The Meaning Of Refuge with Terry Tempest Williams

This is one woman’s story of growing up downwind of an atomic testing site in a wild, beautiful, and “virtually uninhabited” area near the Great Salt Lake in Utah. “My family were some of the virtual uninhabitants,” Williams says. In 1983, as her mother was dying of cancer, there was a catastrophic flood of the Great Salt Lake which threatened the wildlife on its flood plain. The flooding was a natural event and the nuclear testing was a by-product of technology. Both were devastating. Nine women in her family developed cancer, and seven of them are now dead. Williams has emerged from this background as
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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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From Ranching To Writing with Pam Houston

Free Listening Through April 30, 2019: Keep listening while you browse! Click on the Pop out player button, above on the right. Here Houston takes us through the life journey that led her to buy a piece of ranch land in the southwest corner of Colorado. She knew nothing about ranching but with the help of many people and animals her wandering life became tethered to the land. She describes the pivotal moment in her life when she had a book advance of $21,000.00 in the bank and her mother had just died. She describes that moment: “That was a whirlwind
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Our Consciousness Has Been Raised

  Dear Friend of New Dimensions, New Dimensions needs your financial help to support the on-going broadcasts of these deep dialogues. Besides the weekly programs, we continue to digitize and make available the timeless wisdom contained in our extensive archive. Your support is critical to the well-being of this precious resource. “I think all of us can say our consciousness has been raised and changed because of the voices we hear on New Dimensions. I would ask you to please give your support. Michael and Justine’s life work through New Dimensions contributes to ours. Won’t you help? Be as generous
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Spotlight: Transforming Our Life Through Writing

Through the years many guests on New Dimensions have expounded on the joys and benefits of writing and journaling. They know firsthand how this self-expression can enrich our self-knowledge, open us to our innate creativity, and turn our suffering into healing. These four programs, specially selected from the New Dimensions archive, will inspire you to keep on writing. And, if you don’t think you can write, they will help you to get started on this magical journey. The Zen Of Writing with Natalie Goldberg Program 2376 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 Goldberg reveals stories of her life and many spiritual
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Spotlight: Improve Your Life: Enrich Your Questioning and Listening Skills

  Listening is a skill that takes effort, attention, patience, and practice. Effective listening can improve our relationships and our jobs, as well as enhance our intelligence. To give voice to our own authenticity requires deep listening and fertile silences. We all have within us a quiet, knowing “truth teller” that will help us get closer to speaking our questions out loud. Each of these MP3s specially selected from the New Dimensions program archives will expand your landscape as it inspires, excites, and revivifies your ability to listen, and to ask better questions. The Art And Practice Of Listening Well
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Spotlight: An Authentic Voice

One question often asked of Michael Toms and me was: Who were your most favorite guests interviewed?  When asked that question, right up there at the top of a short list was always Terry Tempest Williams. Her authenticity, curiosity about the world, passion, and love of the landscape including the rocks, the plants, the animals, and even the people, continued to move us throughout the years. She serves up a delicious table of unique life experiences from staring at a Hieronymus Bosch painting for a year in Madrid, to studying prairie dogs in Bryce National Canyon. Download any one of
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Editor’s Desk: Summer Solstice

Even though I am usually a night-owl, I made the commitment to participate in a Sunrise Solstice walk on June 21st. Not wanting to miss my most unaccustomed 3:30 am wake up call, I slept fitfully and even got myself out of bed before the alarm sounded. Anticipating not wanting to make any early morning decisions before my brain was fully awake, I had pre-set my coffee maker and laid my clothes out before going to bed. I felt a bit like a fireman/woman, ready to jump into them in the pre-dawn hour. This Sunrise Solstice walk was around the
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This Month on New Dimensions

This month you’ll be hearing from such luminaries as Terry Tempest Williams and John Gray. It’s an honor and deep pleasure to continue to bring these life-enhancing, deep dialogues to the airwaves. Here is what John Gray had to say of his experience of New Dimensions: “I’ve been doing interviews for over 40 years and coming on New Dimensions was such a pleasure because Justine truly does her homework, reads the book, explores all the potential questions and prepares me to give the best interview I’ve ever given. I think that if you’re really interested in getting to the truth, Justine
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