Terry Brunner, one of New Mexico's "Rainmakers" and State Director of the USDA's Rural Development program, discusses how his department has granted or loaned $1.6 billion to rural New Mexicans, as well as what makes New Mexicans happy and what needs to change. It's a provocative show.
Note: This is a replay of this important and timely show, originally broadcast February 2016.
Henry Shukman, Zen Master teacher at the Mountain Cloud Zen Center, and John Braman, co-founder of the Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute, chill with Melanie in the zendo. Really. Thoughtful, light-hearted, clear talk about Zen and mindfulness.
Bill O'Hanlon -- speaker, musician, author of 36 books, coach, hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, developer of a popular — because it works — therapeutic modality called Solution Oriented Therapy, trainer of psychotherapists and counselors (whew!) -- returns for another fast-paced, fun show.
From nine-year-old and 12-year-old sisters, to Jason Amaro with Trout Unlimited, and from Jorge Silva-Banuelos, superintendent of the Valles Caldera National Preserve (and his one-year-old daughter), to scientist Cara Gibson ... this is another rollicking and informative show recorded at the Valles Caldera.
How much happiness was there one crisp fall morning, way up in the Jemez Mountains?? A lot! From New Mexico Wildlife Federation's Executive Director Garrett VeneKlasen and Director of Community Relations and Education Andrew Black, to several Santa Fe Indian School students, and from father Julian Gonzales the 2nd, to his son Julian Gonzales 3rd ... we found an awful lot of happiness.
Celeste Yacoboni, author of "How Do You Pray?," returns for a lively show on the art of blessings, spirituality, and Burning Man. It's an intriguing conversational mix!
Another fun show, celebrating diversity, community, and happiness. Featuring northern New Mexico lowriders and their cars; New Mexico History Museum curator Daniel Kosharek; and Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales.
Internationally renowned author, speaker, psychologist and cell biologist, Joan Borysenko, talks about mind/body medicine, mindfulness, happiness, and her latest book, “The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life.”
Water -- specifically, the Pecos River -- and wilderness are featured in this show, with guests Doug Jeffords, Upper Pecos Watershed Association board president; George Romero, UPWA board member; Scotty Rice, auctioneer, and chef extraordinaire Carl Hawkins. This fun show was recorded on-site, right next to the Pecos River.
Powerhouse author, coach, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist Bill O'Hanlon shares some insights in this fast-paced episode.
What's a tiny house? This fun, and informative show features designer and environmentally conscious social entrepreneur Daryl Stanton, as Melanie visits her tiny houses in Rio en Medio.
Dottie Indyke, Executive Director of Creativity for Peace, is joined by two Young Leaders — Israeli Shir Bar-El and Palestinian Taimaa Abu Ahmed, in this thought-provoking and wide-ranging discussion of what it means to be trained as a peacemaker and leader.
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Dottie Indyke, Executive Director; Israeli Shir Bar-El, Young Leader; and Palestinian Taimaa Abu Ahmed, Young Leader, all talk about this remarkable program -- Creativity for Peace -- which includes a 3-week Peace Camp in northern New Mexico.
These two young women speak from their heart about the realities of having been born in a war zone, and the challenges of working for peace.
Popular guest Kate Stalter, money expert and author, returns for more information about the connection between your money and happiness. It’s full of information!, and lots of fun, too.
Anna Katherine — LPCC, storyteller, expert on how to use myths and fairy tales for self-empowerment and healing — talks about just these things. Along with happiness, of course.
Three uber-articulate dance performers, Jade McClellan, Molly Rose Kelly, and Rhea Strong, talk about the power of dance to heal individuals, as well as communities, in this thoughtful program. Myra Krein, founder and director of the Mosaic Dance Company, joins the conversation.
David Sellers, Street Food Institute’s Program Director; Mika Chavez, Lead Instructor of the Culinary Arts Program at SFCC; Jason Gleickman, Food Truck Manager; and Alex Garcia, recent CAP graduate all get in on the fun. Recorded in the commercial kitchen for the Street Food Institute's fab food truck.
People called them "hippies turned humanitarians" back in the 70's. Robert Reifel, board member of Plenty.org, was one of those folks. He shares heart-warming stories from his work in the South Bronx, on Pine Ridge Reservation, and at the Guatemala City dump, where 50,000-100,000 people live.
Oh boy, this is a fun show, featuring Norman Maktima, from Hopi/San Felipe Pueblo/Laguna Pueblo ancestry, and member of the U.S. National Flyfishing Team (soon to be competing in his 10th World Championship Team Flyfishing competition).
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New Mexico History Museum photography curator Daniel Kocharek loves lowriders almost as much as Melanie does. Check it the cool history of lowrider culture in this fun show.
David Sellers, chef at famed SantaCafe for ten years, is now the program director for an inspiring culinary program that trains entrepreneurs and young leaders how to make it in the food business ... through food trucks!
David's interview is fast-paced, fun, full of all sorts of goodies.