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Commune with Jeff Krasno

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Commune is a podcast where we explore the ideas and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy, purpose-filled lives. We believe personal and societal health are two sides of the same coin, and that cultivating personal wellness is the first step toward making the world well. We connect with experts, scientists, and storytellers around food, health, social impact, mindfulness and movement practices, personal growth, and environmental action. In addition to being a podcast, Commune is also an online course platform where thousands of participants take each course together, day-by-day, for free. We then provide social tools that empower participants to form local action groups and implement their new knowledge in their communities.

Commune is a podcast where we explore the ideas and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy, purpose-filled lives. We believe personal and societal health are two sides of the same coin, and that cultivating personal wellness is the first step toward making the world well. We connect with experts, scientists, and storytellers around food, health, social impact, mindfulness and movement practices, personal growth, and environmental action. In addition to being a podcast, Commune is also an online course platform where thousands of participants take each course together, day-by-day, for free. We then provide social tools that empower participants to form local action groups and implement their new knowledge in their communities.

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Commune is a podcast where we explore the ideas and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy, purpose-filled lives. We believe personal and societal health are two sides of the same coin, and that cultivating personal wellness is the first step toward making the world well. We connect with experts, scientists, and storytellers around food, health, social impact, mindfulness and movement practices, personal growth, and environmental action. In addition to being a podcast, Commune is also an online course platform where thousands of participants take each course together, day-by-day, for free. We then provide social tools that empower participants to form local action groups and implement their new knowledge in their communities.

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English


Episodes

David Kessler: Navigating the River of Grief

12/7/2021
If you think of grief as a river, you can better understand your experience with it. Maybe you tiptoe slowly into the river, or wade in it for a long time as a loved one is dying or your marriage is ending. Others are thrown into the river of grief with just one phone call, with the news that someone has died suddenly. No matter how you go about getting into the river, this hour-long excerpt from David's Commune course will help you understand: The river of grief will take you to your...

Duration:01:04:29

Dr. Zach Bush: Nature’s Quest for Coherence

12/2/2021
From the carbon cycle to our feminine and masculine forms, the universe naturally organizes itself into incredibly complex yet beautifully harmonious systems. What does the innate intelligence of nature tell us about our purpose as humans here on Earth? In answering that question, Zach and Jeff follow light energy from the sun to human cells — and even into black holes. To try Zach’s new Commune course, The Vital Roots of Human Health, for free, visit onecommune.com/zachbush. You can learn...

Duration:01:39:57

Byron Katie: He's Trying to Control Me

11/30/2021
Today's episode is an excerpt from the Commune course, The Work of Byron Katie. In this session, Laurie is recalling a situation in which she felt her partner was trying to control her. Katie then walks Laurie through the essential process of The Work: Is it true? Can you absolutely know that it's true? How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought? And, who would you be without the thought? These four questions are followed by turning around the thought to experience the...

Duration:00:13:09

Thanksgiving Special: Schuyler Puts Jeff in the Hot Seat

11/25/2021
The tables have turned as Commune Podcast host Jeff Krasno responds to questions from his wife Schuyler. The scope of guests here on the Commune Podcast is quite broad, and in the process of researching and hosting this podcast Jeff has gradually woven many of those threads into a unique philosophical worldview. This informal interview goes on a rambling journey through disparate domains — from neuroscience and the carbon cycle to Stoicism and Taoism. You can learn more about Commune at...

Duration:01:15:10

Dr. Jolene Brighten: What Your Hormones Are Trying to Tell You

11/22/2021
Think about your hormones like a symphony. When every instrument is in tune, they play a lovely song. If just one instrument is out of tune or one hormone is out of balance, you hear it — and you feel it. This hour-long excerpt from Dr. Jolene Brighten's Commune course, Balance Your Hormones will give you an overview of your primary hormones and how they interact with your mood, weight, skin, and overall health and vitality. Resources: Take the Hormone Balancing Quiz at...

Duration:01:14:12

Rabbi Mordecai Finley: Living a Life of Goodness

11/19/2021
Rabbi Mordecai Finley is a philosopher and religious leader renowned for articulating truths about the human condition through the Old Testament and Kabbalah as well as ancient Greek and Eastern wisdom. Today’s episode merges the spiritual and rational in service of living with purpose, love, morality, and healthy communication. Learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. Connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

Duration:01:41:01

Commusings: To Meat or Not to Meat?

11/16/2021
You don’t exactly “get protein from eating protein.” Some two hundred thousand proteins are synthesized by your cells using 21 amino acids — nine of which are not made endogenously in your body. So, you need to consume these nine essential amino acids. But do they have to come from meat? And what are the physiological impacts of eating meat? This spontaneous, bonus Commusings was published on Instagram by @jeffkrasno. You can also follow Commune @onecommune.

Duration:00:14:37

Commusings: Are You Surviving or Thriving? with Laurie-Beth Robbins

11/13/2021
This week's essay is from our beloved bon vivant Laurie-Beth Robbins (“LBR”), a regular Commune contributor who drinks life straight from the firehose. Today she asks us some bold questions about how we are living: Are we coming from a place of heart or fear? Are we genuinely proud of who we are? Would we want to date ourselves? The answers are yours to shape. Commusings is our Sunday morning newsletter where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and...

