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  • Animals

    “The Emotional Lives of Animals” by Marc Bekoff

    “Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation in America” by Nathan Winograd

    “Guardians of Being: Spiritual Teachings From Our Dogs and Cats” by Eckhart Tolle and Patrick O’Donnell

    “Angel Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love” by Allen and Linda Anderson

  • Business

    “The Evolution of an Entrepreneur: Featuring My 50 Best Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Business” by Jack Nadel

    “The BEST In Us: People, Profit and the Remaking of Modern Leadership” by Cleve W. Stevens

  • Creativity

    "The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity" by Julia Cameron
  • Diet / Food

    “Diet For A New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth” by John Robbins
  • Inspiration

    "The Art of Waging Peace" by Paul Chappell

    “Agape Love: A Tradition Found In Eight World Religions” by Sir John Templeton

    “The Measure of a Man” by Martin Luther King Jr.

    “The Global Heart Awakens: Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love” by Anodea Judith

    "The Magic of Believing" by Claude M. Bristol

    "The Vision of Emerson" by Richard Geldard

    “Love Poems” by Pablo Neruda

    "Long Walk To Freedom" - The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

    "Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life, Love and Courage" - by Richard Stengel

    "Conversations with Myself" - by Nelson Mandela and Forward by Barack Obama

    "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait" - by Mac Maharaj, Ahmad Kathrada, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Forward by Bill Clinton

  • Motivation

    “Why Do I Keep Doing That? Breaking The Negative Patterns In Your Life” by Dennis Wholey

    "The Portable Therapist" by Susanna McMahon, Ph.D.

    "Creating Money: Keys to Abundance" by Sanaya Roman & Duana Packer

    "Becoming A Life Change Artist" by Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan

  • Science

    “Creative Evolution: A Physicist's Resolution Between Darwinism and Intelligent Design” by Dr. Amit Goswami

    “Awakening Earth” by Duane Elgin

    “The Phenomenon of Man” by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

  • Spirituality

    “Kabbalah for Beginners” by Rav Michael Laitman

    “Care of the Soul” by Thomas Moore

    “Dark Nights of the Soul” by Thomas Moore

    “I And Thou” by Martin Buber

    “The Books of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life” by Deepak Chopra

    “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra

    "The Good Heart" by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    "Anatomy of the Spirit" by Carolyne Myss, Ph.D.

    "The Healing Secrets of the Ages" by Catherine Ponder

    "The Taoist Inner View of the Universe and The Immortal Realm" by Taoist Master NI, HUA-CHING

    "The Art of Spiritual Healing" by Joel Goldsmith

Mike Schwager on “Your Mark On The World”

In this interview on “Your Mark On The World” Forbes.com contributor                   and “Champion of Social Good” Devin Thorpe interviews Mike Schwager                   (www.mediamavens.com and www.TVtraining.tv) about his representation of             humanitarian and non-profit organizations, and advice to do-good groups             about preparing for an interview on national TV, dealing with crisis situations.         Also tips on  speechwriting.  Mike also talks about a few of the heroes in               his life who have impressed him the most.  Mike also reveals plans for the         development of a new Internet spiritual/humanitarian/motivational radio           channel, The Enrichment Channel, and his  call for supporters and                 sponsors.  (Mike is reachable at 954-423-4414, or via e-mail at       moschwager@aol.com).

   

Gatekeeper of The Temple of the Heart: Juliet Hollister

My dear friend Juliet Hollister passed away in 2001. She was 84, going on 24. I never really dwelt on her age, for to know her was to know a youthful spirit, though more than likely a very old soul. Forty years ago, from her kitchen in Greenwich, Connecticut, this then housewife and mother gave birth to a vision that became The Temple of Understanding, a United Nations sanctioned forum for the promotion of dialogue and understanding among and between the great religions of the world. Juliet’s friend, Eleanor Roosevelt, called it, The Spiritual United Nations.

Born in Forest Hills, New York, Juliet studied comparative religion at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary, but as she once told me, “It was not an easy matter at the time for a woman to pursue a career in theology.” After devouring books on the major religions of the world, she became convinced that there was much more that united the great faiths than divided them. She became a living testament to this conviction.

Juliet carried a natural dignity and patrician-like quality, yet was devoid of the all-too-well known nuisances of the ego. She was truly a person without guile, pretense, or condescension. Her personality exuded a great big huggable charm. She had a passion and kindness that combined with a keen intelligence and unusually intense interest in people. She was a kind of magnet, and her presence was felt the moment one found oneself in her company.

Juliet’s life and her magnificent vision were, in a word, simple. I use this word in the highest complimentary sense. The same word comes to mind as I think about one of her dearest friends, His Holiness The Dalai Lama. Ask the Dalai Lama who he is, and he will quickly reply, “I’m just a simple Tibetan monk, nothing more.” Ask the same of Juliet Hollister, and she would respond, “I’m just a simple little mother from Greenwich, Connecticut.” They shared the quality of authenticity. The privilege of meeting authentic persons is truly sweet and illuminating.

The first words I ever heard Juliet say were, “How can I help you?” She had just telephoned me after learning about an idea for a spiritual, human potential television channel I had been trying to generate support for. Before I knew it, she invited me to come to her cottage-like home in Greenwich for tea and to share my vision. She was herself a great storyteller. And the story she loved to tell the most was about her beloved Temple of Understanding, and how that vision became reality.

As she would tell it, “It all began on a day in 1960, sitting in the kitchen of my Greenwich home with a friend, snacking on peanut butter sandwiches, talking about what a mess the world was in, with the spectre of nuclear Armageddon not a remote possibility, when as if out of nowhere, a light turned on in my mind and I excitedly saw an antidote, an ongoing forum where dialogue and understanding could be promoted by bringing all the world’s religions together under one roof.” Juliet would later say that the energy of this idea was enormous, and “I was convinced that I had to do something to bring it into the world.”

