Della Duncan on Right Livelihood, Relationship with Money, Reducing Suffering, Sexual Violence Prevention, Buddhist Economics, 5Rhythms Dance, Finding Moments of Happiness, and More (#160)

There is enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed

– Gandhi

Della Duncan is a Renegade Economist based in San Francisco. She teaches workshops and retreats about alternative economics around the world, supports individuals working to better align their values with their work as a Right Livelihood Coach, and offers consulting to organizations, businesses, and local governments contributing to equitable and sustainable economic systems change.

Della is also the host of the Upstream Podcast challenging traditional economic thinking through documentaries and interviews, a Senior Fellow of Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute in the London School of Economics, the Course Development Manager of Fritjof Capra’s Capra Course on the Systems View of Life, a Gross National Happiness Master Trainer, a member of the 36×36 project (36 femxle change makers rethinking global economic frameworks), the Community Leader of Ingleside Community Power (a community-owned solar-power neighborhood cooperative), and a founding member of the Doughnut Economics California Coalition (DECC).

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  • What did you learn from book abolishing Silicon valley?
  • What do you mean by improving Silicon Valley?
  • Could you speak to your relationship with money perhaps now are in your earlier years?
  • How should someone find more moments of happiness?
  • What are your spiritual practices on a regular basis?
  • 5Rhythms dance movement practice
  • Connection with London School of Economics
  • People who are making more money and who are at the top of the economic ladder, they would say that they have worked so hard to come to this position to make more money and people who are not making money, they may not have good qualification or something like that. So how do we handle that?
  • What do you consider yourself as a Buddhist or a bodhisattva?
  • Eight fold noble path
  • Why is it that you are more attracted to a right livelihood in this eight fold noble path?
  • How do we use her right livelihood concept to reduce suffering and harm in the world?
  • How do you define suffering from Buddhism perspective?
  • To reduce the pain and suffering, you suggest to you mindfulness. Are there specific concrete practices?
  • Could you share any memorable story from your own suffering in the past, if anything that comes to your mind?
  • Where do you see this Buddhist economics going in the next 10, 15 years to alleviate, suffering and improve the systems?
  • Spiritual ecology
  • Under the umbrella of Buddhism, we have Zen Buddhism, we have Tibetan Buddhism. So what kind of of Buddhism are you talking about in this conversation?
  • The world needs more deep generalist. Could you describe that in brief?
  • Do you have frameworks or rules to practice deep generalist? How do we cultivate more of this deep generalist?
  • You also work in the areas of sexual violence, prevention and intervention.
  • How do you use mindfulness into preventing sexual violence?
  • And, much more


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Raj Sisodia on Wholeness and Healing, Spiritual Journey in the Himalayas, Mind Maps for Writing, Ayahuasca Experience, Feminine and Masculine Energy, Conscious Capitalism, and More (#159)

It is one thing to awaken. It is another thing to remain awake.

– Raj

Raj Sisodia was born in India and spent parts of his childhood in Barbados, California and Canada. He was educated as an electrical engineer from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, Pilani). He pursued an MBA in Marketing from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai after which he earned a Ph.D. in Marketing and Business Policy from Columbia University.

Until 1998, he was the Director of Executive Programs and Associate Professor of Marketing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. From 1985 to 1988, he was Assistant Professor of Marketing at Boston University.

He also spent 15 years at Bentley University as Trustee Professor of Marketing, Department Chair and founder/director of the Center for Marketing Technology. Raj is a trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc. and a member of the board of directors of The Container Store. He has consulted with and taught executive programs for numerous companies, including AT&T, Nokia, LG, DPDHL, POSCO, Kraft Foods, Whole Foods Market, Tata, Siemens, Sprint, Volvo, IBM, Walmart, Rabobank, McDonalds and Southern California Edison.

Raj is an American citizen residing in Boston, Massachusetts. Raj has published ten books and over 100 academic articles. His work has been featured in the Wall Street journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe,CNBC and many other media outlets.

