The Wall-Less Rooms Of Nature That Inspire Imagination with Patrice Vecchione

  Nature and art share the quality of perseverance and optimism. Vecchione illustrates this when she says, “Art is optimistic. No matter what emotions a piece of art may convey, art-making itself is a refusal to be plowed under by doubt, political systems, poverty or any number of other things.” She goes on to point out that nature shares those same qualities. “Determined plants push up between the slivery cracks in the concrete, making their leafy way to the light where they thrive. If nature is curtailed in one way, it does it’s best to find another. Over and over again.” She describes how
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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 asserts that we have an obligation in this broken society to find and use our genius to help repair and avoid further damage. When we practice genius-to-genius mentoring, we can light a spark in someone who hasn’t yet discovered their purpose. Modern society tends to
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Mindfulness Practice: Slowing Down – Tapping Into Our Inner Resources with Congressman Tim Ryan

Congressman Ryan has a dream for America which is to create a society that has healthcare for all, has a sustainable eco-system, fosters creativity at the highest levels, and includes time to connect with family and friends.  He sees us slowing down and becoming more kind and more aware. To help us do this, he advocates training ourselves in mindfulness awareness. He, and others, are successfully introducing this practice in many of our institutions like schools, the military, healthcare, and even in Congress.  It‘s his experience that the simple practice of mindfulness can help us flourish as individuals and as
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Living Well On Less Money with John Robbins

Many of us are finding that we are needing to adjust our way of life. Circumstances such as the downturn of the economy, or being downsized at work are causing many people great anxiety. Others are facing retirement, and find that their retirement fund may have lost a great deal of its value.  How can we live a good life, as our finances lessen? How does one rebuild when they’ve had everything wiped out mentally, psychologically, and financially. John Robbins suggests, “You find where your strengths are. You find where your assets are. They may not be in your bank account
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