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My mailing list provider, Aweber, has been having technical issues lately with respect to my account, so if you recently tried to sign up for the mailing list and received an error message, I’m aware of the problem. I’ve been in touch with their support to try to fix it, but so far they haven’t been able to resolve it.
In the meantime, if you want to join the mailing list and run into an error message while trying to sign up, just send me a message via the contact form with a request to be added to the list and the email address you’d like to use, and I can add you manually.
I’m sorry for the inconvenience. I’ve been using Aweber for years, and they’ve been reliable overall, but this week I’ve been pretty disappointed with them. So far the only solution they’ve given me is to wait for the problem to work itself out. I think my readers deserve a better solution than that.
The 5th annual Health Healing Happiness Conference is June 10-12, 2016 in Las Vegas. Speakers include Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. John McDougall, and many others. It includes a vegan lunch buffet too.
I know the organizer and may go to the conference too, so please let me know if you decide to attend.
I’m flying to Costa Rica tomorrow. I’ve never been there before, so I’m excited to visit a new country, and it’s a good opportunity to practice some Spanish.
I’ll be staying in San José, so if you’re in the area and want to meet up, or if you have any tips or suggestions for what to see and do there, I’d love to hear from you.
It will probably be a very damp trip since it’s supposed to rain 7 out of the next 10 days there.
I predict that the USA is about to have its first female President.
A new study to be published in the journal NeuroImage found that the brains of long-term meditators at age 50 were 7.5 years younger than the brains of a non-meditating control group, which suggests that meditation may be helpful for keeping our brains younger. Computer imaging and machine learning were used to make the comparisons.
The study found that after the age of 50, for every year that a non-meditator’s brain ages, a meditator’s brain only ages about 10 months and 8 days. That allows plenty of extra time each year for meditation practice.
I’ve been meditating semi-regularly for more than 25 years, including 30 minutes of mindfulness meditation this morning. It’s nice to know that my brain may be aging more slowly because of this basic habit.
If you’d like to enjoy more passion, presence, and purpose in your life, I encourage you to read Deb Ozarko’s new book Unplug, which is about reconnecting with your true self.
Deb is an amazing woman, and her book is powerfully heart-centered and transformational. I personally contributed a chapter to it. I deeply respect and honor her and her contribution.
I’m happy to announce that the topics for the 2016 Las Vegas workshops have been selected:
Jul 29-31 – Conscious Abundance Workshop (overcoming scarcity, creating abundance, the Law of Attraction)
Aug 19-21 – Conscious Mind Workshop (focus, clarity, self-discipline, mental skills)
Oct 14-16 – Conscious Life Workshop (lifestyle design, freedom, independence, creating your own path)
Oct 21-23 – Conscious Entrepreneurship Workshop (starting and growing a small business, business skills, combining business and lifestyle design)
These were the four most popular topics requested by readers who participated in the recent workshop survey.
I expect to open enrollment for all four events sometime in May, with further details to share about them. If you’d like to be notified when enrollment opens, please sign up for the mailing list. In the meantime, be sure mark your calendar to save the dates for the workshops that interest you. 🙂
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