What is Your Happy Song?

Make a list of songs that make you happy, your Happy Songs

Think of your favorite Happy Song.
Hum it quietly to yourself or belt it out.
Notice the lyrics.
Which words speak to you the most?

Make a list of other songs that make you happy.
Play them for yourself today!!

What’s your happy song!!

A Journal for Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Loving Who You Are

A beautifully illustrated guided journal that helps women slow down and enjoy life rather than pushing for perfection.

Most women today are frantic, lost in an endless cycle of busyness caused by constant pressure to perform up to unrealistic expectations of perfection, many of which are self-imposed. This journal cuts to the heart of the problem by showing women how to reconnect with their inner selves through solitude, introspection, and contemplation of what’s truly important to them as individuals and family members. Give yourself permission to be Present, Not Perfect.

What others are saying: Sarah     5.0 out of 5 stars
I like that you can open up and start on any page! This is a great activity journal that helps you practice mindfulness and being in the present.

About the Author
Aimee Chase is a writer and editor with a perfectly imperfect life. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and two spontaneous little boys who remind her to live in the moment. Aimee’s books include One Question a Day: A Five Year Journal, and Present, Not Perfect: A Journal for Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Loving Who You Are.


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What does “Waking Up” Mean to You?

Seeing through the Eyes of the Heart

Enjoy a free webinar “Waking Up” from renowned teacher Adyashanti and Tami Simon

What does “waking up” mean to you? According to renowned spiritual teacher, Adyashanti, waking up is really just a moment of recognition. These small moments of spiritual expansion are available at all times, no matter where you are.

You may have found yourself wondering how anyone can pursue spiritual awakening in a world where so much is happening. What does it even mean to “wake up” in the midst of vast, unpredictable cultural shifts?

According to spiritual teacher Adyashanti, the true challenge of awakening is not to pursue it, but to understand that it is always available no matter the level of chaos or order in our lives.

In Seeing Through the Eyes of the Heart, a free video webinar, Adyashanti contemplates how we can embody awakened awareness even when the world around us feels overwhelming.

Receive a foundational practice for perceiving through the lens of the heart

In this exclusive dialogue with Sounds True founder Tami Simon, Adyashanti shares a practice for moving your perception into the spiritual heart.  This allows you to connect fully with the objects of your attention. This practice is a foundational exercise for beginning your own journey.

If you’ve ever wondered how to begin the path to spiritual awakening, we recommend you watch Seeing Through the Eyes of the Heart and join the conversation.

With Adyashanti’s guidance, we hope you will recognizejust how many opportunities for awakening arrive during any given day!

We are on this journey together!


Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher and author devoted to serving the awakening of all beings.

His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true at the core of all existence.

Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology.

“The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all.”


Join Adyashanti in his latest The 30-Day Wake Up Challenge:
A Direct Way to Spiritual Liberation
Begins July 27, 2020


Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom.

In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement: To Wake Up the World


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Celtic Shamanism Can Help You Through These Challenging Times

Celtic shamanism offers a more conscious, heart-centered path forward

Are you wondering where you’ll find the courage and strength to face the unknown…

Are you yearning for a feeling of groundedness and safety you may have lost, or weren’t quite able to achieve before life took an unexpected turn?

Ancient shamans once looked to the pure and selfless ways of Nature. Her ever-changing elements — fire, water, earth, and air… and their energy that moves within us — are crucial for reinstituting balance in times of disorientation, distress, and challenge.

There is much to be learned from Celtic shamanism to help us through these challenging times. Ways of being that provide a more conscious, ensouled, heart-centered path forward. That strengthen our connection to all the planet’s beings while also benefiting the greater community.

On Wednesday, June 24, shamanic teacher and practitioner Jane Burns will share insights into the virtues — like presence, courage, generosity, wisdom, and peace — exemplified in Celtic stories and honed by the Celtic people in their own lives.

You can register for Celtic Virtues & Shamanic Ways for a Conscious, Grounded, Heartfelt Life, here!!

