practice of mindfulness into their lives in a meaningful way. She is the co-author with Margaret Maytan of Mindfulness for the Next Generation: Helping Emerging Adults Manage Stress and Lead Healthier Lives. Her latest book, The Mindful Twenty-Something, is a guide for young adults who wish to learn about using mindfulness and meditation to enhance their journey through emerging adulthood. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
48:41
December 30, 2020
#122: Therese Plummer, Storyteller Queen, Actor — The Art Of Storytelling, Healing Through Storytelling, and More
Thérèse Plummer is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator working in New York City. She has recorded over 350 audio books for various publishers. She won the 2019 Audie Award for her work on the multicast, Sadie by Courtney Summers for Macmillan Audio, was nominated for the Mutlicast Any Man by Amber Tamblyn for Harper Audio and her solo narration for The Rogue Planets Shaken by Lee W. Brainard for Podium Publishing. The American Library Association (ALA) awarded her work on Sourdough by Robin Sloan as part of the 2018 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners. Thérèse is the voice of Maya Hansen in the Marvel Graphic Motion Comic Ironman Extremis, Dr. Fennel in Pokemon and for various Yu-Gi-Oh characters. Television Guest Star Roles on The Good Wife, Law and Order SVU and the upcoming series Virgin River for Netflix. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
52:13
December 24, 2020
#121: Cara Bradley — Peak Performance Secrets, Flow and Optimized State, Gut-Brain Connection, and More
As a Mental Fitness Coach, Cara Bradley has spent three decades training high performers—including CEO’s and elite athletes—to work and play in optimal states of flow using science-backed practices and protocols. In 2020, She was nominated as one of Mindful Magazine’s "12 Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement." Her best-selling book, On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up and Shine (New World Library), was featured on Oprah.com.You can find her trainings featured on wellness brands including: Insight Timer, Muse (Interaxon), Happify, Whil Concepts, Mindful Magazine and most recently Round Glass. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
58:48
December 18, 2020
#120: Henna Inam — Wired for Disruption, Lessons from Ashram, 5 Shifts in Agility, 10 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself, and More
Henna Inam is the CEO of Transformational Leadership Inc., C-level executive coach, independent board director and author of the book Wired for Disruption. A 20-year veteran of Fortune 500 companies she has seen first-hand the pressures of leading in times of disruption. Her book details the five shifts in agility and 15 Agility Accelerators (tools and practices) to help activate our innate agility and be a force for good in times of disruption.  Henna is a leadership blogger for Forbes and a global speaker. She has appeared on Fox Business, NPR, and is quoted in Fortune/CNN. Henna received her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and completed Executive Education programs at the Harvard Business School. You can say hello to Henna on Twitter @hennainam Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
51:01
December 15, 2020
#119: Shalini Bahl, Ph.D. — Disrupt Default Thinking, Cultural Conditioning, Reset your Mind, and Seeing Possibilities In Our Discomfort
Shalini Bahl, Ph.D., is an award-winning researcher and Founder of Know Your Mind LLC, a social business with the mission of making evidence-based mindfulness skills widely accessible. Through her evidence-based customized solutions based on 15 years of research, Dr. Bahl provides business, education and political clients with the mindfulness skills they need to disrupt harmful default habits to cope with stress, become more resilient to life’s obstacles, and live with empowered choice for personal and collective fulfillment. Her guided meditations and programs have had over 250,000 plays on the Insight Timer and Simple Habit app. She is A former successful entrepreneur and business professor, and her cultural experiences of living and working in various countries—allow her to engage with diverse audiences including CEOs and executives at Fortune 500 companies, college campuses, and students. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant Facebook: facebook.com/nishant.garg.5245 https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/
58:24
December 12, 2020
#118: Christine Carter, Ph.D. — Raising Happiness, Building Habits for Top Performance, Handling Uncertainty of Life, and More
Christine Carter, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and coach. Her books include The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction (2020), The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less (2017) and Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents (2011). Christine is A sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. She draws on the latest scientific research in psychology, sociology, and neuroscience to help her clients lead their most meaningful, joyful, and productive lives.  She lives with her husband, four teenagers, and dog Buster in California. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant Facebook: facebook.com/nishant.garg.5245 https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/
52:24
December 8, 2020
#117: Short Life Advice From The Best — Andrea Goeglein and Jill Bolte Taylor
