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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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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

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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Redefining Success And Thriving with Arianna Huffington

The common lament in these post-modern times is that there is not enough time. We’re overly busy and are overworking. We allow our gadgets, such as smart phones and tablets, to absorb our attention. We jump down the rabbit hole of emails and texting, and engage in social media letting them take up more and more of our time so we spend less and less time connecting with ourselves and with one another in deep and meaningful [...]

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Judith Orloff

Surrender Is The Doorway with Judith Orloff, M.D.

When physician Judith Orloff is asked what’s the most important factor in health and recovering from illness, her answer is surrender. It’s her experience that surrender must be the engine that drives all choices about healing. However, it must be pointed out that surrender, in her definition, doesn’t mean giving in or giving up. “Surrender is the ability to flow with life and accept what is rather than pushing and fighting and struggling with life all the [...]

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Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel

Compassionate End-of-Life Care with Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel

We all hope for dying well and living fully until we do. The truth is that we don’t have a choice about whether or not we’re going to die, but sometimes we have a choice about whether our dying is going to be easier or harder. The hospice movement has been integral in helping patients and their families move through this most intense transition of dying. Not only does it offer support to the patient, it supports the [...]

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Sim Van der Ryn

Designing With Nature In Mind with Sim Van der Ryn

Sim Van der Ryn has been a leading proponent of the green building movement (even before it was known as that), and for more than a half a century has been leading the way to a more regenerative, resilient, and sustainable future. It is his hope that society will increasingly acknowledge the critical value to our health and well-being by our connection to nature, and that designing in collaboration with nature will become a major tool [...]

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Vicki Robin

Eating Local Food As An Act Of Belonging with Vicki Robin

Food is among our most basic human needs. 200 years ago in the US, everyone ate local food, and farming was a primary profession. However, industrial agriculture has distanced us from the hands that grow and process our food. If you are over 60 you’ve seen, in your lifetime, your food shifting from local to industrial. We’ve become more and more disconnected from the knowledge of where our food comes from. Can making some small commitment [...]

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