A rare and powerful force for healing and reconciliation, Annabelle Sharman draws from the best of both worlds—her Australian Aboriginal cultural wisdom and traditions merged with contemporary holistic healing modalities. Specializing in helping people recover from trauma, Annabelle is an intuitive healer, Reiki Master and teacher and certified holistic counselor. She is also a social worker who is dedicated to empowering people to take leadership roles in healing themselves, their families and communities. Her work centers on Aboriginal communities as well as mainstream Australian society, believing that healing Australia begins with breaking down the barriers, promoting conversation that results in real connection and a shared sense of oneness.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a former two-term Lieutenant Governor of Maryland and the eldest daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, talked about her experience integrating an inner life with a public one. As well as lessons she’s learned along the way.
Dr. Craig Schindler discusses the tipping point for what he calls The Great Turning- the leap in consciousness and action needed for humanity to survive and thrive in increasingly challenging times.
When we perform the smallest kind act of generosity, we set in motion a ripple effect of so many remarkable benefits. Many of which end up benefitting ourselves.
By starting slow (like a turtle), Mt. Pleasant Elementary School principal Matthew Auerbach was able to introduce mindfulness to his staff and students.
What is behind much of the habitual actions we do is a reward-based learning system, more specifically the trigger-behavior-reward mechanism. What we’re doing is using mindfulness to specifically target and hack this reward-based learning system.
There are questions we don’t ask ourselves that can doom our dreams, sabotage our best intentions and leave us drifting in failure and purposelessness. Alison Fowler has asked herself some tough questions. In the process, she has come up with a way to inspire and help individuals and organizations cut through some of their self-limiting attitudes and make remarkable things happen.
Often the great gift to come out of an adversarial conversation is to find out why the other person sees the world in such a radically different way. Sometimes, the result of that spirit of inquiry produces surprising results.
Bob Rotella’s job is to help some of the world’s greatest athletes improve their performance. He considers himself a coach, but you won’t find him talking much about technique and form.
As one of the most renowned sports psychologists, Bob spends most of his time getting people to change the way they view themselves, focusing on improving the attitudes and beliefs that stand in their way from achieving their best. While we may never sink a buzzer beater or catch a pass to win a championship, we can all use the kind of attitude adjustments that Bob Rotella recommends.
If a cat has 9 lives, Leslye Moore surely has 18 or more. For over 20 years, Leslye was an international aid worker serving in some of the most dangerous outposts imaginable – Rwanda in the uptick to the genocide, strife-torn Bosnia and Croatia and remote Zaire during a civil war, to name just a few.
Her stories rival the most hair-raising action-adventure film or novel but for the fact that they are all true and she somehow survived to share it all with us. More importantly, she has put her experiences (and her own personal recovery from PTSD) all to good use helping people recover from the trauma of war and rebuild their lives.