Bill McDonough Leads Us Toward a Safe and Healthy World

In October we’ll be featuring William McDonough on our broadcast schedule. Architect, designer, and proponent of “cradle to cradle” designs, McDonough takes a deep look at how we make things. His motto is to live in beauty, health, and to thrive while having a good time. His primary question related to design is: “How can we best serve all the children of all species, for all time?” and his goal for the planet is: “We hope for a delightful, safe and healthy world with clean water and renewable power; economically, equitably, ecologically and elegantly enjoyed.” McDonough does not subscribe to
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Editor’s Desk: The Trim Tab Factor

Our attention is most often captivated by what comes straight at us in our life: those big changes that come rumbling down the highway like a Mac truck pulling a full load. I’m more attracted to those smaller events that, when strung together like holiday lights, light up my life. I’m reminded of the words of a dear friend, author, and superb storyteller, Phil Cousineau, who quotes the Irish novelist William Trevor, reminding us to pay attention to what we see “out of the corner of our eye.” These are the kinds of moments that awaken my curiosity and deepen
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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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Spotlight: Jacob Needleman Explores Big Questions

With these four programs we are featuring a few of the dialogues we’ve had with the internationally acclaimed author and consummate philosopher, Jacob Needleman. Here he explores such topics as: how to see time as a question rather than a problem, the sacred meaning of America, our tendency to obey rather than seek true freedom, and why knowledge is inseparable from goodness. Real Time with Jacob Needleman, Ph.D. Program 2695 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 It seems as if time is speeding up and most of us are feeling like victims of “busyness,” as we become obsessed with being more
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Howard Zinn: Living in Defiance of What Wants to Depress Us

  Historian and former guest on New Dimensions, the late Howard Zinn, once said: “To live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”     As a listener to New Dimensions I know you appreciate how these deep dialogues encourage us to live “in defiance” of what wants to depress us and bring us down. I’m not suggesting that we should put our heads in the sand and not be aware of the challenges of this post-modern era. I’m suggesting that we not let it
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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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Spotlight: Staying Centered and Thriving in Tough Times

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. is a distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine and a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international healthcare revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. We’ve had the enormous pleasure of sitting down with Joan over the years and have chosen these 4 programs from the New Dimensions program archive. Surviving and Thriving When Times Are Tough with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. Program #3332 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 When stress feels overwhelming, we struggle to find the
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How You Can Stay Healthy & Vibrant In Times of Stress

“When we have so many destructive conversations occurring in this world there is a loss of heart. What we need more than anything else are conversations that focus on the best of human potential, the best of possibilities within us, and our global future. This is what New Dimensions provides.” Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. author of The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life and It’s Not the End of the World: Developing Resilience in Times of Change As you are already aware, we are turning from a race of human “beings” into human “doings.” In this fast-paced and technologically demanding world,
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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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