Episode #52 | Craig Barnes Author | Playwright | Activist

Craig Barnes was a political activist, author, playwright and host of the KSFR radio show “Our Times with Craig Barnes.” Barnes was named a Santa Fe Living Treasure in 2014. Barnes died in November of 2015.

In Search of the Lost Feminine: Decoding the Myths That Radically Reshaped Civilization, Barnes explains the mysterious disappearance of ancient cultures in which woman and the environment were centrally important. Barnes traces the archaeological and societal forces that shaped our current culture of misogyny and glorification of war.

Episode #51 | Dr. Larry Dossey M.D. | Author | "Power of Prayer"

Dr. Larry Dossey M.D. is a distinguished Texan physician and author who is an internationally influential advocate for the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. He is the former Executive Editor of the peer-reviewed journal “Alternative Therapies on Health and Medicine.”

In The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, Dossey focuses on the simple sources of healing that have been available for centuries, from the power of optimism and tears to speedy recovery to the surprising usefulness of dirt and bugs in curing diseases and infection.

Episode #47 | Leonard Shlain | Author | Surgeon | Lecturer

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Leonard Shlain was a brain surgeon, author, inventor, lecturer, and best-selling author of Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding da Vinci’s Creative Genius. His seminal book The Alphabet and the Goddess posits that the world switched from female worship to male domination just after the invention of the alphabet, as people switched from right-brain consciousness to left-brain consciousness. Shlain died in May of 2009 after a battle with brain cancer.

Episode #42 | Michael Gelb | Author | "Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age"

Michael Gelb is a professional speaker, seminar leader, executive coach and author. He is a pioneer in the field of creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership.

Gelb’s book How to Think Like Leonardo helps the reader to uncover their own hidden abilities, sharpen their senses, and liberate their unique intelligence by following the example of the genius of ages, Leonardo da Vinci.

In "Grace, Play, and Power" Gelb says that the success mechanism is hard-wired into our brains. Grace (Alexander Technique) Play (Juggling) and Power (Aikido) when we bring all of our senses to recognize what we want, we need also to see the gap between what we want and where we are. Learn the art of the learnng process. Gelb describes "overseriousness as a sign of mediocrity."

Episode #35 | Alberto Villoldo | Author | Anthropologist | Shaman

Alberto Villoldo is a best-selling author and founder of the world-renowned “Institute of Energy Medicine, The Four Winds Society”. He is a classically trained medical anthropologist who has studied shamanic healing techniques among the descendants of the ancient Incas for over 30 years.

His books include Shaman, Healer, Safe: How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas and The Four Insights.

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Episode #27 | Angeles Arrien | Author | Cultural Anthropologist

Angeles Arrien was a cultural anthropologist, educator, award-winning author, and consultant to numerous businesses and organisations inside and outside the medical field. She founded the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research, which focuses on the preservation of indigenous wisdom's, environmental sustainability and multi-cultural bridging.

Arrien passed away in 2014.

Episode #19 | Gail Larsen | Transformational Speaking

Transformational Speaking Coach and consultant, Gail Larsen is the founder of Real Speaking and the author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story. Larsen gives Transformational Speaking trainings. Transformation Speaking is a comprehensive learning experience designed to improve public speaking and presentation skills.

Episode #18 | Joan Logghe / Poet

Joan Logghe is a New Mexico poet, with multiple awards and books. She has also worked on a project called Poemholders, which combines her love of quilting and poetry.

Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry Grants, and a Barbara Demming/Money for Women grant. She was Poet Laureate of Santa Fe from 2010-2012.

Her books include What Makes a Woman BeautifulTwenty Years in Bed with the Same Man and Sofia, Rice, and The Singing Bowl.


Episode #12 | Alice Waters | Chef | Author /activist

Alice Waters is a chef, writer, and proprietor of Chez Panisse, a Berkley-based restaurant focused on providing seasonally-appropriate, locally-sourced food. She changed the way Americans eat and think about food, serving only the highest-quality food and local produce.

Alice Waters is also the creator of The Edible Schoolyard at Berkley's Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, an initiative to involve students in all aspects of the food cycle. The success of her program led to an national push for the integration of nutritious lunch and gardening into the academic curriculum. She says that with the Edible Schoolyard, children learn through their senses, growing, cooking, and sharing food, hand-on. She says they become civilized, learning about life through food.  She has been called one of the 10 best chefs in the world.

Alice Waters is the author of several books, including The Art of Simple Food and the children's book Fanny at Chez Panisse, written for and about her daughter.

Episode #8 | Deborah Madison | Chef | Cookbook Author

Deborah Madison is a world-famous American chef, writer and cooking teacher. She is the founding chef at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, CA, and former chef at Chez Panisse in Berkley, CA.

An expert in vegetarian cooking, Deborah Madison's cookbooks include Vegetarian Cooking for EveryoneThis Can't Be Tofu, and Vegetable Literacy.