Noelle M. Meade-Izzi’s utter delight and passion for bees, birds, butterflies and bats makes her their leading advocate at a time when mysterious declining hive census, diminishing habitat and various other threats are looming large on the horizon, leaving us facing a global natural crisis. For Noelle, the crisis is also spiritual. She sees how nature uplifts and embraces us with its beauty; it reminds of us of goodness and our connection to all things. In her book, The Hummingbird That Answered My Heart’s Calling, Noelle recounts her own story of her three-month sojourn with a mother hummingbird, Artemis, and one tiny nestling –and how that encounter brought her back from the brink of despair. Noelle found herself awash in fear and anxiety, facing the option of taking recommended anti-anxiety drugs. But it was Artemis that provided the inspiring encounter that began Noelle’s journey of discovery and healing. Her bookis a paean to the loveliness and goodness that pervades the natural world, and the conduit to our own spiritual nature that we can experience through this intimate connection. bee-nevolent.com
As the great Zen master Alan Watts said: “We all need to go out of our minds at least once a day!” Going Out Of Your Mind with Ed and Deb Shapiro is a chance for you to drop your analyzing and intellectual mind and come into the immediate experience of present awakening. We are irreverent spiritual teachers and don’t take ourselves too seriously so our discussion show has a great sense of humor while also exploring in depth what it means to live with integrity, awareness, kindness, compassion, and humility.
Award-Winning Authors Ed and Deb of Be The Change, How Meditation can Transform You and the World, are mindfulness, meditation and yoga experts. Deb’s new novel: Merging: Women in Love — what happens when you fall in love with the least likely person of the least likely gender? – and she is the author of Your Body Speaks Your Mind, now in 19 languages. They have three meditation CDs. See more at EdandDebShapiro.com