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    Brian Haycock with Dharma Road

    in Spirituality

    Brian Haycock lives in Austin, Texas, where he has worked mainly for nonprofit organizations. He enjoys running (especially in the summer heat), hiking and reading stories of all kinds. His crime and suspense stories have appeared in Thuglit, Nefarious, Yellow Mama, Amarillo Bay, Reflection’s Edge, Darkest Before the Dawn, Pulp Pusher, Swill, and other highly respected publications. Unlike the people he writes about, he is law-abiding and reports he’s “reasonably sane.” He has practiced Buddhism for over thirty years. His book about modern Zen practice, Dharma Road, is published by Hampton Roads Publishing. Check him out at ondharmaroad.blogspot.com.

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    Julie Loar with Goddesses for Every Day

    in Spirituality

    Julie Loar is the author of Goddesses for Every Day, as well as six previous books under the name Julie Gillentine. She contributes to numerous magazines and journals, and writes a popular astrology feature that appears in Atlantis Rising. She lives in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Visit her online at www.julieloar.com or www.queenofcups.com

    Julie Loar is an award-winning author, International Astrologer and Taroist. Her work includes performing readings, consultations, and monthly Full Moon Meditations. Julie Loar also conducts classes and workshops and leads a yearly educational trip to Egypt.

    Although Julie Loar makes Pagosa Springs, Colorado her home, she is available for workshops and presentations in other locations.
    Click here to view Julie’s schedule on her blog to see a list of upcoming appearances.

    Experience the dialogue tomorrow, Friday December 10 at 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT with Bob and Julie. You may participate by calling into the show to talk live: (646) 378-0660

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    Pamela Bloom with The Power of Compassion

    in Spirituality

    Compassion is much more than a state of mind. That’s because it has the power to move people to act on behalf of others.
    Here more than forty, first-person stories by the likes of John F. Kennedy, Jr., Pema Chodron, Barbara Brodsky, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jay Jarvis Masters, Joan Halifax, and Sogyal Rinpoche that demonstrate how compassion can be a dynamic force that achieves concrete consequences. In one story, a monk welcomes a dying child into his home, providing the boy with practical care and a sense of peace during the boy’s last nine months of life. In another story, a civil rights protester learns from a cellmate how to find compassion for those she once considered to be the “opposition.”

    In stories as gripping as they are inspirational, it becomes abundantly clear that intentional acts of kindness are nothing short of life-changing–and sometimes even world-changing. The writings collected here also prove that while our compassion aids others, it is also a mighty force that opens our own hearts. Pamela Bloom believes compassion is contagious. She has compiled a timely book for times worth changing.

    Pamela Bloom is an award-winning freelance writer and consultant with a special interest in healing. She is the editor of Buddhist Acts of Compassion, author of Brazil Up Close and Amazon Up Close, both of which won the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, and On the Wings of Angels, about angel lore. She lives in New York state. Read her blog at: www.thepowerofcompassion.wordpress.com.

    Experience the dialogue tomorrow, Friday December 3 at 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT with Bob and Pamela. You may participate by calling into the show to talk live: (646) 378-0660

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    Carl McColman with The Big Book of Christian Mysticism

    in Spirituality

    In popular usage, “mysticism” typically refers to New Age or Eastern forms of spirituality. However, the mystical tradition is also an important component of the Christian tradition. At its heart—and much like its expression in other faith traditions—Christian mysticism is an ancient tradition that incorporates meditation, contemplation, worship, philosophy, the quest for personal enlightenment, and the experience of Divine presence.

    This volume is a comprehensive introduction and guide to Christian mysticism. It is a big book about a big possibility: the hope of achieving real, blissful, experiential union with God. Among the topics covered here are a general introduction to mysticism, the Bible and mysticism, the history and types of Christian mysticism, biographical sketches of leading Christian mystics, and practical instructions about practicing mysticism today.

    This is a breathtaking work that explores a form of spirituality that has changed lives over the course of 2,000 years. Learning about Christian mysticism and how it has been articulated through the centuries will prove inspirational for today’s seekers, regardless of the faith tradition.

    Carl McColman is a blogger, author, and spiritual director based in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He is the author of ten previous books exploring spirituality from a variety of perspectives.

    Experience the dialogue tomorrow, Friday November 19 at 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT with Bob and Carl. You may participate by calling into the show to talk live: (646) 378-0660

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    William Murtha with 100 Words

    in Spirituality

    William Murtha is a man with a mission. Following a near-death experience, he set out to discover how he—and each of us—might make a positive impact on the world. And he sent out the call that resulted in this amazing, inspiring book:

    “In 100 words, please share empowering stories and thoughts that best encapsulate your insight, wisdom, and feelings on how we can move towards a more just, fulfilling, and peaceful world.”

    100 Words includes a brief biography of each contributor, plus a list of five books that have influenced their paths. This one-of-a-kind book is an inspirational devotional and a guide for further reading and study for anyone who wants to be part of the solution.

    William Murtha is a writer, philanthropist, and global activist. He is the founder of The Global Visionaries Project.

    Experience the dialogue tomorrow, Friday November 12 at 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT with Bob and William. You may participate by calling into the show to talk live: (646) 378-0660

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    Jennifer Weigel with I'm Spiritual, Dammit!

    in Spirituality

    Jennifer Weigel author of I’m spiritual, Dammit! How to Keep Your Feet on the Ground and your Head in the Stars will be live on air with Bob Gregoire.

