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29 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Encore - Loretta Breuning - Retrain Your Brain to Boost the Happy Chemicals
Loretta Breuning, Ph.D. is the author of the book, "Habits of a Healthy Brain -- Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Endorphin Levels". Loretta shares how we can retrain our brains to turn on the chemicals that make us happier -- and increase our overall feelings of satisfaction. She founded the Inner Mammal Institute where she provides resources that help people rewire their brains and build new neural pathways.
35 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Jon Levy - How to Build Deeper Connections with Anyone
We all crave human connection, but it can be hard to know how to make it. Shyness, introversion, and Covid protocols can get in the way of fulfilling the desire to connect. Behavioral scientist and author Jon Levy shows us simple practical strategies everyone can use to build trust and deeper connection, whether it’s for business or to make and deepen personal connections.
48 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Encore - Maureen Pelton - Developing a Stronger Sense of Self and Relationships
Maureen is a Social Scientist with 35 years of professional experience as an Integrative Psychotherapist, Executive Coach, Organizational Consultant, Spiritual Teacher, and Mystic. She’s the Co-Founder of ShiftIt Institute and a pioneer in the field of embodiment. She shares how we can use embodiment practices as a way to do the deep work of developing a stronger sense of self and to become more aware of the body and its natural intelligence and wisdom.
42 minutes | May 25, 2021
Encore - Rudy Tanzi - How Changing Your Habits Can Change Your Health
Dr. Rudy Tanzi is a leading Alzheimer's researcher whose pioneering genetic research changed our understanding of the disease forever. We are also honored to have him as an advisor to Muse. He shares how meditation & supplements change the brain in ways we’re only beginning to understand and provides practical prescriptions for protecting your brain.
45 minutes | May 17, 2021
Ron Siegel - Transforming Chronic Pain
Dr. Ron Siegel is a psychologist, author and has been an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School for over 35 years. He’s a long-time student and teacher of mindfulness meditation, with a particular focus on chronic pain. He created the recent Meditation Studio app course called Transforming Pain. He’s also written and edited several books where he integrates mindfulness practices, rehabilitation, and mind-body approaches to pain. In this interview, he describes the difference between primary and secondary pain, how to break the chronic pain cycle and how we can develop our capacity to be with pain and discomfort.
44 minutes | May 11, 2021
Diana Hill - How to Successfully Re-Enter After the Pandemic
With re-entry to life after covid comes to a lot of excitement, but also some anxiety of its own. After more than a year of living a very different life, what will it be like to “go back to normal?” is there such a thing as normal? Some of us have discovered as much as we hated being stuck home alone, strangely, the idea of going out to see people again may seem odd now. How do we successfully re-enter? And how do we take what we learned from the pandemic, and translate it into post-traumatic growth, rather than post-traumatic stress? Our guest this week, Dr. Diana hill, is here to help thoughtfully guide the way, with practical methods and powerful insights.
53 minutes | May 4, 2021
Encore - Rick Doblin - How Legal Psychedelics Work to Deepen our Self Awareness
Psychadelic Assisted Therapy has the potential to help us overcome our fears and learn from the contents of our subconscious. Dr. Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), is at the forefront of this research and advocacy, and working with the FDA to bring psychedelics to legalization. He shares beautiful insights about the mind, fear, war, and how he sees that psychedelics can save us.
37 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Encore - Natalie Zises - Intuitive Eating to Transform Your Relationship with Food
Intuitive Eating Expert, Natalie Zises shares why our hidden food 'rules' and body image standards wreak havoc on how we eat. She shares the many emotional ties we have around our food decisions and that 95% of diets don't work because we so easily fall back into our old habits and patterns. When we begin intuitive eating, she says, we learn to select foods that make both our bodies and minds feel good. Natalie's inspiration has been her own emotional relationship with food and observing how intuitive eating has transformed her life.
29 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Dr. Steven Gundry - Tired? Low Mood? Good Bacteria to the rescue! The Gut Brain Connection
Dr. Steven Gundry MD shows us how the trillions of bacteria in our microbiome dramatically affect our levels of energy and our mood and even our weight loss. He shows us how to keep them fed and happy to keep us literally happy and functioning optimally. In this very fun and informative episode, Dr. Gundry walks us through the fascinating science of how exactly it is that the “farts” from the miniature organisms in your gut improve the function of your brain, and how and why you should care for them.
44 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Dr. Rubin Naiman - Perspectives on Sleep, Dreams and Lucid Dreaming
Today's guest is Dr. Rubin Naiman, a psychologist, clinical assistant professor of medicine, and sleep and dream specialist at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. He has become a leader in the development of integrative approaches to sleep and dream health. He looks at sleep and dreaming as spiritual practices and shares how we can better understand who we are through our dreams and our unconscious.
