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Prayer-The Natural Motion Of The Soul - Celeste Yacoboni - ND3519
Prayer is our most universal and yet individual way of communicating with the divine, of connecting with the infinite dimensions of our being. Here we explore some of the many ways we pray. Celeste Yacoboni is an ordained Minister of Walking Prayer, ordained by the Center for Sacred Studies in Sonora, California. Her work focuses on guiding and supporting people through transitions by creating a space of awareness, presence and inspiration which integrates body, mind, spirit and emotions. She leads “How Do You Pray?” workshops in which people share and experience different ways of prayer and connecting to Source. She lives in New Mexico and is the editor of How Do You Pray? Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists & Other Lovers of Humanity (Monkfish Publishing 2014)
Interview Date: 8/27 /2014 Tags: MP3, Celeste Yacoboni, Ho’oponopono, prayer, praying, pray, Matthew Fox, Ph.D., Michael Gelb, Ph.D., Michael Meade, ancestors, God, Robin Lim, Committee of Angels, dedicating our day, ancestors, children and prayer, Peter Russell, innocent curiosity, what would love do now, What would love say, whale caught and freed from fishing lines, Terry Tempest Williams, prairie dogs in prayer, prayer field, Prayer Intention Experiment, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Honey in my heart, oldest prayer, forgiveness, Hail Mary full of grace prayer, credo, Spirituality, Meditation
Play Is More Than Just Fun - Stuart Brown, M.D. - ND3496
Play is deeply embedded in our natures. It contributes to optimism and hope for the future. It enables us with the ability to persevere. Brown concludes, “Play is a fundamental survival drive of humanity without which long term survival of our species may be at stake.” He describes research showing that most sociopaths suffer from play deprivation in their childhood. Stuart Brown. M.D. is a pioneer researcher on the effects of play. He’s the founder of the National Institute for Play in Carmel, California. In 1987, he was the producer of the classic documentary film The Hero's Journey, the Life and Work of Joseph Campbell and executive producer and originator of the three part PBS series, The Promise of Play. He is the author of: Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul (co-author Christopher Vaughan) (Avery 2010)
Interview Date: 2/3/2014 Tags: Stuart Brown, M.D., play, Charles Whitman, rigidity in thinking, compulsiveness, depression, addictions, Brian Sutton Smith, Norbert Rosing, National Geographic special, sled dogs, play languages, play signals, rough and tumble games, bullies, beauty, awe and wonder, play and the brain, Peter Gray, neoteny, video games, John Wooden, Bob Fagan, grizzly bear play, Mark Beckoff, optimism, joy, awe, wonder, joyfulness, Roger Guillemin, Psychology, Personal Transformation, Self Help
Eating Local Food As An Act Of Belonging - Vicki Robin - ND3494
Robin shares how industrial agriculture has distanced us from the hands that grow and process our food. She explores why eating from your bioregion is good for you, good for your community, and good for the planet. As we commit, in some small way, to eating within a radius of where we live, we help turn the tide toward sustainable living and reconnect to community. Vicki Robin has been a pioneer at the forefront of the sustainable living movement. She has helped launch many sustainability initiatives including: The New Road Map Foundation, The Simplicity Forum, The Turning Tide Coalition, Sustainable Seattle, The Center for a New American Dream, Transition Whidbey, and more. In the 1990’s she served on the President’s Council on Sustainable Development’s Task Force on Population and Consumption. Her books include Your Money or Your Life (Co-Author Joe Dominguez) (Penguin Books 2008, revised) and Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food (Viking 2014)
Interview Date: 1/17/2014 Tags: Vicki Robin, food systems, nourishment, relational eating, nature, farms, farmers, food, organic food, agriculture, place-based eating, 10-mile eating experiment, ten mile eating experiment, food democracy, corporate controlled agriculture, industrial food system, fertility of the soil, fertility of soil, hope, resilience, Food Twenty Twenty, Food 2020, community, Community, Environment/Nature/Ecology, Social Change/Politics
Warriors For The Human Spirit - Margaret J. Wheatley, Ph.D. - ND3460
In this time of constant distractions and disappointment we become exhausted and heartsick as our good work is ignored. Wheatley speaks with fierce honesty as she gives us the map of where we are. She also gives us tools that enliven and reinvigorate us in our work and relationships. Margaret Wheatley is an internationally acclaimed writer, speaker, and teacher. She is co-founder and President Emerita of The Berkana Institute, a charitable foundation that works with people around the world who strengthen their communities using the wisdom and wealth already present in their people, traditions, and environment. Her books include Leadership and the New Science (Berrett-Kohler 1998), Perseverance (Berrett-Kohler 2010), Turning To One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope in the Future (Berrett-Kohler 2009), So Far from Home: Lost and Found In Our Brave New World (Barrett-Kohler 2012) and Who Do We Choose To Be: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity (Berrett-Kohler 2017)
Interview Date: 12/11/2012 Tags: Meg Wheatley, Margaret Wheatley, distraction, concentration, reflection, culture of opinions and instant judgment, happiness, time, reflection, contemplation, emergence, reductionist science, emergent culture, entanglement, DNA, epigenetics, brain, internet, research on internet, technology, values, lost in wilderness, hope, friendship, path of warriors, bureaucracies, islands of sanity, being present, humor, laughter, motivation, spirit, relationship, Business, Philosophy, Personal Transformation, Self Help, Work/Livelihood, Social Change/Politics, Community, Relationship/Partnership
The Intelligence and Consciousness of Octopuses - Sy Montgomery - ND3631
Octopuses are highly intelligent, show their cleverness in myriad ways, and love to play. Montgomery describes befriending several of them over a number of years and shares how they can make remarkable connections with individual people. This is a most fascinating dialogue about the meeting of two very different minds, human and octopus.
Tags: Sy Montgomery, devilfish, Wilson Menashi, scuba diving, the Octopus Church in Mo’orea, octopus, Animals, Ecology/Nature/Environment, Science
Reclaiming Scripture to Heal a Broken World - Jennifer Butler - ND3720
Whether you are a Christian, a Jew, belong to any other denomination, or have no religious affiliation, you may be surprised to know that the Bible represents generations who have resisted tyranny in impossible circumstances when the future looked bleak. She also highlights the many women in the Bible who were first to resist the tyranny of unjust rulers. Jennifer Butler is an ordained Presbyterian minister with her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is the founding Executive Director of Faith in Public Life and former chair of the White House Council of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Butler is a staunch advocate for women’s rights and human rights and is passionate about the need to counter religious extremism. She served in the Peace Corps from 1989 to 1991 in a Mayan village in Belize, Central America, where she discovered she had a talent as a community organizer. She is the author of Who Stole My Bible: Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny (Faith in Public Life 2020).
Interview Date: 11/30/2020 Tags: Jennifer Butler, Bible, sexism, Muslim women protest, Sinai covenant, Moses, Ten Commandments, Sabbath, hyper capitalism, John of Patmos, pandemic, George Floyd, Cherokee nation, Trail of Tears, Ibram Kendi, racism, Exodus book in Bible, Shiprah, Puah, Pharaoh, Charlotte Gordon, Hagar, Dolores Williams, Creation Museum, evolution, Jim Henderson, Jim Hancock, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Pontius Pilate, Jesus, Good Samaritan, King Solomon, Religion, Social Change/Politics
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