She brought the idea to her husband, Dickerman Hollister, a well-networked partner in a Manhattan law firm. After fruitless meetings with foundation executives, Dickerman arranged for his wife to meet Eleanor Roosevelt, at one of the former First Lady’s well-known salons. When approached with the idea, Mrs. Roosevelt immediately became excited, and arranged for Juliet to share her vision with some of the great political, religious, and citizen leaders on a whirlwind ’round-the-world trip. Joined by her youngest son, Dickie, the Connecticut housewife and mother met privately with U Thant, secretary general of the United Nations; Pope John XXIII; President Nasser of Egypt and his vice president, a young Anwar el-Sadat; Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister; Dr. Albert Schweitzer; and the Dalai Lama. Juliet recounts that every leader greeted her idea with resounding and enthusiastic support, except for President Nasser. Though he wasn’t a very pleasant man, he was willing to hear about the idea, and “I remember Mr. Sadat, in an earlier meeting, a much more sympathetic person, as having liked the idea very much,” she recalled. “But in the President’s office, when I actually had the gall to suggest to Mr. Nasser, a vehement enemy of Israel, that it would be a feather in his cap if he initiated peace with that country, he immediately yelled for his security guards to put me and my little boy under arrest, and we were actually thrown into prison!”

The situation looked very bleak, she said, until her son Dickie, when asked by some guards why they were arrested, drew a circle on the dirt floor of the prison cell with his finger, with the symbols of the world’s great religions inscribed inside the circle. “See,” said Dickie, “we want to help bring all the religions together in peace and harmony.” Within the hour, sympathetic guards got word to Mr. Sadat, who gave permission to free Juliet and her son. They were quietly put on the next plane out of the country, unbeknownst to Mr. Nasser.

With the support and blessings of many of the world’s top leaders, Mrs. Hollister’s vision became The Temple of Understanding, which grew into an international educational group recognized by the United Nations as a non-governmental organization. From its Manhattan headquarters, and guided by her leadership and moving spirit, the group organizes symposiums, round-table discussions, educational projects, global forums, and spiritual summit meetings abroad. These summits became a meeting ground for the world’s major spiritual leaders.

The Temple of Understanding also played a key role in developing the North American Interfaith Network, an association of local, regional, national and international interfaith organizations, faith communities, and educational institutions. Conferences are now held annually.

In 1997, the board of directors of The Temple of Understanding created the annual Juliet Hollister Awards. The Award has been given in two categories: one for religious figures who have brought interfaith values into churches, temples, and mosques, and the other for secular figures who have promoted greater understanding of spiritual values in the arts, media, government, science, and law. The award recipients have included: Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan; The Very Reverend James Morton; His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidananda; Maestro Ravi Shankar; Mary Robinson, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights; and His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama. In 1999, the Award was given to Nelson Mandela at the Parliament of the World’s Religions gathering in Cape Town, South Africa. And in subsequent years, other recipients included Chelsea Clinton, in 2010.

I attended the 1997 event, the first Juliet Hollister Awards banquet, at the United Nations. There was Juliet, beaming and resplendent in a blue and gold Indian sari, entering the ballroom to the wild and affectionate acclaim of the 1,000 guests. In 1998, in the magnificent palatial-like hall of the Cipriani Restaurant in Manhattan, sitting next to her beloved friend, the Dalai Lama, more than 2,000 guests stood to give her a long rousing ovation.

“If you love an idea, an idea that is larger than yourself, then love it with all your heart; love it enough to act on it,” she once told me. “Love it enough to put it into the world,” she said. “Don’t give up until you do.”

Juliet succeeded in making her overarching dream a reality. “One unfulfilled dream that I must leave to those who follow me to fulfill,” she said, “is to build and erect the physical Temple of Understanding on the land we purchased years ago in Washington, D.C. The architectural blueprint of the plans for the Temple, executed as well, are also awaiting the hands of the builders when the proper funding comes in,” she said.

After an appearance on The God Squad, the television show co-hosted by a rabbi and a priest on the Telicare Television Network of Long Island, Juliet began to soulfully reflect on the state of the world. “There is so much work yet to be done,” she said. “It is so clear to me that all we have to do is awaken to the fact that we are all ONE, or as my friend Father Thomas Merton has so rightly said, “We are already ONE . . . what we have to become is what we already are.” Said Juliet: “It seems so simple, doesn’t it? Yet so much more work to do. So much more work.”

Above all other places, Juliet loved Kashmir, “the most beautiful spot in all the planet.” She owned a houseboat there, and whenever she could, she would go there “to rest and luxuriate my soul in the sheer beauty of its sacred mountains and skies.” She knew that Kashmir was a place of political conflict and potential danger, yet it would never stop her from making her trips. “I feel the angels are protecting me, and when I go to visit, I always pray that the physical beauty of this God’s world will transform into a beauty experienced on a more ethereal level, penetrating into the hearts and minds of every human being, so that there is beauty too in all our dealings with one another.”

Juliet believed she could see through the veil between life on this side and life in the hereafter and that there was a continuity of consciousness that moved into another plane of existence.

“It’s so clear to me,” she often said, and she firmly believed that one day science would validate and confirm the existence of another side. Juliet was a member of an organization called INIT, comprising a number of leading scientists from around the world, some of them Nobel Laureates, who were conducting technical experiments to secure contact and verify communication from conscious entities who had departed the earthly plane. She claimed that in one of these experiments, she had actually received a visual and audio communication from her beloved husband, Dickerman, who died in 1983.

Bill Moyers, a member of The Temple of Understanding, once said, “I used to think that The Temple of Understanding was an act of sentiment. Now I believe it is an essential strategy for survival.” And for Juliet Garretson Hollister, it has also become her living legacy to a world so very much in its need.

Mike Schwager is host of the Internet radio show, The Enrichment Hour, on WSRadio(dot)com. He is editor of two spiritual blogs, www.Enrichment(dot)com, and www.EnrichOurWorld(dot)net. Mike is also a communications consultant, serving organizations as a speech writer, media interview trainer and publicist (www.mediamavens(dot)com, and www.TVtraining(dot)tv). E-mail him at: moschwager@aol.com.

MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOUL

by Mike Schwager

The soul is that aspect of Consciousness become individualized on this plane as you and me. The soul is “immortal” and transcends materiality. The soul is an aspect of Source, the Great Spirit (as the Indians say) – The Unified Field – God – the ONE – Unity Consciousness – and is multi-dimensional and manifests not only on this plane but in other dimensions too. The soul is, as the Jews/Hebrews say, “Ain Soph” – without End (and without beginning). The Great Spirit is, as IT told Moses, “I AM”.  It is AMNESS.  IT creates but is not absorbed by ITS Creation.  And so who we are is indeed that Amness too, holographic-like fragments of the One.   DesCartes was wrong when he said, “I think therefore I am.” My experience in meditation tells me that “I Am -Therefore I Think.” Amness is Pure Awareness which when it focuses on the objects of Creation, is Consciousness. And so I AM pure Awareness become Conscious. I AM the Universe become Aware of Itself through Consciousness. And as an individuated and “free” Being, I evolve in States of Awareness, Being, Serving, Co-Creating, as individual and as one who grows into convergent states with other Beings. In this Great Process, we are involuting (complexity centricity) and evolving into transcendent states.  All this has meaning and purpose, in Source’s plan for the fulfillment of the Universe.  Love is the driving Glue of Evolution.

Religion Scholar Nathan Katz on The Enrichment Hour

(Sunday, February 1, 2015) – Wonderful conversation today with religion scholar Dr. Nathan Katz on THE ENRICHMENT HOUR.   Topics included Hindu-Jewish dialogue; Jain-Jewish dialogue; the Jews of Cochin, India; Tibetan-Jewish dialogue (including an historic dialogue hosted by The Dalai Lama at his palace in Dharamsala, India); an understanding of the benign nature of Judaism and its contributions to the monotheistic religions; spirituality vs. religiosity; and an upcoming documentary on Muslim-Jewish dialogue and relations. That documentary is entitled, “Is There Room at the Inn: Muslims, Jews and the Holyland”.

First viewing will take place at The Jewish Museum of Florida/FIU, Sunday, February 15th in Miami Beach.  The film features a conversation and dialogue among cutting edge Muslim and Jewish scholars asking the question, “What if there were guidelines in both Torah and Quran, and their commentaries, on how to live in peace?”

Starting Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, this interview will be archived at:http://wsradio.com/…/the-enrichment-hour-with-mike-schwager/

DORON LIBSHTEIN, FOUNDER OF MENTORS CHANNEL, TODAY ON ENRICHMENT HOUR

THE ENRICHMENT HOUR for Sunday, December 7th will air at a special time: 4 PM Eastern, 3 PM Central, 2 PM Mountain, and 1 PM Pacific. Click on www.WSRadio(dot)com, then click on STUDIO B/Live.

My guest, calling from Israel, will be Mentor and Entrepreneur, Mr. DORON LIBSHTEIN, Founder, Chairman and CEO of the MENTORS CHANNEL (www.mentorschannel.com), an international platform that presents world-renowned Mentors who offer inspiration, healing, empowerment and growth in the areas of meditation, spirituality, health & well-being, wealth & success, love & relationships, happiness and relaxation, and healing music.

Mentors Channel is for people who want to live a fuller, richer life doing what they love. It’s more than just a site where you can download PDFs and buy CDs. It’s a site that allows you to work interactively with the best mentors and coaches in the world.

Doron is CEO of Coaching Interactive Endeavour. He works with people like Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie and Robin Sharma on Interactive Best Seller Programs that help people to practice the wisdom from the books in their lives.

Doron is also Chairman of ReStart LTD. This company helps people rebuild their careers in a meaningful way. Research has shown that when someone has been laid off, or is out of work, the incidence of cancer, heart attack, or some other kind of disease is enormously higher than the normal population. In fact, when a person lives a happy life, studies show they live 7.5-10 years longer than an unhappy person.

Based in Israel, Doron served as Chairman of the leading Israeli Internet portal Tapuz for six years. He traded on the TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange) and acted as director in other publicly traded companies such as Maayan Ventures and CET. Prior to that, Doron served as a top executive for Microsoft for 14 years, and was the Founder and CEO of MSN Israel.

Will Tuttle’s “World Peace Diet” on Enrichment Hour

On THE ENRICHMENT HOUR on  Sunday, November 16, my guest for the full hour was Dr. Will Tuttle, a visionary educator, who has spoken widely throughout North America and worldwide. A vegan since 1980, Will is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book The World Peace Diet and is a recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Award. He is the editor of the newly-released book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

Dr. Tuttle discussed the main ideas in his best-selling book, The World Peace Diet, which has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century. It provides the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. Dr. Tuttle will make explicit the invisible connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems—and the way to a positive transformation in our individual and collective lives. Anyone wishing to understand the big picture of our culture and why we have the unyielding dilemmas we face, and how we can solve them, will be fascinated by these provocative, challenging, and ultimately inspiring ideas.

To listen to interview at WSRadio archives, go to:  http://wsradio.com/111614-world-peace-diet-truth-interconnectedness-life

Websites:  http://worldpeacediet.orghttp://worldpeacediet.com,www.circleofcompassion.org, and http://willtuttle.com

“Enrichment Hour” for Sunday, Sept. 21st

THE ENRICHMENT HOUR for Sunday, September 21st on www.WSRadio.com(at 1 PM Eastern, 10 AM Pacific, 12 Noon Central and 11 AM Mountain [click on STUDIO B/Live at designated hour]) – my guest in the first half hour is Robyn L. Reynolds, author of “Let Them Know…That I Am Here.” This is a remarkable story of life after death, demonstrated with beautiful spirit photography from around the world. It is also a story of the preciousness and meaning of life, brought to Robyn through the loss of an only child. For more information on Robyn, visit “robynlreynolds(dot)com” and “thetravelingsoulpress(dot)com”.

My guest in the second half hour is renowned speaker and author Bob Lenz, author of “Dignity Revolution: Standing Up for the Values of Every Person.” It is co-authored with award-winning educator, Deborah Tackmann. “Dignity Revolution” is a culmination of Lenz’s three decades of leading assemblies in over 3000 public schools on the issues of bullying, self-harm, suicide and substance abuse. Since 1982, Lenz has reached an estimated four million youth in the U.S. and around the world. Bob Lenz says he hopes the book will begin a national movement among middle and high school students.

“If this book does one thing, I hope it will teach people how to stop judging others by how they look or what they can or cannot do, but instead, see each individual as someone that needs love and deserves respect,” says Bob. For more information on “Dignity Revolution,” visit: www.dignityrevolutionpledge(dot)com. For more information on Bob Lenz, visit: www.LifePromotions(dot)com.

To contact Mike Schwager, e-mail me at: moschwager@aol.com.

