The Healing Powers Of Cats And Dogs with Carlyn Montes De Oca

Free Listening Through October 31, 2017: Keep listening while you browse! Click on the Pop out player button, above on the right.   Montes De Oca describes how she became guardian of many rescue animals. She uses the term “guardian” instead of the more common term “pet owner” because, “We are here together and I think of guardianship in terms of our environment, in terms of our world. I think it’s a healthier place in many ways to come from instead of ownership. . . I started applying that term not only to my dogs but to my stepchildren. I never
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Rewiring Our Brain’s Pain Pathways with David Hanscom, M.D.

Free Listening Through October 24, 2017: Keep listening while you browse! Click on the Pop out player button, above on the right. Hanscom describes two sources of pain: “The source of pain can be non-structural, which is inflammation of tendons and ligaments. Probably 90% of pain in the body has to do with the size of the blood vessels, inflammation, etcetera, but you can’t see it on a test. So we call that non-structural. The second source I call structural. In other words you have a bone spur with matching symptoms. That’s a structural problem. The only time that surgery is
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Principled Design Based On The Laws Of Nature with William McDonough

What is meant by the idea of “Cradle to Cradle?” What is the difference between technonutrients and bionutrients and how can we safely recycle both? How can we turn sewage treatment plants into nutrient management plants? What is happening in China? McDonough says, “Things are designed to either go back to biology or back to technology without contaminating each other. . . Technonutrients can be recaptured to be reutilized forever, in safe healthy ways.” He tells us that we can and must design things to go back into an intelligent material pool for human benefit without contaminating the environment.   Program 3455
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Conscious Eldering with Ron Pevny

Pevny points out that in order to become truly wise and vibrant elders we must actively participate in our ongoing growth and transformation. It is never too late to experience an ever unfolding, meaningful fulfillment of our potential no matter how old we are. He says, “Many people think that the best we can hope for as we age is to continue to be who we have been throughout mid-life….The reality is that in our psyches, our inner selves, we want to unfold and grow.” He cautions us that we can’t transform into our new cycle if we are continuing
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Taking Charge Of The Story Of Our Health with Carl Greer, Ph.D.

What if despite aging, injuries, health conditions and illnesses you could not only return to a state of health you enjoyed previously but even improve on it? Greer explores feelings and thoughts, both conscious and unconscious, that are intertwined and can influence your physical health. He encourages us to explore our own health story. He says we must write out our truth: “Then ask yourself what would you like it to be . . . and then you ask why isn’t it that way and where my unconscious factors come in?” Some of the questions he suggests you may ask
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Conversations At The Threshold Of Death with Lisa Smartt

Being with a person who is close to death may be difficult and confusing. Oftentimes it is mystifying to discern what they are talking about because their speech pattern can sound nonsensical. Lisa Smartt has done extensive research regarding the words spoken by many at this threshold and she advises us to be open to the experience our loved ones are having. The “nonsense” that we hear may actually indicate some kind of shift or change as they cross the threshold. Her advice to us is to validate the person’s experience no matter how odd or unusual it may seem.
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Science Set Free with Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D.

For the past three decades, British biologist Rupert Sheldrake has been asking questions that most scientists either haven’t thought of asking, or may be discouraged from asking by the unwritten codes that often prevail in our scientific and academic institutions. He thinks there are many other scientists “… who have spiritual interests, psychic experiences and so forth, that don’t or can’t talk about them to their colleagues. If they do so, they’ll find that many of their colleagues share these interests and that the conversation in the laboratory tea room would become so much more interesting than it is at present.”  Join us
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A Deepening Year In Solitude with Robert Kull, Ph.D.

What would lead a person to choose to live alone for a year on a small, remote island off the coast of southern Chile? How would one even go about planning the enormous logistics of such a stay? What is it like to truly notice how, as humans, we are constantly shifting from a sense of isolation into the experience of freedom and belonging? What was most challenging about basically disappearing into the wilderness, and living in solitude for a full year. With total candor Kull shares the pains and joys of such an adventure. Besides facing the elements, he
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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 seem 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, she turns her wise attention to how we can develop the resilience to stay on course no matter what life throws our way. She explains, “Resilience is that recognition that it’s not the end of the world. Furthermore, resilience is more than just bouncing back
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Reawakening The Spirituality Of Men with Father Matthew Fox, Ph.D.

Matthew Fox has had his finger on the pulse of western spirituality for decades. When he casts his keen eye on the state of spirituality among men in the twenty-first century, you can be sure he’ll discern the unspoken woundedness, yearning, and passion of the modern warrior. He explains, “The modern age taught us that the universe was a machine, that the sky was just a junkyard for inert, mechanical, cold, dead parts. So man had to hunker down to fit into the boxes that the industrial revolution offered us. This is one of the main reasons for the violence
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