En*theos and Optimizing Life, Business and the World with guests Brian Johnson and Steve Chandler on Wed July 30 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • en*theos
  • Optimal Living
  • Optimal Business
  • Conscious Capitalism
  • How to be a Warrior
You can listen to the podcast here:


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Brian is the Philosopher + CEO of en*theos, a company all about helping people optimize their lives so we can change the world together.

Previously, Brian raised over $8m to finance the creation of two market-leading social platforms (eteamz + Zaadz) sold to two publicly traded companies (Active + Gaiam) after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA (where he studied Psychology + Business).

He also created PhilosophersNotes, wrote a little book and was featured in the documentary Finding Joe.

Brian has spent 1/2 of the last 15 years full-time philosophizing and is excited to integrate his passion for optimal living with his passion for creating great businesses as he leads en*theos in becoming one of the coolest, most virtues-based, impactful and profitable businesses in the world.

You can learn more about Brian here.


Steve Chandler

Steve Chandler is one of America’s best-selling authors whose dozens of books have been translated into more than 20 languages throughout Europe, China, Japan and Latin America. His recent titles include The Prosperous Coach, Time Warrior and Wealth Warrior: The Personal Prosperity Revolution.

Chandler is also a world-famous public speaker who has been a guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows and recently starred in an episode of NBC’s Starting Over, the Emmy-award winning reality show about life-coaching.

Chandler has been a guest lecturer at the University of Santa Monica, where he has taught in the graduate program of Soul-Centered Leadership, and in the Soul Centered Professional Coaching certification program.

Chandler has been a trainer and consultant to more than 30 Fortune 500 companies worldwide.  He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Creative Writing and Political Science, and spent four years in the U.S. Army in Language and Psychological Warfare.

You can learn more about Steve here.

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Constructive Wallowing and Mindful Emotion with guests Tina Gilbertson and Dr. Thomas Bien, Wed July 23 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • What is constructive about wallowing?
  • Fear of our own emotions
  • Is anger really toxic?
  • Buddha’s way to happy
  • Mindfulness of emotion
You can listen to this show’s podcast here.


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Tina Gilbertson holds  a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology  and is a licensed mental health counselor. In addition to working with adults one-on-one, she teaches assertiveness and self-esteem workshops and  classes on  goal-setting, decision-making, overcoming anxiety and finding the right career. She has written feature articles on emotional intelligence and health for Portland’s Natural Awakenings magazine, and contributes wisdom as a self-esteem expert for online therapist directory GoodTherapy.org. She   lives in Portland, Oregon, and can be found online at TinaGilbertson.com

You can learn more about Tina here.


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Thomas Bien, Ph.D. is a psychologist in Albuquerque.   He is the author of:  Mindful Recovery: A Spiritual Path to Healing From Addiction (Wiley, 2002), Finding the Center Within: The Healing Way of Mindfulness Meditation (Wiley, 2003), Mindful Therapy: A Guide for Therapists and Helping Professionals (Wisdom, 2006), and  Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship, (Guilford, 2007).  His most recent book is The Buddha’s Way of Happiness.

You can learn more about Thomas here.

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Exploring Addiction with guests Noah Levine and Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Wed July 16 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Well-being and addiction recovery through Buddhist Meditation.
  • Refuge Recovery
  • Digital Detoxes: Do they work? How long do you have to go on them to see benefits?
  • Contemplative Computing
Listen in this show’s podcast! 


Noah Levine

Noah Levine started his journey of recovering from addiction through the practice of Buddhism in 1988. At the time he was sitting in a jail cell, so hopeless and demoralized that he found the willingness to try his fathers “hippy meditation bullshit”. Much to his surprise and great relief he found in Buddhist meditation a sense of well-being that nothing else had ever provided. Noah was eventually trained and empowered to teach by Jack Kornfield. He went on to create the Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and now offers the Refuge Recovery program.

You can learn more about Noah here.


Alex Pang

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang writes about people, technology, and the worlds they make. He has spent more than two decades exploring this relationship, first as an historian of science and technology, and as a futurist and technology forecaster. Alex received a Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a senior consultant at Strategic Business Insights, a Menlo Park, California consulting and research firm. He has also recently recently held academic appointments at Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.

