Dr. Ron Siegel is a psychologist, author and has been an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School for over 35 years. He’s a long-time student and teacher of mindfulness meditation, with a particular focus on chronic pain. He created the recent Meditation Studio app course called Transforming Pain. He’s also written and edited several books where he integrates mindfulness practices, rehabilitation, and mind-body approaches to pain. In this interview, he describes the...
Published 05/17/21
With re-entry to life after covid comes to a lot of excitement, but also some anxiety of its own. After more than a year of living a very different life, what will it be like to “go back to normal?” is there such a thing as normal? Some of us have discovered as much as we hated being stuck home alone, strangely, the idea of going out to see people again may seem odd now. How do we successfully re-enter? And how do we take what we learned from the pandemic, and translate it into post-traumatic...
Published 05/11/21
Psychadelic Assisted Therapy has the potential to help us overcome our fears and learn from the contents of our subconscious. Dr. Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), is at the forefront of this research and advocacy, and working with the FDA to bring psychedelics to legalization. He shares beautiful insights about the mind, fear, war, and how he sees that psychedelics can save us.
Published 05/04/21
Intuitive Eating Expert, Natalie Zises shares why our hidden food 'rules' and body image standards wreak havoc on how we eat. She shares the many emotional ties we have around our food decisions and that 95% of diets don't work because we so easily fall back into our old habits and patterns. When we begin intuitive eating, she says, we learn to select foods that make both our bodies and minds feel good. Natalie's inspiration has been her own emotional relationship with food and observing how...
Published 04/27/21
Dr. Steven Gundry MD shows us how the trillions of bacteria in our microbiome dramatically affect our levels of energy and our mood and even our weight loss. He shows us how to keep them fed and happy to keep us literally happy and functioning optimally. In this very fun and informative episode, Dr. Gundry walks us through the fascinating science of how exactly it is that the “farts” from the miniature organisms in your gut improve the function of your brain, and how and why you should care...
Published 04/20/21
Today's guest is Dr. Rubin Naiman, a psychologist, clinical assistant professor of medicine, and sleep and dream specialist at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.  He has become a leader in the development of integrative approaches to sleep and dream health. He looks at sleep and dreaming as spiritual practices and shares how we can better understand who we are through our dreams and our unconscious.
Published 04/13/21
Scientist, Musician and Medicine Man, Jeff Firewalker Schmidt shares his experiences diving into the fire of psychedelic medicine in the Amazon Jungle and the wisdom that emerged with him. In the Amazon, he met his now band-mate, John Medeski (Medeski, Martin, and Wood) and they formed St Disruption, who has a new album launching just as we speak with Jeff. Jeff shares his music and shows us why it is what the world needs to hear right now.
Published 04/06/21
Emily Fletcher is back on Untangle! Emily is the founder of Ziva Meditation, author of Stress Less, Accomplish More, Meditation for Extraordinary Performance, and a meditation teacher on Muse and Meditation Studio. She’s an amazing fountain of wisdom and inspiration. Today she talks about her life in New York, why the pandemic is giving us an opportunity to reset and to awaken, why it’s important that we grieve the losses we’ve experienced over the last several months, and how we can quite...
Published 03/30/21
Are you a little fed up with your partner sometimes? Or looking to be a better partner yourself? Our guests this week are a married couple, Nate and Kaley Klemp, who teach us how to be better, more mindful partners. They are mindfulness and organizational dynamic experts who get real about strategies to show up for the other person, even when the other partner might not be so mindful all the time. Use promo code MuseStressLess at choosemuse.com
Published 03/23/21
Judson is a psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author of the book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal your Mind. He has combined his expertise in mindfulness, habit, and behavioral change, and neuroscience to create practical tools to help unwind anxiety. The interview offers several ways to uncover what triggers anxiety and how to identify and break these anxiety habits using a variety of methods, including mindfulness and reward-based...
Published 03/16/21
Fasting has been demonstrated to have tremendous benefits for longevity, weight loss, spiritual practice, and overall health. And Dave Asprey shows us how to biohack our way to the benefits of fasting without feeling hungry, and while remaining clear-headed and full of energy. Sounds impossible? It’s not. Dave will show you how!
Published 03/09/21
Today’s guest is Sharon Salzberg, one of the most prominent voices in the field of meditation, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, and author of 11 books including the NY Times Best Seller Real Happiness. Our conversation is about her newest book, Real change, Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World. It’s an incredibly timely book because she shares great examples of how we can bridge the worlds of mindfulness and social action. Sharon has a way of expressing complex ideas in...
