Being Alone

Nisha Zenoff, The Unspeakable Loss: How Do You Live After a Child Dies?

 Nisha Zenoff

Nisha Zenoff offers support, guidance and wisdom from others who have experienced the unspeakable loss of the death of a child, as well as her personal story after the death of her beloved 17-year-old son, Victor, and her insight as a grief counselor and psychotherapist.

Charting the long path from the worst possible nightmare, shock, trauma, and overwhelming pain, to a life that once again miraculously contains joy, love, and laughter, Nisha addresses the importance of self-compassion and self-care. She reaches bereaved family members no matter where they are in their grief process, providing an in-depth perspective on how the death of a child affects siblings, other family members and friends, and offering a unique long-term perspective on grief.

While there is sadness at the core, she emphasizes love, truth and the often unspoken “signs and signals” from loved ones. Ultimately we can find the choice to embrace the world again, and live a purposeful and meaningful life in the aftermath of such heartbreak.

Danielle Dulsky: Woman Most Wild: Three Keys to Liberating the Witch Within

 Danielle Dulsky

Danielle Dulsky

What threatens us about the words WILD, or WITCH? What feels good? How can we pause and conjure the power of the archetypal feminine? Is your Wild Woman calling you...or out of control? Danielle Dulsky is a long-time activist for wild woman spirituality and the divine feminine's return. She shares simple, accessible, powerful ways to find your own, unique spiritual path of empowerment, honoring your cycles and re-connecting with nature. Woman Most Wild debunks old assumptions about witches being “bad” or “evil” and reveals the true nature of witchcraft: an ancient spiritual path of reverence for the natural rhythms and cycles of life. She helps us all reclaim the power we were born with and asks us to come home to our inner witch. Instead of being shamed for our “wildness” she validates it as our birthright, which includes a deep connection to nature. In her own words “The wild is your human way of relating to the life-force that is beyond human but wholly natural.” Regardless of gender, we can all tune in to the wild woman spirituality drumming underneath our feet, and Danielle is the perfect guide on the journey.

Learn more about Danielle Dulsky at DanielleDulsky.com and LivingMandalaYoga.com

Virginia Bell, Midlife is Not a Crisis

 Virginia Bell

Virginia Bell

We are aging differently from the way we did in the past―we are not only living longer, we are staying healthy and vital longer. We can grow and prosper at any age!

Midlife Is Not a Crisis combines astrology, inspiration, and wisdom about aging to empower people to live more fully in the second half of life. It is based on the generational life cycles we all share at certain ages, from the Saturn Return at 29 and Midlife, which peaks at 42, all the way to the Uranus Return at 84.

These cycles are the great crossroads of life, and each cycle is a journey in itself. Strung together they offer a road map to life’s most challenging and rewarding passages. In every decade there are trials, lessons, and losses; in this we have no choice. Our freedom lies in how we respond―consciously or unconsciously, awake or asleep. The planet that governs each cycle acts as a wise elder or guide and holds the key to navigating the cycle successfully.

Astrologer Virginia Bell tells the story of these cycles and provides a guide to living consciously and well.

Learn more about Virginia Bell www.virginiabellastrology.com

Cathy Wild, Wild Ideas — Creativity from the Inside Out

 Cathy Wild

Cathy Wild

There’s a depth you’re meant to explore. A flow you’re meant to find, where treasures await discovery. Take a transforming journey into the heart of who you are. Unlock and access your creativity, power, joy, and more. Delve below the surface of your life on an intimate journey through the seven stages of the creative process.

Counselor, artist, and author Cathy Wild shares her own deeply personal story as well as provocative insights gleaned from her many years in private practice. Discover your authentic voice while exploring timeless themes that compel creative expression—curiosity and imagination, mystery and mourning, chaos and clarity, suffering and gratitude and many more. Feel deeply supported as you unlock the mysteries of your own creative power. 

Learn more about Cathy Wild: CathyWild.com 

Robert Weiss, Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating

 Robert Weiss

Robert Weiss

Why don’t men get it about cheating? What hurts the most is the lying, manipulating, and secrecy that it inevitably requires. Cheating men are typically unaware of the depth and nature of the pain they have inflicted on their mates.

Robert Weiss speaks to the loving but clueless man who has messed up an otherwise healthy relationship, and now wants to earn his way back home. This “learn it or lose her” primer for men caught cheating is a roadmap for rebuilding trust, restoring intimacy, and salvaging a damaged relationship. The cheated-on partner can feel validated and understood for her losses, and better understand how men think about sex, cheating, and relationship intimacy.

This direct address to unfaithful men (and their significant others) is not focused on shaming or judging, but instead acts as a translator that can help an unfaithful man truly understand the blow he has caused to his relationship and how to work through that pain with his partner.

Learn more about Robert Weiss: robertweissmsw.com

OolaGuys, Oola for Women: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World

 Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun

Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun

Oola is that state of awesomeness you experience when your life is balanced and growing in all the key areas of health and well-being. It can be a noun or a verb, a destination or a feeling.

Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun, the OolaGuys, know that women are the ultimate multitaskers. While a circus performer might spin seven plates in a single show, women spin seven plates―figuratively―every day. They not only juggle kids, family, and home life, they also juggle work responsibilities, make constant business decisions, handle professional events, and so much more that it's truly mind-boggling what a woman can pack into a 24-hour day.

To truly live an OolaLife, it’s paramount to identify those toxic traits that hold us back from finding balance and growth in the seven F’s of Oola—fitness, finance, family, field (career), faith, friends and fun—and embrace the transformational characteristics that will help accelerate this journey to greatness.

The OolaGuys will talk about the experiences of 54 inspiring women, how to overcome unexpected hardships, and transform the juggling act of everyday life into a dream lifestyle of simplicity, tranquility, abundance, and opportunity.

Learn more about the OolaGuys: oolalife.com

Debra Engle, Let Your Spirit Guides Speak

 Debra Engle

Debra Engle

What if you had a best friend/counselor all rolled up into one—and you had access to their advice and wisdom 24/7?

You do; they’re your spirit guides, and Deb Engle will teach you how to find them if you haven’t already, and how to deepen that relationship even if you’ve worked with your guides for a long time. She’s got a lot of stories and practical steps that she’s learned from her own guides…and the Course in Miracles...powerful stuff that will help you approach situations in your life from a very different perspective.

She says, “The main message I’ve learned is that life doesn’t have to be such a struggle or so confusing. We don’t have to feel alone, because we never are. When we remember that, and intentionally partner with Spirit every day, we really can co-create a life of peace and purpose.” 

Learn more about Debra Engle: debraengle.com

Henry Fersko-Weiss, Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death

 Henry Fersko-Weiss

Henry Fersko-Weiss

How can the dying and their families bring deep meaning and comfort to care at the end of life?

Henry Fersko-Weiss describes a new way to support and guide people through the dying process; the end-of-life doula model adapted from the work of birth doulas. It honors the life of the person who is dying, offers them control over how they approach their death, and thoroughly supports loved ones.

That model encompasses summing up and planning work with a patient and family; continuous, around-the-clock vigil work; and reprocessing the loss with loved ones soon after the patient’s death. The dying person, their family, and caregivers can transform the experience from one of fear and despair into one that is uplifting and even life-affirming.

Learn how to give the last gift you can to yourself or someone you love.

Learn more about Henry Fersko-Weiss: inelda.org

Meg Simeone and Avery, An Intuitive Healer & A Skeptical Seeker

 Meg Simeone

Meg Simeone

How can you believe a desire that is out of your reach will materialize? How do you make sense of a truth that’s inexplicable yet undeniable? How do you find the courage to step into the unknown, confident that you’re going in the right direction? Avery — a man whose intuitive gifts were evident as a child — and Margaret, a left-brain skeptic whose unwillingness to believe persisted until she experienced what Avery asserted had always been available to her, join us today. We’ll learn how to:

• Remember who we really are

• Connect to an inner power, a universal energy that is always available

• Overcome the fear and worry that keep us stuck.  

If you’re open to a reality that defies logic and sensibility, and ready to experience a new way of living in this lifetime, listen in!

