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Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Whether you are a novice or advanced practitioner you'll find these meditations cross into your daily life, providing techniques for stability and calm right in the storms of life. Join me for these short, pithy meditation exercises that intersect to the heart of daily life—Meditate for Life! Then kindly leave a review so others may follow the trail...thank you!
 
Cohere will go beyond discussions of online community, social networks and social media and look at the bigger picture - perhaps the biggest picture: the complex, digitally augmented global community we now all belong to, whether we like it or not! The Big Idea: Complex human networks have sprung up globally, driven in large part by exponential technologies such as AI, automation, and space-based internet. Imagine what will happen when three billion more people come online in the next five y ...
 
Many of us go through life with our heads down, focused on getting ahead and achieving our goals – a good job and career, a beautiful home, a lasting relationship, and maybe even a family. While these are all great goals, many of us wake up one day, look around, and ask: is this all there is to life? We realize that something is missing, but we aren’t quite sure what it is. Jennifer Monahan has been there. She spent many years climbing the corporate ladder as a business executive and strateg ...
 
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In today's episode we combine picturing blue at our hearts, with some chanting if we choose, and pictures of the Earth. We use actual photos of our beautiful planet, or we use our inner visualization ability, or we switch between the two. Today's episode is a prayer for our beautiful home, Earth.By Charlene Jones
 
Welcome to Mothers' Meeting Series 2! Welcome back! This week Louise is joined by newsreader and presenter Charlene White. Louise and Charlene talk about raising kids without their mums being there, how grief has shaped them, the origins of Charlene's children's names, mum crushes, and letting things go. Charlene White:@charlenewhite**CONNECT WITH …
 
Today's episode includes practice in chanting the seed syllable 'Hung'. Placing our minds in our hearts and visualizing deep, deep blue, the calming blue of space opens our hearts. This simple chant helps refocus us when we are caught in jealousy, rage, hatred or any other negative emotion. Chanting Hum while focusing in our hearts also allows joy …
 
Welcome to Mothers' Meeting Series 2! Welcome back! Marley Hall a.k.a Midwife Marley, mother of 5, author of ‘Midwife Marley’s Guide for Everyone’, and resident midwife for channelmum is joining Louise today! They reminisce on all the free time pre kids, pregnancy being harder but birth being easier as an older mum, their shared passion of hypnobir…
 
Welcome to Mothers' Meeting Series 2! Welcome back! This week Louise and sits down with psychologist and social media sensation Dr Julie Smith. They chat births, possible baby names, whether the meanings of names reflect in children, Julie outside of motherhood, confessions and what Julie has coming up! Julie Smith:@drjulie**CONNECT WITH ME**@Louis…
 
In this episode of the Cohere podcast, Bill Johnston and Dr. Lauren Vargas discuss the future of communities with digital transformation and disruptive leadership expert Charlene Li. We speak with Charlene about her new book “The Disruption Mindset”, the evolving role of social technologies, and the pitfalls and opportunities of leading during peri…
 
Welcome to Mothers' Meeting Series 2! Welcome back! In this week's Mothers' Meeting, Louise catches up with poet, author, podcaster and mum Laura Dockrill. They talk through traumatic births, Laura's experience with postpartum psychosis, motherhood mountains, and sharing their parenting confessions. Laura Dockrill:@lauraleedockrill**CONNECT WITH ME…
 
Sound is an active meditation in our daily lives. We speak and hope others hear. We listen and try to sense what their sounds make. Chanting besides being a healthy way to feel better, to intone gratitude or similar offerings to a Higher Power, reminds us of the endless variety of sounds we may make. It opens our ears to how we are creating sound. …
 
Welcome to Mothers' Meeting Series 2! Welcome back! Joining Louise in the studio this week is SJ Strum. SJ chats to Louise about her rogue Mum crush, her love for the Sound of Music, her birth stories, baby names, synaesthesia, gentle parenting and a word of advice.SJ Strum:@sj_strum**CONNECT WITH ME**@LouisePentlandhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/…
 
These two dynamic and heartful men offer their insights and wisdom on the topic of raising children, in particular their boys. Each man has one son and focuses in this discussion on sharing moments of clarity and joy, disappointment and hope as they raise their precious child. Oh, yes, both men are therapists. Listen in for gems!…
 
