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7 Mindful Books Worth Reading This Summer

July 25, 2017 | Posted by: Jamine
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We thought we’d share this list with you – 7 mindful books chosen by the Mindful.org editors. Their taste is a lot like ours and includes authors we know personally, as well as authors we’d like get to know better. If you have any suggestions for other readers of WisdomFeed, let us know and we’ll share those, too. We hope you’re enjoying your summer, if you’re up here in the... Read more

 

Reflections on… The Art of Dying and Remembering

July 23, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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                                                                                                                    By Ralph White, Co-Founder, The Open Center It is a secret known... Read more

 

Modern Thoughts on Buddhism with Robert Thurman

July 22, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from this Classic Course from Robert Thurman which was recorded in the mid 1980’s as we neared the end of the second- Christian Millenium, many prophetic voices were being raised to speak of revelation and other apocolyptic visions. Some western mystics even mentioned the future Buddha.  So Buddha is when they incarnated in the world, according to the legend. They had come... Read more

 

The Fearless Heart with Pema Chodron

July 20, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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In this transcribed excerpt from Pema Chödrön’s talk on “The Fearless Heart: The Practice of Living with Courage and Compassion”, Ani Pema tells us how we may begin to work with fear by not shutting down or running away, as is our first inclination, but by going into the fear. This morning I wanted to begin with a short teaching on working with emotions that comes from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche,... Read more

 

You Can Set Goals and Achieve Your Dreams with Mindfulness

July 18, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Everyone has goals and dreams.  Achieving them is not always easy, or so it seems.  It can be easier than you think.  Set your mind to achieving those goals.  Dream big and shoot for the stars.  Let your mind create that place of inner awareness that you can carry with you to set you on the path of well-being and achieving all that is possible.  Mindfulness Meditation allows you to... Read more

 

The Five Keys to Mastery

July 17, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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  We are pleased to bring you this inspirational program inspired by George Leonard’s Five Keys To Success.  Enjoy featured interviews with Carlos Santana, BB King and other highly talented and successful people from all walks of life. The program culminates with an insightful interview with George Leonard himself. The program includes a digital booklet outlining the 5 Keys. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step;... Read more

 

Cosmic Queries – The Science of Love

July 14, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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What’s love got to do with it? Neil Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, and Dr. Helen Fisher answer your Cosmic Queries on the science of love. Now extended with Neil, Chuck, and Natalia Reagan discussing International Transgender Day of Visibility, sexuality, and more! The post Cosmic Queries – The Science of Love appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Be Your Own Boss When Dealing With Stress at Work

July 14, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Work-related stress is probably the most common enemy of society. Stress in general can take a toll on you mentally and physically more than most other health issues. Mindfulness is one way to clear your mind and push out the negativity of your work environment. It’s not easy, but it can be done. “You need to make healthy and mindful choices to deal with the stress. There will always be... Read more

 

Sustainable Happiness— Joe Loizzo

July 13, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this talk, Joe Loizzo describes the use of deep mindfulness, mind-clearing and role-modeling on the gradual path to wellbeing and altruism taught in the Nalanda tradition. Dr. Joe Loizzo and the Nalanda Collection of BetterListen The post Sustainable Happiness— Joe Loizzo appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Smile at Fear with Pema Chodron

July 13, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Today we are pleased to bring to you this excerpt from Smile at Fear: A Retreat with Pema Chodron.  We all have fears, but when we look closely at them, we discover that behind each fear resides a basic fear of ourselves. Take the journey with Pema Chodron and discover what is inside of your fear. I think it’s really wonderful that so many of us are going to spend this... Read more

 

Reflections on Suffering with Ram Dass

July 11, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Suffering — the nature of it, how to be with it (ours or someone eles’s), what attention we give it in our lives — can be a major dilemma for most of us.  We often don’t know how to be with it, whether to embrace it or shun it, give it space or re-direct it.  In this brief yet profound excerpt from “Reflections on Suffering”, a talk given by Ram... Read more

 

Art of Dying Conference

July 09, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Spiritual, Scientific & Practical Approaches to Living & Dying OCTOBER 13 – 16, 2017 New York City | The New Yorker Hotel Learn more about the conference here. The post Art of Dying Conference appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

The Wild Human: A Soulcraft Musing

July 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Written By Bill Plotkin The Wild Human: A Soulcraft Musing it’s 3:23 in the morning and I’m awake because my great great grandchildren won’t let me sleep my great great grandchildren ask me in dreams what did you do while the planet was plundered? what did you do when the earth was unraveling? surely you did something when the seasons started failing? as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?... Read more

