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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. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Remembering Anthony DeMello We remember the late Anthony DeMello with the help of University of London Theologian Michael Barnes as well as recordings of the colorful DeMello during one of his many popular retreats. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Home Cooking We explore the significant benefits of home-cooked meals, including improved family dynamics, greater likelihood of healthy ingredients, lower costs, reduced carbon footprint and taking time together to appreciate the food we receive. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
The Placebo Effect We explore the mysterious ability of placebos to promote measurable physical healing, even when no medicine is present, and what this tells us about the power of belief and the body's capacity self-curative potential. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Epidemic of Gun Violence A look at the problem of gun violence as a public health crisis, impacting not just emergency rooms but also long-term needs for healing from exposure to trauma. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Journey of the Deaf-Blind We hear the story of Mary Gillespie, a woman born with normal hearing and vision, but who developed several illnesses starting at age ten. Gradually, she became deaf-blind. Now living in Los Angeles, Mary is a regular volunteer at the Braille Institute, where we recorded this remarkable episode of Humankind. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Unintended Consequences We consider the plight of tens of millions of Americans in families and relationships with alcoholics. How does the destabilizing influence of active addiction affect family systems? What emotional and life challenges are faced by people raised around alcoholism? (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt