Kelly Boys — The Blind Spot Effect, From Autopilot to a Life of Insights, Developing Intelligence, Stepping out of Lifelong Patterns, and More (#126)

It feels that my whole life feels meditative

– Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys is a trainer with the United Nations Foundation where she co-developed and works to deliver a mindfulness and well-being program called “Peace on Purpose” for UN humanitarian and development workers on the front lines. She has delivered programs with UNDP (UN Development Program), UNICEF, UNFPA (UN Population Fund), UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency), and UNRWA (UN Relief for Palestinian Refugees) from New York to the Middle East to Central Asia. She was the host of the Mindfulness Monthly Program with Sounds True Media Company, which launched February 2017, featuring interviews and fresh content with leading meditation teachers on various themes each month. Her book The Blind Spot Effect was released July, 2018 in English, May, 2019 in Spanish, and September, 2019 in Chinese.

She spent two years volunteering with James Fox of the Prison Yoga Project to create and deliver a weekly trauma-sensitive mindfulness and yoga program at San Quentin State Prison for incarcerated veterans, and has worked extensively in the field of trauma sensitive mindfulness, teaching meditation to US veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Kelly has been mentored for several years by clinical psychologist and founder of iRest Richard Miller, as well as psychotherapist John Prendergast, author of In Touch: How to Tune in to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself, with whom she teaches retreats. She holds a degree in Intercultural Religious Studies and is a certified iRest® meditation teacher, Search Inside Yourself teacher, and is the founding advisor for the meditation app Simple Habit. She teaches retreats and workshops at spots like the Esalen Institute.

Kelly’s book: The Blind Spot Effect: How to Stop Missing What’s Right in Front of You

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Questions I ask:

  • What kind of questions we can ask in Inner Inquiry?
  • What did Adyashanti tell you about spirituality?
  • You have a degree in intercultural religious studies. What did you learn from religious studies?
  • Did you learn anything special while working in the prisons?
  • What does your meditation practice look like
  • and much more!

Books Mentioned: Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering. The Deep Heart: Our Portal to Presence

People Mentioned: Adyashanti, David Whyte, Rick Hanson, Richard Miller, John J. Prendergast Ph.D.

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Johnny Crowder — Suicide/Abuse Survivor, Exploring Mental Health, Recovery, Healing Past Trauma, Overcoming Pain, Peer Support in your Pocket (#125)

Johnny Crowder is a suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician, recovery advocate, and the Founder & CEO of Cope Notes, a text-based mental health platform that provides daily support to users in nearly 100 countries across the globe. With 10 years of clinical treatment, a psychology degree from UCF, and a full decade of peer support and advocacy through the National Alliance on Mental Illness under his belt, his frank and youthful vigor for the topic of mental health is unmatched. Whether speaking at events or touring with his band, Prison, Johnny’s authentic vulnerability and firsthand experience with multiple mental health diagnoses (ranging from bipolar disorder and OCD to schizophrenia) uniquely equip him to provide realistic, yet hopeful insight into the pains of hardship with levity and wit.

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Questions I ask:

  • How do you explain mental health to your family?
  • How did mental health manifest in your life?
  • You were diagnosed ranging from depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, schizophrenia – when were diagnosed with depression?
  • What was your self-talk when you were in high school, if you remember when you were going through depression and all other illnesses?
  • Do you have other practices in your life now to cultivate more positivity and kindness?
  • and much more!

Books Mentioned: The Power of Positive Thinking

Other links: Band Meshuggah, Austin City Limits

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Kathy Caprino — Finding Brave, The Most Powerful You, Writing Routine, Claiming a Life of Passion (#124)

“Getting to career bliss is an internal journey above all else.”

-Kathy Caprino

Kathy Caprino, M.A. is a career and leadership coach, a Forbes senior contributor, TEDx speaker, LinkedIn influencer, and host of the Finding Brave podcast (which has ranked in Top 100 Apple Career Podcasts in the U.S. and beyond). Her mission is to support the advancement of women in business around the globe. Kathy is a speaker on topics spanning women’s empowerment, overcoming workplace adversity, effective communication, entrepreneurship, personal growth, and navigating change.

