RETRO WEEKEND! Please enjoy these rebroadcasts from 2013 and have a safe, healthy weekend!
International visionary, speaker, author, and coach Dr. Joan C. King, Ph.D. (deceased) discussed her book, A Life on Purpose: Wisdom At Work, March, 2013.
ORIGINAL POST (March, 2013) – We live in a world in crisis. We are faced with a crisis of security. The real estate and banking systems are in turmoil. Workers are being laid off in alarming numbers. People still on the job wonder if they will be next, as they attempt to juggle their jobs as well as the jobs of those no longer employed. Those laid off are uncertain that they will find employment in a shrinking job market. We are faced with a crisis of identify, of values, and of our relationship with our inner most being. Compounding all of this, there is a crisis of leadership, a woeful lack of authentic leaders who are guided by their own integrity and alignment and who inspire integrity and alignment in those around them. There is an epidemic crisis of meaning.
We are between stories. The old story of how we understand the world and how we fit into it is no longer effective. We have yet to learn the new story. Dr. King has written her book, A Life on Purpose, to help us all do what we were born to do by finding and engaging in a life on purpose through writing a new story for ourselves, our work, and the world.
Dr. Joan C. King’s background includes years of spiritual studies in the Dominican Convent, followed by years of extensive scientific research in a medical school environment. Neither experience alone fulfilled Joan’s yearning, until she integrated the two in the concept of “cellular wisdom” explored in her books. A Life on Purpose is the third in the Cellular Wisdom series, which provides the foundation for Joan’s coaching, coach training and mentor coaching, as well as her speaking and writing.
Joan left the convent and entered graduate school to study science more deeply as a way to examine the substance of life and human behavior and “what makes people tick.” After obtaining a multidisciplinary Ph.D. in Neurosciences and Psychology from Tulane University, Joan was engaged in basic research in neuroscience for twenty-five years.A Professor at Tufts University Schools of Medicine in Boston for 20 years, Joan served as Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology for the Schools of Medicine. She envisioned and created a Multimedia Resource Center on the Boston campus and also developed and directed the Center of Research in Reproduction at Tufts University from 1992-1997. Joan has now been engaged in scientific studies for nearly half a century.
In the course of her personal development, she began to utilize scientific principles as metaphors and tools to expand consciousness. Joan articulates her philosophy in scientific metaphors in her Cellular Wisdom series of books. Having experienced the processes of self-examination, self-reflection, and self-actualization, Joan designed and established a coaching service, Beyond-Success, LLC to assist others in these processes. In partnership with Dr. Sharyn Ann Lenhart, Joan established a second business, Transition Pathways, to help individuals create pathways for life enhancing career and personal transitions.
“Life emerges from the energy that emanates from an individual’s core beliefs and the focus of their thinking.” This philosophy in the grounding foundation of Joan’s coaching work to help clients unfold aspects of their authentic selves, unmask limiting core beliefs, and recast them as actualizing principles, integrate deep understandings, and claim their creativity, in a process that leads to full, authentic self-expression. Joan is a Master Certified Coach helping people to simultaneously achieve success and go beyond success to self-actualization.
Professional and personal coach, consultant, and workshop leader with twenty-five years as an educator, scientist, and administrator in universities and academic-based organizations, Dr. King is credentialed by the International Coach Federation.
For more information, visit www.cellular-wisdom.com.
One of America’s top physicians, Dr. Alex Lickerman, M.D., discussed his book, The Undefeated Mind: On The Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self, February 2013.
ORIGINAL POST (February 2013) – “To possess an undefeated mind means not just that we rebound quickly from adversity or face it calmly, even confidently, without being pulled down by depression or anxiety, but also that we get up day after day, week after week, month after month…and attack the obstacles in front of us again and again and again until they fall–or we do. An undefeated mind isn’t one that never feels discouraged or despairing; it’s one that continues on in spite of it.” – Alex Lickerman, MD.
Dr. Lickerman will present the tools needed to become more resilient whether you’re suffering from depression, unemployment, anxiety, weight issues, addiction, illness or pain as well as unfold the road map that leads to resilience and indestructible happiness.
Drawing on his own personal experience, two decades of case studies drawn from his patients, scientific research, and the tenets of Nichiren Buddhism, Lickerman will show that while the ability to control what happens in life may be limited, people do have the capacity to establish a life that surmounts the suffering life brings. Resilience isn’t something that only a fortunate few are born with, but rather it’s something anyone can take action-steps to develop.
Dr. Lickerman will reveal some of the nine principles anyone can use to increase their inner strength, including:
The Meaning of Victory–a look into the human desire to be happy; how to obtain benefits from adversity; why wisdom can bring an end to suffering.
Find Your Mission–Identifying a personal mission; creating a sense of purpose and committing to that mission.
Make a Vow–Resolve and the ability to carry on; identifying obstacles and overcoming barriers; steps for when self-confidence is undermined; avoiding distractions.
Expect Obstacles–Making use of adversity; examining the stories that individuals tell themselves; negative thoughts and the anxiety of uncertainty.
Stand Alone–The meaning of karma; moral transformation and dilemmas; authority, self-esteem; and the need to please.
Accept Pain–Exploration of physical and emotional pain
Let Go–Inevitability of loss; finding meaning in loss; self-compassion.
Appreciate the Good–Finding and maintaining gratitude; gratitude for obstacles.
Encourage Others–Measuring compassion; judging others or understanding them; helping others to help oneself; the power of encouragement.
Muster Your Courage–The benefits of fear; fear of death; the sense of self.
Alex Lickerman, MD, is a physician, former Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Primary Care at the University of Chicago, and current Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago. He is also a practicing Nichiren Buddhist and leader in the Nichiren Buddhist lay organization, the Soka Gakkai International, USA.
Dr. Lickerman is a prolific writer, having contributed to medical textbooks, national trade publications, and even for Hollywood with an adaptation of Milton’s Paradise Lost. He has spoken at high schools, colleges, and medical conferences, and was recently selected by the Consumer’s Research Council of America as one of America’s top physicians in their publication, Guide to America’s Top Physicians. Dr. Lickerman’s blog, Happiness in this World, is syndicated via the Psychology Today website, and receives more than 100,000 unique visitors per month.
For more information about Dr. Alex Lickerman and The Undefeated Mind, visit www.alexlickerman.com.
“The small kind word we leave with a stranger who we’ll never see again may not just spread out like ripples on a pond but may strike with the force of a tidal wave. We just never know. ”
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