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60: Lessons on Self Love, Soul Searching, and Wholeness with Natasha Scripture

We marvel at the mind-blowing experiences that our guests share with us and our newest guest, author, poet, activist, and former aid worker, Natasha Scripture, is no exception. In this compelling, heartfelt, and deeply moving discussion, Scripture guides us through highlights of her newest book, Man Fast: A Memoir, where she abandons the societal norm…

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59: Forgiveness and Feminine Power with Dara McKinley

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m your host, Chantal Pierrat. Today’s guest is my longtime friend Dara McKinley. Dara is a thought leader in the divine feminine, an entrepreneur, and a modern spiritual guide in the art of forgiveness. She holds a…

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58: Women Need A Daily Experience of Inner Peace with Snatam Kaur

Do you have a daily experience of inner peace? What about a daily practice of self-care? My guest today argues a daily spiritual practice is essential for women in these stressful contemporary times.  Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast. Today my guest is Snatam Kaur. Snatam is a musician with a voice of an angel. She…

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57: Bring Your Whole Self To Work with Mike Robbins

Today we are talking to the first-ever male interviewed on our podcast: Mike Robbins.  And to quote Salt-N-Pepa: What a man! Mike is a well-respected author, thought leader and speaker in our community. His fourth book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, advocates a corporate cultural paradigm shift toward vulnerability — to both improve employee engagement…

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56: Redvelations with Sera Beak

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m your host, Chantal Pierrat. Today’s guest is Sera Beak, who finished graduate school at Harvard studying comparative world religion and rapidly gained traction as what The New York Times called “a new role-model” for her…

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55: Can't Keep Quiet with MILCK

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and today we have a podcast from a very special guest who raised the roof at our last Emerging Women Live event with her powerful song-writing, story-telling and movement-making. Today’s guest…

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54: Your Story Is Your Power with Elle Luna and Susie Herrick

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and today’s guests are Elle Luna, artist and author of The Crossroads of Should and Must, and psychotherapist Susie Herrick. Elle recalls hearing David Whyte say, “There comes a time when…

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53: Healing Through Writing with Jackee Holder

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and today’s guest has such a cool perspective on leadership and authenticity. Jackee Holder is an executive and leadership coach, who helps high-level business people access the parts of themselves that…

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52: MeetMindful with Amy Baglan

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and today’s guest is Amy Baglan, Founder and CEO of MeetMindful, the dating app for conscious and meaningful connections. There’s a tendency in current culture to let the digital world act…

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51: The E Word with Cate Montana

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and today’s guest is Cate Montana, who loves to refer to herself in the 3rd person, as you’ll see, because she’s all about exploring the E words: enlightenment, ego, and what…

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50: Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani

Today’s guest is Reshma Saujani, a lawyer and activist whose desire to be of public service led her on an unlikely path: from an unsuccessful bid for US Congress to founding Girls Who Code, a thriving non-profit and social movement that equips over 40,000 girls nationwide with the skills to pursue 21st century opportunities they…

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49: White Hot Truth with Danielle LaPorte

Today my guest is Danielle LaPorte. You may know her from her #truthbombs, which bring millions of visitors to her site each month. Or from her bestselling books The Desire Map and The Firestarter Sessions. Her multi-million dollar company is run by 5 women (and one lucky guy, she says), and this year she’s released…

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48: Feminine Genius with LiYana Silver

Today my guest is LiYana Silver, teacher, coach, speaker, and author of Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning On the Wisdom of Being a Woman. LiYana Silver mentors women to unlock their Feminine Genius using intuition (before reasoning), feeling (before thinking), receiving (before giving), sensuality (before willpower), pleasure (before restriction), and…

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47: Neurosculpting: Change that Lasts with Lisa Wimberger

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and my guest is Lisa Wimberger, founder of the Neurosculpting Institute. Lisa researched neuroscience and created the practice of neurosculpting to heal herself from a trauma you have to hear to…

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46: Pause with Rachael O'Meara

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and my guest is Rachael O’Meara who is starting a movement – the Power of Pause. Rachael was a constant achiever who took on a stretchy position at Google which led…

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45: The Real Real of Relationships with Esther Perel