Welcome to Mothers' Meeting Series 2! Welcome back! This week on Mothers' Meeting we hear from Dr Zoe Williams. Zoe sat down with Louise whilst she was still pregnant with her little boy Lisbon. They chat about Zoe's 'knowing' at first sight with her partner Stuart, her journey to become a mum, the importance of exercise during pregnancy, baby name…
 
On this episode of the Cohere Podcast, Bill and Lauren review highlights from Season 2 guests, look back on formative roles in their respective careers and dig into the topic of transformational communities. From Bill: The plan for this season of the Cohere podcast is for Lauren and me to use the podcast as a means to learn and make meaning in publ…
 
Today we return to an idea explored in Episode 4: how to create Your Best Self. We add the power of our Vagus Nerve to sustain relaxation and the strength of meditation to support ourselves in the feeling of already being our Best Self. Listen in for a method to improve how you feel about yourself, and the results you are getting in life.…
 
Welcome to Mothers' Meeting Series 2! Welcome back! This week on Mothers' Meeting we have the tv icon that is Ruth Langsford. Ruth and Louise chat birth, being an older mum, the unexpected emotions around her son Jack leaving for uni and being a working mum. Ruth Langsford:@ruthlangsford**CONNECT WITH ME**@LouisePentlandhttps://www.youtube.com/chan…
 
Welcome to Mothers' Meeting Series 2! Welcome back! This week sitting down with Louise for a Mothers' Meeting is Jess Jones a.k.a Thefatfunnyone, she's an award winning blogger, podcaster, speaker and advocate and is a mum to 3 with a baby on the way. Louise and Jess chat about Jess' tocophobia, changing your mindset towards birth, how savage young…
 
In this episode of the Cohere podcast, Bill and Lauren speak with returning guest Jim Cashel about the progress of the "Great Connecting" - the global rollout of broadband Internet - during the COVID19 pandemic. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the role of the Internet during COVID lockdowns, having our realities largely me…
 
Welcome to Mothers' Meeting Series 2! In this first episode back, presenter, author, life coach and podcaster Anna Williamson joins Louise. Together they talk through their similar birth stories, chat about mental health, play a game of I have never, and share their nipple stories. Anna Williamson:@annawilliamsonofficial**CONNECT WITH ME**@LouisePe…
 
Everyone knows someone—family member, colleague, even a boss who seems to drench your sunshine with their cloudy gloom. They may even direct their negativity toward you! Today's meditation helps you protect yourself from their struggle, allowing you to remain calm and serene. It takes practice but it works.…
 
Welcome to Mothers' Meeting with Louise Pentland. We're back for series 2! From birth stories and parenting confessions to life outside motherhood and mental health, this podcast covers it all, the hilarious, the brilliant, the challenging and the often ridiculous parenting moments from some of Britains best loves mums. Make sure you're subscribed …
 
On this episode of the Cohere podcast, Lauren and Bill welcome author and community strategist Carrie Melissa Jones. Carrie has been managing online communities since the early 2000s. Over the course of her career, she has trained, advised, and coached leaders of thousands of online communities. Carrie is the coauthor of Building Brand Communities.…
 
On this episode of the Cohere podcast, Bill Johnston and Dr. Lauren Vargas are joined by pioneering community strategist and manager Gail Ann Williams. Gail watched the dawn of online communities through her participation and eventual leadership position at the WELL - one of the first successful large-scale online communities. Prior to any research…
 
In The Dignity of Suffering Mitchell Smolkin, my spiritual son, —therapist, father, husband and son, professional therapist and inquisitive human provides —tips for healthier relationships —parenting and child development —dealing with life transitions In Eps 2 Mitchell interviews me. In early June Mitchell interviews the renowned and wise Gabor Ma…
 
Using our imaginations we create a bubble all around us. We focus on the translucent skin of the bubble and on the rainbows produced by the bubble. Then we introduce a difficult area of life. Listen in for more on how to send your troublesome area of life outside your personal bubble!By Charlene Jones
 
