The Morning Start Up

The Morning Startup is a conversation between members of Mindtation and occasional guests that focuses on 5 Touchstones of Success: Meditation, Mindfulness, Breath, Sound and Intuition. Implementing these touchstones together in group can build neuropathways to having a full heart and clear mind, awakening you to a healthier, joyful and more successful life.

The Morning Start Up – Episode 20 Finding Joy in Taking A Risk – An Interview with Colors of the Wood Founder Bobby Johnson

Being in joy with the work that we do is desired by many, but what few achieve. Though there are many reasons why this phenomenon happens, the one consistent theme that continues to express itself is risk. Risk can be the barrier that stops many, but when overcome, amazing things happen. Our guest is Bobby…

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The Morning Start Up – Episode 19 Life As A Swami – Living a Joy-Filled Life

Join Mindtation’s Morning Startup for an interview and music with Swami Nirvanananda Saraswati (which means the bliss of freedom from suffering) as he shares his fascinating path of service, joy, love and music. As a young boy, he was drawn to music and a spiritual path. Once he read the Autobiography of a Yogi he…

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The Morning Start Up – Episode 18 An Interview with Krishna Das

We are super honored to be hosting this Grammy nominee. Krishna Das has been lovingly called yoga’s “rock star.” Krishna Das has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. He is best known for his beautiful, soulful…

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The Morning Startup – The Power of Vibrational Sound – An Interview with Jeff Howard

In this episode, we journey with Jeff Howard as we have conversation about his fascinating work with sound. What started as the purchase of a few singing bowls in early years soon became a large warehouse of singing bowls and other instruments after continuous travel to Asia. This led to founding Silver Sky Imports which…

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The Morning Start Up – Episode 17 Joyful Work and Creative Grit – Interview with Maria Gosur

Tune in for an interview with Mindtation’s own Maria Gosur, a multi-passionate creative, educator and entrepreneur. We’ll be talking about pursuing joyful work and what it means to have creative grit in order to get past the obstacles that are bound to appear along the journey. Marie’s 4 Entrepreneurship Guidelines 1. Be Curious: always ask…

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The Morning Startup – Episode 17 An Interview with Special Guest Wah!”

Mindtation’s Morning-Startup interview and introduce Wah! to Detroit. Wah! is a world renowned musician who brings healing through sound and the teachings of yoga. Her new book Self-Care: Building a Stronger, Smarter, More Peaceful Self brings people simple, effective ways to feel better, happier and more empowered. She has lectured at Princeton University, Loyola Marymount…

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The Morning Start Up – Episode 16 Be Like A Tree – Part 2

The conversation, Be Like A Tree continues, with a focus on equanimity. The team discusses the ability to self-reflect, depersonalize events and control thoughts as methods to achieve this state of mental calmness and composure. The conversation wraps up with a reading from Echart Tolle’s book, “Stillness Speaks”. You don’t want to miss this one!…

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The Morning Start Up – Episode 15 Be Like a Tree – Part 1

Underneath all of our differences we are all the same! The team uses the analogy of trees and how they all live in the same forest, with all their differences in species and look, they are super-cooperative, working together within their root system to help sustain the life of all. They feed the underdeveloped, they…

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The Morning Start Up – Episode 14 No Pain to Gain – The Journey to Joy – Part 2

We continue the conversation if attaining a state of joy, has to be a painful journey. Added into this episode, we explore if having small achievable experiences are enough to provide the building blocks necessary for us to achieve a state of joy without it being painful. Or, is it more complicated than that. You…

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The Morning Start Up – Episode 13 No Pain No Gain: The Journey to Joy – Part 1

In his book, “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” Don Miller writes “People love to have lived a great story, but few people like the work it takes to make it happen. But joy costs pain”. A few days before the podcast, we were talking about this statement and our conversation became such an…

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