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In “A Conscious Life” internationally known psychotherapist, life and business coach, energy healer, and speaker, Dr Jennifer Howard, Ph.D., and her guests, will explore what it means to be awake and conscious in your daily life, in your relationships, in your spirituality, in relationship to your health and wellness, and in your work and financial life. Dr. Howard’s guests will encompass interdisciplinary perspectives and multi-faith, and a wide range of modalities, from psychology and spirituality to medicine and wellness to quantum physics science and social activism – plus much more.
“A Conscious Life” is an invitation to take charge of your life, to identify and change what is getting in the way of you reaching your full potential. Even if you’re pretty happy with your life, the reward of living consciously is a continually deepening sense of wholeness, and satisfaction with life. The goal, here, isn’t perfection, but progress—greater awareness, steady growth, and lasting change.
Listen to this interview for a great introduction to Dr. Howard’s new book, Your Ultimate Life Plan.
Interview with Dr. Jennifer Howard about her new book Your Ultimate Life Plan, by Founder of Work Life Nation and Emmy award winning Anchor/Reporter at News Channel 12, Judy Martin
Lama Surya Das
MAKE ME ONE WITH EVERYTHING: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation by Lama Surya Das
The Dalai Lama has called Lama Surya Das the “Western Lama.”
I’m excited to announce that we started on June 17th an ongoing series with Lama Surya Das focused on his new book, Make Me One with Everything. In his new book, he explores “inclusive meditation” for both new and experienced meditators.
We’re used to thinking of meditation as a solitary activity that occurs solely in our own minds: by turning inward we strive to dissolve obstacles through self-inquiry and find peace through concentration, contemplation, and self-emptying. But inter-meditation (or co-meditation) is the other half of meditation: it’s inclusive and instead of getting rid of things we embrace people, feelings, and events.
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Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., has served for more than 35 years as one of the major contributors to the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind therapies. Along with his wife, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks, Gay is the co-author of many bestsellers, including Conscious Loving and Five Wishes. He is the author of 33 books, including The Corporate Mystic, Conscious Living and The Big Leap. Dr. Hendricks received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford in 1974. After a twenty-one-year career as a professor of Counseling Psychology at University Colorado, he and Kathlyn founded The Hendricks Institute, which is based in Ojai, California and offers seminars worldwide.
In recent years he has also been active in creating new forms of conscious entertainment. In 2003, along with movie producer Stephen Simon, Dr. Hendricks founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle, which distributes inspirational movies to subscribers in 70+ countries around the world, www.spiritualcinemacircle.com. He has appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including OPRAH, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS and others.
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Melody Beattie is one of America’s most beloved self-help authors and a household name in addiction and recovery circles. Her international bestselling book, Codependent No More, introduced the world to the term “codependency” in 1986. Millions of readers have trusted Melody’s words of wisdom and guidance because she knows firsthand what they’re going through. In her lifetime, she has survived abandonment, kidnapping, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, and the death of a child. “Beattie understands being overboard, which helps her throw bestselling lifelines to those still adrift,” said Time Magazine.
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Topic: The Guru Question - The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher
The spiritual journey is perhaps the most personal experience of our lives—but does that mean we have to go it alone? With The Guru Question, award-winning author Mariana Caplan brings you a unique and much-needed guide for deciding whether you need a dedicated mentor to help illuminate your path to awakening—and if so, how to navigate the deep complexities of the guru-disciple relationship.
In a time when a distrust of authority has been proven to be a healthy trait, we tend to be justifiably suspicious of those who present themselves as gurus and spiritual masters. Drawing upon her knowledge as both a scholar of mysticism and lifelong practitioner of spiritual traditions, Mariana Caplan helps readers develop the discernment that is crucial when seeking an authentic teacher—and reveals the immeasurable rewards that can come from having a trustworthy guide on the spiritual path.
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Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.
Topic: Spontaneous Evolution, Our Positive Future and A Way to Get There From Here.
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., a pioneer in the new biology, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. A cell biologist by training, Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem cell research at Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and the more recent Spontaneous Evolution, co-authored with Steve Bhaerman. Bruce received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony.
