“Your past can not be changed, but you can change tomorrow by your actions today.” This great quote is part of a new book by author and co-founder of the Hudson Institute called “Life Forward-Charting the Journey Ahead.”
At the true heart of “Life Forward“, it is masterful as assisting the reader in understanding how to deal with change. We all know that change is the biggest constant in our lives, but considering the rapid pace of change in our high tech, alway on society, it would be great to learn how to navigate change more effectively.
Most developing cultures in the first half of the twentieth century looked at the world through lenses prepared to see evolving stability, progress, and in the U.S., the good old American dream. The lenses that we now see through are change, change, change, change.
The forces of change seem to have no containment, limits or predictable sources of control. Those of us still wearing the old lenses have increasing difficulty seeing the astounding advantages of the new paradigm–the global marketplace, worldwide civilization, multicultural peoples, new careers, technological advances, transnational political structures and more.
In my interview with Pam we discuss the old rules and the new rules, these new rules are a foundation to assisting the reader in learning how to cope and assess how to deal with change. I know you are going to really enjoy my interview with author Pam McLean. If you want to learn more about the book, and the wonderful courses and programs that the Hudson Institute offers please click here.
So what are the real issues that help to foster the environmental concerns that all of us are faced with? Author Lee Van Ham in his new book entitled “From Egos to Eden” has identified what I personally believe are the biggest issues.
As a nation and society, we live as if we have a Multi Earth filled with resources for constant consumption. We don’t understand that we need to start living as a society and nation as if we were inhabiting One-Earth and reduce our consumption of resources so that future generations can inhabit our earth and still have the necessary resources, as well as clean air, water, and soil that will be able to be farmed and produce nutritious crops.
As Lee writes ” The changes Earth is making in this 21st century exceed anything we’ve known in 12,000 years. The ecological crises she’s undergoing mean that by 2100 CE she will not longer be home for millions of species, and our species is the primary reason for their extinction. If you are at all interested in learning about the shift in our mindset about how we live in harmony with mother earth, then I encourage you to listen to my interview with author Lee Van Ham about his book “From Egos to Eden“.
I also encourage you to check out another of Lee’s books entitled “Blinded by Progress“. You can reach Lee by visiting his website by clicking here, or on Facebook by clicking here. I hope you enjoy this lively interview with a wonderful author and leader in the ecological movement.
One of my favorite and most admired authors is Steven Kotler. Has authored “Tomorrowland“, “Bold“, “The Rise of Superman” and “Abundance” just to name a few. He is a prolific writer and author.
I recently had the pleasure to discuss with him his new book entitled “Stealing Fire-How Silicon Valley, the Navy Seals, and Mavericks Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work.”
In our interview together we explore the revolution that is occurring in society today, and shortcuts that are being used to boost insight and inspiration which results in creating alters states of consciousness, thus improving personal performance. Steven and his co-author Jamie Wheal have spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution, from interviews with the Navy Seals, Green Berets and attending Burning Man they have compiled the stories and information in their new book “Stealing Fire”.
Steven states that this revolution is spreading into the mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. In our interview, we discuss recent advances in psychology, neurobiology, pharmacology, and technology are driving this phenomenon which allows us to move past myths, assumptions, and controversies and embrace peak performances as men and women.
As you will find out when you read “Stealing Fire” the quest to attain these alter states of consciousness have been going on since 415BC. To this day the rituals, techniques, and drugs used to attain these altered states of consciousness are changing and the effects are much more powerful. I know you are going to love this interview with author Steven Kotler about his new book “Stealing Fire”
To learn more about Steven please go click here to be directed to his website, or you can learn about the book by clicking here. Enjoy this amazing interview with a fascinating author and explorer of a new frontier.
I know that everyone in our busy world today is interested in finding ways to stay focused, and create a better quality of life for themselves and their families. It seems as if we are all moving and working at a frenetic pace just to keep up with all of our demands in life. So just what are some of the problems we are faced with?
In my recent interview with author Adam Gazzaley we speak about his new book entitled ” The Distracted Mind-Ancient Brains in a High Tech World“. Adam has studied the brains of thousands of people in his neuroscience lab at UCSF. His finding are that our brains are limited in their ability to pay attention. We don’t really multitask but rather switch rapidly between tasks. He says that distractions and interruptions, often technology related- referred to by Adam as “interference’ collide with our goal-setting abilities.
The fact is that we are all being distracted way too much, and we are moving between projects, tasks and goals and leaving much uncompleted which is not fulfilling. It is having an impact on our mental psyche.
So what should we do? Adam recommends that we change our brains to fight distraction. He gives advice and application to such techniques as meditation, exercise and setting boundaries with the technology that we are attached too. He does not suggest giving up our devices, but that we use them in a more balanced way.
If you want to learn more about Adam Gazzaley and his new book “The Distracted Mind” you can click here to be directed to his website at UCSF which will give you information about the research is is conducting at his neuroscience lab. You can also watch a trailer video featuring Adam on a PBS documentary by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy this very informative interview with author Adam Gazzaley, about our “Distracted Minds”.
In my recent interview with author Joanna Garzilli we speak about her new book “Big Miracles-The 11 Spiritual Rules for Ultimate Success“. During our interview together we get to discuss the 11 Spiritual Rules starting with ” Aligning with Spirit”.
In my dialogue with Joanna she tells some of her personal story in finding these laws and the personal pain she experienced, but the first law is about being a spiritual being, and knowing that you don’t have to imitate someone else, all you need to do is learn how to be yourself. While this might sound easy, so many people don’t have the confidence and the self-esteem and they are constantly trying to be someone they believe is better than them—well no one is better than you finding your authentic self and letting the world know.
