Family & Parenting

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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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Founder and CEO of Shape House, an Urban Sweat Lodge, Sophie Chiche opened her first location 6 years ago, and since then has opened 10 locations in Los Angeles and New York catching the attention of celebrities, wellness influencers, press and all those in search of a more spiritual approach to wellness. Sophie opens up about her own personal journey that lead her to sweating, just 10 years ago she was 350 pounds! She shares with us her struggles, and how she began to listen to her own voice inside.

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The Golden Parachute

Meditation teacher, spiritual leader, and artist, Biet Simkin, believes that meditation should never be boring and creates a complete rock and roll experience through her art, music, and spiritual teachings. This woman has experienced more loss, addiction, and sadness than most ever will – but today, she sits before us glowing and happy. Not only does she openly share her past struggles, but we also talk about how you can actually stop your destructive path, how to believe in yourself, the act of surrender, and who we all actually are at the core.

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Are Ya Ready for Ayurveda?

We welcome the magical Sahara Rose to DENtalks Podcast to talk all things Ayurveda! She’s the Best Selling Author of “The Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda” and the upcoming book “Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook.” We go deep into Sahara’s own complicated journey with nutrition and spirituality. Her personal story is a fascinating one and very relatable, as so many of us have control issues when it comes to food. She eventually found the answers that she desperately needed in Ayurveda.

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I Started to Live After I Died

We are honored to have Shaman Durek, 3rd generation shaman, spiritual teacher, and inspirational leader with us on DENtalks to discuss how ego drives us, resolving conflicts through love, how we all deserve and can attain happiness and how he DOES NOT believe in forgiveness. This episode is not for the closed minded – we discuss other dimensions, the dark energies that inhabit our planet, how forgiveness puts you in a purgatory like state, female vs. victim empowerment, and magnetic duality. Look, this episode is deep, but in the best kind of way.

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The Hardest Role: Motherhood

DENtalks Podcast welcomes actress Jordana Brewster for a candid conversation about motherhood, the pressures of Hollywood, and how meditation has helped her move through her anxiety. The mother of two, and star of Lethal Weapon and The Fast and Furious movie series, digs deep into how finding a spiritual practice helped her quiet her thoughts and helped her navigate her career. She speaks honestly about how parenting threw her off her practice and yet became the biggest reminder of how essential it is to hers and her kids daily balance.

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To Monk or Not To Monk

Former buddhist monk, Scott Tusa, joins us on DENtalks Podcast for a very candid conversation about the dynamics of becoming a monk at age 28 and his decision to hang up his robes. His modern take on the ancient religion is refreshing and relatable as he discusses what drew him to Buddhism, the principles of Buddha Nature and the practicality of Dukkah. Scott’s story is incredibly inspiring and you will leave this episode with a new understanding and appreciation of Buddhism.

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Owning Your Fire

Prominent yoga + meditation teacher, Nina Endrst, joins DENtalks today! Nina is an open book. She shares how she has dealt with deep trauma, anger, and learned self acceptance. How her own chronic health issues and childhood trauma promoted her career change, which ultimately led her to deepen her practice and begin to teach. For anyone who feels stuck or overwhelmed by your past, this episode is for you! Nina is a beautiful example of being empowered by your past – not letting it define you.

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Self Identity is KEY

CEO/Founder and all around wonderful human, Caitlin Crosby, joins DENTalks to share her remarkable story of starting her own business, the Giving Keys. Prepare to be inspired by this humbling conversation about religion vs spirituality, virginity, and the serendipitous moments and signs that have guided Caitlin towards the right path.

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