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Joel Fotinos

Personal Life Contracts – Being Accountable To Yourself with Joel Fotinos

Contracts are used to lay out expectations and responsibilities of the parties involved. We take them very seriously in business and law. Fotinos believes that we should take our own goals just as seriously and create personal contracts to hold ourselves accountable in our pursuit of excellence. His philosophy is that once we make clear […]

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Gail Brenner

The Direct Route To Abiding Peace with Gail Brenner, Ph.D.

Are we limited, damaged, and inadequate? Gail Brenner says we are not. She understands that the self-help movement can be useful, but believes that we possess the capacity to spontaneously find inner peace. She shares ideas for shedding the stories and thought patterns that bring about negative feelings.

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Ethan Nichtern

Awake-ism: The Heartmind of Buddhism with Ethan Nichtern

“Awake-ism,” in Buddhist teacher Nichtern’s view, means to be aware, open, and compassionate. He looks at Buddhist thought as a psychological, philosophical, and ethical system that can be useful for anyone. Living an awake life is a good thing. His advice for living in these times is to maintain our awareness as we move between […]

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Bruce Linton

The Challenges Of Becoming A Father with Bruce Linton, Ph.D.

Linton talks about what it means to be a father and a partner in parenting. He describes the developmental phases of fatherhood and how to share the experience with others in a meaningful way. Linton believes that engaging in a mutual support system with other fathers is key. He says, “Being a father is a […]

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Robert Augustus Masters

What Really Matters with Robert Augustus Masters, Ph.D.

Robert Augustus Masters holds a doctorate in psychology and is an experienced psychotherapist, trainer of psychotherapists, and teacher of spiritual deepening. His integral, intuitive work blends the psychological and physical with the spiritual, emphasizing embodiment, authenticity, deep shadow work, emotional openness and literacy, and the development of relational maturity.

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D Patrick Miller

A Course in Miracles: A Spiritual Touchstone with D. Patrick Miller

A Course in Miracles became an instant spiritual phenomenon upon its 1976 publication, and has since served as a spiritual touchstone for millions around the world. Where did A Course in Miracles come from?  What part does forgiveness play in the Course?  How can non-Christians reconcile the Christian language in the Course? How does the Course’s notion of Jesus differ from the traditional […]

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Gwen Cooper

Homer, An Eyeless Cat, Teaches Love And Courage with Gwen Cooper

  This is an adventure story of a blind cat, Homer, and a woman finding one another, and the lessons this relationship taught her. Homer survived being trapped without Cooper for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Cooper’s life when he chased an intruder, who broke into […]

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Mary Catherine Bateson

Adulthood II: A Whole New Stage In The Life Cycle with Mary Catherine Bateson, Ph.D.

  People are living longer, but this new longevity is not equivalent to an extension of old age or years added on at the end of life. Children have left home and many are facing retirement, but are not ready to spend this time on the golf course, or playing endless hands of bridge. There […]

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Jacques Vallee

Mysterious Sightings In The Sky with Jacques Vallee, Ph.D.

  During the past century, individuals, newspapers, and military agencies have recorded thousands of UFO incidents, giving rise to much speculation about flying saucers, visitors from other planets, and alien abductions. But the extraterrestrial phenomenon did not begin in the present era. The first case reported turns out to be in the 1500s B.C. in […]

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Patrice Vecchione

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 […]

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Jane Hirshfield

How Poetry Can Transform Our Lives with Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield believes that poetry can play a transformative role in our lives. “What poems are doing is counterbalancing the mainstream tenor of our culture, which is to do, to be active, to be energetic and to prove one’s self… and one of the messages underlying all poems that move us is that we have […]

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Dean Sluyter

The Many Vehicles Of Meditation with Dean Sluyter

Have you ever tried to meditate regularly but had trouble sticking to it? Have you told yourself that you just don’t have enough discipline to sit and tame your mind, rest in the space between thoughts, or achieve a completely blank mind? Dean Sluyter advocates what he calls natural meditation. He tells us not to […]

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Barbara Marx Hubbard

Awakening The Power Of Our Social Potential with Barbara Marx Hubbard

The illusion of separation is dying and a new social synergy is being born. There is an emerging self-actualizing society of which we are all a part. Barbara Marx Hubbard has been studying social evolution for over 40 years, and she tells us how important it is to realize our potential, independently, and as a […]

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Jed Diamond

Moving Into Health Through Energy Healing with Jed Diamond, Ph.D.

More than ever before in history, humans are faced with an overwhelming amount of stress.  This leads to debilitating illnesses, addictions, and depression. We need all the help we can get. Jed Diamond suggests that help can be found through energy healing, “[N]o matter how we got sick, no matter what the problem is, if you […]

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Laura Basha

The Character Of Thought: The Choice To Be In Process Or Flow with Laura Basha, Ph.D.