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HALE DWOSKIN is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, The Sedona Method: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-being. Hale is one of the 24 teachers from the movie The Secret and a founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council. He is the CEO and Director of Training of Sedona Training Associates, an organization headquartered in Sedona, Arizona. He co-founded the company in 1996 to teach courses based on the emotional releasing techniques originated by his mentor, Lester Levenson. Hale Dwoskin is an international speaker and featured faculty member at Esalen and the Omega Institute. For over a quarter century, he has regularly been teaching The Sedona Method to individuals and corporations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, and leading facilitator trainings and advanced retreats since the early 1990s. He is also the co-author with Lester Levenson of Happiness Is Free: And Its Easier than You Think (a five-book series).
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Topic: 24 Things to Increase the Emotional Intelligence of Your Man
What is it that women really want in a relationship? Most women will respond that it’s for the men in their lives to be more emotionally present—to not be afraid of expressing how they feel, and to better understand how their woman feels.
24 Things to Increase the Emotional Intelligence of Your Man answers these and many other compelling questions.
>> Why do I need personal boundaries? Why does he need me to have them?
>> How can I stop his—or my—criticism, manipulation and blame games?
>> How do I know whether my anger or his anger is healthy or unhealthy?
>> How can the best kept secret in psychology help our relationship?
John Lee, best-selling author of The Flying Boy: Healing the Wounded Man, has written nineteen books, including his latest release 24 Things to Increase the Emotional Intelligence of Your Man.
John’s highly innovative work in the fields of emotional intelligence, anger management and emotional regression has made him an in demand consultant, teacher, trainer, coach and speaker. His contributions in the fields of recovery, relationships, men’s issues, spirituality, parenting and creativity have put him in the national spotlight for over twenty years.
He has been featured on Oprah, 20/20, Barbara Walter’s The View, CNN, PBS, and NPR. He has been interviewed by Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and dozens of other national magazines and radio talk shows.
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Dr Will Taegel
Check out this quote from an awesome book by Dr, Will Taegel, The Mother Tongue: Intimacy in the Eco-field. “When I use the term, Mother Tongue, note that I refer not only to expressions of ancient wisdom but also to the science of fields. My aim is to be multi-lingual and thus able to explore multiple levels of the human epic, but always returning to The Great Mother’s primordial wisdom and Her way of expressing Herself at the base of all things.” ~Will Taegel~ http://dld.bz/bMQU7 Buy the book; receive free gifts today!
Renowned author and leading-edge thinker Dr. Will Taegel grew up on the Llano Estacado in Texas where he began his lifelong and intimate relationship with Nature. Choosing an integrative approach early in his career, Dr. Taegel received his formal education at Emory University gaining a Masters degree; and at the University of California Berkeley where he earned a Doctorate from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Concurrent with his formal education he explored his Native American heritage and received traditional training in the ways of the Shaman.
He has written eight books weaving together nature, spirituality, psychology, and relationship and has recently been appointed Dean of Faculty at Wisdom University. Author of Nature and Intimacy, and Natural Mystics, Dr. Taegel has a newly published book entitled The Sacred Council of Your WILD HEART: Nature’s Hope in Earth’s Crisis.
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Topic: Work Life Resilience 24/7
To join in the fun tomorrow, founder of Work Life Nation and Emmy award winning Anchor/Reporter at News Channel 12, Judy Martin is interviewing me about the book on my radio show “A Conscious Life.”
Judy Martin is an emmy-award winning broadcast journalist, speaker and work life pundit who offers a fresh voice on the emerging trends in the elusive quest for work life balance. As a thought leader on work life integration, Judy has covered work life trends for more than a decade.
Judy has been heard on American Public Media’s Marketplace Report, National Public Radio, World Vision Report, CNBC Business Radio and contributes as an anchor at News 12 Long Island. Through her WorkLife Nation blog Judy gives voice to the stories, companies and pioneers on the cutting-edge of the work life merge as an inspiration toward exploring the human experience in business.
What if you could live in a state of unconditional love all the time? If you could love people not because they fill your needs or because they love you, but because you’re connected to a state of pure love within yourself?