Defending Reverence for Life as an Abiding Principle for Humanity

by Mike Schwager

[Published by The Huffington Post, September 9, 2014]

One of the saddest recent images seen in a long time was the video of a truckload of several hundred young men of the Shiite faith being transported to a field, where they were shot and killed. Just prior to their execution, many, appearing to be teenagers and adolescents, were on their knees begging for their lives. It was heartbreaking to watch. And then…piles of bodies.

To witness young boys and men, just starting out, to have their lives brutally extinguished in this way, was almost beyond comprehension.

And then another heart-wrenching image — to view the photo of a boy and his mother of the Yazidi religion, having just jumped into the cargo hold of a plane, escaping the threat of oncoming terrorists — and to see the face of the terrified crying boy and the look on his mother’s face as she beheld her son, each not only afraid for their own lives, but perhaps even moreso, of the life of their beloved.

As the Yazidis were hiding out on a mountaintop, and before food and water were brought to them, there were the distressing images of young women and girls lying on the ground, starving, crying out with fear from the pain that malnourishment and severe thirst can bring. Somehow, these images evoked for me a haunting image I shall never forget: that of a terrified young mother and her children huddled on a dirt floor, with others, awaiting execution by a Nazi shooting squad at the infamous Babi Yar, the ravine in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. There, on September 29th and 30th 1941, 33,771 Jews were killed in a single operation, the largest single mass killing in the history of the Holocaust up until that date.

To become aware of man’s inhumanity to man as we witness mass shootings and beheadings now by radical extremists in Iraq and Syria or to be aware of the atrocities of the past, whether it was at the hands of the Nazis, or in places like Rwanda or Cambodia, or the suffering of Africans on slave ships en route to involuntary servitude, is to make one acutely conscious of the dark side and tyranny of our species when Mind operates without Heart — and living beings are so completely objectified and dehumanized, that words like empathy, or kindness, orfeelings simply do not register with the perpetrators.

As we seek to understand the reasons for such cruelty of humans against humans, or rather those who have bought into the notion that those they exterminate are not humans, and as the Nazis were prone to say, “untermenschen” (lower than human) — the possible “explanations” are myriad in number. They include anger and rage; feelings of worthlessness, or loss of identity or pride or purpose in life; or hopelessness; or economic hardship or chronic poverty; or futility.

The artificial “remedy” for all these conditions tragically result in blame and projection of one’s resentment onto others – others who are seen as different — others who are objectified into “things” and “not people.” Consequently, there is no contact with the “other” as individual person – but the hatred, which is really a deep self-hatred and self-disgust — gets projected onto the “collective other” — the other ethnicity, the other religion, the other politics.

The dimensionless survival mind, the negative ego, feels threatened; and so extinguishing the perceived enemy seems by this mind to be the only solution. There is no room for words like humanity, or heart, or empathy – it is simply “us versus them” — and “them” becomes consigned as “not human, not life, but anti-life.” Out of the desperation the perpetrators feel, there is no desire or willingness to understand another and work together to solve problems, but rather to act quickly and ruthlessly to wipe out the enemy — the “enemy” who is in truth no one more or less than a fellow human struggling and dealing with life’s complexities as everyone else.

One day, in a sweep of the Jewish section of Dortmund, Germany, the Nazis dragged people out of their homes, to deliver them by truck to trains headed for places like Auschwitz and Treblinka. My father’s mother, my grandmother, and her four children, were among those apprehended; and in a vain effort to save her children, this diminutive-in-size but hugely brave woman was bayoneted and killed by her perpetrators in the street. I will never forget the anguish my father felt over the years as he mourned for his mother, and the way in which her life came to a brutal and terrible end. To the Nazis, she and millions like her — hardworking, God-fearing, loving people — had lost their status of personhood. They had been objectified into “untermenschen” — along with one of the most tragic episodes in human history.

Ironically, we see in history the capacity of those who seek to gain control, power and dominance by justifying their acts of dehumanization as religiosity in the name of God. But this is not religion, or any kind of spirituality that speaks to most people’s understanding of the purpose of religion — to teach and foster unconditional love, reverence for life, brotherhood/sisterhood and kindness on the Earth. All of the world’s great wisdom religions, Christianity, Islam (Sunni, Shia and Sufi), Judaism, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Native American spirituality, and the Shamanic traditions, stood and stand for these great values. But those who seek to imprison others in the trap of their own ideology while exercising disrespect for life are no friends of humanity – or the Earth.

As the great humanitarian, theologian and philosopher Albert Schweitzer has enunciated in his view of Reverence for Life, respect for the life of others becomes the highest principle and the defining purpose of humanity.

A great document, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, inspired by the American Declaration of Independence, embodies the sanctity of life and the human rights of all peoples, individually and collectively. The Lebanese philosopher and diplomat Charles Malik called it “an international document of the first order of importance.” Eleanor Roosevelt stated it “may well become the international Magna Carta of all men everywhere.” Pope John Paul II called it “one of the highest expressions of the human conscience of our time.”

The UDHR has become the basis for much international law. The first six of its Articles state:
• All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
• Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
• Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
• No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
• No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
• Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

We owe it to ourselves, our ancestors and our posterity, that the principles enunciated in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the fundamental spiritual principle of Reverence for Life, be upheld and honored everywhere, and for all future generations. For the sake of humanity. For the sake of Freedom. For the sake of human creativity and potential. For the sake of Life on Earth.

Mike Schwager is a speech writer, publicist and media interview coach. He contributes to The Huffington Post on spiritual and humanitarian themes. He is also host of the Internet radio show, “The Enrichment Hour” on WSRadio(dot)com, and editor of www.Enrichment(dot)com, and www.EnrichOurWorld(dot)net. His media relations sites are at: www.mediamavens(dot)com, and www.TVtraining(dot)tv. Mike can be reached via e-mail at: moschwager@aol(dot)com.

 

Social visionary/Futurist Duane Elgin on “The Enrichment Hour”

August 3, 2014 — My guest for the full hour today on “THE ENRICHMENT HOUR” was DUANE ELGIN, an internationally recognized futurist/social visionary, speaker and author who looks beneath the surface turbulence of our times to explore the deeper trends that are transforming our world.

