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Frog Chant - Finding herself amdist the wet and wild world of frogs, Roberta Jackson shifts from worry about her cancer to the wonder of life with all its ups and downs.
Practices for Depression - Brother David Steindl-Rast suggests that we not force feelings of gratefulness during depression.
A Relationship of Compassion - If you have ever wondered what it means to live gratefully in the midst of illness or infirmity, you will appreciate Mariah Fenton Gladis' thoughts.
Learning to Die - by Brother David Steindl-Rast. "The flow of life cannot ever be reversed. By faith we die forward into fullness of life."
The Cosmic Story - a discussion by Brian Swimme and Brother David Steindl-Rast. Many ancient myths sound like wild stuff, but what could be wilder than the scientific assertion that we came out of the stars?
Return to Prayer - by
Dr. Larry Dossey
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Real Beauty Sketches - Dove created a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.
Validation Breakthrough - In this video excerpt from There is a Bridge, therapist Naomi Feil, developer of the Validation Method, demonstrates the extraordinary presence and care that allows for true rapport even with a person suffering severe memory loss.
Commencement Address - Steve Jobs at Stanford University in 2005 speaks about connecting the dots, love and loss, and living fully by facing death squarely. (text and video, 15:05)
The Role of Spirituality in Illness - Rev. Alice Tremaine asks some of today’s leading voices in the field - including Br. David - “What is the meaning of spirituality when coping with an illness?”
Serenity Web on Gratitude - “Gratitude is the golden hinge on which the gate of contented sobriety swings,” observed an Alcoholics Anonymous old-timer.
Jessica Cox: Rightfooted - Jessica Cox was born without arms as a result of a rare birth defect. That has not stopped her from living her life to the fullest. In fact, she has experienced and achieved more than most people do in a lifetime.
Sitting QiGong - Roger Jahnke offers the simple relaxing focus of a Quigong session you can do at your desk in less than five minutes. Enjoy your break!
Image Is Powerful - Model Cameron Russell speaks with great candor and courage at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 about the difficulty of unpacking "a legacy of gender and racial oppression when I am one of the biggest beneficiaries."
The Beauty of Disability - In this TEDxMIA video, Shelley Baer, Coordinator of the Emerging Transformational Leadership Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Mailman Center for Child Development helps reframe society's narrow definitions of self-esteem and beauty. (7 min.)
The Most Astounding Fact about the Universe - In this short (3:36) video, famed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson -- accompanied by breathtaking visuals -- reflects on how our very atoms are traceable to exploded stars.
Healing Quest - Launched in October 2003, this series provide mainstream t.v. viewers with useful, well-researched information on the expanding array of new choices available to help achieve maximum well-being of mind, body and spirit.
The Miracle Is You - Kute Blackson's video explores
Arthur's Inspirational Transformation (video) - Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own again. Here is his story of recovery. (5 min.)
'Tis the Season to Be - Overwhelmed at the holidays? Victoria Castle's brief audio meditation from her "Necessary Mischief" series can truly bring you a sigh of relief.
Meditative Moments - In these exquisitely crafted videos by Milos Savic, Br. David and others describe their different paths leading into meditation. Through sound or deep stillness, they talk about inner worlds, other dimensions, and life after death.
Living Tao Foundation - Through programs in Tai Ji, contemporary Taoist philosophy, and related disciplines, the Living Tao Foundation supports healthful, creative, and productive ways of living for people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels.
A Safe Space -Listen to this live forum for courageous discussions of deeply painful topics. Dr. Anne Hallward and her guests approach these very intimate subjects as opportunities for healing.
Embrace Life - This gratefulness approach to encouraging people to wear seatbelts gripped our hearts (almost literally, as you will see).
Differently Abled - Nick Vujicic wholeheartedly believes that there is a purpose in each of the struggles we encounter in our lives and spends much of his very active life empowering others to see their own strengths and beauty. That he was born without arms and legs adds an unassailable trustworthiness to his message.
Rachmaninov Had Big Hands - There are many ways to get beyond perceived handicaps, as the comedy duo Igudesman & Joo show in this short video.
Typewriter Artist - Imagine creating hundreds of works of art with a typewriter as your paintbrush. Now imagine having severe cerebral palsy as Paul Smith did and doing just that. See his work and read his extraordinary story here.
My Stroke of Insight - Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor tells her powerful story after a stroke of recovery and awareness -- of how our brains connect us to the world and to one another.
Practicing Spirituality during Illness - This e-course explores the challenges and riches of illness through the writings of Rachel Naomi Remen, Ram Dass, Mary Earle, and many others.
Helpguide: A Trusted Non-Profit Resource - For issues such as abuse and addiction, eating disorders, diet and nutrition, and aging, this site provides information and further resources.
From Isolation to Acting to Activism - Darlene Cates talks about letting loose enough to enjoy life no matter what weight you are.
Caring Bridge - Free, easy-to-create personalized web sites that help connect friends and family during significant life events.
Drinking and the Divine - The Rev. Ken Barnes once saw alcohol as a pathway to God, until it nearly ruined his life. If you would like to share your thoughts about this article, please visit our 12-Step Message Board.
Synchronicty meditation - Enjoy a few quiet moments with this shifting mandala and soundtrack designed to bring you into more harmonious balance.
Powers of Ten - To appreciate your own unique place in the grand scheme of the universe, start ten million light years away from our galaxy and travel by powers of ten to the subatomic level of quarks. If you enjoyed this mind-boggling feature, check out the comparably awesome Scale of the Universe by Cary Huang.
Hubble Ultra Deep Field - What happens when you point the Hubble Space Telescope to a seemingly blank patch of sky? (video; 4:17 min.)
Revelation of Light
Directory of websites, providing information and resources that educate and offer support for a number of different medical conditions and diseases.
A Listening Heart: The Spirituality of Sacred Sensuousness by Brother David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B. Brother David writes that “any sensuous experience is at heart a spiritual one: a divine revelation.”
Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
Olympic Odyssey by Phil Cousineau
Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
ANGeL's goal is to offer you through this website an immediate and intimate experience of living gratefully. In selecting topic resources, as elsewhere, we favor quality over quantity. This page is not meant to be a directory of related websites and organizations. Rather, we have selected a few specific links and readings that we believe are most helpful in getting you in touch with your experience. Of course, the Internet is vast and our knowledge is limited; so if you know of a link or a book that is more helpful than what's listed, be sure to let us know.