John Robbins on "The New Good Life - Living Better Than Ever In an Age of Less"
One of the reasons I wrote my latest book is to provide people with simple, easy and inexpensive suggestions on how to raise their quality of life while lowering their cost of living, and at the same time lowering their ecological footprint. Learning to live with respect for ourselves and the whole earth community is no easy task in a culture that has become as out of balance as ours has.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 (1737 views)
Dr. Amy Banks on Keeping Those Grey Cells Fit As We Age
The most important thing to be doing as we age is to keep stimulating those brain cells.Staying engaged in mental activities like reading and learning and communicating with others keeps the brain cells alive and strong.I think people need to be able to maintain community and connections, opportunities to interact.The physiology of healthy relationship contributes to building a brain that is continuing to grow.
Thursday, July 8, 2010 (1215 views)
Omega Institute's Elizabeth Lesser on "Broken Open" and Personal Transformation, Part Two
People don't think twice about having someone fix their computer or car, or they don't question going to the doctor when they feel bad, or to the gym when they want a trainer to help them get strong or lose weight. But when it comes to psychological or spiritual help, there's a general squeamishness. There's a cultural bias against paying someone to help us figure out things like relationships, purpose, feelings, grief.
Sunday, April 3, 2011 (1085 views)
Dick Bolles, "the most recognized job-hunting authority on the planet*"
So, a funny thing happened to me, on the way to church. While just trying to help some campus ministers who were hanging on the ropes, I accidentally wrote a best-selling book.I didn't write it to be that.I didn't write it to make money, I only wrote it to be helpful. I didn't know that with its annual revisions (which I required) and with teaching from it all around the world, it would take over my whole life, [since] 1970.
Saturday, May 21, 2011 (1065 views)
FAN Brings Great Programs to New Trier Township Parents
Dr. Carol Dweck is one of the most highly-regarded researchers in the field of motivation and learning in the world. Her theories about "growth" and "fixed" mindsets have wide application in many areas, including education, sports, and business -- really, any field that is vested in maximizing human potential. Her work speaks directly to the issues of student success, failure, resilience, motivation and learning.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 (1057 views)
Symphony of Science - The Music Video That's Actually Good for You!
Symphony of Science is a music video series that remixes the powerful words of influential scientists and makes them sing about their subjects, through the use of auto-tuning techniques. A Glorious Dawn, garnered an unexpected amount of success and praise and amassed a million views in under a month.Since then, I have released nine videos on topics like evolution, the brain, space exploration, the big bang theory, and more.
Monday, September 13, 2010 (865 views)
"Life in the Balance, A Physician's Memoir of Life, Love and Loss with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia"
The neural pathways are disorganized, like some fantastically complex highway system with overpasses and intersections,on-ramps and exit ramps,all leading nowhere.A thought forms, it gets sent down the pike, only to get lost in some cul-de-sac where it spins like a whirling dervish.Sometimes the thoughts will finally spin out of the cul-de-sac and find expression; often,they simply spin themselves out like a spent whirlwind.
Thursday, July 1, 2010 (498 views)
Omega Institute's Elizabeth Lesser on "Broken Open" and Personal Transformation
The hardest aspect of memoir is that it involves writing about not only oneself, but also about the people in one's life. My children, my parents, my husband, my ex-husband, my friends: none of them asked to be characters in my book. I am sure I caused discomfort for some of the folks in my life. But I did it for a reason that I still feel clear and good about.
Sunday, October 25, 2009 (454 views)
Talking with Dr. Temple Grandin, Author of "Animals in Translation"
People may wonder why it's so important to be humane when,in the end,the animals are still dead and we eat them.Well,it causes pain if you're not nice to them.You wouldn't say to this person “It only takes a second to yank out a tooth so we're not going to use any anesthetics.”It's really important to prevent suffering and animals are definitely capable of feeling pain and fear. There's absolutely no question about it.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 (374 views)
Chatting with Uncommon Thinker and Best-Selling Author, Robert Fulghum
You suddenly look in the mirror and think "Why, I are a writer now. "And if they'll take that stuff,maybe if I put my mind to it, I could write something else." So, the second book, It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It came along. And they traded #1 and #2 at the top of the NYT best-seller list for months. And so I thought, "Well, this is something I can do." Well, it'd be crazy not to see how far it would go.
Part Three: Talking with Dr. Temple Grandin, Author of "Animals in Translation"
I couldn't figure out why I didn't fit in. It's very important to get these young Asperger nerdy kids into these specialized activities where they're going to have peers who are also interested in computers or playing music or playing chess or building robots or anything. If I hadn't had my science teacher when I was in high school, I would have been in a real mess.
Part Two, Talking with Dr. Temple Grandin, Author of "Animals in Translation"
When I first started out in my career,I thought I could fix everything in the industry with engineering and designing a facility. I've now learned that I can only fix about half of things. Because the other half is management. I've been a big advocate of getting out and measuring handling. Then I can look at the numerical scores and ask, “Am I getting better or am I getting worse?”
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 (262 views)
Chatting with Uncommon Thinker and Best-Selling Author, Robert Fulghum, Part Three
The band that got all the press was the Rock Bottom Remainders, which was a group of writers -" Stephen King, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, people like that. And a publishers' rep in San Francisco found out that we were musicians. It was her idea that we should put this band together and we would raise money for good causes and,in the meantime, have a lot of fun. I can tell you outrageous stories.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 (261 views)
Part Two: Chatting with Uncommon Thinker and Best-Selling Author, Robert Fulghum
I don't have to be in one place anymore as a writer.I've got family in Seattle.I have friends now in many places. I feel so lucky that I can go and live in a place like Bali for several months and think, "Wow, mine is not the only way to live in the world." You know that abstractly. You live in a village, you experience it; that really jars you loose from your prejudices and preconceptions.