Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. by Brené Brown (Author)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.

It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort.

Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are.

Biography
Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and The Courage to Stand Alone.

Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 30 million views.

In addition to her research and writing, Brené is the Founder and CEO of BRAVE LEADERS INC – an organization that brings evidence-based courage building programs to teams, leaders, and organizations.

Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.

Misti Burmeister’s Review of Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Misti Burmeister shares her top learning lesson from reading Brene Brown’s most recent book, Rising Strong. Beyond the lesson, she shares how to make the lesson useful immediately.

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Invitation to the Radical Aliveness Retreat in France 2017 ~ Richard Moss


Published on May 9, 2017

Richard invites you to experience direct awakening and participate in the most empowering and healing spiritual work you can live for yourself, for those you love, and for service to all of life.

Spiritual Empowerment – A Heart That Is Ready for Anything ~ Tara Brach


Published on Oct 18, 2016

Spiritual Empowerment – A Heart That Is Ready for Anything
~ Tara Brach (09/28/2106)

When we are trying to control life, we are removed from presence, and act in ways that separate us from others and solidify the experience of being a insecure self. This talk explores our often unconscious strategies of seeking power, and the ways that mindful and compassionate awareness reconnects us to the source of true empowerment. When empowered we tap into the universal flow of love, wisdom and creativity. We are free to respond to life with “a heart that is ready for anything.”

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Resilience from the Heart The Power to Thrive in Life’s Extremes by Gregg Braden

In this compelling revised edition of his book The Turning Point, best-selling author and visionary Gregg Braden merges his expertise in leading-edge science with present-day realities to reveal the strategies for embracing stressful change in our lives. This updated edition contains an all-new chapter not included in the original release, featuring material on the surprising discovery of brain-like cells – sensory neurites – located within the human heart, and the role they play in creating personal resilience. The powerful heart-brain connection made possible by these cells is now recognized as a portal to the deepest levels of our intuition, as well as a gateway to the subconscious mind.

This book gets to the heart of the fundamental question you have no doubt asked yourself in the face of the complexities and challenges of the modern world: How do I make everyday life better for myself and my family? Through his skillful synthesis of easy-to-understand science and real-life circumstances, Gregg uniquely provides the answer, describing:

  • State-of-the-art discoveries that are the key to embracing big change in a healthy way
  • The three shifts that will transform the way you think of your career, lifestyle, and finances
  • The simple strategies of heart-based resilience that you can learn and use immediately for optimal health in our stressful world
  • A template of strategies for resilient living for your family and community . . . and much more.

Gregg is an optimist, as well as a realist. His lifetime of work with indigenous cultures, combined with his scholarship in science and ancient traditions, gives him reason to believe in our ability to transform in a healthy way. To get to that point, however, we must be honest with ourselves. When the facts are clear, our choices become obvious and something beautiful happens. And it’s the power of this simple truth that is the basis for Resilience from the Heart. Join Gregg on this intimate journey as he unlocks the mystery of the world’s extremes . . . to reveal the power to thrive in life!

New York Times best selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis, he worked as a Senior Computer Systems Designer with Martin Marietta during the last years of the Cold War. In 1991 he became The First Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems, where he led the development of the global support team assuring the reliability of the internet in its early days. For more than 22 years, Gregg has searched high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to uncover their timeless secrets. To date, his work has led to such paradigm-shattering books as The Isaiah Effect, The God Code, The Divine Matrix, and his most recent, Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age. Gregg’s work has been published in 27 languages and 30 countries and shows us beyond any reasonable doubt that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past.

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Gregg Braden: Resilience from the Heart

Published on Feb 4, 2016

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Gregg Braden gets to the heart of the fundamental question: how do I make everyday life better for myself and my family? He provides state-of-the-art discoveries that are the key to embracing big change in a healthy way and offers simple strategies of heart-based resilience that you can learn and use immediately for optimal health in our stressful world. Gregg is a New York Times best-selling author and geologist, and is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality.

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The MindBody Code: How to Change the Beliefs that Limit Your Health, Longevity, and Success by Mario Martinez PsyD (Author)

Why is it so difficult to change our beliefs and behaviors even when we know they no longer serve us? How can certain individuals reverse incurable disease while others suffer the effects of childhood wounds despite years of therapy? These are the questions readers will explore in the much-anticipated new book from clinical neuropsychologist and biocognitive science founder Dr. Mario Martinez.