Join with Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Love for No Reason, Happy for No Reason, Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and a featured teacher in The Secret, as she shares a breakthrough approach to experiencing unconditional love—what she calls “love for no reason.” Supported by the latest scientific research, along with ancient time-tested wisdom from cultures across the globe, Marci offers a revolutionary 7 step program to create a state of unconditional love from the inside out.
You will learn:
How you can open your heart and dissolve any pain, heartache and emptiness
How to become a magnet for love in all areas of your life
How to turn off your body’s stress response and turn on your body’s love response
How you can best help your family, community, and the world
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Carol Roth helps businesses grow and make more money. An investment banker, business strategist and deal maker, she has helped her clients, ranging from solopreneurs to multinational corporations, raise more than $1 billion in capital, complete hundreds of millions of dollars in M&A transactions, secure high-profile licensing and partnership deals, create brand loyalty programs and more.
Carol is a frequent radio, television and print media contributor on the topics of business and entrepreneurship, having appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, Fox Business, WGN TV Chicago (video) and more. She is also signed to LA-based t.v. production company Snackaholic who is currently developing a television show around Carol’s life as a business expert and personality.
Carol’s Unsolicited Business Advice blog at CarolRoth.com was recently named as one of the Top 10 small business blogs online. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
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Sonia Choquette is a world-renowned author, storyteller, vibrational healer, and six sensory spiritual teacher in international demand for her guidance, wisdom, and capacity to heal the soul. Her books have sold over a million copies world wide including her New York Times bestseller The Answer Is Simple
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Gail’s journey to contemplative Christianity is rooted in the ritual and mystery she experienced in the Catholic Church as a child in the ’50s and early ’60s, and is informed by her study of Tibetan Buddhism in the ’70s and early ’80s. She found the convergence of her Christian background and her Buddhist contemplative experience in the contemplative Christian heritage and the practice of Centering Prayer. Gail attended the first intensive Centering Prayer retreat that Fr. Thomas Keating offered at the Lama Foundation in San Cristobal, New Mexico in 1983. As a result, she became a devoted Centering Prayer practitioner and a founding member of Contemplative Outreach. As a laywoman, Gail represents the essence of the community that Contemplative Outreach serves: Christians wishing for a deeper relationship with God through transformation lived out in ordinary life, outside the monastic cloister.
Gail is a mother, grandmother and had a private psychotherapy practice from 1982-1992, all at a time when she was engaging more deeply in the practice of Centering Prayer and laying the foundations for what would become the worldwide community of Contemplative Outreach. She understands the difficulties of balancing the activities of an ordinary life with the attraction to silence, solitude and service.
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Topic: Feng Shui Your Life
Tisha Morris is a certified life coach, feng shui consultant, energy healer, yoga instructor, and the author of Feng Shui Your Life (Turner Publishing).
Prior to entering the healing arts, she practiced law for ten years and obtained a Fine Arts degree in Interior Design.
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Jennifer McLean has trained in several disciplines of vibrational healing including The Reconnection, Cranial Sacral, Polarity, and her renowned Sound Healing and Body Dialoging techniques (featured in Joe Vitale’s book, The Key). She has been practicing these modalities of healing in private sessions with clients for 17 years.
Jennifer’s dichotomous experience as a healer and marketing professional afforded her unique insights into the multiple models people use to manage their worlds. This coupled with her lifetime exploration into spiritual challenges and opportunities, and her training as a vibrational healer, gave her the tools to write the award-winning and bestselling book, The Big Book of YOU!
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What can you say about a person who knew from a very early age that her destiny lay in leading others to greatness?Creative? Yes. Born leader? Yes again. Free spirited thinker? Yes, yes, yes! She is also direct, funny and full of mischief with bright blue eyes and a wicked smile! Gurutej told her mother just that when she was six years old.
For over 40 years, Gurutej has been teaching people how to connect to their higher consciousness through yoga, chanting, meditation and healing. Everyday she lives the meaning of her Sikh name, which translates as “the one who brings you from darkness into light at the speed of light.”
