Meditate Awake

199 EpisodesProduced by Erik

Created to help you unlock deeper meaning & stronger connection in daily life through meditation, insight, and action

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SLEEP: Common Myth BUSTED!

July 13th, 2019

1:47

The largest global sleep study ever undertaken included 10,000 participants aged from 18 to 100. Analyzing data from people of such different ages allowed researchers to bust a common sleep myth: that sleep is less …

MEDITATE: Stress Relief Practice

July 13th, 2019

1:47

Where are you?

Notice.

Notice the ground beneath your feet. The walls or the space around you. Allow your eyes to blur a little and become aware of …

MIND: Do This Each Day!

July 12th, 2019

2:02

DAILY INSIGHT Earlier this week we talked about using stories, and the power of your imagination, to help you fall asleep happily. You can also use your storytelling skills to improve your state of mind at any other …

BODY: Are You Doing This For Your Brain?

July 12th, 2019

1:36

Different intensity of exercise has a different effect on the brain. Extensive research over the course of decades has shown that physical exercise causes functional and structural changes in the human brain — which …

CONNECTION: How Big Is Your Brain?

July 11th, 2019

1:52

Neuroscientist and social psychologist Matthew Lieberman writes that close relationships are essential in order for a person to thrive in life. But …

CAREER: No Experience? No Problem!

July 8th, 2019

1:33

In the early stages of a new career, many people get stuck in a cycle of needing to gain experience, but not yet having enough experience to get the jobs or projects that will give them that experience. You can’t get …

DE-STRESS: Do You Know This Mantra?

July 7th, 2019

1:39

What winds you up? What thought or what kind of experiences make you feel tense, stressed, frustrated or even angry?

Understanding the root of …

SLEEP: Benefits of Melatonin

July 7th, 2019

1:32

How’s your sleep? The hormone melatonin is naturally produced in the body as a response to darkness, and is crucial for regulating sleep. If you’re …

MEDITATE: Pride Practice

July 4th, 2019

2:13

This is a practice to share with a friend. So once you’ve tried it yourself, tag someone who you think deserves to acknowledge how brilliant they are today!

Close your eyes and place your right hand on your chest. Take a …

MIND: The Key To Happiness

July 4th, 2019

1:52

In an inspirational Ted Talk, psychologist Shawn Anchor suggests that we might be looking at the relationship between work and happiness the wrong …

BODY: Your Mom Was Right!

July 3rd, 2019

1:51

As well as improving your physical health, lots of plant-based foods can also improve your mood. Bananas are rich with vitamins A, B6 and C; iron and phosphorous; and also contain the amino acid tryptophan. That …

CONNECTION: What’s The Power of Storytelling?

July 1st, 2019

1:50

Anthropologists suggest that storytelling is a vital part of the way humans connect with one another. Storytelling is a communication form that …

CAREER: Do You Focus on the Process?

July 1st, 2019

1:24

Are you a creative person or creative professional? Do you feel a sense of disconnect between your process and your product?

Anthropologist Stephanie …

DE-STRESS: How to Create Stressful Thoughts

June 29th, 2019

1:49

What is the most calming and uplifting thought you’ve had today? Tell us in the comments — your thought might improve someone else’s day!

Studies show that stress and anxiety are self-perpetuating. The more you focus on …

SLEEP: Processing Emotional Pain

June 29th, 2019

2:01

In his book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, neuroscientist Matthew Walker explains that dreaming is not just a side effect of …

MEDITATE: Gangaji Practice

June 29th, 2019

1:40

The following words were written by Gangaji, an American spiritual teacher. Read them slowly while breathing steadily. Read them again; absorbing the …

MIND: Top Tip to Overcome Negative Thinking

June 28th, 2019

1:54

Don’t think of a purple elephant! Did you just…think of a purple elephant? This is called the ‘ironic process theory’. It’s a kind of psychology …

BODY: How Humans Fly

June 28th, 2019

1:57

Our bodies are capable of more than we think. Extreme action specialist Elizabeth Streb has had a lifelong mission to figure out how to fly. Obsessed with flying from a young age, she set out to defy gravity and enhance …

CONNECTION: What is Holding Hands Saying?

June 26th, 2019

1:41

DAILY INSIGHT Why do we hold hands? Over the years, scientists have conducted numerous studies to figure out the reasons and benefits for …

CAREER: Collaborate Don’t Compete

June 25th, 2019

1:30

DAILY INSIGHT When it comes to your work, do you favor competition or collaboration? Lots of us see our peers as competitors. But seeing everyone who …

DE-STRESS: Die Hard De-Stress Technique

June 24th, 2019

1:24

DAILY INSIGHT Stress relief comes in many forms — and different things work for different people. In Die Hard, John McClane is scared of flying. The man sitting next to him on the plane says, “you wanna know the secret …

SLEEP: Does Mood Effect Sleep?

June 22nd, 2019

1:27

DAILY INSIGHT We know that poor sleep affects our mood. But did you know that your mood could also be affecting how well you sleep? Sleep studies …

MEDITATE: “Be Here Now” Technique

June 21st, 2019

1:51

DAILY INSIGHT This moment matters. The next one will matter too — but right now, it’s OK to focus on this one. Life won’t fall apart if you spend a second in the present.

