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Kristi Nelson on Why Gratefulness Brings Happiness

It’s not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy, counsels the head of the Network for Grateful Living.

Donna Karan on Fashioning Healthful Change

After her late husband’s struggle with lung cancer, the style icon has turned her attention to organizing a way to put complementary therapies to use in healthcare.

Chef Rick Moonen on Why Buying Sustainable Seafood Matters

“The Godfather of Seafood Sustainability” urges us to eat fish in a way that allows wild species to rebound; it can include eating healthily farmed and canned seafood.

Erling Kagge on Our Deep Need For Silence

The explorer and author speaks on how silence is golden and can be achieved anytime, anywhere by going within.

Gary Griggs on What We Must Do to Save Our Coasts

About half of the planet’s population lives in coastal areas, and building seawalls to hold back hurricanes and rising ocean waters is only a temporary solution.

Peter Gros on Preserving Wild Nature

The wildlife expert explains why we should appreciate wolves, snakes and bats and what he finds encouraging about an enlightened focus on wildlife protection.

Kelly Noonan-Gores on How We Shape Our Health

The actress and filmmaker discusses how to move past our traumas, subconscious programming, and negative visualizations to take charge of our health and enter into full-bodied vitality.

Paul Hawken Shares a Plan to Reverse Global Warming

This leading environmental entrepreneur has worked with a range of scientists to draw up a compendium of 100 substantive existing solutions that can turn around rising temperatures.

Ilona Selke on the Power of Dreaming Big

By becoming clear on what we want, visualizing it and then seeing it as accomplished, we can manifest miracles.

Mark Rosenfeld’s Secrets for Successful Love Matches

If we want a real relationship, this experienced dating coach counsels, go slow, self-nurture and use matchmaking websites only as online introductions before going live.

Harold Koeing on Why Science Finds Faith a Healthy Choice

People that have a strong faith enjoy better social, physical and mental health and possess a firm foundation to lean on in times of crisis, says the bestselling author.

Lynne McTaggart on the Power of Group Intention

When a group, even a small one, including one online, sends a collective intention, seeds grow twice as fast and healings of trauma occur, reports the prominent author.

Lissa Rankin on Moving from Fear to Freedom

Fear often arises in us because of stories we unconsciously harbor in our mind—and understanding that unleashes the calming power of our intuition.

Nature Photographer Robert Llewellyn on Moving From Looking to Seeing

This skilled photographer and nature lover explains how close observation of a tree reveals its true beauty and life.

Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo

The founders of Science & Nonduality discuss why scientists and meditators should collaborate in examining the nature of consciousness.

Ellen Langer

Her mother’s medically inexplicable recovery from breast cancer propelled the Harvard psychologist into research that is changing the way more people think about the potential of mind power.

Maria Rodale Helps Organic Farmers Succeed

To spur consumer demand and help farmers, the Rodale Institute performs top-quality research on the benefits of eating organic foods and optimal farming methods.

Molly Hagan on Eco-Living: Start Small and Stay Committed

The actress has been award of the need for environmental integrity for 30 years, and weighs every choice from gardening to flooring with sustainability in mind.

Taggart Siegel Seeks to Seed an Agricultural Revolution

His latest documentary film explores the global drive to rescue traditional seed varieties threatened with extinction by agribusiness practices, in order to ensure humanity’s survival.

Tony Juniper on How Thriving Ecosystems Sustain Prosperity

The environmental advocate and author explains why only policies that acknowledge our need for nature enable us to thrive economically, physically and emotionally.

Dr. Joseph Mercola on Simple Steps to Well-Being

Monitoring seven markers of health, exchanging our usual beverages for water and getting up from our desk every 15 minutes are first steps to robust health.

Transforming the Way Women Relate to Men

Approaching our differences with openness and curiosity rather than assumptions opens up true communication.

Julia Schopick on Effective, Affordable Medicine

Such seemingly intractable conditions as Parkinson’s, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis can respond to surprisingly low-cost treatments.

Krista Tippett on Our Evolving Spirituality

The National Public Radio host of On Being discovers deep inspiration shared by the spiritual leaders, philosophers, physicists, biologists and neuroscientists she interviews.

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