My Conversation With Vanya Erickson, Author Of Boot Language

Click Here To Listen Vanya Erickson From the outside, Vanya’s childhood looked idyllic: she rode horses with her father in the solitude of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and attended flamboyant operas with her mother in the city. But life for Vanya and her family turned dark when ghosts from her father’s service on a Pacific destroyer in World War II tore her family apart. Set in postwar California, this is the story of a girl who tried to make sense of her parents’ unpredictable actions―from being left to lie in her own blood-soaked diaper while her Christian Scientist mother prayed, refusing to get medical help to watching her father writhe on his bed in the [...]

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My Conversation With Dr. Helen Willkes, Author Of The Aging Of Aquarius: Igniting Passion And Purpose As An Elder

Click Here To Listen Dr Helen Wilkes Live your passion and purpose and change the world as an empowered elder. Your career has wound down, the kids have moved, and your schedule is clear...for the next 30 years. In your youth, you cared about people and planet earth, and you had grand visions of changing the world. At some point, those passions and that sense of purpose got buried under diapers and the 9-5. Still, that old you remains alive. Now, with the rest of your life ahead, you can be the change and make this next stage of your life the most powerful yet. But where to start? Helen Wilkes, a retired professor and [...]

My Conversation With Dr. Daniel Siegel, Author Of Aware: The Science And Practice Of Presence–The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice

Click Here To Listen Daniel Siegel-Aware This groundbreaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice. Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life. An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation's effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle "Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows." Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and [...]

My Conversation With Radha Agrawal, Author Of Belong: Find Your People, Create Community And Live A More Connected Life

Click Here To Listen Radha Agrawal Get ready to focus on the single most important thing you can do to live a happy, healthy, and successful life: BELONG. “Read this book, do what it says, and discover exactly where you fit in.” —John Mackey, Co-founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market “If you want to belong, read this book.” —Deepak Chopra, MD “From the moment I opened this book I was hooked. This book is caring and tender, challenging and action-driven. It is now on my recommendation list.” —Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, host of Where Should We Begin? podcast How is it that the internet connects us to [...]

My Conversation With Dr. Albert Amao Soria, Author Of Awaken The Power Within: In Defense Of Self-Help

Click Here To Listen Albert Amao Soria The $12 billion self-help industry is under constant attack for pedaling false miracles to duped believers. But sociologist Albert Amao demonstrates that Americans eagerly support self-help books, seminars, and programs because, under the right conditions, these things work. Sociologist Albert Amao analyzes the accuracy of self-help and positive-thinking claims in this groundbreaking--and wholly unexpected--exploration of what works, what doesn't, and why. "Regarding my personal experience," Amao writes, "I can testify that positive thinking and positive action have worked wonderfully for me. Born in a poor Latin-American country into a very impoverished family with both parents practically illiterate, I was the oldest of five children. I started working when [...]

My Conversation With ABC New Anchor Dan Harris, Author Of Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book

Click Here To Listen Dan Harris THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF 10% HAPPIER Too busy to meditate? Can’t turn off your brain? Curious about mindfulness but more comfortable in the gym? This book is for you. You’ll also get access to guided audio meditations on the 10% Happier app, to jumpstart your practice from day one. ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals, play Ultimate Frisbee, and use the word “namaste” without irony. After he had a panic attack on live television, he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to become one of meditation’s most vocal public [...]

My Conversation With Bobby Schuller, Author You Are Beloved: Living In The Freedom Of God’s Grace, Mercy, And Love

Click Here To Listen Bobby Schuller You're not what you do. You're not what you have. You are not what others say about you. You are God's beloved. Are you ever concerned that you don’t deserve to love and be loved because you are continually having to prove yourself? In You Are Beloved, Bobby Schuller shows you how to let go of these fears and put your trust in the One who sees you for who you really are. Here is an easy to follow, proven path to personal dignity for all those who think they are not good enough no matter how much they achieve. This path is illuminated by the truths that it [...]