Anxiety & Mental Health

Learn to Love Your Body

Embody Love Movement is a non-profit whose mission is to empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness, and contribute to meaningful change in the world. Dr. Melody Moore is doing incredible work and shares with us her own personal struggles with body image, her traumatic childhood, how yoga came into her life, and the importance of pausing and taking a deep breath. She even opens up deeply about her affair and the importance of learning how to forgive yourself. Dr. Moore is relatable and a wealth of knowledge and we feel so lucky to have her as a guest on DENtalks.

Read More

Lessons from a Mindful Millennial

This week we sit down with one of our very own DEN teachers, Laurasia Mattingly. She shares with us how the loss of her mother unconsciously lead her down a path of reckless behavior and self numbing and how discovering meditation and mindfulness brought awareness to what she was doing so she could begin the healing process. If you’re looking for ideas on how to manifest and practice gratitude in the midst of personal struggles, or even just hear more insight from one of your favorite DEN instructors, then this is a great episode for you!

Read More

14,000 Mile Journey Within

Travel writer, public speaker, and the author of “To Shake The Sleeping Self, Jedidah Jenkins, digs into his 14,000 mile cycling trip from Oregon to Patagonia and the surprising (or not so surprising) lessons that came out of this brave adventure. This episode has so many incredible takeaways, but one of the biggest lessons Jedidah shares is how a journey like the one he took, really do work in impacting and changing your life forever. It may not be on your expected timeline, but the journey is always working within you.

Read More

Gratitude

Life coach, motivational speaker, and yoga/meditation teacher, Shannon Algeo, talks to us about using gratitude as both a spiritual and mental health practice. He shares daily rituals you can use to implement gratitude and shows us how these rituals can cause a shift in perspective that can empower you. We also talk about how gratitude can connect us back to our spiritual practice by coming from a place of understanding that everything is happening the way it needs to for you to learn and become your highest self.

Read More

Lisa’s Thirty Life Crisis

For anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, or OCD – this episode is proof that you are not alone. Youtuber and author of Thirty Life Crisis, Lisa Schwartz aka Lisbug, is very vulnerable with us as she dives into her experience with anxiety and OCD, healing childhood wounds, the key role relationships played in her finally getting help, how finding a therapist is like dating, and the many ways she’s learned to deal with her anxiety including using a mantra! She even shares advice on how to support someone who is suffering with anxiety, OCD, or depression.

Read More

From Mormonism to Meditation

We are so excited to welcome our friend, Benjamin Decker, a founding teacher at DEN Meditation, author of Practical Meditation for Beginners, and leader of our Learn to Meditate online workshop at DENanywhere.com. In this episode, you will learn how he’s become the man he is today – from growing up in a Mormon household where he is a direct descendant of Joseph Smith, the beliefs from Mormonism that he still holds to be true today, the mystical side of Mormonism, how he believes sexuality is a preference, the importance of a committed meditation practice, and how intuition is the key to everything in life.

Read More

Yogi Without Borders

Emily Morwen, co-founder of Modo Yoga LA, talks to us about several transitions in her life that led her to open her yoga studio. Modo Yoga started originally in Canada and has over 80 locations worldwide, all with individual owners who collectively meet every year to create a like-minded community focused on acceptance and diversity. Emily talks to us about what makes this community so special, why practicing hot yoga resonates with her, and how she incorporates her own grounding techniques (such as singing) into her yoga classes.

Read More

From Boardroom to Bali

Ben Feder is the former CEO of Take Two Interaction – the gaming company that’s behind some of the best known video games like Grand Theft Auto and Civilization. However everything changed for him when he decided to take a sabbatical and move his family of 6 to Bali. We discuss the power of choice, the risks and tradeoffs for the choices we make, how you don’t have to be in the one percent to make these leaps in life, what things he still practices today from his time in Bali, and so much more.

Read More

Life Outside the Suffering State

Transformational leader Preethaji, along with her husband Krishnaji, are adored by many including Usher, Arianna Huffington, Ari Emanyel, and Mark Sullivan to name a few and have been referred to as two of the most transformational leaders of our time, helping millions around the world achieve love, prosperity and purpose through the power of the beautiful state. Preethji teaches us that if we can shift ourselves into a beautiful state, then everything begins to flow with ease.

Read More

DENtalks LIVE: TRANSpiritual

On this episode of DENtalks LIVE, we’re so honored to have Jayson Moton as our guest for a very important conversation on TRANSpirituality! Jayson shares with us the feeling of being trapped in a gender role that felt unfamiliar. In this very special episode, he shares with us his experience of coming out to friends and family, the ongoing process of finding your identity beyond the body, and how to look for the balance between both our masculine and feminine qualities

Read More