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Surviving And Thriving On A Trek Across America - Andrew Forsthoefel - C0406

Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, radio producer, and public speaker based in Northampton, Massachusetts. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2011 with a degree in environmental studies, he spent 11 months walking across the United States, gathering stories along the way. He first recounted part of that journey in a radio story featured on This American Life. He facilitates workshops on walking and listening as practices in personal transformation, interconnection, and conflict...

Duration: 00:14:08

Sociocracy-A Governance By Peers And Colleagues - Diana Leafe Christian - C0404

Diana Leafe Christian is an author, former editor of Communities magazine, and a nationwide speaker and workshop presenter on starting new ecovillages, on building communities, and on sustainability. She lives in an off-grid homestead at Earthhaven Ecovillage in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, USA. She is the author of Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities (New Society Publishers 2003) and Finding Community: How to Join an...

Duration: 00:13:55

Topophilia-Love Of Place - Kate Marianchild - C0403

Kate Marianchild is a “Citizen Scientist” who shares the delight that comes from walking slowly or sitting quietly in nature. She is the author of Secrets of The Oak Woodlands: Plants & Animals Among California’s Oaks (Heyday 2014). Tags: Kate Marianchild, topophilia, adaptive survival skills, movie Lion, Yosemite, Scott Sampson, John Lane, Ann Meyer Maglinte. Oak Woodlands, Ecology, Nature, Environment, Science, Animals

Duration: 00:15:26

Writing A Historical Novel Of Matristic Times - Mary Mackey, Ph.D. - C0402

Mary Mackey is an American novelist, poet, and academic. She is the author of seven collections of poetry and fourteen novels. Her Earthsong Series covers 30 years in the lives of the people of Neolithic Europe and about 26 years in Mary’s writing life. She's the author of The Year the Horses Came (Harper Collins 1993), The Horses at the Gate (Amazon Digital Services 2011), The Fires of Spring (Amazon Digital Services 2011), The Village of Bones: Sabalah’s Tale (CreateSpace Independent...

Duration: 00:11:43

The Power of Grassroots Activism - Sarah Van Gelder - C0401

Sarah van Gelder is cofounder and editor-at-large of the award-winning YES!Magazine. She writes and speaks internationally on environmental, social, and economic alternatives and on community-based change. She is the editor of: Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference (Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015), This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99 Percent Movement (Berrett-Koehler publishers 2011). And author of: The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from...

Duration: 00:13:04

Evolution Through The Power Of Love - Robert Atkinson, Ph.D. - C0400

Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority on life story interviewing, personal mythmaking, and soul-making, and is professor emeritus of cross-cultural human development and religious studies at the University of Southern Maine. He’s the director of Story Commons. His journeys have taken him on a series of adventures, including: sailing on the maiden voyage of the Clearwater with Pete Seeger and his singing crew; attending the Woodstock music festival; living in a...

Duration: 00:10:52

The Crisis of Imagination - Daniel Pinchbeck - C0399

Daniel Pinchbeck has been described as a radical futurist. He’s a philosopher and keen cultural observer. He was featured in the 2010 documentary, 2012: Time for Change and host of the talk show, MindShift, on Gaiam TV. He directed the think tank Center for Planetary Culture. His essays and articles have appeared in a vast range of publications, including the New York Times, Esq., Rolling Stone, ArtForum, Dazed and Confused, The Village Voice and many other publications. In 2007, Daniel...

Duration: 00:09:46

The Soulful Path of the Creative Process - Cathy WIld - C0398

Cathy Wild is a creativity expert and has developed creative processes for both private and corporate clients. She’s a pioneer in somatic counseling, the expressive arts, and the field of life coaching. She has founded Body-Centered Healing, an experiential process that supports clients on a personal journey of transformation. Her private practice is located in Northern California. She is the author of Wild Ideas: Creativity from the Inside Out (Standing Place Press 2017) Tags: Cathy...

Duration: 00:13:32

Embracing Being an Empath - Judith Orloff, M.D - C0397

Judith Orloff, M.D. is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at U.C.L.A., and has been a presenter at medical schools, hospitals, universities, and the American Psychiatric Association. For more than two decades she has helped patients achieve physical and emotional healing through the synthesis of traditional medicine with intuition, energy, and spirituality. She is the author of: The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life (Harmony books 2014),...

Duration: 00:13:44

Making the World a Better Place-Never Give Up - Larry Brilliant, M.D. - C0396

Larry Brilliant, M.D. is a pioneering physician, visionary technologist, and global philanthropist. He was the first executive director of Google.org, and he currently serves as chair of the Skoll Global Threats Fund. He cofounded the Seva Foundation, whose programs and partners have restored sight to more than four million blind people in dozens of counties. He cofounded one of the first digital social networks, The WELL. He is the author of the memoir: Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible...

