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Today we’re talking about what wellness really means from a Buddhist perspective. Our guest is Erica Stein, L.A.-based co-host of the podcast Courageous Wellness, and Buddhist practitioner. We cover everything from the powerful experiences that led to Erica beginning her own practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, to what she’s learned about wellness through producing her podcast.
1:55 How Erica started chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
3:01 The family struggles that taught her the value of Buddhism
9:16 Erica’s own struggle with weight that led to a wellness journey
20:03 What it means to treasure your life
22:11 Overcoming body dysmorphia
27:22 The power of community
30:07 How to learn how to take care of yourself
33:08 Helping others is self-care
34:02 How her wellness journey inspires her work
42:07 Connections between wellness and Buddhism
45:03 Turning poison into medicine
50:22 Advice for anyone who is struggling with their wellness journey
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