In The MindBody Code, Dr. Martinez challenges us to embrace a radically new paradigm for health and well-being. Readers will not only learn the basics of this fascinating cutting-edge science, but they will also learn to communicate with the body in its own biosymbolic language for results that until this point may have been elusive at best. Martinez reveals the way our cultural beliefs impact our immune system, the pathway to healing the archetypal wounds of shame, abandonment, and betrayal, and much more.

Dr. Martinez is a licensed clinical psychologist and bestselling author of “The MindBody Code: How to Change the Beliefs that Limit Your Health, Longevity, and Success” and the psychological novel “The Man from Autumn“.

He specializes in how cultural and transcendental beliefs affect health and longevity. He lectures worldwide on his theory of Biocognition and on investigations he has conducted of alleged cases of stigmata for the Catholic Church, the BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic. Also, based on how the immune system makes decisions under conditions of uncertainty, he developed a unique model of organizational science he calls “The Empowerment Code”, to teach executives of global companies how to maximize productivity while enhancing wellness.

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How Our Cultural Beliefs Affect Health & Longevity: Interview with Tami Simon

Tami Simon speaks with Mario Martinez, a clinical neuropsychologist whose breakthrough research examines how cultural beliefs affect our health and longevity. Mario is the founder of biocognitive science, a new paradigm that examines the dynamic relationship between thoughts, culture, and the body. In this episode, Tami speaks with Mario about the idea that culture creates biology; how we can access the antidote to shame, abandonment, and betrayal through healing fields in the body; and the concept of “the drift”—how we can navigate chaos with uncertainty as our guide.

Dr. Mario Martinez & Dr Deepak Chopra: The Mind Body Code

Published on Aug 25, 2015
How culture, context and interpretation shape our biology.

Rising Women Rising World: Unleashing Our Voices, Values and Vision to Shape the Future

Rising Women Rising World: Unleashing Our Voices,
Values and Vision to Shape the Future
A Free Online Global Gathering
To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Jean Houston

Marianne Williamson

Claire Zammit


Join Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson, and Claire Zammit
for our first-ever, online gathering in honor of
International Women’s Day.

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie (Author), Stephen Mitchell (Author)

Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is.

Loving What Is will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You’ll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work’s power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible.

If you continue to do The Work, you may discover, as many people have, that the questioning flows into every aspect of your life, effortlessly undoing the stressful thoughts that keep you from experiencing peace. Loving What Is offers everything you need to learn and live this remarkable process, and to find happiness as what Katie calls “a lover of reality.”

From the Hardcover edition.

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Panache Desai – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Panache Desai – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Oct 19, 2014

Panache Desai is a contemporary thought leader and author whose message of love and acceptance has drawn thousands of people from around the world to his seminars and workshops. Not aligned with any religious or spiritual tradition, he empowers people to free themselves of pain, suffering, sadness, and self-limiting beliefs. After a profoundly transformative experience more than a decade ago, he has committed his life to being a spiritual teacher empowering humanity in the deepest states of connection and awareness and helping people everywhere to directly experience divine consciousness for themselves.

A highly sought-after speaker featured regularly in print, broadcast media, and online, Panache has appeared with Oprah Winfrey on the Emmy® Award-winning OWN series, Super Soul Sunday and was featured on their 2013 season finale, Soul 2 Soul: Asking Life’s Big Questions. He is a featured speaker OMEGA Institute for Holistic Studies and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; he has addressed the United Nations Enlightenment Society; and in Spring 2014 he was a featured speaker at The Third Metric Conferences, hosted by Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski. Panache has also collaborated with internationally recognized spiritual teachers including Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, Elizabeth Lesser, Brian Weiss, MD, James Van Praagh, Ram Dass, Alan Cohen, James Redfield, Colette Baron-Reid and Neale Donald Walsch.

In May 2014, he published his first book, Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33-Day Path to Purpose, Passion & Joy. VIEW HERE

Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose With Dr. Jean Houston

Introducing a Proven, Time-Tested Path for Discovering and Actualizing What You Were Meant to Do in This Lifetime

Living Your Supreme Destiny : The 8 Stages of Evolving ~ Jean Houston

1. Awakening
2. Purification
3. Illumination
4. Voices and Visions
5. Introversion
6. Ecstasy and Rapture
7. Dark Night of the Soul
8. Unitive Life

The first stage—Awakening—is one you may have already experienced, and it’s when you’re filled with the awareness that you are part of an enormous life in which everything is connected.

