May 27, 2017
Thomas and Janine Ling, founders and owners of Kin + Kind
Today Dr. Morgan interviews Thomas and Janine Ling, founders and owners of Kin + Kind natural and organic grooming and wellness products for dogs. Kin + Kind was launched in 2015 as a labor of love for twins Janine and Thomas Ling. They grew up with a menagerie of rescue dogs and worked together in the same pet store throughout high school. Janine went on to open her own pet supply and grooming stores, while Thomas left for college and then Harvard Law School. After a decade as a corporate litigator, Thomas rejoined his sister to pursue their shared passion for dogs and environmental stewardship. Kin + Kind was born from the natural remedies that Janine created for her own rescue dogs, who suffered from severe environmental allergies. Together the twins have expanded the brand to include a complete line of health and wellness treatments.
May 27, 2017
Bird at My Window
Sometimes we work so hard fighting for something that we feel strongly about, that we forget to step back and take a look at what we are fighting.
A robin at my window recently showed me situations where I am be fighting my own reflection, and hurting myself in the process.
For about three weeks now I’ve had a robin who throws himself at my foyer window. The foyer is two stories tall and the window is inaccessible from the ground floor. There are no window coverings. Every morning, and again in the afternoons, the bird sits in the tree outside the window and repeatedly throws himself against the glass.
At first we had no idea what he was doing, calling him our suicide bird, but then I learned that in mating season, birds are very territorial. He was seeing his reflection in the mirror as another bird, and he was simply trying to protect his territory.
I’m afraid he will hurt himself. I’m afraid that one day I’ll step out my front door and see his tiny bird body on the ground, neck broken. I go outside and talk to him, I go inside and jump around inside the window and try to scare him, but none of it does any good.
Then it dawned on me. Maybe this bird is here for me. Maybe this bird is here to teach me something that I’m not noticing in my own life...
How many times have I fought something that wasn’t really there? How many times have I defended my territory against something that was an illusion? Could it be that there were times where I thought I was persevering, pushing ahead with strength and determination, while others were looking at me with pity, or even laughing at my folly?
Have others tried to get my attention, to let me know that I was fighting my own reflection, but I didn’t notice? Perhaps. I started thinking about the times where I’ve stood my ground, defended my territory...
May 27, 2017
Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #262 was taped at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts and features songs by Mariam Massaro and improvisations from the Gaea Star Band with Mariam on vocals, native flute, sitar, acoustic guitar and ukelele, Craig Harris on congas and balaphone, Bob Sherwood on piano and special guest Chris O’Connell playing Tibetan bowl on “Preservation Of The Ancient Ways”. We begin today with the swinging blues folk of “Symphony Of Spring” a celebration of winters’ end, light hearted and jazzy and featuring unbridled blues eighty-eights from Bob. “Ode To The Toads” expresses gratitude for nature with a gorgeous progressive rock groove and an impassioned vocal from Mariam. Sheets of electronically treated piano usher in the hypnotic “Finding Sweet Sweet Sounds”, a minimalist, sensual piece with poetry from Mariam in praise of creative solitude with a funky rhythm section of acoustic guitar, congas and piano. A climactic chorus section yields to the second movement “Reign It Back”, a lush series of classical passages decorated with native flute, thumb piano and vocals from Mariam. Beautiful, busy and ornate, the gorgeous “Reign It Back” is the soundtrack for a series of dreams from Mariam. The final movement “Into A Sea Of Love” is impassioned and filled with a beautiful pathos, grooving gently to Craig’s congas and Mariam’s kalimba until it vanishes in a quick series of strange, disquieting piano figures. Mariam sits at her sitar for “Preservation of the Ancient Ways”, Bob plays the 12-string acoustic guitar and we bring in Chris O’Connell for the singing bowl. A hip, raga-rock opening section gradually falls away to a hypnotic prayer with lush, visionary vocals from Mariam.
May 27, 2017
The Power of Forgiveness~ a Conversation with Dr. Fred Luskin
Frederic Luskin, PhD has become world famous for his work in a most unusual subject – forgiveness. This quality is sorely needed in this world of polarization, conflict, and violence.
I first met Dr. Luskin when he approached me at the end of a class I was teaching at Stanford University, while he was in graduate school. In this conversation we will trace his pathway to his current position. He is now the Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects and an Associate Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
In his work in health promotion, he started to research the effect that forgiveness had on physical and emotional well-being as well as the reduction of the risk of cardiovascular disease. His research showed that learning to forgive helps people hurt less, experience less anger, feel less stress and suffer less depression. As people learn to forgive they become more hopeful, optimistic and compassionate, and they report significantly fewer symptoms of stress such as backache, muscle tension, dizziness, headaches and upset stomachs.
In this conversation you will get to meet him up close and personal as he and Dr. Miller share their perspectives on forgiveness and healing at the personal and family level as well as at the global level.
About Frederic Luskin, PhD:
Dr. Luskin is the author of the best seller Forgive for Good – A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness , Stress Free for Good and Forgive for Love. His work has been featured in Time magazine, O magazine, Ladies Home Journal, U.S. News and World Reports, Prevention, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and many other publications. Learn more about Dr. Luskin and his work at learningtoforgive.com
In the Forgive for Good workshop and class series Dr. Frederic Luskin presents the forgiveness training methodology that has been validated through six successful research studies conducted through the Stanford Forgiveness Projects.
