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Stewart Levine

Removing The Emotional Hooks Of Conflict with Stewart Levine

Attorney Stewart Levine loved the legal profession because of the ideals it represented. But when he realized the practice of law rarely allowed him to consider human values along with property values, he took down his shingle and became an expert in resolving conflicts in a way that preserves relationships as well as legal rights. He points out that the costs of remaining in conflict are high. They consist of direct money out-of-pocket, loss of opportunity [...]

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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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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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Thomas Moore

Reimagining A Religion That Feeds Your Soul with Thomas Moore, Ph.D.

Church attendance continues to decline as many of us abandon the religious institutions of our youth. However, in today’s culture the search for the sacred has never been more active. Thomas Moore suggests that nature, art, and accessing the wealth of traditional spiritual wisdom can be of enormous help in revivifying our relationship to religion. We need to abandon the dogma and set our compass according to our personal values and philosophy as we search for [...]

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Sondra Barrett

The Sacred Geometry Of Our Cells with Sondra Barrett, Ph.D.

Cells can only thrive in community; they need to connect with one another, and will call on each other as allies. And, when a cell needs a certain molecule, it actually embraces that molecule; it actually reaches out and hugs the molecule. This embrace is a universal principle of design. Barrett speaks of the sacredness of our cells related to how humans evolved. “The divine spark needs a container. I began thinking, God had to be a [...]

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Gifts From A Near Death Experience with David Bennett

David Bennett was trained as a diver and then an engineer. While he was chief engineer for an ocean going research ship he drowned and had a near-death experience (NDE). Tune-in to his inspiring story as he describes being in the light. “It felt like it was reaching out to me and wrapping me in a warm blanket of pure love. That love was permeating my being and actually transforming me. As I got closer, I was [...]

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Toward A More Conscious Economy with David Korten, Ph.D.

Many of us are still reeling from the recent economic meltdown. In the face of so much uncertainty, it’s difficult to make sense of the multitude of analyses and predictions about what’s to come. What does it all mean in the context of the broader shifts in global culture and consciousness? At last there’s a voice of reason that brings not only sanity but consciousness to a real understanding of how our economy works – and [...]

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Tom-Shadyac

Changing Our Story To Save The World with Tom Shadyac

We’ve been taught that the “real world” is one of disconnected individuals needing to compete in a struggle to survive. After talking with many sociologists, biologists, scientists, linguists, spiritual leaders, and social artists, Shadyac is convinced that, this idea of a “real world,” isn’t the real world. He points out that there is, “strong evidence that we are different than we’ve been told. We really are not separate. This is why people respond to tragedies like [...]

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Steve-Bhaerman

Taking Back Our Democracy with Steve Bhaerman AKA Swami Beyondananda

Bhaerman discloses the current political landscape and how may we move beyond our present polarized positions. He believes that we won’t get to a new political culture by bringing opposites together in their differences, but to jump over those differences and find the virtues and values that 95% of Americans have in common. He says, ”The only thing that will make a difference is a unified moral authority of ‘We the people’ recognizing that we are [...]

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John-Robbins

Living Well On Less Money with John Robbins

Many of us are finding that we are needing to adjust our way of life. Circumstances such as the downturn of the economy, or being downsized at work are causing many people great anxiety. Others are facing retirement, and find that their retirement fund may have lost a great deal of its value.  How can we live a good life, as our finances lessen? How does one rebuild when they’ve had everything wiped out mentally, psychologically, [...]

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