Prior to founding her executive coaching and consulting firm, she achieved 18-year corporate career in publishing, direct marketing, and membership services, serving in director and VP roles in marketing, product development, research, and product management, Kathy earned an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University, a B.A. in English Literature from Boston University, and educational certifications and other training from New York University, ,University of London, and the Institute for Life Coaching Training.  

Based in Stamford, CT, Kathy has been featured by top national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, SELF, Glamour, Oprah Magazine, and national television and radio outlets.

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Website | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Forbes | Podcast

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  • What do you want to let go of in 2021?
  • Did you develop or cultivate the self-awareness after your corporate experience or was it an innate?
  • Could you describe the damaging power gaps?
  • What is your writing routine? How do you schedule time? How do you convert ideas into your writing?
  • and much more!

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Books Mentioned: Man’s Search for Meaning, The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level

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Holly Rogers, M.D. — The Story of a Psychiatrist, Integrating Mindfulness, Mental Health for Students, and More (#123)

Holly Rogers, M.D. is one of the developers of Koru Mindfulness, an evidence-based program for teaching mindfulness and meditation to college-age adults. Holly is the co-founder of the Center for Koru Mindfulness, an agency dedicated to developing and delivering mindfulness programs for young adults. She worked as a psychiatrist at the student counseling center at Duke University for 23 years where she helped students integrate the practice of mindfulness into their lives in a meaningful way. She is the co-author with Margaret Maytan of Mindfulness for the Next Generation: Helping Emerging Adults Manage Stress and Lead Healthier LivesHer latest book, The Mindful Twenty-Somethingis a guide for young adults who wish to learn about using mindfulness and meditation to enhance their journey through emerging adulthood.

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Books: The Mindful Twenty-Something, Mindfulness for the Next Generation: Helping Emerging Adults Manage Stress and Lead Healthier Lives.

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  • Could you give us a basic difference between physician and psychiatrist?
  • When should we go to a psychologist and when should we go to a psychiatrist?
  • What makes a great therapists?
  • What made you become a psychiatrist?
  • Did you learn any life philosophy when you were in medical school?
  • and much more!

People Mentioned : Oren Jay Sofer, Jeffrey Brantley, MD, Jennie Dickenson-Mills

Books Mentioned: Mindfulness in Plain Englishy, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

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The Top 20 Blogs Visited from 2020

This is the list of Top 20 blog pages visited(in decreasing order) in 2020. Some of the blog pages are a result of the podcast.

Blog page visit is different than a podcast download/listen. Every blog page(corresponding to a podcast) covers guest details, links to the podcast, how to connect with the guests, and much more.

This is the list of Top 20 blog pages visited(in decreasing order) in 2020. Some of the blog pages are a result of the podcast.

Blog page visit is different from a podcast download/listen. Every blog page(corresponding to a podcast) covers guest details, links to the podcast, how to connect with the guests, and much more.

I covered the Top 20 podcasts downloaded/listened to in another blog.

I hope you will enjoy reading and listening to the podcast as much as I have enjoyed working on this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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#1: Dr. Tho Ha Vinh — Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh, Gross National Happiness, Buddhist Teachings, Special Education Work, and More

#2: Dr. Mickra Hamilton – Epigenetics for Precision Performance

#3: Dr. Alexei Vranich on Thinking like an Archaeologist, Stoicism, Bio-mechanics of Breathing, Meditation, Happiness, and More

#4: Michael Bunting — Ethics and Values based Mindfulness, Inner Inquiry Work, Mindful Leadership, Developmental Practice, and More

#5: Raj Raghunathan, Business Professor, Author – If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?

