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Pausing with Erric Solomon

In episode 29 of The Pausecast...

  • Experience a "bluesky" pause guided by Erric

  • How to stop the ticker-tape mind

  • How Radically Happy happened with Phakchock Rinpoche

  • How being a lion and less like a dog helps you  

  • How Erric's buddhist background helps him pause

  • How to find meaning and avoid the struggle

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Erric Solomon


Erric Solomon is the co-author of Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind. Throughout his career as a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur and as an innovative meditation teacher, has been interested in understanding the mind and how it functions, both as a user-experience designer and as a mind hacker. 

As a participant in the Logo Group at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, he interacted with some of the world’s deepest thinkers on how to make intelligent machines. This experience inspired a lifelong passion to understand the mind and how it functions, and it led Erric to the study of Buddhist theories of mind and the nature of consciousness. He has been an invited speaker to lead seminars and retreats in corporate settings—such as the WorldBank and Silicon Valley tech firms—as well as in prisons, temples, and Buddhist centers across the United States and Europe.



Rachael O'Meara


Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.


For the past tweleve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. 

Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on and the TEDx stage in 2019.


Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!).


She has a certificate in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.

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