Fatherhood with Shannon’s Dad: The Honorable Judge Michael Algeo

Fatherhood with Shannon’s Dad: The Honorable Judge Michael Algeo

The Honorable Michael J. Algeo is currently Special Counsel to the State's Attorney for Montgomery County, MD and serves as the Felony Trial Team Leader in the Circuit Court. Judge Algeo is an Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law of American University and Montgomery College. He is the author of Crimes and the Constitution, a criminal law text used at Montgomery College.

Oh yes, he’s also my Dad ;)

You’ll Learn:

  • What it means to be a father

  • Michael’s lessons from the Vietnam war

  • What matters most in life

  • Shannon’s story of coming out to his dad

  • How music has the power to heal and bring us together

Lauren Taus: Your Body is a Holy Land

Lauren Taus: Your Body is a Holy Land

With decades of experience as a yoga teacher and licensed clinical therapist, Lauren Taus guides people in embodied healing to alchemize personal and intergeneration pain. She works with the body, the mind and the spirit to transform lives, and guide individuals into their highest, most authentic expression. Lauren works with cutting edge technology in her approaches, most recently certified by MAPS to use MDMA for treatment resistant complex trauma cases.

You’ll Learn:

  • Why Lauren took a break from teaching yoga and being a therapist to explore conflict resolution in the Middle East

  • How your body is a Holy Land

  • The importance of listening as tool for healing and resolution

  • How understanding multiple perspectives shifts the divisive delusion of the “other”

47 Days of Sober Shannon (and counting…)

47 Days of Sober Shannon (and counting…)

“When we make the choices that are most empowering for our highest self, we become exponentially more tapped in to our ability to influence ourselves and the world ” — Shannon Algeo

IN THIS EPISODE, I SHARE:

  • Why I decided to do this sober experiment

  • How sobriety is helping me be more present

  • My sober experience at my Irish Catholic family wedding

  • What it looks like to show up as our WHOLE selves

Sheri Salata: The Beautiful No

Sheri Salata: The Beautiful No

SHERI SALATA is a writer/producer, cofounder of the pillarlife.com and cohost of the podcast The Sheri + Nancy Show. Her current ventures are the evolution of her 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Her action-packed days as Executive Producer on The Oprah Winfrey Show were chronicled in the acclaimed docuseries Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Sheri also served as Co-President of Harpo Studios and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.

You’ll Learn:

  • Sheri’s story from working at 7-Eleven to becoming the Executive Producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show

  • How to embrace “The Beautiful NO”

  • Wisdom from Abraham Hicks that has transformed Sheri’s life

  • Why it’s so important to practice radical, non-negotiable self care

Yogarupa Rod Stryker: The Sanctuary Within

Yogarupa Rod Stryker: The Sanctuary Within

Yogarupa Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga®, the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom and creator of the meditation and Yoga Nidra app, Sanctuary with Rod Stryker. He has been teaching since 1982, dedicating his life to improving lives through his lectures, writing, creativity, leadership, service and family life.

You’ll Learn:

  • What is “enlightened sleep?”

  • How Yoga Nidra helps us wake up from the dream of our lives

  • Rod’s story and wisdom from teaching yoga for 40 years

  • The power of the yoga practice to awaken our conscience

Megan Monahan: Don’t Hate, Meditate!

Megan Monahan: Don’t Hate, Meditate!

After working in the stressful world of the music industry for 7 years, Megan reached a breaking point in 2009 and knew that she needed to create a change. Although she was living the life she thought she always wanted, she was unhealthy, unhappy and felt burned out from life. Megan turned to The Chopra Center for Wellbeing to learn how to create life balance and manage her stress. She’s now a certified instructor in Primordial Sound Meditation.

YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Megan’s journey from the music industry to meditation

  • How meditation helps us to be more present in our lives

  • The connection between manifestation and meditation

  • Why trust is such an important practice

Mark Groves: Create the Love and Be True to You

Mark Groves: Create the Love and Be True to You

Mark Groves is a Human Connection Specialist – an emotional translator, writer, speaker and coach. Mark has a fun, no BS approach to exploring the human condition and the fundamentals of all our human connections

Through his work, Mark helps people understand their emotional matrix and how to master themselves and their words. His clients range from individuals and couples, to businesses and leaders

He takes what you think you want, finds out what you really want, and gives you the tools to achieve your goals.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to stay true to yourself in intimate relationships

  • The gifts of heartbreak

  • What is codependency and how do we heal it?

  • Why we are biologically designed to “need” each other

  • How playful boundaries create better communication

Deepak Chopra: Know Who You Are

Deepak Chopra: Know Who You Are

An expert in the field of mind-body healing, Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned speaker and author on the subject of alternative medicine. He believes that the human body is composed of energy, and thus human aging is fluid and changeable, depending on the determination of one's state of mind.