Starting Tuesday, August 5th, the show can be heard via archives at:  http://wsradio.com/category/lifestyles/the-enrichment-hour-with-mike-schwager

The “Enrichment Hour” airs live every Sunday,  on www.WSRadio.com, click on STUDIO B/Live. 1 PM Eastern; 12 Noon Central; 11 AM Mountain; and 10 AM Pacific.

In 2006, Duane received the International Goi Peace Award in Japan in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.”

His books include: The Living Universe: Where Are We? Who Are We? Where Are We Going? (2009); Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity’s Future (2000), Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life that is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich (2010, 1993 and 1981), and Awakening Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness (1993). With Joseph Campbell and other scholars he co-authored the book Changing Images of Man (1982). In addition, Duane has contributed chapters to twenty-two books, and has published more than a hundred major articles and blog posts.

In the early 1970s, worked as a senior staff member of a joint Presidential-Congressional Commission on the American Future looking ahead from 1970 to 2000. He then worked as a senior social scientist with the think-tank SRI International where he coauthored numerous studies of the long-range future; for example, Anticipating Future National and Global Problems (for the President’s Science Advisor), Alternative Futures for Environmental Policy (for the Environmental Protection Agency), The Future of the Automobile (for the Ford Motor Co.), and Limits to the Management of Large, Complex Systems (for the President’s Science Advisor).

As a speaker, Duane has given more than 300 keynotes and workshops with audiences ranging from business executives and civic groups to churches and college students.

For the past three years, he has been the executive director of a project that has brought together more than a dozen “Great Transition Stories” that offer new cultural narratives for our collective imagination and that can serve help guide us toward a sustainable and meaningful future. He is now developing a growing number of collaborations with organizations in business, film and media, colleges and universities, and more.

He has an MBA from the Wharton Business School, an MA in economic history from the University of Pennsylvania, and an honorary Doctor of Philosophy for work in “ecological and spiritual transformation” from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.

Over the past thirty years, Duane has co-founded three non-profit organizations working for media accountability, citizen empowerment, and a trans-partisan ‘community voice’ movement using the television airwaves legally owned by the public.

Duane is married to Coleen LeDrew Elgin, and he is also a father and grandfather. Duane and Coleen have collaborated on various projects such as the video overview of Duane’s book, The Living Universe and a book they co-authored, Living Legacies.

Duane’s professional websites are at: www.GreatTransitionStories.org, andwww.DuaneElgin.org.

The Enrichment Hour: with Guest Thomas Moore

On “THE ENRICHMENT HOUR” for Sunday, July 20th:  a full hour with spiritual advisor and bestselling author THOMAS MOORE, author of the new book, A Religion of One’s Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World.Thomas Moore is a renowned spiritual advisor and bestselling author of books like Care of the Soul and Dark Nights of the Soul.  
On www.WSRadio.com, Click on STUDIO B/Live.Something essential is missing from modern life. Many who’ve turned away from religious institutions—and others who have lived wholly without religion—hunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religion’s strict and often inflexible path to spirituality. In A Religion of One’s Own, bestselling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion.Two decades ago, Moore’s Care of the Soul touched a chord with millions of readers yearning to integrate spirituality into their everyday lives. In A Religion of One’s Own, Moore expands on the topics he first explored shortly after leaving the monastery. He recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his twelve years as a monk but also the more original and imaginative spirituality that he later developed and embraced in his secular life. Here, he shares stories of others who are creating their own path: a former football player now on a spiritual quest with the Pueblo Indians, a friend who makes a meditative practice of floral arrangements, and a well-known classical pianist whose audiences sometimes describe having a mystical experience while listening to her performances. Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers, writers, and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence.

At a time when so many feel disillusioned with or detached from organized religion yet long for a way to move beyond an exclusively materialistic, rational lifestyle, A Religion of One’s Own points the way to creating an amplified inner life and a world of greater purpose, meaning, and reflection.

A Religion of One’s Own can be purchased at this link:
http://www.amazon.com/Religion-Ones-Own-Creating-Spirituality/dp/159240829X/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

After the live show, this and other shows can be heard on archives at:
http://wsradio.com/category/lifestyles/the-enrichment-hour-with-mike-schwager/

Walking Down A Tree-Lined Lane with Pope Francis

[As published in Huffington Post]:

by Mike Schwager

Your Holiness — and I say that in deference to the exalted position you hold among millions of Catholics around the world — I am upset with your utterance that reinforces the sanctity of marriage and children in juxtaposition to the diminution of animals as pets.

Understand — I am not upset with you as a standard bearer for the Church’s position on the sanctity of holy family. What displeases me, and disappoints me, is a devaluing of love for our unconditionally loving animal friends. Do you not realize the impact of your words upon so many people on planet Earth?

This is particularly ironic, your Holiness, since you bear the name of one who was in communion with the pure hearts of animals — and who animals befriended because they sensed his own pure heart.

As we walk down this tree-lined path together, Francis, can you feel the trees reaching out to us with their love? What’s that you say? “Yes, Michael, I can.”

I’m happy for that, Francis, for it shows me you are in tune with the vibration of nature’s creation, and that says to me that you have reverence and feeling for all life, which includes human life but does not exclude the other beings who emanate out of God’s pure Love. Neither you nor your Church have stood up for the animals. Don’t you think it’s time?

Do you know the unconditional lovingness of a dog, your Holiness, or a cat, or a horse, or a dolphin?

Do you know the tragedy of a system in America and most other countries around the world that disposes of these creatures in shelters dedicated to killing, rather than adopting? If you’ve experienced their innate lovingness, and intelligence, and great hearts — can you not stand up for them too?

Do you not know how they contribute to the loving wholesomeness of human homes — whether the occupants are married with children, or not? Have you not seen how they heal the hearts of the lonely in nursing homes and among the sick in hospitals? Are you not aware of their bravery and heroism in standing with our soldiers on the fields of war?

They are truly, your Holiness, God’s gifts to humanity and the world. They are of inestimable value in the beauty of their own inherent beingness and right to life — and in the quality of life of humans, who so often suffer with such great complexity of mind. The companionship of these loving souls makes a huge difference in the life of humans. Your namesake, St. Francis, knew this.

And can your heart extend further, your Holiness, to speaking out against the suffering of the farm animals? The huge suffering of the little lambs, and calves, and cows and pigs. And the unspeakable pain the chickens endure, stuffed in cages for life until their execution. Why must we eat them? Why must we torture them until they are slain? When the Bible spoke of our dominion over the animals, surely it isn’t speaking of cruelty towards animals, but responsibility and stewardship. And implicit in stewardship is love and caring. Isn’t that so Francis?