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, and my guest is Esther Perel, here to talk to us about the always-compelling topic of intimate relationships. Esther’s new podcast Where Should We Begin? in collaboration with Audible.com is striking a chord –…

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44: The Power of Inclusion with Jennifer Brown

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and my guest is advocate and social entrepreneur Jennifer Brown. Jennifer grew up in a conservative culture, and in college took a women’s studies class that completely flipped the script for…

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44: Worth It with Amanda Steinberg

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast, where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and today we’re talking MONEY, honey! Amanda Steinberg, founder of DailyWorth and WorthFM, has some juicy tidbits to share to help us flip the script around our finances so we can…

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43: Pussy Power with Regena Thomashauer

Welcome to the Emerging Women podcast where we hear from brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and I’ve got one word for you today. PUSSY. Say it with me. Pussy. Or just whisper it if you’ve got headphones on in public. Pussy. Does it make you smile?…

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42: The Universe Has Your Back with Gabby Bernstein

Welcome to the Emerging Women Grace and Fire podcast where we hear from the brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and I want to know who out there is working with fear? If your hand didn’t shoot up, call me now, because I feel like fear is…

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41: Redefining Realness with Janet Mock

Welcome to Emerging Women’s Grace & Fire podcast where we hear from the brilliant women leaders creating big change in the world. I’m Chantal Pierrat, your host, and I can’t wait to dive in to this week’s conversation with the fabulous Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness and host of the weekly culture show SoPOPular!…

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40: Love Warrior with Glennon Doyle Melton

I am feeling my full Warrior energy after speaking with Glennon Doyle Melton. She is the bestselling author of Carry On, Warrior and founder of Momastery.com, and her new book Love Warrior launches in just a few weeks and without a doubt will be yet another best-seller. Her writing is simultaneously hilarious and vulnerable –…

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39: The Moonshot Effect with Kate Purmal & Lisa Goldman

I recently learned a new word that I LOVE: moonshot. It sounds so feminine, but with this deep undercurrent of disruption of the status quo. Inspired by President Kennedy’s massive efforts to put a man on the moon, a “moonshot” is a barely achievable initiative that demands extraordinary effort and teamwork to achieve. It’s an…

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38: Tears to Triumph with Marianne Williamson

Today my guest is Marianne Williamson, the internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1. The mega best-seller A Return to Love contains the famous paragraph, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear…

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37: Outrageous Openness with Tosha Silver

Today my guest is Tosha Silver. For the past 30 years she has taught people around the world ways to align with Inner Love. Tosha Silver runs an online school called, “Living Outrageous Openness: Think Like a Goddess.” This school offers an ongoing way to support those who truly want to live these beautiful, ancient practices.…

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36: Living the Heroine’s Journey with Sara Avant Stover

Today my guest is Sara Avant Stover, a teacher of feminine spirituality and empowerment, and bestselling author & founder of The Way of the Happy Woman. Sara graduated from Columbia University’s all-women’s school, Barnard College. After a cancer scare in her early twenties, Sara moved to Thailand, where she lived for ten years and embarked on…

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35: Should vs. Must: A Daily Practice of Following Your Heart with Elle Luna

Today my guest is Elle Luna. Elle is a designer, painter and writer. On April 8, 2013, Elle published an essay on Medium.com, “The Crossroads of Should and Must,” which quickly went viral. Within weeks, it was tweeted to over 5 million people and seen by over a quarter of a million readers. Elle extended that post into an illustrated, four…

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34: Dream Big with Dr. Tererai Trent

Dr. Tererai Trent is one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment. Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest,” Dr. Trent is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, author and the founder of Tererai Trent International, whose mission is to provide quality education in rural Africa. Rooted in humble beginnings, Tererai grew up in…

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33: The Fluidity of Desire with Esther Perel

A native of Belgian, fluent in nine languages, and a penetrating observer of the social and cultural patterns shaping our relationships, Esther is a practicing psychotherapist and organizational consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Her 2013 TED talk, “The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship,” attracted more than a million views in the first month…

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32: A Technology of Aliveness with Guru Jagat

Deemed the modern face of Kundalini Yoga, Guru Jagat brings a fresh perspective to this ancient practice. She is the founder of RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology, a premier yoga school with locations in Venice CA, Boulder CO, and La Jolla CA offering classes, workshops and group cleanses. She launched RA MA TV, a new virtual media platform that…