DAILY ACTION Take a deep breath in through the …

MIND: #1 Relationship Tip

June 20th, 2019

2:06

DAILY INSIGHT To change what’s happening in your life, you must first change what’s happening in your mind. Instead of focusing on external …

BODY: Herbs for Immune Health

June 20th, 2019

1:32

DAILY INSIGHT Astragalus, black elderberry, and oregano. What do these three herbs have in common?

They all help to boost your immune system, with …

CONNECTION: Online Vs. In Person

June 19th, 2019

1:34

DAILY INSIGHT Many of us now spend more time communicating with our friends online than we do in real life. But studies show that online friends cannot replace face-to-face connections when it comes to our wellbeing. We …

DE-STRESS: The Power of Hugs

June 18th, 2019

1:29

DAILY INSIGHT Hugs feel good. But did you know that a hug can actually work to reduce your stress levels instantly? When you hug another person, your body releases a hormone called Oxytocin. It’s the hormone of love — …

SLEEP: Learn a Language?

June 15th, 2019

1:43

DAILY INSIGHT You know that old idea that you can learn a language if you hear it while you’re sleeping? New research published this year by …

MEDITATE: Awareness of Sound

June 15th, 2019

1:32

DAILY INSIGHT Get quiet to hear more. Meditation can help to train your listening skills — which will make you more present and compassionate with everyone you meet. Focusing on awareness of sound during meditation will …

MIND: Should You Sleep On It?

June 9th, 2019

1:46

DAILY INSIGHT Did you know that making decisions makes your brain tired? Every choice you make (even choosing between the mint tea or the oat milk latte) draws on the brain’s executive function, and asks the ‘active …

DE-STRESS: Hand Massage Method

June 9th, 2019

1:58

DAILY INSIGHT Yesterday, we touched upon the power of tapping the body to help shift your energy and manage stress. Today, let’s talk about self-massage. Lots of us neglect to care for our hands; but aren’t they …

BODY: Have You Tried the EFT Method to Reduce Stress?

June 9th, 2019

2:02

DAILY INSIGHT Your body, mind, and emotions are all connected. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) actually uses a method of tapping at the end points of energy channels in the body to support emotional wellbeing. It is …

CAREER: Does it Pay to Be Dishonest?

June 2nd, 2019

1:53

DAILY INSIGHT Last week, we mentioned the value of becoming more visible in your business. Building on that, we want to ask: how honest are you with …

CONNECTION: Why to Talk to Strangers!

June 1st, 2019

1:46

DAILY INSIGHT Momentary connections with other people can improve your day and your long-term wellbeing. Close friendships are important; but that doesn’t mean that fleeting encounters can’t be significant, too.

Have …

MIND: The Power of AND

June 1st, 2019

2:02

DAILY INSIGHT Renowned author Jeannette Winterson said “Life has never been all or nothing — it’s all and nothing.” We seek to find the meaning of life; to explain everything, and to understand everything. To fill the …

BODY: What is HIIT?

May 29th, 2019

1:35

DAILY INSIGHT You can get fit with very short bursts of intensive exercise. Really fit, if you want to — even if you only have 20 minutes a day to dedicate to working out. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has …

CONNECTION: How to Grow Intimacy

May 29th, 2019

1:33

DAILY INSIGHT One of the most common reasons for the breakdown of intimate relationships is a loss of connection. One or both partners feels a sense of disconnect; a lack of the closeness that they once felt so …

MIND: Do You Have a Gratitude Jar?

May 28th, 2019

1:35

DAILY INSIGHT Patch Adams famously said, "At the age of 18, I made up my mind to never have another bad day in my life. I dove into an endless sea of gratitude from which I've never emerged.” Can that be true?! We think …

BODY: Is it Vain to Care?

May 25th, 2019

1:44

DAILY INSIGHT Your body deserves your care. Loving your body and nourishing it is not inherently vain; it is an act of self care. This body has been with you since the day you were born, and will be with you until the …

DE-STRESS: What Causes Stress?

May 25th, 2019

1:44

DAILY INSIGHT Eckhart Tolle wrote that “stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there’.” A mentality that tells you the grass is always …

MEDITATE: Practice Non Attachment

May 25th, 2019

1:45

DAILY INSIGHT Buddha is thought to have said “you only lose what you cling to.” In a number of different meditation traditions, non-attachment or non-possessiveness is a central intention. Attachment and grasping …

MIND: How to Embrace True Joy

May 25th, 2019

1:24

Have you heard of The Work? It’s a method for self-inquiry developed by author and speaker Byron Katie. She experienced a cascade of huge life challenges which led her to a kind of epiphany — and then she created a new …

CONNECTION: Why Trust Matters

May 25th, 2019

1:54

DAILY INSIGHT:
Honesty and trust are two vital ingredients for human connection and close relationships. This is true of relationships with romantic …

BODY: How to Make the World Less Intimidating

May 25th, 2019

1:39

Research from psychology, sociology and anthropology across decades shows that your body influences how you see the world. Psychological research …

CAREER: Work To Become, Not Acquire

May 25th, 2019

1:35

Elbert Hubbard was a writer, publisher, philosopher and an artist. He believed that we could all live more fulfilling lives if we “work to become, …

MIND: Why Not To Take Criticism to Heart

May 24th, 2019

1:38

DAILY INSIGHT Who do you take criticism from? How do you choose which external doubts about yourself or your work to listen to? Brené Brown …

SLEEP: Does Movement Help You?

