For more than thirty years Justine Willis Toms has been the heartbeat of New Dimensions and the wealth of wisdom and inspiration it broadcasts around the world each week. Now Ms. Willis Toms takes the other side of the mic to share her own insights about living consciously, fearlessly, joyfully. Hear inside stories about her conversations with beloved New Dimensions guests, the women’s circles with whom she’s shared laughter, love, and tears across generations, and even a quiet moment meditating with birds in her own backyard. Shining through it all are her fresh appreciation for life, and her rare ability to find inspiration in the simple pleasures life has to offer. “What a wonderful opportunity we have to live in this incarnation in a physical form on this exquisite planet,” she exclaims. “Maybe the whole point of being here is to be in joy, and to be in ecstasy. To do that means to be present in the moment. I know we pay the mortgage, we raise kids, we take them to soccer – we do what we have to do. But we can do it with a kind of presence. We can find ourselves.” (hosted by Cheryl Esposito)
Since 1973 Justine Willis Toms, Ph.D. (hon) has been exploring personal, social, and spiritual transformation through her work as an electronic journalist, editor, and writer. She is Cofounder, Executive Director, and host of New Dimensions Radio. She is a founding convener of the Millionth Circle Initiative and has been actively involved in circle work since 1980 including being a founding member of a mixed circle of men and women who have been meeting regularly since 1980. She has been meeting in a circle of women for over thirty years. She serves on the board of World Prayers (www.worldprayers.org) and Women’s Perspective (www.womensperspective.org). In June 2004, she was one of thirty people in the world invited to participate in the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2011.
Her books include:
- True Work: Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do (co-author Michael Toms) (Harmony Books 1999)
- Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World (Hampton Roads 2008)
To find out more about the work of Justine Willis Toms go to www.newdimensions.org.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- How New Dimensions was born
- The different ways you can nourish yourself – without food
- Why it’s not always appropriate to share
- How you can find enlightenment while waiting at a stoplight
- How to unplug from fear and turn to love
- How you can be a “sparkle brain”
Host: Cheryl Esposito Interview Date: 6/18/2008 Program Number: 3266