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Spotlight: Our Bodies, Ourselves

No one knows more about our bodies than we do. However, we must listen to them. Our bodies are constantly giving us feedback as to how we are doing. Christine Page, M.D. practices integrative health medicine and reminds us that when we keep ignoring these messages, our bodies will stop us in our tracks by […]

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New Dimensions is the longest running, most successful independently produced radio interview program on public radio! If no: ► Please contact them and ask them to add New Dimensions to their program schedule. Your voice makes a difference to your local station! If yes: ► Please let them know that you appreciate it. When you donate […]

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Books by Michael and Justine Toms

Books by Michael and Justine Willis Toms

These books were authored by New Dimensions Radio co-founders, Michael Toms and Justine Willis Toms. Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World by Justine Toms Published: September 3, 2008 ISBN-10: 1571745866 ISBN-13: 978-1571745866 Buy on Amazon This collection of forty-nine short meditative essays helps readers to turn aside from their chaotic lives for a while […]

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Rate and Review Our Programs

Post a Rating and Review Your Favorite Programs Free Listening Pages When you go to our Free Listening programs now you’ll see something new —  a graphic showing where to go to post your opinion about the program after listening. Product Pages On every Product page where you see the Add to Cart button toward […]

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Listen to New Dimensions on YouTube

New YouTube Channel!

Hear Café Programs on YouTube You can now hear some of our free New Dimensions Café short-form radio series on YouTube! Café programs are quarter-hour interview gems that give you a taste of the type of dialogue you might hear from our guests in their longer one-hour programs. Help us Promote our Channel You can help […]

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Growing the Rings of Consciousness

In pondering what makes New Dimensions stand out from the clutter of other programming and interviews now available one must look into the ancestral lineage of conversation covering a broad range of topics highlighting the changing of an age. These conversations have been building on one another for over 40 years, inspiring us to be […]

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Parliament of World Religions

Justine Toms Attends the Parliament of the World’s Religions

Millionth Circle Initiative A group of us attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions together as part of the Millionth Circle Initiative. We gave several presentations at the Parliament, which left us with quite a bit of time to enjoy a virtual cornucopia of offerings. There were over 500 workshops and talks as well as […]

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New Dimensions Spotlight

Spotlight: Science, Theology, and Our Relationship with God

These four programs selected from the New Dimensions archive will take you into some of our deepest questions about our relationship with God: what is effective prayer, how we are quantum beings, how we co-create with the universe, do angels exist, what is the split between science and spirit, the importance of wonder and awe […]

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A Jewel

“There is one place on the planet now where all of the various trends that lead us into the future – spiritual, ecological, social, political – are being expressed, and that is New Dimensions.” Reginald Ray, Spiritual Teacher and author of Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body We Are Grateful for Your Support Dear Friend […]

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Father Bede Griffiths

Spotlight: Father Bede Griffiths – A Mystical Bridge of East and West

Father Bede Griffiths 1906 – 1993. In all the many interviews we’ve done over the years, rarely have we met a truly “holy one” in the full sense of what that means. Fr. Bede lived in a rarified energetic. In the mid-1950s Fr. Bede went to live in India as a Christian monastic and eventually […]

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In a Dark Wood with Anthony Lawlor

Former guest Anthony Lawlor shared this wonderful story with us. “One night I was driving through Iowa and Michael Toms was interviewing David Whyte on New Dimensions. They were talking about Dante. I was in the mid-point of my life and had come to a [metaphoric] dark wood. This conversation was so resonant with where […]

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Spotlight: Coping with Chronic Stress

In these post-modern times, humans are having to face relentless amounts of stress. Here four wisdom leaders share techniques to help us with practical and insightful ways of coping with chronic stress. Finding Happiness, Purpose and Joy with Dan Millman Program #3404 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 What are the four purposes of life and […]

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Food for the Soul

The New Dimensions Team is so grateful for your participation with us in what Joanna Macy calls “The Great Turning”. By listening to New Dimensions, you are feeding yourself positive images and are reinforcing “active hope” for the future. I actually volunteer my time for New Dimensions. That is my donation. I donate all my […]

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A Message from Justine Willis Toms

You Are a Powerful Partner I want to thank you in advance for being such a powerful partner and supporter of the New Dimensions broadcasts. Your most generous contributions are a MAJOR help in New Dimensions overall financial health. I’m asking you to consider a substantial donation at this time. If you are like me, […]

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Let’s Be Like Kindergarteners

In preparing for the interview with Gregg Levoy on this month’s program schedule, I ran across this from his book, Vital Signs. “Through the rapped knuckles of our upbringings most of us learned early on that the full throated expression of who we are isn’t necessarily welcome, and we end up with internalized scolds telling […]

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June 2015 Music Playlist

Airing the Week of June 3 – 9, 2015 Sacred Knowledge From The Indigenous Wisdom of Hawaii with Hank Wesselman, Ph.D. Program #3400 From Album: Punahele Artist: Ray Káne 1994 Dancing Cat Records #08022 38001-2 Opening Essay: Track 01 Wai’anae Slack Key Hula Music Break 1: Track 07 Nanea Kou Maka I Ka Le’ale’a Music Break […]

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May 2015 Music Playlist

Airing the Week of May 6 – 12, 2015 Listening To Your Wise And Beautiful Heart with Judith Orloff, M.D. Program #3324 From Album: Origins Artist: Radhika Miller, David Darling, W.A. Mathieu 1989 Radhika Miller Music #RMM 1108 Opening Essay: Track 03 Net of Gems Music Break 1: Track 01 Origins Music Break 2: Track 03 […]

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A Lifeline of Support

This month we’ll be hearing from Linda Graham author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being. She reminds us that “resources generate the strength, energy, steadiness, and balance we need for adaptive coping.” Resources are the safety net of resilience and we all know that seeking support brings surprising and much […]

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Attention: Use It or Lose It

Spiritual teacher Guy Finley makes a provocative observation in his book The Secret of Your Immortal Self. He points out that the only things that are truly ours to use are: attention and time. I turned this remark over in my mind, asking myself, “Is this true?” As I scanned my life I pondered the […]

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Howard Thurman

What Makes You Come Alive?

Howard Thurman (1899-1981), the great thinker, educator, and peace-activist, often taught that attitude contributes to the wellbeing of our world and our self. In one of his most famous quotes he says: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world […]

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Highway 101

The Seeker Highway

  Some people can tell the history of their lives as a single story that unfolds like a highway that is well marked and is never encumbered with “under construction” detours. Others might say their path was littered with lots of surprises and choices, interruptions and disappointments, and arrivals at some unanticipated places. My life […]

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There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk

At my recommendation, some friends accompanied me to hear one of my favorite musical groups at a small local club. Rising Appalachia is a sister group from New Orleans. The last time I saw them was at a small gathering in someone’s living room. Pleased as punch to be able to share this group with […]

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Curious bears

Being Curious in the Face of Uncertain Times

In a recent talk I gave this past summer in San Francisco, I spoke on the Four Keys for Thriving in Chaotic Times. You may hear the talk in its entirety on our free broadcast airing the week of December 10-16, 2014. After checking into the mid-term election results I’m especially having to practice the […]

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Artemis: Defender of Wildlife

During my recent interview with Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen about the Greek Goddess Artemis, “Mistress of Animals,” I related a story demonstrating how this goddess spontaneously rose up in me. Jean tells us that Artemis was a “daddy’s girl.” I too was the light of my father’s eye. I grew up with three other siblings, […]

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Asking Good Questions Is the Key

I’m always amazed when I’m with someone who knows how to ask truly great questions—the kind of questions that can be of true service. We’ve all had moments of being with friends who are going through a bad patch and we want to be of help, but we don’t know how. Or, maybe we jump […]

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Confessions of a Couch Potato

Basically I have a low threshold for boredom and this is especially true when it comes to exercising. I know I should exercise thus I keep making plans to do it. However, almost all my strategies stay in the realm of “it’s a good idea.” To this end I’ve made some fantastic playlists to accompany […]

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Believe in yourself

Believing In Yourself

My dear friend, role model, and New Dimensions guest Robyn Posin says, “When others are interpreting, analyzing, advising or directing you – they are really only communicating what they believe would be appropriate for themselves were they in your situation. Remember this if you choose to hear their views… Remember, too, that in the deep knowing […]

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Jack and the Beanstock by Jean-Daniel Picard

Hard Grace: What Jack In the Beanstalk Taught Me

Most of us can recall the tale of Jack in the Beanstalk and can remember how we thrilled at the rhythmic chant of the giant ogre, “Fee-fi-fo-fum! I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread.” As an adult and the mother […]

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What’s It All About?

