Shinzen Young: The Science of Enlightenment, Part 1  

Shinzen Young is a renowned mindfulness teacher known for his live gatherings, where he uses a scientific, "algorithmic" approach to explain the many aspects of meditation. With Sounds True, he has published the decades-in-the-making book The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Shinzen speak […]

Snatam Kaur: Original Light  

Snatam Kaur is an American-born, internationally renowned kirtan singer raised in the Sikh and kundalini yoga tradition. Known for her blends of ancient chant and modern instrumentation, Snatam also teaches meditation and yoga. With Sounds True, she has published the book-and-CD set Original Light: The Morning Practice of Kundalini Yoga. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Snatam discuss the roots of her spiritual practices and the meaning of the Aquarian Sadhana, which is one of the most important aspects of Original Light. They speak on the tradition of Japji meditation and why working with the spine is an essential part of kundalini yoga. Finally, Snatam shares a pair of potent chants for expressing and celebrating one's own sense of kundalini. (71 minutes)

Krista Tippett: Virtue, Hope, Flesh & Faith  

Krista Tippett is a Peabody® award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author whose works focus on faith, ethics, and moral wisdom. She is the host of the radio program and podcast On Being. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Krista discuss how journalism can be an art that drives healing, as well as the difference between being driven by a mission and being driven by an agenda. They speak on the virtue of hope and how it contrasts with optimism. Finally, Krista and Tami talk about the impetus for societal change, how that change happens in the margins, and the responsibility we have to see it shepherded to its fruition. (70 minutes)

Elena Brower: Following Your Homing Intuition  

Elena Brower is a yoga instructor, artist, and designer who is devoted to cultivating meditation as our most healing habit. With Sounds True and coauthor Erica Jago, Elena has published Art of Attention: A Yoga Practice Workbook for Movement as Meditation. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Elena about […]

Tami Simon: Wanting To Be Of Service And Finding Your Authentic Field of Grace - The Power And Purpose Podcast With Mastin Kipp Episode #13  

Highlights from a recent conversation with Tami Simon, founder of pioneering self-help publishing company Sounds True. Topics covered include, her inspiration to start the company 31 years ago, experiential knowing, her “ah ha” moment, wanting to be of service, reconciling spirituality with finances, and more.

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Eric Kaufmann: The Four Virtues of a Leader  

Eric Kaufmann is a leadership consultant who has advised executive teams at companies such as Sony and T-Mobile. With Sounds True, Eric has published the book and audiobook The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero’s Journey Through Risk to Results. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Eric […]

Raghu Markus and Parvarti Markus: Love Everyone, Serve Everyone  

Raghu Markus is a musician and artist who collaborated with Ram Dass on the groundbreaking spoken-word and world music album Love Serve Remember, and currently serves as the executive director of the Love Serve Remember Foundation. Raghu has collaborated with Sounds True and Ram Dass to create Being Here Now: The Essential Teachings of Ram Dass, a nine-week online course beginning on September 19. Parvati Markus has written and edited many nonfiction books, including the recent Love Everyone: The Transcendent Wisdom of Neem Karoli Baba Told Through the Stories of the Westerners Whose Lives He Transformed. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Parvati and Raghu about the influence of Neem Karoli Baba on Western spiritual thought, as well as how Ram Dass spearheaded those changes. They also listen to and discuss an excerpt from the Being Here Now course, in which Ram Dass teaches on the essence of karma yoga and how we can maintain joy and lightness even in difficult times. (63 minutes)

Holding Nothing Back  

Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher, and spiritual teacher who is the author of numerous books and audio projects, including the New York Times #1 bestseller The Book of Awakening, which made the list of Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things. With Sounds True, Mark has published many books and audio courses, including Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon has an intimate conversation with Mark about the two most important lessons he has learned from his journey with cancer, the role of effort and grace in our lives, what it means to take “the exquisite risk,” and how we can shift our perspective to see with the eyes of the heart. (73 minutes)

These Ain't Your Neighbor's Stem Cells with Dr. Tami  

Close friend and Bulletproof Radio veteran Dr. Tami Meraglia joins Dave in Bulletproof Labs for this episode of Bulletproof Radio. Dr. Tami runs the Vitality Medi Spa, a hormonal treatment center in Seattle. She's the author of Hormone Secret, and recently opened a stem cell treatment center in Seattle as well. On this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave and Tami talk about testosterone imbalance, relationships, nitro oxide, light treatment, oxytocin, adrenal health, the thyroid and more. Enjoy the show!

The OTT, Episode 7: Last Chance U‘s Brittany Wagner  

On this week's episode of The OTT, I interview Brittany Wagner, the star of "Last Chance U," Netflix's six-part documentary about the East Mississippi Community College football program. Wagner is the academic advisor at EMCC and, in the weeks since the series came out, has become America's sweetheart. Matt had Brittany on his podcast last week (even though I booked my interview first, grr), but she was able to sit down with me on Friday for an hour to explore some topics in depth, including... --- How she's binge watching "Friday Night Lights" to figure out those Tami Taylor comparisons --- How she originally wanted to work for ESPN, but found her calling as an academic advisor --- The emotional roller coaster of taking kids under her wing and then seeing them leave --- Why Za'Darius Smith and AJ Stamps are two of her favorite former students --- What she's going to do with all those pencils people keep sending her --- And much, much more. Your homework is to finish "Last Chance U" by tomorrow's show, so consider this podcast your extra credit. To listen, just subscribe to "Kentucky Sports Radio" on iTunes or stream on Podbay. Also, please send Brittany a note on Twitter @Brittany_MSgirl to thank her for coming on.