May 24th, 2019

1:33

Babies are often rocked to sleep in the arms of an adult; it’s said that the movement replicates the movement they recently experienced in the womb.

MIND: Choose the Pause

May 14th, 2019

1:37

DAILY INSIGHT The philosopher (and Roman emperor) Marcus Aurelius famously said, “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, …

BODY: Why Massage

May 11th, 2019

1:39

DAILY INSIGHT Massage is more than just a feel-good treat. Various forms of massage therapy have been proven to ease digestive disorders, reduce inflammation and pain, soothe headaches, help injuries heal faster, and …

CAREER: How Vacation Helps

May 11th, 2019

1:46

DAILY INSIGHT When it comes to work, days off are just as important as days on. Numerous studies have shown that switching off from your job (and really switching off; no checking emails or ‘just replying to this one …

MIND: What’s a Growth Mindset?

May 3rd, 2019

1:26

DAILY INSIGHT:
Shifting from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset doesn’t mean you have to ignore all of your negative thoughts. In fact, those negative thoughts are really important to you growth; they highlight …

DE-STRESS: How being Assertive Helps Stress

May 2nd, 2019

1:58

INSIGHT FOR TODAY:
Assertiveness vs. aggressiveness. What’s the difference — and how does each affect your stress levels?

To be assertive is to express your opinions and choices firmly and with confidence. Assertiveness …

CONNECTION: Take the Love Test

April 29th, 2019

1:27

Have you seen the list of questions that will make you fall in love? Psychologist Arthur Aron created a list of 36 questions specifically designed to …

SLEEP: Have the “Night Owl Gene”?

April 29th, 2019

1:31

In 2017, the Nobel prize-winning research in medicine was all about sleep. Subjects were confined in a room for two weeks with no clocks, windows, TV or internet. The point was to remove any way for them to know what …

MEDITATE: Connect Words With Emotions

April 29th, 2019

1:40

Yesterday we touched on the power of words to create what you want in life. Today, we go further and use words in a simple practice to change your state of mind. Studies show that labelling your emotions with words can …

DE-STRESS: Your Mantra

April 25th, 2019

1:44

Let’s talk about the power of words. Repeating statements to yourself that reflect things you want to achieve, feel or be, is proven to be effective when it comes to making those things happen. And if you feel stressed …

BODY: Taking Responsibility

April 25th, 2019

1:29

What motivates you to get fit, lose weight, stay fit, gain muscle — or whatever your body goals are right now? Hugh Jackson said “There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how …

CAREER: Staying in a job you hate

April 25th, 2019

1:29

Directing your energy towards the career and the work lifestyle you really want is crucial to achieving those dreams. And the Law of Attraction reminds us that directing our energy towards the right things also means …

MIND: Key to Big Thinkers

April 13th, 2019

1:24

Do you see yourself as a big thinker? Michael Port writes that we assign the role of thinking big to certain people in our lives, but not many of us …

CONNECTION: Dance In the Rain

April 13th, 2019

1:26

When psychologists talk about the elements that create a happy and enduring romantic relationship, there are a few things that come up again and …

SLEEP: Why Men Get Less Than Women

April 13th, 2019

1:37

Biomedical and social research has repeatedly found that men sleep less than women. Scientists suggest various reasons for this — from differences in …

CONNECTION: Boys to Men (not the group)

April 13th, 2019

1:41

Boys crave emotional closeness with their friends. But by mid to late adolescence they turn away from that platonic intimacy. Why? Because that’s …

PRACTICE: Try This Exercise of “Noticing”!

March 30th, 2019

2:07

How aware are you? Have you noticed what’s going on around you right now?

The simple act of noticing is a powerfully meditative practice that you can …

DE-STRESS: Listen Before Making a Decision!

March 30th, 2019

1:35

Stress can affect your ability to make decisions. In 2017, a study found that stressful experiences influence human decision making in ways that are …

BODY: Break Your Comfort Zone

March 30th, 2019

1:43

The human body is capable of incredible things. We’re equipped with something unique: the drive and mental power to achieve physical feats far beyond the things we need to do to survive. Take Ross Edgley; the first man …

CAREER: Build a Door

March 30th, 2019

1:23

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” These wise words from comedian Milton Berle hold within them an important lesson for anyone seeking to …

MIND: Is Personal Development Selfish?

March 30th, 2019

1:35

Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain, said “Nurturing your own development isn’t selfish. It’s actually a great gift to other people.”

