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  • No matter what emotions are brought up for you during the holiday season, the mindfulness techniques explored in this episode will leave you feeling relaxed even when the holiday brings challenges like tricky family dynamics, the difficulty of disconnecting from work, and the loneliness that can arise at even the most joyful times of year. Notice them, name them, release them.

    To learn more about the RAIN mindfulness technique – an acronym first coined by senior Buddhist teacher, Michele McDonald – visit Tara Brach’s website (you’ll see how Rohan’s version relates to Michele's original technique and Tara’s revised one): https://www.tarabrach.com/rain/#rainchange

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  • When life hands you an unimaginable sorrow, how do you begin to recover your joy, your connection, your creative spark? In a special crossover episode with our friends at the Spark & Fire podcast, comedian and actor Patton Oswalt (you might know him as the voice of Remy in “Ratatouille”) shares a powerful story about how he slowly reclaimed his creative spirit after a tragedy that left him questioning everything. It’s a story of family, community, and connectedness, co-hosted by Rohan and Spark & Fire host June Cohen.

    Listen to the full episode of Spark & Fire at sparkandfire.com.

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  • Sitting in the school library, staring down at his unfinished chemistry homework, pre-med student Case Kenny feels helpless. He faces a difficult choice: did I choose the wrong major? And who will I disappoint if I admit that? Now an acclaimed podcaster (New Mindset, Who Dis?), Case shares three stories from his early life about being wrong, and how he slowly learns what’s right for him. The key: Learning to see wrongness as a chance to re-examine who he is and what his right next step might be.

    Find Case Kenny on Instagram: @case.kenny

    Explore Case’s podcast: New Mindset, Who Dis

    Case is the creator of mindfulness journals like The New Mindset Journal and But First, Inner Peace. 

    AND: he’s the creator of the dance music x mindfulness show Zen Disco.

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  • Just out of school, writer Alex Morris gets a job performing and teaching improv comedy in London, playing absurd characters night after night. But his knack for hiding his true self starts long before he ever steps onstage. Alex is hiding a secret — one that only his family and a few close friends know: he’s slowly losing his sight. He shares a story about his struggles living with a degenerative eye disease and the lengths to which he would go to pretend he didn’t need help.

    Listen to Tony Tjan’s episode of Meditative Story, "Learning resilience from earth's edge": http://listen.meditativestory.com/TonyTjan_WWs

    Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexinwriting/

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  • Rohan sits down with author Florence Williams to talk about her award-winning Meditative Story, “To chase the sunset.” In conversation, Florence offers her candid perspective on how to face heartbreak with patience and compassion, by letting beauty mend our hearts. It’s a Soul Curriculum episode filled with wisdom and assurance that we too can accept our scars, and even learn to see the gifts they offer.

    Listen to Florence Williams' full episode of Meditative Story, "To chase the sunset": https://listen.meditativestory.com/Florence2

    Purchase Florence Williams' book, Heartbreak: http://www.florencewilliams.com/new-page

    Or the audiobook here: https://www.pushkin.fm/audiobooks/heartbreak

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  • Growing up, Rachel Cargle was used to seeing things her family couldn’t afford. As she got older, became a writer, lecturer, and philanthropist, she continued to seek opportunities just beyond her grasp. Hard work and creativity allowed her to grow successful as an entrepreneur, but deeper challenges still remained. In this episode of Meditative Story, Rachel unfolds how she found fulfillment by turning her gifts outward.

    Listen to Larry Jackson’s episode of Meditative Story, "To visualize ... and make it so": http://listen.meditativestory.com/LarryJacksonSeason1

    Learn more about The Loveland Foundation, Inc., Rachel's non-profit organization offering free therapy to Black women and girls: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/

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  • How do the challenges and trauma we encounter in our lives tie to our ancestral roots? How do we hold on to these experiences in our physical body? These are questions that we explore on today’s Soul Curriculum episode featuring author, entrepreneur, and yoga instructor Kino MacGregor. Rohan and Kino go deeper into how generational pain can become expressed in the body, and explore ways in which physical practices can provide an antidote. 