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Matthew Fox (b. 1940) is an internationally acclaimed theologian who was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He holds a doctorate, summa cum laude, in the History and Theology of Spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris. Matthew Fox is author of 29 books that have been translated into 43 languages including Original Blessing; The Reinvention of Work; Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet; One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths; A Spirituality Named Compassion; The Coming of the Cosmic Christ; Prayer: A Radical Response to Life; A New Reformation; The A.W.E. Project: Reinventing Education, Reinventing the Human; A New Reformation; The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors for Awakening the Sacred Masculine. In Fall, 2010, his latest book, Christian Mystics: 365 Meditations” will appear.
Seeking to establish a new pedagogy for learning spirituality that was grounded in an effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical traditions in such figures as Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas, as well as interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics, Fox founded the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality that operated for seven years at Mundelein College in Chicago and twelve years at Holy Names College in Oakland . For ten of those years at Holy Names College Cardinal Ratzinger, as chief Inquisitor and head of the Congregation of Doctrine and Faith (called the Office of the Holy Inquisition until 1965), tried to shut the program down. Ratzinger silenced Fox for one year in 1988 and forced him to step down as director. Three years later he expelled Fox from the Order thus terminating the program at Holy Names College.
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Yoga is becoming a tool for emotional healing in conjunction with psychotherapy. Why? As our sense organs receive information from all of our life experiences, an impression of the experience embeds itself in the nervous system of the body. The combination of slow yoga movement, breathing and meditation allow the client to relax, become present and unite with the authentic self. This state of being empowers us to view the impression as a “witness” rather than a “judge’ and release any emotional attachment (pain/pleasure, like/dislike, sweet/sour) to the memory.
Ed is a Life & Wellness Coach on the human potential, yogic sciences and emotional intelligence. Using the yogic sciences, Ed leads educational workshops, personal/executive wellness coaching and professional trainings in corporate, healthcare and athletic/fitness environments.
Estelle Frankel MFT is a practicing psychotherapist and spiritual advisor who blends the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of Kabbalah with depth psychology. She is the author of numerous essays and the award winning book: Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
Dr. Jennifer Howard
My friend Mario Sprouse will be interviewing me, Dr. Jennifer Howard. We’ll be talking a little about me and more about my book, Your Ultimate Life Plan: How to Deeply Transform Your Everyday Experience and Create Changes That Last.
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Artist, author Jerry Wennstrom was born in New York on January 13, 1950. He attended Rockland Community College and the State University of New Paltz. After producing a large body of work, at age 29 he set out to discover the rock-bottom truth of his life. For years he questioned the limits of his creative life as a studio painter. After destroying all of his art and giving away everything he owned, Jerry began a life of unconditional trust, allowing life to provide all that was needed. He lived this way for 15 years. In 1998 he moved to Washington State, where he eventually married Marilyn Strong and produced a large new body of art. Marilyn and Jerry’s charming Whidbey Island home is now filled with his unique interactive sculptures and paintings. Jerry also built a 40-foot meditation tower on his property, which is featured along with his story in a book by Laura Chester called Holy Personal.
Jerry's story is told in his book, The Inspired Heart: An Artist’s Journey of Transformation (foreword by Thomas Moore) published by Sentient Publications and in the Parabola Magazine documentary film called In the Hands of Alchemy: The Art and Life of Jerry Wennstrom.
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She's back! February 1st is Sharon's kickoff date for her 28 Day Meditation Challenge. Now is the time to buy her book and follow along on your journey to inviting meditation into your life. Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program
The written word is central to Sharon Salzberg’s teaching and studies. In her early Buddhist studies at the University of Buffalo, she discovered Chogyam Trungpa’s book, Meditation in Action. She later heard him speak at a nearby school: he was the first practicing Buddhist she encountered. While studying in India, Shunryu Suzuki’s book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind profoundly influenced the direction of her meditation practice.
She is a regular contributor the the Huffington Post, and was a contributing editor of Oprah’s O Magazine for several years. She has appeared in Time Magazine, Yoga Journal, msnbc.com, Tricycle, Real Simple, Body & Soul, Mirabella, Good Housekeeping, Self, Buddhadharma, More and Shambhala Sun, as well as on a variety of radio programs.
