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Saturday, May 31, 2008
Food Matters is a film about the importance of food in the state of our health.
If the video of the trailer should give you any problems, go here to see it.
And here, in this 12-minute interview, James Colquhoun speaks to 9 AM, a TV station in Australia, about the film.
If you have trouble viewing it, go here to see it.
The synopsis of the film, taken directly from the website, states this:
"Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food." - Hippocrates
That is the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in this brave new documentary film brought to you by Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch.
‘Food Matters' is a hard hitting, fast paced look at our current state of health. Despite the billions of dollars of funding and research into new so-called cures we continue to suffer from a raft of chronic ills and every day maladies. Patching up an over-toxic and over-indulgent population with a host of toxic therapies and nutrient sparse foods is deﬁnitely not helping the situation.
In a personal quest of discovery James & Laurentine together with a ﬁlm crew and the editorial and production expertise of Enzo Tedeschi have set out on an independent mission to uncover the wholesome truth. The filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer.
‘Food Matters' seeks to uncover the business of disease and at the same time explore the safe, cheap and effective use of nutrition and supplementation for preventing and often reversing the underlying causative aspects of the illness. With the premise of the film being: access to solid information helps people invariably make better choices for their health.
The ‘Food Matters' duo have independently funded the film from start to finish in order to remain as unbiased as possible, delivering a clear and concise message to the world.
Friday, May 30, 2008
The number of prescriptions for children doubled to 4.4 million between 2003 and 2006, according to data provided to Bloomberg by Wolters Kluwer NV, a drug-tracking company. The sales added to revenue for J&J, the world's largest producer of health supplies; Pfizer, the world's biggest drugmaker; London- based AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. of New York.
The expanded use of bipolar disorder as a pediatric diagnosis has made children the fastest-growing part of the $11.5 billion U.S. market for antipsychotic drugs. Some experts say the treatments are bringing needed help to troubled kids, while others call it a fad that is exposing children to serious risks, including weight gain and diabetes.
Children 4 and Younger
Growth was most dramatic in the youngest children. Last year, 20,280 prescriptions were written for children ages 4 and younger, a fivefold increase over 2003, Wolters Kluwer said. For 5- to 9-year-olds, prescriptions rose almost sixfold to 710,937.
``We're not just talking about typical kinds of mood swings that adolescents have,'' says Demitri Papolos, a Connecticut psychiatrist who wrote the popular book ``The Bipolar Child'' and has discussed it in magazine articles and on ABC television's ``20/20.'' ``When they get really depressed or angry, it's really extreme, like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.''
Brian's Manic Episode
Brian Sherry, the Dallas 13-year-old, had a manic episode after a school band trip in May 2005 that left him ``talking real fast, unable to control the flood of thoughts coming into his head,'' said his father, Duane Sherry. The Sherrys were contacted through a patient advocacy organization and plan no legal action in connection with Brian's treatment.
Arnold Mech, a psychiatrist in Plano, Texas, diagnosed Brian with bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders. Mech prescribed Geodon and the Pfizer antidepressant Zoloft, along with Lilly's Strattera, a non-stimulant attention-deficit drug. To counteract the sedating effect of Geodon, he added Cephalon Inc.'s Provigil, a drug that promotes wakefulness.
Over the next seven months, Brian had only fleeting relief from anxious, angry moods and rages, he says. The drugs made him so tired he could barely function, his father says. Duane decided to wean his son off the medicines and start him on a regimen of vitamins and herbal supplements.
Since the switch, Brian says his moods and his relationships with schoolmates are better.
``The biggest thing was it kind of slowed down my thinking process,'' he says. On the medications, ``I would make very rash decisions and get in trouble at school. When you slow down and think things through more rationally, it really helps.''
Mech, citing patient confidentiality, declined to discuss the Sherry case. He said bipolar disorder has been underdiagnosed in the past and that more doctors, including primary-care physicians, now recognize it.
Saturday May 31, 2008
Featuring Andrew Cohen in dialogue with Ken Wilber and Deepak Chopra and guest interviews including:
- Calvin Phipps and Robb Smith, CEO’s of EnlightenNext and Integral Life
- Carter Phipps, What Is Enlightenment? magazine
- Linus Roache, star of NBC’s Law & Order
- Barbara Marx Hubbard, evolutionary pioneer
- Siona van Dijk, Director of Gaia Community
- Jeff Eisen, enlightenment psychologist
- Richard Olivier, leadership consultant
- See below for full schedule
Join hosts Jeff Carreira and Elizabeth Debold for this 6-hour special internet audio broadcast on May 31.
Jeff Carreira, Director of Education, EnlightenNext Dr. Elizabeth Debold, Senior Editor, What Is Enlightenment? magazine.
EST (New York) 11am-12pm: A Brief History of Cultural Change
PST (San Francisco): 8am-9am BST (London): 4pm-5pm CET (Paris): 5pm-6pm EET (Tel Aviv): 6pm-7pm IST (New Delhi): 8.30pm-9.30pm AEST (Sydney): 1am-2am
Live Guest: Carter Phipps, Executive Editor, What Is Enlightenment? magazine in dialogue with Elizabeth Debold.
