I’ll bet that many of you have seen author Mark Nepo on Oprah’s OWN “The Life You Want Weekend”. I recently had the pleasure to interview Mark about his new book entitled ” Seven Thousand Ways to Listen”.

Mark explores the many ways we are asked to listen, and how it helps us live. “Listening is the way we befriend the life we’re given. Our friendship with everything larger than us opens us to the wisdom of Source. This is the work of being.”

During my interview we explore the importance of listening to our intuition for it aligns and tunes us into the Universe in order to discover and rediscover the learnings we were born with. We also speak about some of the practices of Buddhism and how deep listening allows to hear the Source through immersion, absorption and presence.

I thoroughly this interview with Mark Nepo, and I am sure you will as well. His is as authentic as they come, and his message about life and living are so profound.

If you want to learn more about Mark and his body of works, please click here to be directed to his website. You can also click here to be directed to his Facebook page.

Enjoy the interview—I sure did.

Chris Grusso is an articulate and engaging author with an important message about not only his own spiritual awakening, but how he sees the world embracing “or not” religion and spirituality.

In my interview with Chris about his new book entitled “Indie Spiritualists” we discuss up front and personal about his drug addiction and the tough times he has endured, but emerging from the ashes  the wiser, and more at peace with himself.

If all of us were to take the deep introspective look at our lives I am sure we would find people and circumstances that give us indigestion and we would like to change. Chris takes a brutally honest and radically unconventional approach in ” Indie Spiritualists”, but encourages readers to accept themselves as they are, in all their humanity and imperfect perfection.

Chris is a musician, writer, author, blogger and has a refreshing message that we all need to hear and embrace.

I hope you enjoy our interview together, and should you want to learn more please click here to be directed to Chris’s website or click Facebook to link with him there as well.

We are all affected by energy, and none more so than the negative energies that bombard our bodies, minds and spirits daily.

My good friend and author Paula Shaw has worked helping people unblock the energies of our chakras. In her new book ” Chakras-The Magnificent Seven Pathways to Higher Energy Happiness and Health”. Paula provides her readers support, guidance and methods on how to remove blocked energy.

Chakras become imbalanced as a result of many factors such as the toxic relationship we might be in, or the many addictions that our society and the people in it have embraced. The role of an energy psychologist like Paula is to tune into your situation through questioning, then utilize, sound and music, colors, tuning forks and crystals to start to move the energy. Paulas approach is quite unique, and her new book “The Magnificent Seven” allow the reader to understand the power of the chakras while using techniques to self treat their particular issues.

If you are interested in learning more about the amazing work Paula is doing, then I highly recommend that you listen to our podcast. You can also link into her website by clicking here or find her on Facebook by clicking the word Facebook.

Enjoy this wonderful interview with a great author and energy psychologists Paula Shaw, CADC, DCEP.

I had a wonderful interview with author Tobin Hart the author of a new book entitled ” The Four Virtues-Presence, Heart, Wisdom and Creation.”

As Tobin states ” The world is, quite frankly a mess. People are stressed, depressed, lost and scared.” While this is a great observation of what is happening in our world, most of us are looking for tools and want to learn a new ways to live our lives so that we can cope and thrive in these very unusual times.

In Tobin’s book ” The Four Virtues.”, the reader is exposed to simple yet practical practices to create awareness about what steps they can adopt to better cope during turbulent and changing times. Each chapter provides brief yet insightful quizzes to engage our minds and hearts into questioning how we are living our lives, and what practices could be adopted to shift our behaviors. These new behaviors are certain to help remove the stress, depression and aloneness to create a sense and new aliveness in our lives.

I would encourage everyone to listen too, read and practice some or all of the recommended practices if they are interested in transforming their lives and consciousness. 

If you want to know more about Tobin Hart just click here to be directed to his website. Enjoy our podcast together.

Gwilda Wiyaka is the author of a new book entitled “Still Here, Now What.” I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Gwilda for Inside Personal Growth.

In our interview together we discuss not only her interesting background as a shamanic teacher, but how she see our world changing and our new role in the evolution of our species.

Gwilda speaks with me at length about the shift from the fourth world energies to the fifth. This is our movement as a society from a world of polarization and exploitation causing restriction in the available frequency or light to a world denoted as the fifth world which is one of unity, synergy and an evolution in consciousness and personal power.

