Sex & Relationships

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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Lights, Camera, ACTIVISM!

Sophia Bush is an actress, an activist, and a producer. You may know from her roles on One Tree Hill, Chicago PD, and John Tucker Must Die. She is also blazing the way for people to own activism as a major part of who they are in their own lives. She is also blazing the way for people to own activism as a major part of who they are in their own lives. She has a loud voice on social media and is fearless in her beliefs – whatever they may bring. She is an inspiration to many and she doesn’t get stuck in her fear.

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Find Your Circle, Find Yourself

Andréa Bendewald, a phenomenal mom, friend, actress, and also incredible spiritual leader here at The DEN Meditation, is with us today for a conversation rooted in The Art of Circling. Andrea runs our circles at The DEN, which we will talk about more in depth in today’s episode. We chat about her journey from being a successful actress to a spiritual mentor, the art of listening, falling off the spiritual wagon (and how you can get back on it), the law of attraction, how to stay centered, and how to dig deep in a world that sometimes rewards what’s on the surface.

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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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Back Pain = Reiki Gain

Kelsey Patel is one of LA’s most well known reiki masters, a beautiful spiritual teacher, creator of Magik Vibes and overall badass woman. Kelsey opens up about how suffering from excruciating back pain started a major life shift that would take her from working in the Senate in DC to moving to LA and finding herself a spiritual practice. We cover just BEING, instead of DOING to achieve a sense of self-worth, knowing oneself, the power of intuition, and surrender.

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How Ryan Got Woke

Ryan Weiss of “Waking Up with Ryan” joins us on DENtalks for a conversation that pushes the boundaries of today’s social norms in relationships, career change, and life. He speaks candidly about his own personal relationship struggles and lessons, the imposter syndrome, saying “yes” to the universe, and finding purpose in the little things in life. You will leave this episode with solid tools on how you don’t have to settle for anything less than you deserve!

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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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