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Roger Housden

Faith Without Religion: Bowing To The Mystery Of Life with Roger Housden

Free Listening Through February 10, 2015: Roger Housden shares with us that keeping faith does not require a religious code or practice “Faith is a wholehearted bodily knowing,” he says. Faith is an aliveness that doesn’t have an explanation. The purpose of life is revealed gradually. When answers are unavailable, faith holds us in place while we wait […]

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Jay Shafer

The Tiny House Movement – Living Small with Jay Shafer

Free Listening Through February 3, 2015: Houses in the U.S. average between 1500 to 2300 square feet, but this may be slowly shifting thanks to the Tiny House Movement happening worldwide. Usually, a tiny house measures between 100 to 350 square feet. However, designer Jay Schafer is quite liberal in his definition of what qualifies as a […]

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Alexander Shaia

The Gospels Of Jesus: A Map Of Transformation with Alexander Shaia, Ph.D.

From the four seasons of nature to the four noble truths, in major religions, the various schools of psychology, and the world around us, we see the number four as integral to life and its cycles. Alexander Shaia sees the same cyclical pattern in the four Gospels, four distinct tenets of spiritual practice which lead us […]

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J. Ruth Gendler

The Essential Human Essences Of Creativity, Imagination And Beauty with J. Ruth Gendler

At a very young age, Ruth Gendler became enamored with elements of creativity like words, colors and beauty. After years of writing, painting and teaching, she has come to know herself as an “Anthropologist of the Imagination.” She offers insight into some qualities that are our steadfast companions, such as joy, love of beauty, curiosity, and courtesy. […]

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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 has […]

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Claude Poncelot

Exploring The Intersection Between Science And Shamanism with Claude Poncelet, Ph.D.

Poncelet is a practitioner of both physics and shamanism. He does not see a divide between these disciplines. It’s his experience that there is a spiritual dimension to reality and it is not inconsistent with the scientific view of reality. He explains that both traditions are looking at the same reality but through different windows. […]

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James Norwood Pratt

The Windless Calm Of Tea with James Norwood Pratt

Tea is a miracle of vegetation that not only benefits our health but enhances our mood. It is understood to be liquid sunshine, a beverage distilled from the energy of the sun and has been part of human culture for 6000 years. Tea can mellow us out or energize and exhilarate us, and many Americans […]

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Brenda Peterson

The Healing Power Of Writing Your Memoir with Brenda Peterson

Writing a memoir is not just for established writers and celebrities, as we might expect. Memoir writing can be a way of leaving a legacy for generations and imparting wisdom from real life experiences. It can also be a tool for gaining a better understanding of one’s self. Brenda Peterson teaches that writing a memoir […]

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Justine Willis Toms

Four Keys For Thriving In Chaotic Times with Justine Willis Toms

Consciousness is changing for the better. Along with this leap in consciousness there is some amount of chaos. Toms presents four keys to finding and maintaining our true compass, our true direction in the midst of this great turning. She compares this time to that of a caterpillar inside the cocoon where it liquefies as […]

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Down in a hole

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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Alan Briskin

Wisdom for a Global Tribe with Alan Briskin

In an uprising of collective wisdom in 2008, the American electorate upended the political paradigm to elect a President who stood for hope, change, and the ideals of a progressive agenda. Is there a way to identify the principles which allowed that process to unfold, and apply them to further the social change inherent in […]

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Celeste Yacoboni

Prayer: The Natural Motion Of The Soul with Celeste Yacoboni

Prayer is our most universal and yet also individual way of communicating with the divine and connecting with the infinite dimensions of our being. We each have our own way of prayer and praise, of speaking to the sacred mystery. Some of us feel a very personal relationship with God and others feel God as […]

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Michael Meade

Genius: The Divine Mission of the Soul with Michael Meade

True genius isn’t necessarily a high IQ score or prodigy, although it often manifests as such. It’s the spirit within each of us. Meade explains that “the genius is a unique spirit in a person; it’s the part of them that makes them unique and it’s tied to their destiny, or the destination of their soul…” He […]

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Fr. Matthew Fox

The Brilliance Of Meister Eckhart, A Visionary For Our Times with Matthew Fox, Ph.D.

