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Meaningful Conversations with Maria Shriver

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Building on the success of her instant No. 1 NY Times-bestselling book I’ve Been Thinking…Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life, Maria Shriver continues to explore the life topics, issues and ideas that we’re all thinking about.Through intimate, thought-provoking conversations with friends and other individuals she respects and admires, Maria dives into issues like love, pain, forgiveness, gratitude, family, faith, connection, loneliness, the art of self-reinvention, and more to inspire you to reflect on your own life and have more meaningful conversations with the people you love.

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Building on the success of her instant No. 1 NY Times-bestselling book I’ve Been Thinking…Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life, Maria Shriver continues to explore the life topics, issues and ideas that we’re all thinking about.Through intimate, thought-provoking conversations with friends and other individuals she respects and admires, Maria dives into issues like love, pain, forgiveness, gratitude, family, faith, connection, loneliness, the art of self-reinvention, and more to inspire you to reflect on your own life and have more meaningful conversations with the people you love.

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The end of season one already

By LLPNLV - Jun 10 2019
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Monday’s won’t be the same until you return. I sure have enjoyed the podcast. Thank you Maria!

Interesting

By Maw24007 - Jun 09 2019
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Maria always has such interesting guests who open my eyes to new topics. Always inspiring.

iTunes Ratings

637 Ratings
Average Ratings
501
68
23
19
26

The end of season one already

By LLPNLV - Jun 10 2019
Read more
Monday’s won’t be the same until you return. I sure have enjoyed the podcast. Thank you Maria!

Interesting

By Maw24007 - Jun 09 2019
Read more
Maria always has such interesting guests who open my eyes to new topics. Always inspiring.
Cover image of Meaningful Conversations with Maria Shriver

Meaningful Conversations with Maria Shriver

Updated 12 days ago

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Building on the success of her instant No. 1 NY Times-bestselling book I’ve Been Thinking…Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life, Maria Shriver continues to explore the life topics, issues and ideas that we’re all thinking about.Through intimate, thought-provoking conversations with friends and other individuals she respects and admires, Maria dives into issues like love, pain, forgiveness, gratitude, family, faith, connection, loneliness, the art of self-reinvention, and more to inspire you to reflect on your own life and have more meaningful conversations with the people you love.

Rank #1: Rob Lowe on How to Stay Curious and Keep Evolving

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“I think it's the little, tiny things that you do to try to be an authentic person that incrementally chip by chip, by chip, by chip, by chip, one day there's enough weight on the scale. Now, the scale goes in your favor. For me, it's being able to look back at what I've been able to do in my life. I can see the value in it whether it's my marriage, my boys, their accomplishments, the things that I've done as a public figure, who I am as a person including all my flaws, but eventually, all of that becomes enough.”- Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe is a man who requires little introduction. He’s an award-winning actor, director, producer, author, husband and a proud dad. And, you may not know this, but he’s also one of my dearest friends.

I wanted to kick off my podcast series with Rob because I knew we could talk candidly about the issues that so many of us are facing in our relationships, our families, our careers, and our inner lives.

Rob has lived through it all and has remained grounded and fully focused on the things that truly matter- living in authenticity, being a positive person and putting family first.
“I'm not a good giver-upper.” - Rob Lowe

If you’re looking for more inspiration and words of wisdom, then please sign up for my free weekly email newsletter - The Sunday Paper. Visit website mariashriver.com to subscribe.
Jan 21 2019
47 mins
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Rank #2: How to Seek Joy with Martha Beck

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"If I can experience joy, then isn't joy its own excuse for being, isn't that enough of a reason to be alive? And everything I read or heard about people with down syndrome, was that they could experience tremendous amounts of joy. So I chose to keep Adam, but more importantly, I radically shifted the definition of success for myself."-Martha Beck Martha Beck is one of my dearest friends and favorite people. She’s also one of the first people I turn to when I need a boost of inspiration or just someone to talk to about the issues in life that we all face. Like me, I know that so many people - millions of you, actually -  respect and cherish Martha’s voice. That’s why I wanted to share her with you here on “Meaningful Conversations” today. Enjoy. If you’re looking for more inspiration and words of wisdom, then please sign up for my free weekly email newsletter - The Sunday Paper. Visit website mariashriver.com to subscribe.
Jun 10 2019
46 mins
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Rank #3: Hoda Kotb on How to Build Meaningful Relationships

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"Being present is more important than what you say. Being present is more important than giving someone the right quote or the right whatever. Being there, sitting there matters...And I think that sometimes it's as simple as that.”
 -Hoda Kotb

 On this episode, I'm joined by a dear friend of mine, a beloved colleague at NBC News, and, just an all-around beautiful human being whom I really adore. In our conversation, Hoda speaks about the impact that strangers had on her life especially during tough times.