Published 03/02/21
Got the Covid Blues? Want to feel some moments of joy? Or are you feeling good and looking to feel even better? Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, a “professor of happiness” gives us practical tools and insights into improving our mood, no matter what we are currently feeling, and permission to be wherever we are right now.
Published 02/24/21
Daphne Rose Kingma is the best-selling author of 12 books on love and relationships. She shares some tough questions on why relationships can be so challenging--spoiler alert!--expecting others to read our minds is a bad idea. She shares her juicy wisdom on navigating relationships, learning to love, how to be a better partner, and more!
Published 02/16/21
Just in time for Valentine's day- here are some great tools to ease covid relationship stress tension. Dr. Stan Tatkin, legendary relationship therapist and author of Wired for Dating and Wired for Love, teaches us techniques to break any tension that can build up and return to a place of caring for each other. Valuable relationship insights for today and always, whether you've been together for years, or are just at the beginning.
Published 02/09/21
Eric Maisel is a psychotherapist, teacher, coach, and author. His most recent book is called The Power of Daily Practice: How Creative and Performing Artists (and Everyone Else) Can Finally Meet Their Goals. The idea is that a Daily Practice is a muscle that can be acquired and can lead to genuine accomplishments. Meditation is one daily practice, but this book talks about 18 different practices for the many different parts of our lives and it includes the necessary elements of a...
Published 02/02/21
After last year, we might be a little shy to do visioning or goal setting for 2021, but this week’s guest, learning expert Candice Faktor, makes it empowering to do this year. She guides us in how to create inspiring guiding principles for the year and then allow the year to unfold as it will, in service of you. In this episode, she’ll walk you through how to do it, step by step, and shares insightful jewels of wisdom along the way.
Published 01/26/21
Kristin Neff is the author of "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself", and is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion. She teaches several courses, including one with Brene Brown that examines why we’re always our toughest critic. Kristen gives us tools to be kinder to ourselves and teaches us why this is so important.
Published 01/19/21
Nina Grae is an exceptional singer song-writer who in this episode inspires us with her wisdom and moves us with her music, to recognize that we have the power to be the creators of our own life. Nina shows us how to “cut through the noise” of 2021 to find our own voice.
Published 01/12/21
Dr. Elisha Goldstein is a psychologist, author, speaker, and the co-founder of the center for mindful living in LA. He's also one of our top teachers on Muse and Meditation Studio. Elisha shares some jewels from his new Life Shift program designed to help us make more graceful and lasting transitions — and life changes this year. He talks about the messiness of change, the importance of connecting with our hearts and minds, visualizing what we want to change so that it really sticks,...
Published 01/05/21
Each year we like to reflect on the top five things we’ve learned from our wise and inspiring Untangle guests. This year has been unusually hard to navigate, so our guests have focused on helping us to stay more grounded and they have inspired us to learn new ways to care for ourselves and our families. 2020 has also underscored the importance of cultivating our internal resources…which give us the tools we need to control the things we can, in fact, control. We hope that as we close out...
Published 12/31/20
Shannon Harvey is an award-winning Australian health journalist, author, and filmmaker. In her film (and now a book, My Year of Living Mindfully, Shannon committed to meditating every day for 365 days. She enlisted a team of top scientists from around the world to track everything from her stress hormones to her immune function to her cellular aging and gene expression to her subjective wellbeing. Overwhelmed with insomnia, autoimmune disease, and a family history of mental health issues,...
Published 12/27/20
As children, the holidays hold an undeniable sense of magic. As adults, we can lose our sense of that magic in the busyness and obligation of the season. In this special holiday episode of Untangle, we learn that we can uncover the magic and mystery that is there for us all to savor--if we can get quiet enough to listen. This beautiful episode inspires us to hear, see, and taste the magic of the season. It might just change how you think about the holidays! Our guest is Father John Markey, an...
Published 12/23/20
Musician Chad Lawson recently released his debut solo piano album, You Finally Knew, which was recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios and was inspired by his favorite poet, Mary Oliver. The album features ten pieces he wrote to inspire listeners to take time every day to consciously be still, to improve our mental clarity and overall calm. Chad crafts his music with an emotional pulse that dials into the heart of every listener, inviting us to pause and look inside ourselves to see what...
Published 12/15/20
Sometimes the most amazing things can happen effortlessly when you surrender to the moment and let it flow. That's the kind of music that Grammy-nominated instrumentalist Stu Fuchs plays on his ukulele--the kind of music you get lost and find peace in. Just listening can lighten up even the darkest parts of your soul. Stu leads an annual music and meditation retreat at the Omega Institute, honoring and applying the teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh to the ukulele. www.stufuchs.com
Published 12/08/20