We have been blessed with many treasures that have guided us on the journey to our hearts. Here are just a few that we hope will make you think, laugh and cry as they inform and inspire your journey.
Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson is a fascinating explanation of the tendency of our memory to create self-deception—the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.
A Hidden Wholeness: The journey toward an undivided life by Parker J. Palmer offers insight into our condition and guidance for finding what we seek within ourselves and with each other.
A Path With Heart: A guide through the perils and promises of spiritual life by Jack Kornfield is perhaps the most important book yet written on meditation and the integration of spiritual practice into our American way of life.
The Dark Side of the Light Chasers: Reclaiming your power, Creativity, Brilliance and Dreams by Debbie Ford explains how we hide and deny our dark sides, rather than finding the gifts they offer, reclaiming our wholeness and giving ourselves the freedom to live authentically.
Finding Flow: The psychology of engagement with everyday life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi takes his ideas from Flow and by providing a prescriptive guide for learning the joy of complete engagement helps us reclaim ownership of our lives.
The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer brings to life the wisdom in the poem “The Invitation” which has touched hearts everywhere with its fresh and is a spirited call to live life more passionately and to settle for nothing less that what is real.
Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions and hurtful acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception—how it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.
The Soul of Money: Transforming your relationship with money and life by Lynne Twist shows us that examining our attitudes toward money – earning it, spending it, and giving it away – can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity.
Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a way of life that is outwardly simple, inwardly rich by Duane Elgin is not a book about living in poverty, it is a book about living with balance.
Brother Sun Sister Moon — Francis of Assisi rejects his life of comfort and seeks his own destiny connecting to his heart and with everyone and everything in the natural world around him.
Crash — Tracks the volatile intersection of a multiethnic cast of characters struggling to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another’s lives.
Dangerous Beauty — Based on the true story of Veronica Franco a 16th century woman facing many challenges in living in integrity with her true self, the film concludes when facing death at the hands of the Inquisition she speaks directly from her heart to ours.
The Fisher King — A modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail of living in simplicity with joy, friendship and love.
Pleasantville — Everyone’s life is enriched by confronting the aspects of their lives that have alienated them from living more fully connected to their hearts.
Rent — Set in the late 1980’s this updating of “La Boheme” tells the story of young people struggling to maintain their integrity and find meaningful relationships.
Shakespeare in Love — One of the most enduring love stories of all time.
Yentl — A woman’s desire to learn and be more fully congruent with her true self is so great that she goes against tradition and wins.
The West Wing, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom are all very poignant and emotional stories. Set in the White House, a television show and a newsroom they feature indentifyably flawed characters struggling to maintain their integrity while finding satisfaction in their work and personal relationships. These are not shows about how things really are but, for all romantic idealists, it’s how we would like them to be.
Mindfulness – Josie Kelly describes mindfulness and gives an experience of mindfulness as she takes you on a 15 minute meditation.
Heart Connection Symbol – Jordan Paul unveils a powerful symbol for demonstrating when you are heart-connected or heart-disconnected.
The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown
Anthus.com — is focused on bringing greater health, wellness, positivity and philanthropy into our lives.
Conscious-Transitions.com — Sheryl Paul helps people break free from anxiety and limiting beliefs so that they can live a life of joy and fulfillment.