Dr. Luskin’s work combines lecture with a hands-on approach to the ancient tradition of forgiveness. Participants explore forgiveness with the goal of reducing hurt and helplessness, letting go of anger and increasing confidence and hope as they learn how to release unwanted hurts and grudges. His presentations explore the HEAL process of forgiveness that, when learned, can lead to enhanced well-being through self-care. In class practice may include guided imagery, journal writing and discussion all presented in a safe and nurturing environment. Dr. Luskin holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Health Psychology from Stanford University.
Dr. Luskin continues to serve as Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects, an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on a variety of populations. The forgiveness project has successfully explored forgiveness therapy with people who suffered from the violence in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone as well as the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. In addition his work has been successfully applied and researched in corporate, medical, legal and religious settings. He currently serves as a Senior Consultant in Health Promotion at Stanford University and is a Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He presents lectures, workshops, seminars and trainings on the importance, health benefits and training of forgiveness, stress management and emotional competence throughout the United States. He offers presentations and classes that range from one hour to ongoing weekly trainings.
May 27, 2017
I Married a Mystic
Kirsten Buxton is a modern-day mystic, spiritual teacher, and author who became devoted to awakening after a revelatory experience of such intense love she realized nothing else mattered. Having walked ‘through the darkness to the light’ Kirsten exudes a profound wisdom and humility that touches the heart and lifts the spirit. The clarity and simplicity shared through her teachings are an invitation to true freedom. Being in her presence is a reminder of the peace and love of God that is with us always.
Kirsten’s new book, I Married a Mystic, portrays an intimate account of her journey of transformation and radical self-inquiry, and is literally a “how-to guide” for awakening.
“Honoring the Spirit’s Presence and Guidance in every moment has brought me all I ever wanted; Home, Love, freedom, purpose, rest, and joy.” – Kirsten Buxton
May 27, 2017
Byron Katie shares her upcoming “Loving What Is ~The Work of Byron Katie at Omega Institute
Loving What Is ~The Work of Byron Katie at Omega June 02, 2017 June 04, 2017
For almost a decade, Byron Katie suffered from constant thoughts of suicide. Then one morning in 1986, she experienced a life-changing realization. “In that instant of no-time,” she says, “I discovered that when I believed my thoughts, I suffered, but that when I didn’t believe them, I didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being.”
From this realization came The Work, an astonishingly simple process, accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, that requires nothing more than a pen and paper, and an open mind. The Work is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. As Katie guides you with her humor and lovingly incisive clarity, you will find that your stressful beliefs begin to radically shift.
Experience the freedom of undoing whatever makes you unhappy, and allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature.
This workshop is also appropriate for professional counselors and life coaches who wish to use the information and techniques in their practice.
Byron Katie, founder of The Work, has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering. As she guides people through the powerful process of inquiry she calls The Work, they find that their stressful beliefs—about life, other people, or themselves—radically shift and their lives are changed forever. Based on Byron Katie’s direct experience of how suffering is created and ended, The Work is an astonishingly simple process, accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and requires nothing more than a pen, paper, and an open mind. Through this process, anyone can learn to trace unhappiness to its source and deal with it there. Katie (as everyone calls her) not only shows us that all the problems in the world originate in our thinking: she gives us the tool to open our minds and set ourselves free.
May 27, 2017
Seek Reality – Dr. R. Craig Hogan Talks About New Developments in Afterlife Communication
Craig Hogan is one of the world’s leading experts on what is happening now in electronic communication with those we used to think were dead. He shares with us what is going on, and how near the next exciting phase really is!
May 27, 2017
Jennifer Gehl: Planetary Signatures
Perhaps only two or three times a decade comes along real paradigm shift in the clinical sciences. The Science of Planetary Signatures in Medicine is truly one of those books. Gehl has lifted the tectonic plates in our field, and in detail ushered back in the ancient teachings of Tehuti and others in “As above, so below; as within, so without”. In so doing she has outlined another trajectory for the reunion of mind, body and spirit in the clinical sciences. Truly a magnificent contribution! ~Edward Bynum, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback, UMass., author of DARK LIGHT CONSCIOUSNESS
Jennifer T. Gehl, MHS, instructs astro-harmonic medicine continuing education to licensed professionals. She is a certified Acutonics practitioner, astrology sound healer, and mentor with a master’s degree in health sciences from St. Francis University. She lives in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D., is adjunct professor of physiology, biophysics, and pharmacology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and adjunct professor in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The author and editor of 30 books, he lives in Longboat Key, Florida.
May 27, 2017
The Astounding Healer of Compassionate Curiosity
You have probably tried to heal your struggles by fixing, changing, getting rid of, analyzing or understanding them. And yet, if you are honest with yourself, this has never brought deep and lasting healing. Learning to bring compassionate curiosity to whatever you are experiencing will heal you to your core. Come listen as Mary shares stories and skills that will open your mind and heal your heart, connecting you to the peace that is your birthright.
May 19, 2017
Dr. Buzby’s Innovations and ToeGrips
Dr. Julie Buzby is an integrative veterinarian certified in chiropractic care and acupuncture for animals. She lives and works in Beaufort, SC and is proud to serve on the Advisory Board of the Grey Muzzle Organization. In 2012, Julie founded Dr. Buzby’s Innovations, with the mission of keeping dogs as mobile as possible for as long as possible. ToeGrips, the company’s flagship product, have since helped dogs regain confident mobility in over 50 countries around the world. Julie describes herself as an “accidental entrepreneur”. Find out how this happened and how ToeGrips can transform your mobility-challenged dog. www.toegrips.com