 

Practices for the New Year with Thich Nhat Hanh

July 07, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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In “Practices for the New Year”, world-renowned Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh takes listeners to the Upper Hamlet, Plum Village.  Also streamed live to Thailand and received at the monasteries at Deer Park and Blue Cliff.  The following transcribed excerpt from this program has Thich Nhat Hanh encouraging us to practice metta mediation in the first three days of the new year. On the first day we practice for ourselves. On... Read more

 

Resurrection and The Stranger by Thich Nhat Hanh

July 06, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Easter Sunday is a regular day of mindfulness in Plum Village.  This talk is from the Lower Hamlet on Sunday, April 20, 2014 and has world-renowned Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh beginning with two chants from the monastics. Mindfulness practice of the sequoia tree, the sky.  He speaks of an Albert Camus’ book called The Stranger. Here too the prisoner talks about truly seeing the sky.  The talk is... Read more

 

James Hillman on Changing the Object of our Desire

July 05, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this TreeTalk video, James Hillman discusses the psychology of desire. James Hillman was an American psychologist. He studied at, and then guided studies for, the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He founded a movement toward archetypal psychology and retired into private practice, writing and traveling to lecture, until his death at his home in Connecticut. The post James Hillman on Changing the Object of our Desire appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Mindfulness in Schools with Richard Burnett

July 05, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Richard heads up the Mindfulness is Schools project and joins us to talk about the biggest mindfulness myriad project currently underway, the role of technology, the importance of Mindful teachers as well as students, and the importance of helping young people understand what Mindfulness is. The post Mindfulness in Schools with Richard Burnett appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

The Body Scan — A 10 Minute Practice with Elisha Goldstein

June 30, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This is a 10 minute practice to bring with you anywhere and anytime to begin training your mind to be more present to your life and recognize more clarity, opportunity, possibility and choice. Check out more by Elisha Goldstein here. The post The Body Scan — A 10 Minute Practice with Elisha Goldstein appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Reality, Art and Illusion with Alan Watts

June 30, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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We are pleased to present this excerpt from “Reality, Art and Illusion by Alan Watts.  Come as he takes a look at how we, as people, view human beings and view the universe. There was an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York some years ago, called ‘The New Image of Man’, and these things didn’t look like human beings at all. Some of them did, but, but that’s... Read more

 

Gary V Steiner interview

June 28, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, four-time New York Times bestselling author, speaker and internet personality. First known as a wine critic who managed his family’s wine business, Vaynerchuk is best known for digital marketing and social-media at New York-based VaynerMedia and VaynerX. He joined Brandon Steiner to discuss how he got started, the impact of social media on business today and into the future and his love for sports.  ... Read more

 

Float Tanks with co-director, Ed Hawley

June 25, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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One of the perks of podcasting, is that I get to meet some incredible people.  On this episode, we speak with one of the co-founders of the Floatworks centre in Vauxhall.  This is the leading place to go for all things sensory deprivation, and with plans to add more float centres in central London, Ed is leading the charge in this ever growing industry. If you haven’t heard about this... Read more

 

How To Overcome Your Struggles by Marianne Williamson

June 23, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Marianne Williamson takes the stage at the United Palace House of Inspiration. Check out more Marianne Williamson material here.  The post How To Overcome Your Struggles by Marianne Williamson appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Fantasy, Alchemy and Romance – A James Hillman Story

June 23, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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First time I met James Hillman was when I recorded him at the New York Open Center in the mid 1980’s.  For years I had the good fortune of recording James, Robert Bly, Michael Meade, John Lee, Malidoma Some, and a number  of other individual leaders of the men’s movement. They called it a men’s movement but it was really an exploration of the soul, it was an exploration and the... Read more

 

Marie Forleo an Interview with Steiner Sports

June 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Marie Forleo is an American life coach, motivational speaker, author and web television host. She is the owner of Marie Forleo International, B-School and MarieTV. After graduating from college, Forleo became a trading assistant on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). She left the NYSE to work for Gourmet and Mademoiselle. Forleo took an online course to learn the skills necessary to coach clients. In 2001, she... Read more

 

Museum of Happiness with Shamash Alidina

June 18, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Shamash is a mindfulness coach, author and speaker.  His books, ‘mindfulness at work for Dummies’ and ‘The mindful way through stress’ are testament to his deep understanding of the subject and his desire to help others.  He is also the co-founder of the Museum of Happiness based in Brick Lane and is looking to take it to the next level via crowd funding.  All details about the museum and Shamash... Read more

 

