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WiseGirl sits at the intersection of mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience, and social justice. It's where we invite you to discover your own inner wise girl or wise guy -- the wisdom within that has always been there, deep inside. The show aims to help us connect to our wisest self, to help guide us through our interconnected lives, with respect and compassion. WiseGirl aims to help us understand why we do what we do, and how we can relate to things differently so we can shift into a new way of being: to go from surviving to thriving. About me: Brooklyn-based TV personality, certified mindfulness meditation teacher, and wellbeing and life coach: Creating Space for Wellbeing & Mindful Brooklyn. Journalist, poet/author/writer. Haitian-Dominican Italian-American. Harvard. Cats. Tennis. Yoga. Gratitude. Love.

WiseGirl sits at the intersection of mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience, and social justice. It's where we invite you to discover your own inner wise girl or wise guy -- the wisdom within that has always been there, deep inside. The show aims to help us connect to our wisest self, to help guide us through our interconnected lives, with respect and compassion. WiseGirl aims to help us understand why we do what we do, and how we can relate to things differently so we can shift into a new way of being: to go from surviving to thriving. About me: Brooklyn-based TV personality, certified mindfulness meditation teacher, and wellbeing and life coach: Creating Space for Wellbeing & Mindful Brooklyn. Journalist, poet/author/writer. Haitian-Dominican Italian-American. Harvard. Cats. Tennis. Yoga. Gratitude. Love.
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WiseGirl sits at the intersection of mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience, and social justice. It's where we invite you to discover your own inner wise girl or wise guy -- the wisdom within that has always been there, deep inside. The show aims to help us connect to our wisest self, to help guide us through our interconnected lives, with respect and compassion. WiseGirl aims to help us understand why we do what we do, and how we can relate to things differently so we can shift into a new way of being: to go from surviving to thriving. About me: Brooklyn-based TV personality, certified mindfulness meditation teacher, and wellbeing and life coach: Creating Space for Wellbeing & Mindful Brooklyn. Journalist, poet/author/writer. Haitian-Dominican Italian-American. Harvard. Cats. Tennis. Yoga. Gratitude. Love.

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Episodes

#WiseGirl: Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT: Memory Reconsolidation

10/28/2018
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In today’s #WiseGirl video podcast, I chat with psychotherapist Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT, co-originator of Coherence Therapy and coauthor of Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation. *** What’s enlightenment, anyway? That’s one of the things I’ve been curious about for some time. The new neuroscience research that’s emerged in just the last 1-2 decades shows how subcortical synaptic changes in the brain can enable some people to be rid of...

Duration:00:50:59

#WiseGirl: Rhonda Magee, Law Professor on Mindfulness, Inquiry & Social Justice

9/26/2018
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In today's #WiseGirl video, I talk with Law Professor Rhonda Magee. We discuss mindfulness, social justice, the process of inquiry, systemic and judicial oppression and liberation, and where opportunity lies in personal mindfulness practice as well as in opening to the larger picture of our shared, relational being. https://twitter.com/rvmagee https://www.usfca.edu/law/faculty/rhonda-magee BIO: Rhonda V. Magee (M.A., J.D.) is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and is an...

Duration:00:52:16

#WiseGirl: Ruth King, author “Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out”

8/24/2018
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In this #WiseGirl podcast, I engage in conversation with Ruth King, author of Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out. Ruth shares her deep wisdom and compassionate heart, the ways in which mindfulness practice can serve as an anchor in exploring the topic of race, membership in different identity groups, the benefits of establishing a Racial Affinity Group, and more. www.ruthking.net ***** Ruth King is an international teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition, and an...

Duration:01:04:30

#WiseGirl: Dr. Dan Siegel, psychiatrist & author, AWARE: The Science & Practice of Presence

7/24/2018
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In the latest #WiseGirl podcast, I speak with esteemed psychiatrist and NYT-bestselling author Dr. Dan Siegel, about his latest book, AWARE: The Science and Practice of Presence, to be released August 21st. In our conversation, Dan explains the power of the Wheel of Awareness practice (offered for free on his website http://www.drdansiegel.com/) and how focused attention, open awareness, kind intention can help reveal a plane of possibility within each one of us many describe as a peaceful,...