Special Announcement: Andrew Cohen will be joining the discussion during this hour!
EST (New York) 12pm-1pm: Evolutionary Enlightenment in Action
PST (San Francisco): 9am-10am BST (London): 5pm-6pm CET (Paris): 6pm-7pm EET (Tel Aviv): 7pm-8pm IST (New Delhi): 9.30pm-10.30pm AEST (Sydney): 2am-3am
Featured interview: Dr. Jeff Eisen, enlightenment psychologist, bringing philosophy into action
Lynn Montgomery, Prison Psychiatrist, rehabilitating in the US prison system
Joan Berland, Teacher, releasing creativity in children’s classrooms
Michael Wombacher, Author, exploring evolutionary spirituality through his new book 11 Days at the Edge
Rodrigo Tarraza, Musician, pushing boundaries in music with the band Unfulfilled Desires
Meredith Urie, Mayor, East Gippsland, Australia, bringing new perspectives to civic service
EST (New York) 1pm-2pm: Live Guru and Pandit Dialogue on Creating the Culture of the Future
PST (San Francisco): 10am-11am BST (London): 6pm-7pm CET (Paris): 7pm-8pm EET (Tel Aviv): 8pm-9pm IST (New Delhi): 10.30pm-11.30pm AEST (Sydney): 3am-4am
Live Guests: Andrew Cohen, spiritual teacher and founder of EnlightenNext in dialogue with Ken Wilber, integral philosopher and founder of Integral Institute.
EST (New York) 2pm-3pm: Evolutionary Business
PST (San Francisco): 11am-12pm BST (London): 7pm-8pm CET (Paris): 8pm-9pm EET (Tel Aviv): 9pm-10pm IST (New Delhi): 11.30pm-12.30am AEST (Sydney): 4am-5am
Live Guests: Calvin Phipps, CEO EnlightenNext and Robb Smith, CEO Integral Life.
Dial-in Q&A with listeners
Brian Robertson, Founder, HolacracyOne, pioneering new organizational structures for business and culture.
Mick Quinn, Author, engaging with the evolution of value spheres, through his book The Uncommon Path
Richard Olivier, independent consultant, bringing the world of theatre and the arts into the development of authentic leaders
Brandie Redinger, entrepreneur, breaking new ground in the healing and performing arts
EST (New York) 3pm-4pm: Online communities, collective consciousness and media outlets
PST (San Francisco): 12pm-1pm BST (London): 8pm-9pm CET (Paris): 9pm-10pm EET (Tel Aviv): 10pm-11pm IST (New Delhi): 12.30am-1.30am AEST (Sydney): 5am-6am
Siona van Dijk, Director of Gaia Community and Linus Roache, star of NBC’s popular drama, Law and Order.
Dial-in Q&A with listeners.
Featured interview: Barbara Marx Hubbard, Foundation for Conscious Evolution
EST (New York) 4pm-5pm: How to Infuse New Ideas into Mainstream Culture
PST (San Francisco): 1pm-2pm BST (London): 9pm-10pm CET (Paris): 10pm-11pm EET (Tel Aviv): 11pm-12am IST (New Delhi): 1.30am-2.30am AEST (Sydney): 6am-7am
Andrew Cohen in dialogue with Deepak Chopra, spiritual teacher, author, and founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
- Zen master Genpo Roshi, creator of the Big Mind process, a method for quickly experiencing profound transcendent states of awareness (what Tolle calls Presence) usually taking decades to master…
- Ken Wilber, world-famous philosopher, author, spiritual teacher, and founder of Integral Institute, Integral Life, and the Integral Spiritual Center…
- Renowned spiritual teacher and meditation master, Diane Hamilton…
- Enlightenment teachers, authors, and workshop leaders, Saniel Bonder and Linda Groves-Bonder…
- Sally Kempton, Yoga Journal columnist and one of today’s most insightful and experienced teachers of meditation and spiritual growth…
- And me!
Among the many things you’ll learn from these amazing teachers:
- The transformational power of the Now and how you can experience it…
- Gettting out of your mind and into the Now…
- What Eckhart Tolle calls Presence, and how to access it…
- Using your body to enter the Now…
- The source of suffering and emotional pain, and how to end it…
- Transforming fear into peace…
- Why Time is an illusion, and how it keeps you from the Now…
- How you can step out of the world of Problems….
- How to free yourself from unhappiness…
- The power of Now and relationships…
- Finding your purpose…
- Plus, keys to awakening Eckhart Tolle didn’t mention…
- And much more.
You’ll enjoy six weekly 60 to 90 minute audio lessons, one each week for six weeks. Each lesson is an unedited and spontaneous conversation with me and a world-famous spiritual teacher who embodies and teaches the awakened spiritual awareness Eckhart Tolle discusses in his best-selling books, The Power of Now and A New Earth, and in his online lessons with Oprah Winfrey.
