The Commune Blog

You Are a Coral Reef with Ara Katz

podcast Jun 12, 2020

Like a reef or rainforest, what we call a human is actually a multispecies superorganism — technically a "holobiont." We evolved to exist with our microbes and the microbiomes of others. Breast milk co-evolved to feed the growing garden in an infant's gut. We exchange microbes when we hug and kiss or have a pet in the house. Today, Ara Katz, co-founder of Seed, talks about the importance...

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To My Fellow Mothers in Quarantine with Schuyler Grant

podcast Jun 12, 2020

None of us imagined motherhood under these conditions. Some of us are essential workers navigating front-line jobs, but most of us are now stay-at-home moms, our careers vying with our kids for breathing room. Schuyler Grant hosts today's Mother's Day episode where she, along with other mothers, reflect on what it means to be a mom in this moment.


Schuyler: Welcome to the Commune podcast, a...

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What Drug Companies Don't Disclose with Allison Behringer

podcast Jun 12, 2020

Capitalism bombards us with the message, “You’re not enough, but to compensate we're going to sell you a product.” This gets particularly dangerous when the products are pills and medical devices, and in particular, hormonal birth control. Today, Allison Behringer, creator of the Bodies podcast, shares her personal story with "the pill" and discusses how the -isms (sexism,...

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Tapping to Let Go with Nick Ortner

podcast Jun 12, 2020

Is your personal narrative true? Or do you manipulate and aggregate past phenomena to support your current story? Today, Nick Ortner, CEO of The Tapping Solution, talks about how the simple technique of tapping can powerfully address fear and anxiety and aid the process of healing. Plus, experience a short tapping session!


Jeff: Nick Ortner, CEO of The Tapping Solution. Thank you for coming...

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Happiness Right Here with Danielle LaPorte

podcast Jun 12, 2020

Our patterns of behavior are often rooted in our lack of self-worth. When there is something wrong on the inside, our instinct is to look for external agents to deal with those issues. However, radiance only comes from self-reflection. In today's episode, Danielle LaPorte discusses the importance of introspection, as it allows us to forgive, better understand our stories, and reach a place...

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Stay Woke with Justin Michael Williams

podcast Jun 12, 2020

What is the new world story that will spin out of our situation? Meditation doesn’t necessarily lead to a passive life — it can also encourage an active one. Today, author and recording artist Justin Michael Williams talks about how meditation helps us quiet the mind and rest in gratitude while becoming engaged members in our community. Together, we can be part of the solution.


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Return to Local with Helena Norberg-Hodge

podcast Jun 12, 2020

If ever there was an opportunity to introduce a more local way of life, one not engineered for corporate globalism, it is now. Today’s guest is the founder and director of Local Futures, Helena Norberg-Hodge, who discusses how we can address some of the world's most salient issues, from global warming to income inequality, through localization. Yes, we CAN create sustainable local...

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A Nutritional Wasteland with Ocean Robbins

podcast Jun 12, 2020

Why are so many of us sick when we value health? The American way of processing and marketing food is spreading. All over the world waistlines are expanding, hospitals are filling up, and people are getting sick with chronic illnesses. In the time of COVID-19, our health is becoming more important than ever before. Today, we talk about the relationships between immunity and a healthy diet,...

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Allow Yourself to Let Go with Tracee Stanley

podcast Jun 12, 2020

When information overloads us, we need a reset. But how do we really surrender and let go of so much thinking? Today, Tracee discusses how Yoga Nidra can help us quiet the mind, unwind and understand our stories, and ultimately reach a place of discernment and clarity.


Tracee Stanley: My name is Tracee Stanley and I was brought up on Long Island. And I would say the quickest way for me to...

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How to Support Your Immune System with Dr. Mark Hyman

podcast Jun 12, 2020

In today’s episode, Dr. Mark Hyman shares a wide range of options for boosting your immune system — from food groups and supplements to practices and rituals. He and Jeff also delve into food policy, environmentalism, and how the pandemic may impact our approach to health moving forward.


INTRO: Welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring...

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