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80: Tami Simon, Guest Explorer

Awareness Explorers

In this episode we talk to Tami Simon, the founder and CEO of Sounds True, about her personal practice, what she's learned from leading Sounds True, and various wisdom she's received from interviewing dozens of teachers. • Includes a guided breathing meditation from Tami on connecting with and filling your body with the natural upflow of energy from the Earth. To learn more about Tami Simon, please visit: SoundsTrue.com You can also listen to her podcast, Sounds True: Insights at the Edge, here: Sounds True: Insights at the Edg‪e To Learn more about her program, The Inner MBA, visit: https://innermba.soundstrue.com/ Don't forget to subscribe for more ingenious ways to tap into the ever-present stillness and joy of our true nature. Feedspot calls Awareness Explorers one of the "Best Spiritual Podcasts on the Planet." Here's their list of the Top Spiritual Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/spiritual_podcasts/ To learn more about Awareness Explorers, and to listen to all of our podcast episodes, please visit: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/ If you want to listen to the meditations alone, you can find all of our meditations excerpted either in this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAVvivvVVGNfQgJxbWB6dF6Z Or on our Awareness Explorers website: https://www.awarenessexplorers.com/meditations To Support Awareness Explorers, please consider clicking the "Donate" button on any AwarenessExplorers.com page, or becoming a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/awarenessexplorers To learn more about Jonathan Robinson and Brian Tom O'Connor, please visit https://findinghappiness.com/ and https://www.playawarenessgames.com/ You can listen to all of our episodes on this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThffcko0gAXyaArC4OyY0y84CZ8uSb_n Enjoy, Jonathan and Brian


9 Apr 2021

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Tami Simon - Being True to What Matters

Voice Rising

Tami Simon – Being True to What MattersAired Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CETHow do we live following our most profound truth? Join Kara Johnstad and publisher, speaker, and visionary Tami Simon as they examine the role our voice plays in standing together and stepping up. What insights can we gain through tuning ourselves to voices that are compassionate and wise? Tami hosts a popular weekly podcast called Insights at the Edge, where she has interviewed many of today’s leading teachers. As the founder of Sounds True, a multi-media publishing company dedicated to disseminating spiritual wisdom, she has devoted her life to transformation and empowerment. She lives with her wife, Julie M. Kramer, and their two spoodles, Rasberry and Bula, in Boulder, Colorado.To connect with Tami Simon go to https://www.soundstrue.com/To get in touch with Kara go to http://www.karajohnstad.com/Visit the Voice Rising show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/voice-rising/#TamiSimon #BeingTrue #VoiceRising #KaraJohnstad


2 Feb 2021

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Waking up the World with Tami Simon


In this wise and authentic interview, I speak with my friend and colleague Tami Simon about her leadership journey as the founder of Sounds True. Sounds True is a company on a mission to impart spiritual wisdom and thus be in service in the waking up and healing of our world. Sounds True is a company that publishes over 800 spoken-word audio and music recordings, books, multimedia learning resources, and online educational programs from those prominent in the fields of spirituality, psychology, health, and healing, and original works by writers and lecturers Andrew Weil, Pema Chödrön, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Ram Daas, Tara Brach, the Dalai Lama, and is also publishing my upcoming book Shine-Ignite your inner game to lead consciously at work and in the world. In this interview, we learn from Tami’s 35+ year career, she shares about her leadership wisdom to aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs, the inner game practices she uses to embody a strong and inclusive culture and lastly we learn how she is shining her unique light to promote greater consciousness work and in the world. This interview kicks off the 3rd season of the Shine podcast and 2021 with a powerful message. Key Takeaways: [1:50] Carley introduces the 2021 focus on how the inner game rules the outer game and introduces a leader that embodies conscious leadership — Tami Simon. [7:25] Tami reflects on the inception and mission of Sounds True publishing company and the need to disseminate spiritual wisdom. [13:45] The evolution of a multimedia company that effectively delivers dharma to the world, including in Carley’s personal life. [19:29] Tami’s definition of dharma and the importance of communicating the essential truths of humankind. [20:35] The best-selling programs at Sounds True focus on meditation, breathing, the seven chakras, empaths, self-care, and desire. [24:33] Tami aims to touch in with herself throughout the day by connecting with the whole self, including the head, heart, and body, and asking herself “what is needed right now?”. [28:51] Tami is committed to learning and growing by increasing intimacy with those she is closest to by allowing vulnerability and sitting with grief. [32:51] The value of leaning into vulnerability, recognizing the fragility of our lives, and embracing the capacity for loving and losing. [37:46] The guiding lights and consciousness practices that support the culture of Sounds True, including dealing with conflict with kindness. [43:33] Valuable pieces of wisdom that only come with running a company for 34 years. [48:48] Nourishing the self in the midst of entrepreneurship can be achieved by connecting with nature and committing to your own health and balance. [52:51] Tami reflects on lessons she has learned from key conversations, including facing challenges with motivation and optimism. [1:00:00] What inspires Tami as she continues to move forward with her meaningful work. [1:02:50] Carley shares four questions that will increase your inner game as you move into the new year. Resources: Leading from Wholeness Carley Hauck on Instagram Carley Hauck on LinkedIn Lead From Light Daily Rituals Four Sigmatic — use discount code SHINE for 15% off Shinebook Free Conscious Leadership Workshop Sounds True Waking Up in the World