Dr. Andrea Goeglein altered the truth of her age and got a job at a Wall Street brokerage firm at 14.  By 24 she opened her first operating icecream business in Reno, Nevada. she has a  PhD in Organizational Psychology  Today she is a Success Catalyst and known as Dr. Success™. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. It took eight years for Dr. Jill to completely recover all of her physical function and thinking ability. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight. Dr. Jill was chosen as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2008, she was the premiere guest on Oprah's Soul Series web-cast. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant Facebook: facebook.com/nishant.garg.5245 https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/
54:07
December 4, 2020
#116: Jennifer Shapiro-Lee — Coping with Uncertainty, Building Better Mental Health, Grief Process, Psychotherapy, and More (Repost)
Jennifer Shapiro-Lee, LCSW-R, is an Ivy League-educated Psychotherapist, a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor, and a Mindfulness in the Workplace Trainer. She works with individuals, families, and couples at her private psychotherapy practice, located in Roslyn, NY. Jennifer takes a holistic approach to mental health, integrating traditional therapies with mindfulness, meditation, and self-care to help clients cope with life’s challenges and transitions. Areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, grief, stress, life direction, and relationship issues. In addition to Jennifer’s therapy practice, she teaches individual and group meditation classes, leads therapeutic retreats, corporate wellness events, and is a motivational speaker. Jennifer specializes in educating companies and organizations about mental health awareness. Jennifer was honored by the Long Island Press as a Power Woman in Business in 2019.  In the same year, she was also recognized by the Long Island Business News as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Business. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant Facebook: facebook.com/nishant.garg.5245 https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/
49:50
November 30, 2020
#115: Kirk Parsley, Former Navy SEAL — Sleep Optimization, Health and Performance Master Class (Repost)
Dr. Kirk Parsley is a former SEAL. He served as an Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One from June 2009 to January 2013. Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant Facebook: facebook.com/nishant.garg.5245 https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
01:00:46
November 28, 2020
#114: Tal Ben-Shahar — Happiness and Relationships Master Class (Repost)
Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations.  The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world.Tal is a serial entrepreneur, and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of Happiness Studies Academy, Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts fo more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
46:34
November 24, 2020
#113: Michael J. Gelb — How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Spiritual Practices, and More (Repost)
Michael J. Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He works with visionary leaders to support them in nurturing more innovative and human-centered cultures and to inspire and equip them with the creative thinking tools and conscious communication strategies that help translate ideals into reality. Michael has led seminars, consulted and provided Executive Leadership Coaching for clients including AT&T, DuPont, Emerson,  Merck, Genentech, Microsoft, Nike, Unilever and YPO. The author of 16 books including How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, Discover Your Genius, Innovate Like Edison and The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now. Michael’s books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
01:01:43
November 17, 2020
#112: Debra Stangl — Sedona Soul Adventures, Focus on the Next Step, The Journey to Happy and Spiritual Awakening, and More
Debra is the Founder of Sedona Soul Adventures and author of the #1 International Best Seller The Journey To Happy - How Embracing The Concept That Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life. Debra was a divorce attorney for over 20 years in Omaha, Nebraska before a spiritual re-awakening in 1999 in Sedona led her to leave her practice, embark on a 3-year journey of personal healing, culminating in the founding of Sedona Soul Adventures in 2002. Sedona Soul Adventures does life-changing, relationship-saving retreats that are custom designed for each individual and couple. The retreats consist of one-on-one or two-on-one private sessions, utilizing over 50 of the Master Practitioners in Sedona. SSA was named "Best in Sedona" in Retreats in 2020 Without further ado, please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Debra. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
57:00
November 12, 2020
#111: Michael Bunting — Ethics and Values based Mindfulness, Inner Inquiry Work, Mindful Leadership, Developmental Practice, and More
Have you ever wondered why mindfulness practices can be a waste of time if you don't have good values and ethics?  Michael Bunting is the founder of prominent leadership consultancy WorkSmart Australia, and The Mindful Leader – the world’s most comprehensive online portal for mindful leadership. He has trained and coached thousands of leaders - from CEOs to front-line managers, with a client base that includes numerous global multinationals. With an outstanding track record in his field, Michael is renowned as a world-leading authority on mindful leadership. He has authored two more ground-breaking books: The Mindful Leader and A Practical Guide to Mindful Meditation. He is one of only a few people in the world to teach Mindful Leadership at an Exec MBA level, on Sydney University’s #1 ranked Global Executive MBA. Michael has engaged in disciplined personal mindfulness practice for over 23 years and has taught mindful leadership to businesses and governments for more than 16 years. In this episode, Michael explains ethics, values, honesty, and much more Please enjoy. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