Joanna’s second law is “Being a Spiritual Vehicle”. She state that in choosing a spiritual path you are choosing a path of continuous personal growth and actively seeking your spiritual transformation. Your main purpose is to expand your capacity to both give and receive love. I hope you will read her new book “Big Miracles” to learn about the other 9 laws to assist you in transforming your life to that of a spiritual being.
Throughout “Big Miracles” author Joanna Garzilli is providing practical advice and techniques to awaken your spiritual being, and in so doing achieving the ultimate success in life you desire.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with Joanna, for more information about the book please click here to be directed to her website, or click here to join her on Facebook.
This is my second interview with author Andrew Holecek. In our interview about his new book entitled “Dream Yoga-Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep“, Andrew and I speak about now only how to utilize lucid dream “dream yoga” to gain insights about your true self and your personal desires.
Andres states that there are three essential ingredients for lucid dreaming (1) strong motivation or intention, (2) good dream recall, and (3) practicing the induction techniques.
So just what are the induction techniques, (1) is something called the “state check” this is a questions that you pose throughout your waking day asking yourself “Is this a dream?” “Am I dreaming?”, this is designed to bring awareness to your state of consciousness. (2) is something called “dreamsigns”. This is when we become sensitized to the out-of-the-ordinary dreamlike events that occur during the day and to use these events that occur as triggers to conduct a “stage check”. (3) Something called “prospective memory”. This is where you are remembering to do something in the future. It’s almost an oxymoron, because memory is associated with the past and prospective is associated with the future. An example of this is telling yourself that every time you get a text message you’ll remember to do a state check–another way to remind yourself to check in about your state of consciousness and awareness of what is happening around you.
Andrew’s new book “Dream Yoga” is filled with great instruction on how to develop a state of lucid dreaming. If you are interested in learning more about lucid dreaming and how to practices techniques that will trigger your nightly deep dream states with great recall then I would recommend you obtaining a copy of “Dream Yoga“. I also think that listening to our interview will provide you with a great overview of “Dream Yoga” and Andrew is truly one of the master instructors on this topic.
To learn more about “Dream Yoga“please visit Andrew’s website by clicking here, or you can watch a great video that Andrew recorded about “Dream Yoga” by clicking this link.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with author Andrew Holecek.
In my interview with author Michael Alden, he states that most self-help program don’t have the anticipated impact on people’s lives that they expect. The reason is that in his estimation people reach too high, then don’t achieve their goals and become disappointed.
Simply stated Michael says to just do 5% More in every area of your life and you will achieve your goals. This technique is not new, but Michael is absolutely one-hundred percent correct– if we just complete the incremental short term goals our larger goals and vision will manifest. Do they always manifest that we envision, no but we do make progress toward our goals and dreams–you bet.
In my interview with this dynamic author that has reached the pinnacle of success, we discuss his challenging youth being brought up in the housing projects, having a mother as a drug addict, and loosing other members of his family to drugs. Mike has seen it all, and as a result decided to take an alternative path, he became a lawyer then started a very successful marketing company called Blue Vase which sells millions of dollars of health related products through infomercials.
If you are on a quest to improve your batting average relative your goals in life then I would highly recommend that you read and study the techniques that Mike talks about in his new book 5% More. If you want to learn more about Mike and his book 5% More, please click here to be directed to the book website.
You can also connect with Mike through his Facebook page, or watch a great video on Youtube.
I hope you enjoy my interview with author Michael Alden about reaching and achieving your goals.
I have a very good friend by the name of Michael Mc Cafferty that recently developed a new IOS application that automatically pushes out inspirational quotes to your mobile devices. Now I must say that quote apps are nothing new–but To Be Wise is a very unique application.
Mike and his team of developers have added features that make To Be Wise a very special quote system. You can read the quotes at your own pace with a scroll that has been built into the application, you can link to inspirational Ted-X talks on many of the quotes, you can add your own quotes, and you can share quotes for friend, associates and family.
In my interview with Mike we discuss not only the unique features, but we speak about the origins of To Be Wise which was an offshoot of the days when Mike was owned Telemagic software, and he added in a pop-up daily inspirational quote and the users of Telemagic fell in love with the daily inspirational quotes. The world of technology has evolved tremendously since the days of Telemagic, but our human needs to be inspired, and to learn will never wain.
I encourage you to listen to this inspiring interview with the founder of To Be Wise, Michael Mc Cafferty. And if you want to download the free version of To Be Wise just click here and you will be directed to the Apple Store.
You can currently utilize the application on your iPhone or IPad. I hope you enjoy my interview, here’s is to gaining more wisdom, and learning from the masters of all times.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing author William Keepin. His book entitled “Belonging to God, Science, Spirituality and a Universal Path of Divine Love” addresses the religious disparities with the intent of finding a common ground between all religions which is that of divine love.
In our lively interview together Will explains that “There is a profound need today for people to understand how the religious traditions relate to one another, what they have in common, and how their remarkable difference are dwarfed by their even more remarkable common ground. In Wills book he explores divine love in Christianity, Islam and Hinduism as exemplified through the scriptures and writing of leading mystics from these traditions–that presents a glorious universal path of love that is illuminated equally by modern science and ancient wisdom.
If you are interested in learning more about Will’s new book “Belonging to God” you can go to his website by clicking here. I hope you enjoy the wonderful interview with a fascinating author and scholar of our greatest religions.