How it Feels to Work Next to the New World Trade Center: Thoughts on Mortality

June 16, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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On June 1, I moved my to a coworking space right next to the new World Trade Center for a change of scenery. Every time I get off the subway and walk towards the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, I am overwhelmed by emotion. I try to imagine a plane crashing into this building, and I can’t do it— it’s just impossible for me to make sense of. But... Read more

 

Mark Cuban and Derek Jeter an interview with Steiner Sports

June 14, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, author, television personality, and philanthropist. He is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment and chairman of the AXS TV. He is also one of the main “shark” investors on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank. Derek Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop who played 20 seasons in for the New York Yankees. A five-time World... Read more

 

I Hate the Beach: Psychology of Anger

June 14, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This weekend I realized I hate the beach (sort of). I do most of my reading on my smart phone, and it was too sunny to see my screen. So I sat in my beach chair trying to figure out how to relax, but I felt restless. I looked around and saw everyone else relaxing and having fun—why couldn’t I? Don’t people go to the beach just so they can... Read more

 

Behind the Scenes w/ Steve Stein – Jon Kabat-Zinn and The World of Relaxation

June 13, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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Here is a StreetSmart video from Steve Stein, founder of BetterListen & WisdomFeed, where he explains the behind the scenes process that led to publishing and distributing The World of Relaxation, Jon Kabat Zinn’s video and audio bodyscan for folks in the hospital.     Don’t miss your own opportunity to experience the practice of mindfulness meditation, with the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction Clinic, Jon Kabat-Zinn. Check out Jon Kabat-Zinn’s... Read more

 

We Don’t Know Enough About the Universe to Have Anxiety—Terence McKenna

June 02, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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“In typical fashion,  Terence covers a huge range of topics. He discusses how humans in this universe of ours, we aren’t REALLY familiar with the true nature of everything to be as worried as we are. That’s not to say you shouldn’t worry about anything, ever – it’s to say: “relax a little!” Existential questions we all have may or may not be solved tomorrow, next year, next millenium, but... Read more

 

6 Insights from the Ultramind Solution

May 31, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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The Ultramind Solution offers a lot of great insights regarding some of the ubiquitous health problems that have sunk their claws into the western population. Their program has been developed with compassion, dedication, and, most of all, an understanding of the how and why behind many of these health problems. The Ultramind Solution is aware that health problems aren’t always spurred by a physical catalyst, and they tackle these problems... Read more

 

Wise Guide to the Unconscious Mind

May 19, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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His Holiness The Dalai Lama at Madison Square Garden

May 19, 2017 | Posted by: steve stein
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It was spring of 1990 and it was big news — His Holiness The Dalai Lama was coming to The Worlds’s Most Famous Arena. In those days the theater attached to MSG  was called The Paramount Theater, before that it was called The Felt Forum, and these days it is called The Theater at MSG. It was an epic week, perhaps the most spiritually oriented, high profile event to happen... Read more

 

Expanding Compassion Beyond Our Inner Circle: A Seven-Step Exercise

May 18, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  In this TedTalk, Robert Thurman shows us how to expand our compassion. “It’s hard to always show compassion — even to the people we love, but Robert Thurman asks that we develop compassion for our enemies. He prescribes a seven-step meditation exercise to extend compassion beyond our inner circle.” The post Expanding Compassion Beyond Our Inner Circle: A Seven-Step Exercise appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Why Philosophy Will Always be a Part of Our Life

May 18, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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There are loads of people who have no interest in philosophy, and I used to be one of them. I could never understand why I had to take philosophy when my course had nothing to do with it. I saw philosophy as nothing more than just a mere minor subject. Sure, I would attend classes, but I just secretly wished that the session would end already. I just can’t wait... Read more

 

The Purpose of Our Lives

May 18, 2017 | Posted by: Andreas Metzen
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I have learned a lot over the years from Anthony “Tony” Robbins. His insight and keen understanding have helped me in different stages of and aspects of my life. Similar after a few years ago discovering Brendon Burchard’s YouTube channel I have appreciated another voice of giving direction. Tony and Brendon are having success in their personal and business life and have helped transform many lives. Yet in my own... Read more

 

12 Minute Meditation to Cultivate Love

May 17, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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This wonderful 12 minute meditation from Ram Dass focuses your heart and mind on the experience of love. Love is not just a feeling, it is a state of being. Like a flower in a garden, it grows when tended. Cultivate love in your life, and you will notice a distinct change in the world around you. Once you have practiced with the video a few times, try taking a... Read more

 

