Friday, April 11, 2014

▶ 'War of the Worlds' Broadcast

In 1938, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater cast created an adaptation of the War of the Worlds novel. This adaptation was presented on CBS radio. Millions tuned in late to the broadcast, missing one detail of the show - that it was only a show and nothing more. Nationwide panic set in. Never a Niche Live presents the broadcast that Orson Welles played the night before Halloween in 1938.

▶ 'War of the Worlds' Broadcast 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Healing Meditation Session - Tara Brach

Meditation has been found by scientific research to actually change the body, proving the mind can control the body. Meditation is a deep relaxation strategy to calm the whole body and mind, giving the body a chance to heal and become stronger.



Never a Niche Live talk radio is proud to present a healing meditation by Tara Brach, a meditation practitioner and teacher of 35 years.


(From Tara's website)

Tara teaches a blend of Western psychology and Eastern
spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life and a full,
compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering.

As an undergraduate at Clark University, Tara pursued a
double major in psychology and political science. During this time, while
working as a grass roots organizer for tenants’ rights, she also began
attending yoga classes and exploring Eastern approaches to inner
transformation. After college, she lived for ten years in an ashram – a spiritual community – where she practiced and taught both yoga and concentrative meditation. 

When she left the ashram and attended her first Buddhist Insight
Meditation retreat, led by Joseph Goldstein, she realized she was home.

"I found wisdom teachings and practices that train the heart
and mind in unconditional and loving presence. I knew that this was a path of true freedom."

Over the following years, Tara earned a Ph.D. in Clinical
Psychology from the Fielding Institute, with a dissertation exploring
meditation as a therapeutic modality in treating addiction. She went on to
complete a five year Buddhist teacher training program at the Spirit Rock
Meditation Center, under the guidance of Jack Kornfield. Working as both a psychotherapist and a meditation teacher, she found herself naturally blending these two powerful traditions, introducing meditation to her therapy clients and sharing western psychological insights with meditation students. This synthesis has evolved, in more recent years, into Tara’s groundbreaking work in training psychotherapists to integrate mindfulness strategies into their clinical work.

In 1998, Tara founded the Insight Meditation Community of
Washington, DC (IMCW), which is now one of the largest and most dynamic non-residential meditation centers in the U.S. She gives presentations, teaches classes, offers workshops and leads silent meditation retreats at IMCW and at conferences and retreat centers across North America. Her themes reveal the possibility of emotional healing and spiritual awakening through mindful, loving awareness as well as the alleviation of suffering in the larger world by practicing compassion in action. She helped create the Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship and has fostered efforts to bring principles and practices of mindfulness to issues of diversity, peace, and environmental sustainability, as well as to prisons and schools.

Recently, she co-founded the DC based Meditation Teacher
Training Institute to help address the growing demand for the teachings of mindfulness and compassion.

In addition to numerous articles, videos and hundreds of
recorded talks, Tara is the author of the book Radical Acceptance (2003) and True Refuge: Finding Peace & Freedom in your own Awakened Heart (Bantam 2013).

Tara has a son, Narayan and lives in Great Falls, VA, with
her husband, Jonathan Foust; their 2 dogs and her mother, Nancy Brach.


Healing Meditation Session - Tara Brach 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Meditation Session with Tara Brach

For those of you who meditate, you need not be told how many benefits come from the practice. For those who do not meditate, you can heal yourself through meditation and relaxation techniques.

Tonight, on Never a Niche Live, we are blessed to have a healing meditation hosted by Tara Brach. Tara's meditation sessions can be downloaded from her site www.tarabrach.com.

Tara’s practices blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices
and mindful attention to inner life. Tara is an undergraduate at Clark University, where she pursued a double major in psychology and political science. After college, Tara lived for ten years in a spiritual community ashram, where she practiced and taught both yoga and concentrative meditation.

After she left the ashram, she attended her first Buddhist Insight meditation retreat, led by Joseph Goldstein and found herself at home and at peace. Since then, Tara earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Fielding Institute, with a dissertation exploring meditation as a therapeutic modality in treating addiction. She further completed a five year Buddhist teacher training program at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

As a psychotherapist and a meditation teacher, she blended the two powerful traditions and introduced meditation to her therapy clients. Tara has gone on to break ground by teaching psychotherapists to integrate mindfulness strategies into their own clinical work.

In 1998, Tara founded the insight Meditation Community of Washington DC, which is now one of the largest and most dynamic non-residential meditation centers in the United States. She gives presentations, teaches classes, offers workshops and leads silent meditation retreats at IMCW.

Tara teaches the possibility of emotional healing and spiritual awakening through mindful awareness as well as the alleviation of suffering in the larger world by practicing compassion in action.

Tara helped create the Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship and has fostered efforts to bring principles and practices of mindfulness to issues of diversity, peace, and environmental sustainability to prisons and schools. She co-founded the DC based Meditation Teacher Training Institute to help answer the growing demand for the teachings of mindfulness and compassion.


Tara has written numerous articles, made videos and hundreds of recorded talks. She is the author of the book Radical Acceptance, published in 2003 and in 2013, she published the book True Refuge: finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart

To listen, click the link below or listen through the app on the right hand side of the blog.

Healing Meditation Session with Tara Brach

Please be aware of a couple of long pauses during the session. This is to allow the listener the opportunity of tuning in to their own meditation. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Container & Fairy Gardening

Spring is here and summer is around the corner. It's time to brush the cobwebs off the gardening tools and get into gardening! Never a Niche Live covers container gardening, fairy gardening and meditation gardens.



Container & Fairy Gardening 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Website and Discussion

Join Never a Niche Live talk radio on their new website! Give us your ideas and feedback on current shows in the forums. If you've got a particular idea, let us know your expertise and join us as a guest host on the show.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Do you believe in psychics?

Do you believe in psychic phenomenon? Never a Niche Live talk radio covers this topic. Is Theresa Caputo a fake? Join host Vicki as she delves into the bashing of mediums and psychics such as Theresa Caputo and reveals a secret of her own.

Do you believe in psychics? 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Interview with Three Time Author Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons

Join Never a Niche Live with guest host Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons, author of three books, as she discusses upcoming books for good reading. Jennifer gives us some insight into how to get published and news about her books.

Jennifer's books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and on her blog through Red Room. Her list of favorite books and upcoming books can be found on Red Room too.
https://www.spreaker.com/user/neveranichelive/jennifer-kathleen-gibbons-interview_1

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Flight MH370-Missing Planes in History

Never a Niche Live discusses the latest news on Flight 370 and other flights in history that have gone missing. Listen to the show via the link below or choose the episode from the Spreaker app on the right hand side of the blog.

Flight MH370-Missing Planes in History 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Chikity China the Chinese Chicken? 03/12 by Never a Niche Live | Blogs Podcasts

Are we seriously considering sending our chickens to China to be processed and then back here before this food gets to our supermarkets? They don't have to label which chicken has been to China and which is processed here. The worst part is we already have foods that are processed in China and sent to us to serve our families...know which foods these are?

China already has issues with food processing. We've had pets die due to the lack of regulations in China when even producing pet food and we want these same people to process our food? China has had hundreds of infants die due to ingredients they have in their baby formulas and foods.

Sending our food over to China to be processed in simply not an option. It's to save money on the processing because hiring a Chinese worker is mere pennies on the dollar compared to what it costs here. Where is the loyalty to the consumer?

Join us on Never a Niche Live 3/12 at 8 pm pacific time to find out.

Chikity China the Chinese Chicken? 03/12 by Never a Niche Live | Blogs Podcasts