Jason Gregory: Fasting the Mind Stop planning, stop comparing, stop competing, stop thinking, and just breathe deeply for a minute . . . Our undivided attention is something we are rarely able to give for reasons ranging from digital overload to the cultural conditioning of equating busyness with purpose. Just as you might choose a fast from eating to detoxify the body, the best way to overcome this modern mental overload is to periodically fast the mind. Jason Gregory is an author, philosopher, and teacher specializing in Eastern and Western philosophy, comparative religion, psychology, cognitive science, metaphysics, and ancient cultures. He is the author of Fasting the Mind & Enlightenment Now.
New Life for Old Paws
This week, Dr. Judy has the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Stacey Bone DVM, a small animal veterinarian in St. Louis, Missouri with a passion for senior and geriatric animal care. Learn how Dr. Bone, a co-founder of Pawtology Llc, teamed up with an engineer in an effort to design solutions to help senior and special needs dogs to live better and longer lives. After many failed attempts to solve for lost traction, their first product - PawFriction - was born. You may have seen Dr. Judy demonstrate PawFriction on her dog Charley. This marvelous paw pad coating system enables traction on hardwood and other smooth types of flooring without the need for individual sizing or placing objects over the foot. Now used globally among rehabilitation, orthopedic, and neurologic veterinary practices, it’s also available to pet owners on www.pawfriction.com. Be sure to tune in to hear Drs. Judy and Stacey talk about PawFriction as well as his plans for developing new, innovative products to address the needs of senior and special need pets.
At its Core, Jealousy and Envy are Nothing More than Triggers
Much of the rhetoric around the Superbowl consisted of football fans saying they “wanted the Eagles to win because they were tired of the Patriots winning.” OMG! How terrible is that?!?! In a culture that celebrates winning, and often times even encourages people to win at all costs, where does a statement like that come from, and psychologically, what does it mean? How can we want to win so badly, yet at the same time, condemn and despise those who do routinely win? Even in our own lives, can we way we are truly happy for our friends when they win a promotion or get a new car, or a new love interest, or a new house? Can we say we are honestly and completely thrilled for them, or are we a little bit envious too? At its core, jealousy and envy (and even hating someone for no reason, other than they irritate us…) are nothing more than triggers, which have pointed out something within ourselves that we are trying not to acknowledge. So the next time jealousy strikes you, sit back, relax, look within, and see what it is that YOU could be doing differently. Sometimes it’s as simple as phrasing your thoughts in a more positive manner. For example, flip that Superbowl phrase around, and make it a positive, constructive statement: “I want the Eagles to win because they have never won before and I think it would be super exciting for them win.”
Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #295 at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, MA in early February and features the Gaea Star Band recording visionary acoustic improvisations and songs by Mariam Massaro. We are joined today by very special guest Gino Cicchetti on mandolin, flute and acoustic 12-string guitar. Today’s first piece is “Let’s Climb The Mountains of Love” and features Mariam Massaro on sitar, native flute and vocals, Craig Harris on congas, Bob Sherwood on piano and Gino on 12-string guitar. This lush raga hold a hypnotic drone to support Mariam’s lush, evocative lyric and is followed by “May We Take All Life In”. For this piece we are accompanied by the Damanhurian plant-activated music system whereby biorhythmic impulses from a plant drive a MIDI controller connected to a sound module. A lush, dramatic slice of plant-accompanied improvisation ensues with Mariam on vocals, native flute and percussion, Bob on piano, Craig on native drums and Gino accompanying lyrically on his flute. “Melody Of Life” also features plant music as well as Gino’s aching mandolin and harmonica from Mariam. “Down By The River” is a minor folk ballad from Mariam, and to close the hour we feature another piece from last week’s show featuring Joe Carvallo, the darkly rocking “You Hold So Strong Part Two”.
Sheryl Glick host of Healing From Within interviews Brian Peyton Joyner author of The Wisdom of Stones, an interesting story of a grandson and grandfather, his interracial relationship and a boy who would be a Southern Baptist Preacher but can’t pray away the gay. Brian Peyton Joyner tells a fictional story of a college senior who promised God he would be a Southern Baptist preacher in return for God sparing his Mee Maw. Now, on the cusp of receiving a scholarship to the seminary, unless he can pray away the gay” that path may not be an option for him. Ben’s upbringing by his grandmother and grandfather after the death of his mother and abandonment by his father, and learning of his Grandpa’s interracial relationship in the 1930’s he learned to live by his own rules, courageously and honestly. Life we will learn is often influenced by the people and events that shape and mold our perceptions of reality and learning, ultimately, what is true for you might not be true for me.
