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29 11, 2018

Annabelle Sharman – TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES

By |2018-12-02T22:35:23+00:00November 29th, 2018|

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.

28 11, 2018

Craig F. Schindler – CROSSING THE BRIDGE TO OUR FUTURE

By |2018-11-29T02:25:55+00:00November 28th, 2018|

The expression “no pain, no gain” applies not solely to getting goodresults at the gym. Pain is also commonly the big motivator for most of us to start exercising our minds to rid ourselves of problem behaviors and begin to lead happier and healthier lives. Becoming open to trying mindfulness sadly often requires us to hit painful bottom. Denial is over, and continuing the status quo has become unacceptable. no one knows this pattern of behavior better than psychiatrist Judson Brewer MD PhD, one of the world’s foremost experts in mindfulness and the developer of highly effective hand-held technology to help people overcome addictions and anxiety disorders. ...[...]

28 11, 2018

Nipun Mehta – THE SMALLEST ACT OF KINDNESS CAN RADICALLY TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

By |2018-11-29T01:11:13+00:00November 28th, 2018|

The expression “no pain, no gain” applies not solely to getting goodresults at the gym. Pain is also commonly the big motivator for most of us to start exercising our minds to rid ourselves of problem behaviors and begin to lead happier and healthier lives. Becoming open to trying mindfulness sadly often requires us to hit painful bottom. Denial is over, and continuing the status quo has become unacceptable. no one knows this pattern of behavior better than psychiatrist Judson Brewer MD PhD, one of the world’s foremost experts in mindfulness and the developer of highly effective hand-held technology to help people overcome addictions and anxiety disorders. ...[...]

27 11, 2018

Matt Auerbach – BE THE TURTLE

By |2018-11-29T01:15:38+00:00November 27th, 2018|

Matthew Auerbach is the principal of Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware. He represents the leading edge of forward thinking educators who are equipping their students with social/emotional learning in addition to academics. He is part of GIFT’s Delaware Changing Lives initiative that is demonstrating what can happen when mindfulness technology is fully integrated into the institutional and social fabric of a society ...[...]

29 06, 2018

Dr. Judson Brewer – Making Good Habits A Habit

By |2018-08-07T12:48:12+00:00June 29th, 2018|

The expression “no pain, no gain” applies not solely to getting goodresults at the gym. Pain is also commonly the big motivator for most of us to start exercising our minds to rid ourselves of problem behaviors and begin to lead happier and healthier lives. Becoming open to trying mindfulness sadly often requires us to hit painful bottom. Denial is over, and continuing the status quo has become unacceptable. no one knows this pattern of behavior better than psychiatrist Judson Brewer MD PhD, one of the world’s foremost experts in mindfulness and the developer of highly effective hand-held technology to help people overcome addictions and anxiety disorders. ...[...]

29 06, 2018

Richard Reoch – Recovering The Lost Art of Listening

By |2018-08-06T04:44:51+00:00June 29th, 2018|

Richard Reoch has put into practice the tools of mindfulness to deal with some of the most horrific and gut-wrenching situations humanity has faced in recent decades. He has devoted his life to defending human rights, working for peace and protecting the environment. Born in Toronto, Canada and raised in a Buddhist family, Richard moved to London in 1971 to begin a 23-year long career with Amnesty International, becoming its global media chief. He also served as President of Shambhala, one of the world’s largest Buddhist organizations.

22 06, 2018

Sam Beard – How Meditation Taught An Old Dog New Tricks

By |2018-07-04T09:10:56+00:00June 22nd, 2018|

After a few seconds of talking with Kenny Aronoff, you understand why he is so celebrated as one of the great living drummers in popular music over the last four decades. His passion, enthusiasm, compassion and life force are infectious. He has played on world tours and on thousands of recordings for an impressive list of artists, including The Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Alanis Morrissette, Brian Wilson, Vince Gill, Johnny Cash..[…]

22 06, 2018

Kenny Aronoff – The Mindful Pathways Of A Legendary Musician

By |2018-07-04T09:07:37+00:00June 22nd, 2018|

After a few seconds of talking with Kenny Aronoff, you understand why he is so celebrated as one of the great living drummers in popular music over the last four decades. His passion, enthusiasm, compassion and life force are infectious. He has played on world tours and on thousands of recordings for an impressive list of artists, including The Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, B.B. King..[…]

21 06, 2018

Dr Jenna Tedesco – The Art Of Showing Up For Yourself

By |2018-07-04T09:04:07+00:00June 21st, 2018|

DR. JENNA TEDESCO – THE ART OF SHOWING UP FOR YOURSELF “THIS SOUNDS LIKE SOME HIPPIE BULLSHIT, ‘I SAID TO MYSELF. ‘BUT OKAY, WHAT DO I REALLY HAVE TO LOSE?’ WITHIN THE FIRST SESSIONS, WE STARTED WITH A SITTING PRACTICE AND I KNEW IMMEDIATELY THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE LIFE-CHANGING.” Ask any great mindfulness teachers how they got their start, many will gladly share their personal stories. So often, it comes as a direct consequence of a life crisis—of hitting bottom and the redemption that begins by picking oneself off the floor..[…]

18 06, 2018

Chris Ruane And Jamie Bristow – Mindful Nations – Building From The Top Down

By |2018-07-04T08:54:48+00:00June 18th, 2018|

How much would a society change if a significant percentage of leaders and policymakers in its national government personally practiced mindfulness technology? Thanks to the efforts of Chris Ruane (a British Labour Party Member of Parliament) and Jamie Bristow (director of the London-based Mindfulness Initiative), we are beginning to get some answers..[…]

18 06, 2018

Ash Manuel – Stop, Think and Appreciate

By |2018-07-04T08:51:22+00:00June 18th, 2018|

Ash Manuel knows all too well that life-changing inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of sources. The creator of the celebrated Growing With Gratitude program for school- age children, Ash was a primary school teacher in Adelaide in South Australia when his world suddenly opened up.[..]

15 06, 2018

Suzanne Hall and Natalie Alexia – 2018 Superpower Summit

By |2018-10-03T03:12:59+00:00June 15th, 2018|

The goal of bringing together 100 million people to go online and participate in the virtual Superpower Summit in early 2018 is admittedly audacious, but welcome to co-organizers Suzanne Hall, founder and CEO of Be Intent, the New Zealand-based developer of personal development technology tools—and Natalie Alexia, a growth coach and global activist. But given what they both have already accomplished, it is the next logical steps in a natural progression.[..]

15 06, 2018

Bonnie Marks – What We Resist Persists

By |2018-07-04T08:34:19+00:00June 15th, 2018|

Bonnie Marks is endlessly intrigued about the resilience of human beings, that quality of rising above our misfortunes, to recover and take charge of our lives when things don’t go our way. It is her work to foster such resilience as a psychologist at New York University’s Langone Medical Center and Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.[…]

13 06, 2018

Joel Brokaw – The Swedish Ghost

By |2018-07-04T08:31:23+00:00June 13th, 2018|

The doorway to the realm of mindfulness is easily opened when we ourselves become open to the fact that not everything that we encounter has a rational explanation. Sometimes, weird phenomena can happen […]