TC340: The Book of Joy – Our Next Cafe Book Club Selection

TC340: The Book of Joy – Our Next Cafe Book Club Selection

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss the next selection in our Cafe Book Club: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abbrams. The book explores how to live a more joyous life and is broken down into the “Eight Pillars”: Perspectives, Humility, Humor, Acceptance, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Compassion, and Generosity. This is one of a hundred or so (!) books  that the Dalai Lama has authored or lent his name to, and the first one with Archbishop Tutu. “Happy, not only just on the physical level, but mentally.  Peace. Compassion. That’s the real joy.” – Dalai Lama   The video below appeared on CBS Sunday Morning...

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TC323 – Near Death Experiences: Joy, Celebration, and Purpose

TC323 – Near Death Experiences: Joy, Celebration, and Purpose

In this week’s podcast Robin and her guest Marvine Lindberg discuss Near Death Experiences (NDEs), a phenomenon that has become the subject of serious scientific study. Marvine recounts her own near death experience that occurred when she was 24 and undergoing surgery. She tells of meeting her grandfather and having conversations with other people dressed in white, and being given the choice of staying or going back to her body. This was at a time before the phenomenon of NDEs even had a name, let alone were discussed in the open. The term “Near Death Experiences” was coined by Raymond Moody, MD, PhD in the 1970s. In his landmark book Life After Life, Dr. Moody investigated more than one hundred case studies of people who experienced “clinical...

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TC321: Cafe Book Club interview with Ana Weber – author of Passion, Spirit, Purpose

TC321: Cafe Book Club interview with Ana Weber – author of Passion, Spirit, Purpose

In this week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome back bestselling author and success coach Ana Weber, author of Passion, Spirit, Purpose – 3 Formulas to the DOXA Method to Empower You to Love Your Life to discuss what we’ve learned from this great little book. In this interview Ana recaps some ideas from the book, and describes how it has impacted her readers. Ana is now in the process of developing a companion workbook so we can dive deeper into the DOXA method (which we’ll share on here on Transformation Cafe when it’s available). Amy also tells a story about how she has been applying some of the DOXA principles to her work with veterans and their families, and what she’s experienced as a result. It...

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TC320: Cafe Book Club – Passion, Spirit, Purpose Ch. 18 – 21

TC320: Cafe Book Club – Passion, Spirit, Purpose Ch. 18 – 21

In this week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss chapters 18 – 21 of Passion, Spirit, Purpose – 3 Formulas to Introduce the DOXA Method to Empower You to Love Your Life. Below are some suggested questions to ponder. We suggest that you take each question and journal your response. For a slightly different perspective, try writing with your non-dominant hand (if you’re right-handed, try writing left-handed). Since writing this way uses the other side of your brain, you’re likely to get a very different view. Here is an article with tips to learn how to write with your other hand. Below you’ll find a link to “The Power of Your Other Hand” by Lucia Capacchione. Chapter 18: What I’ve Learned to...

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TC 316: Cafe Book Club – Passion, Spirit, Purpose Chapters 1-2

TC 316: Cafe Book Club – Passion, Spirit, Purpose Chapters 1-2

In this week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss chapters 1 and 2 of Passion, Spirit, Purpose – 3 Formulas to Introduce the DOXA Method to Empower You to Love Your Life. Chapter 1: Find Your Passion, Spirit, Purpose, and Connection—the DOXA Way The DOXA Method The best success formulas are simple—because simple formulas are easy to remember and easy to make a part of your life. The DOXA formula, one of my favorites has only four steps: D – desire O – outstanding X –  X out the impossible A – allow you to be YOU Owning the Choosing Process This week’s assignment: When you choose in a conscious way, you own the choosing process, and you make stronger, better choices. Pause your routine and take a break. Take a deep breath and...

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TC 285: On Being a Lifelong Seeker

TC 285: On Being a Lifelong Seeker

Well, here we are in the New Year! Happy 2016 to everyone in the Transformation Cafe Community! We genuinely hope that you are doing well wherever you are in the world. Here in beautiful Southern California we’re finally getting some relief from our long drought, but as with anything, sometimes you get more than you ask for. Mudslides and flooded streets are a problem here, and we’ve had 20 foot (6 meter) waves on the coast. But today it is clear and there’s new snow on the mountains. Update on Envisioning the Future and Following Your Intuition In this episode Robin Masiewicz and her guests talk about their progress applying the principles of envisioning the future. Amy tells a story about how she attended a ceremony for Army Reservists that...

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