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Practice You with Elena Brower

Content and conversations for times of transition and change. Join me in discussion with renowned luminaries and dear friends to explore life's myriad transitions, our understandings and our responses. What does it mean to be present, to shift our perceptions, to engage with the world meaningfully, with dignity and care? With respect for the ancient practices and the modern wisdom that continue to inform and elevate our exchanges, each episode is an invitation to Practice You.
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Now displaying: May, 2020
May 16, 2020

On the perpetual revolution of the soul, with the one and only Seane Corn.

  • Becoming an elder [3:06]
  • What Seane’s friend Billy taught her [8:12]
  • The role of therapy in processing trauma, speaking out against injustice [15:33]
  • Grief [29:50]
  • Dismantling the systems within, creating social change [40:29]
  • Seane's main mentors and guides [50:48]
  • What Seane would say to a young yoga teacher [53:52]

Resources

https://www.seanecorn.com/
Revolution of the Soul: Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action

May 9, 2020

On music as medicine, listening carefully, and the relevance of surrendering.

  • Paavo's early connection to music [2:37]
  • Things that help Paavo in uncertain times [6:39]
  • What inspired the making of the Flow State album [9:33]
  • Questions about work life balance as an artist [14:34]
  • Improvising [19:00]
  • Not knowing and surrendering [21:07]
  • What needs healing [30:08]
  • Favourite view [31:03]
  • Prayer [31:42]
  • Preview of new Flow State meditations album [34:22]

Paavo Siljamäki, one third of Above & Beyond, has been at the forefront of electronic dance music for two decades.

Co-founder of the iconic Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep record labels,
hosts of Group Therapy, a weekly radio show reaching millions of dance lovers every Friday, the trio have earned two GRAMMY™️nominations for anthems 'Northern Soul' feat. Richard Bedford and 'We're All We Need' feat. Zoë Johnston. In 2018, the band’s fourth electronic album, Common Ground, debuted at number three on the Official Billboard Album Chart.

Described by UK music bible Q Magazine as “the world’s biggest cult band," Above & Beyond's list of sold-out shows includes headline performances at historic venues such as NYC's Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall London, Red Rocks Amphitheater and record-breaking turnouts for their own festival events on LA's Huntington Beach and at The Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State.

Songwriters first, producers second, Above & Beyond’s unwavering commitment to their craft has fueled a career spanning four acclaimed studio albums, 14 compilation albums, two acoustic albums and an album for yoga and meditation.

Flow State Meditations - a new series of spoken word pieces by Elena Brower and three other inspiring women from around the world - will be released on the 11th of May on Above & Beyond's record label, Anjunabeats.

RESOURCES

Flow State Meditations
Above and Beyond
Daybreaker Daybreaker
Twitch

May 2, 2020

On the road to sobriety, the questions we need to ask, and the ways we need to listen.

Laura McKowen inspires people to say yes to a bigger life after addiction. She’s the author of the forthcoming memoir, We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life (January 2020), and has been featured on WebMD, The Guardian, The New York Post, Bravo, and the TODAY show. She writes an internationally recognized, award-winning blog, is the host of two Top 100 iTunes podcasts, and leads sold-out retreats and courses focused on sobriety and personal development.

  • How Laura's Mom felt about the book [2:58]
  • Laura's "last hurrah" before becoming sober [6:57]
  • Finding a home inside oneself [12:27]
  • Growing up [14:54]
  • A different way of looking at anxiety [17:15]
  • On not rushing our learning [23:32]
  • When there is no "rock bottom" [26:12]
  • Boundaries and The Pregnancy Principle [33:36]
  • How Laura talks to her child about sobriety [37:13]
  • Following the breadcrumbs [43:15]
  • Prayer [47:34]

Resources

We Are the Luckiest - Laura McKowen
Drinking: A Love Story - Caroline Knapp
The Great Work of your Life - Stephen Cope

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