Various anthologies on spirituality have featured Sharon Salzberg and her work, including Meetings with Remarkable Women, Gifts of the Spirit, A Complete Guide to Buddhist America, Handbook of the Heart, The Best Guide to Meditation, From the Ashes—A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America, and How to Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism.
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Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles and is author of The Now Effect: How this moment can change the rest of your life, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of the Mindful Solutions at Work App, the Mindful Solutions audio series, and the Mindfulness at Work™ program currently being adopted in multiple multinational corporations.
Topic: Mindfulness Meditations for the Stressed Traveler
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Dr. Joe Rubino
Dr. Joe Rubino, CEO of Center for Personal Reinvention, is acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on the topic of elevating self-esteem. He is a life-changing personal development and success coach on how to restore self-esteem, achieve business success, maximize joy and fulfillment in life and productivity. He is known for his groundbreaking work in personal and leadership development, building effective teams, enhancing listening and communication skills, life and business coaching and optimal life planning.
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In 1992, Susan Steinbrecher formed Steinbrecher and Associates, Inc., offering corporations and individuals innovative, life-changing and profit-building solutions to challenges in the areas of operations, human resources, training and coaching. From the very beginning, one of her primary goals was to create seamlessness between her company’s mission and methods. Passionately committed to the development and motivation of individuals and businesses, Steinbrecher is an organization that is impeccably responsive to the needs of its clients.
The success of Steinbrecher’s mission is reflected in the company’s roster of new and repeat clients, which reads like a “Who’s Who” of American and global corporations. They keep coming back thanks to our proven ability to increase management and customer-service capabilities and ultimately strengthen bottom-line profits.
Steinbrecher knows how to get businesses where they want to go and operates with a sense of integrity that will always allow clients to be proud of the journey they take to achieve that success.
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Jen Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the self-care movement with her first book The Woman’s Comfort Book. She's the author of 5 additional books on well-being and whole living, including The Life Organizer, that have inspired more than a million women in 9 languages. Jen has spoken around the world on self-care, written a national magazine column, and even sat on Oprah's couch talking about the power of retreats. She believes self-love + world-love = wholeness for all. Visit www.JenniferLouden.com for fab free goodies and upcoming retreat schedule.
Topic: Serving Wholeness, Creating Lasting Change through Teaching what you Love
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Lynne Klippel is a best-selling author, publisher, and book shepherd. Since 2003 she's been working with coaches, speakers, and entrepreneurs who want to write a nonfiction book to showcase their expertise and build their business. Her business, Business Building Books, focuses on the marriage of internet marketing and publishing and has helped clients from 6 of the 7 continents. An avid reader, Lynne used to get in loads of trouble as a kid for reading books instead of doing her chores. In 2012 Lynne fulfilled a life-long dream and moved her business and her family to the Andes Mountains in Ecuador.
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Lynn Woodland is an international teacher and human potential expert who has worked at the experimental edges of the Mind/Body/Spirit, Transpersonal Psychology, and New Thought movements since 1972. Her particular expertise is in what gives rise to miracles and in teaching ordinary people to live extraordinary lives so that miracles become, not just possible, but natural.
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BEST-SELLING "LETTING GO" author Guy Finley's encouraging and accessible message is one of the true bright lights in our world today. His ideas go straight to the heart of our most important personal and social issues -- relationships, success, addiction, stress, peace, happiness, freedom -- and lead the way to a higher life.
Topic: The Courage to Be Free
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Jane Falke is the founder of ‘The Nutritionist Naturally’, and author of the book Eat Healthy. Be Healthy at Any Age: Discover Why Food is the Problem as Well as the Solution.
‘Eat Healthy. Be Healthy at Any Age’ isn't like other diet and well being books you’ve read in the past. The ideas and principles in this book are based on Falke’s sound experience as a microscopist, certified plant-based nutritionist from eCornell University/T. Colin Campbell Foundation (Dr. Campbell is a professor at Cornell University and wrote the well documented/researched book on nutrition called ‘The China Study’), certified raw food nutrition and raw food preparation instructor, and her Master in Holistic Nutrition.
The author has practiced the teachings in the book to great success. So much so Jane Falke enjoys fantastic health at the age of 71, and is physically and mentally healthy without the need for medication.