Duration: 00:16:04

Developing Our Creative Capacities - Jonas Koffler - C0395

Jonas Koffler is a creative media consultant, producer, and writer. He advises internationally recognized thought leaders and creative artists, helps organizations innovate, develops strategy and intellectual property for start-ups and billion-dollar companies alike. He is co-author with Neil Patel & and Patrick Vlaskovits of Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum (Rodale 2016) Tags: Jonas Koffler, proactive, mapping your day, focus, distractions, project...

Duration: 00:15:40

A Universal Path of the Heart - Will Keepin, Ph.D. - C0394

William Keepin, Ph.D. is a mathematical physicist, environmental scientist, and has been a practitioner on the contemplative path of divine love for over 35 years. He cofounded the Satyana Institute, as well as the Gender Reconciliation International project with his wife, Rev. Cynthia Brix. The Satyana Institute is a nonprofit service and training organization based near Seattle Washington. Together with his wife, Rev. Brix, he conducts trainings, retreats, and workshops nationally and...

Duration: 00:13:05

The Imperturbable Empty Space of Awareness - Rupert Spira - C0393

Rupert Spira is a pre-eminent non-dual teacher. At an early age he was deeply interested in the nature of reality. At 17 he learned to meditate and began a 20-year period of study and practice in the classical Advaita Vedanta tradition. During this time he immersed himself in the teachings of P.O. Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Ramana Maharshi, and others until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, in 1997. There he was introduced to what is known as the Direct Path. Spira lives in the...

Duration: 00:16:56

A New Religious Operating System - Hank Wesselman - C0392

Hank Wesselman, Ph.D. is a respected paleoanthropologist who has worked with noted anthropologists around the world including in Ethiopia investigating the mystery of human origins in the Great Rift Valley. Besides his training and scientific work, he is a shamanic student, practitioner, and teacher, now in the 30th year of his apprenticeship. He lives with his wife Jill in Hawaii. In addition to his scientific publications, his seven books on shamanism include: The Spiritwalker trilogy...

Duration: 00:16:31

The Transformative Power of a Near-Death Experience - Rajiv Parti, M.D. - C0391

Rajiv Parti, M.D. is a world-renowned specialist in pain management with over thirty years as a cardiac anesthesiologist. In addition to being Chief of Anesthesiology at Bakersfield Heart Hospital for more than a decade, Dr. Parti is founder of the Pain Management Institute of California. His study in complementary and alternative medicine has led him to formulate an integrative approach to total wellness, especially pain management, stress, and depression. He is the author of Dying to...

Duration: 00:15:04

The Choices That Affect Our Life Energy and Vitality - Deborah Zucker, N.D. - C0389

Deborah Zucker, ND is a naturopathic physician and transformational health coach who helps people find transform their fundamental relationship to health. She’s the founder of Vital Medicine and offers many virtual and retreat-based programs. She holds a docorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University where she has also served as adjunct faculty. She is the author of The Vitality Map: A Guide to Deep Health, Joyful Self-Care, and Resilient Well-Being (LomaSerena Press 2016) Tags:...

Duration: 00:14:31

Thomas Merton-Contemplation and Action - Fr. Matthew Fox - C0388

Matthew Fox, Ph.D. is a priest and was a member of the Dominican Order of the Catholic Church for thirty-four years. He holds a doctorate in History and Theology of Spirituality and is a scholar in residence with the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as well as founder and president of Friends of Creation Spirituality. He is the author of more than thirty books Tags: Matthew Fox, Thomas Merton, mysticism, Ted Roszak, eros, silence, New Grange, Rachel Carson,...

Duration: 00:15:30

A Sense of Belonging for Teenagers - Kelly & Tom Shelstad - C0387

Kelly Shelstad has more than 16 years' experience working with youth in the classroom and in wilderness settings with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Environmental Education. She has been teaching at Siskiyou School, a Waldorf school in Ashland, Oregon. With 3 other adults, she has sailed 1000 miles in open water from Fiji to New Zealand in a 39-foot boat. And has also co-created a four-day, three-night camp for girls based on the principles of self-awareness, expression,...

Duration: 00:14:51

Changing the Narrative of the Stories We Tell Ourselves - Dr. Carol S. Pearson - C0386

Carol Pearson, Ph.D. is an expert in depth psychology and transformational leadership as well as archetypal narrative intelligence. She has served as profession at several universities and colleges and also served as president of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. She was the senior editor of The Inner Edge: A Resource for Enlightened Business Practice. She is the author of such classic works as: The Hero Within (republished, Harper Elixir 2015), Awakening the Heroes Within...

Duration: 00:15:33

Our National Parks-Our Sacred Lands - Terry Tempest Williams - C0382

Terry Tempest Williams is a naturalist, environmentalist, and award-winning author. In 2014, on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Ms. Williams received the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award honoring a distinguished record of leadership in American conservation. She is currently the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Tags: Terry Tempest Williams, National Parks, sacred lands, mountain lion, Big Bend National Park, Jackson Hole, Grand...

Duration: 00:14:57

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