This is such a profound statement in a world where we are constantly under pressure …

SLEEP: Full Moon Effect

March 30th, 2019

1:18

The full moon might have an impact on your sleep. Nope, it’s not just a myth! Several studies have found that people sleep, on average, 20 minutes …

PRACTICE: Fight or Flight

March 30th, 2019

1:32

Find three minutes today to stand outside and look up at the sky. Set a timer on your phone with an alert so that you don’t have to look down for the …

STRESS RELIEF: Foods and Moods

March 25th, 2019

1:32

Turning to sugar in moments of stress is something that lots of us do. The pleasurable experience of eating some sweet, delicious treat makes us feel as though we’re taking care of ourselves in a way. It takes our …

BODY: Affects of Negative Male Body Image

March 25th, 2019

1:32

Today, while everyone’s talking about love and romance and sex, let’s talk about…sex. Last year, a team of psychologists in the Netherlands …

CAREER: What is Success?

March 25th, 2019

1:37

The definition of success: ‘the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.’ So success doesn’t really mean having a big house, an expensive car, or even …

CAREER: Power of “No”

March 22nd, 2019

1:40

They say “choose a job you’ll love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” But…that’s not exactly true. Actually, the lived reality of …

CONNECTION: The Modern Man

March 16th, 2019

1:51

A new study published in the journal Men and Masculinities says that young heterosexual men get more emotional satisfaction and fulfillment from …

SLEEP: TV and Your Dreams

March 16th, 2019

1:34

YOUR SLEEP

Do you dream in color? According to self-reporting studies, around 12% of people dream only in black and white. As dreams are so difficult …

PRACTICE: Short Guided Meditation

March 16th, 2019

2:12

Imagine: you are sitting on a boat, alone, in the middle of a vast lake. It’s evening; darkness is falling around you. You are completely safe. And …

STRESS RELIEF: How Moments Matter

March 13th, 2019

1:45

Stress has a habit of piling up. Something that would usually only be a little bit stressful becomes incredibly stressful when you’re already …

BODY: Okinawa’s Advantage

March 13th, 2019

1:35

The Okinawa islands in Japan has the longest living population in the world. Unsurprisingly, researchers around the globe are interested in this - so …

YOUR MINDSET: Why Not to Avoid Criticism

March 9th, 2019

1:37

Norman Vincent Peale said “the trouble with most of us is that we'd rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” Isn’t that true? If we have the choice to listen to someone who thinks we’re completely perfect …

YOUR MINDSET: Find Out Yours - Growth vs Fixed

March 9th, 2019

1:33

Mindset researchers Nussbaum and Dweck wanted to find out what kind of feedback people seek after a struggle. They set up a study in which they asked …

HUMAN CONNECTION: The Vagus Nerve

March 8th, 2019

1:36

Have you heard of the vagus nerve? And did you know that it plays an important role in our ability to connect with other people?

The vagus nerve is …

YOUR SLEEP: The Best Type

March 8th, 2019

1:39

In 2015, a group of sleep researchers conducted a study on 62 healthy men and women. The participants were randomly subjected to three different experimental conditions: being forced to wake up during the night; going …

MEDITATION PRACTICE: Power of Pause

March 8th, 2019

1:40

Yoga Master T.K.V. Desikachar said “Whenever you are in doubt, it is best to pause. Few things are so pressing that they cannot wait for a moment of …

STRESS RELIEF: The Reason To Be Ridiculous

March 3rd, 2019

1:40

When was the last time you did something…ridiculous? Studies show that humor and laughter have an instantaneous impact on stress levels. And this can …

YOUR BODY: Why To Avoid Uncertainty

March 2nd, 2019

1:40

Think about the characteristics of the people you know who have achieved — and continue to maintain — their fitness goals. Take Simeon Panda. He’s a global fitness professional and entrepreneur who has turned his …

YOUR CAREER: How RISK Can Work For You

March 2nd, 2019

1:38

Ray Dalio, a successful investor named the richest person in Connecticut in 2018, points out that we often think a risk is…well, riskier, than it …

YOUR MINDSET: AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF PROCRASTINATION

March 2nd, 2019

1:40

It’s easier to keep promises to other people than it is to keep promises to yourself. Why? Partly because when you promise something to someone else, …

YOUR BODY: A Message For MEN

March 2nd, 2019

1:38

Male bodies in the mainstream media are…confusing. Our bodies are less sexualized and less criticized than female bodies, and yet still sexualized and criticized a lot. And at the same time there are less messages out …

MESITATION PRACTICE: Floating Feet

March 2nd, 2019

1:51

Yesterday we touched on taking care of yourself to stop short term stressors leading to poor health in the long term. So today we’re giving you a simple meditation exercise for stress relief that you can integrate into …

YOUR SLEEP: The Scientific Reason Not To Go To Bed Early

February 25th, 2019

1:52

You’ve probably heard someone say “never go to bed angry”. And it’s very good advice. When we’re in the midst of a conflict, our bodies are flooded …

MEDITATION PRACTICE: Water Method

February 22nd, 2019

2:19

Find a body of water. Any body of water. If there’s a river, a lake or the ocean nearby, perfect. If not? Find a pond. A stream. A puddle. Or fill up a glass and place it on your desk.

