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Dr. Doris Cohen, Dreaming on Both Sides of the Brain: Discover the Secret Language of the Night

 Doris Cohen

What are dreams? Have you ever woken up screaming...or blissfully cradled in love?  Dreams are not just white noise or something that happens to you while you sleep; they are the secret language of your unconscious. So often when we awake we find that our dreams have either evaporated like mist or seem to be just on the edge of our memory. Many people cannot recall them at all.

Clinical psychologist and therapist Dr. Doris Cohen has developed a 7-step process to let you tap into the rich repository of your subconscious. She'll let us know how to

  • Unlock the secrets of your personal dream language
  • Explore and interpret their meaning
  • Harness the power of the brain to uncover a life of greater richness and meaning

Drawing on years of clinical experience and her familiarity with Freud, myth, and sacred writings, Dr. Doris presents a program that results in a life of abundance, texture, and self-awareness.

Learn more about Doris Cohen: drdoriscohen.net

HeatherAsh Amara, Awaken Your Inner Fire

 HeatherAsh Amara

Buy this! Take care of me! Sign this! We need you! Watch this! HeatherAsh Amara shows you how to awaken and consciously tend your inner energy in a crazy busy world that is constantly trying to hook your attention.

We’ll explore the idea of how to use whatever work you are doing—whether it is something you love or something to pay the rent—as a way to build more courage, strength, power, and peace within you. It’s not a rewiring of what you do, but rather of how you do it…

Using the principles and tools that have helped thousands of HeatherAsh’s readers and students, you’ll learn how to:

  • Uncover the hidden beliefs and habits that are getting in your way
  • Break your cycles of distraction, procrastination, and depletion
  • Unclutter your internal and external space to allow calm and clarity
  • Awaken, nourish and direct your inner fires—physical, emotional, and spiritual
  • And bring the power of the sacred into each challenging moment of your day

The payoff? To experience greater joy and resilience that embraces creative flow with solid emotional ground, energetic drive with quiet rejuvenation—while fulfilling both your real-world daily demands and your deeper purpose here.

"Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~ Howard Thurman

Learn more about HeatherAsh Amara: heatherashamara.com

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

Steven Gaines, Straight, gay, bi-sexual, who decides what we are?

 Steven Gaines

Steven Gaines

Growing up gay in Brooklyn in the 60s, Steven found that nobody knew what to do with him. Despairing, bullied by the guys at the corner candy store, he went to the back of his grandfather's bra and girdle store, punched the glass pane out of a window and sawed his wrists and forearms on the shards of glass, narrowly avoiding death. His grandfather got him a private room in one of the most exclusive psychiatric hospitals in the world. A young psychiatrist there promised to cure him of his homosexuality, and he found out conversion therapy didn’t work; a Broadway producer who was in the hospital opened a new world for him. He’s now comfortable with himself and a journalist, novelist and biographer who has chronicled some of the 20th century’s most notable artists such as the Beatles and fashion designer Halston. He’s been through the worst and come out on top – a truly inspiring story proving that it does get better. 

Learn more about Steven Gaines: stevengaines.com

Scott Stabile, Big Love

 Scott Stabile

Scott Stabile

If anyone had a right to curl up in a ball and give up, it was Scott Stabile. His parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. He joined a cult and wrenched himself out of it after thirteen years. But all the while, Stabile was learning to do things like forgive the man who murdered his parents, have compassion for his brother, and believe in the power of love to create positive change above all else.

Scott shares the experiences that pulled him from his center and the ways in which he brought himself back in ways that are universally applicable, uplifting, and even laugh-out-loud funny. “In each instance, it was big love that carried me back to my center. Love encouraged me to show up for my life authentically. Love challenged me to move forward, despite my fears. Every single time, love walked me home.”

Whether trying (as we all must) to silence shame, show up for friends, or overcome dreaded what-ifs, the hard-won insights that Scott shares are sure to help us do so with a renewed sense of love. 

Learn more about Scott Stabile: scottstabile.com

Kamaria Powell, What the F#@k is Enlightenment?

