Nkem Ndefo: Coming Home to Yourself

Nkem Ndefo: Coming Home to Yourself

I talk with Nkem Ndefo, founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of the Resilience Toolkit, about the power of coming home to the body, how doing so can help build capacity for hard conversations, and why we have the chance to remake culture in every single...
Miki Kashtan: Aliveness & Flow

Miki Kashtan: Aliveness & Flow

What is true abundance? And how have the ideals of our capitalistic culture separated us from it? In this episode, I take a deep dive into unpacking the “extractive mindset” at the root of capitalism with Miki Kashtan, the co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent...
Oliver Burkeman: What if I never change?

Oliver Burkeman: What if I never change?

What if we never get over our greatest flaws? In this episode I talk with writer Oliver Burkeman, author of the excellent new book Four Thousand Weeks, about time, personal growth, and accepting our own mortality. Among other topics, Oliver and I take a deep dive into...
Mia Birdsong: The Longing to Be Known

Mia Birdsong: The Longing to Be Known

Why the toxic individualism of the American Dream isn’t working anymore. In this episode, I sit down with writer and activist Mia Birdsong, who recently authored the revelatory book How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friends, and Community. We talk about why the...
Priya Parker: Discerning the Need

Priya Parker: Discerning the Need

Priya Parker holds an incredible wealth of knowledge about creating transformative gatherings as well as working through conflict. In 2018, she wrote her excellent book The Art of Gathering, and during the pandemic she continued her work as a conflict mediator on Zoom...
Jocelyn K. Glei: What’s Your Wobbly

Jocelyn K. Glei: What’s Your Wobbly

We are emerging from the pandemic on wobbly legs — with much to recalibrate and integrate. During the past year, we all experienced a fundamental realignment. We tuned back into what really matters and gained new clarity on our values. But as we emerge from seclusion...
Jocelyn K. Glei: R.I.P. Productivity

Jocelyn K. Glei: R.I.P. Productivity

It’s time to let go of our focus on productivity and lean into a new way of being. In this final episode of season 3 of the podcast, I reflect on my own journey into the world of productivity, what I’ve learned, and why I’m leaving it behind. In the process, I touch...
Jocelyn K. Glei: Strange Gifts

Jocelyn K. Glei: Strange Gifts

What unexpected blessings did you receive in 2020? It goes without saying that 2020 has been an incredibly trying, disorienting, and painful year. But I wanted to shed some light on the good that has been uncovered as well. So, in the holiday spirit, I decided to...
Jocelyn K. Glei: A Call for Rest & Tenderness

Jocelyn K. Glei: A Call for Rest & Tenderness

Most of us are drained. The “surge capacity” we called on early in the crisis is now depleted. What’s more, there was already a trend toward burnout in the US before 2020 ratcheted our stress through the roof. From my perspective, that means it’s...
Sebene Selassie: The Delusion of Separation

Sebene Selassie: The Delusion of Separation

Even though we must keep ourselves physically separate for the moment, it’s never been more obvious how interconnected we all are. In this episode, I talk with Sebene Selassie, a meditation teacher, a writer, and a friend, who has studied Buddhism for over 30 years....
Rich Mhlanga: Your Check Engine Light Is On

Rich Mhlanga: Your Check Engine Light Is On

What does it mean to be embodied in a moment where we can’t touch other humans? In this episode, I focus on the body with Rich Mhlanga, an incredibly talented massage therapist and friend, who works with Broadway actors, dancers, circus performers, and other top-notch...
Jocelyn K. Glei: What if you’re not broken?

Jocelyn K. Glei: What if you’re not broken?

We’re navigating a world filled with uncertainty and fear, and the urge to get pulled out of the present moment — and into anxiety — is extremely strong. In this mini-episode, I meditate on a theme that’s been bubbling up throughout Season 3: The idea that we need to...