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  • Could you tell us the meaning of your first name to our listeners?
  • Could you share one of your memorable childhood moments?
  • You lived abroad between the age of 7 and 12 and then moved back to India, how was the culture shock for you and how did you adapt to the changing environments?
  • Did you have a good relationship with your father?
  • Blend of Feminine and Masculine energy
  • You mentioned that your dad wanted to you to be something else. What was that?
  • How do you find the balance between loving and striving to have more in your own personal life and personal relationships?
  • What are the concrete practices you have in an everyday life to cultivate more of healthy masculinity and be more self aware and awakened?
  • You went for a shamanic experience, you also went to a silent retreat in upstate New York. And then you also went to a spiritual journey in the Himalayas. When was it? Could you double click on all of these experiences and share with us?
  • what does healing mean to now?
  • When you were going through the spiritual awakening and multiple dimensions of healing, what was your inner voice at that time? What were you telling yourself? Any self-talk that you remember?
  • What do you do in the first 60 to 90 minutes of your waking up in the morning?
  • Writing process
  • Could you give us a small concrete example of mind mapping that you have used recently in your writing?
  • Not everybody can have access to you and Michael Gelb. So could you tell us some resources on mind mapping that we can go and learn more about it?
  • You have coauthored a lot of your books with other amazing writers? So are there some principles, rules, structure, frameworks to write a book with another human being?
  • What did Michael tell you to just trust your instincts?
  • What do you mean by words coming from soul versus words coming from the consciousness?
  • Why Jag Sheth is your mentor and what qualities does he have that you seek him as your mentor?
  • what is the specific impact you want to leave on this world?
  • And, much more


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Ora Nadrich — Questioning your Thoughts, Transformational Thinking, Cultivating Calm and Relaxed State, Mindfulness in Motion, Dream Work, Live True, and More (#158)

If you want to change the world, start with yourself

“Don’t believe everything you think”

“A life unexamined is not worth living”

“There’s nothing to fear, but fear itself. And when you get on the other side of fear, you realize there’s less and less to be afraid of”

Ora Nadrich is the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking and author of Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity, named in the 100 Best Mindfulness Books of All Time by Book Authority. She is a certified life coach and Mindfulness teacher, specializing in transformational thinking, self-discovery and mentoring new coaches as they develop their careers.

Ora’s rare combination of insight, intuition, compassion and charisma has made her one of the most effective and sought-after coaches in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in Women’s Health Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Conscious Lifestyle Magazine, Fast Company, Success Magazine, Spirituality & Health, Elevated Existence, NBC News, LA Yoga Magazine, Yahoo! Health, and many more.

From a very early age, Ora has been a seeker of knowledge, with a particular interest in discovering how our thoughts work. Her lifelong journey towards this inner awareness, along with her distinctive combination of intuition and compassion that allows her to open up avenues of trust and connection, eventually led to her becoming a life coach and developing her simple yet effective questioning method, designed to uncover both the pitfalls and potential our thoughts have in determining our destiny. Her unique method, which has guided her clients to unlock the strength and promise within, allowing them to deal with the fears and other obstacles that have held them back, has thus been successful in helping thousands of people realize their desires and reach their goals.

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  • What do you drink in the morning? Do you drink tea or coffee?
  • Can you elaborate more on Dream Work? How can we practice in our lives?
  • When you retrieve a dream on a regular basis or at times in your life, what does it do to you personally? How do you feel after that?
  • How have you been able to cultivate this calm state of being?
  • What advice would you give to somebody who wants to live a calm and relaxed state of being and live a more calm life on a frequent basis?
  • Life Gazing practice
  • Do you have a specific time in your daily life to stop and pause and just do nothing?
  • Mindfulness in motion
  • What is your relationship with mother nature?
  • How did you influence your husband Jeff to meditate?
  • Transitioning from work life to home life
  • How has your relationship with your husband transformed through mindfulness practices?
  • At what point in your life you got introduced to mindfulness and meditation?
  • Whenever any trauma comes to you in your life in many ways, what questions do you usually ask it?
  • We all face obstacles and negative thoughts in our lives, but that doesn’t mean we have to let them keep us from achieving our goals and dreams
  • Transformation thinking – WHO method
  • Can you give us an example on changing negative thinking to positive thinking?
  • Challenging your thoughts
  • Live True Journaling process
  • Do you have any favorite quote or philosophy that you live your life by?
  • and much more

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Maureen Healy — The Life of Happiness, Emotional Self-Regulation, How to Build Resilience, Parent-Child Relationship, and More (#157)

Maureen Healy

Our parents bring us into the world, but in the end, we are responsible for what we become.