Dr. Laura Basha discusses how the power and quality of thought influences our ability to bring choice into process. She describes the three principles of Mind, Consciousness, and Thought and how they are connected: “The mind is formless but has energy…consciousness is the movement of the mind according to our level of understanding and is the […]

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Gregg Levoy

Awe And Wonder: Keys To Living A Passionate Life with Gregg Levoy

This far-ranging dialogue is full of stories that will inspire and delight. Levoy speaks about a sense of wonder as being the active ingredient in a passionate life, and how even suffering and restlessness can be explored with curiosity. He tells us that wonder can offer us the adaptive benefit of free cognitive upgrades. You’ll […]

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Heidi Kuhn

From The Heart Of A Mother: The Movement To Replace Landmines With Roots Of Peace with Heidi Kuhn

For many years, Kuhn has dedicated herself to removing land mines from the 70 countries around the world that are still plagued with these small but powerful weapons. She educates us on the severity and pervasiveness of the issue and explains how with love, patience and persistence, she has built momentum for the cause to […]

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Gabrielle Glancy

A Mysterious Illness: Parasites, Facebook, And Other Things with Gabrielle Glancy

For close to three years Glancy suffered from a debilitating illness. She describes her attempts to get help from doctors as frustrating, exhausting and invalidating. Despite her profound weakness, she sought help from many health practitioners, hoping for one of them to believe that what she was experiencing was real, and to have an answer. […]

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Linda Graham

Developing Our Natural Resilience with Linda Graham

Graham assures us that we can rewire neural networks in our brain and build resilience to the point that positive emotions become almost a default reaction. Positive emotions are natural in easy times but more difficult to evoke in hard times. Resilience and positive emotions are inseparable. Linda Graham explains how developing habits such as […]

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Susan Campbell

Healing and Repairing Relationship, An Ongoing Process with Susan Campbell, Ph.D.

Dr. Campbell offers practical advice for repairing our love relationships while also healing our inner wounds. We learn methods for turning common relationship conflicts into opportunities to foster love, trust, and intimacy. She suggests making an agreement with your partner to take a “time-out” when you sense a trigger, using those moments to feel what […]

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Judith Orloff

Listening To Your Wise And Beautiful Heart with Judith Orloff, M.D.

Judith Orloff, M.D. comes from a long line of intuitive healers, and she’s been working with her own intuition since she was a young child. Through her personal experience and her work as an intuitive psychiatrist, she’s acquired a wealth of knowledge that will help you learn to recognize, and make wise use of, your […]

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Peter Russell

Matter And Consciousness: Shifting The Metaparadigm with Peter Russell, D.C.S.

Russell explains the difference between a paradigm and a metaparadigm and why consciousness cannot be explained within our current systems. He asserts that science is able to measure phenomena such as energy, time, and space, yet has not found a way to prove or measure consciousness. “These are all concepts in the mind…I am conscious I am […]

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David Goff and Alexandra Hart

Growing An Elder Community with David Goff, Ph.D. and Alexandra Hart

Community is humanity’s natural social habitat. Now more than ever we suffer from the loss of connection and belonging that community provides. Sitting in circle with a community of elders provides an enormous opportunity to explore, out loud, the process of aging. Many participants express a surprising freedom to truly become themselves as they age. […]

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Discovering Your Creative Fire with Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

As a creativity coach, Dr. Maisel talks about the lineage of our creativity. There is a point in our lives when we fall in love with something – a book, a painting, a piece of music, a film – and we long to be part of the lineage of that creation. This longing emboldens us […]

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Susan Moon

Aging With Grace And Humor with Susan Moon

Travel with Susan Moon to get an inside view on the perils and joys of aging. With humor and deep insight, she encourages us to move forward in our aging with courage and hope. There are many lessons along the way. She says much of it is “learning how to ask for help, learning how to […]

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Diane Hennacy Powell

ESP, Autistic Children, Remote Viewing, Telepathy, And More with Diane Hennacy Powell, M.D.

Dr. Powell describes how her curiosity about human consciousness led her to study the extent of human extrasensory abilities. Her research drove her to focus largely on autism, savant syndrome and abnormal brain function, among other things, to support the existence of extrasensory phenomena such as telepathy, remote viewing, and ESP. As a psychiatrist, she […]

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George Lakoff

Strict Father And Nurturant Parenting Styles: Metaphors For Political Ideologies with George Lakoff, Ph.D.

George Lakoff compares two opposing political ideologies with two distinct parenting styles. He explains that the strict disciplinarian parent parallels conservative ideology, and the nurturant empathetic parent parallels progressive ideology. Lakoff identifies the strengths and weaknesses in these two communication systems and the framing of their messages. Lakoff’s research has determined that framing matters because it unconsciously rules perception. […]

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Linda Carroll

Learning To Love Well – Thoughts On A Long-Lasting Relationship with Linda Carroll

Linda Carroll shares her professional and personal insights into the reality of maintaining a lasting, loving relationship. She describes the stages of relationships, each with distinct characteristics and accompanying lessons. There’s an evolution happening within each relationship that forces us to make important decisions about ourselves and the trajectory of our personal growth. Carroll reminds […]

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Sunny Schwartz

Restorative Justice That Works with Sunny Schwartz

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about getting tough on crime. You could say it’s working—in 2007 we had ten million Americans in prison or on probation. But is that really what we’re after? Attorney Sunny Schwartz says, “That ‘tough on crime’ stuff is such a fallacy, and it’s been hijacked. It’s […]

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Roger Housden

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

  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 for them. Simply by […]

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Jay Shafer

The Tiny House Movement – Living Small with Jay Shafer

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 tiny house, declining to […]

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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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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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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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