Tell us about your new book, Miracles Now.
I love this book and I’m so psyched to share it with you. Miracles Now helps readers lessen stress and find peace—FAST! I handpicked 108 techniques to combat our most common problems—from addiction and anxiety to burnout and resentment. The exercises are inspired by some of my greatest spiritual teachings. Throughout the book, I offer up spirit-based principles, meditations and practical tools to help readers bust through blocks to live with more ease.
I am honored to interview Dr Larry Dossey about his new book, ONE MIND, How Our Individual Mind is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why it Matters.
Larry is is one of the fathers of the holistic medicine movement and a mentor of mine.
“In the cathedral of the wild, we get to see the best parts of ourselves reflected back to us.” Boyd Varty, a wildlife activist, shares stories of animals, humans and their interrelatedness, or “ubuntu”. And he dedicates the talk to South African leader Nelson Mandela, the human embodiment of that same great-hearted, generous spirit.
Here are my favorite books on health, wellness and mindfulness from 2013.
One of the best things you can do for the health of your body, your family, your community and the planet is educate yourself about what’s going on in the world of health and wellness.
Here at Be Well, we’re strong advocates for empowering our patients to get educated about their health. We love offering resources so that people can learn the importance of diet and lifestyle choices.
For many people, the challenges of the last few years have made kindness a bit of an afterthought – we seem shorter on kindness now than we were back in ’07. Though we can’t turn back the clock or control what will happen next, we can find ways to replenish our kindness reserves.
To do that, here are a few thoughts on how to get your kindness groove back – and spread it to others who may need a dose just as much as you do. Not only will you make your corner of the world a better place, but your kindness will also help give your body and mind a health-enhancing boost – a wonderful side-effect, so let’s get started:
Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer & director, whose notable career spans more than three decades. As a visual artist, Louie has created some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of our time. He is the only cinematographer in the world who has literally been shooting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously for more than 30 years. Check out his TED Talk/short movie on Gratitude.
What is spiritual practice? Furthermore, do you have one?
Simply put, I define spiritual practice as something you do every single day that draws you deeper into who you really are by connecting you with your divine self.
Please don’t be put off by the word spiritual here! Spiritual doesn’t have to entail — though it often does — meditation cushions, prayer beads, chant books, yoga mats or any other such paraphernalia. A spiritual practice might be baking, gardening, running, knitting, playing piano, painting, hiking, meditating, golfing, doing yoga, tai chi or calligraphy. It is not so much about the form but about the profound and connective quality of the time spent within it.
Gabrielle Roth on how “it is imperative that we have a practice where we can remember how to let go………we have to retrieve our souls”.
When I was twenty-five I became a devotee of the spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson. One of her books in particular hit me straight in the heart: A Woman’s Worth. After reading it, I was awakened to a power source within me I had never recognized before. This awesome awakening occurred upon reading the following passage:
“A queen is wise. She has earned her serenity, not having had it bestowed on her but having passed her tests. She has suffered and grown more beautiful because of it. She has proved she can hold her kingdom together. She has become its vision. She cares deeply about something bigger than herself. She rules with authentic power.”