Take a few deep breaths. And then …

YOUR CAREER: Mentor Magic

February 22nd, 2019

1:38

Have you ever met someone who you wished could be your mentor? One of those people who stands out as an expert in your field or an inspiration for …

STRESS RELIEF: Woodcarving Wisdom

February 22nd, 2019

1:53

Woodwork is known as a method of stress relief. Speak to any carpenter or weekend woodcarver and they’ll tell you that it’s just as much about the process as the product. Losing yourself in a project, focusing on …

YOUR MINDSET: Resolution Reset

February 17th, 2019

1:52

It’s a new day. Does it feel like it?

The start of the year is always rich with potential and intention. We make resolutions, decisions, and commit to …

HUMAN CONNECTION: Assumed Understanding

February 17th, 2019

1:40

The words “I understand” are used frequently in intimate relationships. But it’s worth considering whether you really do understand before you tell your partner that you do.

Instead of saying “I understand”, try this: …

YOUR BODY: Men and Yoga

February 17th, 2019

1:37

Let’s talk about yoga. We get it — you look at the people walking into a yoga class in the gym or at that studio down the road, and they’re all women. You see images of yoga poses all over the Internet — and they’re all …

YOUR SLEEP: Smells for Sleep

February 17th, 2019

1:41

Have you ever used essential oils? These highly concentrated plant oils aren’t overwhelmingly popular among the majority of men — but they’re worth …

MEDITATION PRACTICE: The Tree Key

February 17th, 2019

1:42

Did you ever climb trees when you were a kid? Remember that feeling of strength and adrenaline rushing as you climbed higher and higher. Hands reaching, legs pushing, the texture of rough bark against your skin and then …

STRESS RELIEF: The Reading Remedy

February 17th, 2019

1:33

Did you know that reading a book can physically relax your body? It’s been proven to lower your heart rate and ease muscle tension, and a study at the University of Sussex in 2009 found that reading can reduce stress by …

YOUR BODY: More Than a Vessel

February 17th, 2019

1:37

Your body is your temple. We’ve all heard it. But does it really mean anything?

It’s easy to see the body as nothing more than a vessel for life — to be used and abused. But ancient wisdom from a number of traditions …

YOUR CAREER: Energy of Habit

February 17th, 2019

1:36

In a well known Zen story, a horse came galloping at high speed down the road — as if the rider had somewhere very important to go. Another man standing at the side of the road shouted out “Where are you going?” and the …

YOUR MINDSET: Comparing Yourself

February 17th, 2019

1:34

Clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson says you shouldn’t compare yourself to other people. Instead, “compare yourself to who you were yesterday.” …

HUMAN CONNECTION: Fact About Eye Contact

February 17th, 2019

1:47

Eye contact. Do you make it? And how often? And for how long?

Looking into someone’s eyes is a powerful way to connect quickly and deeply. In fact, …

YOUR SLEEP: Find Answers in Dreams

February 10th, 2019

1:57

“Nothing happens unless first we dream.” Carl Sandburg may have been talking about dreams in an aspirational sense but this is true of your actual during-the-night-while-you’re-asleep dreams too.

Nothing happens unless …

MEDITATION PRACTICE: Floating Feet

February 10th, 2019

2:34

Yesterday we touched on taking care of yourself to stop short term stressors leading to poor health in the long term. So today we’re giving you a simple meditation exercise for stress relief that you can integrate into …

STRESS RELIEF: Tip for Avoiding Long Term Stress

February 10th, 2019

1:45

What’s the difference between a short-term problem and long-term stress? Challenges, failures and losses don’t have to lead to poor mental, physical and emotional health. But they often do. When we don’t take care of …

YOUR BODY: A Man’s World

February 10th, 2019

1:44

Male bodies in the mainstream media are…confusing. Our bodies are less sexualized and less criticized than female bodies, and yet still sexualized and criticized a lot. And at the same time there are less messages out …

CAREER: THESE 3 WORDS CHAMGE EVERYTHING

February 7th, 2019

1:43

Do you aspire to a creative career? Three words: Hone Your Craft. The people who can help you make a good living out of your passion will be interested in working with you if that passion is blindingly visible to them — …

YOUR MINDSET: How to Increase Good Opportunities

February 3rd, 2019

1:37

When you have a new idea — or when someone suggests an idea to you — look at how it could work before you think about why it might not work.

Lots of …

HUMAN CONNECTION:Is polarity is affecting your love life?

January 29th, 2019

1:49

Love and sex are intertwined, but they don’t always go together. The difference between love and sex lies in acceptance. Genuine love is complete …

NEED SLEEP? Read This!

January 23rd, 2019

1:37

Struggling to sleep? You could be deficient in magnesium. This essential mineral helps you to fall asleep, as well improving the quality of sleep. It …

MEDITATION PRACTICE: Texture & Smooth

January 23rd, 2019

2:08

No time to meditate today? Not true! Do this right now to incorporate a moment of meditative work into your day:

Place the palm of your hands again a …

HUMAN CONNECTION: Relationship Key

January 23rd, 2019

1:39

In a good relationship you don’t have to feel restricted. You don’t have to feel as though you’re sacrificing your freedom in order to be with that person. In fact, it’s the opposite.