 Kamaria Powell

Kamaria Powell

If you’ve never felt like one religion was right for you, you’re not alone. 20% of Americans do not identify with any religion, and one-third of adults under the age of 30 classify themselves as spiritual but not religious. And then there's the question of enlightenment.

Sitting between the saint and the sinner at church, Kamaria Powell began asking life’s most thought-provoking questions and to her surprise, receiving answers. Kamaria challenges readers to take their spiritual identity into their own hands. By candidly illustrating her own life experiences, flaws and all, she demonstrates how a chaotic, mundane life can be transformed into a more purposeful and dynamic one through the process of self-discovery and finding your own unique spirituality.

Do you have to meditate? No. Do you have to pray? No. Rather than following a prescribed set of rules, Kamaria encourages you to embrace your own spiritual identity no matter how unorthodox it may seem. It is by transforming ourselves that we in turn transform our world. 

Learn more about Kamaria Powell: kamariapowell.wixsite.com/website

Robert O. Williams, Love Is the Power: Moving Humanity from Fear to Love

 Robert O. Williams

Robert O. Williams

What happens when we live all emotions, thoughts, and body feelings as love as opposed to just searching for love? We are free to give to others without need or fear. That is the power of love and pure heart consciousness.

Robert O. Williams leads us into the intimate journey of his life through the vivid memories of his unique childhood, an inspiring account of his talent and perseverance as a saxophone player, his introduction to Transcendental Meditation (TM), his magical time performing and recording with The Beach Boys, and the extraordinary journey through multiple near-death experiences and visits with other dimensions which culminated in three decades of research and invention of Quantum Code Technology™ and the Heart+ App.

Williams said, “The fact that we were able to develop a proven technology to strengthen our physical hearts as well as serve in the awakening of our spiritual hearts is, for me, an indication that we truly can raise consciousness through technology.” Love Is the Power is not about the search for love, romantic or otherwise; rather, it is about being love. 

Learn more about Robert O. Williams: www.healtheworldproject.com

Arlene Drake, Carefrontation: Breaking Free From Childhood Trauma

 Arlene Drake

Arlene Drake

When confronted with an abused child, our first impulse is to drop everything and provide comfort, get him or her out of danger, and find out what the hell is going on at home. It’s obvious that the child is helpless, in trouble, and needs protection. Parents or not, we instinctively know what to do: We take care of the child. But what if the child is you?

Pioneer and 30- year veteran in the field of trauma and sexual abuse Dr. Arlene Drake lays out a powerful way to repair the damage of childhood abuse and its lasting effects, by teaching you what your parents couldn’t: an invaluable set of skills and practices that will give you the resources to live as a healthy, happy adult. She’s successfully helped over 1000 adults in their journey to recover from trauma, sexual abuse and endless therapy.

With the clear path her book provides, you can finally acknowledge that the suffering and the pain can stop. The destructive patterns can end. You can graduate into a life beyond “abuse victim,” take the power back from your abusers and finally be at peace.

Learn more about Arlene Drake: arlenedrake.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 

Rachel Harris, Listening to Ayahuasca

 Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris

Ayahuasca, the psychedelic brew from the Amazon rainforest, is now being used (illegally) in North America for individual healing, consciousness exploration, or spirituality!

As a result of her own personal experience, research scientist and psychotherapist Rachel Harris created the largest study to date of what happens following an ayahuasca ceremony — if people find lasting relief from depression and anxiety; if those with alcohol problems permanently stop drinking; if transcendent experiences with ayahuasca translate into a more spiritual life; and more.

She’ll describe her findings, including miracle cures of depression and addiction, therapeutic breakthroughs, spiritual revelations, and challenging or bad trips. If you’re thinking about taking it, you’ll be able to make an informed decision. If you’ve experienced it, you’ll get creative ways to work therapeutically with your experiences. And she’ll offer insight to therapists who work with people after their ayahuasca journey.

“This is not a simple story about healing,” writes Dr. Harris. “The risks are significant, but the opportunity is beyond what Western medicine and psychotherapy can offer.”