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31: The Upside of Stress with Kelly McGonigal

Today my guest is Dr. Kelly McGonigal. Kelly is a health psychologist and award-winning lecturer at Stanford University. A leading expert on the mind-body relationship, her work integrates the latest findings of psychology, neuroscience and medicine with contemplative practices of mindfulness and compassion from the traditions of Buddhism and yoga. She is the author of The Upside of…

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30: Talk Rx: A Prescription for Connection, Health & Happiness, Part 2 with Dr. Neha Sangwan

Welcome to Part 2 of our podcast with Dr. Neha Sangwan. Dr. Neha Sangwan, CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence, is an internal medicine physician, international speaker and corporate communication expert. In her new book, TalkRx, Dr. Neha Sangwan reveals practical yet profound communication tools that will strengthen your relationships, reduce your stress, improve your health, and save you time!…

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29: Sleep Your Way to the Top (and Other Myths About Business Success) with Jane Miller

Today my guest is Jane Miller, CEO and founder of JaneKnows, a career advice website, has spent three decades in the corporate world. For the past 20 years, she’s become the highest ranking woman in every company she’s worked in including Pepsi Co, Heinz and others. Now, she’s written a how-to for millennials wanting to make it to the top – Sleep…

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29: Talk Rx: A Prescription for Connection, Health & Happiness, Part 1 with Dr. Neha Sangwan

Today my guest is Dr. Neha Sangwan, CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence, internal medicine physician and corporate communication expert. She has written the new book TalkRx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations That Create Connection, Health, and Happiness, in which she reveals practical yet profound communication tools that will strengthen your relationships, reduce your stress, improve your health, and save you time! In…

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29: Creating Big Magic, Part 2 with Elizabeth Gilbert

This is part 2 of the conversation with Liz on Creating Big Magic. Liz is the author of 2006’s runaway bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, which has sold more than ten million copies worldwide, as well as her most recent novel, The Signature of All Things. Her forthcoming book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear will hit bookstands…

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28: Creating Big Magic, Part 1 with Elizabeth Gilbert

Today my guest is Elizabeth Gilbert.    This is part 1 (of 2) of my conversation with Elizabeth. Liz is the author of 2006’s runaway bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, which has sold more than ten million copies worldwide. Her forthcoming book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear will hit bookstands in September 2015. In Big Magic, Liz…

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27: Becoming a Warrior Goddess with HeatherAsh Amara

Today my guest is HeatherAsh Amara. HeatherAsh Amara is the founder of Toci — the Toltec Center of Creative Intent, which fosters local and global community that supports authenticity, awareness, and awakening. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. She brings…

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26: The Art (and Power) of Asking with Amanda Palmer

Today my guest is Amanda Palmer. Amanda Palmer is a rock star, former street performer, and a crowdfunding pioneer, who knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. After creating the world’s most successful music Kickstarter campaign for her album with the Grand Theft Orchestra,…

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25: Sacred Success: A Woman's Guide to Authentic Power & Affluence with Barbara Stanny

Barbara Stanny is a former journalist who became a financial expert and a leading authority on Women & Wealth. With her background in business and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, along with her extensive research and poignant experience with money, she has a unique perspective on women’s financial issues. The brains behind Overcoming Underearning and Sacred Success, Barbara…

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Think Like a SheEO with Vicki Saunders

Today my guest is Vicki Saunders. Vicki Saunders is a serial entrepreneur, passionate mentor and advisor to the next generation of change makers, and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world. Vicki is founder of SheEO. SheEO supports women who leverage their talents, strengths and passion to create businesses that build new models,…

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24: Leaning Into Fear and Falling Into Beauty with Susan Piver

Today my guest is Susan Piver. Susan is a Buddhist teacher and the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including The Hard Questions and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. Her latest book is entitled The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. She teaches workshops and speaks all over…

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23: Second Firsts: A Path to Deep and Lasting Joy with Christina Rasmussen

Today my guest is Christina Rasmussen. Christina Rasmussen is a bestselling author, speaker and philanthropist on a crusade to change the way we live after loss. As the founder of Second Firsts and Life Starters both organizations to help people create a pathway back to life after loss, Christina has helped thousands of people rebuild,…