Several years ago I gave myself the gift of a detox retreat at the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego, California. This is a place where you can give your digestive process a break using a cleansing diet along with freshly juiced wheat grass. During my stay there were about one hundred other participants and, […]

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Skipping Rope

We do most of our New Dimensions interviews in a private home in a quiet middle-class neighborhood. The spacious yards are nicely groomed. There are sidewalks and an impressive variety of architecture. As I get out of my car, I notice a young man on the sidewalk next to my car. He’s wearing an electric […]

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Moving: An Impossible Task

Several years ago my partner Michael and I moved from Ukiah to Santa Rosa, California. We’d been living in Mendocino County for more than twenty years. The house had a surprising amount of space where “stuff” could be stuffed—out of sight, out of mind so to speak. For over twenty years we didn’t have to […]

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Thomas Moore

Reimagining A Religion That Feeds Your Soul with Thomas Moore, Ph.D.

Church attendance continues to decline as many of us abandon the religious institutions of our youth. However, in today’s culture the search for the sacred has never been more active. Thomas Moore suggests that nature, art, and accessing the wealth of traditional spiritual wisdom can be of enormous help in revivifying our relationship to religion. […]

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What Color Is Your Palette

Recently I attended the Wisdom 2.0 conference and pushed my edge by sitting in on the Wisdom and Technology day-long Intensive. I found myself in a room full of tech-savvy developers, tech entrepreneurs, and Silicon Valley workers, etc. It definitely pushed my edge. Just keeping up with the language was a challenge. I debated with […]

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Thank You

Back Stage Pass

I’m coming up to the one year anniversary since Michael, my dear friend, husband, and partner in New Dimensions for 40 years, passed and I’m pondering that great mystery beyond this physical reality. Some years ago Michael’s Mother Dee arranged her life so that Michael could be there for her great transition. She made a […]

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Angels in My Closet

“The sun is peeking through the misty rain as its light brightens the Ukiah valley for the first time on the first day of the new year.” I wrote these words as I was sorting through belongings Michael and I had accumulated for over two decades. We were preparing to move fifty miles south. The following is […]

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Happy Isles

As I’m preparing for an upcoming interview with Rick Hanson, Ph.D., I’m feeling excited by his many good ideas for how to rewire our brains to cultivate joy and happiness rather than fear and negativity. His research shows that, even in the most hectic day, if we take 10 seconds several times a day to acknowledge […]

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Good, Good Vibes from Sondra Barrett, Ph.D.

A recent guest, biologist Sondra Barrett, Ph.D., and author of Secrets of Your Cells: Discovering Your Body’s Inner Intelligence had this to say about New Dimensions: “What is essential about New Dimensions is the broad range of subjects and that you can trust the caliber of guests. For decades it has been a most respected place to listen.” […]

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Anat Baniel

Creating Enthusiasm

Join me for a simple, yet profound, practice of creating enthusiasm, inspired by New Dimensions guest, Anat Baniel, who works with children and adults with special needs, and is the author of Kids Beyond Limits: Breakthrough Results for Children with Autism, Asperger’s, Brain Damage, ADHD, and Undiagnosed Developmental Delays. She says, “Enthusiasm is a profound […]

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William McDonough

Principled Design Based On The Laws Of Nature with William McDonough

McDonough is committed to helping humankind remake how we make things so as to not pollute the environment and therefore ourselves. He’s convinced that we can live a healthy and sustainable life on the planet if we start asking ourselves the right questions. He speaks about how we need to look closely at nature where […]

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My Sister Is My Mentor and My Dearest Friend

For the past twenty years my sister, Juliette, has been my dearest friend and mentor. Our relationship was not always this easy or loving. We grew up in a household with very little adult supervision, so much of my relationship with my older sister, with whom I shared a room, was filled with strife, stemming […]

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