#6: Dr. Tasha Eurich — Increase Your Self-Awareness, Importance of Feedback, Meditation, and Effective Decision Making

#7: Kirk Parsley, M.D. — Former Navy SEAL, Physician to the SEALs, and Sleep Optimization Expert

#8: Dr. Jonathan Fisher on Heartful living, Suffering, Meditation, Deep Connection, Acceptance, and More

#9: Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP – Choose Honesty, Honest Liars, The Psychology of Self-Deception

#10: Sam Himelstein, Ph.D. — Trauma Informed Care, T.A.P. Practice, Trauma Informed Mindfulness, Parent-Child Relationship, and More

#11:Celia Landman — Mindfulness, Compassion, and Forgiveness

#12: Jennifer Shapiro-Lee — Coping with Uncertainty, Building Better Mental Health, Grief Process, Psychotherapy, and More

#13: Elizabeth Perry — Being in the Now, Surrender, Faith, Detachments, Escapism

#14: Jessica Zaia – Intuition Development, Healing, Soul Calling

#15: Garrain Jones — From Homeless to #1 Bestseller, ‘Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life’

#16: Janet Attwood — The Passion Test, Mastering Self-Love, Wisdom From Spiritual Masters, The Power of Ritual, and More

#17: Joe Johnson on Happiness, Meditation, Books, Emotions

#18: Dr. Tracy Ochester, PsyD – Mental health, Psychology and Mindfulness Interconnection

#19: Rha Goddess — Inner Peace, Stay True, Get Paid, and Do Good

#20: Tools, Techniques and Basics of Podcasting to Play a Long Game

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The Top 20 Episodes of The Nishant Garg Show from 2020

Thank you to all of you to make The Nishant Garg Show successful and take it to the next level. It would not have been possible without your support. This podcast was launched in 2021 January, and by the end of 2020, we managed to publish 123 episodes. I hope this mission will help you live mindfully and learn new habits and routines to live with abundance and manage the struggles and challenges of life

Thank you to all of you to make The Nishant Garg Show successful and take it to the next level. It would not have been possible without your support. This podcast was launched in 2020 January, and by the end of 2020, we managed to publish 123 episodes. I hope this mission will help you live mindfully and learn new habits and routines to live with abundance and manage the struggles and challenges of life.

The Nishant Garg Show has listened in to 24 countries based on anchor.fm statistics.

Here is a list of the Top 20 episodes downloaded/listened. We track the metrics in 4-5 weeks of publishing an episode. Each episode is unique and dear to me. I owe a huge thank you to all the guests on the show.

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#1: Raj Raghunathan, Business Professor, Author – If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? (Episode #95)

#2: Elizabeth Perry — Being in the Now, Surrender, Faith, Detachments, Escapism (Episode #44)

#3: Deborah Rozman, Ph.D. on Heart Intelligence, Coherence, Transforming Stress, Inner Balance, and More (Episode #79)

#4: Tal Ben-Shahar — Happiness and Relationships Master Class

#5: Kirk Parsley, M.D. — Former Navy SEAL, Physician to the SEALs, and Sleep Optimization Expert (#68)

#6: Dr. Chris Willard on Raising Resilience, Travel, Growing Up Mindful, Meditation Retreats, and More (Episode #88)

#7: Dr. Alexei Vranich on Thinking like an Archaeologist, Stoicism, Bio-mechanics of Breathing, Meditation, Happiness, and More (Episode #81)

#8: Simone Figueroa — Recovering Perfectionist, Bullet Proof Coffee, Canyon Ranch Experience, Shifting Mental Health Landscape, and More (Episode #102)

#9: Dr. Jonathan Fisher on Heartful living, Suffering, Meditation, Deep Connection, Acceptance, and More (Episode #80)

#10: Dr. Tho Ha Vinh — Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh, Gross National Happiness, Buddhist Teachings, Special Education Work, and More (Episode #101)

#11: Dr. Tasha Eurich — Increase Your Self-Awareness, Importance of Feedback, Meditation, and Effective Decision Making (Episode #108)

#12: Randi Kay on Seasonal Healing, Self-Care Practices, Self-Love, Amplifying Inner Wisdom, and more (Episode #93)

#13: Jennifer Shapiro-Lee — Coping with Uncertainty, Building Better Mental Health, Grief Process, Psychotherapy, and More

#14: Colleen Gallagher on Monkey Mind, Suffering, Mindfulness, and Stillness (Episode #59)

#15: Michael J. Gelb — How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Spiritual Practices, and More

#16: Marc Lesser on Zen Meditation, Practices of a Mindful Leader, Building Inner Strength, and Much More (Episode #86)