Khalil Gibran

Maureen Healy is an award-winning author, sought-after speaker and expert in children’s emotional health. She writes a popular blog for Psychology Today, which has reached millions worldwide. Maureen’s most recent book, The Emotionally Healthy Child (preface from Dalai Lama), won the Nautilus Book Award, Book Excellence and Forward Indie in 2019. With 15+ years of experience, Maureen has guided 1000’s of parents and their children, worked with educators globally, taught in the classroom, and given keynote talks throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

She’s also appeared across all media outlets such as: ABC’s “Midday Live” in San Francisco, New York Times and Forbes, PBS’s “This Emotional Life” series, and Scholastic magazine, as examples. Maureen’s educational credentials include a BA and MBA from Clark University in Worcester, MA and a PhD program in Child Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. Additionally, Maureen has studied with happiness teachers globally, which has bolstered her joy immensely. She says, “Life is never boring,” especially as she continues to learn from every experience she has and person she meets.

In 2007, Maureen lived at the Base of the Himalayas teaching kindergarten to Tibetan refugee children and studying with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his temple with many others.

Maureen’s new book: The Emotionally Healthy Child

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  • Could you tell us a story about a monk and monkeys?
  • Did you get a chance to talk to that monk how he developed that inner confidence, clarity, calm  and peace?
  • Why did you go to Tibet and what was your motivation?
  • What was the reason of their happiness in Tibet?
  • Who introduced you to the practice of Buddhism?
  • Did your parents talk about resilience, happiness, and all these practices when you were growing up?
  • Tell us the differences or anything that comes to your mind between Buddhism and Christianity?
  • Do you have any concrete Buddhism practice in your everyday life?
  • Could you describe in brief what chakras are?
  • You have a doctor degree in child clinical psychology – why did you study this? Was there anything connected to your childhood that you wanted to uncover? Why did you do that?
  • You mentioned about child development and I am a huge fan of Dr. Gabor Mate. What are your thoughts on parenting to develop a resilient and emotionally healthy child?
  • What if a child is intense and rebellious and not listening to their parents?
  • What was your relationship with your parents?
  • Is there a basic difference between emotional child and emotionally healthy child? And the reason I’m asking you because while growing up I was an emotional child, I wasn’t emotionally healthy child. I didn’t know how to process my emotions because nobody was talking about it around me. So what is the difference between emotional child and an emotionally healthy child?
  • A lot of families will have parent child relationship issues. So how should parent develop the awareness that they need help?
  • What does mindfulness for children look like? Do we have different sort of practices for children or mindfulness is the same for adults and children?
  • What are your personal mindfulness practices?
  • Every frustration and every unpleasant emotion has a trigger. What is your trigger behind your frustration when you drive car?
  • You were a wild child. Could you share one of your memorable childhood challenges?
  • You have touched upon  Happiness many a times in our conversation – you also studied with the Dalai Lama. Could you share with us what is the foundation of happiness or happy life in a human being existence?
  • You also have a studied with many other happiness teachers globally, such as Tal Ben Shahar and many others. So what common denominator do you see among those happiness teachers who are spreading happiness and love through the world?
  • Do you rely on your intuition more or intellect or how do you find the balance?
  • I would love to ask you about some of the books that he might have gifted the most besides your own books.
  • I heard that you love children jokes. Do you have any joke to share with us?
  • and much more

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Terri Lonowski — The Maven of Soulful Listening (#156)

When we truly take care of ourselves and become fully present, we bring a quality of grace into every interaction.”

“Recognize that life itself is an incredible gift.  It is a miracle that any of us are here.  Sit with that for a moment.  All of life is at any one moment on the fragile brink of non-existence.  Behold the wonderment in the moment”

-Terri Lonowski

Terri Lonowski earned a M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska and has made significant professional contributions throughout her career. These include serving as Chair of the American Counseling Association Foundation (philanthropic branch of the American Counseling Association with membership of over 40,000) and holding a gubernatorial appointment to the Nebraska State Workforce Investment Board.