    Listen to Kino MacGregor's full episode of Meditative Story, "My grandfather the Aikido master": https://listen.meditativestory.com/KinoMacGregorEpisode

    Learn more about Kino: www.kinoyoga.com

    Learn more about Omstars, the world’s first yoga TV network: www.Omstars.com

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  • On the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, we allow ourselves space for our memories and our grief about those we’ve lost — as well as for joy, and even humor, around the continuity between life and death. While many cultures try to tiptoe around death, the rituals of Día de Muertos ask us to look clearly at it, recognize death’s place in our lives, and honor both its everyday-ness and its mystery. 

    Read the transcript for this episode: https://meditativestory.com/rohans-meditation-day-of-the-dead/

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  • The strawberry field past the maple tree. A hidden nook beneath the stairs. The magical hour before anyone else is awake. Throughout her life, Angela Ahrendts has sought out sanctuaries – sacred spaces to reconnect and to dream, quiet moments to visualize what her next big decision might lead to, to stay open to the signs that help guide her. Now, after a series of bold career choices, Angela reflects on the decades-long journey that has brought her to this moment, and comes to realize that with each new day she has an opportunity to discover a new sanctuary – because the truest sanctuary is the one within us all.

    Listen to Kaywin Feldman’s episode of Meditative Story, "Derailed by beauty": https://listen.meditativestory.com/KaywinFeldmanMS

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  • Midway through a grueling, muddy obstacle course, Shani Tran is so grateful for the support of her father, her teammate, who cheers her on and pulls her through. But in other parts of life, she knows, he’s just not there for her in the same way. And that’s ... okay. She shares three stories — with humor, and with honesty —  that build to a lifelong lesson about seeing people for who they are, not who you wish they’d be, and learning to take responsibility for your own happiness. 

    Listen to Milana Vayntrub’s episode of Meditative Story, "Long-distance love": https://link.chtbl.com/Milana_WW

    Follow Shani on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theshaniproject

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  • In today’s Soul Curriculum episode, Rohan talks with the Paralympian and current world record holder in the long jump Lex Gillette. Lex shares his insights into how music allowed him to define himself on his own terms, and elaborates on his mantra: "No need for sight when you have a vision." Join Rohan for a deeper conversation with the extraordinary Lex Gillette about how to lead ourselves out of our comfort zones and soar. 

    Listen to Lex Gillette's full episode of Meditative Story, "To be seen on my own terms": https://listen.meditativestory.com/LexGilette_Sept1

    Find Lex’s song, On the Stage, which is featured in this episode, here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/on-the-stage-single/520218668

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  • Russ Ellis has led the kind of life they write books about. The first full-time Black professor at California’s Claremont Colleges. Acclaimed sociologist. Celebrated sculptor and painter. Even a recording artist. But as he reveals in this episode, even the fullest life can be haunted by a single event half a century earlier.

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  • In today’s Soul Curriculum episode, Rohan and singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn invite us all to consider what it is to be a beginner, and why it’s so easy to experience shame when we’re completely new at something. Reflecting on the passage from beginner to mastery, Nataly and Rohan explore the wide range of feelings we can experience when facing the new, and the satisfaction of letting the process unfold. Join us for a delightful discussion with Nataly. 

    Listen to Nataly Dawn's full episode of Meditative Story, "My battle as a beginner opens up a world of wonder": https://listen.meditativestory.com/NatalyDawnepisode

    Catch Nataly on the Gardenview U.S. tour, which runs from 9/30/22 - 10/22/22 across SF, LA, Seattle, Portland, DC, Philadelphia, Boston and New York. Tickets available at NatalyDawnMusic.com

    Read the transcript for this story at https://meditativestory.com/soul-curriculum-nataly-dawn

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  • Growing up half-Japanese in South Florida, Kino MacGregor spends a lot of time feeling uncomfortable in her own body. But her Japanese grandfather is always there for her, and they spend joyful hours together every day, playing hide-and-seek, cooking and eating, practicing aikido. Behind his joy, she learns only later, hides a profound grief — one that carries down the generations. In Kino’s Ashtanga yoga practice, she finds the tools to process this grief and sadness she’s unknowingly carried.

    Listen to Courtney Martin’s episode of Meditative Story, "Finding her to find me": https://listen.meditativestory.com/CourtneyMartin_WW

    Learn more about Kino: www.kinoyoga.com

    Learn more about Omstars, the world’s first yoga TV network: www.Omstars.com

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  • In this episode of Soul Curriculum, Rohan spends time with Henry Shukman, author and spiritual director of the Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe. The two dive into the theme of deep listening and what it can open up in us; how to hone our ability to be present to the world around us and to each other; and the importance of finding mentors to guide us along the way. Join us to hear two soulful meditation practitioners in candid conversation.

