A Grateful Life

Dr Lauren Tober

Join Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher Dr Lauren Tober, for intimate conversations on life, gratitude, wellness and spirituality with some of the world's best teachers and thought leaders.Find all the show notes at www.laurentober.com/podcast.If you loved this show, help us spread the love by commenting and subscribing!

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Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Anneke Sips.Anneke is a psychiatric nurse, a yoga teacher, yoga therapist and the founder of Network Yoga Therapy in Amsterdam. In this episode they speak about Anneke’s less than straight-forward journey marrying yoga with psychiatry, how we seek health and get lost in cures, the challenges with the mental health system, the role of the so-called ‘expert’ and the importance of digital health and wellness.

Nov 9

56 min 18 sec

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Kate Reed to talk about sister circles, her journey from a mainstream education to working the spiritual realm, why it’s so important for women together with intention and the important ingredients of a women circle, in case you would like to hold one yourself.

Oct 12

42 min 52 sec

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with herbalist and nutritionist Erin Lovell Verinder. Erin is the author of some truly wonderful books on plant medicine, including Plants for the People and The Plant Clinic. In this episode you’ll hear about Erin’s own journey and recovery from burnout, her Six Pillars to Thrive, Erin’s go-to suggestions for plants to support with healing from exhaustion, as well as anxiety, and some practical tips on dried vs fresh plants, and just how many times you can pour water over the same herbs in your tea pot.

Sep 28

46 min 7 sec

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Psychologist Dr Renee Cachia to talk about her new book, Parenting Freedom. They explore why it’s more important to nurture parents than it is to provide them with parenting advice, and dive into a discussion around meditation, intuition, self compassion and co-regulation.

Aug 22

41 min 2 sec

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Psychologist and author Robin Grille, to talk about the relationship between gut health and mental health, the evolution of parenting, how the way we parent our children changes the world, what needs to happen on a society and policy level to really make changes for children and families, and the ecological benefits of parenting well.

Jun 6

59 min 7 sec

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with KC Baker to talk about how public speaking helped her to rediscover her self confidence after she lost it as a young women, why it’s so important that women’s voices are heard in the world, and KC shares some very practical, and fun strategies for speaking up, whether it’s in the workplace, on stage or having a difficult conversation with a loved one.

May 3

49 min 16 sec

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Edo Kahn to talk about music, depression, life, death and spirituality.Edo is an acclaimed musician, social entrepreneur and yogi, and is passionate about transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities. He’s the co-founder of A Sound Life, an Australian charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs, and in this latest episode episode we talk about his journey through music, depression, opening to spirituality and his guru in India, how this supported him when his wife Jo died of cancer a few years ago, and much much more.

Mar 30

56 min 20 sec

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Dr Arne Rubenstein to talk about rites of passage. Arne is a father, medical doctor, the CEO of the Rites of Passage Institute and the author of ‘The Making of Men’. In this episode, we talk not only about the importance of rites of passage for young people in our communities, but also about rites of passage at all ages, the three key elements in rites of passage, the stages we move through from youth, adult to elder, and what to do if your adult partner is stuck in what Arne calls ‘boy psychology.’

Feb 21

50 min 13 sec

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Dr Deb Roberts, a writer, speaker and yoga teacher who is committed to normalising mental health challenges. Deb is an Adjunct Faculty member at Monash University in Australia and an ambassador, writer and speaker for Beyond Blue, an Australian mental health service.In the interview, Deb speaks about about her journey with depression and anxiety during her teenage years and into adulthood, how yoga has been supportive for her in overcoming mental health challenges, the role that medication and ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) has played in her life, and what we can do, as a society to reduce the stigma of mental illness and improve mental health.

Jan 12

53 min 52 sec

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Annalee Atia to talk about pregnancy, birth and beyond. Annalee is a producer, co-founder of the non-profit PBB Media, the current National President of Maternity Choices Australia and is a fierce advocate for women, and human rights in childbirth. In this intimate conversation, Annalee shares her own birth story in Israel, where her parents had an illegal home birth, and we discuss pregnancy, birthing, continuity of care, advocacy and trusting your own body and intuition in the process.

Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Zenith Virago, to talk about death, dying well, what happens after we die, and living a life well lived. Zenith is a deathwalker, the co author of the book The Intimacy of Death and Dying, and the subject of the documentary, Zen & the Art of Dying. Zenith has been at the forefront and a leading pioneer of dying well, family led body care, meaningful and appropriate ceremony, and informing and educating communities to reclaim and be empowered before, during and after death.

