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Sober Curious with Ruby Warrington

podcast Jun 11, 2020

Would life be better without alcohol? It’s the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a “problem” with alcohol or not. Ruby Warrington is the author of Sober Curious and one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement. When we question why we drink on autopilot, the answers lead us deep into what it means to live an empowered, fulfilling life.


Welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring some of the world’s greatest teachers. We’re on a mission to inspire, heal, pass down wisdom, and bring the world closer together.  

This is the Commune podcast, where each week we explore the ideas and practices that help us live healthy, connected and purpose-filled lives. You can check out our courses, our community and everything we do at onecommune.com.

Over the past couple of months, we have talked a lot about addiction on the show. I certainly have a new...

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Granny Annie’s Gardening Story

the lab Jun 11, 2020

Julia and I recently had the great relief of unloading our gardening woes into the caring hands of Schuyler’s mother, Ann (aka Granny Annie). 

Ann was homesteading outside of Sebastapol, CA long before I was a glint in my mother’s eye, and upon hearing of our mangled cucumbers and decimated kale, she leaned in and with a dramatic whisper told us, “I have a story for you.”

Here it is, transcribed (and lightly edited) directly from her archives. I hope you enjoy, “Advice from a Polish Gentleman,” by Ann Grant:


I’ve got an enormous garden: a veggie garden that yells at me starting in early spring and continues loud well into fall. 

Then I have a landscape garden. I like to think that of this as an “estate.” Not quite as overweening as the garden of some Englishman’s castle, a lord or a duke, and being the inheritor of generations of such folk. No, I don’t pretend to that degree of “estate.”...

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Behind the Curtain

podcast Jun 11, 2020

For every hour a teacher is on camera filming a Commune course, we spend several hours with them off camera — meeting, planning, having meals together. Today, Jeff chats with Commune’s head of content Jake Laub about how our courses get made and the many lessons we learn from teachers during the moments in between.


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Welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring some of the world’s greatest teachers. We’re on a mission to inspire, heal, pass down wisdom, and bring the world closer together.  

This is the Commune podcast, where each week we explore the ideas and practices that help us live healthy, connected and purpose-filled lives. You can check out our courses, our community and everything we do at onecommune.com

Many of you have taken a course on our Commune platform. In fact, since we launched in September 2018, 1.2 million people have registered for one of our programs. We’re still a long way...

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Back Health for Life with Schuyler Grant

podcast Jun 11, 2020

If you have lower back pain, you are not alone: 80 percent of adults suffer low back pain at some point in their lives. Today our guide to this topic is yoga teacher Schuyler Grant. How to sit, how to stand, how to sleep, even how stress and psychology interact with chronic pain — she covers it all. Check out her new Commune course, Back to the Core, at onecommune.com/core.


Jeff VO: Welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring some of the world’s greatest teachers. We’re on a mission to inspire, heal, pass down wisdom, and bring the world closer together.  

This is the Commune podcast, where each week we explore the ideas and practices that help us live healthy, connected and purpose-filled lives.

You can check out our courses, our community and everything we do at onecommune.com 

If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. 80 percent of adults suffer low back pain at some point in their lives from muscle...

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Super Attractor with Gabby Bernstein

podcast Jun 11, 2020

Gabrielle Bernstein is the author of more than six bestselling books, including her latest, Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams. That sounds pretty ambitious, but as you will hear from Gabby — pushing, controlling, and “manic manifesting” are actually the biggest blocks to harnessing your super attractor power. In fact, it is our ability to let go and receive that allow abundance in.


Jeff VO: Welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring some of the world’s greatest teachers. We’re on a mission to inspire, heal, pass down wisdom, and bring the world closer together.  

This is the Commune podcast, where each week we explore the ideas and practices that help us live healthy, connected and purpose-filled lives. You can check out our courses, our community and everything we do at onecommune.com

Gabrielle Bernstein is the author of more than six bestselling books,...