The support of a loving and …

YOUR BODY: What’s Spiritual Connection Matter?

January 13th, 2019

1:39

In the words of the Terminator himself, “training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.”

What Arnie is getting at is that our …

PURPOSE & MEANING: Don’t Miss Your Community

January 9th, 2019

1:47

As social creatures, humans crave — and thrive within — community. But many of us don’t think about this in relation to our careers. Actually, …

MINDSET: Avoid This Esteem Killer

January 9th, 2019

1:51

Admitting when you’ve made a mistake is important. And saying sorry when you’ve hurt someone is crucial for healthy and loving relationships. But …

HUMAN CONNECTION: “Properties Perspective” Explained

January 4th, 2019

1:48

Philosopher Baruch Spinoza suggested that we should look at each other’s characteristics and perceived faults “not in the light of vices of human …

SLEEP: Is Your Foundation Solid?

January 2nd, 2019

1:49

Sleep may not be at the forefront of your thoughts on the eve of the new year — but how about making 2019 your Year of Better Sleep? Actually, it’s an all around life hack. If you commit to improving the quality and …

MEDITATION FACT: What Does Harvard Say?

January 2nd, 2019

1:38

Do you struggle with tense personal relationships, or find yourself getting frustrated frequently at work? If conflict and irritation is the norm for you, it’s worth considering that other people might not be to blame.

STRESS RELIEF: #1 Anecdote That Works!

January 1st, 2019

2:16

STRESS RELIEF:
Feeling stressed? A lot? Every day? Every hour, even? Don’t worry — you’re not alone. But you don’t have to feel this way.

A simple …

YOUR BODY: Short vs Long Term

December 31st, 2018

1:49

YOUR BODY:
It’s easy to think about health and fitness in terms of right now. In terms of how our bodies look, how attractive we are, and how much weight we can lift.

But what about the long term?

Thinking about your body …

YOUR CAREER: This Principle Pays Back

December 31st, 2018

1:32

YOUR CAREER:
Billionaire entrepreneur Charlie Munger says that the “safest way to try and get what you want is to try and deserve what you want.” What does that mean? In essence, it means you need to give before you …

YOUR MINDSET: Why Clarity is Important

December 26th, 2018

1:44

YOUR MINDSET:
What does clarity mean to you?

Clarity is important in a short term, micro sense and in a long term, macro sense. In this moment right now, conscious awareness helps you to see things as they are. It cuts …

HUMAN CONNECTION: Power of Love

December 26th, 2018

1:56

Happy Holidays from Meditate.Awake! What is this time of year really about, if not love? Forget about the daily grind today. Relinquish …

YOUR SLEEP: What You Need to Know About Your Sleep Cycles

December 26th, 2018

1:47

You’ve probably heard that there are different stages of sleep — but do you know what those stages are and why each one of them is important?

The five stages are build one on another starting with light sleep; then …

MEDITATION PRACTICE: Affects on the Brain

December 26th, 2018

1:36

Studies which use brain imaging to look at what happens to the brain while meditating have shown that meditation can actually change the brain physically in a number of different ways. One such change is an increase in …

STRESS RELIEF: How to Break Through Your Comfort Zome

December 26th, 2018

1:48

Sometimes, to get out of a stressed, anxious headspace, the best thing to do is something completely out of your comfort zone.

Think of it like this: our stress is relative. People who are financially secure, for …

YOUR BODY: Is Food Important?

December 26th, 2018

1:30

A vast number of men try to exercise their way to fitness, thinking that by training hard they can override the importance of healthy eating. This was the preferred method of Kevin Curry — now a men’s nutrition guru — …

YOUR MINDSET: Use this Concentration Technique!

December 26th, 2018

1:36

MINDSET:
For those moments when you need to regain your focus and mental clarity quickly, use this practice — inspired by a traditional Indian …

YOUR SLEEP: Why to Avoid Common Disruptors

December 26th, 2018

1:44

In today’s world there are many things affecting our sleep, hear some of them and why it’s important to avoid them!

MEDITATION PRACTICE: How Attachment Holds You Back

December 26th, 2018

1:57

In this episode you’ll hear the effect of attachments and a practical way that you can harness more gratitude through simple awareness!

STRESS RELIEF: Practical & Effective Tip

December 26th, 2018

1:46

In this episode you will hear how the power of choice can break you out of that stressful and repetitive loop. Try it the next time you’re in a …

YOUR BODY: Express vs Suppress

December 26th, 2018

1:46

Hear how expressing your natural emotion and inclinations differ from suppressing them and how finding outlets can be positive things in your life!

STRESS RELIEF! Hold On vs. Move On :)

December 26th, 2018

1:48

Move on instead of holding on. When we’re stressed out we hold on tight to everything we can. We create more and more tension in our minds and bodies …

CAREER: The Shame Effect

December 26th, 2018

1:43

Shame is one of those things that can be underlying our limits. So whether we seek to have a better career, make more money, or find a deeper purpose …

MENTAL CLARITY: Affect of Quiet

December 26th, 2018

1:47

Often times the understanding we seek can come in different ways. Hear how “quiet” can be the gateway to a deeper understanding!

LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS: Affect of Waiting

December 26th, 2018

1:39

Often we wait for things to change before we make decisions that will improve our relationships with others. Here are the effect of waiting and what you can do to bring about what you want most!

SLEEP: Food Tip

December 26th, 2018

1:28

The foods we eat I have a direct effect on our sleep and I sleep influences the food to eat. What do you need to know to feel better in your daily life!

MEDITATION PRACTICE: How to Integrate

December 26th, 2018

1:48

You were meditation practice is yours. Trying to fit yourself into somebody else’s habits and routines may not always work, that’s why you will benefit from finding the meditation practice that works for you. Meditating …

STRESS RELIEF: How laughter helps

December 26th, 2018

1:33

It’s easy to get absorbed in our lives and focus so much attention to our thoughts, this is one way that you can snap yourself out of it and come back to the present moment with laughter.

CAREER: Is this holding you back?

December 20th, 2018

1:58

In this episode hear how failure can be used as an asset and fear can be used as fuel for your future!

LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS: Insight for you

December 20th, 2018

1:39

In this episode you’ll learn how mindfulness can arm you with certain “superpowers” that allow you to have more for filling and loving connections …

SLEEP: How To Lucid Dream (Tip)

December 20th, 2018

1:57

In this episode you get a very practical tip on how to start being aware that you’re dreaming and experience seeing the benefits of lucid dreaming for yourself. Try it tonight!

MEDITATION INSIGHT: What it is... and isn’t.

December 20th, 2018

1:48

In this episode you’ll learn what meditation is and is not, and pick up a practical way to apply it in every day life!

MENTAL CLARITY: Your Insight for Success

December 20th, 2018

1:44

For mental clarity and the ability to focus, you’ll learn why less is more!

PHYSICAL HEALTH: What’s Food For You?

December 20th, 2018

1:55

Asking yourself a few simple questions can really help with your relationship with food, which will have many benefits to your overall!

STRESS RELIEF: Practical Tip

December 20th, 2018

1:51

How being around others can actually help you reduce stress!

PHYSICAL HEALTH: What To Eat

December 17th, 2018

1:44

The right foods go a long way to feeling healthy. How to figure out the foods that are right for you.

CAREER: Two Tips For Success

December 13th, 2018

2:10

What Creativity and Risk have to do with your success.

MENTAL CLARITY: A practical tip to improve your clarity in everyday life

December 9th, 2018

1:47

I was walking down the street and was practicing a technique I use quite often to soften my perspective and increase my awareness, so I thought I’d record it for you. Please forgive the background noise as I wanted to …

STRESS RELIEF TIP

December 5th, 2018

1:59

Some easy ways to reduce your stress and get back in life.

Relationships: crack codependency and bring curiosity into disagreements to free yourself.

December 5th, 2018

2:00

Taking a step back and asking the right questions can stop a bad situation from getting worse and set yourself up for healthier conversations with your partner.

SLEEP: What You Need To Know

December 2nd, 2018

1:28

Being aware of this aspect of sleep can greatly improve your performance and quality of life. Enjoy!

THIS ONE THING WILL GET THINGS TO FLOW MORE SMOOTHLY FOR YOU

December 2nd, 2018

1:20

This simple daily practice will help you focus and achieve better mental clarity so YOU can unlock your life and tap into deep purpose and connection.

Sleep Better and Wake Up Easier With These 2 Tips!

November 28th, 2018

1:38

Sleep is such an important part of a balanced & awake life. Here i touch on two things you can do today to help you unplug and fall asleep faster as well as wake up easier in the morning. Try it today!

Feeling stressed?? This quick exercise will get you back on track.

November 27th, 2018

2:39

We all get knocked off center sometimes. This is a quick and effective way to reset. Find a place where you have 2-3 minutes to not be bothered and give it a shot... what do you have to lose besides stress??

Unlock Your Career With This Tip

November 26th, 2018

1:49

Today’s clip combines insight and action to help you unlock your career with deeper purpose.

This is key to your physical health.

November 24th, 2018

1:14

Balance is important to help your body stay fit and healthy!

ACTION: Change Your Reality in 5 Min!

November 22nd, 2018

1:51

Gratitude in action. Notice what happens when gratitude fills your awareness in just 5 minutes!

This Secret Unlocks Success!

November 21st, 2018

1:55

Malcolm Gladwell writes that “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” To get where you want to …

How Living Awake Works for YOU

November 18th, 2018

4:14

Often times I say “Bring meditation to life” and this story illustrates just how that looks like in life. Meditation is the foundation, one side of a triangle, with the other to sides being “insight” and “action”.

One Of The Greatest Challenges Men Face

November 12th, 2018

2:25

In this episode I talk about the challenges and opportunity for emotional growth and the effect it has on mental health and personal relationships.

What you need to know about awake living!

