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The Ego Podcast

This is a podcast about striving to find balance in a world full of extremes. On it, Dena Jackson (Comedian, Writer and Meditation advocate) interviews comedians, actors, yogis, meditation leaders and other working professionals about what they do to find balance in their lives and manage their egos.

Episode 35: The Law of Attraction with Courtney Gilmour and Jhanelle Dennis

Oct 18 2018
On episode 35 of the Ego Podcast, comedians Courtney Gilmour and Jhanelle Dennis return to discuss the Law of Attraction. This episode was recorded right after a conference the three of us attended with author, speaker and Loaw of Attraction expert, Esther Hicks.

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Episode 35: The Law of Attraction with Courtney Gilmour and Jhanelle Dennis

00:41:20 Download (38MB)

Episode 34: Renegotiating Trauma with Dr. Teresa Marsh

Oct 04 2018
On episode 34 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by author, medical professional and trauma specialist, Dr. Teresa Marsh. This was a very moving conversation where Dr. Marsh shares her experience working in Indigenous communities with individuals who suffer from trauma.

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Episode 34: Renegotiating Trauma with Dr. Teresa Marsh

00:58:50 Download (54MB)

Episode 33: Understanding Trauma with Jim Hall

Sep 20 2018
On episode 33 of the Ego Podcast, we close off our three part interview series at GreeneStone Muskoka. This interview features Trauma Associate, Jim Hall who provides an in depth discussion of what trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are and how they can be treated.
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Episode 33: Understanding Trauma with Jim Hall

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Episode 31: Mindfulness and Addiction with Dr David Marsh

Sep 06 2018
We begin Season two of the Ego Podcast with a special three part series recorded at GreeneStone Muskoka - an addiction rehabilitation facility located in Muskoka, Canada. This episode features an interview with Dr. David Marsh who shares his insight into the spiritual, mental, physical, social and psychological approach to treatment used at GreeneStone. He also notes how mindfulness, meditation and yoga are all used as healing practices for individuals in recovery. This was a wonderful interview that provides a lens into what treatment looks like, how issues such as trauma play a large role and GreeneStone's approach.
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Episode 31: Mindfulness and Addiction with Dr David Marsh

00:24:46 Download (23MB)

Episode 30: Interview with Olesya Kolisnyk, Teacher, Author and Researcher

Aug 01 2018
On episode 30 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by author, teacher and researcher, Olesya Kolisnyk! We discuss Olesya's work in the non profit sector, working with immigrant women in business, her book on this topic and her involvement in bringing Ted X to Toronto communities. We also discuss Olesya's individual yoga practice and how yoga has helped her manage both her physical and mental health and how she is an advocate for these practices.

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Episode 30: Interview with Olesya Kolisnyk, Teacher, Author and Researcher

00:39:18 Download (54MB)

Episode 29: Interview with Lawyer and Mindfulness Teacher, Nicolle Kopping-Pavars (Pt. 2)

Jul 25 2018
On episode 29 of the Ego Podcast, lawyer and mindfulness teacher, Nicolle Kopping-Pavars returns to share some more knowledge about mindfulness and how it can improve your current situation and shift your perception about life overall.

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Episode 29: Interview with Lawyer and Mindfulness Teacher, Nicolle Kopping-Pavars (Pt. 2)

00:51:19 Download (47MB)

Episode 28: Interview with Sound Healer, Darren Austin Hall

Jul 11 2018
On episode 28 of the Ego Podcast I am joined by sound healer, Darren Austin Hall. Darren uses music and sound for healing purposes, which he shares in great detail on this interview. We discuss some of the history behind crystal singing bowls and Darren's work with them in yoga, meditation and healing circles. We also talk about music and how various sounds can be used to heal in many ways. I loved this interview and I'm very excited to share with listeners.

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Episode 28: Interview with Sound Healer, Darren Austin Hall

00:56:40 Download (65MB)

Episode 27: Interview with Voice Actor, Ron Rubin

Jun 27 2018
On episode 27 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by award winning Voice actor and meditation advocate, Ron Rubin! Ron and I had a lovely discussion about his work in entertainment, how he found meditation and how these practices have helped him find and maintain balance while working in an industry that has many ups and downs.

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Episode 27: Interview with Voice Actor, Ron Rubin

00:54:08 Download (62MB)

Episode 26: Interview with Yoga, Meditation Instructor and Reiki Healer, Caitlan Carver (Part 2)

Jun 14 2018
On this episode of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by returning guest, yoga and meditation instructor and reiki healer, Caitlan Carver! We dive into an in depth discussion about useful shake-off meditations that are helpful first thing in the morning, where yoga and meditation are headed and the connection between these two practices. I love having Caitlan as a guest and I'm delighted she has returned with more knowledge to share.

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Episode 26: Interview with Yoga, Meditation Instructor and Reiki Healer, Caitlan Carver (Part 2)

00:57:33 Download (53MB)

Episode 25: Interview with Actor and Yoga Instructor, Michael Eisner

May 23 2018
On episode 25 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by Actor and Yoga Instructor, Michael Eisner! We discuss Michael's experiences with ego in both the yoga/meditation and entertainment worlds. He also discusses some unique styles of meditation that he practices and how they have impacted his life in a major way. Michael also shares his experience with the health condition, Ankylosing Spondilitis and you can listen to his podcast which touches on this subject deeper; "Ankylosing Spondilitis Natural Health" on iTunes and Shoutengine. This episode was recorded at the Laughing Vikings Studio in Toronto. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

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Episode 25: Interview with Actor and Yoga Instructor, Michael Eisner

00:41:12 Download (47MB)

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