In this episode of the Align Podcast, I am joined by Harry Grammer, who is by far one of the most important figures I have had on the podcast and one of the most important conversations I have ever shared.
Harry discusses the primary roots of oppression, injustice, and racism that exists in the United States. There are a lot of layers. It’s not as simple as putting one blanket statement on a cardboard box and going out and yelling about it. There is a deep injustice happening among our fellow human beings and it is our duty to uncover it.
Harry is an activist, scholar, and poet and founder of New Earth, an organization playing an integral part in reforming the juvenile justice nationwide system. In 2017, Harry was honored as a CNN Hero and in 2018 selected as an inaugural Obama Foundation Fellow.
Harry is an invaluable character with invaluable information to share. I hope my conversation with Harry will help you begin to peel back the layers.
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In this episode of the Align Podcast, I chat with fitness influencer, Nimai Delgado, who shares his interesting journey through life from being an American raised in a Hindu community to becoming one of the most prominent vegan bodybuilders in the industry.
We begin our conversation discussing the foundations of Hinduism and Niami’s view on God. Niami explains what it was like growing up in Southern America as a Hindu and how he made a personal shift from, “sharing less to fit in more” to embracing his full self. We also dive into his journey from being a vegetarian, to actively deciding to never eat animal products again. Niami explains common mistakes vegan’s make, as well as his best advice for thriving on a plant-based diet.
After listening, you will not only be left with greater knowledge on a vegan diet, but you will also be left with a new perspective on embracing your difference in a world where you feel pressure to follow the norm.
Find more from Nimai:
Youtube: Nimai Delgado
Podcast: Generation V
In this conversation with Lindsey Simcik, we dive into the simple practices Lindsey incorporates into her life for connecting deeper with her higher self. She gives a beautiful explanation for each practice and provides you with a clear guide on how to implement these practices into your daily life. We touch on the topics of overwhelm, releasing feelings, finding tranquility, and being authentic. As well as discusses the practices of shadow work, channeled writing, gratitude, and vision boards. If you’re looking to develop a new daily routine for connecting with your higher self, you will leave this conversation with countless ideas as to how to do so.
Shadow Work: 8:30
Releasing feelings and finding tranquility 12:00
Channeled writing: 16:00
Finding a daily habit that connects you to your higher self: 19:30
Gratitude practice: 22:00
Vision boards: 27:00
Embodying how expansive you are 30:30
Communicating authentically: 37:00
Being 100% yourself in relationships 40:30
In this episode of the Align Podcast, I chat with my dear friend, Byron Katie, who shares invaluable insight into living in the present moment. Through this conversation, you will have a deeper understanding of how our unhappiness, stress, and anxiety all stem from our lack of living in our now. And through simply shifting our perspective to the moment we are living in, we are able to experience our life to the fullest.
We also dive into how to come to terms with our death, un-trapping ourselves from the story we are living in, and many more mindfulness nuggets you don’t want to miss.
About Byron Katie:
In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, rage, and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of inquiry is called The Work.
The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds, which are a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. When you question a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering.
Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, five-day intensives, nine-day School for The Work, and 28-day residential Turnaround House have brought freedom to people all over the world.
Byron Katie’s books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself. For more information, visit thework.com.
What we discuss:
Why we are so serious. 1:30
Duality vs. Unicity 2:30
Katie’s 10-year depression 5:00
Having a timeless state of mind 8:30
Being trapped in our story 14:00
Steps for coming to terms with our own death 25:00
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In this episode of the Align podcast, world-renown poet, In-Q, shares his deepest thoughts on universal issues of love, loss, forgiveness, transformation, and belief, based on his new book Inquire Within. Through our conversation, he provides us with a unique perspective in which we can see and think about ourselves and the world. The new light In-Q shines on our lives will help us learn to stop getting in our own way and tap into our authentic selves.
Find more from In-Q:
Book: Inquire Within
“Yoga has never been about the stretch, it’s always been about your reaction to the stretch.” In this episode of the Align podcast, guest Seane Corn, celebrated yoga teacher and activist , shares a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest self through yoga philosophy. She shows that spirituality and yoga have nothing to do with a mat, or stretching, or sweating, but everything to do with changing our perspective and waking up. Her thoughts and lessons shared in this episode will encourage you to heal, evolve, and change the world.
What we discuss:
Living out the true definition of yoga
Accessing your inner child
The benefits of therapy
Speaking with your “unconscious” self
Feeling “whole” and split at the same time
Find more from Seane:
Book: Revolution of the Soul
This is a fascinating time we are living in. We can’t control what’s happening in the world around us, but we can control the perspective in which we view what’s happening. We can choose to look at it through the perspective of anxiousness and fear, or we can choose to look at it through the perspective of opportunity. In this episode, I walk through multiple different ways in which we can shine light on this commonly perceived dark time.
The foods you choose to consume and the lifestyle practices you live out daily determine the quality of your relationships, the happiness you experience, and ultimately your fate.
In this episode of the Align podcast, I chat with Dr. Terry Wahls, who is more than a doctor specializing in autoimmune conditions, but also a patient with a chronic, progressive disease. Dr. Terry was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2000, and by 2003 she had transitioned to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. It was clear that eventually she would become bedridden by her disease, and she made it her mission to forestall her fate as long as possible.
From Dr. Terry’s direct experience, she shares her expertise on the connection between our diet and lifestyle and the quality of our lives. We chat about everything from the amount of love and loneliness we feel, to the amount of energy and vitality we experience, and the deep relationships we have in our lives.
Dr. Terry Wahls is also a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College, the creator the Wahls Protocol diet, and the author of the Wahls Protocol book.
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Cold showers and cold plunges are widely spoken about in the world of wellness, but are they really worth the pain and discomfort theyput you through? In this episode of the Align podcast, I dive into cold- exposure therapy–why it’s essential for optimizing your life, and how to do it properly to ensure you are reaping the full benefits. I also give you a deep explanation on brown adipose tissue, what it is and where it comes from, and the science-backed benefits of Wim Hof-style breathing techniques.
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We’ve gotten so far from what is central to us being human, making it essential for us to find our center again. Much of this has to do with letting go of our ego, discovering the practices that bring us silence within, and aligning our actions with our true selves.
In this episode of the Align podcast, Micheal Trainer and I chat on a wide array of topics that ultimately boil down to how living authentically leads us to experiencing the greatest contentment, purpose and success in our lives. This conversation is a must-listen for anyone who is serious about leveling up in their lives.
Micheal helps you recognize the different ways in which you are living now and how they are pulling you out of alignment of who you are at your core. Plus, he gives you clear guidance on how to make the necessary shifts for aligning with your authentic self, as well as his formula on how to experience true success and contentment in your life.
Michael is a social entrepreneur focused on building movements for social impact. As a Fulbright Scholar he studied community-building strategies in Sri Lanka, where he lived and researched for two years. As a member of the Board of Directors of Sarvodaya USA Michael worked intimately with Sri Lanka's largest social movement and NGO, Sarvodaya, serving 11 million people across 15,000 villages. Since that time he has traveled and worked to build global movements.
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Hear more from Micheal by checking out his podcast: Peak Mind