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34 minutes | Aug 27, 2022
From the Archives: The Ways of the Mystic: Seven Paths to God with Joan Borysenko
From the radio archives of 1997, Leona Evans interviews Dr. Joan Borysenko, world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection. Dr. Borysenko earned her doctorate in Medical Sciences from the Harvard Medical School. She completed a second post-doctoral fellowship in the field of behavioral medicine and her third post-doctoral fellowship in psychoneuroimmunology. In the early 1980s she became licensed as a psychologist and was appointed instructor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School.In 1987 she wrote the New York Times bestseller, "Minding the Body, Mending the Mind," and has authored numerous books including "The Power of the Mind to Heal," "Fire in the Soul," "Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson," "A Woman's Book of Life," "It's Not the End of the World," "The Ways of the Mystic: Seven Paths to God," and others. She is the founding partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences, LLC located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
18 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
With Liberty and Justice for ALL!
In this episode Leona and Matthew discuss a history of Roe v. Wade, important statistics on the issues of abortion, and specific actions we can take to support the sanctity of human rights. Our goal is to strengthen our voices for human rights and take action to support legislation which will protect people's reproductive freedoms.
22 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Progressive Spirituality: A New Paradigm for Living
For the past twenty years, there has been a significant decline in church attendance and traditional worship in general. People are looking for a nontraditional experience of spirituality which offers greater inclusiveness, tolerance, and practical application in relation to the challenges we face in everyday life. In this episode, Leona and Matthew are going to discuss Progressive Spirituality, which offers powerful and positive alternatives to traditional worship. In fact, it introduces a whole new paradigm for moving from a culture of violence to a culture of peace.
23 minutes | May 6, 2022
Shifting Our Center of Gravity
Our center of gravity is made up of old beliefs and self-concepts that have taken root in our consciousness and now comprise our mental and emotional "comfort zone." Since we greatly underestimate the power of our center of gravity, we believe that permanent changes in habit and lifestyle are much easier to accomplish than they really are. Our willpower provides us with the impetus to make the changes, but once our willpower is exhausted, we need to work at a deeper level in order to sustain those changes. In this episode, Matthew and Leona discuss the importance of understanding the way our center of gravity works and provide us with methods to lift ourselves from limited and self-defeating mindsets.
27 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Whose Fault Is It Anyway: A Metaphysical Perspective on Oscar Night
Philosopher and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said "We are not human beings learning to have a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings learning to have a human experience." If we believe this to be true then we have a responsibility to respond to life situations in rational, humane, and compassionate ways and do everything we can to avoid demonizing people. In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss the incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscar Award Ceremony and examine ways in which we can go beyond polarized thinking and condemnation of others to a greater level of understanding and maturity. We will also discuss how our condemnation of others is in direct relation to the condemnation we feel for ourselves and our own humanity. The harder we judge others the more intolerant we are of our own shadow or dark side. This is why learning to become fully human is the only way we can ever understand what it means to fully accept ourselves and others as a work in progress.
24 minutes | Mar 3, 2022
Tragedies and Opportunities: How We Can Help to Preserve Our Freedoms
As Russia continues to invade Ukraine, we in the free world find ourselves facing a serious threat to our democracy. The unilateral decision by Vladimir Putin to take back Ukraine by force, even though it has been free for more than 30 years, is a devastating example of autocracy in action. What can we as individuals do to help support our democracy? In this episode Leona and Matthew discuss ways that we can be part of the change we wish to see.
21 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
Critical Race Theory: A White Ally's Perspective
Critical race theory is an academic concept that has been around for more than 40 years. The basic idea is that racism is not just the product of individual bias or prejudice, but it is also something that has been embedded in legal systems and policies for a very long time. In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss how a white ally can support our black brothers and sisters in the quest to help eliminate systemic racism in our country.
28 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Revolutionizing Resolutions: Tools for Manifesting Your Goals
The new year is traditionally a time to transform our lives in significant ways. People throughout the world look forward to making resolutions designed to benefit and bless us. However, why do a great majority of those resolutions remain unfulfilled? Why are there so many projects left unfinished? Why are so many gym memberships unused? Why don't we seem able to keep our word to ourselves? In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss powerful insights which can bring us closer to the goals we have set for ourselves.