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Ariel and Shya Kane
Ariel & Shya Kane have not only been happily married for almost 20 years, they wrote the book about it! Their best-seller How to Have A Match Made in Heaven won the Mom's Choice Award, the Nautilus Book Awards and Indie Excellence Book Awards. The Kanes teach people how to be centered, productive & satisfied in the midst of today's challenges. To find out more about the Kanes, their books, online community & seminars in NYC, Europe & Costa Rica, visit their website: www.TransformationMadeEasy.com
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Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award winning author, poet, essayist, and educator whose poems have been anthologized in over a dozen volumes, and whose prayers are used in prayer books around the world. Rami received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and holds both Ph.d. and D.D. degrees. A congregational rabbi for 20 years, Rabbi Rami is currently Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. In addition to writing books, Rami writes a regular column for Spirituality and Health magazine called “Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler” and he has a blog.
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Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. Harvey has published over 20 books including The Hope a Guide to Sacred Activism (Hay House) and Heart Yoga the Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism (North Atlantic Books). Harvey is a Fellow of All Souls College Oxford from (1972-1986) and has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality, as well as, various spiritual centers throughout the United States. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic. He is the Founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism in Oak Park, Illinois, where he lives. His website is www.andrewharvey.net.
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Maureen Dawn Healy is a popular author, speaker and healer working with parents globally. Her last book, Growing Happy Kids, guided adults to nurture a deeper type of confidence in themselves and their children. Her new book, The Energetic Keys to Indigo Kids, reveals how your highly sensitive yet defiant children can succeed. She’s also a popular Psychology Today blogger, and has been on NBC, ABC and the CW. Learn more about her at: www.growinghappykids.com
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Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She has practiced and taught meditation for over 35 years, with an emphasis on vipassana (mindfulness or insight) meditation. Tara is the senior teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. A clinical psychologist, Tara is the author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha and True Refuge: Finding Peace & Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart (Bantam, January 22, 2013).
Topic:A Path of True Refuge
In times when we feel like life is falling apart, what helps us find peace, security and inner freedom? While our reflex is to move into our evolutionary stress reaction of fight, flight or freeze, there is another possibility. In this interview, Tara Brach describes a pathway of presence rooted in the cultivation of a mindful and compassionate attention. The fruit of this path is discovering a refuge of peace within our own awakened heart.
Listeners will learn:
* Basic principles of Buddhist Psychology
* How the acronym RAIN can be a tool in applying mindfulness in difficult situations
* Key elements in arousing self-compassion
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Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a relationship expert, best-selling author, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® healing process, recommended by actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette, and featured on Oprah, and of the unique and popular website www.innerbonding.com. She has counseled individuals and couples, and led groups, classes, and workshops for the last 44 years, and continues to work on the phone and Skype with clients from all over the world. She is the author/co-author of eight books, including the internationally best-selling Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?, Healing Your Aloneness, Inner Bonding, and Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By God? In 2010, Margaret co-completed a 12 year project called SelfQuest®, which is a transformational self-healing/conflict resolution software program. SelfQuest® is being offered to prisons and schools and sold to individuals, families, and businesses.
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Larry Dossey, MD
Dr. Larry Dossey is an internal medicine physician, former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is executive editor of the peer-previewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. He is the author of twelve books on the role of consciousness and spirituality in health, which have been translated into languages around the world. His most recent book is ONE MIND: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. He lectures around the world.
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Dr. Siegel, who prefers to be called Bernie, not Dr. Siegel, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.
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Author of the internationally acclaimed Medicine Woman Series, Lynn Andrews who has spent the last 25 years studying with shamanic women on three continents. This best selling author shares her ancient teachings of shamanic training. Lynn Andrews brings spiritual tools and compelling techniques for healing from the spiritual realm to the modern everyday physical world. Her techniques use the power of thought to take you beyond self limitation to other realities. Lynn Andrews is a 21st Century Shaman and mystic life coach
Lynn is America’s best known shamanic healer and veteran metaphysical instructor. Her 19 books are published in 12 languages, including two New York and Los Angeles Times best sellers.