In this life-enriching free video event, you’ll:

  • Discover the shamanic wisdom in making chaos your ally, and how nature’s elements — also within you — can guide and empower you to right the imbalances in your life
  • Learn how honing these virtues can help you live a more conscious, grounded, and heartfelt life – and help you become a more valued community member and role model
  • Discover trees as the first shamans and powerful teachers of the virtues — and hear the story of Oak, tree of the Wounded Healer
  • Learn about the Cauldrons of Energy, areas of the body the Celts felt hold more soul, and which can be sources of alignment with divine wisdom and connection to all beings
  • Experience a guided journey to meet the Cailleach, Goddess of Chaos and mistress of all that is dying and rebirthing within you

Discover how nature’s elements can empower you to right the imbalances in your life

In this profound hour with Jane, you’ll experience the wisdom of Celtic shamanism. The healing powers of an ancient Celtic Goddess, and the importance of living in alignment with nature.

You’ll also come away with new insights that can help you find your inner balance. The YOU that you want to be — so you can feel more grounded, present, nourished, and heart-full as you face these uncertain times.

You can RSVP for free here!

In Celtic Virtues & Shamanic Ways for a Conscious, Grounded, Heartfelt Life, you’ll experience a guided journey to meet the Cailleach — Celtic Goddess of Chaos and mistress of all that is dying and rebirthing in you — to help you make an important change in your life.

We hope you’re able to catch the event as scheduled… however, if you register and miss it, you’ll receive a downloadable recording as soon as it’s available.


Be sure to check our other FREE Online Events & Workshops for self improvement and empowerment!

 

 


The Shift Network aim’s to create a sustainable, peaceful, healthy and prosperous world.

We hold a vision where everyone’s basic needs met while living in peace. The very best in all of us is expressed and humanity’s full creative potential is set free.

Our intention is to share the very best in personal and societal transformation. So that together we’re shifting the way we do things on this planet. Step by step we are creating a beautiful world that works for all.

A network of inspired hearts, awakened minds, and dedicated souls.



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Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today

Inspirational Quote Wall Decal: Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today

Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today

Peel and Stick Wall Decals – Easy to Remove Black and Gold Vinyl

  • EASY to apply immediate inspiration on any smooth surface. Just peel the vinyl stickers from the paper and stick. Takes only seconds to remove, leaves no residue or marks!
  • INCLUDES 1 Black and Gold inspirational and positive phrase and 9 Gold accent removable vinyl stickers.
  • REMOVABLE and repositionable room décor that is great for walls, mirrors, doors, furniture, stairs or any other smooth surface.
  • MOTIVATIONAL wall art for girls, boys, teens, classrooms, women, men, friends, family, everyone!
  • ALL you need is your imagination and a smooth surface to create an instant piece of bright, motivational and positive wall art for a bedroom, classroom, living room, kitchen, office, dorm room playroom, bathroom and more!

Be sure to check our other FREE Online Events & Workshops for self improvement and empowerment!

 


What others are saying:

“Just got promoted and needed some flare for my new office. This was so easy to put on, I did have to redo it a few times to make it straighter since I wasn’t using a ruler. But it still stuck back on the wall just fine. Super cute and an easy way to spruce up an environment”

Easy to put up, looks nice, does not adhere for long though. I actually ended up using a clear glue stick (used for scrapbooking) to add adhesive to the back on day 3 when the mountains were all falling off the wall. Since then though, I think it looks great!


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Make Today Amazing

Inspiration Lettering Make Today Amazing Quote

Ahawoso Outdoor Garden Flags 12″x18″ Inch


Ahawoso Outdoor Garden Flags 12″x18″ Inch Inspiration Lettering Make Today Amazing Quote Slogan Vintage Motivation Floral Graphic Badge Vertical Double Sided Home Decorative House Yard Sign

Product Features:

  • Size: 12″ W x 18″ L/30 x 45cm; With 1.3 inch wide sleeve. Flag Pole NOT included.
  • PREMIUM FABRIC – Imported. Made of 100% Polyester. Double Sided Print Yard Flags.
  • Seasonal garden flags set is excellent holiday celebration gift, birthday gift, and housewarming gifts. They are charming all-weather decorations for any patio, porch, deck, veranda, backyard, and lawn.
  • Machine Washable In Cold, Dries Quickly On Tumble Dry Low Temperature.
  • WARRANTY – This is the AUTHENTIC high-quality Ahawoso flag! Don’t accept cheap imitations. We stand behind our products! All flags and items sold by Ahawoso come with 3-MONTH FREE replacement warranty.


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Cheer Up Farms Puzzle

Peach of A Day at Cheer Up Farms

Peach of A Day – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

It is a peach of a day at cheer-up farms in this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle by famed master painter, Charles Wysocki. Freshly cut flowers balance in a basket as sheep and cattle Graze on a sunny spring day. Wysocki’s signature horse and buggy can be seen in the distance near a quaint countryside home amongst fresh Apple trees.