As an expert consultant on US Department of Labor special projects, Terri has been at the leading edge of innovation, evolving nationwide workforce initiatives. She had the distinct privilege and honor of participating in two events held at The White House, showcasing innovative projects which embraced empathy and Design Thinking (a change management methodology).

She created Soulful Listening™ by incorporating Active Listening and Empathy elements, then added missing pieces, to address communication disconnect in the workplace and in personal relationships. Terri is a practitioner of Soulful Listening™, a Master Facilitator, and highly sought-after national and international speaker.

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  • Who is Jacob Lonowsky and why do you consider him wise?
  • How did Jacob learn to cultivate this wisdom, emotional intelligence, and listening to the inner voice? Was it something you cultivated into him or did he just learn from other places?
  • While growing up, did you suggest Jacob some of the books or resources to learn from? Could you explain on that please?
  • What are the ways to practice and cultivate the relationship of emotional intelligence between a parent and a child?
  • What do you mean by moving body? Do you go to the gym?
  • Could you elaborate on your meditation practice? What does it look like on an everyday basis?
  • How do you process gratitude when it may not flow naturally? And how do you reflect back?
  • In soulful listening, you mentioned that first element is self care, second element is being in the present moment. And what are the other elements?
  • Could you give us a concrete example of practicing empathy? If we are having a conversation dialogue with another person, how can we reflect back to another person that they have been heard? And what they’re telling us is being understood by us? So what is that conversation look like in terms of templates or anything that you might want to share with us?
  • What is the difference between sympathy and empathy?
  • Where do you think people struggle the most in out of these five elements of soulful listening?
  • You participated in two events at the white house under the Obama administration. Could you share more on that project and what was it like to be in the white house?
  • Can you tell us some of the resources about empathy, how we can learn more about empathy and cultivate more of it in our daily lives?
  • Meditation is one of the practices to self-regulate our emotions. So, Terry, do you recommend any other practice to work on our emotions?
  • How do you adjust your life when you move from one place to another place?
  • When you take a particular place to live – do you have certain rules and parameters to feel a sense of belonging? What does it look like to pick a place?
  • What do you mean by behold the wonderment in the moment?
  • How do you personally deal with loneliness if ever you get lonely?
  • Why do you recommend the book The prophet by Kahlil Gibran?
  • What does it mean to have an heart opening essence?
  • and much more

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Cindy Vuu — Meeting with Dalai Lama, Foundation of Happiness, Living a Good Life, Interdependence and Impermanence, and More (#155)

Cindy Vuu — Meeting with Dalai Lama, Foundation of Happiness, Living a Good Life, Interdependence and Impermanence, and More (#155)

The state of mind of the wine drinker has a lot more to do with the enjoyment of the wine than the wine itself.”

-Cindy

Cindy Vuu is the CEO of an 8000 employees company Bitis, it’s a national heritage footwear brand in Vietnam. The brand is so well-known there that nearly all Vietnamese have likely worn Bitis shoes at some point in their lives. Cindy also is known for driving the successful comeback of company amidst the fierce foreign brand competition. Much of this comeback is attributed to the marketing campaign of the Bitis Hunter line in 2017. By collaborating with massive Vietnamese musical artist and promoting a message seeped in mindfulness and connection, the initiative transformed the brand back up to its current top spot as Vietnam’s #1 footwear company.   Cindy is passionate for shoes. She also loves to contribute & create a happy, loving, compassionate and green community.

