“Self-Knowledge Is Freedom & Power”
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“INNER FITNESS” FOR LIFE AND CITIZENSHIP
Professor Jacob Needleman says that America’s Founding Fathers forged a vision of freedom based on a profound inner fitness, an inner fitness needed to live deeply and meaningfully without hindrance, an inner fitness often misunderstood or forgotten today.
Jacob Needleman, is a Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University and a highly regarded writer, thinker and teacher. His body of insightful work allows us to see more of what truly matters in life and why. His book, “The American Soul” not only tells an amazing story about early America, its Founding Fathers and conscious citizenship—it also wisely suggests what deep inner fitness is really all about.
THE REAL STORY BEHIND ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS AND SUICIDE RISK
Dr. David Healy gives us a behind the scenes look at the real story about how drugs known to drive children to suicidal thoughts, and that may cause men’s testicles to shrink, won FDA approval for sale to the public.
Dr. David Healy is one of the worlds most preeminent psychopharmacologists. He Directs the North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine and he’s the author of more than 120 articles and 12 books, including the Antidepressant Era. Because of his expertise at conducting and reviewing scientific research, he is a sought after consultant and expert witness. He explains the amazing story behind antidepressant drugs and suicide risk, including the nasty hype, greed and politics involved.
END OF LIFE CARE: WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW
Dr. Betty Ferrell found that even in the best hospitals in the United States, the end of life care is not what you would expect. Learn what you need to know to ensure you and your loved ones get the best of care when it really matters most.
Dr. Betty Ferrel is an oncology nursing professional who is widely known for her quality of life and end of life care work. She is an award winning research scientist with more than 250 publications, including 4 books. She played a central role in a study on End of Life Care in America sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her eye opening report of findings is clear and compelling.
THE LIFE OF THE SOUL: ARE YOU ADDICTED TO PERFECTION?
Almost all of us are addicted to something — sex, work, food, drugs, shopping — and so on. Dr. Marion Woodman says that our early experiences and popular culture feed our many addictions, addictions that share in common a craving for perfection.
Dr. Marion Woodman is a Jungian analyst, writer, international teacher and workshop leader. She is one of the most widely read and well respected authors of our times on depth and feminine psychology and on the life of the soul. Her bestselling book Addiction to Perfection is a landmark study on the spiritual and psychological roots of addiction. n women and on the addictive dilemmas that plague us.
HOW TO SURVIVE OUR RISKY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Surprisingly, doctors and hospitals are a leading cause of death in America. Dr. Ward Dean explains why, and he gives us compelling insights about what we need to know and do to survive the health care system.
Dr. Ward Dean is now the Medical Director of the Watson Health Clinic in, Florida. He has published more than 70 articles and reviews in professional journals, and is the author of Biological Aging Measurement—Clinical Applications , co-author of The Neuroendocrine Theory of Aging and Degenerative Disease (with the late Professor Vladimir Dilman) , and co-author of Smart Drugs & Nutrients.
MINDFULNESS—IS YOUR MIND FIT?
Joseph Goldstein discusses the difference between a fit and an unfit mind and how to train for mind-side or “inner” fitness. Chronic stress can make your life miserable and make you ill. If you can make your mind stronger, more resilient and more flexible, you’ll not only get rid of stress but you’ll also live a much higher quality life.
Joseph Goldstein is a foremost Western contemplative scientist, an expert on “inner fitness”. He’s led meditation and mind-side fitness retreats throughout the world since 1974. His writings have won worldwide acclaim for their clarity and power in exploring inner development. He is the co-founder and teacher at a number of contemplative retreat centers, including one devoted to the integration of scholarship and inner spiritual practice and another dedicated to long term meditation retreats.
HOW DRUG COMPANIES INFLUENCE YOUR HEALTH
Pharmaceutical companies have much more influence on how doctors diagnose, classify and treat our health problems than most of us realize. Before you take another drug you’ll want to here this interview with Dr. Dominick Riccio.
Dominick Riccio, is the director of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology. ICSPP is devoted to educating professionals and the public concerning the impact of health theories on public policy and the effects of ill-conceived treatment upon individual well-being, personal freedom, and family and community values. Dr. Riccio is a wise and passionate voice explaining the risks of drugging ourselves for medical conditions that we don’t really have.
LONELINESS—A POWERFUL DRIVER OF CHRONIC STRESS— CAN KILL YOU
Yes. Loneliness kills and so does the inability to express your deepest feelings. Listen to Dr. James Lynch explain why it’s so important to learn to listen to and speak from your heart.
James Lynch, Ph.D., is an award-winning psychologist, author, teacher, gifted research scientist and the director of Life Care Health Associates. His work shows that our heart has a language that we need to learn and listen to and that the health consequences of our loneliness can be deep and devastating.
ARE YOU OBSESSED ABOUT MONEY?
Is a focus on money overshadowing your life? Professor Jacob Needleman says that we can learn a great deal about who we are by looking at our relationship with money. What is your relationship with money saying about you?
Jacob Needleman, is a world-renowned writer, thinker and teacher and currently a Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. His body of groundbreaking work allows us to see more clearly and more deeply what truly matters in life. His book Money and the Meaning of Life sheds light on what we really need to know about money and our relationship to money.
WHY MANY STAR ATHLETES ARE IN TROUBLE
Today’s athletes tend to be physically fit but mentally unfit. Dr. Lowell Grabau tell us that they lack the poise, control and inner character that only comes with training in both mind and body, training essential for stopping sports violence, dishonesty and corruption worldwide.
Dr. Lowell Grabau is a psychologist, author, trainer, and President of the National Institute of Sports Professionals (NISP) He’s also a musician, sailor, and former professor at Baylor College of Medicine, as well as a former football referee and an avid sports fan. NISP is an organization deeply committed to helping sports professionals cope with the problems they face due to the extraordinary financial pressure to score/win/defeat their opponent—at all costs—or else.
AN AMBASSADOR’S VIEW: THE UNDERLYING CAUSES OF WORLD CONFLICT
What are the real forces behind wars and armed conflicts? Ambassador Gordan Streeb shares his insights about what drives conflicts around the globe, as viewed from his position as the Associate Executive Director for Peace Programs at The Carter Center.
Ambassador Gordon Streeb is associate executive director for the Peace Programs at The Carter Center. Established by former President Jimmy Caeter, Dr. Streeb oversees center projects to promote democracy, human rights, economic development, and conflict resolution. Dr. Streeb came to The Carter Center in 1994 as diplomat-in-residence near the end of a 30-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, a professional path that included assignments in West Berlin, Mexico, Geneva, and New Delhi, culminating in his appointment as ambassador to Zambia from 1990-1993.