Gabor Maté M.D. is a world renowned speaker and bestselling author. He is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Maté is regarded as a leader in new ways of looking at how we treat illness and disease. He speaks regularly with health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America and the world. In This episode we speak to Dr. Mate about the hidden cost of stress, trauma and so much more. This is a must-listen episode.
Maia Szalavitz is one of the premier American journalists covering addiction and drugs. She writes for TIME.com, VICE, the New York Times, Scientific American Mind, Elle, Psychology Today and Marie Claire among others.She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle, Newsday, New York Magazine, New Scientist, Newsweek, Salon, Redbook, O: the Oprah Magazine, the New York Daily News, the Village Voice,Brill’s Content, Cerebrum and other major publications. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, MSNBC and NPR. In this episode we spoke to Maia about addiction, and re-understanding ways in which we can treat it as an illness/disease. This is a great conversation on how we can better handle one of the most plaguing things in our culture, addiction.
Vishen Lakhiani is one of the most influential personalities in personal growth today. A computer engineer and entrepreneur in education technology, he is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley, a 200-person strong company that specializes in learning experience design, creating digital platforms and apps that power online academies in personal growth, mindfulness, wellbeing, productivity and more. He also a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and sits on the Innovation Board for XPRIZE Foundation. An internationally recognized speaker on personal growth and transformation, Vishen’s mission is to revolutionize the global education system by bringing new models of enhancing human potential to people everywhere and building a school for Humanity 2.0. Vishen’s new NY Times bestselling book, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life & Succeed on Your Own Terms, is one of the best books we’ve read all year.
Norman E. Rosenthal is a world-renowned psychiatrist, public speaker, and best-selling author who is known for his innovative and ground breaking research. He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and is listed as one of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Rosenthal has practiced psychiatry for over three decades, treating people with all manner of psychiatric and emotional health issues. He is also a motivational speaker and a personal and professional coach, working with people from all walks of life including CEOs, top athletes, and performing artists. In this conversation we discuss in depth the benefits of Transcendental Meditation. If you are new to meditation or have wondered about it, this is the conversation you should hear.