For more than 40 years, Charles Wysocki enjoyed his love affair with life and Americana, and through his imaginative and colorful artwork, touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Chuck felt a special kinship with puzzlers who share in the creative process by building his paintings one piece at a time. Every Buffalo Games jigsaw puzzle is manufactured in the U.S.A.

From recycled puzzle board. A precision cutting technique guarantees that every piece will fit soundly with the company’s signature perfect Snap. A bonus puzzle poster is also included so that you have a handy reference of what the completed puzzle should look like while you put yours together.

  • 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
  • Finished size is 26.75 x 19.75 inches
  • Includes bonus poster for help in solving
  • Manufactured from premium quality materials
  • Made in the United States


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Happiness Blessing

Primitives by Kathy Troubles Be Less Your Blessings Be More Wood Box Sign

May Your Troubles Be Less And Your Blessings Be More And Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Happiness Blessing

Great for decorating in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, a slatted wooden box sign lending a distressed “May Your Troubles Be Less And Your Blessings Be More And Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door” sentiment with clover designs. Easy to hang or can free-stand alone on a shelf, mantel, or bar.

  • Materials: Paper and Wood
  • Size: 8 inches square
  • Great for decorating in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day.
    “May Your Troubles Be Less And Your Blessings Be More And Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door” sentiment with clover designs.
  • Easy to hang or can free-stand alone on a shelf, mantel, or bar.


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Living From a Place of Surrender

FREE 3-part mini course, “The Mind Can Be a Dangerous Place or a Great Gift” with the Author of The Untethered Soul, Michael A. Singer.
How would you describe your relationship with your mind? Would you say it’s good? Terrible? Somewhere in between?

Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul and The Surrender Experiment, has created a three-part “mini-course” that focuses on these all-important questions.

One of the greatest lessons you will learn here is that trying to achieve happiness by “getting what you want” is actually limiting your happiness. You end up struggling with life instead of experiencing it. True happiness comes only when your inner energy is free to flow. That unhampered flow is, indeed, the goal of this course.

We will see that the most effective personal growth technique is to use life to remove your inner blockages, not compensate for them.

Sign up to watch all three videos in “The Mind Can Be a Dangerous Place or a Great Gift” series.


Michael A. Singer has been a spiritual teacher for more than four decades and has written two books: the #1 New York Times bestseller The Untethered Soul and the New York Times bestseller The Surrender Experiment.

He is also the creator of a leading-edge software package that transformed the medical practice management industry, and founding CEO of a billion-dollar public company whose achievements are archived in the Smithsonian Institution.

While working on his doctorate in economics in 1971, Michael experienced a deep inner awakening and went into seclusion, focusing on yoga and meditation. In 1975, he founded the yoga and meditation center known as Temple of the Universe, where people have come together to practice and study ever since. In addition to his work as a spiritual teacher, Michael has made major contributions in the areas of business, education, health care, and environmental protection.




Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom.

In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement: To Wake Up the World


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Be Happy

Make somone’s day a little better with these mini motivational & inspirational cards. 25 different sayings and designs to pick from for that special note. Blank on the back so you can write your custom message. 50 total cards 2.5 x 3.5 flat. Envelopes not included.

Be Happy

Inspirational & Motivational Mini Color Note Cards flat 2.5 x 3.5 set of 50

  • Motivational & Inpirational mini note cards flat 2.5 x 3.5
  • Comes in a clear box box with 25 different desings 50 total cards
  • Printed in the USA on high quality 30% 100# recycled card stock with glossy front and matte back


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Release Personal Suffering and Reclaim Your Natural State of Happiness

Discover the 4 Chambers of Your Warrior Heart

Untangle your stories and your truth to live a rich, authentic, and purposeful life

Have you ever wondered if the life you’re living is only a version of a story you’ve been telling yourself… maybe one of scarcity, self-doubt, and fear?

You can likely trace that story back to your inner critic, who whispers that who you are isn’t good enough and smart enough, that your dreams are foolish and not even in the realm of possibility…

If you’ve worked hard to rewrite your stories, that’s a big step in the right direction — however, they’re still stories, which by definition means they don’t tell the whole truth about who you are.

Yet, these stories are so emotionally powerful that we think they ARE the truth, that we ARE who we think we are.

