Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Author's Journey hosts Barry Finlay

Award-winning author and philanthropist Barry Finlay sits with Mony to speak about his journey from the world of financial management to that of an author, publishing books from travel adventure and humour to political thrillers, and his philanthropic efforts locally and in Africa, which earned him the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Author's Journey hosts Lindsey Barr

Community activist and author Lindsey Barr joins Mony to speak about her book "Plant a Garden of Kindness", and how she's using her platform to build resilient communities through active kindness, where children and families feel safe, included and supported and where children are empowered to effect change and make the world a better place (World-Changing Kids).

"If we teach our kids that it IS our responsibility to help, then (imagine) what could they do when they are the leaders?"

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Day 5 of my Water and Broth Fast

I confess that this 5-day water and broth fast has been challenging. I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to quit, and to convince myself that I had done enough fasting for one day.

My 4th day was especially tough, for some reason. The thought of food would not leave my mind! No matter how I meditated, breathed, visualized, read inspirational text…every tool in my spiritual toolkit failed me.

So, I decided to indulge my mind – because this IS a mental game – and to watch videos of cooking shows.

For over an hour, I watched one mouth-watering show after another. And at first, I was salivating, I won’t kid you.

But after about half an hour, the shows lost all appeal. They all started to look the same. I kept watching for the sake of watching, but then turned everything off and went to bed, feeling satisfied.

I didn’t break my fast. I didn’t cheat. But I gave my mind and my thoughts some room to play; and that seemed to appease them. I was still in control, though, and felt very confident in that. But it was enough for me to continue my fast.

Today is my 5th day, and I feel great. My mind is clear, and I have more energy than I had in previous days.

I’m tempted to continue one more day, but I have many commitments this upcoming week, and I want to be fully present for them. I will have my diluted fruit juice tonight to break my fast, and tomorrow I will combine the juice with some fresh fruit. Then, it’s veggies and rice, and slowly adding in some eggs and nuts once my digestive system has started working again.

This has been an exercise in discipline – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual – and one that I’m glad that I undertook.

Thanks for joining me :-) .

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Day 3 of my 5-day water and broth Fast

So, here I am on day 3 of my 5-day water and broth fast.

I had done this fast last year, and shared with you my day-by-day reflections. This time, I felt the call to be more silent and so have tried, with mixed success, to disconnect from the outer world and focus inwards.

One of the big themes that has come up in these days is:

Where does true nourishment come from?

Is it from what you consume, or from what nourishes your spirit, your heart, your soul?

Is this nourishment (of and from the spirit) enough to sustain you on all levels?

The growling in my stomach pulls me in one direction, while the stillness pulls me in another.

In the stillness, I feel a warmth seeping into every atom of my being, and wish only to remain there. The hunger and mental chatter dissipate, and in that moment, I know the true source of my nourishment.

The work is to stay there, of course. That's the practice and discipline I'm developing.

I'm going offline again and will see you on day 5, Friday evening, when I break my fast.

Have a great week!


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Author's Journey hosts Camellia Teas

My guest infuses #Japanese culture, beauty and ease not only in her classes, but her #books and #artwork as well.

Join me for my conversation with Rebecca of Camellia Teas, on this episode of The Author's Journey!

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Author's Journey hosts Dr. Lesley Harman

Join me for this fascinating and insightful conversation with Lesley Harman, as she she shares her journey from the world of academia (Professor of Sociology at King's College in London) to that of a simple pilgrim; the importance of Presence and meditation when writing; and the power of using your words and voice as the means to express your authentic self.

A beautiful interview with a beautiful person.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Author's Journey hosts Dr. Gita Baack

Author, poet and social activist Dr. Gita Arian Baack speaks about her her latest book “The Inheritors: Moving Forward from Generational Trauma”.
She offers insights to survivors of trauma on how to process the pain, anger, hatred and violence so that they will not be perpetuated to future generations.
To learn more about Dr. Gita Baack, visit her website
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