And in the world of entertainment, can you not speak out against the pain of the great whales, who are confined into spaces that cause them terrible emotional and psychological suffering — all for the sake of the entertainment and pleasure of the humans who come to see them, oblivious of what they are enduring?

Last but not least, your Holiness, please speak out against hunting. How can people such as you who are representative for the sanctity of Life — condone the killing of benign and innocent deer, or of noble and immensely intelligent creatures such as elephants?

Francis –your Holiness – I beseech you, and appeal to you — to become a standard bearer for life! Don’t you think that is what the enlightened being whose name you revere — Jesus — would want you to become? Not just a sacred representative of humans, but of the creatures who walk and share this Earth with us?

Ah — it’s a beautiful day today, is it not Francis? Can’t you feel the great trees on this glorious path we walk energetically embracing us? And do you hear the birds singing their hearts out to us, in celebration of our unity with them and all life? Almost as if the Spirit of God embraces us?

“Yes, I can Michael. Yes I can.”

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Mike Schwager is a speech writer, media coach and publicist (www.mediamavens (dot) com, and www.TVtraining (dot) tv). He is also host of The Enrichment Hour on WSRadio (dot) com, and editor of the spiritual blog, www.EnrichOurWorld (dot) net. E-mail: moschwager@aol.com.

The Enrichment Hour for Sunday, May 25th

My guests on THE ENRICHMENT HOUR for Sunday, May 25 are, in the first half hour, renowned homeopathist SANFORD LAPEDIS; and in the second half hour, a dear friend, HENRY KAVETT, presently a college advisor helping young people fulfill their dreams – and in the past, someone with a distinguished career in radio and television. The Enrichment Hour airs every Sunday, from 1-2 PM Eastern, 10-11 AM Pacific, 11-12 PM Mountain, and 12 – 1 PM Central. Listen live on www.WSRadio (dot) com, click on STUDIO B/Live.

Sanford Lapedis became dedicated to homeopathy after he himself was cured at the age of 22 by a homeopathic practitioner. He received his MDHS from the International Academy of Homeopathic Science, and holds a degree in Naturopathy, and is a license Naturopath with the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists.

He specializes in classical constitutional homeopathy and founded the Homeopathy Solutions Clinic, and is committed to implementing his skills and experience to help his patients lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. 

Sanford Lapedis has treated conditions that have been diagnosed as incurable, or life-long conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, fatigue, autism and ADHD, etc. He was part of a team of Naturopathic practitioners at the prestigious Integral Health Clinic in downtown Ottawa. He has taught and trained students of homeopathy at the Academy of Health Sciences & the Canadian Institute of Homeopathy in Ottawa. 

Sanford has written a variety of articles on homeopathy and health, and has been a lecturer, guest speaker and attendee at a variety of international forums and venues. Most recently, in 2009 and 2010, he presented on “A Taste of Health” cruise along with various distinguished speakers, such as Dr. Neal Barnard (founder & president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), Dr. T. Colin Campbell (researcher & author of the China Study), Dr. Will Tuttle (composer, speaker & author – The World Peace Diet), and Christina Pirello (Emmy award-winning host of Christina Cooks), to name a few. 

He was the director of the department of homeopathy at the charity AMI hospital in India for 13 years, and has successfully treated patients from all over the world, with all types of acute and chronic disorders. 

Of his mission, Sanford Lapedis says: “In order to uplift society and the general well-being of humankind, the focus of our efforts must begin with the physical and mental health of each individual.”

Sanford’s website is at:  homeopathysolutions (dot) com.  He is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.  His toll-free number is: 888-838-1949.

My guest in the second half hour is HENRY KAVETT. 

After many years in the communications industry, Henry Kavett found his passion: helping young people find their direction and voice. He has been an independent college advisor for about 20 years—and now exclusively devotes his time in service to others. This year, 30 of his students will graduate from the world’s leading universities, including MIT, Harvard, Cornell, UPenn and Yale.

It turned out that the same kind of preparation in aiding top executives in communicating their objectives is used in developing winning college essays and applications. So at this point in his life, Kavett has what most strive for: a clear sense of purpose and the opportunity to see the fruits of his labors as his students gain admission and then achieve their goals.

Previously…Henry was involved with WYD Media Management in New York, assisting in generating new revenue streams for shows like THE STPEHANIE MILLER SHOW and DAVID HARTMANN SHOW. Prior to that, he was a Senior Consultant to major communications corporations, including entertainment companies and technology networks.

And before that, Henry has a distinguished communications background that includes: Senior Vice President of Utilicore, the telephone and communications services group; President and founder of The Independent Group of Companies, Inc. (IGC), which created strategic marketing, advertising and public relations programs for clients like GE Capital, Group W Television, John Blair & Company, Showtime/Viacom Networks, NBC-TV, NBC Olympics and CNBC cable network and Weichert Realtors.

Henry and I met when we were both Broadcast Media Specialists at the large public relations agency, Burson-Marsteller, in New York.

Henry was also: Broadcast news editor & writer for DOW JONES/Wall Street Journal Radio Networks; Director, Information & Public Relations, ABC Radio Division (ABC Radio Networks, ABC Owned Stations Group, ABC Radio News); Network News Writer/Producer for NBC News/NBC Radio Networks/NIS, New York; and News anchor/reporter at radio and television stations – such as WBBF (Top40), WBFB/WNWZ (all news format, anchored evenings and weekends, WROC (operations manager, produced AM & PM news blocks, one hour nightly call in talk show on NewsTalk station), Rochester, NY; WUTR-TV, Utica, NY; WTKO, Ithaca, WHLW radio, Lakewood, NJ, WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY; and news stringer, Associated Press. 

Enrichment Hour To Re-Run Interview with Film-Maker James LaVeck

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“THE ENRICHMENT HOUR” WILL RE-RUN INTERVIEW WITH AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKER, JAMES LAVECK, THIS EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 20th FROM 1-2 PM EASTERN (10-11 AM PACIFIC; 11-12 PM MOUNTAIN, 12-1 PM CENTRAL).