56:38
November 7, 2020
#110: Amy Coleman, MD — Ancient Wisdom Merges Into Modern Science, Functional Integrative Medicine, Balancing Nervous system, and More
Dr. Amy Coleman is CEO and founder of Wellsmart, a federally recognized, woman-owned, veteran-owned company that delivers advanced healthcare systems to the government and military sectors. She is owner and practitioner of the Wellsmart Functional and Integrative Medicine Clinic in Lexington, KY.   Dr. Coleman has eight years of military medical leadership as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force.  She served as an expeditionary Flight Surgeon during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was promoted as the first female and youngest Commander of the Special Operations Clinic at the Air Force European Headquarters. She served as a dedicated physician and appointed consultant to fighter pilot squadrons, special forces units, US embassies,  Generals, and to NASA for the Space Shuttle Trans-Atlantic Landing missions (TAL).  Dr. Coleman helped to orchestrate the adoption of acupuncture into the Air Force, which has greatly reduced the use of opiates and restores greater functioning for veterans and active duty members.  She was trained in Japanese Acupuncture from Harvard and completed a fellowship in functional medicine from the Cleveland-Clinic based IFM model. Please enjoy. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
01:04:20
November 3, 2020
#109: Laurie Seymour — Art Of Acknowledgement, Getting Quiet, Practicing Turaya, Creative intelligence, and More
Laurie Seymour, M.A., is a 2x #1 best-selling author, host of the Wisdom Talk Radio podcast heard in over 59 countries, Executive Innovation Coach, international speaker, and trainer, and Founder/CEO of The Baca Institute. Twenty years ago, she was honored to receive the stewardship of a special esoteric technology that accelerates the process of innovation and creation in individuals and groups. After twice leaving successful careers, first as a psychotherapist and trainer, and then as a Solutions Engineer in the telecom industry, Laurie founded The Baca Institute, to share this Creative Intelligence technology, The Potentiation Process. Laurie teaches online and around the world. She writes for The Huffington Post, Aspire Magazine, Positively Positive, and other media outlets. She has also been featured on abc.com, foxnews.com,  and many others. In this episode, Laurie talks about how to acknowledge our emotions and others, How to focus on the next step in life, Realizing your self-worth to be creative innovative, and much more. Please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Laurie. Please enjoy. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
51:28
October 27, 2020
#108: Dr. Tasha Eurich — Increase Your Self-Awareness, Importance of Feedback, Meditation, and Effective Decision Making
Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author (Bankable Leadership). With a Ph.D. in organizational psychology, she is also the founder of The Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness. Dr. Eurich has contributed to Entrepreneur, CNBC.com, and The Huffington Post, and has been featured in outlets such as Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Inc. She’s been named one of Denver Business Journal’s ”40 Under 40” as well as a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, and in 2015 she was named a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association. Her TEDx talk has been viewed more than 2 million times.ha Please enjoy. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
53:24
October 21, 2020
#107: Elisha Goldstein, PhD — Natural Antidepressants, Greater Purpose, Relieving Anxiety, Building Supportive Community, and More
Elisha Goldstein, PhD is the founder of The Mindful Living Collective - the central online mindful space to find the teachings, practices and tribe to up-level your mind, your life and business. He is also the co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles and creator of the 6-month online coaching program, A Course in Mindful Living. His books include Uncovering Happiness and The Now Effect, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and MBSR Everyday.  In an increasingly fragmented society, he is working to bring people together so they may motivate and inspire one another in far-reaching ways. Please enjoy. Follow Nishant: Friday Newsletter: https://garnishant-91f4a.gr8.com/ Website: https://nishantgarg.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
53:04
October 16, 2020
#106: Lynn Rossy, PhD — Savor Every Bite, Understanding Emotional and Binge Eating, Emotional Bank Account, Tasting Mindfulness, and More
Lynn Rossy, Ph.D. is a health psychologist specializing in yoga and mindfulness-based interventions. She developed a ten-week, empirically validated Eat for Life class that teaches people to eat mindfully and intuitively, love their bodies, and find deeper meaning in their lives.  Her book, The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution, is based on the concepts in her program. Lynn is a long-time practitioner of mindfulness meditation and Kripalu yoga. She is the President of the Center for Mindful Eating. Please enjoy. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
53:05
October 13, 2020
#105: Sam Chase — Happiness is Subjective, Practical Mindfulness Talk, Secondary Trauma, Acknowledgement vs Gratitude, and More