Then comes “Purification,” where I’ll take you through advanced processes to deeply remove the veils and obstruction of the ordinary, unexamined life.

You’ll be permanently released from old ways of being and able to recover your higher innocence.

The traditional third stage that comes next is “Illumination.” This is the light of bliss, often experienced as actual light, which literally pervades everything.

You’ll see beauty and meaning and pattern everywhere, yet remain who you are and able to go about your daily work!

This is also the stage that many artists, actors, writers, visionaries, scientists, and creative people are blessed to be able to access at times.

In the fourth stage of “Voices and Visions,” you’ll go beyond your five senses and interact with a much larger reality.

This larger reality experience may involve beings from different dimensions such as angels and archetypes, while also including those spiritual allies that lie within us that lead us to the unfolding of the unseen gifts we all contain.

Then comes “Introversion,” a turning to the inner life that includes silence in prayer and contemplation.

I’ll take you through some of the vast resources of spiritual technology to journey inward so you meet and receive reality in its fullness. The result is an integrated spiritual daily life that brings your inner and outer life together in a new way.

The sixth stage of “Ecstasy and Rapture” is when the divine presence meets the prepared body, mind, emotions, and psyche of the new you that’s fully developed.

At this point, you’ll be able to ecstatically receive the One and find the Spiritual Beloved. It involves decoding both the Art and Science of Happiness, and I’ll be providing you with an advanced toolkit to achieve this.

But alas, after all this joy and rapture, the seventh stage is the “Dark Night of the Soul,” which obeys the dictum that what goes up, must come down.

Suddenly the joy is gone, the Divine Love absent, God is hidden, and you must face the remaining shadows of old forms and habits of the lesser self.

The community support at this stage will be most crucial to midwife you through it and prepare you for the final stage.

And finally, the eighth stage is called the “Unitive Life.”

Here, you’ll exist in the state of union with the One Reality at all times. You will be both your one self and God.

I truly can’t emphasize enough how much of a life-altering, destiny-shaping process this is!

Over the decades, many of my students have had to travel long distances to receive the full guidance of moving through these 8 Stages of Evolving.

Those I’ve guided through this process have described feeling a sense that everything is possible. And indeed, once they go through the process and truly integrate it, they immediately experience life as a state of limitless possibilities.

They become world changers and world servers. They become powers for life, centers for energy, and partners and guides for spiritual vitality in other human beings.

They glow and they set others aglow. They’re no longer human beings as we’ve known them to be. They are living their supreme destiny . . .

And so can you.

To your life as an agent of change.

The Lessons Jean Houston Wants Everyone to Learn – Super Soul Sunday – Oprah Winfrey Network

What is the message Jean Houston most wants us all to know? Find out why she says we are all capable of handling the greatest challenges of our time. Then, watch as she turns the tables on Oprah and asks her one very important question: Where does she want to be at age 75?

Women Mystics and the Mystical Awakening

Wisdom University presents “Women Mystics and the Journey Toward Mystical Creativity” – taught by Jean Houston and Peggy Rubin. Excerpt from Day One – on Mystical Awakening.

1.Seeds Of Love 2. A March against Monsanto is a March for Life and Freedom ~ Dr.Vandana Shiva


Published on Dec 18, 2013

At a time where mega corporations want to control our food, it is imperative that we stand together to protect our food, the planet and each other.

in this earth
in this earth
in this immaculate field
we shall not plant any seeds
except for compassion
except for love

-Rumi

A March against Monsanto is a March for Life and Freedom – 25th May 2013

Time in a Bottle: Mastering the Experience of Life by Howard Falco (Author)

Pub Date May 2014

Are you ready to put the power of time on your side?

Time is perhaps the most precious and highly coveted resource at our disposal. Yet spiritual teacher Howard Falco has encountered hundreds of people whose limited notions of time have been the primary cause of suffering and disempowerment in their lives. This book shows readers how adjusting their perspective on time will empower them to realize their greatest hopes and dreams.

Whether you desire greater abundance, better health, or more meaningful relationships, you have the power to collapse time, thereby actualizing your intentions faster than you ever imagined possible. Falco shows how personal awareness, thought patterns, feelings, and actions affect when our dreams become a reality. By broadening our understanding of time, we open the doors to an ocean of possibility.

