Anxiety & Mental Health

Meeting Pain with Love

We are incredibly honored to welcome the widely-adored Sharon Salzberg to DENtalks! Sharon is a world-renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, New York Times bestselling author, and one of the key influential people credited with bringing meditation to the West. We talk about what it means to accept change, compassionately making space for pain, developing self-respect, and later break down the various approaches to ultimately achieving our goals.

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A Sit with the Urban Monk

A Taoist monk, Dr. Pedram Shojai was faced with the decision between a life of isolation and meditation in the mountains, and one in which he was able to bring his practice back into the plight of modern society. We discuss the challenges of living in such a fast-paced Westernized culture, how to listen when life tells us to pull over before things escalate beyond repair, and how to truly bring your practice into everything from parenting to work to just being stuck in traffic.

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Leading Lady of Yoga

This conversation goes deep, shedding light on the realities of society, with guidance on how to begin dismantling the systems that divide us by simply turning inward and doing the hard work itself. Seane shares how her upbringing led her to yoga, discovering God in the most unlikely of places (you won’t believe where), spiritual democracy, and personal stories that have shaped who she is and her yoga practice.

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Less Stress, More Ziva

Join us in a neuroscience-packed conversation with founder of Ziva Meditation and leading expert on meditation for high performance, Emily Fletcher. We talk about the difference between the pursuit of happiness and finding happiness in the pursuit, the neuroscience behind why meditation works (for the skeptics out there), and how raising our consciousness can ultimately change the world.

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Letting Go as a CEO

Major girl boss Sophia Rossi talks about work, life transitions, and how to integrate spirituality across it all. A former producer of the hit TV show The Hills and cofounder of HelloGiggles alongside Zooey Deschanel and Molly McAlleer, Sophia is no stranger to kicking butt at anything she does. We talk about the power of positivity and an online community, and ultimately how to go through challenging times to honor your experience on the other side.

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A Conscious Convo on Love

Today we have relationship guru & New York Times bestselling author – Katherine Woodward Thomas is the woman behind the book “Conscious Uncoupling” – made famous by the divorce of none other than Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Katherine was single and with just 8 months to her 42nd birthday, Katherine committed to being engaged by 42. Her success prompted her to share the power of manifestation in her acclaimed book, “Calling in the One.”

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DENtalks Live: Marianne Williamson

In this one of a kind conversation, Marianne Williamson sits with Tal to share wisdom on everything from pushing past our egos, to our handling relationships with others, and ultimately how to listen to your higher call from God. We dive into today’s current events and political divide, as Marianne gives us a sneak peek at her bid for office to come. Stay tuned for a 20 min deep meditation guided by the legend herself – you won’t want to miss it.

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Through Rosie Colored Glasses

Rosie Acosta gets real about her struggles: from growing up in a one-bedroom apartment with 8 people in East LA, to hearing gunshots in the middle of the night, to experiencing panic attacks by the time she was just 13, it’s been a tough road. But what makes her story truly inspiring is how Rosie changed her life by shifting her perspective – a power we can all tap into (and which she shares in her 5-10 minute Personal Practice). Rosie reminds us that overcoming hardship is the key to understanding and fulfilling your life potential.

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Surpassing My Spiritual ‘Quota’

Actress Sarah Shahi, mom of 3, has more references and a perfect quote for every situation. As a regular client of the DEN we knew we had to get deep with her on DENtalks. You would never guess by how well read she is (and all the quotes) that it was only 3 years ago, with the death of her father, that she really started honing in on her studies of spirituality. However, when looking back, she shares some crazy stories that illuminate that she really has had a connection with the beyond from a very young age.

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Sounds of Silence

Heather Prete is a UCLA Certified Mindfulness Facilitator, Self Compassion teacher, and Mindful Recovery Coach. She started her formal training in Tibetan compassion practices in 1998 and has studied under masters all over the world. We cover it all in this episode from Buddhism to Mindfulness to Nero Science to Dharma and she shares so many tidbits of wisdom that you can take and apply to your life. This episode dives deep into the parallels of science and buddhism.

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