Episode 61:Cory Muscara

If you are feeling anxious, nervous, out of sorts since COVID-19 has entered the collective consciousness, this episode will provide the respite you seek.

Cory Muscara is an international speaker and teacher on the topics of presence and wellbeing. He has taught mindfulness-based leadership as faculty at Columbia University and currently serves as an instructor of positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2012, Cory spent 6 months in silence living as a monk in Burma, meditating 14-20 hours per day, and now aims to bring these teachings to people in a practical and usable way. Named by Dr. Oz as one of the nation’s leading experts on mindfulness, his meditations have been heard more than 10 million times in over 100 countries. Cory is the #1 downloaded meditation expert on the Simple Habit app, host of the top-ranked podcast, Practicing Human, and is the author of the bestselling book, Stop Missing Your Life: How to Be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World. 

In this peaceful and actionable episode, Cory and Freddie take a deep look at meditation, the best way to manage your emotions, practical strategies to implement today, Freddie’s one lesson from 20 years of illness, one simple way to get started with meditation, and so much more. No matter if your life has changed a little or a lot since COVID-19, there are many gems to discover in this conversation.


1:54 – What Cory brings to the paradigm of self-wellness

5:00 – The power of mindfulness for health

8:17 – What led Cory to go on a 6-month silent retreat

14:50 – The one question all entrepreneurs need to ask themselves

17:13 – Bringing childlike curiosity to your work and practice

19:28 – How mindfulness can provide the tools to help us during lockdown and quarantine

24:41 – Wrestling with our illusion of control

28:02 – Practical strategies to release stress and anxiety during the current COVID-19 crisis

35:11 – The familiar patterns Cory sees now with COVID-19

40:05 – Why doesn’t meditation make me happy?

44:18 – Getting started with your meditation practice

45:33 – A story of transformational healing

51:44 – Do you want to live in higher vibration and abundance?

55:43 – Getting started with meditation

58:31 – Cory’s one wish for the human world

59:18 – What does it mean to be beautifully broken?



Check out his website – http://www.stopmissingyourlife.com/

Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/corymuscara/

Listen to his podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/practicing-human/id1299444208

Read his book – https://www.amazon.com/Stop-Missing-Your-Life-Present/dp/0738285293



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I’m Freddie Kimmel, a Functional Health Coach, Reiki Healer, Certified Personal Trainer, Gut Health Specialist, and a proud cancer survivor. I help men and women eliminate brain fog, bloat and belly fat through gut health.


I’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Full Plate Podcast, An Excellent Example of Being Human, State of the Arts on LA talk radio and Dance Magazine. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY Brockport, attended SUNY Fredonia, and graduated from the Institute of Functional Health Coaching.


I can be found in NYC living each day to its fullest and focused on creating more value than what I capture. Please stand back from the awesomeness that’s about to unfold. 



Interview: Cory Muscara

Podcast edited and mixed by 51 features. Connect with Andrew at andrew {at} 51features {dot} com.