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Nandini Murali: Breaking The Silence Around Suicide Posted by Chris Johnnidis, Apr 14 2021 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Nandini Murali: Breaking The Silence Around Suicide Reflection questions: What are some ways by which you’ve been able to transform or transmute felt judgment or the weight of social expectations? From what areas of your life are you ready and waiting for the blame and shame to be lifted?

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Nuggets From David VanderMolen's Call Posted by Aryae Coopersmith, Apr 12 2021 Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with David VanderMolen. David VanderMolen is the Learning Sensei of a multi-billion dollar global manufacturing company that has transformed its corporate purpose into a vision of "Truly Human Leadership" -- where the company's people and employees are viewed as the company's primary "product". In an "aha" moment, David's own vision of leader as problem solver and high-wattage motivator transformed into one of leader as deep listener and enabler for others to solve their own problems. Mastering the skill of deep, reflective listening, he became the Primary Architect of a communication skills program, a three-day immersive learning experience, that has inspired change in the lives of 10,000+ world-wide. He has equipped nearly 300 Certified Trainers to facilitate courses in five languages globally. David brings a contagious passion for learning, listening and leading -- catalyzing corporate leaders to rethink their primary purpose. Below are ... Read Full Story

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Nuggets From Awakin Talks Conversation With Vipul Shaha Posted by Jignasha Pandya, Apr 11 2021 Today at Awakin Talks, Bhumika opened with an old english song that never seems to get old “Someday over the rainbow”. Here are some nuggets from the call with Vipul Shaha a seeker, educator and volunteer at heart. Vipul began the call by taking us all through a brief mindfulness practice and later connecting with our inner child. About Early Childhood: Vipul opened his thoughts with this quote “You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.” from Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. When I think of going back to the roots, I think of what are the seeds I was born with? The journey is of coming back to the roots of this civilization, to the land I was born, family I was born into. It is a multilayered journey. I grew up in ... Read Full Story

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KindSpring Weekly: Spotlight On Kindness: Life Demands Posted by Guri Mehta, Apr 08 2021 The latest issue of 'Spotlight on Kindness' weekly newsletter is themed: Spotlight On Kindness: Life Demands Presence.Editor's Note: Every morning the sun shows up at our doorstep with an invitation in hand. We are invited to wake up and show up with all our imperfections, in our less-than-perfect lives. Do you accept the challenge? Or do you try to go through the motions and get through the day as best as you can? This week's stories offer us inspiration to pay attention to small things, bring our presence to whatever party we happened to be invited to today. Slow down to make sure we don't miss the magical moments concealed in the mundane. --Guri

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Karuna News: Karuna News: An Infinite Dance Posted by KarunaVirus , Apr 07 2021 Newest issue of our newsletter is out!"If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper," Thich Nhat Hanh once shared, indicating how rain from the clouds nurtured trees whose fibers composed that sheet of paper. As we walk through the world, every moment, every action, every word, every thought dominos into the next. Like a cascading waterfall, the borders of our lives spill into one another, converging, expanding, and flowing forward with time. In the process, small, unassuming gestures of goodwill become the glowing throughline of our human spirit. Looking at an image of our planet from afar, astrophysicist Carl Sagan famously wrote, "The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena ... To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known." This week's feature stories take a closer look at the profound possibilities that surface when hearts dance to the tune of our infinite interconnections.Read the full newsletter here ...

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David VanderMolen: Integrated Leadership Lessons: Posted by Aryae Coopersmith, Apr 07 2021 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'David VanderMolen: Integrated Leadership Lessons: Shifting From Preaching To ListeningReflection questions: Have you ever felt that your knowledge exceeds your embodied wisdom? How have you sought to integrate your knowledge with your lived experience so that you are able to speak and act from a place of authenticity and embodiment?

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