Being Claimed by a Myth with Martin Shaw, Ph.D.

Folktales, fairytales, and myths are the way our ancestors tried to tell truth and actually have the earth speaking through them. Shaw says that they are more than just human intelligence at play. Here he takes us on a deep dive into the importance of inviting story into our lives, not as therapy, not as giving advice. He tells us that these timeless stories can be the tributaries that lead us to the bigger river of essential truths that nourish our lives. He challenges us to show “fidelity” to the myth that grabs us, “There is a prudence in absorbing and
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Spotlight: Into The Solution Box With Two Visionaries

These dialogues will move you, inspire you, inform you, and tilt the conversation from eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness. The central question that drives McDonough’s work is: “How can we best serve all the children of all species, for all time?”  R. Buckminster (“Bucky”) Fuller was an engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. He is best known for his invention of the geodesic dome. He takes us on a whirlwind tour of history as he connects the dots of unfolding humanity. The Monticello Dialogues, Part I: Democratic Design with William McDonough Program 2900 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 McDonough shares how his early life
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Life is for Celebrating – It is an Evolutionary Imperative

  As we are awashed by a deluge of negative news, I am more and more convinced that along with deepening our understanding of the perilous times in which we are living, we must also include a celebration of life. When we fail to celebrate, we fail to notice those special moments that fill us with joy, however fleeting. I’m struck by something that architect William (Bill) McDonough said to me and Michael Toms some years ago. We were standing on his front porch looking out at a magnificent spring unfolding before us. Michael mentioned a quote from R. (Bucky) Buckminster
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Dealing With Chronic Pain with David Hanscom, M.D.

Having had had two spinal surgeries, ending up with kidney failure, ulcers and post-operative infection, David Hanscom has first-hand knowledge of chronic pain. This has left him with extreme empathy for patients who come to him. Since medical school he’s educated himself on mind/body syndromes. Discovering he had a lot of anger issues he says, “I wrote a section in my book called the disguises of anger and, looking backward, I could see that I had every disguise going. When you come from a difficult childhood like mine, anger and anxiety are your baseline; that’s your norm.” He describes three causes of
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