28 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
The Transforming Power of Gratitude
One of the primary needs of all people is to be recognized and appreciated for who we are, however, if we don't feel gratitude for ourselves we are unlikely to feel grateful to others. Dismissing our accomplishments and focusing on our flaws diminishes our joy in living and keeps us from recognizing love and appreciation for both ourselves and others.In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss the power of gratitude and the many ways in which it can enhance our lives and the lives of those around us.
27 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
A Conversation on "The Power of Now"
Eckhart Tolle's bestselling book, "The Power of Now" has sold more than 2 million copies in the past ten years and is a powerful resource for helping us understand what we are missing when we spend too much of our time living in the past or living in the future.In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss the importance of this preset moment and how giving our full attention to what is happening in each and every moment can actually change our lives in powerful ways.
23 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Decluttering Inside and Out
In recent years there has been a huge emphasis on decluttering our lives, both inside and out. In this episode, Matthew and Leona discuss the tendency towards over-consumerism and find ways to thrive more effectively with fewer things.
26 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
Exploring and Integrating Our Many Selves
If you have ever felt conflicted or confused about who you really are or how very different you feel about things as your "mood" changes, you probably understand that what we call our "self" has multiple facets and is not confined to one single set of ideas or points of view.In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss the importance of understanding our many selves and how accepting and embracing them can lead to a greater sense of wholeness and inner peace.
27 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
An Interview with Jack Canfield Pt. 2
Part 2 of an interview with Jack Canfield from the archives contains wisdom and insights from Canfield's book "Heart at Work." Canfield shares fascinating words of wisdom which will motivate and inspire us to be the best we can be.
24 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
An Interview with Jack Canfield Pt. 1: From the Archives!
This episode from 1997 features Jack Canfield, author and creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books. Jack discusses how to develop greater self-esteem and what motivates people to do their best. This powerful and relevant interview is from a radio program Leona hosted called Positive Living, which aired on the California Central Coast and on the Wisdom Satellite Radio Network.
21 minutes | May 19, 2021
An Interview with Wayne Dyer: From the Archives!
Leona interviews author, and motivational speaker, Wayne Dyer, from archived audio cassettes of her radio program called "Positive Living." This episode was first aired on the Wisdom Radio Network in 1999. Dr. Dyer discusses his book called "Wisdom of the Ages" and shares valuable insights on how to access the power and potential within us.
17 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
The George Floyd Trial and the Journey to Human Rights
In this episode, Leona and Matthew recount the George Floyd story, discuss the verdict and what it means, and look at ways that we can use this valuable opportunity to put an end to systemic racism. #donlemon #vanjones #blacklivesmatter #GeorgeFloyd #PhiloniseFloyd #MartinLutherKingIII
23 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Spiritual Responsibility: Lifting the Darkness into the Light
One of the most popular topics in New Thought spirituality is spiritual growth and evolution. How do we grow spiritually? What tools or techniques will help us reach our desired goals? How do we know we're on the path that will bring us the greatest fulfillment. In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss some of the biggest obstacles to spiritual growth, and how we can transform them.
24 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Ruby Bridges: Youngest Civil Rights Hero
Ruby Bridges was the first African American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans when she was only six years old. She and her family endured great hardships in order to support the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and provide better education for African American children. In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss Ruby's courage and extraordinary ability to forgive those who bullied and persecuted her. Ruby Bridges is truly a hero!
30 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
James Lawson, Jr: Civil Rights Icon
Rev. James Lawson, Jr. is one of the most respected Civil Rights leaders of the 20th century. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called Lawson "the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world." In this episode, Leona and Matthew discuss Rev. Lawson's fascinating life and work. They share how the practice of nonviolence, grounded in love, can build a powerful movement for social change.
30 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Mastering Our Emotional Triggers
A trigger is any stimulus that reshapes our thoughts or actions. Triggers can be both positive and negative, but they influence our beliefs and can often keep us from making positive changes in our lives. In this episode Leona and Matthew discuss gaining self-mastery from the best-selling book "Triggers" by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter.
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