You’ll Learn:

  • Who is the YOU experiencing this moment?

  • The BIGGEST fear to overcome that leads to ultimate freedom

  • How our understanding of the Universe is evolving through science

  • Deepak’s writing process that’s allowed him to write over 80 books in this lifetime


Kerri Kelly: Waking Up to Whiteness (Brave, Messy, Urgent)

Kerri Kelly: Waking Up to Whiteness (Brave, Messy, Urgent)

Kerri Kelly is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement to mobilize the well-being community into a powerful force for change. Her work was sparked on 9/11, when she lost her fireman step-dad in the Towers. She quickly discovered the power of mindfulness, not just as a tool for personal healing, but as a catalyst for collective change.

You’ll Learn:

  • What we can do to make well-being more accessible to marginalized communities

  • How does White Fragility arise in us?

  • The way we become complicit in white supremacy and how we can check ourselves

  • What powerful white allyship looks like

  • How we can show up for marginalized communities and dismantle systems of oppression


Nicole Cardoza: A Serial Entrepreneur Reclaiming Healing

Nicole Cardoza: A Serial Entrepreneur Reclaiming Healing

Nicole Cardoza is a serial entrepreneur passionate about the reclamation of healing. Nicole is the executive director of Yoga Foster, a national nonprofit that gives free and low-cost yoga training to educators, the co-founder of Mental Health League, a charitable retail company, and dahla, which fosters financial wellness for women.

You’ll Learn:

  • How Nicole’s non-profit Yoga Foster is empowering teachers to teach yoga in schools

  • Why it’s so important for the wellness community to be more inclusive

  • Breaking the stigma around mental health through the Mental Health League

  • Transforming your relationship with money so you can finally make a dahla!


Antwan Saca: Healing PTSD + Trauma in Israel-Palestine

Antwan Saca: Healing PTSD + Trauma in Israel-Palestine

Antwan was born in Jerusalem to a Christian family from the city of Bethlehem. He has spent his adult life working towards the dream of peace and justice in the Holy Land.

You’ll Learn:

  • Begin to understand the complex and subtle nature of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict

  • What is the impact of militarization on both Israelis and Palestinians?

  • How physical barriers become mental/emotional barriers between people.

  • What happens when victim and victimizer give each other space to express the impact of pain and trauma


Layla Saad: Become a Good Ancestor

Layla Saad: Become a Good Ancestor

As a widely read writer, a globally sought speaker and a popular podcast host, Layla Saad is passionate about creating Inspiration, Education & Activation for personal and collective change in the world.

You’ll Learn:

  • Layla’s journey to viral popularity through calling out racism and White Supremacy in the spiritual community

  • How doing the real inner work can help heal systems of racism + oppression

  • What is #MeAndWhiteSupremacy?

  • An exploration of what it means to be a good ancestor

  • Terms like Tone Policing, White Saviorism, Ally Cookies, and more.

Shaman Durek: Let us PLAY

Shaman Durek: Let us PLAY

Shaman Durek is an evolutionary innovator, spirit hacker, women's empowerment leader and a visionary for the New Age. Durek has devoted decades to study and practice in becoming a thought leader and spiritual enthusiast for people all over the world.

You’ll Learn:

  • What is “spirit shamanism?”

  • How to connect to nature’s codes.

  • The importance of PLAY to break down toxic patterns.

  • Shaman Durek’s thoughts on “plant” medicine.

My Social Media Detox: 7 Lessons Learned

My Social Media Detox: 7 Lessons Learned

After being challenged by a friend, I took a 40-day social media detox from Instagram and Facebook.

I’ve lived to tell the tale and am now sharing the 7 BIG lessons I learned from 40 days without Facebook or Instagram.

My hope is that -- through my experience -- you will be inspired to consider your own relationship with social media so that you can be empowered in the way you engage with it (and truthful about its impact on your everyday life).

How to Heal: Voice

How to Heal: Voice

What happens when we suppress our vocal expression due to fear?

Each time we speak, we use the vibration of our voice to bring the unseen energies into the world. Each word that we utter is a great act of courage, faith, and vulnerability.

In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • What happens when you “hold your tongue”

  • The power of the fifth chakra -- speaking truth

  • 5 Steps to set your voice free

  • Practical prayer to use the vibration of your voice to speak your truth into existence

How to Heal: Heartbreak

How to Heal: Heartbreak

What is heartbreak?

Heartbreak is not the brokenness of your own heart, but rather a severing of the amount of open, fluid, boundaryless connection between your heart and the heart of another specific person. It’s the reclaiming of your emotional power.

In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • Is your heart breaking or opening?

  • The power of the fourth chakra -- emotional power

  • 6 Steps to activate the healing of your heart

  • Practical prayer to open yourself to the infinite power of love’s limitless vibration