Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple

01-13-17   Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple- A Conversation with Charles A. Francis

Mindfulness Meditation has been practiced for many centuries. Dr. Miller introduced the technique to modern medical/psychological practice for the purpose of healing in 1971. Since then, many scientific studies have shown it to be remarkably effective in managing stress, relieving pain, healing trauma, etc.

Dr. Miller’s guest on this program is Charles A. Francis, student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who has written a book, Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple – Your Guide to Finding Inner Peace. In this conversation with Dr. Miller we will discover the real meaning of “mindfulness,” why it is helpful for meditation, and the 12 simple steps that can get you launched and begin to transform your life.

You will learn such things as the truth about suffering, why concentration is the anchor of the peaceful mind, and how to control your mind when it starts to race. We will also explore the power of meditating with others and how to make mindfulness a way of life. Don’t miss this enlightening and relaxing program.

Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine

01-06-17   Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine – A Conversation with Holly Bellebuono

In recent years there has been a dramatic emergence of many different natural approaches to healing. Along with this has come a heightened fascination with herbal remedies, especially as they appear in fields such as acupuncture, yoga and aromatherapy.

Our guest today is Holly Bellebuono, director of the award-winning Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary on Martha’s Vineyard and The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, which offers training and certification in Community Herbalism. She will take us on a tour through some of her discoveries during the seven years she spent traveling and interviewing women from all over the globe, their plights, their fears and their achievements.

Holly has produced an absolutely beautiful book entitled Women Healers Of The World – The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine, a glorious full-color world tour that offers us an intimate look into the stories, challenges and triumphs of an impressive collection of truly remarkable women – herbalists and healers – past and present.The women she presents range from simple healers of the mountains of Peru to a Jordanian Princess – physicians such as Dr. Low Dog, a Native American and even Susan Weed who has been a favorite here on Conversations With Extraordinary People.

Healing With Love: A Conversation with Leonard Laskow MD

12-30-16   Healing With Love: A Conversation with Leonard Laskow MD

Can your thought, your images, and your beliefs directly affect individual cells and produce healing change? And how does this happen?

Today’s guest, one of the prime movers of the holistic and self-healing revolution has studied this in the laboratory and says “Absolutely yes!” On this episode you will hear how this Stanford-trained Life Fellow of the College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, former chief of OB-GYN at Carmel Community Hospital woke up to his life calling – To Heal With Love – in the 1970s.

He will share with us his experiments in university laboratories with biophysicists and Neurochemists, and how the growth of cancer cells and of pathogenic bacteria can be inhibited right there on the petri dish through the power of thought, spirit, and setting intention. You will learn of how he has changed the lives of thousands through visualization, the laying on of hands, and the guiding of the body into coherence.

You will learn about his book, aptly entitled Healing With Love, and his more recent work and upcoming book on self-forgiveness, unconditional love, and awakening to our essential nature.

Finally, you will experience guided imagery to awaken your inner experience of love and guide it towards the healing of mind and body.

Empowered Caregiving – Thriving, Not Just Surviving

12-23-16   Empowered Caregiving – Thriving, Not Just Surviving: A Conversation with Cindy Laverty

Athletes need coaches because the job they do requires concentrated attention, hard work, and wise attention to their mental and physical balance. So do stage performers and top executives.

Caregivers need coaches too – yet few get the kind of support they need. No wonder 20% of caregivers are clinically depressed, 16% become ill, and all are at greater risk for cognitive decline, loss of short term memory, 23% more stress hormones, 15% decline in antibody function, etc.

Cindy Laverty suddenly found herself falling down a rabbit hole as she had to quit her job and let go of her lifestyle to care for a chronically ill relative. She realized what a need there was, and when her care-giving challenge ended she set out to help others by developing an effective way to help others in a similar situation – and she wrote an easy-to-read book, Caregiving – Eldercare Made Clear & Simple.

In this conversation we will examine the hidden challenges of caregiving, and how caregiving can be a gift leading to happiness, greater self-knowledge, and personal transformation. You will learn how most caregivers end up with guilt driving the bus, and how to go from overwhelm to enlightenment by following a few simple steps, confronting reality, and having a clear care plan.