November 10th, 2018

2:51

Today’s message explains what awake living is and offers some insight to help you relax and reframe your experience to approach life more fully.

Negative thoughts? Listen to this!

October 18th, 2018

5:57

Do you get swept up in negative make believe you create for yourself? We all have some version of hypnotic thinking that takes us away.

Meditation is more than this

September 9th, 2018

4:52

Why to look at meditation as more than an escape from daily life.

This is the Key to Happiness

August 23rd, 2018

4:17

Sorry for the Santa Monica background noise, but I was feeling inspired by the moon!

Why I created Meditate Awake

August 20th, 2018

5:43

Why Meditate Awake was created and the Network of Awakening Minds

What you need to know about Peripheral awareness

July 7th, 2018

1:57

I tell you how peripheral awareness opens up your practice and share an old saying that transcends time!

3 Freedom Tips on July 4th

July 4th, 2018

3:01

In honor of Independence Day, I offer 3 easy tips to make your day more free.

What is Awake Living?

May 15th, 2018

0:56

The blueprint for awake living.

Tip for the Negativity Trap

April 30th, 2018

2:22

Something to remember in this world full of messages, not all of them positive. Keep this in mind and you'll be free!

Feel stressed? Try this!

April 19th, 2018

2:32

A quick tip to try when you’re feeling stressed!

How Not Complaining Will Change Everything

April 4th, 2018

3:02

In as little as 20 days you can turn from negative to positive, it’s simple but not easy. But the impact on your inner life will be worth it.

The #1 secret to your success

March 26th, 2018

3:01

Negativity can be destructive to success. Hear how to be free and rise to the top!

Top tip to unwind

March 8th, 2018

2:55

Learn these tips to prevent sleepless nights and recharge your batteries night and day

How to cure negativity

February 8th, 2018

4:42

In this episode I share with you a little bit about my past and how meditation has helped me dissolve negativity.

Creating space creates balance

February 7th, 2018

2:53

In this episode I share what’s happening in my life and how creating space gives me the balance I need to have a productive day.

Nighttime sleep helper

February 2nd, 2018

4:59

Listen to this to help get to sleep or just relax after a long day

How Being Boring Benefits You

January 27th, 2018

4:59

in this episode I share how telling the boring daily things of your life will connect you to your friends and open up a new relationship with how you communicate.

Power of emotional detachment

January 24th, 2018

4:59

In this episode I talk about the secret of emotional detachment and why it holds the key to freedom in your life.

Power of a positive mindset

January 24th, 2018

4:58

After listening to this episode you’ll understand the power of a positive mindset and how to apply it to your life to get more out of every situation.

Successful people habits for u

January 24th, 2018

4:59

In this episode I share the habits of successful people and their morning routine that you can do to bring success in your own life.

12 Tips to overcome laziness

January 23rd, 2018

4:59

Here I share 12 tips to overcome laziness, feel free to use one or all of them. It’s really helped me - even in the creation of meditate awake. I know it will help you, give it a try!

4 TEFLON TIPS FOR LIFE

January 22nd, 2018

4:58

Simple but not always easy, I share with you four things that I did that help me be Teflon for today.

20 Minutes Changes Everything

January 20th, 2018

4:55

20 minute mornings change everything

HOW TO MEDITATE: keeping focus

January 14th, 2018

4:50

In this episode I answer the question of how to keep focus and attention when meditating, what that means, and some practical tips to save you from drifting during your meditation.

HOW TO MEDITATE: Breathing

January 11th, 2018

4:59

Have you ever wondered how to breathe during meditation? Well, take a listen and find out more.

TIME SAVER: Top Passages

January 4th, 2018

7:14

TIME SAVER is a series that brings you top passages from the best books so you can experience the highlights of some of the best authors. Passages will be thought provoking, motivational, funny, educational, and always …

January 3, 2018

January 3rd, 2018

2:55

In this episode Erik shares how and why to create a point of reference so you don’t miss out on what’s happening now.

December 29, 2017

December 30th, 2017

4:18

5 Reasons Goal Setting Is Important

H.A.L.T. For The Holidays

December 22nd, 2017

2:37

Hungry Angry Lonely Tired... four filters to scan your experience and get calibrated during the your day. Get the extra support you need when you’re around family, friends, or coworkers by supporting yourself with the …

Holiday Season Serenity Tip

December 21st, 2017

4:59

This way of looking at holiday family interactions will help free you from unmet expectations and hurt feelings.

Watch for these 5 hindrances

December 20th, 2017

4:31

These 5 obstacles may try to stop you, so being aware of them can help you move on and practice.

Should I meditate before bed?

December 18th, 2017

4:09

So does meditating at night make a difference, what if I already meditate in the morning, does doing it before bed have benefits? This will answer that question and more.

6 To-Do’s For Every Meditator

December 8th, 2017

11:11

The 6 Things To Do Before Meditating • The 6 Things To Do Before Meditating • The 6 Things To Do Before Meditating

5 Meditation Myths Busted 4 U

December 8th, 2017

13:18

5 Meditation Myths Busted For You • 5 Meditation Myths Busted For You • 5 Meditation Myths Busted For You

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