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  • How do you pronounce your name in Vietnamese?
  • When did he go to Canada to study and what subjects did you study?
  • Why do you recommend these two books – The Art of happiness and Old path white cloud?
  • Could you share a story of your struggle before reading the book – the art of happiness?
  • What did you learn or could you share any conversation with Dalai Lama? And, how did you meet him?
  • Would you mind describing the law of interdependence?
  • Could you describe impermanence and its role in the arena of Buddhism?
  • Your husband died and I’m sorry to hear that. Are you comfortable talking about what happened and how did you deal with the circumstances and grief process?
  • How do you practice unconditional love?
  • Do you have any advice to our listeners to practice unconditional love? How can we practice more of this?
  • Could you guide us about your journaling process? Is it based on some set of questions or free flow?
  • Difference between mindfulness and mindfulness meditation?
  • Could you tell us some of the resources on the internet or in the form of books to really get us started on meditation?
  • The holiness, Dalai Lama says that the purpose of life is to be happy. They have attained that level of enlightenment but for common people like you and me and others, how do we get to that level? Or how do we understand the basic foundation of happiness?
  • What makes a good life? What could be the basics of living a good life?
  • What is it like to live in Vietnam in terms of culture, society, food?
  • You are the CEO of a footwear brand company bitis. And you are talking about the challenges and the fun part. Could you share any example of your recent challenges in this company?
  • Being the CEO of a 8,000 employees company – how did you deal with your own mental health and state of mind during COVID?
  • What are your roles and responsibilities as the CEO? What does a normal day look like in your professional world?
  • What are the misconceptions that people have about the roles and responsibilities of a CEO of a successful company?
  • How do you deal with criticism and negative feedback?
  • What is the right way to give feedback?
  • and much more

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Debbie Millman on Deep Relationships, Creativity and Growth, The Importance of Therapy, Hope and Resilience, and More (#154)

Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.”

-Debbie

Debbie Millman : Named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, curator and host of the podcast Design Matters. As the founder and host of Design Matters, one of the world’s first and longest running podcasts, Millman has interviewed nearly 500 artists, designers and cultural commentators over the past 14 years. Debbie has interviewed guests including Tim Ferriss, Malcolm Gladwell, Marina Abramovic, Steven Pinker, Shepard Fairey, Laurie Anderson, Barbara Kruger, Amanda Palmer, Alain de Botton, Brene Brown, Hamilton Director Thomas Kail, and many, many more.

Debbie is the author of six books, including two collections of interviews that have extended the ethos and editorial vision of Design Matters to the printed page: How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer and Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits. Both books have been published in over 10 languages. She is the author of two books of illustrated essays: Look Both Ways and Self-Portrait As Your Traitor; the latter of which has been awarded a Gold Mobius, a Print Typography Award, and a medal from the Art Directors Club. Her artwork from these books have been included in the Boston Biennale, Chicago Design Museum, Anderson University, School of Visual Arts, Long Island University, The Wolfsonion Museum, the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art and more.

Debbie’s illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Print Magazine, Design Observer and Fast Company.  In 2009 Debbie co-founded the world’s first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Now in its ninth year, the program has achieved international acclaim.

Debbie is currently working with Law & Order SVUactor and activist Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation to eradicate sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and the rape-kit backlog.

Her new book Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People is available to preorder on Amazon.

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Website | Instagram | Twitter | Design Matters Podcast

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  • You graduated in 1983, and you were majored in English and you had a minor in Russian literature. So I want to ask you, did you speak Russian or did you write or both?
  • What do you love about Russian literature?
  • How have you stayed in your team in 2020 during coronavirus? How were you hopeful in 2020?
  • Do you still have the dog Duff?
  • Whenever challenges come in our life. How do you cultivate the art of being thankful and grateful? Does it come naturally to you or do you have to practice on a constant basis?
  • What makes a good therapist and what is your relationship with therapy these days?
  • What is it that resonate with you the most with your therapy?
  • What is your frequency of visiting your therapist per week per month?
  • At what point did you realize that you needed to work on yourself in terms of emotional wellbeing or working with a therapist?
  • Did you ask your friend that what makes others or him feel jealous of you?
  • Do you have any advice or recommendation for somebody who is afraid of finding a therapist or seeking therapy to uncover the layers in their life?
  • What does your self-talk look like whenever you go through those obstacles? What do you tell yourself?
  • What are your practices to be optimistic, hopeful, and resilient?
  • How would you spouse Roxanne gay would describe of what do you do for a living.
  • What were your first few days of dating with Roxanne like?
  • How did you ask her for the first date? What did you tell her to go on a first date with you?
  • How do you find balance between showing your masculinity at your workplace and being feminine in your personal life, in your relationship, in your romantic relationship?
  • how do you communicate your differences or unpleasant emotions and feelings with your partner? If that happens?
  • Do you have any process or mental framework to process your grief or sadness?
  • Could you share any good memories from your childhood?
  • You got remarried in 2020, what does this love feel like to you in your fifties?
  • What do you think makes a great relationship work? (compatibility)
  • How do you create that white space in your everyday life to be more creative and seek joy and fulfillment?
  • What kind of practices do you have in your everyday life to seek joy, fulfillment fun? What concrete practices do you have?
  • What is the most important aspect for someone’s growth and creativity?
  • Do you ever fear of not being able to repeat your success?
  • What is your emotional critical need in the upcoming years? What do you think you are most excited about?
  • and much more

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Sarah Sarkis on Mastery, Psychological Flexibility, Emotional Skills and Self-Regulation Practices, Relationship with Risk, Sense of Wellness, and More (#153)

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.”