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Eldon Taylor is the host of the popular radio show, Provocative Enlightenment. He is an award winning, New York Times best selling author of over 300 books, and audio and video programs including; Choices and Illusions: How Did I Get Where I am and How DO I Get Where I Want to Be. He is the inventor of the patented InnerTalk technology and the founder and President of Progressive Awareness Research, Inc. who has been featured as an expert in films, print, television and radio. He has been called a “master of the mind” and has appeared as an expert witness on both hypnosis and subliminal communication.
TOPIC: Choices and Illusions: How Did I Get Where I Am and How Do I Get Where I Want to Be.
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Bob + Judith Wright
Dr. Bob Wright, Professor of Transformational Leadership at the Wright Graduate University and Dr. Judith Wright, Professor of Transformational Education are the co-founders of Wright-a transformative education organization devoted to bring out the best in people and those they touch as well as the Wright Graduate University offering masters and doctorates. Their work has appeared on and in major national TV, radio, magazines, and newspapers. Their model blends the best innovations from the history of personal development, taught through a framework of theory, groups, and coaching. www.wrightliving.com
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Carol specializes in inspiring clients to attract success and abundance into their lives by using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and the Law of Attraction to clear limiting beliefs, release resistance and build “prosperity consciousness.” A leading voice in the EFT community, Carol is well known for her seasons as an Internet radio show host, as an international speaker and healer, and as the author.
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Transformational Healing and Counseling
Heal. Transform. Thrive.
Over twenty years ago, Dani attended her first life changing class at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and she hasn’t looked back since. Learning to perceive and change the human energy field or “aura” changed the foundation of my perception of the world and opened my eyes to what is possible for human beings.
Topic: Now is the time to awaken and to embody Oneness. The Earth is calling to us!
More about Steve:
Steve was a technology entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley in the mid-1990’s when through a sequence of events, including the death of his sister, he decided to sell the companies he was involved with to focus on a spiritual path. At this time he came to know Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God material. He helped him with some of his ventures and a few years later, offered my assistance in the planning and launch of Humanity’s Team. Shortly after Humanity’s Team was founded, in mid-2003, he was asked by Neale to lead Humanity’s Team and in early 2004 he became the Worldwide Coordinating Director. At this time, he led a team of people from around the world in creating a non-profit organization, a governance structure, and programs and plans to awaken and embody Oneness on the Earth so humanity may enjoy a sustainable world of peace, harmony and happiness. Humanity’s Team is now governed by a Council of Trustees, a Worldwide Coordinating Director, a Core Team and a Global Council composed of leaders from around the world.
Topic: The Gift Of Parenting A Challenging Child: Conscious Parenting In Times of Stress
Karen Bierdeman, an expert on parenting strong willed kids AND on overcoming toxic mom guilt, will talk about how parenting a difficult child can lead to more self-awareness and joy (really!).
Karen Bierdeman, M.Ed, has worked with families and children for over 16 years. Her expertise in Childhood Behavior Disorders, makes her an effective advocate for children whose behavior is “more”–more intense, more persistent, more energetic and overall more challenging. She also knows first-hand how difficult it can be to be the parent of a strong-willed child!
Topic: Beat the Odds to be the Star of Your Life!
>> How you can move from living a mediocre life plagued with limitations and barriers to a fulfilling life where you can be the unique superstar you were born to be.
>> Step by step how you can beat your odds & breakdown any obstacle in the way of your money or life goals.
>> Real world strategies to remove self imposed limitations & open up to the possibilities.
>> Discover the 3 behaviors that keep you in the struggle and STOP your cash, love, perfect health and everything you desire from coming to you.
Cindy Ashton is a singer, entertainer, speaker, author of Kiss Your Monsters Goodbye. She recently received President Obama’s “Call to Service” award for her outstanding contribution to her community.
Born with only a 20% chance of living, Cindy underwent three heart surgeries by age 14 and was left in chronic pain and with a damaged lung. Surpassing all odds, she has gone on to train in a professional dance company six hours a day and sing opera, even on her damaged lung.
Through keynote speeches, interactive seminars and motivational concerts across North America, Cindy has shared the stage with such motivational powerhouses as Barbara De Angelis, Lisa Nichols and Bob Proctor.
