Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

I Am Not I

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Jacob Needleman is the author of I Am Not I. A philosopher, author, and religious scholar, Jacob teaches philosophy at San Francisco State University. He is also the author of The New Religions, a pioneering study of the new American spirituality, Money and the Meaning of Life, A Sense of the Cosmos, The Heart of Philosophy, Time and the Soul, Why Can’t We Be Good? , and other books.

Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life

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Peter Himmelman is the author of the new book, Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life. Peter is the founder of Big Muse, a company that teaches creative thinking, leadership skills, and deeper levels of communication in all facets of life–from personal to professional. As Big Muse has grown in popularity over the last four years, Peter has come to share his program with thousands of individuals, including charitable organizations, start-ups and international brands.

The Life-Changing Power of Giving

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Jenny Santi is the author of the new book, The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving. Santi is a philanthropy advisor to some of the world’s most generous philanthropists and celebrity activists.

The American witch panic of 1692

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The American witch panic began in Salem, MA in 1692, over an exceptionally raw winter, after a minister’s daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man executed by being crushed to death. Stacy Schiff is the author of the new book, The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem. Stacy won the Pulitzer Prize for her book Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov). The recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she lives in New York City.

Navigating the River of Time

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Stuart Perrin is an American spiritual master of Kundalini Yoga. A combination of wisdom teachings and memoir, Navigating the River of Time shares incidents from the life of a confused but gifted young man who journeys around the world in search of enlightenment, only to find his spiritual teacher back in his hometown.

 

Time Travel: A history

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James Gleick is the author of the new book, Time Travel: A History. James is a leading chronicler of science and technology, the best-selling author of Chaos: Making a New Science, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, and The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. His books have been translated into thirty languages.

Learning to love the life you have

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In our culture of “get more, have more, be more,” is there any place for “good enough is good enough”? Today’s guest offers an inspiring alternative to nonstop striving, self-improvement, and self-criticism. Roger Housden is author of the new book, Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have. He is the author of numerous other books, including Ten Poems to Change Your Life and Ten Poems to Say Goodbye. He offers writing workshops, both live and online, with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration.

China House of I

Unbeknownst to the world at large, a personal growth movement is starting to take shape in modern China. Yang Ziwei (known as ‘Annie’) is the founder of THE HOUSE OF I – a personal growth center outside of Beijing, China.

With over 10 years experience in running personal growth centers, Annie also serves as a relationship facilitator for international companies like IBM (China), philanthropic organizations and communities. Currently, she is creating the first Holistic Ecological Community in the form of Chateaus in China. When I visited, I loved the motto of her art and community oriented museum at Jackson Hole, China: “I gradually opened my eyes, understood Nature and loved it.”

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Annie Wang, Director—House of I

Mr. Liu, Founder—House of I

Mr. Liu, Founder—House of I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ways of Being in the Digital World

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Obviously, each of us exists in three-dimensional, physical space. But, as a constellation of everyday digital phenomena rewires our lives, we are increasingly coaxed into a wonderful and eerie fourth dimension, a world of ceaseless communication, instant information, and global connection. Laurence Scott is author of the new book, The Four-Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World. His essays and criticism have appeared in the Guardian, the Financial Times, and the London Review of Books, among other publications.

Abandonment Recovery

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The pain of heartbreak can be seemingly endless but you can break free—whether the heartbreak comes from a divorce, a breakup, a death, or the loss of friendship, health, a job, or a dream. Psychotherapist Susan Anderson is the author of The Abandonment Recovery Workbook. Susan has devoted more than 30 years of clinical experience and research to helping people overcome abandonment trauma and its aftermath of self sabotaging patterns. A leader of the abandonment recovery movement, she reaches out through her websites, workshops, and media to share her methods of abandonment recovery with abandonment survivors from around the world.