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22: The Power of Friendship: Cultivating a Healthy, Happy and Meaningful Life with Shasta Nelson

Today my guest is Shasta Nelson. Shasta Nelson is a life coach and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com (the only online community that matches new friends offline by connecting women to other local women seeking friendship in 35 cities across the US). Shasta is the author of the book, Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle…

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21: Move the Crowd with Rha Goddess

Today my guest is Rha Goddess, founder of Move the Crowd.   Rha is a cultural innovator and social entrepreneur who brings over two decades of transformational “crowd rockin’” in the name of social change. As a world renowned performing artist and activist, her work has been internationally featured in several compilations, anthologies, forums and…

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21: Leading with Purpose and Presence with Gabrielle Bernstein

Today my guest is Gabrielle Bernstein, the New York Times best-selling author of May Cause Miracles. Gabrielle Bernstein appears regularly as an expert on NBC’s Today Show, has been featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a next-generation thought leader, and was named “a new role model” by the New York Times. She is also the author of…

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20: Crazy, Sexy Woman with Kris Carr

Today my guest is Kris Carr, the New York Times and #1 Amazon best-selling author, speaker and wellness activist. Kris Carr is the subject and director of the documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer which aired on TLC and The Oprah Winfrey Network. Kris is also the author of the award-winning Crazy Sexy book series. Her latest books, Crazy Sexy…

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19: The Rock and Roll of Feminine Power with Alanis Morissette and Tami Simon

Today’s podcast features Tami Simon’s interview with Alanis Morissette, recorded live at the 2013 Emerging Women Live conference in Boulder, Colorado.  Alanis Morissette is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actress who has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. Alanis was honored with the EMA Missions in Music Award for her…

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18: The Power of Receiving with Christine Arylo and Kristine Carlson

Today my guests are Christine Arylo and Kris Carlson.  Christine Arylo is a transformational teacher, internationally recognized speaker and best-selling author of the official self-love guidebook, Madly in Love with ME: the Daring Adventure to Becoming Your Own Best Friend. After earning her MBA from Kellogg and climbing the corporate ladder for fifteen years, she chose to devote…

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17: Getting Spiritually Naked with Meggan Watterson

Today my guest is Meggan Watterson. Meggan Watterson is a spiritual mentor, speaker, and scholar of the Divine Feminine who inspires women to live from the audacity and authenticity of the voice of their soul. She is the author of REVEAL: A Sacred Manual For Getting Spiritually Naked. She facilitates the REDLADIES, a spiritual community…

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16: Jump... and Your Life Will Appear with Nancy Levin

This episode’s guest is Nancy Levin. For over a decade, Nancy has served as the Event Director at Hay House, producing and hosting conferences focusing on personal growth, health, and spirituality. She is also a certified Integrative Coach through The Ford Institute For Transformational Training, and the author of a new book called: Jump… and Your…

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15: Living from Desire with Danielle LaPorte

This episode’s guest is Danielle LaPorte. Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken author of The Desire Map, The Fire Starter Sessions, and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. An inspirational speaker, former think tank executive and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed…

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14: Freeing Girls from a Culture of Perfectionism with Eliza Reynolds

This episode’s guest is Eliza Reynolds. Eliza is a senior at Brown University where she is studying developmental and social psychology & Gender Studies. Eliza was a peer-counselor throughout high school and an S.O.S. trained educator for Planned Parenthood. She continued to use these skills working in Providence city schools as a sexual health educator. Eliza…

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13: Marketing with Intention and Integrity with Christine Kane

This episode’s guest is Christine Kane. Christine is known as the Mentor to People Who are Changing the World. She is the president and founder of Uplevel You™, a million-dollar company committed to the growth and empowerment of entrepreneurs and creatives around the globe through teaching not only high-level cutting-edge authentic marketing and business strategies, but also transformational techniques to…

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12: The Right-Brain Business Plan with Jennifer Lee

This episode’s guest is Jennifer Lee. Jennifer is the founder of Artizen Coaching and the award-winning author of The Right-Brain Business Plan. Her bestselling book has helped thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide grow their businesses authentically and creatively. She has more than 50 licensed facilitators who lead Right-Brain Business Plan® workshops nationally and internationally. She received her…