    Is it possible to be grounded AND have a rich interior life? Is it possible to get through the day with poise when everything hits the fan? Is it possible to have a spiritual life and not be a wing-nut?

    For Jen Weigel, the answer to all three questions is a resounding YES. This is an honest, amusing teaching memoir rooted in Weigel’s everyday experience as a mother, television personality, and performance artist. Weigel provides 13 common-sense rules for developing a sane and satisfying interior life–ranging from “trust that you are where you are supposed to be in every moment” to “always look for signs,”–to “don’t get lost in a guru.”

    Jenniffer Weigel is an Emmy Award winning Broadcaster from Chicago, IL. She currently runs JCW Productions and was the host and Executive Producer for the food and lifestyle show TASTE, which aired on NBC Chicago for 13 consecutive seasons. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Today’s Chicago Woman, where she was an entertainment columnist for two years. She is now a columnist for the Chicago Tribune’s blogging community Chicagonow.com

    Experience the dialogue tomorrow, Friday November 5 at 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT with Bob and Jeff. You may participate by calling into the show to talk live: (646) 378-0660

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    Jeff Rasley with Bringing Progress to Paradise

    in Spirituality

    Jeff Rasley author of Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I Got from Giving
    to a Mountain Village in Nepal with be live on-air with Bob Gregoire.

    In October 2008 Jeff Rasley led a trek to a village in a remote valley in
    the Solu regions of Nepal, where trekkers and mountaineers do not go. In
    Basa Village he found a people thoroughly unaffected by Western
    consumer-culture values. They had no running water, electricity, or anything
    that moves on wheels. Each family had a flower garden and they lived in
    beautiful, hand-chiseled stone houses. All they seemed to want, byond what
    they had, was education for their children. And electricity. And roads. And
    thus began Jeff¹s crash course in philanthropy.

    Bringing Progress to Paradise chronicles Jeff¹s adventures through remote
    Nepal: the thrill of reaching mountain peaks and of getting a good night¹s
    sleep in a warm hut; the inevitable mishaps that are part and parcel of the
    climbing life; and a few tragedies, as well. Throughout, Jeff reflects
    deeply on the tangled relationship between tourists and locals in remote
    locations. In short, the locals seem to want what we have, and we want to be
    who they are. How do we promote change and exchange while doing least harm.

    There are deep philosophical questions and answers posited in the book. The
    discussion runs deeper than Nepal or Jeff¹s experience. Experience the
    dialogue tomorrow, Friday October 29 at 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT with Bob and
    Jeff. You may participate by calling into the show to talk live: (646)

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    Jimmy Page with Wisdom Walks

    in Spirituality

    Jimmy Page grew up in the snow-country of Rochester New York. He was a three-sport athlete in High School and then went on to graduate with two degrees from Virginia Tech.

    For nearly 20 years, he has been a leader in the medical fitness industry operating wellness facilities affiliated with Sinai Hospital and Johns Hopkins. Jimmy also has over seven years experience as a “peak performance” business consultant offering executive coaching, strategic planning, operational efficiencies, sales and marketing, and culture development services to for-profit, not-for-profit, and charitable organizations.

    He currently serves as a Vice President of Field Ministry and the National Director of the Health & Fitness ministry for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

    Jimmy also hosts a daily radio segment and podcast called Fit Life Today, offering a blend of spiritual, mental, and physical health principles that promote abundant life.

    As an author, trainer, and frequent speaker, Jimmy’s passion is to challenge people to transform their life, walk with Jesus, and influence others. He has a contagious enthusiasm for life and is passionate about people and the Word of God.

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    Modern Dad's Dilemma with John Badalament

    in Spirituality

    John Badalament, Ed.M., is an author, filmmaker, educator, international speaker and recognized leader in the fatherhood field. His newly released book, The Modern Dads Dilemma: How To Stay Connected With Your Kids In A Rapidly Changing World (New World Library, 2010), is a practical guide filled with compelling stories of everyday dads, sound research, and six practices dads can put to use immediately. For more information, visit ModernDads.net

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    Silent Voices of the Soul with Robin Leigh Vella

    in Spirituality

    Robin Leigh Vella is a spiritual healer, transformation guide and channel, who teaches self-empowerment through awareness. For more than fifteen years, she has been showing people how to see the physical world in a metaphysical way. The universe is trying to tell you something. Are you aware of the spiritual messages that are all around you? Can you see them? Can you hear them? Do you know what they mean? When you look at your life, what do you see? Do you see problems, challenges and crises–insurmountable obstacles that are standing in the way of your happiness? Or, do you see incredible opportunities, not only to reclaim your true identity, but to also heal and transform your life? There are many ways to view the physical world. But it is only when we are standing in the light, that Spirit can show us the truth. Visit RobinLeighVella.com

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    Midlife Mojo with Unstoppable Frankie Picasso

    in Spirituality

    Obstacles, problems, impediments, blockages, barriers, complications! No one likes them but we have all experienced them at one time or another in our lives. Sometimes they even define us. Have you ever experienced a problem that at first didn’t seem like such a big deal, but the longer you tackled it for, the more it grew in significance? Enter the Unstoppable Frankie Picasso: a Professional Certified Life, Business, Relationship and Master Coach Trainer. She leads, trains, supports, motivates and inspires anyone in her path to produce exceptional results in their lives, and teaches them to overcome obstacles with creative thinking. Frankie is a solution strategist and she will champion anyone who wants to turn their impossible goals into unstoppable outcomes. Her clarion call is 'Mission Unstoppable.’ For more information, visit: UnstoppableFrankiePicasso.com.