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6 Jan 2021

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E80- Tami Simon - On Being True and Spiritual Awakening

Back2Basics: Reconnecting to the essence of YOU

Tami Simon is known as the voice of Sounds True, not just because she is the founder and CEO, but also because she introduces its audio programs and conducts many of the dialogues.As Sounds True’s executive producer, she has produced more than 1000 recordings.Recognized as among the fastest-growing private companies in the US, Sounds True won a Willis Harman Spirit at Work Award and has been awarded an Inc. 500 distinction twice.Leticia highly recommends Tami's book:  BEING TRUE https://www.soundstrue.com/products/being-trueLearn more about https://www.soundstrue.com/


19 Nov 2020

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Business as a Spiritual Path - Tami Simon - HPP 69

The Higher Practice Podcast for Optimal Mental Health

The world today is such an interesting place and living our lives in it brings forth very unique experiences that may be challenging, difficult and traumatic at times. Figuring out what our place is and what we should do in this vast world might be a question that lingers deep within our thoughts. Having these profound, transformative and deeply spiritual life experiences will ultimately define us and shape our very decisions. It might even bring out the desire in us to take action. With this in mind, do you see yourself as someone who might consider taking risks that could potentially change your life? Then why not start a business? In today’s inspiring episode, we are delighted to be joined by a celebrated entrepreneur, author and the CEO and founder of Sounds True, Tami Simon. Join us and together we delve deep into conversation around the spiritual journey through learning and meditation, and how to start a business by having the right mindset. Shownotes: Sounds True: Early years and How It Came About - 02:51 Heading Into Business - 06:56 Business Startups: Tami’s Insightful Advice - 16:59 Realizing Your Potential: Sorting Out What Works For You - 22:23 Understanding Your Purpose and Goals in Doing Business - 26:09 Leadership and Critical Decision Making - 31:28 A Seed of Wisdom: Taking The Leap And Starting a Business - 35:15 To Learn More about Tami Simon:  https://www.soundstrue.com/blogs/authors/tami-simon https://www.aspenideas.org/speakers/tami-simon https://www.facebook.com/soundstrue https://twitter.com/soundstrue * How you can help others in a big way... If you enjoy the Higher Practice Podcast, please leave a quick review on the Apple Podcast app. It makes a big difference in getting the word out to other people who will benefit from this podcast. Simply, click on the show on your podcast app>scroll down to the bottom of all the episodes>in the ratings and reviews section tap stars to rate>click write a review. Want more? For show notes and more information, visit https://psychiatryinstitute.com/podcast/ Sign up for our newsletter and to receive ongoing information for optimal mental health: email.psychiatryinstitute.com If you’re a provider visit www.psychaitryinstitute.com If you’re interested in patient care visit: https://psychiatryinstitute.com/ For provider education reach out to:  info@psychiatryinstitute.com For patient care reach out to: info@psychiatrycenters.com


14 Oct 2020

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Tami Simon and the “Sounds True” Journey

Woman Worriers

Sounds True is a multimedia publisher that partners with the leading teachers from the world’s major spiritual traditions. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and welcomes Sounds True founder Tami Simon for a conversation about fitting in and finding your way. Quotes: “I belong with other humans.” — Tami Simon “Right here, where you are, is Home.” — Tami Simon “There’s a journey, yes, from feeling like an alien to feeling like an expression of the universe that is perfectly right and perfectly on time.” — Tami Simon “I wanted to share as many different ways to that experience—what I’ll just call Presence.” — Tami Simon “For me, having this connection with the earth that I discovered gave me a way to feel grounded in a deeper way.” — Tami Simon “My anxiety was a form of intelligence.” — Tami Simon “In whatever way you feel different, or like an outsider, it’s intelligent. It’s giving you information about where your true wisdom and true fulfillment lie.” — Tami Simon “I’m always listening for that takeaway.” — Tami Simon EPISODE 124 Show Notes: A religious studies major who dropped out of college, Tami Simon kept searching for the right fit. In 1985, at age 22, she started Sounds True with a dream and a tape recorder—and an intention to share spiritual wisdom. Today, the multimedia publisher based in Louisville, Colorado, offers more than 3,000 titles by teachers like Thich Nhat Hanh, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Eckhart Tolle and others, as well as events, certification programs and transformational online learning experiences. The company is North America’s leading publisher of spoken-word spiritual teachings. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks with Simon about her journey of lifelong learning; some of the “aha” moments she has had with guests of her podcast, Insights at the Edge; and how serving others has been the guiding force behind Sounds True. Simon talks about her experience creating a business that aligns with her passions and also shares some unique and surprising insights into her anxiety and sense of feeling different. Listen and learn: What sparked Tami Simon’s journey and planted the seeds of Sounds True What Sounds True offers today How the new Inner MBA program can help you align your work to your inner goals How spirituality can help heal the feeling of being disconnected or not fitting in The lesson that Simon learned from reading authors like Herman Hesse, Alan Watts and Ranier Maria Rilke The value of an embodiment practice How connecting with the earth’s energy can help you feel more connected and more grounded How the “experiment” of Sounds True grew to a successful multimedia publishing company—and the thought process behind the leap of faith How gratitude created a company with a commitment to giving back—and what Sounds True Foundation scholarships are all about What an “aha” moment is and when you can hear them in podcasts How anxiety, ego and groundlessness are related Why groundlessness isn’t a bad thing How anxiety and feeling disconnected can be forms of intelligence and what that intelligence can tell you Learn More > Sounds True website > Woman Worriers Sounds True affiliate link (use this link to shop Sounds True and Support the Woman Worriers podcast) > Tami Simon’s Insights at the Edge podcast on Apple podcasts > Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path to Liberation by Bruce Tift, MA LMFT > Belonging Here: A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person by Judith Blackstone > Radical Alignment: How to Have Game-Changing Conversations That Will Transform Your Business and Your Life by Alexandra Jamieson and Bob Gower > Reggie Ray’s Dharma Ocean website > Adyashanti website > Progression Counseling