Alex began his latest book, The Distraction Addiction (Little Brown, 2013) while serving as a Visiting Fellow in the Socio-Digital Systems Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. The Distraction Addiction explores our deep, intense, and easy to misunderstand relationships with technology. It explains how they help define who we are, and they they sometimes seem to drive us. Finally, it shows how even in today’s high-tech tsunami of new products and tweets and likes, we can learn to make choices that don’t just help us better “manage” technology, but expand our minds, become wiser and more creative, and help us become better people.

You can learn more about Alex here.

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Modern Day Meditation with guests Dan Harris and Suze Yalof Schwartz on July 9th at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • How meditation and a high profile, high stress job can mix
  • Steps to admit you need help with your well-being
  • Does meditation re-wire the brain?
  • Meditation’s make-over
  • How to start a meditation practice
Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview the guests below! 
You can listen live every week here:



Dan Harris is co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline and also co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. Before that, he was the anchor of the Sunday edition of World News. He regularly contributes stories on ABC for such shows as 20/20, World News with Diane Sawyer, and GMA. Harris has reported from all over the planet, covering wars in Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, and Iraq; and produced investigative reports in Haiti, Cambodia, and the Congo. He has also spent many years covering America’s faith scene, with a focus on evangelicals—who have treated him kindly despite the fact that he is openly agnostic. He has been at ABC News for 13 years, receiving Murrow and Emmy awards for his reporting. Prior to joining ABC, he was in local news in Boston and Maine. He grew up outside of Boston and currently lives with his wife, Bianca, in New York City. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story is his first book.

You can learn more about Dan here.


Suze Yalof Schwartz

Suze Yalof Schwartz is the founder and Chief Meditation Officer of Unplug Meditation. Before becoming a spiritual entrepreneur, Suze enjoyed decades as a fashion editor, director and stylist. The New York Times touted her as the “fairy godmother of makeovers.” She has worked at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour. She was a regular on “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS Early Show” and “The View,” and made appearances on “Oprah” and CNN. Suze had an aha moment in late 2012 when she wanted to learn how to meditate and couldn’t find a place that fit her schedule, budget or aesthetic. So she decided to build it herself. After taking dozens of meditation classes, devouring lots of podcasts, books and Web sites and collaborating with Maha Yoga’s Steve Ross and MBSR teachers Stefanie Goldstein Ph.D. and  Nicholas Bruss she came up with a program that works for the hurried, modern American.

You can learn more about Suze here.



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The Pursuit of Happiness with guests Former Congressman Marty Russo and Douglas Kmeic on Wed July 2 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Happiness as a fundamental part of the foundation of Declaration of Independence
  • The pursuit of happiness as an unalienable right
  • Concept of happiness and how it is tied to civic responsibility
  • The power of volunteering
  • Personal activism
  • How the average person can play a role in our local and regional governments
Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview the guests below! 
You can listen live every week here:


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Congressman Marty Russo hails from the great town of Chicago, Illinois and he grew up in a big Italian family where he learned the value of hard work and getting an education. After graduating from DePaul Law School, Marty started his professional career in the State’s Attorney office of Illinois. His first work assignment was to tackle one of the most difficult problems facing Chicago – the violent street gangs that roamed the streets.  Marty spent 3 years in this dangerous job — gathering evidence and prosecuting gang members to put them behind bars. At the age of 30, Marty was elected as a moderate Democrat in the 3rd District of Illinois. When he arrived at the United States House of Representatives, he brought the same tenacity that it took to fight street gangs and used it to achieve compromise in Washington. Over the next 18 years Marty was involved in all the major issues facing Congress:  tax reform, saving social security and Medicare, the energy crisis, national security challenges and ever growing fiscal issues. Marty was best known for his many close relationships on both sides of the political aisle. I know he keeps in touch with more than one former president. After leaving Congress Marty went into the lobbying profession and quickly rose to become CEO of one of the most powerful firms in Washington. Now, in his “third career” Marty gives back by speaking and lecturing on how to make a positive difference in our Democracy by getting involved.You can learn more about Cong. Marty Russo here.


Doug Kmeic

Professor of Constitutional Law and Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law and Ambassador of the United States (Ret.) An American legal scholar, diplomat, and author, former Ambassador Douglas W. Kmiec holds the Caruso Family Chair. He has focused the chair toward constitutional and human rights law. The Ambassador’s work has won much acclaim, including prestigious fellowship and honorary degree. Ambassador Kmiec is a popular speaker at commencements and other university wide conclaves. He is the retired Ambassador to Malta, appointed by President Obama. He is running for Congress in 2014.

You can learn more about Douglas here.


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