Free Your Inner Guru

Free Your Inner Guru

Welcome to Free Your Inner Guru, the podcast for and about conscious leaders and change-makers. Hosted by Laura Tucker, Free Your Inner Guru is designed to inspire with strategies that work and stories that resonate. Leaders share stories and insights from their journey so we can learn how to connect to our inner wisdom. Guests share the philosophy, tools and strategies they use to embrace their core values and carve out an empowered, meaningful path to lasting impact.... Show More

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January 15, 2021 105 min
Nathanael Garrett Novosel wants to help you systematically create a life that is meaningful to you. In his career as a professional researcher and advisor, Nathanael has researched psychology, evolutionary biology, organizational best practices, leadership decision making, business, technology, finance, and philosophy to understand how the world as we know it works and why. In his book The Meaning of Life: A Guide To Finding ...
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December 25, 2020 16 min
A story about my first quiet Christmas resonates with Christmas 2020. May your focus this holiday season bring you ease and grace. Laura Original video on Instagram Original blog on lauratucker.com
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Author and therapist Bridgit Dengel Gaspard explains how the double bind is often the cause of why we get stuck just short of accomplishing our goals. Have you ever been caught between a rock and a hard place, unable to find a palatable - let alone winnable - option? If you've ever felt this way, you'll recognize your situation as a double bind. "One of the best-kept secrets of your Inner Critic is that it play...
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November 26, 2020 69 min
K A Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. K A Tucker has published 31 books and is the internationally bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, The Simple Wild, Be the Girl, and Say You Still Love Me. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, Publisher's Weekly, Oprah ...
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Seth Godin is the author of 19 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. Seth’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Akimbo Workshops, online seminars that have transformed the work of thousands of people. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be famil...
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Louise Karch is a name whisperer and the author of the multi-award-winning book Word Glue: Find your Million Dollar Brand Name. Louise Karch has been naming things all her life. She believes that naming and conscious leadership go hand in hand. Word Glue is like having an award-winning naming agency in your pocket. It’s a beautifully designed handbook that contains all of Louise’s naming secrets. Conversation highlights: Louise sh...
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October 7, 2020 66 min
John Larson wants to transform coaching from “all conversation” to something more tangible and meaningful in the world.  John Larson is the founder of CoachAccountable, a powerful tool designed to make coaching better, and bring it to the mainstream. In this high energy conversation, John shares how his own personal development journey led him to create CoachAccountable, a platform that turns coaching into documented wisdom.  John...
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September 30, 2020 25 min
Podcasts make us laugh, cry, learn and have the power to inspire.  In this special solo episode for International Podcast Day, I share all the reasons I’m grateful for podcasts – as a host and an avid podcast listener. At the end, I’ve got a special invitation for you to join me for a live celebration this coming Friday, October 2nd. Mentioned in this episode: Contact me on Instagram or on Facebook Want more conscious conversat...
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Psychic and spiritual advisor Julie Min is back for a deep dive into the role of personal responsibility in our healing journey. Julie Min is a psychic, spiritual counselor, and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and the fatal sweat lodge led by James Arthur Ray. It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since Julie’s first visit to Free Your Inner Guru. She is back to share wisdom gained from her life experience and commitment...
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This is a continuation of the conversation with Brandy Amstel in Episode 70.  Listen to find out whether or not we saw James Arthur Ray as a guru, the dynamic between leader and learner on the personal growth journey, agency and self governance, and looking for the light side of self help. If you haven’t listened to Part 1,  I suggest you back to Episode 70 for context.  Listening online?  You can find it here.. Mentioned in this...
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Brandy Amstel is an award-winning sculptor, painter and filmmaker.  “Being expressed is my art.” Brandy Amstel has a passion for using her gifts, skills and talents to generate a deeper spiritual conversation about the human experience and what it means to live from love, freedom, and full self expression. Brandy is featured in episodes 1 and 2 of the Wondery podcast Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment.  I invited Brandy to be a...
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We need to shake up the status quo. Laura Tucker reflects on her involvement in the Wondery podcast Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment. In this episode I share what it was like to participate in this huge podcast and why I lend my voice to projects that tell the story about what happened at James Arthur Ray’s Spiritual Warrior retreat in October 2009 when Kirby Brown, James Shore, and Liz Neuman died after a “sweat lodge” ceremo...
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Brad Warner and Free Your Inner Guru host Laura Tucker talk about Letters to a Dead Friend About Zen and the dangers of pushing for a spiritual breakthrough before you are ready. Brad Warner is a Soto Zen priest, bass guitarist for the punk band Zero Defex and the author of Letters to a Dead Friend About Zen. In his most recent book, Brad Warner introduces us to Zen Buddhism through the perspective of letters he writes to his frie...
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June 19, 2020 69 min
Charles Wilson is a pianist and composer who believes music is medicine. Artist and composer Charles Wilson plays the piano and tours at the highest levels of the music industry.  He has worked with Justin Timberlake, Rhianna, John Mayer, Demi Lovato and Cirque de Soleil’s Michael Jackson Immortal. Charles shares his professional journey, including his recent return to his roots in classical music. At his publisher’s request, beg...
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Nafissa Shireen is an Income Growth Mentor and Coach, the owner of Believe & See Ranch, and the host of Living Forward TV on YouTube. I invited Nafissa on to pick her brain about why British Columbia has had a less dramatic experience of the COVID 19 pandemic compared to Ontario, Quebec, and much of the United States. We had a big conversation that touches on every theme that’s important to this podcast:  conscious leadership, ...
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Listen. Empathize. Amplify. In this episode, host Laura Tucker shares her point of view on racism, the role of shame in suppression, and how we can all use our power of influence for good. Mentioned in this episode: Written version of “Where Can We Use Our Power for Good?” David R Hawkins, Power vs Force:  The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior Want more conscious conversations in your life? Support the podcast and join the ...
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Jill Castle says every child, from toddler to teen, wants some level of autonomy and agency. She says it’s all very normal, but it can throw parents for a loop.  It’s difficult for parents to know in their heart that they are struggling, and not know where to get help. In this episode, Jill Castle and Free Your Inner Guru® host Laura Tucker talk about the dance between getting what you need as a parent, raising an independent, aut...
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The expression “pandemic pivot” is making me nauseous. Especially when it’s used in marketing. Apparently I’m not alone on this one. How we use our words says a lot about us, literally, figuratively, and spiritually.  And some things are just cringe-worthy. Whether the cause is the words themselves, how they’re being used, or the person using them, we should pay attention. Would you want to know if you are triggering a barf reflex?...
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April 8, 2020 49 min
James Victore is a MoMA artist, designer, and author of Feck Perfuction – Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life. James Victore joins Laura to explore his book Feck Perfection and creativity as an essential leadership skill in our suddenly changed world. Highlights from this conversation, recorded on March 26, 2020: How social isolation and physical distancing have affected James Victore’s day to day life and business. Why ...
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March 31, 2020 17 min
Have you been feeling disconnected in this time of physical isolation? We can be physically isolated and still use one of our superpowers – creativity – to connect with others in new ways.  In this unprecedented time of physical isolation, Free Your Inner Guru host Laura Tucker explores the importance of community and connection. Mentioned in this episode: Want something to make you smile?  Here’s Laura’s family singing Happy Birth...
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