Duration:00:15:09

Chip Conley: Reviving the Role of Elder

11/11/2021
Experience is making a comeback, and Chip Conley – legendary entrepreneur, founder of the Modern Elder Academy, and author of Wisdom at Work – is leading the way. Today Chip and Jeff discuss the difference between knowledge and wisdom, emotional equations for increased contentedness, the importance of mentorship, and how we can shed archetypes and mindsets that no longer serve us in midlife and beyond. Learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. Connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune...

Duration:01:33:21

Commusings: How to Activate Your Brain & Learn Better

11/9/2021
This week, Jeff geeks out about neuroplasticity — our ability to learn new skills and rewire the brain, even later in life. It turns out there are many techniques to optimize the creation of new neural networks so that we can be alert, focus, and learn. Commusings is our Sunday morning newsletter where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. To sign up, visit onecommune.com. And for more musings and quotes, connect with us on Instagram at...

Duration:00:16:38

Dr. William Li: Eat to Beat Disease

11/4/2021
Your body was designed to fight disease, and we have radically underestimated how foods can be used to amplify this innate power. In this episode, pioneering physician-scientist Dr. William Li empowers you to boost your resilience to both infectious diseases and cancer by what you put on your plate. You can take one of Dr. Li's master classes at drwilliamli.com/masterclass. Learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. Connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno

Duration:01:32:16

Commusings: The Poetics of Healing with Jacqueline Suskin

11/2/2021
As a poet, Jacqueline Suskin never anticipated playing a role in the health and wellness world. But after writing more than forty thousand spontaneous poems in public she has also recognized that poetry can be a precise package for delivering healing. This, in turn, sparked a deeper reflection: From what roots does poetry pull its power? Commusings is our Sunday morning newsletter where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. To sign up, visit...

Duration:00:15:02

Marc Champagne: The Question That Changes Everything

10/28/2021
We are all one question away from a different life, personally and professionally. What is the question that might change yours? Today's conversation is with Marc Champagne, who wrote the book Personal Socrates about the key questions that drive high-performing personalities such as Kobe Bryant, Coco Chanel, Maya Angelou, and Robin Williams. Learn more about Commune at onecommune.com. Connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune and @jeffkrasno.

Duration:01:20:27

Kimberly Snyder: Eating for Beauty Inside Out

10/26/2021
Today's lesson is a taste of Kimberly Snyder's 10-day Commune course, Beauty Inside Out. Visit onecommune.com/beauty to learn more about the course and sign up for a free trial. Kimberly is passionate about changing how we talk about beauty so that we can shift away from messages that make us feel not enough and instead learn how to live vibrantly NOW — including better digestion, more energy, and radiant self-confidence. This is not about quick fixes, calorie counting, or willpower....

Duration:00:56:01

Dr. Roger Seheult: The Swiss Cheese Method of COVID Defense

10/21/2021
In a media landscape filled with sensationalized information, Dr. Roger Seheult has provided consistent evidence-based information throughout the pandemic. In today’s show he talks through each “Swiss cheese” layer of potential protection against COVID, from the latest research on vaccines, therapeutics, and antivirals to natural immunity, hydrotherapy, Vitamin D, and diet. You can follow Dr. Seheult’s work at medcram.com, on the MedCram YouTube Channel, and @medcram on Facebook and...

Duration:01:46:57

Commusings: If Greek Philosophers Played Parcheesi

10/19/2021
Today’s ramble from Jeff is an excavation of Stoicism inspired by his family's unfortunate Parcheesi and chocolate habits. Learn about this ancient philosophy's three core disciplines (perception, action, and will) as well as its four virtues (wisdom, justice, courage, and moderation). Commusings is our Sunday morning newsletter where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. To sign up, visit onecommune.com. And for more musings and quotes,...

Duration:00:15:41

Jules Evans: What Would a Stoic Do?

10/14/2021
The philosophy of Stoicism is more than 2,000 years old, but remains remarkably practical. Like the modern wellness movement, Stoicism is concerned with how to “live the good life,” and offers advice on negative self-talk, building better habits, managing events outside your control, and reflecting on your day. In this episode, philosopher Jules Evans shares ancient wisdom (and plenty of pithy quotes) to help you suffer less and flourish more. You can learn more about Commune at...

Duration:01:47:01

Deepak Chopra: The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

10/12/2021
Today's episode is an excerpt from Deepak Chopra's Commune course, The Nature of Reality. You can enjoy this program free for 6 days at onecommune.com/reality. Matter, energy, information and everything we consider reality—from your next thought to the most distant star—is simply a modified form of yourself. When you understand that you are the universe, you unlock the spontaneous fulfillment of all your desires. Let’s go on a philosophical journey that is as delicately intangible and yet as...

Duration:01:09:52

Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum: Your Microbiome & COVID

10/7/2021
Your microbiome is home to much more than just bacteria. Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum is a groundbreaking researcher focused on the role of the bacteriome and mycobiome (the bacterial and fungal community) in disease. Today he talks with Jeff about the relationship between the microbiome and COVID, depression, and cancer. To take Commune's Gut Health course free for 5 days, visit onecommune.com/gut. You can also sign up for a 14-day trial of Commune Membership and access all our 90+ courses at...

Duration:01:01:28

Commusings: The Hostess with the Mostest

10/2/2021
Are you actually attracted to her, or are the microbes who call your body home tipping the scale in their interest? More philosophically, the expansive power of our microbiome elicits questions regarding the very nature of self. Commusings is our Sunday morning newsletter where we take a moment to think deeply on the topics of spirituality, philosophy, and culture. To sign up, visit onecommune.com. And for more musings and quotes, connect with us on Instagram at @onecommune.

Duration:00:10:50