Learn a powerful inquiry practice using ancient Toltec wisdom

Fortunately, through a powerful inquiry practice using Toltec wisdom as the framework, you CAN untangle your emotions from your stories, and your stories from the truth…

On Wednesday, January 29, healer HeatherAsh Amara will introduce you to this Toltec wisdom as she walks you through each of the four chambers of the heart — Feeling, Story, Truth, and Intent — during a FREE video event… Discover the 4 Chambers of Your Warrior Heart: Toltec Practices to Untangle Your Old Story & Live From Your Truth

The heart of HeatherAsh’s teachings stems from her long Toltec apprenticeship and teaching partnership with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and her teaching partnership with the Ruiz family.

During this free online event, HeatherAsh will share:

  • The life-changing principles of Toltec cosmology’s path of personal freedom — and how you can create the inner and outer worlds you desire most
  • The Feeling Chamber of your heart, where you accept the emotions you’re currently experiencing — without fighting or judging them
  • How you can witness the story YOU are telling yourself in your heart’s Story Chamber
  • The Truth Chamber, where you’ll thoughtfully and objectively evaluate the reality of the situation
  • A practice called circling back, where you’ll walk back through each of the four chambers, refocusing your Feelings, Story, Truth, and Intent… all based on what you’ve discovered
  • A powerful guided meditation to help you untangle an issue in your life that you are currently struggling with

Just like the physical chambers of the heart, no one chamber is more important than the others; they all work together. As you’ll soon discover, there’s a continual flow that happens in your heart as you work through the chambers…

As HeatherAsh explains, “When we bring our attention back to discovering who we are on the inside — not who we wish we were or who we think we should be — we begin a sacred path of transformation toward our innate, authentic, embodied power.”

I invite you to join me for this mind-expanding hour.

In this soul-stirring online event, HeatherAsh Amara, the bestselling author of Warrior Goddess Training: Become the Woman You Are Meant to Be, will introduce you to the four chambers of the heart…


… and show you that within each of us, regardless of our circumstances, resides a clear pool of joy and an unbreakable connection to our wholeness.

We hope you’re able to catch the event as scheduled… however, if you register and miss it, you’ll receive a downloadable recording as soon as it’s available.


HeatherAsh Amara is the author of The Warrior Goddess Way, Warrior Goddess Training, and The Toltec Path of Transformation (Hierophant Publishing). With Sounds True, she has recorded The Warrior Goddess Training Program and Warrior Goddess Meditations. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions.


The Shift Network aim’s to create a sustainable, peaceful, healthy and prosperous world.

We hold a vision where, not only are everyone’s basic needs met while living in peace, but the very best in all of us is expressed and humanity’s full creative potential is set free.

Our intention is to share the very best in personal and societal transformation, so that together, step by step, we’re shifting the way we do things on this planet and creating a beautiful world that works for all.

A network of inspired hearts, awakened minds, and dedicated souls.



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Spiritual Reflections: Quotes from Ram Dass

Ram Dass an American spiritual teacher, academic and clinical psychologist and author, Ram’s best known book, Be Here Now (1971), has been described as “seminal,” and helped popularize Eastern spirituality and yoga with the baby boomer generation in the West.

Ram Dass covers spiritual topics in all of his work and one of his best tricks is to use humor to break through the mind’s barriers.

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
Photography by: Judith Loniak Photography
Produced by: GratitudeSeeds.com

Enjoy these Inspirational Ram Dass Quotes

“I hang out with my guru in my heart. And I love every thing in the universe. That’s all I do all day.”

“The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love.”

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”

“I’m not interested in being a ‘lover.” I’m interested in only being love.”

 

“When you are already in Detroit, you don’t have to take a bus to get there.”

 

“Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.”

 

“Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality.”

 

Be Here Now 2020 Wall Calendar: Teachings from Ram Dass

“Only that in you, which is me can hear what I’m saying.”

 

“Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.”

 

“Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.”

 

“Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating.

 

Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together.”

 

“In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.”

“Be patient. You’ll know when it’s time for you to wake up and move ahead.”

 

“Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.”

 

“My guru said that when he suffers, it brings him closer to God. I have found this, too.”

“What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution.”

 

“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.”

“A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.”

 

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“It’s all real and it’s all illusory: that’s Awareness!”

 

“The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody.”

 

“I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it but that isn’t who I am.”

 

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

“Inspiration is God making contact with itself.”

 

“Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.”

 

“We’re all just walking each other home.”

 

“Be here, now!”

