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July 23, 2015

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Dancer Choreographer Actress Singer Auti Angel has earned her wings

Being an angel is not for the faint-hearted. It calls for diligence, fearlessness where others fear to tread, physical stamina, and a deep-seated sweetness. Add candor and a sense of humor and you get actress, dancer, choreographer and singer Auti Angel who fits the bill to a T. From her childhood of singing and telling […]


December 16, 2014

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This season of joy and giving is a good time to ask how happiness thinks

This is the season for merry this and happy that, wishing each other joy and bringing happiness to all. But, where do you find that happiness to share? How do you get a hold of it. You have to own something to be able to give it to others, yes? Perhaps someone besides the world […]


December 9, 2014

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Kathy Joy and letters to the universe

Kathi Joy is one. A joy. Totally. Irresistible, in a word. In more than a word you can hear her tell her own encouraging and complicated story  and how she came to head a consulting business called the Joy Resolution as well as an out-of-this-world project as irresistible as she is – letters to the […]


November 4, 2014

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Alexander Philippe where philosophy and art meet to say more than hello

Alexander Philippe is a one-man adventure. He is a San Francisco artist who paints. He has a degree in fine arts. And, more to the point of who Alexander Philippe is, he is a philosopher. He is a communicator and wants others to have the same satisfaction. He strongly identifies with Kierkegaard’s “Life can only […]


September 23, 2014

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Reverend Shawn Moninger leading through candor acceptance insight and the ability to laugh

Shawn Moninger was, years ago, an award winning lighting director for the NYC nightclub Don’t Tell Mama. Yes, he used to light people from without. Until he decided he had a far greater power to light people from within, and following that call he became an ordained minister for Unity Center for Practical Spirituality. He […]


September 9, 2014

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More on Broadway conductor David Friedman’s personal road from living fearfully to living sensationally

  The Thought Exchange is so original and makes such sense when you hear what it is that you might wonder why you did not think of it on your own. Well, worry not that it never occurred to you because Broadway composer and conductor David Friedman has not only thought of it but has […]


August 25, 2014

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Todd Lieman’s day well lived and the snowballing world of gratitude

Todd Lieman is an imaginative, conscious, creative man who understands what makes a day well lived and the benefits of specific gratitude expressed. He began by encouraging his young son Kolby to express each night three things for which he is grateful. And, because from the mouths of babes come some of our best insights, […]


March 22, 2014

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David Friedman Broadway composer, conductor, author, speaker, television personality is in SF

When there is more talent than time, what is a person to do? Aha, you do what David Friedman does. You do not let time, doubt, pounding heart or tomorrow’s to-do list stand in the way. You do what David does. You do not dawdle in the past or future; you live in the moment. […]


October 17, 2013

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Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon crafts calm

Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon, author of Crafting Calm:: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation, is a woman of many talents and generous in her sharing them. Sharing she has been doing not only in her capacity as the Spiritual Director of Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco but through her writing. She is the author of 6 books, […]


September 27, 2013

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David Mezzapelle’s life of contagious optimism

David Mezzapelle’s book Contagious Optimism is a new book on his old and well established philosophy and practical way of life. He can’t help it. It has been a life-long way of functioning for him. He was the child who loved falling off his bicycle. To listen to him talk about the upside of the downside is […]