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MJ Ryan

Change Is Not The Enemy, Fear Is with M. J. Ryan

Free Listening Through August 12, 2014: Change is stressful, often frightening. At a time when everything around you is changing, it’s essential to monitor how you respond to change, and to cultivate healthy ways of dealing with the fears that often arise, when the status quo dissolves before your eyes. M. J. Ryan has developed sound strategies that will help you understand your innate coping mechanisms, and learn to take a more conscious approach to life’s [...]

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Larry Dossey MD

A Premonition About Premonitions with Larry Dossey, M.D.

Free Listening Through August 5, 2014: More than half the population has reported having a dream or intuition that later came true. Dossey has examined thousands of anecdotes along with the growing mountain of research, and brings amazing stories, compelling data, and fascinating theories about what it all means for us as individuals, and as a species. You’ll hear about the fifteen choir members, who just happened to show up late the night the church exploded, [...]

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Gay Hendricks

Making The Leap To Happiness with Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.

How happy are you? Are you realizing your potential in your work, your relationships—in your joy? Gay Hendricks has found that most of us get along just fine, thank you, but we’re operating at a level beneath our ultimate happiness. We do a good job at whatever we do, and that’s satisfying. But something stops us from letting our true genius out into the world. Dr. Hendricks has discovered a “nearly universal human tendency to hold [...]

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Winifred Gallagher

Strengthening Your Ability To Pay Attention with Winifred Gallagher

There is no “attention center” in the brain. So where is our capacity for sustained focus located? Research shows us that it is an ensemble of alerting, orienting, and executive networks collaborating to attune us to what’s going on in our inner or outer world in coherent ways that point us toward an appropriate response. Most of us don’t understand that attention is a finite resource, like money, so it pays for us to focus on what is [...]

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Believe in yourself

Believing In Yourself

My dear friend, role model, and New Dimensions guest Robyn Posin says, “When others are interpreting, analyzing, advising or directing you – they are really only communicating what they believe would be appropriate for themselves were they in your situation. Remember this if you choose to hear their views… Remember, too, that in the deep knowing place inside of you, you are the world’s best and only authority on you! Practice listening inwardly instead of outwardly!” I [...]

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Angeles Arrien

Walking The Four-Fold Way with Angeles Arrien, Ph.D.

Angeles Arrien gathered wisdom from an enormous variety of indigenous cultures from around the world, distilling it into four paths of wise, effective action—”showing up, paying attention, telling the truth and being unattached to the outcome.” These are the archetypal paths of the warrior, healer, visionary and teacher. The opportunity to embody these archetypes arises in every situation in our lives. In her very clear and stimulating style, Arrien tells us how to make our actions more [...]

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Jonathan Robinson

Feeling Good In Healthy Ways In Under 2 Minutes with Jonathan Robinson

Robinson has made a lifelong study of what makes people happy and has discovered some powerful principles that, when practiced, can turn your life from misery, complaint, anger, and sadness to one of happiness, delight, and kinship. He gives many tips as to how to create more joy and balance in your life such as taking a moment to “spoon” with your partner when emotions start to escalate. He gives us a brilliant question that will connect us [...]

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Maud Nerman

Tapping Into The Body’s Remarkable Healing Ability with Maud Nerman, D.O.

The founder of osteopathic medicine, Andrew Taylor Still, said, “To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.”   The training of osteopathic medicine is identical to that of the M.D. profession. However, an osteopathic physician has up to 500 additional hours of anatomy, manual medicine, and kinesiology. Like M.D.s, these doctors can also prescribe drugs and do surgery. Nerman tells us that what is most important for her is her ability to [...]

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Mikkel Aaland

The Benefits Of Sweat Bathing with Mikkel Aaland

There are many benefits to sweat baths both physiologically and spiritually. Fundamentally, it is done in a heated room where you are raising the temperature of your body. The sweat bath heats the internal organs, stimulates blood flow, and benefits the immune system. It is good for the cardiovascular system. It is likened to an artificial fever so if there are any viruses or bacteria that are sensitive to fluctuations in temperature they are expelled. Sweats [...]

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David Peat

Quantum Change with F. David Peat, Ph.D.

Sometimes acting with the very best intentions can lead to disaster. How can you be sure that the good works you do actually have the positive outcome you hope for? F. David Peat has applied the principles of quantum physics to explain why some efforts to implement social change have failed miserably, while others have succeeded beyond anyone’s expectations. He explains why taking steps to engage in “gentle action” has had far-reaching benefits in programs as diverse as [...]

