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Untangle, is the podcast from the 5-star app, Meditation Studio and Muse, the Brain Sensing Headband. Experts and ‘real people’ share stories about how mindfulness practices have changed their lives. Hear experiences from business leaders, psychologists, neuroscientists, nutritionists, authors, mindfulness teachers, storytellers and more. We cover everything from why it’s important to meditate to how self-compassion practices change us from the inside out to why meditation helps with anxiety in adults and kids. A rich collection of interviews with a range of thoughtful guests who share their true and heartfelt experiences with mindfulness and other contemplative practices.

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Bob Roth - Transcendental Meditation for Under-Served Populations

The CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, Bob Roth, is one of the top transcendental meditation teachers in the country. He discusses the benefits of a daily TM practice to alleviate stress and reach a profound state of rest. He also discusses the work they do teaching meditation in inner city schools, to veterans, and to other under-served populations.


12 Dec 2016

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Nataly Kogan - Stop Chasing Perfection and Be Happier Now

Nataly Kogan is the author of "Happier Now: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones)". She asks us to stop ‘waiting’ for happiness and teaches that true happiness is an ‘inside job.’ If we accept all of our feelings and embrace even our messy emotions, we can change our mindset to be more fulfilled every day.


30 Apr 2018

Rank #2

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Kristin Neff - Why We Need Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff is the author of "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself", and is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion. She teaches several courses, including one with Brene Brown that examines why we’re always our toughest critic. Kristen gives us tools to be kinder to ourselves and teaches us why this is so important.


26 Sep 2016

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Jonathan Foust - Insights on Anxiety, Anger, and Relationships

Jonathan Foust is an author and a guiding teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC. With wisdom and humor, he shares some suggestions for how we can become more familiar with the feelings that fuel our anxiety and anger. He also shares some great advice for dealing with conflict in our personal relationships.


6 Feb 2018

Rank #4

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Elise Bialylew - Mindfulness as a Tool for Living Your Best Life

Elise Bialylew is the author of "The Happiness Plan" and founder of Mindful in May, a daily, online mindfulness program featuring leading experts, meditation teachers, and neuroscientists. She shares why upgrading our inner technology can help us meet the increasingly complex demands of the time we’re living in. Check out Mindfulinmay.org


10 Apr 2018

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Dr. Joe Dispenza - Is It Possible to Heal Yourself? This Doctor Explains How

Dr. Joe Dispenza, a New York Times bestselling author, researcher, and educator is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities--including the ability to heal ourselves. He shares how he healed himself after a devastating bike accident and the mind-body work he's continued to do to help others.


26 Dec 2017

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Rick Hanson - Inner Strengths to Finally Develop Resilience

Dr. Rick Hanson, psychologist and best-selling author, shares wisdom from his new book "Resilient: How to grow an unshakable core of calm, strength, and happiness." He shares how to use positive neuroplasticity to develop the 12 most essential inner strengths, or resources, needed to cope with the challenges we all face.


29 May 2018

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Mark Epstein - Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Dina Kaplan, founder of The Path, interviews Mark Epstein, a psychiatrist in NYC. Mark shares his personal story and what inspired him to bring the teachings of Buddhism to his psychotherapy practice. Mark is the author of a number of books, including "Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart" and "The Trauma of Everyday Life".


18 Jul 2016

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Dina Kaplan - Founder of PATH Overcomes Anxiety

In 2014, Dina Kaplan took a hiatus from her type-a, workaholic life to travel the world. When she came back, she launched The Path: a startup that brings together young professionals to learn­­ meditation techniques for a modern audience.


19 Jan 2016

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Sharon Salzberg - Real Love is Much More Than You Think It Is

Sharon Salzberg is a leading meditation teacher and author of 10 books, including her latest, "Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection". When we redefine our current notions of love, she explains, we can connect more deeply with ourselves, others, and life itself. She explores how meditation helps to cultivate our capacity for real love.


23 May 2017

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BJ Fogg - 2020: How Tiny Habits Can Lead to Big Changes & Hacks to Make Your Resolutions Stick!

