New age gurus suggest that we can heal ourselves by simply changing our minds, but is this concept grounded in cold, hard science? Lissa Rankin, MD explores the scientific literature, reviewing case studies of spontaneous remission, as well as placebo and nocebo effect data, to prove that our thoughts powerfully affect our physiology when we believe we can get well.
At some point, we all have to deal with post-peak results stress: the great fear that we can’t or won’t top our last or best accomplishment. Presidents and CEOs have to deal with this fear when they leave their seat of executive power. Artists have to deal with this fear when their inspirational pipeline runs dry. Spouses and ex-spouses have to deal with this fear after the wedding and after the divorce. And right now, you have to deal with this fear because your next success isn’t guaranteed. In his evocative talk, Sam Krishna reveals a compass for answering the disturbing question, “Is your best day behind you?”
There exists in every woman an Erotic Creature. When Sheila Kelley discovered this sleeping giant, her life changed irrevocably. She had stumbled upon what women were missing and launched it into a worldwide sensation, ushering in the 4th wave of feminism by teaching women to own their sexuality. Let’s Get Naked is about exposing the truth and the Erotic Creature, both of which rest just beneath the surface.
Chris Pierce believes in the “healing powers of music”. He was struck with a rare hearing disorder called Otosclerosis when in High School that led to the loss of hearing in one ear, a setback that would deter many young musicians forever. Since, Chris Pierce has shared worldwide stages with Seal, B.B. King, Al Green, Aaron Neville, Toots and the Maytals and many more refusing to let partial deafness to keep him from doing what he does loves the most, make music.
As the world seems to be spinning faster and our lives appear more and more demanding, so many of us have become task oriented “Do-ers” who’s switch is always on, leaving the overstimulated brain to run full speed ahead. This nonstop thinking can cause stress and an unconscious resistance to the natural flow of joy, wellness and creative expression. Grandmaster Dave Wheaton will share some of the life lessons he has learned in the martial arts that reduce resistance and increase flow in our daily lives.
Why do so many of us focus on the story of our shortcomings? How can our uniqueness be recognized as the greatest gift we bring to one another? Through his lives and near deaths, Lewis Brown Griggs shares transformational perspectives on how our weaknesses can become our greatest strengths.
The greatest minds throughout history agree that everything we create begins with imagination.
We are currently in crisis – financial, environmental, health, relational, and spiritual – which indicates just how disconnected we have become from our inspired imagination.
What keeps us shut off from our innate creative abilities? Is there a way to bypass the gatekeepers of our brain?
Dr. Ron Stotts will present you with the keys to unlock those gates and access your creative genius.
Science states that humans have evolved over thousands of years. So have we reached the pinnacle of our abilities and our mind’s potential? Do Quantum Physics and consciousness hold the key to our evolution? Pam Oslie will explore the answers to these questions and will reveal how electro-magnetic fields, non-local mind, and parallel universes play key roles in our development.
Our ideas shape our lives. And none of our ideas shapes our lives more than our ideas of who we are, what philosophers call our “self-conceptions”. Many of us struggle as adults to “find ourselves,” to break free from our old, externally imposed self-conceptions and to arrive at new ones of our own choosing. But Daoism, a classical Chinese philosophy, warns us that all our concepts are cages. They impose limitation, take our freedom, cloud our vision. Some cages are more pleasant than others. But we’re better off being free. Rick Schubert explains the Daoist path to freedom; how we can use concepts to move past concepts, how we can use our cages as things to stand on so we can get a better view.
Moi Navarro, seen on NBC’s “The Sing Off”, is a first generation Mexican American. While his parents were helping the community they lived in, Moi learned how to fight and survive the harsh streets of Los Angeles. Moi’s transparent songs tell the journey of his life, while encouraging others that your past does not determine your future. He reaches a wide spectrum audience with his passionate music, straight-forward lyrics, and unique stories.
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