Learn more about Meg Simeone and Avery: glass-full.me

Thomas Sterner, Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life

 Tom Sterner

Tom Sterner

Are you fully engaged, present in this moment, completely content? Our culture encourages our minds to be overactive, anxious, longing for the future or regretting the past.

Thomas Sterner, bestselling author of The Practicing Mind, shows us how simple shifts in perspective — such as learning to center our attention on the process of what we are doing instead of what we are trying to achieve; using goals as guides instead of reminders of what is left to be done; and learning to work without judgment about the process — can completely transform the experience of going through each day.  

He says, “Everything in life comes from practice. No matter how small or inconsequential we think it is, everything we do, from brushing our teeth to getting through a scary job interview, comes from practice, the deliberate repetition of an action with an awareness of what we want to achieve.” And it works!

Learn more about Thomas Sterner: tomsterner.com

Megan McFeely, As She Is: Reclaiming the Feminine

 Megan McFeely

Megan McFeely

Come along on Megan McFeely’s personal journey as she rediscovers and reclaims the feminine qualities of the human psyche, qualities neglected and suppressed in the West for millennia and yet essential for our survival and wholeness. Her message serves as a wake-up call for both men and women.

But more important, it offers a contemplative glimpse into what it means to connect with the feminine potential that exists within us all. The healing power of the feminine can redress a world out of balance, taking you deep inside yourself and sending you back full of energy and hope.

Learn more about Megan McFeely www.AsSheIs.com

 

Chetan and Carola, The Book of Destinies

 Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood

Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood

What is your life purpose? What you are doing here, and are you on the right track to being fulfilled? How can we all live out our destinies?

World-renowned Human Design experts Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood show how to use the place, date, and time of your birth to reveal your specific Life Theme, a unique, consistent, and recognizable undercurrent to your whole lifetime.

“Knowing and accepting your particular Life Theme is truly transformative. Embodying this awareness gives you reassurance and clarification about your unique life purpose. You can attune to your destiny and learn to live creatively through all the challenges, finding fulfillment in knowing you are living in accordance with your truth,” they say. “Discover the life you were born to live.” 

Learn more about Human Design: www.HumanDesignForUsAll.com

Barbara Waxman, The Middlescence Manifesto: Igniting the Passion of Midlife

 Barbara Waxman

Barbara Waxman

We’ve associated midlife with future decline and potential disability, a time when people begin to worry about being “over the hill.” The truth is, people between the ages of about 45 and 65 are at the top of the hill, with a life expectancy of nearly 80 years, and many of us will live even longer. Yet our thinking about “age” is stuck in a paradigm from the last century.

Middlescence is a new life stage, filled with potential, vitality and purpose. Backed by quantitative research and the qualitative data collected over Barbara Waxman’s 30 years as a gerontologist, the Manifesto establishes that Middlescents are happier and more purpose-driven than almost any other demographic segment.

She gives us tools and techniques to tap into those qualities so we can be filled with creativity, focus and potential. We can harness our leadership abilities to revolutionize our own lives and those of our family members, as well as revolutionizing our communities, workplaces, and the world. 

Learn more about Barbara Waxman: www.barbarawaxman.com

 

Susan Anderson, The Abandonment Recovery Workbook: Healing from Abandonment, Heartbreak, and Loss

 Susan Anderson

Susan Anderson

Heartbroken after divorce, a breakup, a death, or the loss of friendship, health, a job, or a dream?

Abandonment breaks our hearts in subtle ways, too, when we are not recognized for our accomplishments, dismissed by a friend, or not invited to a party. It is a challenge that everyone must eventually face at one level or another.

Psychotherapist and abandonment expert Susan Anderson guides you through the five stages of your journey—shattering, withdrawal, internalizing, rage, and lifting. She explores the seemingly endless pain of heartbreak and gives us concrete recovery tools and exercises to discover and heal underlying issues, identify self-defeating behaviors of mistrust and insecurity, and build self-esteem. And even have fun doing it! You can come away with a new sense of self, with an increased capacity to love. 

