18. Dr Deb Butler on Mindfulness, Menopause and Starting as a Life Coach

deb040aweb-minAlen talks with Dr Deb Butler about how she overcame her own challenges and became a life coach at age 50 and how she practices and teaches mindfulness.

Deb is a fellow podcaster, board certified chiropractor and acupuncturist. She’s also a certified nutritionist and master weight loss- and life-coach. She has so many wonderful things to share!

To hear Alen’s After-Show conversation with Deb and to sign-up for his private Extras and After Shows podcast, please visit https://extras.innereffort.com/subscribe


October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

New Episodes Coming late September/early October 2016

ie-cover-201610-v1-600x600-minIt’s been a crazy year. CRAZY! But I finally found time to get caught up and I have MANY, MANY new interviews to release.

I also have a ton of “Extras and After Shows” to privately share. I’ve created a private podcasting system that lets folks who want to hear the Extras and After Shows subscribe to their own private podcast feed. Just working the final bugs out right now LOL.

I’m excited! Before I could only email the links to those private episodes. But soon you’ll be able to add it to your podcast app as a free podcast subscription!  (more…)

August 13th, 2016|2 Comments

17. Maddy Moon on Body Image, Being Authentic to Herself, Social Media, Podcasting and Much More

Maddy Moon on Inner Effort with Alen StandishAlen talks with fellow podcaster Maddy Moon about her story that led her to start the popular Mind Body Musings podcast and the different approaches she used to make some major changes in her own life and how she views herself.

When two fellow podcasters get to talking it seems there’s never enough time to cover everything. Nevertheless they still managed to get a lot in and had a great time doing it!


January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

16. Sarahjoy Marsh on Yoga Therapy, Shame & Eating Disorders

Sarahjoy Marsh on Inner EffortA great interview Alen had with Author and Yoga Therapist Sarahjoy Marsh.

Sarahjoy shares her story and struggle with shame and past eating disorders. She goes into incredible detail about the power of yoga and how it impacts the mind and body.

Great conversation!


January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Alen Standish Interview on Healthy University

HealthyU_Logo11-e1453751649862I had a great conversation last month on Alan Eisenberg’s Healthy University Podcast. You can find it here.

We talked about my own struggle with Perfectionism and also why I launched Inner Effort.

I had a lot of fun talking with Alan. You can find his podcast on iTunes. – Alen

January 13th, 2016|0 Comments

15. Anita Wing Lee on Traveling as a Career, Happiness, Meditation, Body Image and Entrepreneurship

AnitaWingLee-InnerEffort300x450-cAnita Wing Lee is a life coach, motivational speaker and entrepreneur who has been traveling the world and sharing her experiences on the new social media platform Periscope.

In this interview, Anita and Alen discuss how she was able to make travelling a career for the last several years, how she’s found happiness, her meditation practices, some past body image challenges and also entrepreneurship. Great conversation!


January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

14. Michael Pollock on Overcoming Television Addiction

MichaelPollock-300x359-cMichael Pollock talks with Alen Standish about how he overcame his television addiction.

Michael is a blogger and life coach who struggled with television addiction. Looking back, Michael realized he was using television to avoid uncomfortable thoughts and feelings of depression. It had grown into a habit that stole his evenings and weekends and left him feeling bad about himself.

You’ll want to hear Michael’s story and learn what he did to get his television watching addiction under control.


November 19th, 2015|0 Comments

13. Megan Messmer on Living Openly with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Megan Messmer on Inner EffortMegan Messmer talks with Alen Standish about her daily struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Megan is a blogger who openly writes about everything. She’s refreshingly honest about her struggles with OCD and the impact it’s had on her life.

For Megan it’s been a story of gradual improvements and small changes — a great approach!


November 12th, 2015|0 Comments

12. Alan Eisenberg on Bullying Recovery, CPTSD, Perfectionism, Anger & Mindfulness

Alan Eisenberg on Inner EffortAlan Eisenberg talks with Alen Standish about his adult bullying recovery that stemmed from being a childhood victim of emotional and physical bullying.

Alan helps us understand that the effects of bullying can stay with us for the rest of our lives. He also talks in detail about CPTSD, his struggle with perfectionism and anger and how important mindfulness and taking care of himself were in his recovery.


November 5th, 2015|0 Comments

11. Aaron Walker on Purpose, Gratitude, Perfectionism and Overcoming a Tragic Accident

Aaron Walker on Inner EffortAaron Walker talks with Alen Standish about purpose, gratitude, perfectionism and overcoming a tragic accident.

Aaron Walker is an amazing entrepreneur and life coach. He talks about the importance of living with purpose and intention and the roles they played in his life. He also discusses the different struggles he’s had to overcome including living with the consequences of a tragic automobile accident.

A great conversation!


October 29th, 2015|0 Comments