HOWARD FALCO is a modern-day spiritual teacher, self-empowerment expert, and speaker specializing in the power of the mind as it relates to the creation of the experience of life. He is the author of two books on human understanding and potential. His first one is titled, I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are (Tarcher/Penguin, 2010), and his second book is, TIME IN A BOTTLE: Mastering The Experience of Life, (Tarcher/Penguin May 2014).

In late 2002, in the middle of ordinary life, this married father of two went through a sudden and extraordinary expansion of mind. The dramatic depth and breadth of this shift in consciousness unveiled the answers to many of the largest and deepest questions that humanity seeks answers for on a regular basis, such as “Who am I?” “Why am I here?”, “How do I overcome suffering?”, and “How do I achieve lasting peace and fulfillment?”

During this enlightenment the core essence underlying all human creation, action, reaction, joys and suffering was revealed to him. Stunned and inspired by this powerful knowledge, Howard set out to honor what happened by sharing what he learned.

For Howard, the most thrilling revelation of his new insight is that everyone has the same opportunity to experience this information and the freedom, joy and creative power it brings. He states, “The issue is not whether the access or answers to any of your questions exist, but only a matter of if you are ready to embrace the new way of looking at and experiencing the world that these answers will bring.”

Known for his powerfully clear, effective and relatable style, Howard presents individuals the wisdom regarding how to harness more of the creative power of their mind to accomplish any desire, goal or dream they have for themselves, allowing them to achieve a greater sense of peace, understanding and fulfillment in the process.

His books empower readers to new possibilities by unveiling the wisdom and the answers regarding how and why each of us have created our unique and individual experience of reality. This is done while simultaneously offering the practical and empowering insight on how to take complete control of the creative process of life from this precious moment forward.

The Truth About Self Empowerment – Intro with Spiritual Teacher Howard Falco

Published on Jan 5, 2014

Spiritual Teacher & Self-Empowerment Expert Howard Falco http://www.HowardFalco.com discusses the keys to living the most empowered life. Howard is the author of, “ I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are, and Time In A Bottle: Mastering The Experience of Life (Penguin Group) He is an expert on the power of the mind and its connection to the moment by moment creation of your reality.

Dr Wayne Dyer: How To Reach a higher level of awareness and get what you really want.


Published on Aug 6, 2013

Dr Wayne Dyer speaks on how to reach a higher level of awareness.And how to get what you really really want from your life.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Sacred Activism) by Charles Eisenstein [Updated Feb 11, 2014]

Pub Date: Nov 5 2013

In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world.

Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take—no matter how good our intentions—will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

With chapters covering separation, interbeing, despair, hope, pain, pleasure, consciousness, and many more, the book invites us to let the old Story of Separation fall away so that we can stand firmly in a Story of Interbeing.

Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His writings on the web magazine Reality Sandwich have generated a vast online following; he speaks frequently at conferences and other events, and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts. Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-to-English translator. The author of Sacred Economics and The Ascent of Humanity, he currently lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Information about his work and future appearances can be found at charleseisenstein.net.

Charles Eisenstein: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

This is Charles Eisenstein’s plenary talk at ISEC’s Economics of Happiness conference held in Byron Bay, Australia in March 2013. Charles is the author of The Yoga of Eating, The Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics. For more information about the conference or ISEC’s work, go to the economicsofhappiness.org

2012-08-03 Charles Eisenstein – The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible (excerpts)

Charles Eisenstein Presents Free Webinar – The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Published on Dec 10, 2013

http://CharlesEisenstein.net/

Author of Sacred Economics and The Ascent of Humanity, Charles Eisenstein discusses ideas from his newest book, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, during a free webinar on December 10, 2013 before embarking on the second leg of his world tour in January.
• Discover how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation.
• Learn how to overcome cynicism, frustration, and paralysis in the face of our current planetary crisis.
• Become a more effective agent of positive change through increased awareness of interconnectedness and interbeing.

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The User’s Guide to Being Human: The Art and Science of Self by Scott Edmund Miller

Every human being is born with an extraordinary set of inner resources, including intelligence, attention, mind, imagination, consciousness, willpower, love, and emotion. Strangely, most people pass through young-adulthood and 13+ years of schooling without ever formally learning about any one of these innate capacities. As a result, a vast majority of folks spend their days harnessing only a small fraction of the great potential that is freely available within them.

