Mike Dooley, author of the new book Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams. Mike is a former international tax consultant turned entrepreneur who's founded a philosophical Adventurrers Club on the internet that's now home to over 300,000 members from 182 countries. He's the author of six books, including the bestselling Notes from the Universe series, Choose them Wisely, and was one of the featured teachers in the international phenomenon, The Secret. Mike lives what he teaches, traveling internationally, speaking to thousands on life, dreams, and happiness.
Author Juliet Schor speaks with host Paul O'Brien.
We are living in a new ecological and economic reality. Humans are using this planet's resources faster than we are regenerating them. Eco-systems are shutting down, turning oceans into dead zones and farmland into desert. As a result, food, energy, and transport are becoming increasingly expensive. The current recession has led to another type of scarcity: incomes, jobs, and credit are also in short supply. Our usual way back to growth -- a debt-financed consumer boom -- is no longer an option we can afford. Our guest today argues that through a major shift to new sources of wealth, green technologies and different ways of living, we can all experience plenitude.
What has happened to the world economy? How can the troubles of a working-class community in Cleveland or a new suburb of Miami become an international financial crisis? How did a smaller and smaller group of people come to control a larger and larger percentage of the world's money? Is it possible to restructure our financial system and what roll will ordinary people play?
Win McCormack is the author of THE RAJNEESH CHRONICLES. Win is currently publisher and editor in chief of Tin House Magazine. He has written on political issues for a variety of publications, including The Nation. From 1983-1986 he wrote a monthly column called Rajneesh Watch for Oregon Magazine, of which he was the editor in chief. The columns won the magazine a William Allen White Commendation for investigative reporting.
Martha Shelley is the author of the new novel The Throne in the Heart of the Sea. Martha was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in a progressive jewish home. A political activist since the late 1960s, she participated in the Women's Press Collective and was one of the founders of New York's Gay Liberation Front. She has written numerous essays, short stories and poems. Her most recent book of poetry is "Haggadah: A Celebration of Freedom." She lives in Portland.
Sherry Turkle is author of the new book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Sherry is a professor at MIT and the founder and current director of the MIT initiative on Technology and Self. Professor Turkle received a joint doctorate in sociology and personality psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has been studying our changing relationships with our digital culture for over three decades, charting how mobile technology, social networking, and sociable robotics are changing our work, families and identity.
Eric Zimmerer graduated from the Colorado School of Counseling Hypnotherapy and was certified as a Clinical Hypnotist in 2005. Since then he has been practicing hypnotherapy and developing hypnosis CD recordings for stress relief, weight loss, and self improvement. Eric moved to Beaverton from his home town of Boulder Colorado in 2009.
Today on Pathways we are visiting with Catriona MacGregor, author of Partnering with Nature: the Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth. It just won a "Best Books Award" from USA Book News. Catriona is an authority on global environmental trends. For over twenty years, she led and supported environmental initiatives in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the United States. Catriona is also a coauthor of Healing the Heart of the World: Harnessing the Power of Intention to Change Your Life and the Planet. She lives with her husband, Paul, son Joe, and many animal friends, domestic and wild, in northern California.
Today on Pathways we are visiting with Gangaji (formerly Antoinette Varner), author of Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story. Gangaji travels the world speaking to spiritual seekers from all walks of life. A teacher and author, she shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from her teacher Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. She lives with her husband in Oregon and offers retreats in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Our guest on Pathways today is Jonah Lehrer, author of the new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. He is also a contributing editor at Wired and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He writes the "Head Case" column for the Wall Street Journal and regularly appears on WNYC's Radiolab. The author of two previous books, Proust Was a Neuroscientist and How We Decide, he graduated from Columbia University and attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar.
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