Learn more about Susan Anderson: abandonment.net

Stan Tatkin: Wired for Dating: Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate

Psychologist and relationship expert Stan Tatkin shares key concepts about how people become attracted to potential partners, move toward or away from commitment, and the important role the brain and nervous system play in this process. You’ll get powerful tips based in neuroscience and attachment theory to help you find a compatible mate and go on to create a fabulous relationship. 

Jean Shinoda Bolen, Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman

 Jean Bolen

Jean Bolen

Feeling indomitable, untamed, unsubdued? Or maybe not so much?

Jean Bolen explores the myth of Atalanta, the famous hunter and runner in ancient Greek mythology, a mortal woman who is identified with Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. Atalanta began life abandoned and left to die because she was born a girl. She went on to conquer fierce animals and make a man prove himself before she would be his bride. She exemplifies the indomitable spirit in competent, courageous girls and in the women they become who will not be victims, no matter what.

Looking at today’s girls with grit like Princess Merida from the film Brave and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, Jean gives us ways we can explore and find our own uncrushable spirits.

Learn more about Jean Bolen: www.jeanbolen.com

Matthew McKay, Seeking Jordan: The truth about death and the invisible universe

 Matthew McKay

Matthew McKay

When Matthew McKay’s son Jordan was murdered, he set out to discover the truth about why we are here, what happens when we die, and what death is. He determined to listen and look for his dead son in any way he could.

A psychologist with a deep love of science, he never expected to learn a technique called “channeled writing,” connect with Jordan on the other side, and become convinced that in the heart of pain exist things he never imagined. “In the same way Jordan helps me when I’m afraid or full of doubt, your loved ones are watching over you — in dreams or feelings or direct replies — if you ask.” Find out how to ask and listen!

Learn more about Matthew McKay: www.SeekingJordan.com

 

Carmen Harris, Sh*t Happens, Magic Follows

 Carmen Harris

Carmen Harris

Think magic belongs only on the stage or in the imagination of young children? Carmen’s book will teach you to reconsider and experience it again!

30 years a creative TV scriptwriter, she stumbled into becoming a healer when unexpectedly the awakened energy in the palms of her hands roused a terminally-ill cancer patient from an unresponsive state. The extraordinary events in her life can only be called magical, and she says this is available to all of us. Find out about the sixteen magical elements of the universe that can positively transform our perception of the outer world and bring peace and harmony to our inner existence. In the next section, Brown Stuff, she lists seventeen challenging scenarios.

Within each of these different sections are dynamic tips and techniques that are designed to help shift the Brown Stuff, resolve difficulties, and get to the Magic.

Sandra Easter, Jung and the Ancestors

 Sandra Easter

Sandra Easter

Where do we all come from? Do you know who your ancestors were...and how they may be influencing you today? Jung teacher Sandra Easter introduces us to a powerful mode of psychological inquiry that engages them as living presences shaping who we are and the lives we live. Beyond our personal biography, we can find evidence of them in dreams, visions, and symptoms of illness, and in nature and the land on which we live.

Sandra shares real-life examples of women who, by establishing dialogues with the ancestors, have been able to work through personal and generational trauma and wounds, healing themselves and those in their ancestral lines. Her work can change the way you understand yourself and your relationship to those in your past and your future.

You can find her on Facebook, Sandra Easter PhD.

Pouline Middleton, One Woman, Three Men: Conscious dating

 Pouline Middleton

Pouline Middleton

Who says you have to find "the one"? How about three men; one to talk about the meaning of life with, one to be intimate with, and one to be an handyman?

Divorced single mother Pouline made up her mind to date three different men, one for each area that was important to her. She began a very transparent conscious dating search online. Every man she connected with knew her plan and needed to state which area he wished to be considered for. The interactions were fun, funny and profound. 

Since creating Modern Love, Pouline has coached hundreds of people to get in touch with their three most important areas, whatever they may be. Her process also works for men seeking women and same-sex couples. It's fun, but under the humor is a serious look at bringing our highest consciousness to modern love and sex. Laugh and learn! 

Learn more about Pouline Middleton: www.modernloveandsex.com