 She also talks about channeling those profound experiences and sharing her journey with others to help them - whether it's on adoption or cancer treatment - and how that spirit of championing others has always been a part of her. I'm honored to speak with her about these intimate subjects.

 If you’re looking for more inspiration and words of wisdom, then please sign up for my free weekly email newsletter - The Sunday Paper. Visit website mariashriver.com to subscribe.
Feb 04 2019
48 mins
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Rank #4: Brené Brown Shares Why You Have to Be Vulnerable to Be Brave

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"Everybody wants to be brave, but no one wants to be vulnerable...Courage doesn't exist without vulnerability."
-Brene Brown
Brené Brown wants to help you choose “Courage over comfort.”

She has spent the past two decades of her life researching and writing about courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She’s got five New York Times bestselling books, including her latest Dare to Lead. She’s also the brains behind one of the most popular TED Talks ever, titled “The Power of Vulnerability.” Now, Brené also has her first Netflix Special “A Call to Courage,” in which she calls for us to choose courage over comfort in a culture that’s defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.

I recently got to sit down with Brené and we enjoyed an engaging and thought-provoking conversation about empathy, belonging and human connection. Her message always inspires me to lean into the uncomfortable parts of life and find the courage I need to show up and show my true self. I hope her message today will inspire you to do the same.

If you’re looking for more inspiration and words of wisdom, then please sign up for my free weekly email newsletter - The Sunday Paper. Visit website mariashriver.com to subscribe.
Apr 22 2019
34 mins
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Rank #5: Kathie Lee Gifford Reveals Her True Feelings On Leaving Today & Her Next Chapter​

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"I think because I've always defined myself since I was 12 years old as a child of God...That is what gives me self worth. Not Emmy Awards, not Tony nominations, not Grammy nominations. All of those things I've experienced, and they're lovely...But ultimately, at the end of a lifetime, it's, 'Who do you belong to? Whose image are you made in?' Because this life we live right here is temporal."​

-Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee Gifford is a dear friend and someone whose career I've watched with admiration for many, many years. This week is her last at the today show, and while I'll be sad to lose her as a colleague, I'm super excited for her to embark on this next really creative chapter of her life.

I wanted to sit down with her for meaningful conversations because we have some of the most meaningful conversations early in the morning in the makeup room on the today show. And I got to thinking that most people don't get to see the Kathie Lee Gifford that I get to see early in the morning, the one who wakes up and talks about family and that talks about the Bible and who memorizes all of these verses and who's a really multifaceted person, who kind of has these ideas and barrels through and makes them reality.

So I wanted you to hear from her directly. And even though she's leaving the today show, she's not going to leave our consciousness. Enjoy!
If you’re looking for more inspiration and words of wisdom, then please sign up for my free weekly email newsletter - The Sunday Paper. Visit website mariashriver.com to subscribe.
Apr 01 2019
48 mins
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Rank #6: Chelsea Handler Reveals The TRUE Story of Her Mid-Life Awakening

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"I think the thing that hits me the most is: I didn't think about, you know, how strong I came across for so long. I just thought there's all these other sides of me that everybody must automatically know about...But there was only one side of me I was showing on like say, Chelsea Lately, my old old TV show, and I realize how one dimensional that was...So it's nice to take into account how I come across and to be softer and to shut up and not to insert myself every time there's an opportunity. So for me, I need to always dial it down...I've made a career out of dialing it up...So I would like to get real, you know, instead of that bluster...I want to get real and have conversations like this, and yeah, I feel good about it."
-Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler is one funny lady. That’s a fact. But these days, she’s more than just a comedian. Chelsea is also someone who’s spent the past year getting super honest and super real about her role on this planet and what it really means to live a meaningful life. Chelsea documents her year of self-discovery in her new book Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . and You Too! We recently met up for a fun and thought-provoking conversation about her life these days and how she’s worked to make changes to who she is and how she lives her life. If you’re looking for more inspiration and words of wisdom, then please sign up for my free weekly email newsletter - The Sunday Paper. Visit website mariashriver.com to subscribe.
Apr 29 2019
49 mins
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Rank #7: How to Gain Self-Love & Create a Better Reality with Marisa Peer

