Mindful Media and the Ways We Consume It

Just as you take food into your body, consuming both healthy and not-so-healthy options, you also consume media throughout the day.

You listen to music, watch TV, read the news, and so on.

Although these may provide knowledge and entertainment, they can also create anxiety and stress in our minds and bodies or take us away from our connection to the mind.

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evox provides an integrated entertainment experience that inspires positive changes in the way people live and work. We celebrate the good things about you, your family, your community, and your world. The network delivers a unique blend of evocative HD video programming, online community interaction, and related product shopping, to help people live a better life, grow as individuals, and in so doing, contribute to a better world.

How Indigenous Wisdom Can Inform the Global Transformation We Need

by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance

We live in a time of accelerating change. Technology, transportation, buying and selling of goods and services, and information sharing are all occurring faster than ever before in human history. Human activities and communication now follow global patterns rather than happening in smaller, community-based or city-based groups, as occurred in past centuries.

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Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, Pachamama Alliance programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. www.pachamama.org
 

Ancient Sacred Sites - Magnificent and Mysterious

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Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, Pachamama Alliance programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. www.pachamama.org
 

Indigenous Wisdom Illuminates the Path to a Sustainable Future

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Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, Pachamama Alliance programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. www.pachamama.org
 

Where to Find Wisdom in the Body

by Jill Suttie | Greater Good Science Center

According to a new study, people with higher heart rate variability are wiser—when they make an effort to be objective.

Many cultures consider the human heart to be the seat of wisdom. Now scientists are finding some evidence for this, though the reality may be more complicated than it seems.

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This article originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.

Gifts From My Grandmother: 8 Paths to Happiness Through Food, Family, and Farming

My grandmother’s name was Emma. She was born in 1896 in rural Iowa before there was electricity or indoor plumbing. Her nature was kind and content; her spirit was resourceful. I was lucky enough to have had this woman from another century as one of my primary caregivers and mentors. She offered me an abundance of knowledge on food, family, and farming and showed me how the three interlink to create happiness and prosperity of the body and soul. These lessons resound in me today and I wish to share them with you to explore your own roadmap to happiness.

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

True Story: The Best Run Ever

One night I was on a run with my pooch, Dozer. We were winding our way up the hills of Oakland and I decided to take a turn up a street that I hadn’t been on before. I was pushing myself physically so I could push my way mentally through all my Inner Mean Girl' Big Fat Lies. The lies that tell me I’m not enough. The ones that say I am failing. The ones that complain of overwhelm and lack. (Yes, my dear ones, I coach what I am hungry for!)  As we turned around to make our way back down the hill, I glanced at a house, only to see this gate:

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Amy Ahlers, the Wake-Up Call Coach and bestselling author, is on a mission to stop women from being so darn hard on themselves. Since 2000, she has been an International Certified Success Coach, the CEO of Wake-Up Call Coaching, and co-founder of Inner Mean Girl Reform School with Christine Arylo, Visionary Ignition Switch with Lissa Rankin, and Find Your Calling with Lissa Rankin and Martha Beck. Her newest passion is supporting moms to embrace the whole truth of motherhood, messiness, and magic with the Mama Truth Circle.

Amy has been a featured expert on lots of TV & radio shows, and for media outlets like ABC, FOX, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. She loves lighting up the stage at events where she wakes people up to the voice of their Inner Wisdom and helps them cultivate the courage to act on it. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter, inspiring women to find the everyday sacred.

Her first book, Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves: Ditch your Inner Critic and Wake Up Your Inner Superstar (New World Library, 2011), shot up to #1 in several categories on Amazon, including Self-Help, Happiness, and Self-Esteem. Her next book,  Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself and Start Loving Yourself, she co-wrote with Christine Arylo and is due out in April of 2015 from Beyond Words.

A 2010 recipient of the Women Who Dare Award from Girls Inc., she holds a BA from the University of California, earned the CPCC designation from The Coaches Training Institute, and is a Master Coach Equivalent. Amy is known best for her unconditional love, relentless enthusiasm, and kick ass truth telling. You can often find Amy in the San Francisco Bay Area holding hands with her husband, Rob, as they run after their firecracker daughters, Annabella and Evie Rose.

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09/13/2021
Just as you take food into your body, consuming both healthy and not-so-healthy options, you also consume media throughout the day. You listen to music, watch TV, read the news, and so on.... read more
Peruvian shaman ceremony on mountain top.
11/15/2016
by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance We live in a time of accelerating change. Technology, transportation, buying and selling of goods and services, and information sharing are all... read more
Stonehenge England against stark blue sky.
10/19/2016
by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance The sacred buildings of the ancient world point to the highly developed intelligence of the civilizations that constructed them. Awe-inspiring... read more
Indigenous tile floor mural of earth symbols.
09/29/2016
by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance Wisdom Scientists agree that climate change is real, that it is caused by human activities, and that it is accelerated by the burning of fossil... read more
black and white of man's hands clutching his chest
09/09/2016
by Jill Suttie | Greater Good Science Center According to a new study, people with higher heart rate variability are wiser—when they make an effort to be objective. Many cultures consider the... read more
red barn at end of row of grape vines
08/29/2015
My grandmother’s name was Emma. She was born in 1896 in rural Iowa before there was electricity or indoor plumbing. Her nature was kind and content; her spirit was resourceful. I was lucky enough to... read more
beautiful garden gate at end of lawn
03/16/2015
One night I was on a run with my pooch, Dozer. We were winding our way up the hills of Oakland and I decided to take a turn up a street that I hadn’t been on before. I was pushing myself physically... read more
close up of hand pointing remote control while woman eat popcorn behind.
09/13/2021
Just as you take food into your body, consuming both healthy and not-so-healthy options, you also consume media throughout the day. You listen to music, watch TV, read the news, and so on.... read more
Peruvian shaman ceremony on mountain top.
11/15/2016
by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance We live in a time of accelerating change. Technology, transportation, buying and selling of goods and services, and information sharing are all... read more
Stonehenge England against stark blue sky.
10/19/2016
by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance The sacred buildings of the ancient world point to the highly developed intelligence of the civilizations that constructed them. Awe-inspiring... read more
Indigenous tile floor mural of earth symbols.
09/29/2016
by Jocelyn Mercado | Pachamama Alliance Wisdom Scientists agree that climate change is real, that it is caused by human activities, and that it is accelerated by the burning of fossil... read more
black and white of man's hands clutching his chest
09/09/2016
by Jill Suttie | Greater Good Science Center According to a new study, people with higher heart rate variability are wiser—when they make an effort to be objective. Many cultures consider the... read more
red barn at end of row of grape vines
08/29/2015
My grandmother’s name was Emma. She was born in 1896 in rural Iowa before there was electricity or indoor plumbing. Her nature was kind and content; her spirit was resourceful. I was lucky enough to... read more
beautiful garden gate at end of lawn
03/16/2015
One night I was on a run with my pooch, Dozer. We were winding our way up the hills of Oakland and I decided to take a turn up a street that I hadn’t been on before. I was pushing myself physically... read more