It is my honor and a pleasure to have interviewed my meditation teachers Joel and Michelle Levey.  The have re-released their book “Living in Balance” which has been thoroughly updated and revised.  In our interview together we discuss the “tight rope” that we all walk on attempting to maintain a life of balance and harmony.  In our hectic world many reading this post can relate to the challenges of finding that mid-point where we establish a life filled with happiness, joy and bliss while still engaging in the world.

Joel and I discuss the concept of flow, how to reach it and maintain this optimal state of performance.  We have all been there, but it seems to be something that is fleading and difficult to reach and maintain.  Joel provide some simple techniques and practices that will assist the listener in staying in the flow.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with my personal meditation teachers Joel and Michelle Levey.  You can learn more about them by clicking here to be directed to their website, or click here to be directed to their Facebook page.

I recently interviewed author and Zen Buddhist priest Karen Maezen Miller about her new book entitled “Paradise in Plain Sight“.

Karen and her husband purchased a home in the suburbs of Los Angeles called Sierra Madre, where an existing zen garden  had been planted for many years, but was in desperate need of nurturing and care.  Her book takes the reader on a journey of finding paradise right in your backyard a lesson that can’t be repeated enough.   The best lessons are that paradise is always right under our noses, and we don’t need to keep seeking, changing or wanting more.  This book isn’t really about Zen, and it is isn’t really about gardening writes Karen it is about the paradise we are all standing in right now.

I throughly enjoyed my interview with Karen, and I know that you will love our podcast together.

If you want to learn more about Karen, her other books and speaking engagements please click here to be directed to her website.

I had the pleasure of speaking with author Tina Gilberston about her new book entitled ” Constructive Wallowing“.   I know the title sounds a little like an oxymoron but believe me after you listen to this interview, I think you will change your mind about how positive “constructive wallowing” can be for your emotional and mental well being.

Society tells us to put on a happy face whenever we feel blue, and as Tina states we end of ignoring what’s true—and what is making us feel empty, lonely and stuck.  We are all aware that suppressing our feelings leads to numerous health issues such as tension headaches, anxiety, high blood pressure and so many others.  I encourage you to listen carefully to my interview with Tina, she really has some constructive advice and guidance about how to beat bad feelings by letting them go.

If you would like to learn more about Tina Gilberston please click here to be directed to her website.