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Welcome to a virtual gathering that will kindle your curiosity and soothe your soul! Join Martha Beck for the podcast edition of her weekly Facebook event, and listen in as she touches on a spirituality or personal growth topic that’s on her mind. 

You’ll also hear the lively conversation that follows as Martha opens the floor to questions from the live viewers. With topics ranging from courage to creativity, purpose to intuition, these discussions will engage and support you on your journey to self-knowledge. 

Ready to connect with a community of like-minded seekers? Welcome to The Gathering Room Podcast.

Latest Episodes

Image for The Gathering Pod A Martha Beck Podcast Episode #141 Solving the Puzzles of Our Lives

Martha says one reason we humans are a strange species is because we love to make jigsaw puzzles—beautiful pictures that we cut up into tiny pieces and disassemble, and then put back together. And we don’t like them to [...]

Episode #140

The Way Back to Happy

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You’ve heard of the fight and flight reflexes, but what about flop and fake?

Flop and fake (also known as fawn) are two of the other responses in the polyvagal system, a theory about how our nervous systems adapt to [...]

Image for The Gathering Pod A Martha Beck Podcast Episode #139 Letting the Force Steer Your Life

We’re not trained to think of a spiritually led life as being hilarious or silly or goofy. But as Martha reminds us, laughter is the beginning of prayer.

In this episode of The Gathering Pod: Letting the Force Steer Your [...]

Image for The Gathering Pod A Martha Beck Podcast Episode #138 When Stopping is the Way to Go

“Be prepared to stop.” 

This is serious life advice, Martha says, because no matter what we’re doing (or how much we want to continue doing it), at some point we’re going to get interrupted by life.

Whenever we have to stop [...]

Episode #137

Dropping Anchor

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Are you familiar with polyvagal theory? 

It may sound highly scientific, but Martha says polyvagal theory has a profound effect on spiritual practice as well, and she’s talking all about it in this episode of The Gathering Room: Dropping Anchor.

The [...]

Image for The Gathering Pod A Martha Beck Podcast Episode #136 The Best of the Gathering Room – Episode 110: How to Let the Light In

It’s The Best of the Gathering Pod, and this week we’re revisiting another listener favorite from the vault—Episode 110: How to Let the Light In.

In this episode, Martha talks about her “rage to master” and the paradox of imperfection: [...]

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