 

 

 


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In this Time of Thanksgiving Use Gratitude to Manage Stress

A meditation using Gratitude as a tool to help us better manage stress. Feelings of thankfulness have tremendous positive value in helping us cope with daily problems, especially stress. When we are in pain and are suffering, it is important to find what gives us joy and pleasure, to seek out the positive in life.

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Music by: https://www.purple-planet.com


Gratitude Meditation

In this meditation we use Gratitude as a tool to help us better manage stress. Feelings of thankfulness have tremendous positive value in helping us cope with daily problems, especially stress.

When we are in pain and are suffering, it is important to find what gives us joy and pleasure, to seek out the positive in life.

Before You Begin

Be sure that you are wearing comfortable clothing, are in a quiet room where the temperature is cozy.

Sit or lie in a comfortable chair, couch, or bed. Wherever you are most comfortable.

In This Moment Right Now

Take in the experience of this present moment in its fullness. Let gratitude flow. Allow it to well up from your heart and sense the healing feel of it. Turn on the faucet of gratefulness.

A Simple Challenge

As you progress through your day, try this simple challenge: Try to notice what draws your awareness out of a moment of joy. It is these impulses and thoughts that are key to understanding the stressors in your life.

By identifying these impulses and thoughts you can practice minimizing their impact and extend the joy and pleasures in your life.


Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom.

In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement: To Wake Up the World


Access Consciousness offers pragmatic tools to change things in your life that you haven’t been able to change until now.

The aim of Access is to create a world of consciousness and oneness, where everything exists and nothing is judged. Are you ready to expand the level of choices and possibilities that are available to you?


The Shift Network aim’s to create a sustainable, peaceful, healthy and prosperous world.

We hold a vision where, not only are everyone’s basic needs met while living in peace, but the very best in all of us is expressed and humanity’s full creative potential is set free.

Our intention is to share the very best in personal and societal transformation, so that together, step by step, we’re shifting the way we do things on this planet and creating a beautiful world that works for all.

A network of inspired hearts, awakened minds, and dedicated souls.


Philosophy: We’re passionate about transforming people’s lives, educating and empowering them on how to live more healthily through the power of nature.
Vision: To be a world leader of natural health and beauty, enabling people to live more healthily.
Mission:To improve the quality of people’s lives by sharing our expertise and encouraging a more natural, holistic way of health, beauty, and well-being.

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Relaxing into Aging with Ram Dass

Join in on this Special Ram Dass event!

So much of Western culture views our older years as a time of physical diminishment and waning contribution. Yet these years can actually be the most spiritually meaningful time of your life!

There is no wiser guide for turning the challenges of aging into a spiritual opportunity than beloved teacher Ram Dass!

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to invite you to a FREE virtual event with one of the preeminent spiritual teachers of our time:

Relaxing Into Aging: How to Befriend the Changes With Humor, Grace and Lightness of Being

Who better to guide us into a new relationship with growing older than a man who, after his stroke in 1997, faced partial paralysis, aphasia and a host of physical challenges — including chronic pain and all manner of inconveniences. Yet, he considers the stroke an act of “fierce grace” that propelled him to a higher level of spiritual growth.

During this special online event with Ram Dass, you’ll:

  • Discover how to make friends with changes that occur as you age — even the most challenging ones!
  • Understand how to release unnecessary suffering by becoming more mindful… even when that seems like an impossible choice
  • Shift the way you relate to the inevitability of death
  • Open to a deeper experience connecting to the universality of the changes you are going through
  • You CAN make your current and future decades a journey of liberation, laughter and lightness of being! Ram Dass will demonstrate for you how to embrace it all as “fierce grace.”

Honestly, I don’t believe there’s anyone better equipped to guide you in your aging journey than Ram Dass, who lives with an effervescent grace, love and beauty.

P.S. Don’t miss Relaxing Into Aging: How to Befriend the Changes With Humor, Grace and Lightness of Being, featuring preeminent spiritual teacher Ram Dass. This is your chance to receive liberating insights that will open you to a journey of aging that is spiritually fulfilling, joy-filled and infused with love!


The Shift Network aim’s to create a sustainable, peaceful, healthy and prosperous world.

We hold a vision where, not only are everyone’s basic needs met while living in peace, but the very best in all of us is expressed and humanity’s full creative potential is set free.

Our intention is to share the very best in personal and societal transformation, so that together, step by step, we’re shifting the way we do things on this planet and creating a beautiful world that works for all.

