I aired a short show on my BlogTalkRadio show Independent Artists & Thinkers in honor of Thanksgiving. I made a few announcements and offered words of gratitude. The show can be found here on BlogTalkRadio and here on Youtube. Here's part of my script:
I’d like to mention some of the wonderful guests who’ve been on the show, ely those who are affiliated with worthy projects. Lori Belilove, the founder and Artistic Director of the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, was my very first guest. The Isadora Duncan Foundation is doing splendid work in, and I quote: The mission of the Isadora Duncan Foundation is to extend the dream, dance, and indomitable spirit of the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan. IDDF’s mission is to:
So please go online to Isadoraduncan.org to contribute to this worthy organization.
- Maintain the legacy of American modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan through performances and residencies and archive her works as priceless jewels of American modern dance.
- Create new choreography through resident performing troupe Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company.
- Reach future generations of dancers via educational outreach programs, designed for implementation in diverse underserved communities, that develop cultural appreciation, confidence, and encourage self-expression.
Educational Entrepreneur Tracy Gray was a guest on the show with some absolutely fascinating things to say. She heads up the Sankofa Global Project, which supports underrepresented students by introducing and supporting them as they venture into the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. In this season of giving, please think seriously about donating to this worthy and important organization. You can find out more about them at sankofaglobalproject.com
Dr. Bill Bernet is a psychiatrist leading the way in educating the general public, mental health clinicians, forensic practitioners, attorneys, and judges regarding parental alienation. This is a very sad, devastating phenomenon and it’s a cause close to my heart. Dr. Bernet has founded the Parental Alienation Study Group for educational purposes and to develop and promote research on the causes, evaluation, and treatment of parental alienation. That can be found at pasg.info and it is also a not for profit corporation. I urge listeners to support the PASG, ely if you have been a targeted parent of if you know someone who has experienced this heart-breaking phenomenon.
Dr. Craig Childress is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pasadena, CA who has done some good work in this field, and his website can be found at drcraigchildressblog.com
Both of those websites, pasg.info and drcraigchildressblog.com contain a lot of information about parental alienation. Recently I came across a short blog post that explains it very well, also. The website is therecoveryexpert.com and the post was Narcissism and Parental Alienation Syndrome, and that post really does a good job of lucidly explaining the inauthentic attachment system that happens when one parent targets the other parent for alienation. That’s at http://therecoveryexpert.com/2015/11/narcissism-and-parental-alienation-syndrome/
I’d like to mention some of the terrific books written by guests of the show. Dr. Jane Ely is a master healer and counselor who’s written a most beautiful book, Coming into Balance; A Guide for Activating Your True Potential. I am going to say straightaway that my indie press Parvati Press published this book, and I published it because I believe in it whole-heartedly. Dr. Ely is also co-founder and Dean of the Peacemaker School, an international school dedicated to teaching Peacemaking, Energy Medicine, and Conflict Partnership. You can find out more about Dr. Ely at drjaneely.net.
My friend Komilla Sutton is luminary in the field of Vedic astrology and a former Bollywood actress with an incredible personal story as well as a deep, insightful understanding of the science of light. I recommend her books The Nakshatras: The Stars Beyond the Zodiac, The Essentials of Vedic Astrology, and The Lunar Nodes: Crisis and Redemption. You can find out more about Komilla at komilla.com...
I mentioned some of the books written by guests of IA&T, including Mythological astrologer Lynn Bell's books as well as psychotherapist Dave Richo's beautiful books, THE POWER OF GRACE and HOW TO BE AN ADULT.
I also talked about my investigation into the work of Dr. Steven Greer, founder of the disclosure project.
I ended with a quote from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche.
"The most essential thing in life is to establish an unafraid, heartfelt communication with others...."