Sam Chase designs and delivers programs in mindfulness, yoga and resilience for organizations nationwide. After studying Economics and English he finished at the top of his class and went on to compete for the international Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. He won and then ultimately declined the award to pursue the work he continues today--exploring the science of the human mind and the tools that help people lead flourishing lives. He brings that study back to the real world through his work with organizations including the United Nations, the National Guard, Columbia Medical School, and numerous others. He is the author of Yoga & the Pursuit of Happiness, a book that bridges the ivory tower research and esoteric philosophy surrounding meditation in a down-to-earth style that helps everyday people build an accessible, transformative practice. He is certified to teach by the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest yoga center in the nation. Please enjoy. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
48:59
October 8, 2020
#104: Cheryl Jones — Life Changing Lessons, Developing Well-Being Skills, Book Store Story, Mindfulness Misconceptions, Spiritual Nourishment, and More
Cheryl Jones has devoted her entire career as a healthcare professional to exploring and teaching best practices that can easily be incorporated into everyday life. Her background includes undergrad and master’s degrees in health and exercise science. Curious about the body-mind connection, she was drawn to the UMass Medical School, where she completed extensive teacher training in the science-supported Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, under Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn himself. Expanding on this holistic approach to well-being, she studied spiritual counseling at the University of Saint Joseph. Please enjoy. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
55:46
October 5, 2020
#103: Janet Attwood — The Passion Test, Mastering Self-Love, Wisdom From Spiritual Masters, The Power of Ritual, and More
Janet Bray Attwood is the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Passion Test, and Your Hidden Riches As an expert on what it takes to live a passionate life, she has presented her programs as a featured speaker to hundreds of thousands of people around the world including, The Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Dr. John Gray, Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols, Stephen Covey, Brendon Burchard,  and others. For her ongoing work with the homeless and kids in lockdown detention centers, Janet received the highest award for service from the President of the United States, “The President’s Volunteer Service Award.” Janet received the “World Peace Flame Award” from the Life Foundation International for her work in promoting peace. Please enjoy. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
56:49
October 2, 2020
#102: Simone Figueroa — Recovering Perfectionist, Bullet Proof Coffee, Canyon Ranch Experience, Shifting Mental Health Landscape, and More
Simone Figueroa graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Finance and concentration in Spirituality and Health. At the beginning of her academic journey, Simone struggled with her mental health and emotional well-being. It wasn’t until her Junior year when she fatefully stumbled upon a credit-bearing course in Mindfulness that she went from surviving in college to thriving. Her own struggles as an undergraduate student drive her passion and mission to effectuate positive change within the mental health landscape on college campuses and to the realization of U-Thrive Educational Services. Simone received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology in Education with an emphasis on Mind-Body Medicine and graduating at the top of her class. Simone lives in  Arizona with her husband and has a love for traveling, being active, hiking, and spending quality time with family and friends. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
58:60
September 29, 2020
#101: Dr. Tho Ha Vinh — Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh, Gross National Happiness, Buddhist Teachings, Special Education Work, and More
Dr. Tho Ha Vinh is a Buddhist practitioner since 1970, and was ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2001 as Dharmacharya (Certified Buddhist teacher), he holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and Education from Geneva University. He is the founder of the Eurasia Learning Institute for Happiness and Wellbeing and former Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan, as well as former Director of Learning and Development at the International Committee of the Red Cross. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
54:21
September 25, 2020
#100 : Diana Winston — Buddhist Nun, Art of Fully Present, Uncovering Natural Awareness,, Mindful Parenting, and More
Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Semel Institute’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). She was called by the LA Times “one of the nation’s best-known teachers of mindfulness. She has taught mindfulness since 1999 in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities, corporations, non profits, and schools in the US and Asia. Her work has been mentioned in the New York Times, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Women’s Health, and in a variety of magazines, books, and journals. She is considered one of the early founders of meditation programs for youth, and taught on the seminal mindfulness and ADHD research study at UCLA in 2005. Diana is a member of the Teacher's Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California where she was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1989, including a year as a Buddhist nun in Burma. Currently, Diana’s most challenging and rewarding practice involves trying to mindfully parent her young daughter. Her latest book is The little book of being: practices and guidance for uncovering your natural awareness. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
47:18
September 22, 2020
#99: Sam Himelstein, Ph.D. — Trauma Informed Care, T.A.P. Practice, Trauma Informed Mindfulness, Parent-Child Relationship, and more!
