One Voice for Laos

Posted on 25 July 2012 | Comments Off

One Voice for LaosOne Voice for Laos is a volunteer organization of Hudson Valley teenagers and adults dedicated to helping the 600 children of the Deak Kum Pa Orphanage lead healthier and more productive lives.  Local teens Rachel Castellano and Jess Ditkoff talk about the life-changing journey including 16 months of awareness building, fundraising, and the actual trip to Laos. Having tasted the satisfaction of connecting with and making a meaningful contribution in the lives of these children, Rachel and Jess return to the U.S. dedicated to making positive change.

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Making Friends with Death

Posted on 18 July 2012 | Comments Off

Cover of "Making Friends with Death"Amy and Julie speak with Judith Leif, author of Making Friends with Death: A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality. Judith has taught internationally on death and dying and on the application of mindfulness-awareness training. She wears two hats, that of a nurse-advocate working to raise awareness and create legislation on end-of-life issues, and that of a Buddhist practitioner training interested people in mindfulness and sensitivity around the simple fact of death as inseparable from life.

This show was recorded at WZEN.org on April 15th, 2012.

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Healing the Mind-Body Split

Posted on 11 July 2012 | 1 response

Alexander Lowen FoundationAs the son of one of the early pioneers in Body Psychotherapy, Frederic Lowen grew up appreciating the body and it’s role in emotional well-being. He established the Alexander Lowen Foundation to continue the profound legacy and wisdom of Dr. Alexander Lowen, founder of Bioenergetics Analysis.

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Emotional Freedom

Posted on 27 June 2012 | Comments Off

Jeff SchneiderJeff Schneider, L.C.S.W. introduces Emotional Freedom Technique for releasing painful emotions quickly and easily.  EFT is an emotional version of acupuncture, except needles aren’t necessary. Instead, you stimulate well established energy meridian points on your body by tapping on them with your fingertips. Jeff offers a follow-along demonstration during the interview for relieving stress and anxiety

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Dance & Drum, Joy & Gratitude

Posted on 20 June 2012 | 1 response

Pam & Mimo at MaMAPam Lord Camara and Mimo Camara teach Guinean dance & drumming in Kingston & Stone Ridge. This is the stuff of joy!

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Clean Elections

Posted on 13 June 2012 | Comments Off

Matthew Edge is the director of the Occupy Democracy Project, an organization that works to get money out of politics by creating electoral pressure for the passage of Clean Elections.  Sign up to be notified about where candidates stand on clean elections at the Occupy Democracy Project.

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Liberation is Possible

Posted on 6 June 2012 | Comments Off

Liberation is PossibleAnthony “Twig” Wheeler is dedicated to helping people like you feel better in a body, on this planet, in these times. He specializes in translating the science about stress and trauma into words you can understand through storytelling, performance art, lectures, therapy sessions, consultations, and workshops. Twig’s cultural events help folks hold the big questions about the direction & consequences of our society.

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Contemplative Care

Posted on 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Photo of Koshin Paley EllisonRev. Koshin Paley Ellison, co-founder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, talks about the inspiration of accompanying his grandmother in living her dying. Through her blessing, he became committed to changing the way care is given in the medical system. NYZCCC provides compassionate care to the sick and terminally ill, creates a supportive, nurturing environment for people to consciously face their illness and/or end of life journeys, and offers certified education for chaplains.

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Dan & Ann Guenther – A very exciting time

Posted on 23 May 2012 | Comments Off

A re-broadcast of our conversation with local farmers and environmental activists Dan & Ann Guenther, who talk about recent developments in the hydro-fracking permitting process, the transition movement, and how we as individuals can reduce damage to the planet by our own actions of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

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Vote, Protest, Lobby, Run for Office…

Posted on 2 May 2012 | Comments Off

Brian ObachBrian Obach, professor of Sociology at SUNY New Paltz, works on environmental and sustainability issues on the SUNY campus and the local area. On the top of his agenda for creating real change and saving the planet? Run for office. Vote. Get involved.

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