Herbalist, poet, meditator, Abrah Arneson describes the inspiration behind this, her latest book. She dives deep into her past as a Hospice Worker, her encounters with death, her practice as an herbalist and her love of writing. Don't miss this special episode of Meditate for Life!By Charlene Jones
 
In the first episode of Season 2 of the Cohere podcast, Bill Johnston and Dr. Lauren Vargas explore the concept of "network" as it relates to online and real-life communities. In the episode they cover: The many definitions of “Network” The technical infrastructure linking people and things The implicit and dynamic connections between people in a g…
 
Today we explore our ability to visualize. Eventually color, shape, form, tactile senses and scents will be available to us but for now we begin with a simple meditation exercise with rose colored light. This is an exercise in self-love, first, then expanding the self-love to include areas around us. Listen in for more detailed instructions in the …
 
We are thrilled to announce Season 2 of the Cohere podcast! I say "we", because I'm joined this season by Dr. Lauren Vargas. Together, we will explore the role networks play in our lives, and the range of disciplines and range of research focused on the emerging field of network science. The reason for the focus on networks? Complex human networks …
 
These short pithy meditations (and yes, I do meditate with you through our 5 minute meditations!) allow me the opportunity to share with you what I have learned through over 5 decades of meditating. I began when I was 14 (so long ago!) with a paperback book as my guide. This was in 1964. Within a few years I met and traveled with the person who wou…
 
Welcome! In these short podcasts, I'll be meditating with you in 2-5 minute segments. Sound strange? No stranger than believing you can sit still and your mind will slow down! But that is the truth. I'm Charlene and I've been meditating since 1973 when I was initiated into the Tibetan Buddhist ceremonies of Vajrayana Tantra. This tantra means 'Unio…
 
The BreakAway Girl:Secrets of a Tantric Yogi by Paulette Bodeman April 5th 2021 Join Paulette Bodeman as she explores with me the place of forgiveness, self-forgiveness as part of the highest art—new forms of healing. Bodeman finds joy in the latest science blending with ancient traditions. Take 15 mins to refresh yourself, here, with Paulette Bode…
 
The Break Away Girl: Secrets of a Tantric Yogi by Paulette Bodeman March 29. 2021 Paulette Bodeman, Tantric Yogi explains her direct connection with the power of the Goddesses Kali, Sarasvati and Lakshmi in her own life. She has written this book, The Break Away Girl: Secrets of a Tantric Yogi as a memoir of her life's journey, and a paean to her h…
 
I Wanted Fries With That: How To Ask For What You Want and Get What You Need by Amy Fish March 22 2021 Listen in as Amy Fish continues to describe how to ask for what you want, even in cases that involve intense human interactions such as when racism prevails. Amy entertains with her humor even as she cuts through to the chase in describing how you…
 
I Wanted Fries With That: How to Ask For What You Want and Get What You Need by Amy Fish March15th 2021 Ombudsperson Amy Fish speaks up about how to speak up. For many of us the notion of voicing our wants, whether it's a change in a restaurant order or requesting local By Law attend to a situation, this book helps you learn to access the right peo…
 
Headstrong: Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury by Joanne Silver Jones After her own trauma Joanne Silver Jones recognized the fear of trauma within her students and began to rearrange her classes, in simple ways, to accommodate what she now understood to be trauma symptoms. Silver Jones believes an open heart provides the most valuable tool for edu…
 
A nightmare shatters the life of college professor JoAnne Silver Jones when a stranger pummels her with a hammer. She struggles and overcomes not only her own injuries but the emotional wounds of her family as she heals. Then she discovers writing. Listen in to this remarkable woman speak of her life, her loved ones and her writing.…
 
The Parrot's Perch by Karen Keilt Karen Keilt, the woman who was arrested and spent 45 days in a Brazilian prison for crimes that still remain undocumented, speaks to us about her writing process. She reveals how writing her story in fiction first helped her feel strong enough to engage with her memoir. Listen in here for more from this remarkable …
 
Broth from the Cauldron A Wisdom Journey Through Everyday Magic by Cerridwen Fallingstar Once again we welcome Cerridwen Fallingstar to our show. Cerridwen's down to earth memoir contains many moments of wisdom, skillfully woven between engaging stories. You won't even know she's teaching you! Listen in as this warm and laughter-filled witch shares…
 
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