53 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Jeff Firewalker - Wisdom from a Musician and Medicine Man
Scientist, Musician and Medicine Man, Jeff Firewalker Schmidt shares his experiences diving into the fire of psychedelic medicine in the Amazon Jungle and the wisdom that emerged with him. In the Amazon, he met his now band-mate, John Medeski (Medeski, Martin, and Wood) and they formed St Disruption, who has a new album launching just as we speak with Jeff. Jeff shares his music and shows us why it is what the world needs to hear right now.
44 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Encore - Emily Fletcher - Time to Reset and Examine What Matters Most
Emily Fletcher is back on Untangle! Emily is the founder of Ziva Meditation, author of Stress Less, Accomplish More, Meditation for Extraordinary Performance, and a meditation teacher on Muse and Meditation Studio. She’s an amazing fountain of wisdom and inspiration. Today she talks about her life in New York, why the pandemic is giving us an opportunity to reset and to awaken, why it’s important that we grieve the losses we’ve experienced over the last several months, and how we can quite literally be our own light. She talks about what she calls the one-minute rant — which she recommends doing daily — to just let it all out…and to tap into our inner brat. This, of course, is in addition to meditating daily.
47 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Kaley & Nate Klemp - Mindful Relationships: How To Be A Good Partner
Are you a little fed up with your partner sometimes? Or looking to be a better partner yourself? Our guests this week are a married couple, Nate and Kaley Klemp, who teach us how to be better, more mindful partners. They are mindfulness and organizational dynamic experts who get real about strategies to show up for the other person, even when the other partner might not be so mindful all the time. Use promo code MuseStressLess at choosemuse.com
45 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Judson Brewer - Unwinding Anxiety. Breaking the Habit of Worry and Fear
Judson is a psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author of the book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal your Mind. He has combined his expertise in mindfulness, habit, and behavioral change, and neuroscience to create practical tools to help unwind anxiety. The interview offers several ways to uncover what triggers anxiety and how to identify and break these anxiety habits using a variety of methods, including mindfulness and reward-based learning.
33 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Dave Asprey - How to get the Mind & Body Benefits of Fasting
Fasting has been demonstrated to have tremendous benefits for longevity, weight loss, spiritual practice, and overall health. And Dave Asprey shows us how to biohack our way to the benefits of fasting without feeling hungry, and while remaining clear-headed and full of energy. Sounds impossible? It’s not. Dave will show you how!
36 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Sharon Salzberg - Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and The World
Today’s guest is Sharon Salzberg, one of the most prominent voices in the field of meditation, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, and author of 11 books including the NY Times Best Seller Real Happiness. Our conversation is about her newest book, Real change, Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World. It’s an incredibly timely book because she shares great examples of how we can bridge the worlds of mindfulness and social action. Sharon has a way of expressing complex ideas in her signature, down-to-earth style. She invites us to rethink how we approach some of our most difficult emotions with grace and dignity.
40 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Tal Ben Shahar - How to Improve Your Mood, No Matter What Life Throws Your Way
Got the Covid Blues? Want to feel some moments of joy? Or are you feeling good and looking to feel even better? Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, a “professor of happiness” gives us practical tools and insights into improving our mood, no matter what we are currently feeling, and permission to be wherever we are right now.
47 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Encore - Daphne Rose Kingma - Navigating Love and Relationships Anytime
Daphne Rose Kingma is the best-selling author of 12 books on love and relationships. She shares some tough questions on why relationships can be so challenging--spoiler alert!--expecting others to read our minds is a bad idea. She shares her juicy wisdom on navigating relationships, learning to love, how to be a better partner, and more!
53 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Encore - Stan Tatkin - Finding Love and Relieving Relationship Tension During Covid
Just in time for Valentine's day- here are some great tools to ease covid relationship stress tension. Dr. Stan Tatkin, legendary relationship therapist and author of Wired for Dating and Wired for Love, teaches us techniques to break any tension that can build up and return to a place of caring for each other. Valuable relationship insights for today and always, whether you've been together for years, or are just at the beginning.
34 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Eric Maisel - The Power of a Daily Practice To Meet Any Goal (and get stuff done!)
Eric Maisel is a psychotherapist, teacher, coach, and author. His most recent book is called The Power of Daily Practice: How Creative and Performing Artists (and Everyone Else) Can Finally Meet Their Goals. The idea is that a Daily Practice is a muscle that can be acquired and can lead to genuine accomplishments. Meditation is one daily practice, but this book talks about 18 different practices for the many different parts of our lives and it includes the necessary elements of a practice…like self-discipline, self-direction, and devotion, and the many challenges we can, in fact, overcome to optimize our practices. Lots of great food for thought!
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