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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: 64 episodes)

Anodea Judith, Ph.D., is a workshop leader and speaker on personal and planetary transformation. She holds a doctorate in health and human services, and a master's in clinical psychology. She is a highly respected researcher and visionary, and is best known for her pioneering work bridging Eastern and Western psychology through the chakra system. She is the author of: Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn publications 1999), The Global Heart Awakens: Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love (Shift books 2013).

Tags: Anodea Judith, Ph.D., evolutionary drivers, the great growing up, consciousness, military spending, Social Change, Politics

Sherry Ruth Anderson writes and teaches about spiritual development, with a special interest in women's experience and aging as awakening. Her documentary film "A Woman's Descent to the Sacred “ was an official entry in the Mill Valley Film Festival in 2011. She is the author of: The Feminine Face of God (co-author Patricia Hopkins) (Bantam 1991), The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People are Changing the World (co-author Paul Ray) (Crown 2001), Ripening Time: Inside Stories for Aging with Grace (Changemakers Books 2013)

Tags: Sherry Ruth Anderson, Ph.D., aging, story of Sophie the baker, asking questions, storytelling, ripening time, Hameed Almass, A.H. Almass, Diamond Approach, not knowing, staying in the question, Philosophy

Gail Storey was formerly administrative director of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. She is a writer, hoop dancer and comic performance artist. Porter Storey, M.D. has been a full time hospice physician since 1983. He is a national leader in hospice and palliative medicine.  Together they bicycled on their tandem from Maine to San Diego, and years later trekked the Pacific Crest Trail. Gail is the author of: The Lord's Motel (Persea Books 2011), God's Country Club (Persea Books 2011), I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail (The Mountaineers Books 2013) (winner of the Barbara Savage Award). Porter is the editor of: The Primer of Palliative Care, 4th edition (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2010)

Tags: Gail Storey, Porter Storey, M.D., Pacific Crest Trail, trekking, river rafting, falling into river, flooding in Boulder, Colorado, Personal Transformation, Ecology/Nature/Environment, Relationship/Partnership/Sexuality

David Bedrick, JD, DIPL PW is a teacher, counselor, attorney, organizational consultant, and writer. He’s a practitioner of Process Oriented Psychology, a branch of 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 is the author of: Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology (Belly Song Press 2013)

Tags: David Bedrick, J.D., DIPL-PW, Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil McGraw, procrastination, cleaning up clutter, dreams, dream Wednesdays, collective dreams, Process Oriented Psychology, Arny and Amy Mindell, Psychology

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