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11: Red Hot & Holy with Sera Beak

This episode’s guest is Sera Beak. Sera is a Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions who has spent years traveling the world studying spirituality. From ‘whirling’ with Sufi dervishes to meeting the Dalai Lama on her 21st birthday; from taking the host from a Croatian Catholic mystic who had the stigmata to having life-altering visions…

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10: The Power of Transformational Learning and Development with Kathrin O'Sullivan

This episode’s guest is Kathrin O’Sullivan. Kathrin is the Head of Cross-Functional Leadership Development at Google.  She leads a team of people who help Googlers exercise leadership to transform themselves, Google, and the world. In her career, she has enjoyed working in different leadership positions across HR, Sales, Operations, and Business Development. She strives to…

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9: Native Genius: The Intersection of Competency and Shizzle with Kristen Wheeler

This episode’s guest is Kristen Wheeler. Kristen is a business consultant and executive coach who believes that workplaces should be arenas where people thrive while creating amazing results. For more than twenty years, she has offered expert guidance on matters of IT, strategy, and leadership for clients like Arthur Andersen, comScore, WhiteWave Foods, and eBay.…

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8: Connection, Community, and the Feminine Voice with Ani DiFranco

This episode’s guest is the soulful and wonderful Ani DiFranco. With 20 years in the music biz, self-described “Little Folksinger” Ani DiFranco’s influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over has been huge. Blending folk music with soul, funk, jazz, electronic music and spoken word, Ani DiFranco has released more than 20…

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7: True Willpower: How to Create Change through Self-Acceptance, Desire, and the Present Moment with Kelly McGonigal

This episode’s guest is Dr. Kelly McGonigal. Kelly is a health psychologist and award-winning lecturer at Stanford University. A leading expert on the mind-body relationship, her work integrates the latest findings of psychology, neuroscience, and medicine with contemplative practices of mindfulness and compassion from the traditions of Buddhism and yoga. She is the author of The…

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6: Creative Curiosity: Discovering Wisdom in the Details of our Lives with Elizabeth Gilbert

This episode’s guest is Elizabeth Gilbert. Liz is the beloved author of 2006’s runaway bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, which has sold more than ten million copies worldwide. Eat, Pray, Love is Gilbert’s memoir of soul-searching and international exploration in the wake of her devastating divorce. Committed, the follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love, tells the story of Gilbert’s…

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5: Emerging into Being with Tami Simon

This episode’s guest is the inspirational and accomplished: Tami Simon. Tami Simon is the founder of Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company dedicated to disseminating spiritual wisdom. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Sounds True has published more than 800 audio, video, music, and book titles along with online courses and events. A two-time winner of the…

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4: The Real Meaning of Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff

This episode’s guest is the inspiring Kristin Neff. Kristin is a professor of human development and culture at the University of Texas, Austin, and she has practiced Buddhist Meditation since 1997. Dr. Neff and her family were the subject of the recent book and documentary The Horse Boy, which documented her family’s adventure with autism.…

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3: The Keys to Feminine Power with Claire Zammit

This episode’s guest is the powerhouse Claire Zammit.  Claire is the co-creator of the Feminine Power training courses for women and co-leads a thriving learning community of hundreds of thousands of women throughout the world. In this episode, Claire Zammit and I speak about: “Feminine Power” Living our truth through relationship and our greater connection…

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2: Playing Big - The Work of Our Time with Tara Sophia Mohr

This episode’s guest is the formidable Tara Sophia Mohr, an expert on women’s leadership and well-being. Download now to hear Tara and I discuss: Weaving spirituality practice in business How we keep ourselves small and the importance of “Playing Big” How to deal with criticism when stepping out and Playing Big The words: Pahad and…

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1: Creative Intimacy and the Merging of Yin and Yang with Alanis Morissette

In this episode the amazing powerhouse Alanis Morissette and I talk about: Vulnerability Strength with Femininity and balancing the Yin/Yang or Masculine and Feminine essence The effect of success on the creative process How anger can actually build intimacy in relationship And finally, Alanis gives her one piece of advice for women who are on the…

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