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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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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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Jonathan Ellerby

Rediscovering Your Path with Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D.

“Spirituality is about your deepest relationship to the things that matter—what’s important, who am I, and what is my role in the world. Everyone has to grapple with those questions. So even someone who claims not to be spiritual, they still live those questions. The spiritual journey requires time and it requires cultivation. So in a sense it becomes the foundation of life.” And so, Jonathan Ellerby’s spiritual journey includes helping others develop practices that bring meaning [...]

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Maurizio & Zaya Benazzo

Science And Nonduality (SAND) Conferences: A Fertile Dialogue with Maurizio and Zaya Benazzo

It has been said that the true spirit of science and of spiritually is best supported by an open mind, a non-dogmatic inquiry. Science seeks to understand our external reality and spiritual seekers look to understand our inner, personal experience of consciousness, but adherents to these seemingly different disciplines rarely come together in open dialogue. Intrinsic to both of these modes of thought is the concept of nonduality. Since 2009 scientists and spiritual seekers have been [...]

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David Hanscom, M.D.

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, 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 [...]

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Tim Ryan

Mindfulness Practice: Slowing Down – Tapping Into Our Inner Resources with Congressman Tim Ryan

Congressman Ryan has a dream for America which is to create a society that has healthcare for all, has a sustainable eco-system, fosters creativity at the highest levels, and includes time to connect with family and friends.  He sees us slowing down and becoming more kind and more aware. To help us do this, he advocates training ourselves in mindfulness awareness. He, and others, are successfully introducing this practice in many of our institutions like schools, [...]

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Michael Gelb

Unleash Your Brain Power As You Age with Michael Gelb

Researchers have shown that, like fine wine, our brains can improve with age. Gelb has spoken with the world’s foremost brain researchers about how the brain actually works and they have revealed exciting news.  He says, “Unlike the knee or the hip, the brain is designed to improve with use and the only real question is, therefore, what are the best ways to use.” Here he gives a blueprint to optimize your brain. Gelb makes an enormous contribution as he [...]

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Ariel and Shya Kane

Stop Working On Yourself And Start Living with Ariel & Shya Kane

The Kanes spent many years and all their savings working hard on themselves to bring about positive change. Exhausted by it all they discovered that “working on themselves doesn’t work.” They have found that transformation can happen in the instant. Shya Kane tells us, “transformation happens when you notice how you’re being without judging yourself and it’s over. It happens in an instant, outside of time. Transformation happens exponentially in all areas of your life, not just in those areas [...]

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The Direct Route To Awakening with John de Ruiter

 We have the capacity to go directly to truth and awakening, but we often get sidetracked by our delusions. As a teacher, philosopher John de Ruiter says, “We have the capacity to use our faculties to convince ourselves of something being true, because we need for that to be true. So, there’s a hanging on within the heart supported by an intellectual framework that enables that to happen. But, beyond all of that, we know something [...]

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