In the introduction to this week’s Connections Radio program Cynthia and Jordan discuss how prejudice keeps us from accepting people into our human family and why we must all look into our hearts to find whatever prejudices we carry and work toward clearing those and living more with the joy and embrace of oneness.
Interview Description: Katherine Woodward Thomas discusses a new definition of feminine power and illuminates the path for women taking a stand to consciously co-create a future that works for all. The new power is the power of relatedness. The base of this power lies in a generative relationship with oneself, each other and what she and her teaching partner, Claire Zammit, call “ the greater field of life.”
Bio: Katherine Woodward Thomas is a national bestselling author of Calling in “The One” and the co-creator and co-leader with Claire Zammit of the Feminine Power transformative courses. She is co-facilitator of the highly acclaimed Women on the Edge of Evolution.
Everyday Hero: Deb Weitzel Deb Witzel is the Executive Director the Longmont Community Justice Partnership. They are dedicated to breaking cycles of violence and crime, and promoting civility in schools and communities. In partnership with the Longmont, CO Police Department, Restorative Justice is one of their truly revolutionary and most successful programs.
Bio: Maria Teresa Kumar was named by Hispanic Magazine as one of the top Latinas in Government and Politics. She had her own successful political consulting business with clients such as Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Accenture and AT&T before she started Voto Latino with actress Rosario Dawson in 2004.
Interview Description: A major thrust of Maria’s efforts is getting The Dream Act enacted. The Dream Act gives young men and women who grew up in this country but were brought here illegally, a chance to become citizens and contribute to America by serving in the Armed Forces and going to college. Recently, Congress shuffled The Dream Act aside but Maria Teresa and Voto Latino are dedicated to continuing working with congressional leaders to get it passed. She calls on all of us to help support this important and morally just piece of Civil Rights legislation.
Everyday Hero: Juana Bordas, author of Salsa, Soul, and Spirit and president of Mestiza Leadership International, providing training and
organizational services that demonstrate the benefits of collaboration, diversity, and effective leadership.
In the pre-interview discussion about Positive Media Cynthia and Jordan discuss the power of media and our addiction to living with the adrenaline rush of “the living soap opera.” Cynthia talks about her realizations from the time in her life when she was a television actress. The question that we all have to become aware of is, “What is the effect of putting all that negative energy in our bodies? This is why we are highlighting the work of people who are using media to shift us into a much more powerful, uplifting, and enlightening consciousness.
Everyday Hero: Anna Rutins, Director of Program Development for Journeys In Film. Mission to prepare youth to become global citizens and achieve global competency by developing interdisciplinary classroom materials based on award- winning foreign films.
Many of us as parents take our children to foreign countries to expose them to the richness of other cultures and to instill a sense of acceptance for people who look, think and behave differently that we do. Journeys in Film does that right in our own classrooms. This week’s Everyday Hero, Anna Rutins, Director of Program Development for Journey’s In Film, tells us how by developing interdisciplinary classroom materials based on award-winning foreign films this incredible organization prepares youth to become global citizens and achieve global competency.
Interview Description: The Anthus channel is a very exciting 24/7 health, wellness and positivity network with programming that involves everyone in living more in alignment with our mind, body and spirit. It is the good news channel for which he have been hungering. At the heart of the channel is a virtual social networking system which unifies satellite/cable, streaming and mobile. Adelman discusses their partnership with Alberto Menache to develop and utilize the next generation in motion capture technology. the Next-Gen Motion Capture company.
Bio: Charles Adelman is a University of Southern California film school graduate who has worked in television and film for over a decade. He is the President and CEO of Anthem Digital and Anthem Pictures as well as the President and CEO of Anthus Television. He has written, produced and directed several feature films for Anthem pictures while producing and distributing over 120 films and television shows.
Everyday Hero: Anna Rutins, Director of Program Development for Journey’ s In Film. Mission to prepare youth to become global citizens and achieve global competency by developing interdisciplinary classroom materials based on award- winning foreign films.
Interview Description: Their approach to meditation is very simple. Techniques such as watching your breath or developing loving kindness are helpful but the important part of meditating is letting yourself be still, being with yourself in thatstillness and thereby letting go. Ed says, “M editation is the greatest gift you cangive yourself and it’s easily available to everyone. I t’s all about showing us the nature of the mind by becoming mindful. We become friends with our minds when we understand that the mind is a perfect servant but not a very good master. We also realize that in between our thoughts there is a gap, a place where we become very peaceful.”
Bio: Ed and Deb Shapiro are the authors of sixteen books on personal development, meditation and social action and they have led meditation retreats
and personal development programs worldwide for over 25 years. Together theyhave been deeply inspired by HH The Dalai Lama, who has written a personalforeword for their latest best seller, winner of the 2010 Gold Nautilus Book Award,Be The Change: How meditation can transform you and the world.
Everyday Hero: Dawn Engle, Co-Founder of Peace Jam, with a mission to createa new generation of young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates.
Contact: www.peacejam.org to find out more about Peace Jam and their new movie, “ Mayan Prophecy 2012.”