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The New Dimensions Café
New Dimensions Foundation

Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality… All these and more are featured in this lively, short (10-20 minute) companion to the diverse, award-winning one-hour New Dimensions program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org.   

The New Dimensions Café (Total: 60 episodes)

David Mezzapelle is an entrepreneur and founder of Goliath Technology, GoliathJobs, JobsOver50, and Goliath–SilverCensus. He has worked with students and seniors as well as people of all ages in between. He is the author of: Contagious Optimism: Uplifting Stories and Motivational Advice for Positive Forward Thinking (Viva Editions 2013)

Tags: David Mezzapelle, optimism, positive forward thinking, Joel Heller, failure, success, baby boomers, encore career, storytelling, Self Help

Sam Daley-Harris is the founder of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund. RESULTS is an international grassroots citizens lobby committed to healing the break between people and government, and creating the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. He is the director of the RESULTS Educational Fund’s largest project, The Microcredit Summit, a campaign to reach 100 million of the world’s poorest families, especially the women of those families, with credit for self-employment and other financial and business services.  He is the author of: Reclaiming Our Democracy, Healing the Break Between People and Government, the 20th Anniversary Edition (Camino Books Inc. 2013)

Tags: Sam Daley-Harris, RESULTS, citizen lobby group, activism, R. Buckminster Fuller, ending world hunger, Citizen Climate  Lobby, Eric Cantor, UN Children's Fund, citizen empowerment, micro-loan, micro-credit, Social Change, Politics

Ron Pevny is the founder and director of the Colorado-based Center for Conscious Eldering. He’s a certified Sag-ing® Leader with Sag-ing® International and conducts workshop and retreats across North America. He is the author of Conscious Living, Conscious Aging: Embrace & Savor Your Next Chapter (Atria Paperback 2014)

Tags: Ron Pevny, aging, saging, retirement, depression, living with purpose, comparison, aliveness, joyful expression, volunteering, gratitude, Personal Transformation, community, creativity

Carl Greer, Ph.D., Psy.D. is a practicing clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst and shamanic practitioner. He teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and is on staff at the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being. He is the author of Change Your Story, Change Your Life: Using Shamanic and Jungian Techniques for Healing (Findhorn Press 2017) and Change Your Story, Change Your Life: Using Shamanic and Jungian Tools to Achieve Personal Transformation (Findhorn Press 2014)

Tags: Carl Greer, archetypes, dreams, synchronicities, wonder, coincidence, C.J. Jung, agape, love, writing your health story, inventory of health, Health, Healing, Psychology

Lisa Smartt is a linguist, educator, and poet. She’s founder of The Final Words Project, an ongoing study devoted to collecting and interpreting the mysterious language at the end of lives. She lives in Athens, Georgia. She is the author of Words at the Threshold: What We Say as We’re Nearing Death (New World Library 2017)

Tags: Lisa Smartt, nonsensical speech, dreamtime symbols, metaphor, duel realities, hybrid nonsense language, end of life language, Death, Dying, Parapsychology, Paranormal

Anton Schwartz is a Jazz musician and son of the late Tony Schwartz who was a pioneer of the communications revolution of the 20th Century. He is the editor of the second edition of seminal book on media: The Responsive Chord: How Media Manipulates You: What You Buy, Who You Vote for, and How You Think (Mango Publication 1973-2017)

Tags: Anton Schwartz, Tony Schwartz, media, communications, hard sell, soft sell, advertising, marketing, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, jingles, indoor media, outdoor media, Folkways Records, Media, History, Social Change, Politics

David Bedrick, JD, DIPL PW is a teacher, counselor, attorney, organizational consultant, and writer. He’s a practitioner of Process Oriented Psychology, a branch Jungian psychology. He did his clinical training at the Process Work Institute which is inspired by the work of Arny Mindell. Bedrick is a diplomate of the Institute. Currently he maintains a practice as a counselor and coach for individuals and groups. He also speaks and writes on topics ranging from ethics, diversity, and relationships, to dreams, diet, body image, anger, and shame.  He’s the author of: Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology (Belly Song Press 2013) and Revisioning Activism: Bringing Depth, Dialogue, and Diversity to Individual and Social Change (Belly Song Press 2017)

Tags: MP3, David Bedrick, process psychology, depth psychology, process oriented psychology, inner critic, jealously, class issues, weight, Psychology, Personal Transformation, Self Help

Estelle Frankelis a practicing psychotherapist and spiritual advisor who blends depth psychology with the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of the Kabbalah. She has taught Jewish studies in Israel and throughout the United States for over forty years in both academic and religious settings and was ordained as a rabbinic pastor and spiritual guide by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Her books include:Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness (Shambhala 20015) and The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty (Shambhala 2017)

Tags: MP3, Estelle Frankel, Jewish Theology, questions, child of Holocaust Survivors, Dizang and Fayan, wonder, entering the darkness, nature deficit disorder, uncertainly, the unknown, Psychology, Philosophy

Brenda Peterson is a novelist, nature writer, and writing teacher. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Orion Magazine, and O: The Oprah Magazine. She’s a regular commentator for Seattle NPR and the Huffington Post. She is the author of eighteen books, including Build Me an Arc: A Life with Animals and the novel Duck and Cover (Backinprint.com 2004), Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves (De Capo 2017) and I Want to Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth (Da Capo Press 2010) She is the Co-author of Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North  America( co-author Annie Marie Musselman) (Sasquatch Books 2016)

Tags: Brenda Peterson, wolves, Patricia Nelson Limerick, wild animals lawyers, legal rights of dogs, Jane Goodall, culling wildlife, Animals, Ecology, Nature, /Environment 

Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, radio producer, and public speaker based in Northampton, Massachusetts. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2011 with a degree in environmental studies, he spent 11 months walking across the United States, gathering stories along the way. He first recounted part of that journey in a radio story featured on This American Life. He facilitates workshops on walking and listening as practices in personal transformation, interconnection, and conflict resolution. He is the author of Walking To Listen: 4000 Miles Across America, One Story At a Time. (Bloomsbury 2017.)

Tags: MP3, Andrew Forsthoefel, loneliness, pain, stealth camping, generosity, saying goodbye, Billy Guy, grief, anger, intention, conflict resolution, Community, Personal Transformation, Death & Dying, Peace, Non-Violence, Travel