139: Tami Simon  


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This week we talk to Tami Simon about What Matters Most

Tami Simon founded Sounds True at the age of 22 with the mission of disseminating spiritual wisdom. As a pioneer in the conscious business movement, she focuses on bringing authenticity and heart into the workplace while honoring multiple bottom lines. Tami hosts a popular weekly podcast called Insights at the Edge, where she has interviewed many of today's leading teachers, delving deeply into their discoveries and personal experiences on their own journeys. With Sounds True, she has released the audio program Being True: What Matters Most in Work, Life, and Love.

 In This Interview, Tami Simon and I Discuss... The One You Feed parable The core invincible goodness that's deep inside of us all Her new audiobook, Being True: What Matters Most in Work, Life and In Love What "There's no there there" means as it relates to enlightenment How she balances both accepting the moment and striving for things in her life The role that healthy ambition plays in daily life The types of feedback that our bodies give us to indicate that things are out of balance What her spiritual practice looks like today Somatic Meditation How she's working on integrating the meditative state into her everyday life The never ending process of deep attending within ourselves The five keys to living with integrity How support plays a big role in us having the courage to bridge the gap between knowing and doing Her experiences with some of the great spiritual teachers that she has met   Get more information on The One You Feed Coaching Program. Enrollment open until August 20th
A Ceremony Called Life  

Tehya Sky is an author and metaphysical guide who focuses on the integration of our physical humanity and our innate divinity. With Sounds True, Sky has published the book A Ceremony Called Life: When Your Morning Cofee Is As Sacred As Holy Water. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Sky speak on how embracing our vulnerability leads to catharsis and personal revelation. Sky discusses her own journey to become an up-and-coming teacher, including the process of “deconditioning” she went through in order to step fully onto the spiritual path. Finally, Tami and Sky consider how achieving mastery also means accepting one’s imperfections, and how spiritual and emotional maturation are in fact one and the same. (63 minutes)

Episode 08: A-Listers, Rising Stars, and Cagey Veterans  

It's not malarkey, whatever you're into, we've got it! This week's panelists include the cast of "Roast Battle" (Tony Hinchcliffe, Chris Cubas, Sarah Tiana ) the cast of "Don't Think Twice" (Mike Birbiglia, Gillian Jacobs, Tami Sagher), plus Kathryn Hahn, Kevin Smith, and Matt Mira!

Truth is Light  

Iyanla Vanzant is an author and expert on personal empowerment whose work includes five New York Times bestsellers and many appearances onstage, over the radio, and on television as the host of Iyanla: Fix My Life. With Sounds True, Iyanla has created several audio programs, including Giving Thanks and Living from Your Center. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Iyanla speak about cultivating intimacy with God and holding onto faith during trying times. They mull on values that are seemingly fading from modern society—including integrity, accountability, and even trust itself. Finally, Iyanla and Tami discuss the unique calling that every person has, and how that calling gives birth to one’s true and most authentic self. (58 minutes)

Difficult Times & Liberation  

Jack Kornfield is a world-renowned teacher and one of the key figures to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is the author of many books and audio programs, including The Wise Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Jack and Tami Simon discuss Buddhist views […]

Headquarters: Ben Edwards  

Record Producer Ben Edwards' bookings schedule has been solid in the last year or so, thanks to the rise of Marlon Williams, Aldous Harding, Tami Neilson and the whole Lyttelton alt-country scene. We visit his recording studio in Lyttelton, to find out more about the producer/musician relationship.

Leaps of Faith in a Benevolent Universe  

Lissa Rankin is a physician, public speaker, and the founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Lissa speak on her incredible personal journey […]

Freight Train Boogie Show #350  

Show #350


Frankie Lee - High and Dry  (American Dreamer)

Old Man Kelly - My Next Ex-Girlfriend  (Off My Lawn)

Tami Neilson - Honey Girl   (Dynamite!)

Jeff Turmes -  Rickety Man  (Wreckage)

(mic break)

Angie & The Deserters - On My Way  (Blood Like Wine)

Walter Salas-Humara - Working The Waterfront  (Explodes and Disappears)

Electric Rag Band -  Smash That Radio  (My Time)

Frankie Lee - Where Do We Belong  (American Dreamer)

(mic break)  

The Currys - If I Find It   (West of Here)

Reed Turner - I Got Love  (Native Tongue)

Elouise - Black Horses  (Deep Water)

Henry Wagons -  Cold Burger, Cold Fries  (After What I Did Last Night)

Daniel Hutchens - American Country Ghosts  (The Beautiful Vicious Cycle of Life)

(mic break)

Frankie Lee - Honest Man  (American Dreamer)

His & Hers Hormones with Dr. Tami Meraglia  

Dr. Tami Meraglia is a double board certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine and Integrative & Natural Medicine. Dr. Tami is passionate about creating natural aesthetic results in her patients. Additionally, she can help discover and correct any medical conditions, hormonal deficiencies, or hormonal imbalances that help people feel and look more beautiful and energetic. On today's episode of Bulletproof Radio, Tami and Dave talk about testosterone and other adrenal hormones, libido advice, birth control, DHEA preferences, fat for kids and more. Enjoy the show!

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