Sheryl Glick host of Healing From Within interviews Anita Russell an independent consultant and network marketer, host of her local talk show featuring guests who live purposeful lives and share their experiences with others. Anita is a contributor to the book Motherhood Dreams and Success with other authors. Anita writes, “At the tender age of five three things happened—my first brother was born: I lost my sister and my house caught on fire. My sister was my best friend and even now, I have vivid memories of her. One day we were playing outside when she was struck and killed by a car. My entire world changed as I peered into my sister’s eyes for the last time. Unable to comprehend what happened, it felt like I was in a black box. I have no memory of the time between the accident and the funeral. But at the funeral God graciously showed up and I experienced a physical manifestation of His glory. The words He whispered into my young spirit were, “I AM always with you.” In that moment, God brought me into a lifelong friendship with Him….
Overcoming Self-Defeating Beliefs & Behaviors!
Each of us has aspects of ourselves that can create drama, act out, lack willpower, cling to the painful past, and go for immediate gratification rather than structure. On this show, Dr. Cynthia will discuss how to overcome these self-defeating beliefs and behaviors through her Heartliving principles and tools!
Project 365 with Campbell Remess & Hello World with Christina Li
Co-Host 13yr.old Campbell Remess CNN Young Wonder and Founder of Project 365 When Campbell Remess was 9 years old, he asked his parents if he could buy Christmas presents for the children in his local hospital. His mother told him that it would cost too much. But Campbell, one of nine children whose family lives on the Australian island of Tasmania, was undeterred. He took matters into his own hands — literally. He founded Project 365 by Campbell, and using his mother’s sewing machine, started crafting one-of-a-kind teddy bears to give to sick children in the hospital and around the world. Now 13 years old, Campbell has made between 1,200 and 1,400 bears by hand. This year, he began auctioning some of his bears and using the proceeds to send children and their families on “Kindness Cruises,” a much-needed escape from their battles with cancer. Campbell is also working on organizing a fundraiser dinner in Hobart for cancer research. “I think the magic in the bears is the hope,” he said. “It’s the hope that the bears give the people.” https://project365.org/
Co-Host 19yr.old CNN Younger Wonder Christina Li Founder of Hello World
Most 19-year-olds don’t know how to code or build robots, let alone teach others. But that’s exactly what Christina Li is determined to do through Hello World, her annual computer science camp for middle school girls. Christina started her free, weeklong classes as a high school junior in Macomb, Michigan. Today, each camp hosts about 30 girls, in the hopes of bridging the gender gap that exists in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). Now in her sophomore year at Stanford University, where she is studying computer science and mechanical engineering, Christina will be interning this summer at SpaceX, a company that strives to enable people to live on other planets.
“It’s not that I want (the girls) to exactly follow in my footsteps,” Christina said. “I really hope to show them that … their ability is unlimited.”
Honored by the White House, featured on CNN Heroes, Nickelodeon’s HALO Effect, and Amy Pohelor’s Smart Girls! Christina Li is a sophomore studying computer science/electrical engineering and mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Currently at Stanford, she’s working on the Mars Rover robotics team as the mechanical co-lead. Christina created Hello World four years ago to teach young girls how to code websites, robots, apps, and games, to help them say “hello” to the world of computer science. http://tina98.github.io/HelloWorld/
The New Cancer Paradigm~Mobilize the Mind to Heal the Body! With Avinoam Lerner
In Avinoam Lerner’s words: I am a Cancer Recovery Specialist, TEDx speaker and author of The New Cancer Paradigm. Mobilize the Mind to Heal the Body! My innovative approach to cancer recovery highlights the multidimensional nature of our being and the need to treat illness not only on the level of the body but also on the level of Mind. I offer patients and survivors seeking to play a more active role in their care, a practical, meaningful and effective path to do so through my practice, workshops and coaching programs. This path allows those I work with to engage the creative power of their Mind to revive their body’s innate immune response, become more resilient and cultivate a mindset for healing and quality of life. I believe that for true and lasting recovery we must transcend the mechanistic-reductionist view of disease and recognize that illness is a whole person event. Illness highlights our inherent need to evolve on all levels. It propels us to look deep within and live more authentically. After earning my degree in Holistic Health from the Ridman International College for Complementary Alternative Medicine in Israel in 2000, I was certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) as well as the National Federation of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in the USA. Much of my work is founded on the work of Dr. Ernest Rossi as described in his breakthrough book The Psychobiology of Mind Body Healing, Dr. Alastair J. Cunningham and his work with the Healing Journey method, and Dr. Al Barrios, a clinical psychologist and a pioneer in the field of immunotherapy. Another source of inspiration for me is the work of Stephen C.Parkhill, a noted hypnotherapist and the author of Answer Cancer – The Healing of A Nation. “The potential for recovery goes beyond simply submitting to treatment. Your state of Mind is your greatest ally in the recovery process” – Avinoam Lerner
Wendy Zammit Talks About Physical Mediums
Victor and Wendy Zammit of Sydney, Australia, are the world’s foremost afterlife researchers. One of their particular interests is in the rare and astonishing phenomenon of physical mediumship: once common but now nearly lost, physical mediumship requires a lot of time and effort to develop and is now undergoing a revival.