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    Laughter, Tears, Silence

    in Spirituality

    PRAGITO is an internationally recognized author, trainer and meditation master. She incorporates her experience from 25 years teaching and her own personal and spiritual inquiry. Since 1988 she has worked with executives and employees at organizations including NASA, Autodesk, the UCSF Cancer Resource Center and The Goldie Hawn Institute.

    Pragito delivers solid, take-home solutions to stress management problems, both business and personal. She has helped countless individuals develop a custom-made practice to meet their needs and discover the calm pool of peace within.

    Her compassionate and down-to-earth style leaves her audiences feeling relaxed, inspired and encouraged as well as fully equipped with techniques to help heal and transform their lives. The intention of Pragito’s work is to bring joy, creativity and productivity into the workplace and into our personal lives.

    Pragito Dove’s accessible, innovative methods allow users to reap the benefits of meditation wherever and whenever, in thirty seconds, four minutes, or twenty-four hours. Emphasizing expression, rather than repression, of emotion, these dynamic practices can begin with a variety of movements and sounds, or with silence. Meeting the practitioners where they are in sadness, fear, stress, anger or joy — the techniques can be done in the midst of work, play, or home life, and either alone or with others. Drawing on traditions and teachers including the twentieth-century mystics Osho and Gurdjieff, Sufism and Buddhism, Dove’s synthesis meets the needs of contemporary life with attention to the full range of human experience and reverence for the peace and joy possible in every moment.

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    The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace with Leonard Szymczak

    in Spirituality

    Leonard Szymczak MSW, LCSW, has been a psychotherapist and educator for over 35 years. He was Director of The Family Therapy Program at the Marriage and Family Centre in Sydney, Australia, and later served as a senior affiliate therapist with the Family Institute at Northwestern University. He is the author of the novel Cuckoo Forevermore, a light-hearted satire on psychotherapy, and its sequel, Kookaburra’s Last Laugh, due out in 2010. A licensed clinical social worker, he lives near the beach in Southern California where he writes, conducts seminars, and maintains a private practice.

    Has your life taken a detour, lost its way at a tourist attraction, or screeched to a grinding halt? Leonard Szymczak invites you to plug into your inner GPS and find your way “Home.” In The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace, he draws upon his personal challenges and professional experience to map out a route of conscious living and steer you through the stages of spiritual awakening. In that process he shows you how to connect with the ever-present GPS, Guiding Power of Spirit, which illuminates the road to love and inner peace. In nine chapters with titles such as “Meaning of Home,” “Wake-up Calls and Signposts,” and “Heartbeat of Connection,” Leonard provides a powerful and heartfelt guide that helps you reclaim inherent rights – to delight in the senses, to feel true joy, to exercise free will, to love and be loved, to express yourself, to recognize talents and fulfill dreams, and remain connected to your trustworthy GPS.

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    Brainstorm with Eric Maisel

    in Lifestyle

    Eric Maisel and wife Ann Maisel have collaborated on a self-help book with an intriguing twist: that the right kind of “productive” obsession is not only desirable but an essential feature of creativity. To lend credibility to their claim the Maisels reference research into consciousness that suggests the cerebral cortex contains dynamic cooperatives of neurons which may lay the foundation for “a productive obsession that is a large neuronal gestalt of long duration – a big idea that lasts a long time.” In answer to the criticism that any obsession might be dangerous, the Maisels acknowledge that this possibility hasn’t been thoroughly investigated but believe the gains outweigh any potential negatives. The process of nurturing productive obsessions, the authors believe, is at the heart of how we value life and find purpose. It goes beyond simple stimulation, neat ideas, or interesting hobbies. By “investing meaning,” in our ideas, we can move from mere interest to “the meaningfulness of authentic engagement.” All too often people overlook the basics of a productive life, distracted by multitasking, marketing, and information overload. With this provocative departure from the usual lifestyle manual, the Maisels are out to break us of those tendencies.

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    Voices of Change with Kathy Lynn and Happiness from the Inside Out with Robert Mack

    in Self Help

    Kathy Lynn Honaker is an author, motivational speaker, life change expert and business consultant. She has served in leadership positions in the public and private sector for over 25 years. She contributed to the development of leaders and front-line employees when she ran a division of a Fortune 100 company based in the Chicago area. Currently she lives in New Orleans where she writes, does business and community development consulting and is quickly becoming recognized internationally as one of the most effective and most requested motivational speakers around today.

    Kathy Lynn has been researching life changes through interviews with individuals the past eight years. Out of her interviews she has written Voices of Change: 2-Minute Inspirational Stories on Life’s Lessons Learned. The people in the book share their biggest life change they have experienced.

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    Rob has a lifetime of experience, an ivy-league graduate degree, a high profile celebrity clientele, and a plethora of media appearances that validate his ability to help you, your employees, and your loved ones find the kind of true happiness and lasting success you’ve only dreamt about. His credentials, education, and expertise are only surpassed by a deep, authentic, and burning passion to help you live your best life now.
    Rob Mack is the author of the critically-acclaimed, celebrity-endorsed, bestselling book: “Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment” (New World Library). In this book Rob explains a new science, which has found that: “Happiness isn’t just the ultimate success; happiness actually LEADS to success, too!”

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    Leadership for Success with Dr. Alfred Nkut

    in Lifestyle

    Dr. Alfred Nkut, M.D., is an accomplished physician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with avid interest in leadership. His experience has shown him that self-improvement, especially development of character goals, is not emphasized in most formal educational systems. For this reason, he grew increasingly interested in studying, learning, growing, and researching to provide additional insight into the subject of leadership.

