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    Mike Schwager directly, e-mail:moschwager@aol.com
  • Recommended Books

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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

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:

After the live show, this and other shows can be heard on archives at:

Film Documentarian James LaVeck on Enrichment Hour

by Mike Schwager
My special one-hour guest on The Enrichment Hour this Sunday, April 13th is award-winning documentary film producer James LaVeck of Tribe of Heart Productions (www.tribeofheart.org).  Showtime is from 1 to 2 PM Eastern, 10 to 11 AM Pacific, 12 to 1 PM Central, and 11 AM to 12 Noon Mountain.
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 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 can also be accessed via www.SedonaTalkRadio.com/the-enrichment-hour.
The Enrichment Hour is archived and can be retrieved starting Tuesdays at WSRadio.com – then click on “Lifestyles” in right column, and scroll down to “The Enrichment Hour with Mike Schwager”.  

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