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Mary Anne Radmacher

The Gifts Of The Feminine with Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch

Radmacher and Kalloch share with us some attributes of the feminine such as what it means to be an intrepid traveler and to see a place with fresh eyes, and the blessings of traveling light. They suggest we are all artists and can get in touch with our mystical side through art. If you feel you cannot get in touch with your inner artist then borrow a five year old child to be your teacher. Kalloch [...]

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Jack and the Beanstock by Jean-Daniel Picard

Hard Grace: What Jack In the Beanstalk Taught Me

Most of us can recall the tale of Jack in the Beanstalk and can remember how we thrilled at the rhythmic chant of the giant ogre, “Fee-fi-fo-fum! I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread.” As an adult and the mother of an adult son, this tale became quite significant to me. Robert was about 20 years old when Michael, my husband, [...]

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Jacob Needleman

The Search For Wisdom with Jacob Needleman, Ph.D.

For the past 50 years, Jacob Needleman has probed the world of ideas in search of what is wisest in life. Here we explore some of life’s larger questions, such as: When is love born in the human heart? Why is knowledge inseparable from goodness? What does it mean to live in the now? Attention is something that is uniquely human. Needleman says, “When you give your attention to yourself, inwardly, it transforms something, you become another [...]

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Catherine Ann Jones

Healing Through Focused Journaling with Catherine Ann Jones

Jones gives practical advice as to how we can engage in deep inner work through focused journaling. She shares exercises that can act as powerful tools in reframing the pieces of our past and our life stories, so that suffering becomes meaningful and can boost our healing, empowerment, growth, and transformation. She encourages us to find our authentic gifts and to be awake to allies who come in unexpected ways. She says they come in many [...]

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love

What’s It All About?

Several years ago I gave myself the gift of a detox retreat at the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego, California. This is a place where you can give your digestive process a break using a cleansing diet along with freshly juiced wheat grass. During my stay there were about one hundred other participants and, as you can imagine, some significant conversations unfolded as we took our minds off our stomachs and started exercising other aspects [...]

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Terry Tempest Williams

Finding Hope And Beauty In The Dark Places with Terry Tempest Williams

  Terry Tempest Williams has long been a beloved scribe for the timeless beauty of the world we live in, and the tribulations of the humans who too often fail to value it. In this deeply moving interview, she speaks out for some of most disavowed individuals on the planet: prairie dogs, who are threatened with extinction and Rwandan refugees. What could the two possibly have in common? She explains, “The plight of the prairie dog, the [...]

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Isha Lerner

Fairytales: Liberators Of The Soul with Isha Lerner

It’s said that a fairytale is a mystical story stemming from an oral folklore tradition that teaches the higher virtues of life through simple stories and sagas. It’s nothing short of an alchemical adventure where mortals, beasts and the forces of dark and light intermix. In fairytales, as in life, there is an initiation, a leaving home and entering the forest and encountering dark forces. Then, there is an enchantment, the miracle, the kiss, the mentor, [...]

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Stuart Brown

Play Is More Than Just Fun with Stuart Brown, M.D.

Play is something that’s deeply embedded in our natures. It contributes to mood, to optimism, and to hope for the future. It enables us with the ability to persevere. A world without it would be bleak indeed. Brown points out, “Play is a fundamental survival drive of humanity without which long term survival of our species may be at stake…There was no such thing as play deprivation among these highly successful people, so as one begins to get [...]

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Wes Nisker

Crazy Wisdom For A Crazy World with Wes “Scoop” Nisker

A conversation with Scoop Nisker is a funny, smart, enlightening foray into physics, spirituality, and the oddities of life as we know it. In this wildly entertaining yet informative interview, you’ll hear a new spin on atomic theory, meditation, politics, evolution, and more. You’ll even hear a song about the big bang, and lively banter about why “the here and now” was invented. Best of all you’ll chuckle at Mr. Nisker’s unique analysis of how our world is [...]

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skipping rope

Skipping Rope

We do most of our New Dimensions interviews in a private home in a quiet middle-class neighborhood. The spacious yards are nicely groomed. There are sidewalks and an impressive variety of architecture. As I get out of my car, I notice a young man on the sidewalk next to my car. He’s wearing an electric blue sweatshirt with the hood pulled up over his head. His black shorts hang loosely down to his knees and his [...]

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