    Listen to Henry Shukman's episode of Meditative Story, "What deep listening unlocks for me": https://listen.meditativestory.com/HenryShukmanWW

    Henry Shukman is a Zen Master in the Sanbo Zen lineage and is the Spiritual Director at Mountain Cloud Zen Center, and co-director of the Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute. Before this, he taught poetry at the Institute of American Indian Arts and Oxford Brookes University. He has written several award-winning books of poetry and fiction, including the memoir One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart. His new meditation program, Original Love, offers a broad, inclusive path of practice.

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  • As an author and poet, Mark Nepo has spent decades writing about spirituality and serenity. But his life wasn’t always as calm as it is now. Growing up, Mark feels challenged by the demands of his perfectionist father and struggles to feel seen. Years later, after surviving a battle with cancer, Mark looks back and realizes that watching his father refurbish a boat in their backyard provided one of the most important, surprising lessons of his life.

    Learn more about Mark: MarkNepo.com

    Fine him on Facebook and Twitter: @MarkNepo

    Find him on Instagram: Mark_Nepo

    For upcoming webinars: Live.MarkNepo.com

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  • In this episode of Soul Curriculum, Rohan speaks candidly with songwriter, poet, artist, and musician Morgan Harper Nichols about the creation of her Meditative Story. They explore the role art plays in helping her to connect with herself and others, and how to stay open to the unforeseen ways in which a sense of belonging may arrive in our lives. As Morgan reveals, sometimes it takes risk and movement to shake us up and discover a deeper understanding of who we are. Join Morgan and Rohan as they reflect on these themes in this intimate conversation.

    Listen to Morgan Harper Nichols' episode of Meditative Story, "Heading halfway around the world to find myself": https://listen.meditativestory.com/MorganHarperNichols

    Learn more about Morgan: https://morganharpernichols.com

    Find Morgan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morganharpernichols/

    Where to purchase Morgan's latest book, Peace is a Practice: https://morganharpernichols.com/preorder

    Where to find Morgan's artwork: https://garden24.co

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  • Celebrity chef Carla Hall wasn’t always interested in cooking. As a child, she finds that puzzles and play help her to discover her true character. When she falls upon a hard time, she instinctively turns to memories of her grandmother’s kitchen for comfort. In this episode of Meditative Story, Carla shares how sensory play finally allows her to solve her biggest puzzle yet — herself.

    Listen to Danny Meyer's episode of Meditative Story, "How to find — and feed — your passion": http://listen.meditativestory.com/DannyMeyerSeason1

    Learn more about Carla: https://www.carlahall.com/

    Follow Carla on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlaphall/

    Follow Carla on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chefcarlahall

    Follow Carla on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlahall

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  • In the UK, Joe Wicks became a household name early in the pandemic with his daily workouts, called “PE with Joe,” that helped millions of us keep moving and laughing. Early on in his own life, Joe learns first-hand how fitness can help people survive hard times, as he runs miles to escape from a chaotic childhood. As he begins his adult life, he embarks on a 2,000-mile bike ride — but this time, he realizes, he’s not racing away from his fears, but running toward his purpose.

    Listen to Robin Arzón’s episode of Meditative Story, "Even a superhero starts with small steps": http://listen.meditativestory.com/RobinArzon_WW

    Learn more about Joe: https://www.thebodycoach.com

    Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebodycoach/

    Subscribe to his YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

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  • Lex Gillette is a 5-time medalist at the Paralympic Games, and a world record holder in the long jump, but he’s more than that too. As he learns to navigate the world after losing his sight, he’s worried about being left out and overlooked — or, just as bad, being seen only in terms of his disability and his athletic gifts. Lex shares the story of how he began to forge his identity on his own terms, creating a spotlight that he steps into with his entire being.

    Listen to Cal Ripken Jr.’s episode of Meditative Story, "Showing up is never an end in itself": http://listen.meditativestory.com/CalRipkenJrWW

    Learn more about Lex: https://www.lexgillette.com

    Follow him on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lexgillette

    Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexgillette/

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