The User’s Guide to Being Human is the first owner’s manual to comprehensively examine the inner tools with which people shape their lives. Merging art with science, this book illuminates 16 core capacities that enable people to bring out the best in themselves, their activities and relations. It offers step-by-step coaching for all who wish to master the ongoing art of personal development. A companion workbook provides additional support for the exercises and Personal Growth Project.
Scott Edmund Miller is the award winning author of the self-help book, “The User’s Guide to Being Human: The Art and Science of Self.” Two months into publication, The User’s Guide received the 2012 International Book Award for “Best New Self-Hep Book,” and the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award for “Motivational Book of the Year.” It was also honored as an Indie finalist in the “Inspirational” category. Scott is author of a coming of age novel as well, “The Barefoot Warrior,” which he published under the pen name Kyle Weaver.

Scott’s mission is to empower people of all ages and in all walks of life to harness the great potential that is freely available within them. The User’s Guide to Being Human describes his discoveries and methods of self-development that make this possible. Synthesizing 5000 years of global wisdom on the topic of human capacities development, his work puts everyday men, women, and children in touch with the innate arts and sciences that drive the unfolding of their lives. The Barefoot Warrior explores the development of these capacities in the life of a young adult.

As a human capacities expert, educator, and school developer, he has been involved in educational reform for nearly two decades. He was the cofounder of Our Community School (OCS), a public charter school in Los Angeles, and served as the board chairman and CEO when OCS was recognized as the 2009 “Charter School of the Year” in the State of California. He recently cofounded a new organization to integrate educational programs based on “The User’s Guide to Being Human” into public school systems and community services.

Scott is an avid hiker, and wrote much of the material for both books while frequenting various trails in the quiet desert regions of Southern California. He is currently daydreaming at a fair clip along various California trails to develop his third book, “What’s Your Everest” which seeks to empower readers fulfill their own unique sense of destiny.

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Milton’s Secret: An Adventure of Discovery through Then, When, and the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Robert S. Friedman, Frank Riccio (Illustrator) [Updated Oct 18, 2013]

For the first time ever, bestselling author Eckhart Tolle brings the core of his teachings to children, ages 7 to 100. Beautifully illustrated and artfully expressed, this charming story will bring joy to children and their parents for decades to come.

Milton, who is about eight years old, is experiencing bullying on the school playground at the hands of a boy named Carter.

Because he is being picked on, Milton no longer enjoys going to school. In fact, he dreads each morning because of his fear of Carter.

By discovering the difference between Then, When, and the Now, Milton is able to shed his fear of being bullied. Living in the Now, he no longer dreads encountering Carter—and this changes everything.

Milton’s Secret will not only appeal to the millions of adult readers of Tolle’s other books, but also to any parent who wants to introduce their children to the core of Tolle’s teachings: Living in the Now is the quickest path to ending fear and suffering.

Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and the bestselling author of The Power of Now and A New Earth. He lives in Canada.

Robert Friedman is a co-founder of Hampton Roads Publishing Company. He lives in Virginia.

Frank Riccio is an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s books. He also lives in Virginia.

Together they have produced this wonderful book for the child in us all.
Biography
Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany in 1948. He spent his teenage years living with his father in Spain, then moved in his early 20s to England where he attended the Universities of London and Cambridge. Following a period of intense personal crisis, he underwent a profound spiritual awakening at the age of 29. He embarked on a long, transformative inner journey that effectively dissolved his old identity and changed the course of his life. Today he is recognized as a great spiritual counselor and an author of inspirational self-help guides. He remains unaffiliated with any organized religion or specific philosophical tradition.

In his first book, The Power of Now (1999), Tolle stressed the importance of living, fully present, in the moment. His powerful message of active self-awareness resonated with millions of readers — including kingmaker Oprah Winfrey — and launched a range of related literature and teaching materials. In 2008, Winfrey selected another Tolle title, A New Earth, for her influential Book Club, joining the author for an online workshop. A sought-after public speaker, Tolle travels extensively, taking his teachings throughout the world.

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Milton’s Secret – THE MOVIE

Published on Sep 23, 2013

WHAT IS MILTON’S SECRET?

A dramatic feature film based on the book by Eckhart Tolle and Robert S. Friedman. Milton’s Secret is a coming of age story about an 11-year-old boy growing up in an economically depressed suburb, and the elderquest of his grandfather. Milton’s troubles seem to be coming from every direction. His mother and father are workaholics with marital and financial problems, and he is being bullied at school. Fear and dread are everywhere. When his unconventional grandfather visits, Milton learns that rehashing bad experiences and worrying about the future are preventing him from finding true happiness in the Now.