Soulcraft vs. Psychotherapy

May 11, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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When a woman or man has embarked upon the journey of soul initiation (a rare pursuit in the contemporary world), the primary focus ought to be soulcraft, not psychotherapy. Psychotherapy itself will not support the encounter with soul. Therapy, in fact, might distract from soul. For people in an emotional healing process, or in need of one, soulcraft might be dangerously counter-therapeutic. For those on the journey of soul initiation,... Read more

 

An Evening with Ram Dass

May 11, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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BetterListen!’s series of excerpts continues with the following excerpt from the wonderful recording of “An Evening with Ram Dass”. I have a friend — his name is Larry Brilliant and Larry is a doctor. He used to be known as Dr. America as part of the Hog Farm, which was a hippie commune in Berkeley. It was run by a fellow named Wavy Gravy, who was a clown. Wavy works... Read more

 

From Disconnection to Connection (featuring Brother David)

May 11, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Brother David discussing disconnection and connection at Wisdom 2.0. The post From Disconnection to Connection (featuring Brother David) appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

The Angry Therapist: A No Bullshit Guide to Personal Sustainable Change

May 04, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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 The Angry Therapist: A No BS Guide for Finding and Living Your Own Truth by John Kim came out last week. His book will help you develop a no-nonsense, personal model for creating sustainable change. Parallax Press is having a free webinar with John on May 4. Join the conversation! Here’s an excerpt from The Angry Therapist: Thought Patterns Life is all about how you think. Success or “failure”, however you define them, will only... Read more

 

Why Overthinking Kills Us—Alan Watts

May 02, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this True Meaning clip, Alan Watts talks about overthinking. The post Why Overthinking Kills Us—Alan Watts appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

A Philosophy of Interconnection

May 02, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from Alan Watts from “Four Ways to the Center.” “All people, and this also includes all beings whatsoever, but we’re talking mainly of course about human beings, all people are manifestations, disguises of the total reality behind this cosmos.  And that, if that is so, there are not any mistakes in the world. When you look at patterns on the foam of... Read more

 

How Mindfulness Helps You At Work

April 27, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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There is no doubt about it, today’s business is a round-the-clock atmosphere. We are hounded with external pressures, overwhelmed with information overload, asked to deliver more with less, work longer hours, and have less personal time for renewal activities. What is the result? Self-inflicted attention deficit disorder, exhaustion, lack of focus, reduced health, and burnout. This leads to lower job satisfaction, morale, and productivity. Hardly the results we want. Did... Read more

 

Pema Chodron – How We Block Wisdom

April 27, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This video is from Belfast Buddhist. “We always have a choice, Pema Chödrön teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. In this talk, Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way. This wisdom is always available to us, Pema teaches, but... Read more

 

Fighting For Science in the World of Alternative Facts

April 25, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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Truth Speaks Out at the March for Science Much like the Women’s March that followed the 2016 presidential election, the most recent March for Science on Earth Day 2017 roused support in many cities across the nation. While scientists have usually found it prudent to stay out of the often contentious realm of politics, those days are coming to an end. In the past, there had been a fear amongst the scientific... Read more

 

Behind the Scenes with Robert Bly

April 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Steve Stein begins his Street Smart video series with stories of Robert Bly, the Human Shadow, and the Men’s Movement. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. The post Behind the Scenes with Robert Bly appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Making Room for Men in the Women’s Movement

April 19, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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  Looking around the world today we cannot escape that observation that inequality is pervasive. We may even feel that contemporary power structures seemingly legitimize behaviors that then reinforce this inequality. The worldwide turnout for the Women’s March January 18th, 2017, the first full day of the Trump presidency, illustrates that gender inequality and sexism is one such issue that has been given a recent uptick in momentum and engagement... Read more

 

What You Should Know About History Of Alchemy

April 15, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Over two thousand years ago, the practice of Alchemy first became known, based on what remains of the ancient writings and holy texts from several cultures.  Alchemy is, both in theory and in practice, a duality; acting as both a spiritual and tangible science.  It deals with the attainment and understanding of knowledge.  Understanding of nature and our place in it. Of a path to attaining personal and, in turn,... Read more

 

What Happens When a Snot-nose Kid From Brooklyn Discovers Zen?

April 13, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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For those of you that may not know, my name is Steve Stein and I am the founder of WisdomFeed and BetterListen!. I’ve been DJ ing recordings since I was 10 years old. I used to work in my dad’s record shop – we had the biggest 45 collection in Brooklyn. Hippies would come in, they would say what’s hot? Then I would tell them. All these years later, I... Read more