Cindy’s next project is her Red Carpet Dreaming Tour hitting 9 cities across North America in 2011 to raise money and awareness for Children’s charities.
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We will discusss…
So often we are waiting for that “right” moment, the perfect job or the ideal relationship or even for “someday” to arrive! I will encourage as well as challenge listeners to “disrupt their ordinary” and live their passion now! I will share my 5 Power Principles to move from waiting into living.
Listeners will learn how to...
>> Stop “being stuck in the past” and live powerfully today
>> Create an “inner phenomenon” by using one simple technique
>> Transform past failures into mind-blowing success.
Kristen Moeller thrives while “disrupting the ordinary” and inspiring others to do the same. A highly respected coach, author, speaker and radio show host who holds a master’s degree in counseling, Kristen has more than 21 years experience in the field of personal development. Her Best-Selling book, Waiting for Jack: Confession of a Self-Help Junkie – How to Stop Waiting and Start Living Your Life, explores our pervasive human tendency to wait and look outside ourselves for answers. Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame wrote the foreword to the book. Kristen is also the founder of the non-profit Chick-a-go Foundation, which provides “pay-it-forward” scholarships for transformational educational training programs reaching people who otherwise cannot afford such opportunities. She hosts a weekly internet radio show, “What Are You Waiting For?” and is a celebrity ambassador to the National Eating Disorder Association. She resides in Colorado with her husband in eco-friendly, solar powered home.
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Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., is an engaging and imaginative speaker, a Jungian analyst, a psychologist and an author. An experienced clinician and teacher, she is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Vermont and Consultant in Leadership Development at Norwich University. With a fulltime practice in central Vermont and a busy speaking schedule, Polly is comfortable with large or small audiences, and enjoys consulting with individuals and organizations. She has published thirteen books that have been translated into more than twenty languages, including The Resilient Spirit, Women and Desire, and The Cambridge Companion to Jung. She is available for presentations for the general public, media, parent groups, and professionals in education or mental health, as well as for workshops and consultations.
If you’re troubled by the self-esteem trap at home, at work, or in counseling or teaching kids, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Polly for a speaking or consulting event.
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Topic: Assertion and Surrender on the Spiritual Path
- When do we need to “go for it” and when do we need to relinquish in our spiritual practice?
- Buddhist enlightenment stories of the Buddha and Ananda, illustrating two different paths to awakening
- Challenges of the ego in both directions: I can’t do it, I can do it.
Jay Michaelson is the founding director of Nehirim. For over ten years, Jay has been a leading advocate for the inclusion of sexual minorities in religious communities, and writes and teaches frequently on issues of sexuality and religion. His work has been covered in the New York Times, CNN, and NPR, and he has appeared on the cover of Tikkun magazine, Religion Dispatches, and other publications. In 2009, Jay was recognized on the Forward 50 list of the fifty most influential Jewish leaders in America. Jay has been on the teaching faculties of the Human Rights Campaign, Empire State Pride Agenda, and other LGBT activist organizations.
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How to Attract Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery
Avoid Triggers when trying to eliminate any addiction.
>> How to use the Law of Attraction to eliminate any addiction.
>> How to attract positive energy using positive affirmations, journaling, and meditation to eliminate addictions.
>> Learn all about behind the scenes of Celebrity Rehab on Vh1
Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach who has helped hundreds of people cope with lifelong addictions, including substance abuse, shopping, gambling, food, sex and love, co-dependency, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, single parenting and divorce.
Sherry specializes in individuals, couples, family, and group therapy. In addition to her monthly gig as a guest expert on Dr. Drew Pinksy’s radio show, Sherry was also seen in action on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab 2 and its subsequent shows, Celebrity Rehab 3 and 4.
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Christy Morgan, also known as The Blissful Chef, is a successful vegan macrobiotic chef whose business is changing people’s lives through healthy cooking classes, lectures, in-home cooking instruction, healthy living consultations, and corporate team building. With her first cookbook Blissful Bites and various online and offline articles, she is well-published in the world of natural foods and has been featured in VegNews, Today’s Diet and Nutrition magazine, Green Child magazine, and on PETA.org and Martha Stewart Living Radio. Christy is touring the east coast this March with stops in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, among others.
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