“When we can pause and can respond from a place of compassion, and a place of love, and a place of understanding, which is what meditation is all about … then you don’t have to react to somebody.” — Justin Michael Williams

Today I interviewed Justin Michael Williams. From growing up with gunshot holes outside of his bedroom window, to sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra, Justin Michael Williams knows the power of healing to overcome. He is a UCLA Alumnus, author, top 20 recording artist, and transformational speaker whose work has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Grammy.com, Yoga Journal, Billboard, Wanderlust, and South by Southwest. With over a decade of teaching experience, Justin has become a pioneering millennial voice
for diversity and inclusion in wellness. More: StayWokeGiveBack.com

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Make sure to check out his book Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us:

In this episode Melania interviews Justin about:
Why you should ask yourself: If you know were going to die in two months what would you do?
Meditation is more like going to the gym than being relaxing
The best way to create change when dealing with misguided comments
What to do when you want to have an important conversation but jargon gets in the way
Why it is important to go into a conversation with curiosity
Understanding being more important than agreement