    Dr. Nkut sees every day as an opportunity to add value not only to his own life, but to the lives of others as well. He has also founded the Skylimit Corporation to make a difference in the lives of people, and a financial institution in Cameroon, West Africa with the goal of poverty relief.

    Leadership is not only an important quality at work, but also in life. Using Dr. Nkut’s dynamic model of influence as a lever to drive your performance from good to great, become the human dynamo you were meant to be. This book is for those who seek to become successful in all aspects of their lives, and shows how to best harness your potential for success.

    Nkut will educate and inspire you, his life journey serving as an example of how to find success through integrity. Using real life cases and guiding principles, Dr. Nkut shows what people can learn about themselves by giving to others, why charitable giving is an essential part of being a successful person, and why the path to success includes faith, community and family.

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    Do You Use Food to Cope? With Dr. Sheila Forman

    in Lifestyle

    Dr. Sheila H. Forman is both a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 15265) and licensed attorney (123074) having earned degrees from The Johns Hopkins University, Boston University School of Law, and the California Graduate Institute School for Psychology and Psychoanalysis. She is a former Assistant Professor of Law and Ethics and currently teaches forensic and general psychology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.


    Dr. Forman has created a thorough and easy to follow 15-week program to help you let go of emotional eating. Week by week, Dr. Forman takes you through the steps necessary to understand the relationship between your emotions and food. By the end of the program you will have a plan for dealing with your emotions without turning to food to cope.

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    The Mindfulness Code: Keys for Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Fear and Unhappiness, with Donald Altman

    in Lifestyle

    Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a practicing psychotherapist, former Buddhist monk, Emmy-Award-winning writer, and board member of The Center for Mindful Eating. He conducts mindful living and mindful eating workshops and retreats around the nation, and is known as America’s Mindfulness Coach for the way he makes mindful living and spiritual values accessible in daily life.

    A prolific writer whose career spans more than twenty-five years, Donald has written several highly regarded books in the field of mindfulness. His new book, “The Mindfulness Code: Keys for Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Fear and Unhappiness,” combines modern neuroscience and ancient practices to reveal “the 4-keys necessary to unlock the joyful you.”

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    One Soul, One Love, One Heart with John Welshons

    in Lifestyle

    JOHN E. WELSHONS is a highly respected contemporary spiritual teacher who lectures and leads meditation courses throughout North America. He has been a practitioner of vipassana (mindfulness) meditation and various forms of yoga for more than forty years.

    John has studied world religions throughout his life, and holds a B.A. in Comparative Religions from the University of South Florida, and an M.A. in History of Religions from Florida State University. He has also traveled and studied extensively in India. He is a gifted counselor and teacher who has worked closely with Ram Dass and Stephen Levine and trained with Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

    In addition to his new book, One Soul, One Love, One Heart: The Sacred Path to Healing All Relationships, he is also the author of Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy and When Prayers Aren’t Answered, two books that emerged from his thirty-five years of experience helping people deal with dramatic life change and loss.

    How do we heal our difficult relationships and nurture our healthy ones? What is their significance in our spiritual life? In this deeply moving, groundbreaking book, John E. Welshons answers these questions and many more. He shows why the path to real and lasting happiness lies in recognizing that we are all One, and in living in that awareness. He shows us how to heal our most difficult relationships by transforming them into our greatest spiritual lessons and how to love, forgive, and care for our fellow human beings — even those we find most difficult to love and forgive. With compassion and wisdom, Welshons invites us into a revolutionary new understanding of ourselves, our spiritual life, our world, and all our relationships.

    To learn more about John and The Sacred Path to Healing all Relationships visit his website: onesoulonelove.com

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    Change the World, Change Your Life with Angela Perkey

    in Spirituality

    Angela Perkey is the Founder and Executive Director of Students Serve, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides money to college students so that they can make a difference in their communities. She founded the organization after her freshman year at the College of William and Mary in 2006.
    CHANGE THE WORLD, CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Discover Your Life Purpose Through Service. 18,000 children die of hunger every day. By 2030, there will be no glaciers in Glacier National Park. 47 million Americans do not have health insurance. The economy’s in turmoil. Job loss. Foreclosures. Illiteracy. It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of such depressing news. And yet many people in today’s generations are more eager than ever to get involved, to do something, anything, to improve the world. They crave meaningful lives that are worth remembering. Change the World, Change Your Life shows you how to get involved and effectively address the problems you care about most, from your own backyard to the world stage. It provides a blueprint for being of service and includes practical resources for making a difference in a way that will also change your life. Interlaced with stories of individuals who have found ways to give, large and small, it is exactly the right book for these times. Visit ChangeTheWorldChangeYourLife.com

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    Gregoire Today: Turning the tables with Nance Rosen

    in Lifestyle

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    Twelve by Twelve with William Powers

    in Spirituality

    Why would a successful American physician choose to live in a twelve-foot-by-twelve-foot cabin without running water or electricity? To find out, writer and activist William Powers visited Dr. Jackie Benton in rural North Carolina. No Name Creek gurgled through Benton’s permaculture farm, and she stroked honeybees’ wings as she shared her wildcrafter philosophy of living on a planet in crisis. Powers, just back from a decade of international aid work, then accepted Benton’s offer to stay at the cabin for a season while she traveled. There, he befriended her eclectic neighbors — organic farmers, biofuel brewers, eco-developers — and discovered a sustainable but imperiled way of life. For more information, visit WilliamPowersBooks.com, Facebook, and Twitter.