Learn more about Rachel Harris: www.listeningtoayahuasca.com

Sarah Elliston, Lessons from a Difficult Person: How to Deal with People Like Us

 Sarah Elliston

Sarah Elliston

Sarah Elliston never realized she was "a difficult person," as she harangued people until she got her way, threw temper tantrums, and talked over her bosses. In her family, where she felt bullied, the only way she knew how to get attention was to voice her opinion, loudly!

She wasn't mean-spirited. She was just trying to do what she thought was RIGHT for herself and everyone else! Until a kind but firm boss pointed out that she was not only disrupting the office, but impeding her own professional advancement.   

Sarah started on the journey to leave behind the difficult person, and became the woman who teaches others how to deal with difficult people. She’ll share tips on how to awaken the challenging personality, and change both the relationship and the environment. You’ll learn ways to resolve personal conflict, implement negotiation skills with positive results, and relate in a non-confrontational way in working out disagreements with friends, family, neighbors and business associates.

Learn more about Sarah Elliston: www.sarahelliston.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

Barbara Jaffe, When Will I be Good Enough? A Replacement Child’s Journey to Healing

 Barbara Jaffe

Barbara Jaffe

Were you born to “replace” a child who died? No matter how many times replacement children are told that they are special, on some level they can feel they never seemed to live up to the model their parents wanted. They always fall short—never being “enough.”

Replacement child Barbara Jaffe shares her hard-won knowledge to help us identify our lost self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth, and fix the broken pieces within ourselves. We had been stunted; now, we need to be nurtured, not by others, but by ourselves. We can pursue a full and honorable life, one we can pass on to our children and then, to future generations. 

Learn more about Barbara Jaffe: barbaraannjaffe.com

David Bedrick, Revisioning Activism: Bringing Depth, Dialogue, and Diversity to Individual and Social Change

 David Bedrick

David Bedrick

If you're feeling pulled towards some sort of activism but aren't sure what, join us here! David Bedrick helps us broaden our vision to include how the social/political world impacts the inner lives of people, how dialogue across diverse viewpoints can impact hearts and minds, and how psychology can play a role as a social-change agent. 

Bedrick deconstructs racism by looking at divergent views of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He deconstructs sexism by critiquing the diet industry and the way women feel about their bodies. Bedrick brings this same psychological eye to understanding societal problems (e.g., gun control, addiction), national celebrities (e.g., Robin Williams, Lance Armstrong), and popular psychology’s failure to create sustainable change. He provokes critical thinking, feeling, and dialogue.

It’s a daring call to empower activism and see ourselves as individuals intimately woven into a web of relationships and social issues.

Learn more about David Bedrick: davidbedrick.com

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

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

Donna Henes, It's time for heart-centered activism

 Donna Henes

Donna Henes

What is effective right action for us all in scary times? How can we stay heart-centered and true to what we believe in?

Mama Donna Henes, urban shaman, has years of experience in shining the light of truth on hidden agendas and staying positive. She shares ways we can pay attention to and respond ethically and empathetically to what we see, from the normalization of trash talk to physical grabbing.

We can live our values and lead exemplary lives, keeping hope and faith and trust alive. We can stay connected with our hearts, engage with the deepest truths about men and women in our culture...and make a difference! 

Learn more about Donna Henes: donnahenes.net

Kevin Hancock, Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse

 Kevin Hancock

Kevin Hancock

Kevin owned one of the oldest family businesses in Maine, and in 2008 the economy was tanking. Then he lost his voice from a rare neurological disorder. He was moved to go to the Pine Ridge Lakota Indian Reservation, in a series of trips strikingly similar to their ancient Vision Quest rite.

In losing consistent access to his voice, Kevin discovered a pathway, a calling, to strengthening the voices of others, which he uses to think differently about the future of Pine Ridge, the future of his business, and the future of tribes everywhere.

Find out how he learned to do less, not more; to look inward for meaning; to bring his business and himself back into balance and prosperity. Along the way, Kevin learns it was his soul's way of getting him to stop working, stop leading, stop caretaking. Find your own growing awareness of interconnectedness, where everybody can live a full, rich life. 

 

Learn more about Kevin Hancock: www.kevindhancock.com