Find out how YOU can get involved and support this amazing project to create more transformational entertainment. http://miltonssecretmovie.com/

Crowdfunding of New film of Eckhart Tolle’s book, Milton’s Secret

Published on Sep 24, 2013
Director, Barnet Bain talks to Miriam Knight (via his iPhone) about new Indiegogo Campaign to back feature film “MILTON’S SECRET”— based on the book by Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now) & Robert Friedman, starring Peter Fonda. Determined to keep the spirit of the film intact, the producers are bypassing the Hollywood gatekeepers and going to the viewers to complete the funding of this film.

First peek at Eckhart Tolle and Barnet Bains’ movie Milton’s Secret

EarthKeeper: Undeveloping the Future ~ Adam C. Hall

The EarthKeeper is an inspiring story about a ruthless millionaire who woke up from his worldly life to become a steward of the planet in the sacred tradition of the Hopi, Maya, and Incan cultures. It’s a tale of high adventure filled with tears and heartbreak, transcendence and triumph, fate and destiny, peace and love.

One day as Adam Hall was racing through life he met a palm reader who spoke of separation. This one word triggered a series of questions about death, life, and purpose. Figuring that, if he could not realize his purpose on earth, than what’s it all worth anyway? Was he to live fully or just bide his time until death?

Step-by-step, this line of questioning exploded life, as he knew it. It propelled him on a quest that cost him his family and more. His work in real-estate dwindled drastically because he was utterly through with the dog-eat-dog mentality of doing business, and sought a new way. He lost his self-identity, because who are you if you suddenly realize that key aspects of your life was based on illusions? In the EarthKeeper, Adam turns his world upside down and opens the door to an entirely new perspective.

Following his quest, we will journey along with him as he travels the globe and discovers the ancient map of his soul. He shares the “highs and lows” as he traverses four roads of life, the physical, emotional, spiritual, and divine. Along the way he discovers the secrets of nature and all of life. All the while, we’ll see how he courageously faces his own demons and takes responsibility for his former ruthlessness and misdeeds, and slowly, but surely, finds an inner peace unassailable by outer events.

Finally, working with shamans in Peru, he receives a vision that wakes him up to his destiny: he will be among those who assume the sacred duty of preserving and honoring our precious humanity. He finds environmental redemption and vows to foster planetary well-being

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Adam C Hall

Malala Yousafzai’s address to the UN

Malala Yousefzai, who was shot by Pakistani Taliban last year, addressed the UN Youth Assembly on her 16th birthday and called for improvements in global education.
The UN has declared her birthday, July 12, as “Malala Day”.

She started the speech with a prayer.
Some of history’s greatest statesmen have spoken there. Today, the Assembly listened spellbound to a 16-year-old schoolgirl.


Published on Jul 12, 2013

The full text: Malala Yousafzai’s speech to the UN General Assembly

Honourable UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon, respected president of the General Assembly Vuk Jeremic, honourable UN envoy for global education Mr Gordon Brown, respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters: Assalamu alaikum.

Today is it an honour for me to be speaking again after a long time. Being here with such honourable people is a great moment in my life and it is an honour for me that today I am wearing a shawl of the late Benazir Bhutto. I don’t know where to begin my speech. I don’t know what people would be expecting me to say, but first of all thank you to God for whom we all are equal and thank you to every person who has prayed for my fast recovery and new life. I cannot believe how much love people have shown me. I have received thousands of good-wish cards and gifts from all over the world. Thank you to all of them. Thank you to the children whose innocent words encouraged me. Thank you to my elders whose prayers strengthened me. I would like to thank my nurses, doctors and the staff of the hospitals in Pakistan and the UK and the UAE government who have helped me to get better and recover my strength.

I fully support UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his Global Education First Initiative and the work of UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and the respectful president of the UN General Assembly Vuk Jeremic. I thank them for the leadership they continue to give. They continue to inspire all of us to action. Dear brothers and sisters, do remember one thing: Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.

There are hundreds of human rights activists and social workers who are not only speaking for their rights, but who are struggling to achieve their goal of peace, education and equality. Thousands of people have been killed by the terrorists and millions have been injured. I am just one of them. So here I stand, one girl among many. I speak not for myself, but so those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights. Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated.