Sam Himelstein is a Licensed Psychologist. Most of his work has involved working with high-risk and marginalized youth in the juvenile justice system, foster care system, and those suffering from addiction issues. He is the founder and president of the Center for Adolescent Studies.  He is passionate about training professionals from multiple disciplines in creating authentic, healing relationships with adolescents that contribute to positive outcomes. Most of his speaking lies at the intersection of building authentic relationships, trauma-informed care, and teaching mindfulness to youth. He was formerly an incarcerated youth himself and was privileged to change his life from a path of drugs, violence, crime, and self-destruction to that of healing and transformation. His mission is to help young people become aware of the power of self-awareness and transformation, and train professionals with similar interests. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
58:42
September 18, 2020
#98: Dr. Margaret Rutherford, Psychologist - Perfectly Hidden Depression , Perfectionism, Self-Acceptance, Mindfulness For Shame and Depression
Dr. Margaret has been a psychologist in private practice for over twenty-five years. She began writing online in 2012 and was just narcissistic enough to believe that she might have something fresh or funny to say about she has learned. She has begun a podcast called The SelfWork Podcast with Dr. Margaret Rutherford.  Her new book, entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression, was launched in November of 2019. She has been researching and writing on this topic for five years, and she's passionate about the message that although depression can be heavily masked by perfectionism, its damage can still be devastating to someone who’s trying so hard to smile their way through growing loneliness and despair.  I’ve written for HuffPost, Psychology Today, The Mighty, Psych Central, The Gottman Blog, Psychologies, StigmaFighters, The Good Men Project. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
01:00:34
September 15, 2020
#97: Rob Dube — imageOne Co-Founder, a Forbes Small Giant, Meditator, Runner, Do Nothing, Morning Ritual and More
Rob Dube started his first business by selling Blow Pops out of his high school locker. and now he is the president and co-founder of imageOne, which was ranked on the 2017 list of Forbes’ Small Giants: America's Best Small Companies. Throughout his 29 years of experience, he has developed an unwavering passion for delivering extraordinary experiences that positively impact the lives of his team members, the goals of his customers, and the fabric of our community. He is also a meditator of 15 years, host of the podcast Leading with Genuine Care, author of do nothing: the most rewarding leadership challenge you will ever take, and organizer of the do-nothing Leadership Retreat. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
55:02
September 11, 2020
#94: Nicole Tetreault, Neuroscientist - Social Meditation, Therapeutic Writing, Botanical Growth, Cultivating Calm, and More
Nicole Tetreault is a neuroscientist, writer, meditation teacher, and speaker. She specializes in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders and translates the promise of neuroscience and positive psychology for individuals to live the best quality of life. She's dedicated to enhancing lives through a holistic approach that integrates the development of positive thought processes, cultivation of self-compassion, and awareness of bodily sensations with our environment.Her mother’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) propelled her to study and research Parkinson’s disease, launching her lifelong dedication to broad scientific training in neuroscience, physiology, and behavior at UC Davis, UCLA, and Caltech.  Her latest research efforts focus on the neurodiversity, which encompasses the brain and body experiences of unique thinkers. Her mission is to deliver accurate information so you can choose the best practices to live a happy and healthy life. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
48:34
September 9, 2020
#95: Raj Raghunathan, Business Professor, Author - If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?
Raj is a professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, where he relies on themes from psychology, behavioral science, decision theory, and marketing to explain consumption behavior. He also studies the impact that people’s judgments and decisions have on their own happiness and fulfillment. Based on his research, he teaches a very successful online course on Coursera on Happiness (named A Life of Happiness And Fulfillment). His book (titled, If you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy?) was released in the US, UK, and India in 2016. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
52:55
September 4, 2020
Inna Khazan, Ph.D. - Specializing in Performance Excellence Training using Biofeedback and Mindfulness-Based approaches
Inna Khazan, Ph.D., BCB is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches and supervises trainees. A clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology and performance excellence training using biofeedback and mindfulness-based approaches, Dr. Khazan also maintains a private practice in Boston, working with clients on optimizing their health and performance. Recognized as a pioneer in mindfulness-based biofeedback, Dr. Khazan is a popular speaker at national and international conferences on the topics of biofeedback and mindfulness. She has conducted biofeedback and mindfulness training for notable institutions in the US and abroad, including the US Navy Special Warfare, US Army Special Forces, and the Stuttgart Opera and Ballet Company. Dr. Khazan serves as president of the board of directors for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP), a board member for the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), where she is currently chair-elect. Dr. Khazan is the author of numerous journal articles, the highly-regarded Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide to Training and Practice with Mindfulness, and the newly released book, Biofeedback, and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
49:41
September 1, 2020
#93: Randi Kay on Seasonal Healing, Self-Care Practices, Self-Love, Amplifying Inner Wisdom, and more