#17: Michael Bunting — Ethics and Values based Mindfulness, Inner Inquiry Work, Mindful Leadership, Developmental Practice, and More (Episode #111)

#18: Sam Himelstein, Ph.D. — Trauma Informed Care, T.A.P. Practice, Trauma Informed Mindfulness, Parent-Child Relationship, and More (Episode #99)

#19: Rob Dube — imageOne Co-Founder, a Forbes Small Giant, Meditator, Runner, Do Nothing, Morning Ritual, and More (Episode #97)

#20: Nicole Tetreault, Neuroscientist – Social Meditation, Therapeutic Writing, Botanical Growth, Cultivating Calm, and More (Episode #94)

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Therese Plummer, Storyteller Queen, Actor — The Art Of Storytelling, Healing Through Storytelling, and More (#122)

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

-Helen Keller

Thérèse Plummer(@tplummer76) is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator working in New York City. She has recorded over 350 audio books for various publishers. She has been nominated for the 2019 Audie Awards for her work on the multicast, Sadie by Courtney Summers for Macmillan Audio, Mutlicast Any Man by Amber Tamblyn for Harper Audio and her solo narration for The Rogue Planets Shaken by Lee W. Brainard for Podium Publishing. 

The American Library Association (ALA) awarded her work on Sourdough by Robin Sloan as part of the 2018 Listen List:Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners. Thérèse has been nominated for 5 Audie Awards in 2018 in the categories: Fiction: She Liked Her Life by Abbie Fabiaschi and co-narrated with Susan Bennett and Dan Bittner, Romance: Any Day Now by Robyn Carr, and Faith-Based Fiction: Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon as well as well as the multicast narrations for Original Work: The HandMaids Tale by Margaret Atwoodand Middle Grade: See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng (winner). She is the recipient of the 2016 SOVA award for Irene Hannon’s, Sing You Home. 

She was nominated for two Audie Awards in 2014 for her work on Robyn Carr’s The Wanderer and Carson Mc-Culler’s The Ballad of the Sad Café, and received multiple Earphones Awards for her work. Most notably on Sing you Home by Jodi Picoult, Faith by Jennifer Haigh and We Are Water by Wally Lamb. She was named AudioFile’s Best Voices of the Year for 2015 for her work on Robyn Carr’s A New Hope. Thérèse is the voice of Maya Hansen in the Marvel Graphic Motion Comic Ironman Extremis, Dr. Fennel in Pokemon and for various Yu-Gi-Oh characters. Television Guest Star Roles on The Good Wife, Law and Order SVU and Virgin River for Netflix. Regional Theatre: Sister James in Doubt.

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Want a fun way to get into the Holiday Spirit? Check Christmas Carol from Therese!

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Questions I ask:

  • Did you ever crave for individualized attention in your childhood?
  • How’s your relationship with your parents, especially with your mom and with the other siblings?
  • Did you always want to be an actor storyteller while growing up?
  • Do you feel that storytelling craft can be cultivated or is it innate talent?
  • and much more!

People Mentioned : Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Robin Carr, Corey Muscara, Sarah Blondin, Marisa Porges

Books Mentioned: The Snow Child: A Novel 

Other links: Virgin River Netflix series

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Cara Bradley — Peak Performance Secrets, Flow and Optimized State, Gut-Brain Connection, and More (#121)

Cara Bradley: As a Mental Fitness Coach, she has spent three decades training high performers—including CEO’s and elite athletes—to work and play in optimal states of flow using science-backed practices and protocols. In 2020, She was nominated as one of Mindful Magazine’s “12 Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement.” Her best-selling book, On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up and Shine (New World Library), was featured on Oprah.com.

You can find her trainings featured on wellness brands including: Insight Timer, Muse (Interaxon), Happify, Whil Concepts, Mindful Magazine and most recently Round Glass.

Book: On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine

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Topics we discuss:

  • Intermittent fasting
  • Flow State and cycle
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Peak Performance
  • and much more!

People Mentioned : Steven Kotler, Ram Dass, Ryan Holiday, Jamie Wheal

Books Mentioned: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, The Mind-Gut Connection, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, The Daily Stoic

The Nishant Garg Show:

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