Duration:00:53:56

#WiseGirl: Heath Fogg Davis, PhD, Author: Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter

7/19/2018
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In today's #WiseGirl podcast, I talk with Heath Fogg Davis, PhD, the author of Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? Davis is the Director of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at Temple University. In our wide-ranging conversation, we discuss the difference between sex and gender, we explore the definition of trans, we look at ways in which we can begin to look at and be mindful of our own beliefs around gender, examine what it can mean to be gender-fluid, look into what individuals and...

Duration:01:05:49

#WiseGirl: Simon Moya-Smith, Oglala Lakota & Chicano journalist on Genocide & Colonization

7/12/2018
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Oglala Lakota & Chicano journalist and activist Simon Moya-Smith joins me on #WiseGirl to talk about what we need to know about our history with Native American and Indigenous peoples, cultural appropriation, mascots and sports teams, and more. You can follow Moya-Smith at: https://twitter.com/SimonMoyaSmith, read his work here: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/native-american-teens-pulled-college-tour-are-latest-victims-push-ncna871981 and find out more about current events around...

Duration:00:51:37

WiseGirl: Rob Okun, Editor & Publisher of Pro-Feminist Men's Magazine 'Voice Male'

7/9/2018
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In today's #WiseGirl, I chat with Rob Okun, Editor and Publisher of the Pro-Feminist Men's Magazine, Voice Male Magazine. Rob's been at this work for 40 years. We talk about what even is the definition of masculinities, pro-feminist men or patriarchy? We also talk about #MeToo, mass schootings, victim blaming, bystander intervention, consent v. entitlement, and intimacy and emotional expression as it relates to equality. Basically, we talk about why equality, vulnerability and intimacy are...

Duration:00:51:23

#WiseGirl: Dwayne Hayes, Editor of STAND: The Magazine for Men Who Give a Damn

6/21/2018
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In today's #WiseGirl podcast, I speak with the Editor in Chief of the new pro-feminist men's magazine, STAND: The Magazine for Men Who Give a Damn. Dwayne Hayes talks about his own struggle with depression, how he's learned to be a better husband and father, how men can learn to be more in touch with their emotions and still be "men," and more. From their website: "STAND magazine takes a stand for a balanced and whole-hearted masculinity that embraces the expression of emotion as strength,...

Duration:00:55:11

#WiseGirl: Mark Epstein, M.D., author, Adice Not Given on Ego, Psychotherapy, Buddhism & more

6/19/2018
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In today's #WiseGirl podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with bestselling author and psychiatrist Dr. Mark Epstein: we discuss everything from attachment theory and the ego, the role of prescription drugs in psychiatric treatment, Buddhism, and among other things, what is enlightenment, anyway? http://markepsteinmd.com/

Duration:00:49:28

#WiseGirl: Dr. Joe Loizzo, Founder & Director: Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science

6/14/2018
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In today's #WiseGirl episode, I have the pleasure of being in conversation with the incredibly intelligent, wise, and compassionate Dr. Joe Loizzo of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science: a community for contemplative science education, mentoring and practice based out of Manhattan. In our exchange, we discuss the intersection of western psychology with eastern contemplative traditions, the value in a well-regulated nervous system, and how powerful personal practices can assist in...

Duration:00:43:52

#WiseGirl: Lama Surya Das, bestselling author, Tibetan lineage holder, teacher

6/12/2018
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On this episode of #WiseGirl, Lama Surya Das joins me for a wide-ranging conversation about meditation, mindfulness, how to really be "in" your life, and how to ride the waves of it without drowning. Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama.” Surya has spent over...

Duration:01:06:27

#WiseGirl: Emily Nagoski, PhD: Sex Educator & NYT-bestselling author Come as You Are

5/31/2018
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Sex educator and NYT-bestselling author Emily Nagoski, PhD joins me on #WiseGirl to discuss the science of sex, responsive v. spontaneous desire, how stress and context influence sexual wellbeing, and more. Plus, she talks about her forthcoming book, #Burnout, where she tackles patriarchy and misogyny and many of the issues #MeToo and #TimesUp have put on the front page. http://www.emilynagoski.com/ And her amazing 2018 Ted Talk:...