Randi Kay is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Educator that has been helping people heal through bodywork, yoga, and self-care coaching for over a decade. Her mission is to help people simplify the healing journey by amplifying their own inner wisdom and teaching seasonal self-care practices. Along with her practice based out of Fargo, ND, Randi offers self-care tools online, such as her Seasonal Healing Membership, instructional online courses, and coaching, and The Simple Self Care Podcast at NaturallyRandiKay.com.  Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
57:44
August 27, 2020
Dr. Timothy Bono - Unleashing Important Questions
Dr. Tim Bono is a faculty member in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis where his teaching and research focus on positive psychology and college student development. His work has been featured in a number of national media outlets including NBC News, CNN, Fast Company, and the Associated Press. Over the last decade, thousands of students have taken his popular courses on the Psychology of Young Adulthood and the Science of Happiness. He summarizes the research from those courses, along with how his students have put that information into practice in their own lives, in his recent book, Happiness 101: Simple Secrets to Smart Living & Well-Being. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
11:35
August 24, 2020
Bruce Langford on Anti-Bullying, Building Confidence, Mindfulness Mode, Cultivating Calm, and more
Bruce Langford has been an entrepreneur and musician all his adult life. He quit his day job in 2005 to become focused full time on the prevention of bullying. Working as a presenter and program creator in the bullying field, led Bruce to become a mindfulness coach and teacher. Bruce also hosts the Mindfulness Mode Podcast, where he shares the concept of mindfulness with the mainstream world Bruce Langford is a Mindfulness consultant who is hired by companies to improve employee work-life balance by replacing stress and anxiety with the team spirit and self-respect. His extensive background in bullying prevention equips him, through mindfulness, to inspire employees to replace self-bullying and judgmental behaviors, with a strong desire for cooperation and respect. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
51:37
August 21, 2020
Megan Murphy - Kindness Activist, Kindness Rocks, Keep it Kind, and more
Megan Murphy is a Women’s Empowerment Coach, Business Mentor, Kindness Activist,  Meditation Instructor, and Lecturer. Megan thinks kindness rocks! She is the creator of the national movement, The Kindness Rocks Project™, which encourages people to leave rocks painted with inspiring messages along the path of life. Megan loves to share her story and inspire others to cultivate and express kindness. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
56:21
August 18, 2020
Liz Lewinson - How to Meditate and Heal Wounds, Cultivate Proper Masculinity, Rebel and Spiritual Conformist, and more
Liz Lewinson’s senior executive career spans public relations, Wall Street technology, and non-profit management.  She is the award-winning author of “American Buddhist Rebel,” “Women, Meditation, and Power,’ and “The Power of the Loving Man.”  She is a long-time practitioner and teacher of meditation and mindfulness Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
54:52
August 14, 2020
#88: Dr. Chris Willard on Raising Resilience, Travel, Growing Up Mindful, Meditation Retreats, and More
Dr. Christopher Willard (PsyD) is a psychologist and educational consultant based in Boston specializing in mindfulness.  He has been practicing meditation for 20 years and has led hundreds of workshops around the world, with invitations to more than two dozen countries. He currently serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network. He has presented at TEDx conferences and his thoughts have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, mindful.org, and elsewhere. He is the author of Child’s Mind (2010) Growing Up Mindful (2016) Raising Resilience (2017) and eight other books for parents, professionals and children, along with six sets of cards and therapeutic games, available in more than ten languages. He teaches at Harvard Medical School. On the personal side, he enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, reading and writing, and being a father. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
53:19
August 11, 2020
Alisa Cohn on Startups, Executive Coaching, High Stakes Conversation, Better Decision Making, Meditation, Pausing, and more
Alisa is an executive coach who works with senior executives and high potential leaders to help them create positive permanent shifts in their leadership impact and the results they achieve. She was named the #1 Startup Coach in the world at the 2019 Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards in London, and also named one of the Top 30 Global Gurus for Startups of 2020. Alisa provides practical tools and serves as a thought partner to support the challenging process of change. Leaders get the chance to practice their new behaviors and troubleshoot before doing them live. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
42:27
August 7, 2020
#86: Marc Lesser on Zen Meditation, Practices of a Mindful Leader, Building Inner Strength, and much more!
Marc Lesser is a speaker, facilitator, workshop leader, and executive coach. He is known for his engaging, experiential presentations that integrate mindfulness and emotional intelligence practices and training. He is the author of 4 books, including Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, and CEO of ZBA Associates, an executive development and leadership consulting company. Marc helped develop the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program within Google – a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training for leaders that teaches the art of integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and business savvy for creating great corporate cultures and a better world. He founded and was CEO of 3 companies, and has an MBA degree from New York University. Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, and director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the western world. He leads Mill Valley Zen, a weekly meditation group. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
45:07
August 5, 2020
Donald Altman on Monk Experience, Mindful Living, Daily Living Practical Tools, G.L.A.D Practice, and more
Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, international mindfulness expert and award-winning author of over 15 books translated worldwide. Featured as an expert in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project, he currently writes Psychology Today’s Practical Mindfulness Blog. His best-selling The Mindfulness Toolbox won two national publishing IPBA awards as the best book in both the Psychology and Mind-Body-Spirit categories. Two other books, Clearing Emotional Clutter and The Mindfulness Code were both chosen as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of the Year” by Spirituality & Practice. Donald has presented at the National Symposium Conference multiple times, and his work has been seen in the Psychotherapy Networker, Los Angeles Times, and other publications. He has contributed chapters to such books as The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Therapy and A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ https://twitter.com/nishantgar
54:45
July 28, 2020
Mirabai Bush on Loving Everyone, Contemplative Practices, Walking Each Other Home, and more
Mirabai Bush teaches contemplative practices and develops programs through the application of contemplative principles and values to organizational life. Her spiritual studies include two years in India with Hindu teacher Neemkaroli Baba; meditation in monasteries with Buddhist teachers. Mirabai Bush was a co-founder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and served as Executive Director there until 2008.  Mirabai has trekked, traveled, and lived in many countries, including Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Morocco, and the Caribbean. She is an organic gardener in Western Massachusetts and the mother of one adult son. Check out her book with Ram Dass Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
54:18
July 23, 2020
Jay Abbasi on Self-Observation, Self-Discovery, Painful Moments, Inner Work, and more
Jay's mission is to bring mindfulness to the workplace to support individuals or companies struggling with stress, burnout, uncertainty, or a lack of motivation Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
55:26
July 20, 2020
#80: Dr. Jonathan Fisher on Heartful living, Suffering, Meditation, Deep Connection, Acceptance, and more
Jonathan Fisher is a Harvard-trained physician and practicing cardiologist with 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Fisher integrates the science of optimal human health with the art of joyful and heartful living. He emerged from his own journey through professional burnout as a cardiologist working on the front lines of life and death. He now leads transformational programs that focus on reversing the spiral of disengagement and burnout in healthcare. He shares evidence-based practices and skills that restore joy and meaning to the practice of medicine. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
57:57
July 15, 2020
#81: Dr. Alexei Vranich on Thinking like an Archaeologist, Stoicism, Bio-mechanics of Breathing, Meditation, Happiness, and More
Dr. Alexei is an archaeologist and public speaker. Having spent the last two decades working at 13,000 feet in the high Andes with lungs that were born and raised at sea level, Dr. Alexei learned to strengthen his breathing muscles make the most out a low air pressure environment and fend off the effects of long- term oxygen deprivation. He is regularly interviewed on the History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, Smithsonian. As Faculty in Residence in the university dorms, Dr. Alexei would lead to regular meditation and breathing sessions to help the students overcome stress and anxiety at UCLA and Berkeley. Dr. Alexei teaches the biomechanics of breathing and a dynamic meditation for athletes, as well as correct breathing for presenters and public speaking. Dr. Alexei has studied Judo and wrestling and is currently training in Muay Thai and BJJ. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
56:35
July 13, 2020
Tal Ben-Shahar on Happiness, Attachments, Emphasis on Relationships, and more
Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations.  The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world.Tal is a serial entrepreneur, and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of Happiness Studies Academy, Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts fo more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
45:23
July 10, 2020
#79: Deborah Rozman, Ph.D. on Heart Intelligence, Coherence, Transforming Stress, Inner Balance, and more
Deborah Rozman, Ph.D. is a Psychologist; president and CEO of HeartMath Inc. and HeartMath parent company Quantum Intech Inc., which oversees strategic alliances and the expansion of HeartMath technologies internationally. Deborah Rozman is founding executive director of HeartMath Institute and a key spokesperson for HeartMath and the HeartMath System around the world. Along with helping develop, oversee and conduct HeartMath training programs since its inception in 1991, she has 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business executive, educator and author. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts fo more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
53:50
July 8, 2020
Dr. Kate Dow on Flow of Higher Power, Inner Guidance, Anxiety, Calming Your Soul, and more
Dr. Kate Dow is a LeadHERship development expert, educator, psychologist, retreat facilitator and coach. She is a TEDx national speaker, and an author and amazon bestseller of "Fear-Less:The Art of Using Anxiety to Your Advantage".She helps women globally in their business, life and spiritual leadership development so they can navigate life's struggles with more confidence, ease and resourcefulness. Women entrepreneurs and CEO’s are able to challenge the status quo and create sustainable success, and positive impact without the sacrifice, stress and burnout. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
53:03
July 6, 2020
Dr. Andrea Goeglein, PhD on Routines, Greater Success, Mindful Practices, Self-Talk, and more
Dr. Andrea Goeglein altered the truth of her age and got a job at a Wall Street brokerage firm at 14.  By 24 she opened her first operating business – a Haagen-Dazs ice cream store in Reno, Nevada.  Many businesses and a PhD in Organizational Psychology later she felt she had experienced enough stress and anxiety to be an expert. Today she is a Success Catalyst and known as Dr. Success™.  Andrea is the founder, curator and author of the Don’t Die™ self-development collection of books.  Her latest book is Don’t Die Waiting to Be Brave. As an expert in Applied Positive Psychology, she is your success Sherpa, guiding you as you climb the mountain of success. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
01:00:30
July 3, 2020
#76: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Brain Scientist — Finding Balance between Right and Left Brain, Nine Second Rule, Stroke Of Insight, and More