Gwilda’s new book is extremely diverse covering topics from astrology to chakras all focused on our personal empowerment. I hope you enjoy our interview, and that you find the dialogue stimulating and transformational.

If you would like to connect with Gwilda you can check out her website by clicking here or she can be reached through Facebook, just click here.

I have tremendous personal passion for our environment and the current challenges we are facing as the human species to maintain our existence on this beautiful planet called “Mother Earth”.

In my recent interview with author Lee Van Ham about this groundbreaking book titled ” Blinded by Progress” we speak about the many challenges we are faced with, but probably most importantly our need to break out of the shackles of our own thinking and illusions which  hold us back from making the changes that must to occur for the human species to survive.

As many of you might be aware, American’s utilize the equivalent resources of about three earths. Not only is this this statistic alarming, but at our current rate of consumption it is certainly not sustainable.

As Lee states “We need to move from a Multi-Earth view to a “One Earth” view. One where all human beings can have a chance to live a life with the natural resources, food and shelter to maintain a reasonable standard of living.

Embracing the One-Earth view will require a spiritual shift within all human beings, one where we start to see our world at “we” and not just “me”. We can no longer separate ourselves, and label others a poor, an undeserving. We need to throw out our judgements, and embrace a world united as one focused on the needs of all humanity. 

In my interview with Lee we discuss what is  needed to awaken our species both from a position as consumers to one as stewards of this planet’s resources.  I know you will resonate with Lee’s message and his passion for the topic.  

I encourage you to learn more about visiting Lee’s website by clicking here. I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I enjoyed doing it with author Lee Van Ham.

I think as we all start of the New Year, counting our blessings is an opportunity for us to remember just how much we have to be grateful for.  

In my recent interview with author Brenda Knight we discussed her new book entitled “The Grateful Table-Blessings Prayers and Graces for the Daily Meal.”  The book has 365 prayers, blessings or precepts to live our life by.  We all need reminding, and having a book that we can just pick up and get a dose of inspiration while heightening our awareness of our blessings.  

As I write this blog entry on January 7th, 2014 the quote is from Mary Manin Morrissey.  ”True abundance is not gathering more things, it’s about touching the place in us that is connected to the divine source of abundance, so that we know what we need in the moment will be provided.”  

As we all enter the New Year, “The Grateful Table” is a way for us to all remember our many blessings, and abundance that is all around us.    

I hope you enjoy this podcast with Brenda, and that your New Year is filled with gratefulness, joy, abundance and love. 

I had a very serendipitous event occur to me about a month ago.  I was setting in a local coffee house and saw a man reading “Through God’s Eyes”.  I was so taken by the title I asked him where he got the book and if he knew anything about the author.  He mentioned that the author was a fellow devotee of Self Realization Fellowship, and would I like to meet him.  The rest is history, I called Phil Bolsta and we instantly connected and I asked him to be a guest on Inside Personal Growth. 

Phil’s new book “Through God’s Eyes-Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World” is a work of art as far as I am concerned.  It took Phil over 14 years to compile the quotes that he has so carefully organized into sections in the book.  Included with the quotes are Phil’s own comments and food for though as you read, contemplate and meditate on the amazing compilation of quotes.  You can pick up “Through God’s Eyes” anywhere and be inspired. This is not a book you have to read page by page to get the meaning from its content.  

I know you are going to enjoy my interview with Phil as we discuss many of the sections of “Through God’s Eyes”.  If you are seeking deeper spiritual understanding and connection then this is the book for you.  You don’t have to be a theologian to read and reap the rewards of “Through God’s Eyes”, just relax and enjoy the quotes and the inspiring food for thought that Phil has incorporated into every quote.  

If you want to learn more about Phil Bolsta and this wonderful book, just click here.  

If you want to watch a great trailer about the book then just click on the video below. 

I recently did an interview with author Polly Campbell the author or Imperfect Spirituality.   What I love about Polly is her authenticity during our interview, and an attitude of telling it like it is.  

She states that “Our practices may be imperfect, but our souls never are. Real-life moments sometime provide the opportunity for spiritual growth in a day.  

Polly’s new book is loaded with practical tips, examples and stories of people on similar spiritual quests and journeys just like many of us are.  I know you will love this interview with an inspiring, witty and authentic author with lots of gifts based on real life stories to inspire our inner longing to listen to our souls and take action base upon how we are guided by the inner voice.  

You will also want to visit her website by clicking here, and watch the great YouTube video below.