These lessons contain additional explanation and practical suggestions you can use right now to awaken to who you really are and create a life of happiness and inner peace.I thought I'd have to charge a significant amount of money for this course, but when the other teachers volunteered their time and expertise, I quickly changed my mind. Oprah has put an enlightened teacher on television in front of millions of people.
This is a hugely positive event in the history of the world. A way of living that, up to now, has been discussed in just a few subcultures such as Integral Institute, Centerpointe, and a few other communities, is now in full view of popular culture. This is a huge opportunity for the world--and for you. I want as many people as possible to experience this information, so I--and the other teachers--are giving this information away, as our gift to the world.
Please don’t miss this opportunity to bring The Power of Now into your life. Register for these lessons right away. You can download them to your iPod or other device, or listen online. You’ll also get a handsome transcript of each lesson making it easier to review and master the information it contains.As you'll soon discover, this course is unlike anything else you've ever experienced. You really can live from the place Tolle talks about--the Now moment. When you do, everything changes.
With these six amazing awakened teachers, I want to show you how.
To enroll, and to immediately begin experiencing your first lesson--again, at no charge whatsoever, just go to: http://www.masteringthepowerofnow.com/. This is something we really want to spread around the world.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
This is what the June 2008 schedule looks like:
June 4: What are Your Addictions?
June 11: The Sandwich Generation
June 18: Individuation: Becoming a Congruent Human Being
June 25: What is the Best Way You Can Help Your Children Grow Into Great Adults?
Click here for radio show archives from 2004-2008 (not all are up, but you'll find more than 100 different radio shows!).
The show airs weekly on Wednesdays from 11 – 12 noon CEDT (Central European Daylight Time) which is 6 hours ahead of New York, one hour ahead of London, the same time as Paris or Berlin (except at the end of October and March, where there tends to be a week of confusion, as not all countries change to daylight saving and back, and those that do, don't always do so on the same day).
See below for equivalent times in other locations.
Ways To Listen
1) LIVE on your radio dial OCI FM 101.6 (Costa del Sol) or FM 94.6 (Costa Blanca)
2) LIVE on the web Onda Cero (Once there, click on “Internacional” on upper right)
3) Listen to over 100 archived audio files on my website
Equivalent Times in Other Locations: (Locally: CEDT: Central European Daylight Time)
or go to http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert from your time zone (some of these times may not be correct at certain times of the year):
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Today's question is about being judgemental. Or being critical of others. Or about being self-critical. Or about caring what others think. Or about needing the approval of someone, or about being addicted to the presence of someone.
You can be addicted to so many modes of behaviour that have nothing to do with substance abuse, and yet whose effects on you are just as pernicious. And about which you have to decide to undertake just as much work as you would if you were abusing a substance. Because they can ruin your life just as surely as being an alcholic can do so.
Remaining addicted has a lot to say about your comfort zones, your difficulty in leaving them, your fear of new modes of behaviour because of the way that will change you. Self discovery, self transformation and making choices also all involve the potential for much fear because of the risk of failure is always there ... you don't know where you are going on this new path, you feel it will take you out into uncharted waters, and so being human - you tend to pull back into the addiction.Think about it.
It's your life, and only you can decide, and only you can make the choices to begin the road to change. And therein lies freedom.
Photo: Chichen Itzá, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Monday, May 19, 2008
Fourth annual Short Film Online Competition - Cannes 2008. The NFB, in association with the Cannes Short Film Corner and partner YouTube, is proud to announce that the winner of the NFB Online Competition Cannes 2008 is Alonso Alvarez Barreda for his short film Historia de un Letrero (The Story of a Sign) produced in Mexico/U.S.A.
Director : Alonso Alvarez Barreda
Running Time : 04:50
Year : 2007
Country : Mexico/ U.S.A
Category : Short film
With a stroke of the pen, a stranger transforms the afternoon for another man in this emotionally stirring short film by Alonso Alvarez.
Should you have problems viewing the video, click here
Thursday, May 8, 2008
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008
In a time when the reputation of an organization or a leader can be shattered by the click of a mouse, transparency is often a matter of survival in a world of global competition. But as stakeholders in different organizations increasingly clamor for transparency, what are they truly asking for? What is the promise of transparency? What are its very real risks? And why is it essential that leaders understand it? In this book, distinguished authors Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, and James O'Toole explore what it means to be a transparent leader, create a transparent organization, and live in an ever more transparent world culture.
In three interconnected essays, they examine transparency from three different vantage points—within and between organizations, in terms of personal responsibility, and finally, in the context of the new digital reality—all with an emphasis on how these relate to leaders and leadership. The first essay explores an urgent dilemma for every contemporary leader: how to create a culture of candor. The second essay—with the provocative title "Speaking Truth to Power"—discusses a prerequisite for transparency and a responsibility we too often fail to fulfill. The final essay explores how digital technology is making the entire world more transparent.
Combining theory and experience, this book offers both a long view of transparency and a wealth of practical advice. The ideas in each chapter will make anyone both a better follower and a better leader.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Here in Spain, as in many other Western economies at this point in time, there is a whiff of recession, and it has been reaching with icy tentacles into the very fabric of the daily life of many individuals.