Meister Eckhart was a 13th and 14th century preacher and mystic, yet like the poet Rumi he remains relevant today. In his day, he challenged the vested power interest of patriarchy as well as of economic privilege, and he paid the price for it with a Papal condemnation. Meister Eckhart’s entire effort could be seen as healing […]

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Alice & Richard Matzkin

The Tender Beauty Of Aging with Alice and Richard Matzkin

Alice and Richard Matzkin are aging lovers. She’s seventy, he’s sixty-six. They’re also artists whose work truly is an expression of their lives. Most recently they’ve been applying their gifts to express the beauty—yes, the beauty—of aging, and they do it with the tenderness they’ve learned in their twenty-seven years of loving each other. Through […]

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Michael Gelb

Igniting And Sustaining Your Genius with Michael Gelb, Ph.D.

How can we keep that sparkle and lively energy that we enjoyed as a child? Gelb suggests it can be done by raising our qi or vital energy. He has some simple practices that can immediately turn our low energy into exuberance. He says, “Some people had that energy when they were younger but the pilot […]

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Joan Borysenko

Surviving And Thriving When Times Are Tough with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

We live in challenging times. Beyond life’s typical ups and downs, there seems to be an overabundance of obstacles each of us must overcome. At times the stress feels overwhelming, and we struggle to find the balance we desperately need to get through it all. In this conversation with beloved teacher and healer Joan Borysenko, […]

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Gary Kamiya

Discovering The Place Where You Live with Gary Kamiya

Free Listening Through October 28, 2014: Kamiya drove a cab for 7 years in San Francisco. But he says to truly know your town you must do some “systematic flitting.” He describes this as walking around and “letting the city come to you as you maintain a sense of discovery and wonderment…Then you are motivated to start doing […]

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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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Arjuna Ardagh

Replacing Automatic Habits With Creative Possibilities with Arjuna Ardagh

Free Listening Through October 21, 2014: Ardagh describes enlightenment as an ongoing process rather than an arrival at some fixed point. He prefers talking about awakening which suggests motion and an on-going unfoldment. The kind of coaching that he advocates is one that goes beyond the achievement of goals. He emphasizes the pursuit of your deepest longing. […]

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Jean Shinoda Bolen

Calling On The Spirit Of Artemis with Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

Free Listening Through October 14, 2014: The Greeks have given us a wealth of folklore and myths that are full of meaning for our lives. Among them are stories of the Goddess Artemis and her human counterpart, Atlanta. Their myths are rich with complexity, just like life itself. They give us clues as to how […]

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Artemis

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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Rona Renner

Why Yelling Doesn’t Work And How I Can Stop It with Rona Renner, R.N.

Free Listening Through October 7, 2014: In these stressful times yelling at our kids or even our partners might be our default position. Renner describes some of the reasons we yell: it could be stress around money, or not enough sleep, or our children are fighting with one another. It could be that we were […]

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Paul Rogat Loeb

Moving From Despair To Hope In Threshold Times: Part 2 with Paul Rogat Loeb

Sometimes our activity for positive change in the world makes a visible leap and other times the impact of our work takes a seemingly long time to show any results. As Loeb points out, “You draw hope from the knowledge that whatever it is that you do, something unexpected is going to happen. And, it often […]

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Paul Rogat Loeb

Moving From Despair To Hope In Threshold Times: Part 1 with Paul Rogat Loeb

We do not have to join the ranks of despair in these challenging times. We have a choice. As Loeb says, “History is not ended, the future is not foreclosed, there are things we can do even if we can’t quite see the path.” He encourages us to find what has meaning for us and take […]

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Stewart Levine

Removing The Emotional Hooks Of Conflict with Stewart Levine

Attorney Stewart Levine loved the legal profession because of the ideals it represented. But when he realized the practice of law rarely allowed him to consider human values along with property values, he took down his shingle and became an expert in resolving conflicts in a way that preserves relationships as well as legal rights. […]