-Rumi

Sarah Sarkis’s introduction in her own words:

I received my MA from Boston College where I studied Counseling Psychology. I then began my doctoral training at George Washington University with an emphasis on Adult Psychotherapy from a psychoanalytic perspective. Upon completion of my doctoral studies, I completed my internship and post-doctoral fellowship training at two inpatient psychiatric hospitals in the Boston area. There, I worked with people who were suffering from the most severe and retractable forms of mental illness.

Those experiences taught me the deep and enduring value of comprehensive and collaborative care from a multi-disciplinary perspective. I carry those lessons with me to my current work in my private practice, where I emphasize and utilize my partnerships with physicians, naturopaths, and functional medicine doctors and nutritionists to provide the best standard of care. In addition to my psychology training, I’ve studied extensively the use of mindfulness, functional medicine, hormones, and how food, medicine, and mood are interconnected.

My influences include Dr.’s Hyman, Benson, Kabat-Zinn, Maté, Gervais, and Gordon, as well as Tara Brach, Brené Brown, Irvin Yalom, Howard Stern, Steven Kotler, and Bruce Springsteen, to name only a few.

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  • About the book Mastery
  • What kind of values do you talk about with your son? Or what kind of conversations do you have with your son to inculcate all these practices?
  • Learning from modeling others
  • Turning pain into energy, turn fear into energy because cause life will cripple you if you don’t.
  • Could you share any memorable story from your teenage years or anything that comes to your mind?
  • Describing about her Junior high school headmaster
  • Did you ever talk about your disengagement and your attitude in your family?
  • How do you appreciate and encourage your son because you definitely didn’t grow up in that environment?
  • What is your personal relationship with risk now?
  • In 2016 and 2016, what moved you to take risks and changes?
  • Did you always want to be a clinical psychologist or what events were leading up to that?
  • What set of emotional skills do you teach or recommend to them to master certain areas of their lives?
  • Could you recommend us some concrete practices in the umbrella of self regulation and mindfulness?
  • Diaphragmatic breathing, Mindfulness, Sleep
  • How do I observe myself? What should I do?
  • How to sit in meditation and observe your Revelations with yourself
  • I would love to ask you about your personal practices in the umbrella of mindfulness and self-regulation
  • What kind of questions do you ask yourself at this moment in your life, at present in your life?
  • What does a sense of wellness look like to you personally?
  • Listening to pain
  • What are the healthy ways to cope with pain and unpleasant emotions and how do you deal with it? How do you process these emotional patterns in your life?
  • On getting good sleep and its benefits and  relationship with sleep
  • Somebody is not sure how to tackle all this problems. Should they go to a therapist, to a performance coach, to a flow coach? Where should people go?
  • Could you share what is flow? How do they get into flow?
  • Do you live your life by any quote or any life philosophy?
  • What is the specific impact to you on to leave on this world?
  • and much more

The Nishant Garg Show:

This show is about helping you live a fulfilled life and my job on this show is to sit with the world class experts to extract the practices, routines and habits to help you live a fulfilled and abundant life. For any question, please contact me.

If you have enjoyed listening to my podcasts, please subscribe to the new podcast updates on Itunes please provide your reviews on Itunes which will really help me. Subscribe to the Newsletter. You won’t be spammed! I hate spams too! You will receive only one email every Friday on the latest published podcasts.

If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in growing this little show. I also love reading reviews! Instructions are: a)If you’re on an iPhone, simply scroll down to “Reviews” inside the Podcasts app. b) If you’re on a desktop, click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” under “The Nishant Garg Show.” Once inside iTunes, click on “Ratings and Reviews” and you’re set.