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, Smashing Pumpkins, The BoDeans, Bon Jovi, Avril Lavigne, plus thousands more. More than 300 millions records have been sold featuring Kenny’s work.
When he is not behind his drums, Kenny can often be found doing his other favorite gig— motivational speaker— turning his life experience into words of wisdom to help others.To forge a stellar career in the demanding and warp-speed changing world of popular music requires more than great talent. There are good reasons why so many that have achieved that level of success and stardom often become the architects of their own self-destruction.
Kenny is living testimony to the unlimited possibilities we can all create when we combine talent, hard work and passion with a 24/7 mindfulness approach to living.
“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.”
“THE PROJECT TO MAKE DELAWARE “THE FIRST MINDFUL STATE” HAS TAKEN A MAJOR LEAP FORWARD DUE TO A GROUNDBREAKING DELIVERY SYSTEM.”
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.
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.
The goal of bringing together 100 million people to go online and participate in the virtual Superpower Summit in early 2019 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.
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.[…]
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 to us for the very purpose to shock us into realizing how little we know and to embrace life encounters without fear or prejudice. It opens our mind to all possibilities of experience.
After all, whether or not we believe in an afterlife, what do we have to lose by at least considering it as an exciting possibility. Such was the experience of a twenty-something American living in Sweden in the late 1970s.
If we’re having a bad day, feel mired in hopelessness or seem drifting without meaningful purpose, the perfect antidote is to have a talk with Rachna Sharma.