The Enrichment Hour airs every Sunday from 1 to 2 PM Eastern, 10 to 11 AM Pacific, and time zones in between at: www.WSRadio.com, click on STUDIO/B Live. It is also archived and can be retrieved on Tuesdays at WSRadio.com – then click on Lifestyles in right column, and scroll down to “The Enrichment Hour with Mike Schwager”.

James’ website at Tribe of Heart Productions is: www.tribeofheart.org.

James’s mission in his films is to awaken compassion and deepen each individual’s understanding of the interconnectedness of all life. His vision, and the vision of his significant other, Jenny Stein, is to help build a world free of violence and full of beauty.

Tribe of Heart is also a charitable organization that empowers caring people everywhere to become agents of peaceful social change. Its members consist of a global community of people from all walks of life, dedicated to living with kindness and respect for all living beings.

One of the hugely impactful documentary films produced and directed by James are “Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home.” With strikingly honest interviews and rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives and intense family bonds of animals most often viewed as living commodities, this groundbreaking documentary shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, farm animals themselves.

Another award-winning documentary film, The Witness, tells the story of a construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn neighborhood become an impassioned animal advocate. Eddie Lama explains how he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals and bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York. With humor and sincerity, Eddie tells the story of his remarkable change in consciousness.

The Witness has been an official selection in 32 film festivals where it has received eight awards for Best Documentary and two for Best of Festival.

The Enrichment Hour for Sunday, April 6th

My guests on The Enrichment Hour for Sunday, April 6, from 1-2 PM Eastern (on www.WSRadio.com) are:  in the first half hour, spiritual teacher David Fishman, a leading teacher of A Course In Miracles for over 30 years. He has used its principles of spiritual psychology as a basis for relationship counseling. David is the author of The Open Mind: Loving Your Self; and Into Oneness: Thoughts and Prayers on the Way. David moderates A Course In Miracles meetings on the Internet and maintains a website – One Mind Foundation – and radio station ACIM Radio – at www.OneMindFdn.org. Since 1998 he was the Chair of the Human Rights Commission of Yonkers and also served as Commissioner.  David is co-founder of ONEMIND Foundation, sponsor of ACIM Gather, a worldwide portal for developing trust in our True Self; and Open Minds for ACIM & NTI, a very active page on Facebook and a forum for members to share their insights and blessings. ACIM Gather has become Awakening-Together.org, where David is presently Vice President of the Board of Trustees.
In the second half hour, my guests are Jan Fredericks, founder and president of God’s Creatures Ministry, and her colleague, Board Member Mary Sepede. God’s Creatures Ministry advances compassion and support for all our animal friends, who like us are members of God’s Kingdom. They oppose cruelty to animals, whether the mistreated animals on factory farms, or at animal shelters. They sponsor various programs, including various vet/medical funding programs.  God’s Creatures Ministry website is at: http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/.

The Enrichment Hour can be heard on Sundays, from 1-2 PM Eastern, live at: www.WSRadio.com, click on STUDIO B/Live. Starting Tuesday, it can be accessed from archives (www.WSRadio.com), click on “Lifestyles” in right column, then scroll down to The Enrichment Hour with Mike Schwager.

Father Frank Mann on Discovering Compassion for Animals

Father Frank Mann, a Roman Catholic priest in Queens, New York City, talks about reverence for animal life and his discovery of animals’ intelligence and feelings, and that they are deserving of kindness and compassion.  Through this discovery, Father Mann has come closer to understanding his mission in life:  that through kindness to animals, humans can gain a depth of soul enabling them to be kinder to ALL life – and building a kinder world.

The priest is, on a personal level, trying to keep his beloved cat Newman alive. Newman, who was the first animal to open the Father’s heart about the preciousness of animal life, has chronic medical problems and needs regular veterinary care. Father has a webpage where donations can be made to meet his beloved Newman’s medical expenses: www.GoFundMe.com/7kvers

As a priest, Father has taken a vow of poverty, and therefore your donation will help him keep his beloved pet alive.  He does so much for others.  Perhaps you will consider a donation to  Father Frank.  Thank you!

New Biz Empowerment & A Priest Loves Animals

My first guest in the first half hour of “The Enrichment Hour” tomorrow, Sunday, March 23rd (1:00 to 1:30 PM Eastern, 10 to 10:30 AM Pacific) is Hall of Fame entrepreneur, Jack Nadel, author of the award-winning book The Evolution of an Entrepreneur: Featuring 50 of My Best Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Business, and creator of the inspirational new video, How To Succeed In Business. Jack and I will talk about his ultimate crash course for entrepreneurs, making both eBook and video available for a low price ($5.99) in a direct author-to-consumer offering – for instant reading and viewing on all computers and mobile devices.
 
Jack urges Americans to reboot to new business creation and self-empowerment. His mission is to make his insights available at an affordable price for millions of Americans whose income falls short of their expenses.He strongly maintains that entrepreneurship is an important key for economic turnaround, and will provide relief to the Middle Class, long-term unemployed, underemployed, veterans, Millennials and new college graduates.
 
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My guest in the second half hour of “The Enrichment Hour” (1:30 to 2 PM Eastern, 10:30 to 11 AM Pacific) is Father Frank Mann, a Roman Catholic priest from Queens, New York. He has served as a parish priest and as the Catholic chaplain at Brooklyn College, and is presently a feature writer for The Tablet, a major Catholic newspaper in New York. Father Mann also works for DeSales Media, for which he creates and organizes educational forums on topics ranging from human rights issues to spiritually influential individuals. He is the recipient of a 2010 Catholic Press Award for his article on the significance of pet therapy in hospitals and nursing homes.
  
Father Mann had a major internal transformation in his view of animals, including farm animals, while driving on the Long Island Expressway and spotting a billboard, which had been created by Mercy for Animals. It was a picture of a dog, a little puppy, and a piglet, and it said, “Why love one, but eat the other?” The impact of this billboard sign was huge for Father Mann. He had to turn off the expressway to reach a service road, where he turned off the ignition and contemplated the meaning of the sign. As he sat in his car, he felt completely emotionally overwhelmed by what he had seen, and cried.
 
It was shortly after this, and after research on the intelligence and kindness of pigs, and how they were severely treated and slaughtered, as nothing more than meat for the table, that he became a vegan and a powerful advocate of compassion for animals – all animals – as the expression of God’s love for His Creation.
 