Dear friends, on 9 October 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead. They shot my friends, too. They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed. And out of that silence came thousands of voices. The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions. But nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born. I am the same Malala. My ambitions are the same. My hopes are the same. And my dreams are the same. Dear sisters and brothers, I am not against anyone. Neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban or any other terrorist group. I am here to speak for the right of education for every child. I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. I do not even hate the Talib who shot me.

Even if there was a gun in my hand and he was standing in front of me, I would not shoot him. This is the compassion I have learned from Mohamed, the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha. This the legacy of change I have inherited from Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

This is the philosophy of nonviolence that I have learned from Gandhi, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa. And this is the forgiveness that I have learned from my father and from my mother. This is what my soul is telling me: be peaceful and love everyone.

Dear sisters and brothers, we realise the importance of light when we see darkness. We realise the importance of our voice when we are silenced. In the same way, when we were in Swat, the north of Pakistan, we realised the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns. The wise saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” It is true. The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women. The power of the voice of women frightens them. This is why they killed 14 innocent students in the recent attack in Quetta. And that is why they kill female teachers. That is why they are blasting schools every day because they were and they are afraid of change and equality that we will bring to our society. And I remember that there was a boy in our school who was asked by a journalist: “Why are the Taliban against education?”He answered very simply by pointing to his book, he said: “A Talib doesn’t know what is written inside this book.”

They think that God is a tiny, little conservative being who would point guns at people’s heads just for going to school. These terrorists are misusing the name of Islam for their own personal benefit. Pakistan is a peace-loving, democratic country. Pashtuns want education for their daughters and sons. Islam is a religion of peace, humanity and brotherhood. It is the duty and responsibility to get education for each child, that is what it says. Peace is a necessity for education. In many parts of the world, especially Pakistan and Afghanistan, terrorism, war and conflicts stop children from going to schools. We are really tired of these wars. Women and children are suffering in many ways in many parts of the world.

In India, innocent and poor children are victims of child labour. Many schools have been destroyed in Nigeria. People in Afghanistan have been affected by extremism. Young girls have to do domestic child labour and are forced to get married at an early age. Poverty, ignorance, injustice, racism and the deprivation of basic rights are the main problems, faced by both men and women.

Today, I am focusing on women’s rights and girls’ education because they are suffering the most. There was a time when women activists asked men to stand up for their rights. But this time we will do it by ourselves. I am not telling men to step away from speaking for women’s rights, but I am focusing on women to be independent and fight for themselves. So dear sisters and brothers, now it’s time to speak up. So today, we call upon the world leaders to change their strategic policies in favour of peace and prosperity. We call upon the world leaders that all of these deals must protect women and children’s rights. A deal that goes against the rights of women is unacceptable.

We call upon all governments to ensure free, compulsory education all over the world for every child. We call upon all the governments to fight against terrorism and violence. To protect children from brutality and harm. We call upon the developed nations to support the expansion of education opportunities for girls in the developing world. We call upon all communities to be tolerant, to reject prejudice based on caste, creed, sect, colour, religion or agenda to ensure freedom and equality for women so they can flourish. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave, to embrace the strength within themselves and realise their full potential.

Dear brothers and sisters, we want schools and education for every child’s bright future. We will continue our journey to our destination of peace and education. No one can stop us. We will speak up for our rights and we will bring change to our voice. We believe in the power and the strength of our words. Our words can change the whole world because we are all together, united for the cause of education. And if we want to achieve our goal, then let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness.

Dear brothers and sisters, we must not forget that millions of people are suffering from poverty and injustice and ignorance. We must not forget that millions of children are out of their schools. We must not forget that our sisters and brothers are waiting for a bright, peaceful future.

So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first. Thank you.

Chilean Writer Isabel Allende Pt 1-3 Interview by Amy Goodman [democracy now]


Chilean Writer Isabel Allende on Her Memoir, Her Family, Michelle Bachelet, Torture and Immigration Bestselling Chilean writer Isabel Allende is world-renowned for her narrative craft and gripping stories that blend the mythical with the personal. She has written over a dozen books that have sold fifty-one million copies. Her debut novel in 1982, The House of the Spirits, chronicled four generations of a Chilean family through the tumult of that country’s political history. It is a history that is intertwined with Allende’s own. Her latest book is a memoir titled The Sum of Our Days. Allende joins us in our firehouse studio for an extended conversation about her writing, her family, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, the treatment of immigrants in the United States and much more. [includes rush transcript]

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