Aug 2020

50 min 3 sec

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Ella Noah Bancroft, talking about decolonising the mind, returning to country and overcoming racism. Ella is a Bundjalung woman based in the Byron Shire in Australia. She is an artist, storyteller, director, mentor and founder of The Returning. Ella is a poetic feminist, passionate about re-wilding the world and the feminine force from the multifaceted lens of culture, heritage, gender, politics, identity and sexuality. Her work discusses themes of identity, intersectionality, culture, the feminine force and living a life of integrity, connection and creativity.And at the end of the interview, Ella reads to us her favourite poem from her new book It Takes Courage to Tell the Truth, called A Letter to My Daughter.

Aug 2020

40 min 19 sec

Dr Lauren Tober sits down with Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner Chara Caruthers to talk about her journey from working as an Engineer to teaching yoga, and why it’s not such a big jump! We also speak about the science of Ayurveda and how to figure out your own ayurvedic constitution, her number one tip for bringing the teachings and wisdom of ayurveda into your daily life, and why it’s so important to eat like you love yourself.

Jul 2020

37 min 19 sec

Tune in as Dr Lauren Tober sits down to chat with Correne Wilkie, long time manager of the iconic band The Cat Empire, and co-creator of Super Bloom Festival in Melbourne, Australia. Correne talks about the family gathering that set her on a new career path, how the #metoo movement affected her in the male dominated music industry, postnatal depletion, real equality in relationships and how she manages to do it all.

Jul 2020

56 min 48 sec

Dr Lauren Tober interviews Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression and founder of Lifeforce Yoga on depression, yoga and gratitude.

Jul 2019

38 min 41 sec

Dr Lauren Tober interviews Dr Oscar Serrallach, Integrative Doctor and author of the Postnatal Depletion Cure. Listen in as they speak about identifying, preventing and overcoming Postnatal Depletion, as well as iRest Yoga Nidra, Sleep and Gratitude.

Mar 2019

59 min 27 sec

Dr Lauren Tober interviews Gemma Perry on the science and spirituality of mantra. Gemma is a yogi and a PhD candidate at Macquarie University in Australia, where she’s researching the effects of mantra on mental health and wellbeing.

Nov 2018

29 min 52 sec

Dr Lauren Tober interviews Rick Hanson, Psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, New York Times best-selling author and a guest teacher on Lauren's online course A Daily Dose of Bliss.In this interview, Rick and Lauren go on a wild adventure, speaking about deeply personal experiences, about psychology research and neuroscience, about self compassion and gratitude, and how gratitude for a tomato can take you into to a vast connection with the cosmos. You will not look at the humble tomato the same ever again after listening to this episode.

Aug 2018

1 hr 4 min

Dr Lauren Tober interviews international yoga teacher Rachel Zinman on yoga, diabetes, gratitude and practicing yoga in your pajamas

May 2018

34 min 22 sec

Dr Lauren Tober interviews Elena Brower, Author of Practice You and founder of Teach.Yoga about addiction and recovery (and parenting through it all), cultivating a regular morning yoga practice and (of course) gratitude.

Feb 2018

26 min 20 sec

Dr Lauren Tober interviews Restorative Yoga Queen Judith Hanson Lasater to talk about gratitude, yogic parenting and dealing with the fact that we're all going to die

Sep 2017

54 min 4 sec

Dr Lauren Tober interviews Restorative Yoga advocate Lizzie Lasater on gratitude, contentment and the joy of slowing down

Aug 2017

40 min 24 sec

Dr Lauren Tober interviews Clinical Psychologist, Yogic Scholar and the founder of the Integrative Restoration Institute, Richard Miller to talk about gratitude, meditation, San Francisco in the 70s and how enlightenment could happen to any of us at any moment.

Jul 2017

29 min 10 sec

Dr Lauren Tober interviews internationally acclaimed author Don Miguel Ruiz Jnr to talk about gratitude, domestication, unconditional love and raising our children to be authentic and loving human beings.

Apr 2017

44 min 28 sec

Dr Lauren Tober interviews internationally acclaimed musician Ben Lee to talk about gratitude, death and living in the mystery.

Mar 2017

18 min 36 sec

Dr Lauren Tober interviews Wake Up Project founder Jono Fisher to talk about kindness, gratitude and presence.

Jan 2017

43 min 17 sec