Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Free Guy Finley Podcast

In his blog Good Thinking Stuff, Rick Beneteau embeds a 44-minute podcast with Guy Finley, author of the forthcoming The Courage to Be Free.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Teleseminar on the One Command

Asara Lovejoy and Cyndi Krupp are hosting a teleseminar this week at 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, June 23, to further explore the ideas contained in Lovejoy's book The One Command. Register and dial in if you're interested!

Seven Stages of Success

Carl Gould, a New Jersey-based business coach who utilizes NLP and Neuro-Associative Conditioning, is kicking off the book tour for his new title The 7 Stages of Small-Business Success in South Africa in early July.

Gould also uses the Adizes Methodology, which concentrates on the lifecycles of organizations -- which are considered as similar to living organisms.

Music Me Free

If you're interested in brainwave entrainment and are looking for a new supplier, Earth Times recently published a news release from Music Me Free, which sells binaural beat MP3s and CDs. Recordings are designed to facilitate meditation, inner peace, energy, focus, affirmations, astral projection, and other states of being and mindset.

People who check out their wares and give them a listen are encouraged to post a comment here to let other EmpowerMentors know how well they work!

Ian Smith and the Secret To Happiness

The Danbury, Connecticut, News-Times recently published an article that's equal parts profile of the celebrity doctor, Ian Smith, author of the book Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life -- and survey of other recent books about happiness.

I wasn't aware of Smith, who hosts VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, and while the article doesn't tell you much about the ins and outs of his work, I want to learn more. The piece also makes the connection between the recent wave of happiness research and the work of Martin Seligman, author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Self-Help Gifts Giveaway

If you'd like to dip your toe into the world of grassroots human potential resources, Carolyn Hansen and Joe Rubino's Self Help Gifts Giveaway Event, which runs through July 3, is a doozy. The offer includes materials from almost 500 people working in human potential, materials valued at almost $17,000. That's to be taken with a grain of salt because people try to sell 15-page PDFs for $29, but regardless, it's a lot of stuff.

The materials touch on topics such as personal finance, success, confidence, purpose, energy, hypnosis, self-promotion, sleep, mind mapping, coaching, and other subjects. It's a ton of stuff. I don't see a lot of big names in there, but again, it's a ton of stuff.

Chopra Center's Co-Founder Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

Our thoughts go out to David Simon, his family, friends, and colleagues. According to a recent news release, Simon, co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He's undergoing surgery this week and will undergo treatments in the months to come.

If you'd like to weigh in with your support, you can do so on the Love for David site.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

DreamU Camp

Marcia Wieder and Dream University are offering DreamU Camp, a seven-day series of teleseminars featuring about 30 different teachers, including Jack Canfield, Les Brown, and David Bach.

Up to seven speakers a day will speak for 30-60 minutes over the course of the camp, and registration is free. There will also be virtual campfires, dream coaching, and participants from around the world.

Meditation in Delaware

Tonight in Lewes, Delaware, Dean Donavan will lead a workshop at St. Peter's Episcopal Church concentrating on the use of Eastern meditation forms by Christians. Donavan specializes in silent meditation and primordial sound meditation. If you're in the area, check it out!

Deepak Chopra and Michio Kaku

There was a great interview transcript featuring Deepak Chopra and Michio Kaku on BeliefNet yesterday. The conversation, taken from a Sirius XM broadcast last September, focuses on the unified field theory, consciousness, and Kaku's book Physics of the Impossible.

It's a relatively lengthy read and well worth spending some time with.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Take the Raw Food Challenge

Want to learn more about the benefits of a raw food diet? Kevin Gianni, who's written several books on the topic, is currently offering three little-known strategies to reduce your toxic load. The free audio outlines Gianni's raw food challenge, explains his coaching program, and offers other insights and information on raw food.

Reality TV with Tony Robbins

The Hollywood Reporter features an interview with Tony Robbins about his forthcoming TV show Breakthrough with Tony Robbins.

In it, he talks about his goals for the show, why he doesn't write books any more, what human potential leaders he respects, and how he's mellowed somewhat with age. It's a good read—and the show sounds promising, as well! Real reality TV.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Free Web Event on Astral Projection

At 6 p.m. PT, Thursday, June 17—that's in two days—clinical hypnotherapist Steve G. Jones is offering a free Web event on astral projection. Over the course of an hour, Jones will share a seven-part approach to self-hypnosis and astral projection. Registrants will also receive a series of emails addressing limiting beliefs that need to be broken.

I'm not that familiar with astral projection but understand it as a form of creative visualization and self-hypnosis. Looking forward to learning more!

Wayne Dyer Accused of Plagiarism

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wayne Dyer has been charged with plagiarism in a court action filed in Los Angeles. Author Stephen Mitchell claims that Dyer lifted portions of his book Tao Te Ching: A New English Version for use in Dyer's Living the Wisdom of the Tao and Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life.

Allegedly, Dyer used about 200 lines of text verbatim.

Victoria Osteen Gets Behind Childhood Literacy

Victoria Osteen, wife of Joel Osteen and co-pastor of Lakewood Church, has kicked off a literacy program sponsored by Simon & Schuster to support summer reading.

Part of it might be a shill for her children's books, such as Unexpected Treasures, but the nonprofit First Book is involved, so it can't be all bad.

As part of the effort, thousands of dollars worth of books will be donated within the Houston area.