Discovering The Roots Where Everything Is Connected

This month you’ll be hearing from poet and philosopher Mark Nepo. I feel his newest book, The One Life We Are Given, is his best yet. He comes from such an authentic place as he illuminates the wisdom that is available in our own hearts. I have said about this book that it is like a fine wine that needs to be sipped and savored. It is a book one could spend a lifetime reading and rereading. He calls it a conversation. Once more my visit with Mark moved and enlivened me. I was most honored and humbled to get this unsolicited
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Editor’s Desk: The Starfish Story

Loren Eiseley once wrote a 16-page essay entitled “The Star Thrower.” This little story was picked up by numerous motivational speakers. When I first heard it, I was impressed by the message it conveyed. Although the story has strayed a bit from the original, the way I heard it goes something like this: One day an old man was walking along the beach. It was low tide, and the sand was littered with thousands of stranded starfish that the water had carried in and then left behind. The man began walking very carefully so as not to step on any
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Consciously Reinventing Masculinity with John Gray, Ph.D. and Arjuna Ardagh

In today’s culture, the stereotypical man is becoming a thing of the past as men consciously evolve into more balanced beings, leading to more fulfilling lasting relationships with their partners and a better expression of themselves. His “feminine side” is just the beginning of what today’s conscious man explores. Gray and Ardagh offer examples and directions for staying conscious and balanced in this new age of masculinity. The reinvention of masculinity requires an understanding of both male and female energies, needs, chemistry and hormones, and the skills to consciously balance those. Our culture has so emphatically encouraged gender equality that
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Power Up Your Imagination

A Message from Justine Willis Toms Power up your imagination with New Dimensions program guests as we continue to bring the most inspiriting, impelling, and practical programming available on the planet. Revive yourself with the substantial New Dimensions roster of guests. As you know our special programming is unlike any other in that it lifts us out of despair, widens our field of vision, and encourages us to join the tribe of life-long learners. New Dimensions has the quality of keeping us in the position of an ever-widening landscape. It keeps us from setting up our tent in the village of despair and hopelessness.
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Spotlight: Our Bodies, Ourselves

No one knows more about our bodies than we do. However, we must listen to them. Our bodies are constantly giving us feedback as to how we are doing. Christine Page, M.D. practices integrative health medicine and reminds us that when we keep ignoring these messages, our bodies will stop us in our tracks by getting sick. Doctor of Osteopathy Maud Nerman says the body’s natural state is to move towards health. Surgeon David Hanscom, M.D. describes three causes of pain: structural, soft tissue, and fired up neurological brain pathways, and leads us in ways to reduce pain. And biochemist,
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The Heart Of The Wild with Terry Tempest Williams

Williams tells the story of her initiation by the living land when she was 7 years old. While taking a school trip she ended up alone, in the dark, in Mount Timpanogos Cave. For a brief but powerful moment she felt the beating heart of the mountain. She says, “For the rest of my life I’ve been trying to retrieve that sacred space I felt inside that mountain alone. I have been searching for that moment when you’re part of something so old, so deep, so true.” Take a tour with Williams and find the relevance of our national parks in the
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Healing The Body By Clearing Emotional Energy with Amy B. Scher

When we feel pain in our body, it is usually a sign that something is wrong. When we experience injury, illness, or disease, we treat the symptoms with medication, physical therapy or alternative medicine. But sometimes treating the symptoms isn’t enough. Our bodies are often telling us that there is a disruption in our energy flow that is keeping us from getting well. Amy B. Scher discusses her experience with a recurring illness and all of the treatments she tried before discovering that she could heal herself by tuning into her emotional energy. She discusses a variety of methods for
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Digging A Deep Well To Our Spiritual Waters with Mirabai Starr

Delving into many different spiritual paths can be thought of as digging many shallow wells with the hope of reaching water. However, Mirabai Starr’s experience tells her that she is using many different tools to dig a single deep well.  Following the interspiritual path goes beyond simply understanding another’s religion. Rather, it means “Embracing the sacred in multiple traditions with discipline and passion.” She speaks of going through the “dark night of the soul” when we no longer feel a connectedness with our spiritual path. Giving us comfort in the advice of St. John of the Cross she says, “Rest in it and
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