Father Mann stands out as a voice too often missing in the official utterances of the Church, or most other religious institutions. But he points to the compassion of great Church figures like Saint Francis of Assissi as role models that need great emphasis. Father is featured in a You-Tube produced by www.TribeofHeart.org: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ekOPyXGs3Q
 
The priest is also, on a personal level, trying to keep his beloved cat Newman alive. Newman, who was the first animal to open the Father’s heart about the preciousness of animal life, has chronic medical problems and needs regular veterinary care. Father has a webpage where donations can be made to meet his beloved Newman’s medical expenses: www.GoFundMe.com/7kvers. Your help will be so very much appreciated! Priests are on a vow of poverty and consequently this makes keeping Newman regularly treated, so very challenging. Thank you for considering a donation to the Father and to his beloved Newman!
 
The Enrichment Hour can be heard live on www.WSRadio.com – click on STUDIO B/Live. After Tuesday, it can be found archived by going to right column, click on “Lifestyles” and scrolling down to “The Enrichment Hour with Mike Schwager”.

God Is Universal

by Mike Schwager

If there is a God, there is only ONE God – for me, for you and for everyone else. It is the same God for my Muslim friends, for my Jewish friends, for my Christian friends, for my Hindu friends, for my Buddhist friends, for my Deist friends, for my theosophical friends, for my agnostic friends, and for my atheist friends. That different people worship God in different ways, with different labels, simply means that the ineffable ONE is so vast, so awesome and so mysterious that He/She came to different people’s eyes, ears, Hearts and Minds in ways they could comprehend through the prisms of their cultures and their Weltanschauungs (their worldviews). Sometimes God comes to people as a Presence, an unmistakable Presence that transcends the peculiarities of their backgrounds, and is felt as Pure Spirit, Pure Energy, Pure Power and Pure Love. Then we know that “God” doesn’t carry an ID card – He/She loves all Creation in one magnanimous unconditionally loving way – and that God is so transcendent that we can know that He/She created us but is not absorbed by Its Creation. And if God created us, then it also has to be that God is not only without, but within.  The Presence we sometimes encounter vibrates for us, because It also lives within us.  For each of us.  God IS – and will always be, throughout eternity and beyond.

The Spiritual Work for Pure Spirits in Human Form

by Mike Schwager

People who have a purity within them, who organically understand what unconditional loving is all about, sometimes have difficulty in drawing boundaries with other people. They are less discerning about those who see that purity and take advantage of it, versus those who may be in need but are not “takers.” Their spiritual process can be challenging, for the work is to love themselves and protect themselves, but not put up a wall around themselves so that their love and caring is still available to those needing support. Their challenge in part is not to allow themselves to be used or exploited, but not to put up a seal around them so thick that they live a life of loneliness. The world needs them, and they need the world, for their mission is in part to give – but their work is also to value themselves, stand up for themselves and their expression, and to receive. Oh yes, to receive – to see the circle as complete when, to paraphrase a well-known phrase: It is blessed to give AND to receive.

On “The Enrichment Hour” for Sunday, March 9th

Next installment of “THE ENRICHMENT HOUR” for Sunday, March 9th (on www.WSRadio.com - click on “STUDIO B/Live” at respective start up times: 10 AM – 11 AM Pacific; 11 AM to 12 Noon Mountain; 12 Noon to 1 PM Central; and 1 PM to 2 PM Eastern. The Enrichment Hour is also accessible via: www.SedonaTalkRadio.com/the-enrichment-hour).

In the first half hour:

JACK IS BACK: Super-entrepreneur Jack Nadel, with seven decades behind him as the most experienced living entrepreneur in the nation, called “The Mentor’s Mentor” and author of “The Evolution of an Entrepreneur: Featuring 50 of My Best Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Business” (www.JackNadel.com) returns in the first half hour. Jack will be joined by Ken Oplinger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce, representing over 250,000 people.  Jack’s book is being called “the greatest CRASH COURSE on entrepreneurship ever written.”

The topic: why entrepreneurship for the Millennial generation and for Veterans?

In the second half hour:

GARY IS BACK: Inspired and prolific author Gary Tillery returns in the second half hour, talking about two books: “The Cynical Idealist: A Spiritual Biography of John Lennon” – and “Working Class Mystic: A Spiritual Biography of George Harrison“. Gary was our recent guest on “The Enrichment Hour” discussing his book, “The Seeker King: A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley”. See: http://www.questbooks.net/author.cfm?authornum=306

Mike Schwager can be reached at: moschwager@aol.com

On “The Enrichment Hour” for Sunday, March 2nd

On “THE ENRICHMENT HOUR with Mike Schwager” for Sunday, March 2nd. 10 AM to 11 AM Pacific; 1 PM to 2 PM Eastern; 12 Noon to 1 PM Central; and 11 AM to 12 Noon Mountain.Go to: www.WSRadio dot com, and click on STUDIO B/Live – at designated start-up time(s).  Can also be accessed through SedonaTalkRadio.com/the-enrichment-hour.Entrepreneurial great Jack Nadel returns to The Enrichment Hour in the first half hour. Jack is the author of “The Evolution of an Entrepreneur” (www.JackNadel.com), a crash course in entrepreneurship – and will talk about what it takes to be an entrepreneur.Joining Jack will be his wife and partner, Julie Nadel, who, prior to her marriage to Jack, took her skill sets as a very good cook and well organized person, to starting a catering business which within 12 years transformed from a Mom and Pop shop to a firm that was bought out by a New York Stock Exchange company.

Julie shares her own story and gives advice to other women who may need a little inspiration to assess their own skills and what it takes to get over self-doubts and anxieties.

In the second half hour, Mike will be joined by Sam (Samantha) Bennett, author of “Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes A Day.” We all get the same 24 hours in each day, yet some people find ways to write bestsellers, create amazing art,design dresses, or start a new business. According to Sam Bennett, what those who finish projects have that others don’t is creative genius, which consists of clarity, motivation and the ability to get past their own anxieties to get their work out there.Sam will discuss:* The top three things to do to get over perfectionism
* The tools you need in your creativity toolkit
* Building a daily creativity habit into a 24/7 world
* The superiority of “could-do” lists over dictatorial “to-do” lists
* Determining which of your 37 projects to tackle first