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The New Enlightenment

podcast Jun 11, 2020

So often we focus our New Year's resolutions on our deficiencies of character or habits, imagining a future with a better job, six-pack abs, or a fulfilling relationship. Today, I ask you to extend this intention practice outside yourself and ask a bigger question, “What is your vision for the world you want to live in?” What are the attributes of that society? What are its values?


Hey, It’s Jeff. And welcome to a new decade of the Commune podcast.  

Happy new year to everyone. This is the time of year when we reflect, take a personal inventory and make resolutions for the year ahead. So often these resolutions address deficiencies of our character or our habits based on an imagined future, a future with perhaps a better job, six-pack abs, a fulfilling relationship. Today, I ask you to extend this intention practice outside yourself and ask a bigger question, “What is your vision for the world you want to live in?” Really take some time and...

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The Words That Moved Me

podcast Jun 11, 2020

Pull up a chair by our digital fireside as Jeff reads three pieces that influenced him this year — a letter from spiritual teacher Ram Dass, a speech by Robert Kennedy, and a short story from singer-songwriter Portia Nelson. We hope these words move you, too.


Hey, it’s Jeff and welcome to the Commune podcast. While part of me wishes you are listening to this in real time huddled with your family in front of a crackling fire and an old radio, mug of hot cider in your hand, I suspect you’re on a highway or a treadmill. Nevertheless, it’s Christmas time and while you might not be listening to this during the holiday season, I hope you’ll indulge my 1940’s inspired fantasy. I suppose it’s just a strange time of year as we ponder how we went from celebrating the birth of a spiritual prophet in Nazareth to waiting for a cheery, rotund man from the North Pole to shoot down our chimney. Really, I just want to express my gratitude to all of you...

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Restorative Justice

podcast Jun 11, 2020

Our culture typically defines justice through the lens of crime and punishment. Violate the law and you will be punished. But how does justice address the victim? Are they to be healed through revenge? Today, you will hear the courageous story of Marlee Liss, who sought an alternative path for justice after being sexually assaulted — a path of compassion and transformation.


Jeff: Welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring some of the world’s greatest teachers. We’re on a mission to inspire, heal, pass down wisdom, and bring the world closer together.  

This is the Commune podcast, where each week we explore the ideas and practices that help us live healthy, connected and purpose-filled lives.

You can check out our courses, our community and everything we do at onecommune.com

Human beings have been grappling with the notion of justice for millennia. You may remember the Code of Hammurabi from history class which...

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Healing Society’s Addictions with Russell Brand (Part 2)

podcast Jun 11, 2020

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on recovery with Russell Brand.

Last week we explored how 12-step recovery can be applied to the addictions in our lives, but can the same model work with our society? Can we collectively recognize a problem, commit to change, undertake a thorough inventory, recognize patterns, and create a culture of service? Today we take the 12-steps one step further — from personal to communal.

To hear more from Russell, sign up for his upcoming Recovery course on Commune (onecommune.com/recovery) or check out his Luminary podcast, Under the Skin (luminary.link/russell @hearluminary).


Jeff: Hi, I'm Jeff Krasno and welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring some of the world's greatest teachers. We are on a mission to inspire, heal, pass down wisdom, and bring the world closer together. 

This is the Commune Podcast, where each week we explore the ideas and practices that help us live this healthy,...

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Freedom from Addiction with Russell Brand (Part 1)

podcast Jun 11, 2020

This is Part 1 of a two-part series on recovery with Russell Brand.

Very few of us are free from some form of addiction — alcohol, sugar, sleeping pills, sex, Instagram, co-dependent relationships, the list goes on. Russell points out that all our addictions stem from a common problem: spiritual disconnection. But when we admit we have a problem, believe in real change, accept help from others, and hand over our will and control to a higher power, we can begin to find freedom from our addictions.

To hear more from Russell, sign up for his upcoming Recovery course on Commune (onecommune.com/recovery) or check out his Luminary podcast, Under the Skin (luminary.link/russell @hearluminary).


Jeff: Hi, I'm Jeff Krasno and welcome to Commune, a global wellness community and online course platform featuring some of the world's greatest teachers. We are on a mission to inspire, heal, pass down wisdom, and bring the world closer together.

This is the Commune Podcast, where each week...

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