21 Sep 2020

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Episode 522: Tami Simon - Sounds True

The Best Ever You Show

At age 22, Tami Simon started Sounds True with a dream, a tape recorder, and a $50,000 inheritance she received upon the death of her father. Though she had no business experience and only a vague idea of what she wanted the company to be, Tami had her guiding principle strongly in place: to “disseminate spiritual wisdom.” In the early days, Tami began by recording conferences and interviews with teachers like Ram Dass and Stephen Levine. She broadcasted portions of these recordings on a radio show that she hosted on Boulder County Public Radio, and then made the cassettes of the entire recordings available for purchase. She also began to connect with the Boulder music scene by offering cassette duplication service to local artists. Tami hosts a popular weekly podcast called Insights at the Edge, where she has interviewed many of today’s leading teachers. Tami lives with her wife, Julie M. Kramer, and their two spoodles, Raspberry and Bula, in Boulder, Colorado.“When I took my first steps on the spiritual path,” says Tami Simon, “I was looking for answers to life’s greatest mysteries. Over time I learned that the best books and teachers pointed us inward—to our own experience—and that this is where we can find our greatest sense of aliveness and purpose.”Tami is the author of Being True, The Self-Acceptance Project and The Dharma of Dogs.Books and more by Tami Simon:https://www.soundstrue.com/blogs/authors/tami-simonSounds True: https://www.soundstrue.com/


27 Aug 2020

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Tami Simon - Listening to Purpose & The Inner MBA

Transformational Leadership with Henna Inam

At age 22, Tami Simon started Sounds True, now a multimedia publisher, with a dream, a tape recorder, and a guiding mission to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Over its 35-year history, Sounds True has produced over 3,000 titles and been nominated twice for the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing companies. In this episode, we spoke about devoting ourselves to living a life of purpose, how to listen to our inner guidance and intuition, and why we each need an Inner MBA so we can be a force for good in times of disruption.


23 Jul 2020

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48. Tami Simon - Co-Mindfulness & the True Litmus Test of an Interconnected World - Sounds True

Health Gig

Tami Simon is the founder and CEO of Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company with a mission to wake up the world, for over 30 years. Tami has been disseminating the wisdom and guidance of today's leading spiritual teachers. Tami is also the host of the popular weekly podcast Insights at the Edge and the author of the audio book Being True: What Matters Most in Work Life and Love. We grew up with Sounds True over the last 25 years listening -- and being so inspired. Tami talks about her candid personality and her early childhood experiences cherishing books which reflected back her inner knowing that the world was interconnected. Working with hundreds of famous leaders and spiritual teachers in her company, she comments that the true litmus test is to observe ourselves and look at how we interact with other people outside of work, books and lectures, backstage. The mindfulness boat is all about “generating greater love, greater understanding, greater appreciation” and deep humility and listening within your daily social interactions. Tami explains that everyone wants to be heard and that is often more productive to listen from a place of not having a position, so that you can surrender to the moment. Humility, she adds, is letting ourselves not always have all the answers. It’s a lot more interesting to be on a path of discovery with other people. In this podcast, you will learn how to be vulnerable, and how to love and accept yourself even in your most dark and difficult moments. What are the most powerful ideas on the frontier? The concept of co-mindfulness - which allows us to see cooperation and understanding in the social structures which drive forward our interconnected future. Sounds True Website: www.soundstrue.com Twitter @soundstrueFacebook @soundstrue Instagram: @soundstrue


9 Oct 2019

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#18: Tami Simon - Meditation & Non-Dogmatic Spirituality

The FitMind Podcast: Mental Health, Neuroscience & Mindfulness Meditation

At the age of 21, Tami Simon founded Sounds True, a large multimedia publishing house with a mission to disseminate spiritual wisdom. She is also a renowned meditation instructor and wrote Being True: What Matters Most in Work, Life, and Love.


20 Aug 2019