A network of inspired hearts, awakened minds, and dedicated souls.

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What Really Matters

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative medicine physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

BJ Miller · Palliative care physician
Using empathy and a clear-eyed view of mortality, BJ Miller shines a light on healthcare’s most ignored facet: preparing for death.


Excerpts:

For most people, the scariest thing about death isn’t being dead, it’s dying, suffering. It’s a key distinction.

We know from research what’s most important to people who are closer to death: comfort; feeling unburdened and unburdening to those they love; existential peace; and a sense of wonderment and spirituality.

So much of life comes down to loving our time by way of the senses, by way of the body — the very thing doing the living and the dying.

As long as we have our senses — even just one — we have at least the possibility of accessing what makes us feel human, connected.

So, if teasing unnecessary suffering out of the system was our first design cue, then tending to dignity by way of the senses, by way of the body — the aesthetic realm — is design cue number two. Now this gets us quickly to the third and final bit for today; namely, we need to lift our sights, to set our sights on well-being, so that life and health and healthcare can become about making life more wonderful, rather than just less horrible.

Here, this gets right at the distinction between a disease-centered and a patient- or human-centered model of care, and here is where caring becomes a creative, generative, even playful act. “Play” may sound like a funny word here. But it is also one of our highest forms of adaptation. Consider every major compulsory effort it takes to be human. The need for food has birthed cuisine. The need for shelter has given rise to architecture. The need for cover, fashion. And for being subjected to the clock, well, we invented music. So, since dying is a necessary part of life, what might we create with this fact? By “play” I am in no way suggesting we take a light approach to dying or that we mandate any particular way of dying. There are mountains of sorrow that cannot move, and one way or another, we will all kneel there. Rather, I am asking that we make space — physical, psychic room, to allow life to play itself all the way out — so that rather than just getting out of the way, aging and dying can become a process of crescendo through to the end. We can’t solve for death.

We can design towards it. Parts of me died early on, and that’s something we can all say one way or another. I got to redesign my life around this fact, and I tell you it has been a liberation to realize you can always find a shock of beauty or meaning in what life you have left, like that snowball lasting for a perfect moment, all the while melting away. If we love such moments ferociously, then maybe we can learn to live well — not in spite of death, but because of it. Let death be what takes us, not lack of imagination.


Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom.

In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement: To Wake Up the World


Access Consciousness offers pragmatic tools to change things in your life that you haven’t been able to change until now.

The aim of Access is to create a world of consciousness and oneness, where everything exists and nothing is judged. Are you ready to expand the level of choices and possibilities that are available to you?


The Shift Network aim’s to create a sustainable, peaceful, healthy and prosperous world.

We hold a vision where, not only are everyone’s basic needs met while living in peace, but the very best in all of us is expressed and humanity’s full creative potential is set free.

Our intention is to share the very best in personal and societal transformation, so that together, step by step, we’re shifting the way we do things on this planet and creating a beautiful world that works for all.

A network of inspired hearts, awakened minds, and dedicated souls.


Philosophy: We’re passionate about transforming people’s lives, educating and empowering them on how to live more healthily through the power of nature.
Vision: To be a world leader of natural health and beauty, enabling people to live more healthily.
Mission:To improve the quality of people’s lives by sharing our expertise and encouraging a more natural, holistic way of health, beauty, and well-being.

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Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom.

In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement: To Wake Up the World


Access Consciousness offers pragmatic tools to change things in your life that you haven’t been able to change until now.

The aim of Access is to create a world of consciousness and oneness, where everything exists and nothing is judged. Are you ready to expand the level of choices and possibilities that are available to you?


The Shift Network aim’s to create a sustainable, peaceful, healthy and prosperous world.

We hold a vision where, not only are everyone’s basic needs met while living in peace, but the very best in all of us is expressed and humanity’s full creative potential is set free.

Our intention is to share the very best in personal and societal transformation, so that together, step by step, we’re shifting the way we do things on this planet and creating a beautiful world that works for all.

A network of inspired hearts, awakened minds, and dedicated souls.


Philosophy: We’re passionate about transforming people’s lives, educating and empowering them on how to live more healthily through the power of nature.
Vision: To be a world leader of natural health and beauty, enabling people to live more healthily.
Mission:To improve the quality of people’s lives by sharing our expertise and encouraging a more natural, holistic way of health, beauty, and well-being.

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