This week on the Untangle Podcast, learn how to create any habit you want! By celebrating even the smallest changes as victories, you can rewire your brain to tackle your year's challenges successfully. Guest BJ Fogg teaches us how to shine in 2020 and beyond.Learn more about BJ Fogg at www.bjfogg.com and read his book, "Tiny Habits".Save on Muse at www.choosemuse.com with the discount code UNTANGLE15.


7 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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Alex Korb - Reshaping Your Brain to Improve Moods and Be your Best Self

Neuroscientist Alex Korb, author of "The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time", shares how our brains may be ‘wired’ a certain way but that we have the power to change them to live healthier, happier lives by taking small steps to improve mood and depression.


17 Dec 2018

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Sara Lazar - Harvard Neuroscientist Explains How Meditation Changes Our Brains

Sara Lazar is a Harvard neuroscientist and Associate Researcher in the psychiatry department at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this episode, she shares research that shows how a regular meditation practice changes our brains--proof positive that mindfulness meditation can positively impact mood, focus, memory, and stress.


31 Jul 2017

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Meditation - Mountain Strength

One of our favorite meditations from Meditation Studio: Mountain Strength, by Elisha Goldstein, is a guided visualization that will inspire you to feel grounded, clear, and stress free.


22 Aug 2016

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Dr. Rick Hanson - NEW! Top 5 Ways to Be Happier in 2019

Dr. Rick Hanson, psychologist and bestselling author of several books including "Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence,” shares his top 5 tips on how we can be happier this year. Learn how to disengage from negative thoughts, create new habits for emotional well-being, boost motivation, improve relationships and so much more! Visit rickhanson.net for course info.


1 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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Encore - Judson Brewer - Addiction and Habit Change

Judson Brewer is an MD and Director of Research at UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness. In this interview, Judson shares how mindfulness fits into the addiction cycle and how we can change our unwanted habits for good. He is a thought leader in the field of addiction and habit change and author of a new book called "The Craving Mind."


2 May 2017

Rank #16

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Loretta Breuning - Retrain Your Brain to Boost the Happy Chemicals

Loretta Breuning, Ph.D. is author of the book, "Habits of a Healthy Brain -- Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Endorphin Levels". Loretta shares how we can retrain our brains to turn on the chemicals that make us happier -- and increase our overall feelings of satisfaction. She founded the Inner Mammal Institute where she provides resources that help people rewire their brains and build new neural pathways.ResourcesLoretta’s Reading List: https://innermammalinstitute.org/readinglist/Loretta’s Book: Habits of a Happy BrainFor more on the Muse Headband: choosemuse.com/For more Untangle Podcasts: meditationstudioapp.com/podcasts


25 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Suzann Pileggi - How to Be Happier in your Romantic Relationships

Many of us spend hours in the gym, or reading books on personal growth, or at mindfulness retreats working on getting stronger and healthier physically and emotionally. Then, when it comes to working on our relationships, we HOPE that our feelings about our romantic partner will magically freeze in that exciting cocoon of the first year we’re together. Suzann Pileggi, co-author of "Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love that Lasts," shares what it takes to really grow and deepen love. She provides insights on the all-important connection between our overall happiness and our most important relationships. Check out Suzann's website at www.buildhappytogether.com.


12 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Encore - Mark Coleman - Make Peace with Your Inner Critic

Mark Coleman, mindfulness teacher and author of "Make Peace with Your Mind," shares how mindfulness and compassion can free us from our inner critic--the one that blasts us with messages that "we’re not good enough." Mark shows us, with wisdom and humour, how we can quell that inner voice and stop beating ourselves up--for good!


28 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Dr Dean Ornish - How Stressing Less and Loving More Can Change Your Life

Dr Dean Ornish pioneered healthy lifestyle changes decades before the mind/body connection was more widely accepted in the medical community. He’s treated President Bill Clinton and was named "one of the 50 most influential members of his generation" by LIFE Magazine.


21 Jan 2019

Rank #20