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Entertainment Tonight Canada correspondent and radio host Roz Weston says Transcendental Meditation made him a better broadcaster
by Ken Chawkin
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28 August 2015
[Media relations expert Ken Chawkin comments on an article—''Radio host Roz Weston finds success in meditation and professionalism''—that appeared recently in The Globe and Mail (Canada), and includes a brief excerpt.]
ET Canada (Entertainment Tonight) correspondent and Radio host Roz Weston shares how Transcendental Meditation helped him become a better professional broadcaster. Roz Weston first learned broadcasting while interning with the Howard Stern Show. ''The lesson that I took away from that is that success at that level is about being professional.'' Today he co-hosts his own morning show on Toronto's KiSS 92.5 FM and interviews many top celebrities for ET Canada. . . .
[The article] is filled with sound professional advice and tips on how to be an authentic interviewer. And for someone who works 13-hour days, it also says a lot about the sustaining power of Transcendental Meditation! The article was published Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. [The introduction and an excerpt from the Globe and Mail article follow:]
As a correspondent on ET Canada, Roz Weston has interviewed A-listers like George Clooney and It Girls like Amy Schumer. When he's not working the red carpet, the former Howard Stern intern is the co-host of KiSS 92.5 radio morning show The Roz and Mocha Show. It's a hectic schedule, which is why Weston takes twenty minutes out of every day to meditate. Here, he shares some of the secrets to his success, including why he would happily interview Alec Baldwin every day.
The secret to boundless energy in 20 minutes
A few years ago I was feeling very overwhelmed by the pace of my life and the responsibilities I had. I was looking for something and I didn't know what. I heard about Transcendental Meditation [a form of . . . meditation founded by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the mid-1950s and practiced by notables such as Jerry Seinfeld and Oprah Winfrey] from a friend. I'm not a religious person at all, so it was nothing to do with that. It was first described to me as yoga for your mind. You shut everything down, you go deep and when you come out of it you have so much energy. It is a literal recharge. In the middle of the day when we all break for lunch, my colleagues all go to the cafeteria and I go to my dressing room and meditate for 20 minutes and then I'm good to go. A 13-hour workday with five hours' sleep is not a problem. . . . I now have the ability to deal with issues, thoughts, information so much more effectively than I did before. I no longer feel overwhelmed. I used to feel overwhelmed every second of the day.
Read the rest of this excellent article filled with some solid career advice.
[Ken Chawkin continues:]
The Back Story and More
Roz had a desire to learn about Transcendental Meditation and wasn't sure how to do it properly. So, in September 2013, they welcomed the most calm relaxing guest in Roz & Mocha history! They interviewed actor, comedian, and Certified Toronto, Canada TM teacher Lucie Guest about Transcendental Meditation on KiSS 92.5.
As you just read, Roz did finally learn TM and benefited greatly from it. This June, he was invited to meet Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Dave Attell, Vanessa Bayer, Mike Birbiglia, and Colin Quinn—members of the TrainWreck Comedy Tour who were performing at Massey Hall. They were donating VIP tickets to the David Lynch Foundation to help bring Transcendental Meditation to at-risk teens and abused women who suffer from trauma and toxic stress. Roz also met with DLF Executive Director Bob Roth.
Speaking of Alec Baldwin, you can listen to him on his WNYC talk show, Here's The Thing, asking Jerry Seinfeld how he found out about and learned Transcendental Meditation.
And since Roz interned at The Howard Stern Show, you may also enjoy eavesdropping on Howard and Jerry sharing their own TM stories. They seemed to have learned around the same time on Long Island (New York). Much to Jerry's surprise, Howard shares with him how his mother's life was turned around after learning TM, how she took him to the local Center to learn to meditate, and how Howard had actually interviewed Maharishi twice.
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