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Simplifying Our Lives

These fascinating individuals have chosen a life that’s less superficial and frantic and based more on inner fulfillment.

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 Count Your Blessings Humankind   49 

Count Your Blessings
Austrian-born author and Benedictine Brother David Steindl-Rast, recorded at his monastery near Corning, NY, believes that acquiring an attitude of "gratefulness" can calm the mind and give life a simple joy. [more]
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 Digital Sabbath Humankind   165 

Digital Sabbath
William Powers, author of "Hamlet's Blackberry," describes the dilemma of being addicted to information technology, and how he and his family committed to regular time free of technological intrusions. [more]
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 Eli Jaxon-Bear Humankind   89 

Eli Jaxon-Bear
The author of "Sudden Awakening," Eli Jaxon-Bear, discusses his view that we brainwash ourselves into living with fear and aggressiveness when a deeply fulfilling life is available. [more]
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 Free Time Movement: Rabbi Waskow and Will O'Brien Humankind   25 

Free Time Movement: Rabbi Waskow and Will O'Brien
America's culture of "overwork" deprives many people of the time to maintain crucial connections to ourselves, our families and our communities, according to an interfaith coalition in Philadelphia. [more]
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 Horizons of Attention with David Allen Humankind   142 

Horizons of Attention with David Allen
Learning how to focus on different life horizons -- from daily responsibilities to broader personal goals -- is covered in this enlightening dialogue about "Making It All Work," the new book by best-selling author David Allen. [more]
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 How Much Is Enough? Public Radio Shows   HE 

How Much Is Enough?
Fascinating documentary history of the the "greed decade" of the 1980s [more]
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 Inner Calm for Stressed Schools Humankind   66 

Inner Calm for Stressed Schools
Often a high-stress zone for both teachers and parents, some schools have introduced formal training in medically based relaxation techniques aimed at calming nerves and enhancing performance. [more]
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 Loretta La Roche Humankind   90 

Loretta La Roche
Making light of our stress-inducing, 24/7 society, author and humorist Loretta LaRoche brings her one-of-a-kind perspective on living an optimistic and resilient life that re-connects with what really matters. [more]
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 Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg Humankind   158 

Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg
Sharon Salzberg, an author and teacher of Buddhist meditation, describes the technique of "lovingkindness," a way of seeing others and relating to oneself that allows the practitioner to get past resentments and have a clearer view of reality. [more]
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 Maintaining Focus with Daniel Goleman Humankind   203 

Maintaining Focus with Daniel Goleman
Former NY Times science reporter Daniel Goleman, best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence, discusses current research on the importance and mechanics of attaining personal focus. [more]
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 Mindful Parenting Humankind   16 

Mindful Parenting
A visit with parent-authors Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn who describe ways they approach helping children grow-up amid the frenzied pace and ultra-charged atmoshpere of today's culture. [more]
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 Modern Wisdom from an Ancient Sage Humankind   12 

Modern Wisdom from an Ancient Sage
A Kansas therapist and author, John Heider, describes how his life has been profoundly affected by studying a renowned 2,500 year old wisdom text from China that teaches the art of inner balance. [more]
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 Reclaiming the Holidays Humankind   172 

Reclaiming the Holidays
Author Annie Leonard, whose film ‘The Story of Stuff’ has had over 10 million hits online, discusses ways to reduce the huge environmental toll from holiday-related purchases, but still connect with loved ones. [more]
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 Simplicity Humankind   24 

Simplicity
A look at the "voluntary simplicity" movement whose proponents seek to cultivate a lifestyle emphasizing frugal consumption, ecological awareness and personal growth. [more]
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 The Practice of Forgiveness with Robin Casarjian Humankind   204, 205 

The Practice of Forgiveness with Robin Casarjian
Author and prison therapist Robin Casarjian reframes the act of forgiveness not to condone hurtful behavior but as a shift in perception that allows us not to take someone’s misconduct so personally. [more]
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 The Present Moment with Jon Kabat-Zinn Humankind   123, 124 

The Present Moment with Jon Kabat-Zinn
Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the renowned Stress Reduction Clinic at the Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, discusses how the technique of "mindfulness" can be physically and mentally therapeutic. [more]
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 The Social Brain Humankind   131 

The Social Brain
In this program, we learn about how people develop different levels of empathy.Daniel Goleman is a former New York Times science reporter specializing in how brain function affects the way we feel and perceive life. [more]
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