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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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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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Mikkel Aaland

The Benefits Of Sweat Bathing with Mikkel Aaland

There are many benefits to sweat baths both physiologically and spiritually. Fundamentally, it is done in a heated room where you are raising the temperature of your body. The sweat bath heats the internal organs, stimulates blood flow, and benefits the immune system. It is good for the cardiovascular system. It is likened to an […]

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David Peat

Quantum Change with F. David Peat, Ph.D.

Sometimes acting with the very best intentions can lead to disaster. How can you be sure that the good works you do actually have the positive outcome you hope for? F. David Peat has applied the principles of quantum physics to explain why some efforts to implement social change have failed miserably, while others have […]

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Mary Anne Radmacher

The Gifts Of The Feminine with Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch

Radmacher and Kalloch share with us some attributes of the feminine such as what it means to be an intrepid traveler and to see a place with fresh eyes, and the blessings of traveling light. They suggest we are all artists and can get in touch with our mystical side through art. If you feel […]

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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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Jacob Needleman

The Search For Wisdom with Jacob Needleman, Ph.D.

For the past 50 years, Jacob Needleman has probed the world of ideas in search of what is wisest in life. Here we explore some of life’s larger questions, such as: When is love born in the human heart? Why is knowledge inseparable from goodness? What does it mean to live in the now? Attention […]

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Catherine Ann Jones

Healing Through Focused Journaling with Catherine Ann Jones

Jones gives practical advice as to how we can engage in deep inner work through focused journaling. She shares exercises that can act as powerful tools in reframing the pieces of our past and our life stories, so that suffering becomes meaningful and can boost our healing, empowerment, growth, and transformation. She encourages us to […]

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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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Terry Tempest Williams

Finding Hope And Beauty In The Dark Places with Terry Tempest Williams

  Terry Tempest Williams has long been a beloved scribe for the timeless beauty of the world we live in, and the tribulations of the humans who too often fail to value it. In this deeply moving interview, she speaks out for some of most disavowed individuals on the planet: prairie dogs, who are threatened […]

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Isha Lerner

Fairytales: Liberators Of The Soul with Isha Lerner

It’s said that a fairytale is a mystical story stemming from an oral folklore tradition that teaches the higher virtues of life through simple stories and sagas. It’s nothing short of an alchemical adventure where mortals, beasts and the forces of dark and light intermix. In fairytales, as in life, there is an initiation, a […]

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Stuart Brown

Play Is More Than Just Fun with Stuart Brown, M.D.

Play is something that’s deeply embedded in our natures. It contributes to mood, to optimism, and to hope for the future. It enables us with the ability to persevere. A world without it would be bleak indeed. Brown points out, “Play is a fundamental survival drive of humanity without which long term survival of our species may […]

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Wes Nisker

Crazy Wisdom For A Crazy World with Wes “Scoop” Nisker

A conversation with Scoop Nisker is a funny, smart, enlightening foray into physics, spirituality, and the oddities of life as we know it. In this wildly entertaining yet informative interview, you’ll hear a new spin on atomic theory, meditation, politics, evolution, and more. You’ll even hear a song about the big bang, and lively banter […]

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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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Arianna Huffington

Redefining Success And Thriving with Arianna Huffington

The common lament in these post-modern times is that there is not enough time. We’re overly busy and are overworking. We allow our gadgets, such as smart phones and tablets, to absorb our attention. We jump down the rabbit hole of emails and texting, and engage in social media letting them take up more and more […]

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Judith Orloff

Surrender Is The Doorway with Judith Orloff, M.D.

When physician Judith Orloff is asked what’s the most important factor in health and recovering from illness, her answer is surrender. It’s her experience that surrender must be the engine that drives all choices about healing. However, it must be pointed out that surrender, in her definition, doesn’t mean giving in or giving up. “Surrender is […]

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Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel

Compassionate End-of-Life Care with Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel

We all hope for dying well and living fully until we do. The truth is that we don’t have a choice about whether or not we’re going to die, but sometimes we have a choice about whether our dying is going to be easier or harder. The hospice movement has been integral in helping patients and their […]

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Sim Van der Ryn

Designing With Nature In Mind with Sim Van der Ryn

Sim Van der Ryn has been a leading proponent of the green building movement (even before it was known as that), and for more than a half a century has been leading the way to a more regenerative, resilient, and sustainable future. It is his hope that society will increasingly acknowledge the critical value to […]

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Vicki Robin

Eating Local Food As An Act Of Belonging with Vicki Robin

Food is among our most basic human needs. 200 years ago in the US, everyone ate local food, and farming was a primary profession. However, industrial agriculture has distanced us from the hands that grow and process our food. If you are over 60 you’ve seen, in your lifetime, your food shifting from local to […]

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Jonathan Ellerby

Rediscovering Your Path with Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D.

“Spirituality is about your deepest relationship to the things that matter—what’s important, who am I, and what is my role in the world. Everyone has to grapple with those questions. So even someone who claims not to be spiritual, they still live those questions. The spiritual journey requires time and it requires cultivation. So in […]

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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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