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. On the afternoon of this rare form of stroke (AVM), she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It took eight years for Dr. Jill to completely recover all of her physical function and thinking ability. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (published in 2008 by Viking Penguin). In 2008, Dr. Jill gave a presentation at the TED Conference in Monterey, CA, which turned out to be the first TED talk to ever go viral through the internet. TED and Dr. Jill became world-famous instantaneously and her TED talk is now one of the top 5 most viewed TED talks of all time. This now-famous 18-minute presentation catapulted her story into the public eye, and within six weeks of presenting that TED talk, Dr. Jill was chosen as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2008, she was the premiere guest on Oprah's Soul Series webcast, and her book My Stroke of Insight became a New York Times bestseller. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
48:37
July 1, 2020
Dr. Raquel Garzon on Resilience, Forgiveness, Wellness, Mindfulness, and more
Dr. Raquel Garzon is the President and Founder of the Revitalize Project.  As a speaker and thought leader, she has delivered inspirational and valuable health, performance, and leadership content to thousands of high performers in the areas of business and sports in over 25 countries.  She has presented to executive audiences from 35 of the top Fortune 100 companies as well as to 12 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.  Raquel creates and designs customized programs for organizations to meet the unique needs and demands of each client.  Dr. Garzon recently served as an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University and as the Wellness Specialist for Cooperative Extension for the state. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
01:01:15
June 29, 2020
Michael J. Gelb on Creativity, Innovation, High Performance, Happiness, and more
Michael J. Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He works with visionary leaders to support them in nurturing more innovative and human-centered cultures and to inspire and equip them with the creative thinking tools and conscious communication strategies that help translate ideas into reality. Michael has led seminars, consulted, and provided Executive Leadership Coaching for clients including AT&T, DuPont, Emerson,  Merck, Genentech, Microsoft, Nike, Unilever, and YPO. The author of 16 books including How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, Discover Your Genius, Innovate Like Edison and The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now. Michael’s books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
01:01:08
June 26, 2020
Julie Sharma, Co-Founder of Wellness Coach on Mental Health, Meditation, and Mindfulness
Julie Sharma is the Co-Founder & Chief Content Officer of Wellness Coach. Julie is responsible for acquiring teachers, overseeing app content and overall company culture, finance, and HR at Wellness Coach, helping the company pursue their goal of inspiring people to find their purpose. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
43:03
June 24, 2020
Tara Cousineau, PhD on The Science of Compassion, Kindness Cure, Negativity Bias and more
Tara Cousineau, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and author of The Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart and Your World. She currently works as a staff psychologist at Harvard University's Counseling and Mental Health Center. She is trained in mind-body medicine from Harvard Medical School, is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher, and a facilitator of the Daring Way Method™ in practices of courage and resilience, based on the research by Dr. Brene Brown. She is devoted to bringing “kindfulness” practices to individuals, schools, and workplaces. You may learn more at www.taracousineau.com Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
58:29
June 22, 2020
Laura Bakosh, Ph.D. on Mindfulness Practices & Resiliency for Children, and more
Laura Bakosh is a mindfulness teacher, researcher, and co-founder of Inner Explorer, a non-profit organization that brings mindfulness-based social-emotional learning (MBSEL) programming to preschool through high school classrooms. She was trained as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. She has practiced and studied mindfulness for 27 years. She began teaching the skills to children 13 years ago and quickly realized that it was difficult for children to commit to a daily practice at home, and it was difficult for many teachers to lead such practices in the classroom.  This was the foundational insight that led to the development of Inner Explorer, an audio-guided program that made it easy for teachers and students (and families) to practice together each day. Laura believes that daily mindfulness practice is the most important education equity and social justice initiative of our time as it can help to close the achievement gap, break the cycle of poverty, and improve wellbeing. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
01:03:18
June 19, 2020
Dr. Donna Marino - Sustainable Peek Performance, Mindfulness, High Achiever Syndrome, and more
Dr. Donna Marino is a Psychologist and Executive Coach. She is an expert in helping high-achieving C-level leaders, successful business owners and elite athletes move from burnout to sustainable peak performance. Her clients find themselves fulfilling their mission more effectively and experiencing greater health, happiness, and relationships thanks to their work together. Dr. Donna has more than 20-years of experience in human potential and transformational change. After years of working with high-achievers, she's uncovered a collection of characteristics that when left unchecked, lead to burnout, high-functioning anxiety, and high-functioning depression. She coined the term High-Achievers Syndrome™ for this condition and has developed a protocol for dealing with it, recovering and creating sustainable peak performance. Dr. Donna has brought her research and insight to the masses as a sought after speaker and author on leadership, peak performance, and burnout recovery. Please enjoy! Please visit https://nishantgarg.me/podcasts for more info. Follow Nishant: Instagram: instagram.com/garg_nishant https://www.facebook.com/NishantMindfulnessMatters/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishant-garg-b7a20339/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Nishant82638150
56:60
June 17, 2020