Cultivating generosity can be a life-enhancing experience. In this talk, M.J. Ryan will discuss the many facets of generosity, why generosity is so good for us and simple techniques for cultivating this remarkable human quality to experience greater joy and connectedness.
Known internationally as a change expert, M.J. Ryan has worked as a thinking partner for the past 17 years helping people maximize happiness and success. She has a wide range of clients around the world from individuals looking to find more purpose and meaning to one person startups, family businesses and executives in C-Suites of global corporations. Currently she is the lead coach for SheEO, a new crowdsourcing, philanthropy and mentoring organization supporting women-owned startups in Canada, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.
The founder and former CEO of Conari Press, she is one of the creators of the bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series and the author of eight books including Radical Generosity, Habit Changers, Surviving Change You Didn’t Ask For,Attitudes of Gratitude, The Happiness Makeover, and The Power of Patience. Articles on her work have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, HuffPost, Inc.com, Forbes.com,Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Yoga Journal, and many other publications and websites.
M.J. Ryan's new book Radical Generosity is available from Stepping Stones Books and Gifts.
This free event is sponsored byStepping Stones Books and Gifts. No Reservations or Tickets are required.
Date: Friday, March 29 Time: 7 pm Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa 2075 Occidental Road
Come hear author Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian discuss her new book The Jewel of Abundance, which offers a refreshing perspective on how readers can live a prosperous, abundant life without losing their soul along the way.
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is a meditation teacher, poet, writer, and the spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya Yoga meditation center with headquarters in San Jose, California.
She has taught Kriya Yoga nationally and internationally for more than three decades and has received several community service awards, including the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism from the Hindu American Foundation. Ordained to teach in 1982 by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, her message is “engaged enlightenment”—an invitation to live an awakened, creatively inspired, and fulfilled life, now.
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian's New book The Jewel of Abundance is available now at Stepping Stones Books and Gifts.
This free event is sponsored by Stepping Stones Books and Gifts. No Reservations or Tickets are required.
Come hear author Dawson Church discuss Mind to Matter, his new book that chronicles the Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality.
“Mind to Matter challenges the core principles of modern medicine and conventional science. Dawson Church makes a compelling case that the mind-body link is more profound than we ever suspected, and that science must expand its paradigm to include forces like consciousness, resonance, and energy. Profusely illustrated, the book includes an impressive compendium of research citations, from classic papers to recent breakthroughs. Many practical examples and exercises provide tools to work on our own personal transformation and, if the book’s thesis of interconnection is correct, our social transformation as well. I highly recommend this book.”
—Eric Leskowitz, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose best-selling book The Genie in Your Genes has been hailed by reviewers as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics. His follow-up title Mind to Matter, reviews the science of peak mental states. He founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. His groundbreaking research has been published in prestigious scientific journals. He is the editor of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, a peer-reviewed professional journal and a blogger for the Huffington Post. He shares how to apply the breakthroughs of energy psychology to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe, one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.
Dawson Church's new bookMind to Matter is available from Stepping Stones Books and Gifts.
Please join us on February 22 for this new presentation. This free event is sponsored by Stepping Stones Books and Gifts. No Reservations or Tickets are required.
Melissa Phillippe is a singer-songwriter and teacher with nine albums of original music in release. She is also a Toltec Mentor personally trained by don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. Her wife, Z Egloff is a cartoonist, spoken word artist, and author of the spiritual humor blog, Life in Z-D: A Goofball’s Guide to Enlightenment. Their mission is to bring Radical Joy to the world.
Present a concert of their most popular songs as a fundraiser for Butte County wildfire relief. The artists are donating 100% of the proceeds. The Center is donating all of the production costs.
Date: Saturday, January 19 Time: 7:30 pm Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa 2075 Occidental Road
Very few people can say that they have been a singing mermaid, a singing casket, and was literally “elevator music” when she was hired to sing and play piano in a moving elevator. Meet Karen Drucker. Karen has recorded 15 CDs of her original inspirational music, and is the author of an inspirational book, “Let Go of the Shore: Stories and Songs That Set the Spirit Free.” Among her many accomplishments, she has been a professional comedienne, led her own band for corporate events, and has been the music director of New Thought Churches, as well as music director and “ music weaver” for many spiritual conferences and retreats. Karen has been honored with an Honorary Doctorate of Music for her work within the Religious Science Community, and a “Grace Note” award for her work within the Unity Movement.
Gary Lynn Floyd is an American singer-songwriter who connects straight to the heart and lifts up a room with his inspirational lyrics and soulful style.
A native of Houston, Gary began picking out melodies on a piano at four years old, and he’s been making music ever since. Today he writes and records deep and meaningful music, and shares these songs like a gift to audiences across the country. His style is a mix of pop, rhythm, and blues, combining silky vocals with powerful lyrics.
Bobby Jo Valentine is a nationally touring singer/songwriter who grew up on the seaside of Northern California. His songs are both earthbound and mystical, and speak of the gentle, everyday spiritual awakenings of an openhearted life. He's given a Ted Talk, been awarded Song of the Year three times at the West Coast Songwriter's Association, and performed all over the globe. His compelling, poetic storytelling and songs have built a growing following of listeners and supporters, and his most recent collections, "Fox Eyes, Whale Heart" and "Maybe Stars," are available everywhere music is offered online.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
All proceeds from this concert will be donated to Butte County Wildfire Relief. Donations are made by purchasing Donation Tickets in $20, $40, $60, $80, or $100 amounts. You choose the amount of your donation when you purchase your tickets.