Duration:00:55:59

#WIseGirl: David Nichtern - Sr. Buddhist teacher, meditation guide & Emmy winning composer/musician

5/14/2018
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Awakening from the Daydream author, senior Buddhist teacher, meditation guide and Emmy award winning composer & musician David Nichtern joins me on #WiseGirl for a wide-ranging conversation about Buddhism, the Shambala lineage, mindfulness, creativity, music, and more. http://davidnichtern.com/

Duration:01:01:37

#WiseGirl: Sharon Salzberg, Meditation Teacher & author of Real Love, on cultivating kindness

5/1/2018
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In today's #WiseGirl podcast, I talk with world-renowned meditation teacher and NY Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg about cultivating kindness and community: how is mindfulness related to social justice? She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including NY Times...

Duration:00:53:01

#WiseGirl: Michael Kimmel, Sociologist on Men, Masculinity, & #MeToo

4/13/2018
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In today's #WiseGirl podcast, I talk with sociologist Dr. Michael Kimmel about men, masculinity, patriarchy, equality, #TimesUp and #MeToo. We look at what men need to know about gender and socialization, how equality helps men (and women) live happier and more fulfilled lives, and how men need to challenge other men in/on a culture of silence around sexual harassment. Kimmel is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender at Stony Brook University and the founder of the Center...

Duration:00:47:20

#WiseGirl Diane Goodman, Ph.D.: Systemic Racism, Implicit Bias, Equity, Equality & more

4/9/2018
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In this #WiseGirl podcast, Dr. Diane Goodman discusses systemic racism, implicit bias, equity, equality & more. She believes that "who we are affects how we view and experience the world and that our differences do not need to divide us. Individuals, institutions and society can be transformed; each of us can play a constructive role." Dr. Goodman also believes that "all people are harmed by systems of inequality and can benefit from greater equity." Please visit her website...

Duration:01:05:46

#WiseGirl: Christian McBride, Grammy-winning bassist, on music, mindfulness and more

4/3/2018
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In today's #WiseGirl podcast, I get the pleasure of speaking with 6-time Grammy-award-winning bassist Christian McBride. We talk about mindfulness, "flow" in music, being "in the pocket," and what it means to show up in the world today without coming from an angry place. We discuss relationships: men and women, politics, leadership, and more. Find out who inspires Christian and why, and where you can see him on tour next! https://www.christianmcbride.com/

Duration:01:08:15

#WiseGirl: Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., creator of Internal Family Systems on finding our deepest Self

4/2/2018
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In today's #WiseGirl video, I speak with Dick Schwartz, the creator of Internal Family Systems. Learn what IFS is, how it works (we do a role-play!), Self-leadership, applications for trauma, relationships, and even world leaders, and how it differs from mindfulness meditation exercises and even self-compassion methodologies. https://www.selfleadership.org/

Duration:00:56:27

WiseGirl: Wendy Behary, LCSW, author of "Disarming the Narcissist:

3/30/2018
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In today's #WiseGirl, I talk to the author of "Disarming the Narcissist" Wendy Behary, LCSW, about what narcissism is, where it comes from, how you can spot it and what to do about it, how it shows up in relationships and in society in general. https://disarmingthenarcissist.com/

Duration:00:46:26

#WiseGirl: Shaman Mandaza Augustine Kandemwa talks to Francesca Maxime

3/29/2018
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*I apologize this video has some audio issues - it was recorded from Zimbabwe* In today's #WiseGirl, video, I talk to shaman Mandaza Augustine Kandemwa was born a Svikiro (in Shona, his native tongue), a carrier of many earth and water spirits, and a Mhondoro, one who is in constant prayer on behalf of others. As a vessel of the Spirits, Mandaza receives visions and dreams, makes offerings, performs healing rituals, and serves as a messenger for the Ancient Ones. Mandaza teaches us to become...

Duration:00:43:48