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"If you want love, change one thing, how much you believe you're worth. Then, you will find love."
-Marisa Peer

I am enough. Three simple words that we don’t tell are selves nearly as often as we should. Bestselling author and therapist Marisa Peer is determined to help us change that. She says if we turn the mirror on ourselves and start saying “I am enough”—then we can build the strength and the confidence to change our entire lives. ​

I’m excited that I got to sit down with her for a Meaningful Conversation and look forward to you hearing what she has to say.

If you’re looking for more inspiration and words of wisdom, then please sign up for my free weekly email newsletter - The Sunday Paper. Visit website mariashriver.com to subscribe
May 06 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #8: Marianne Williamson on Healing the Soul of America

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“If you are looking at what's going on in the world today and what's going on in our democracy, and you're not depressed, what is wrong with you? These are sobering times. These are legitimately upsetting times. Our democracy is under assault.”  Marianne Williamson

On this episode, I’m joined by Marianne Williamson. Marianne is a bestselling author and lecturer who has touched the lives of millions...myself included.  Like so many of us, Marianne is continuing to evolve and challenge herself to find new ways to move humanity forward. I’m honored to speak with her about her hope for America and how she’s using spiritual wisdom to help soothe the soul of the country and pave the way to both personal and national renewal.
If you’re looking for more inspiration and words of wisdom, then please sign up for my free weekly email newsletter - The Sunday Paper. Visit website mariashriver.com to subscribe.
Jan 28 2019
39 mins
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Rank #9: Mary Pipher on How to Redefine Your Relationship with Aging

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"I realized that the cultural scripts about older women, first of all, they are often misogynistic, but there are also primarily scripts where are defined by what we no longer have...The real story is this life stage is catalytic for growth. It's a walking into a portal where we have so much opportunity to develop our moral imaginations. our deep sense of gratitude for life, our sense for deep time in the long view, our own authenticity and self-acceptance. So that's what I wanted to do...I wanted to write about what I was actually seeing and experiencing with women my age."

-Mary Pipher 

How can we age gracefully in the world today? And, more importantly, how can we age with dignity?

I think a lot about these questions, which is why I’m so elated that I recently got to speak with Mary Pipher, the author of “Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age.”

Mary wrote one of the preeminent books for teenage girls back in 1994 called “Reviving Ophelia.” Her new book, in her words, is a bookend that provides perspective and wisdom about what it means to be a woman later in life.

Mary called me from her home base in Nebraska to talk about aging, the stereotypes surrounding it, and about how we can find more happiness and meaning as we get older.

I love what she has to say, and I can’t wait for you to listen.

If you’re looking for more inspiration and words of wisdom, then please sign up for my free weekly email newsletter - The Sunday Paper. Visit website mariashriver.com to subscribe.
Mar 04 2019
54 mins
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Rank #10: Dave Asprey on How to Biohack Your Life!

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"Biohacking didn't have a definition, that wasn't a word...I created this conference with thousands of people and there's now millions of people will say, "I'm a biohacker. I want control of my own biology." It's now in the dictionary. But that community was partly something that I built because I wanted to be around people who value the things I did...Around this self awareness, around having control of your body so that you can show up the way you want to show up."
-Dave Asprey ​

Dave Asprey is “hacking” the way we think about our health.

 As the CEO and founder of Bulletproof, Dave has made it his mission to reimagine what it means to live well — mentally and physically. 

Dave and his company have been big supporters of my nonprofit The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, and I wanted to sit down with him today for this podcast so that I could share with you his unique perspective on how we can “biohack” our lives and perform and live better each and every day. 

If you’re looking for more inspiration and words of wisdom, then please sign up for my free weekly email newsletter - The Sunday Paper. Visit website mariashriver.com to subscribe.
Jun 03 2019
55 mins
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