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two women talking

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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Anthony Lawlor

Architecture: Portals To Consciousness with Anthony Lawlor

As an architect and designer it‘s Lawlor’s experience that physical forms frame portals to the vitality and inspiration of consciousness. He shares the idea that beautiful places remind us of those aspects of ourselves that we don’t usually access during the day. “Buildings and objects are the repositories of people’s energy. And so these objects psychically store […]

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Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Exploring Nature’s Wildness In The City with Lyanda Lynn Haupt

“There are times when our guarded separateness from the nonhuman world breaks down, and it’s a moment of grace.” It is through such grace-filled moments, that we rediscover our intimate connection with the natural world, whether we’re walking a remote forest path or watching the crows dance outside the kitchen window. Lyanda Lynn Haupt invites us […]

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Joyce Jenkins

Poetry: The Rebirth Of Wonder with Joyce Jenkins

“Poetry and art saves lives,” says Jenkins. Host Phil Cousineau points out that poetry may not convey actual, factual experience but it is a true experience; it is a kind of hyper-truth, hyper-reality that goes beyond the facts. “When we attend a poetry reading you are invited to read, to write in some mysterious way, to […]

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Kristen Moeller

Stop Waiting To Live The Life You Love with Kristen Moeller

Imagine having all our your possessions go up in smoke. Moeller describes herself as a former “self help junkie” but when her home and all of her belongings burned in a raging wildfire she realized that she had only dipped her toes into the waters of living the life she longed to be living. After the fire, […]

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couch potato

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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MJ Ryan

Change Is Not The Enemy, Fear Is with M. J. Ryan

Change is stressful, often frightening. At a time when everything around you is changing, it’s essential to monitor how you respond to change, and to cultivate healthy ways of dealing with the fears that often arise, when the status quo dissolves before your eyes. M. J. Ryan has developed sound strategies that will help you […]

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A Premonition About Premonitions with Larry Dossey, M.D.

More than half the population has reported having a dream or intuition that later came true. Dossey has examined thousands of anecdotes along with the growing mountain of research, and brings amazing stories, compelling data, and fascinating theories about what it all means for us as individuals, and as a species. You’ll hear about the […]

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Gay Hendricks

Making The Leap To Happiness with Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.

How happy are you? Are you realizing your potential in your work, your relationships—in your joy? Gay Hendricks has found that most of us get along just fine, thank you, but we’re operating at a level beneath our ultimate happiness. We do a good job at whatever we do, and that’s satisfying. But something stops […]

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Winifred Gallagher

Strengthening Your Ability To Pay Attention with Winifred Gallagher

There is no “attention center” in the brain. So where is our capacity for sustained focus located? Research shows us that it is an ensemble of alerting, orienting, and executive networks collaborating to attune us to what’s going on in our inner or outer world in coherent ways that point us toward an appropriate response. Most of […]

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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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Angeles Arrien

Walking The Four-Fold Way with Angeles Arrien, Ph.D.

Angeles Arrien gathered wisdom from an enormous variety of indigenous cultures from around the world, distilling it into four paths of wise, effective action—”showing up, paying attention, telling the truth and being unattached to the outcome.” These are the archetypal paths of the warrior, healer, visionary and teacher. The opportunity to embody these archetypes arises in […]

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Jonathan Robinson

Feeling Good In Healthy Ways In Under 2 Minutes with Jonathan Robinson

Robinson has made a lifelong study of what makes people happy and has discovered some powerful principles that, when practiced, can turn your life from misery, complaint, anger, and sadness to one of happiness, delight, and kinship. He gives many tips as to how to create more joy and balance in your life such as […]

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Maud Nerman

Tapping Into The Body’s Remarkable Healing Ability with Maud Nerman, D.O.

The founder of osteopathic medicine, Andrew Taylor Still, said, “To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.”   The training of osteopathic medicine is identical to that of the M.D. profession. However, an osteopathic physician has up to 500 additional hours of anatomy, manual medicine, and kinesiology. Like M.D.s, these doctors […]

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