Earth Day Replays

Earth Day Replay Listing

The New Storytellers

Transforming Human Society

Making the Story Real

Contribution – Living a Life with Purpose followed by Creative Offering from Kimba Arem
Recorded on Apr 22, 2014
With Vicki Robin: International Bestselling Author of Your Money or Your Life, Visionary & Frances Moore Lappe: Author, Co-founder of Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and Small Planet Institute & Kimba Arem: Music Therapist
Hosted by Vinit Allen

A far-ranging exploration – by two eminently qualified women – of what it means to contribute in a truly meaningful and fulfilling way, and to live with an inspirational sense of purpose.

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Vicki Robin, coauthor of the NY Times and international best seller, Your Money or Your Life (5 years on the Business Week list), is a leading voice for sustainable consumption. In her latest book, Blessing the Hands that Feed Us, (Viking January 2014) she recounts her adventure in hyper-local eating - the 10-mile diet - what she ate, what she missed, what she loved, what she learned and why she is now passionate about relational eating and regenerating regional food systems. Vicki was featured as one of 61 Visionaries by Utne Magazine, named the “prophet of consumption downsizers” by the NY Times, has received awards from Sustainable Northwest and Green America, and has appeared regularly for 20 years in the media including Oprah Winfrey show, NPR and PBS specials as well as many hundreds of other media stories. She is a member of Comedy Island, an improvisational theater troupe on Whidbey Island Washington.

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of eighteen books, including the just-released EcoMind, Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want (Nation Books, in paperback on Earth Day 2013) and the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet. She is the cofounder of three organizations, including Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and the Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and education helping to bring democracy to life, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. The two Lappé’s are also cofounders of the Small Planet Fund, channeling resources to democratic social movements worldwide. Lappé is recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates, as well as the Right Livelihood Award, often called the “Alternative Nobel,” and the James Beard Foundation’s “Humanitarian of the Year” award.

Kimba Arem is a performer, recording artist, and a musician since age seven, with classical training in piano and flute. She received a B.S. in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona, preparing for medical school. But following a near-death experience, and while later attending acupuncture graduate school studying Chinese Taoist Medicine, she was introduced to sound therapy. Since then, she has developed her own practice, grown out of extensive subtle-energy training in sound therapy, herbology, Reiki (master level), flower and gem essences, and aromatherapy. She also works with light and color, and has incorporated these diverse elements into a multidimensional approach to healing in her sound-therapy private practice. In a session she uses multiple forms of subtle-energy techniques, a “vibrasound” bed and a hemi-synch light machine; yet the primary focus is on playing various indigenous and classical instruments in the human energy field, to accompany these other modalities. Her main instrument is a quartz crystal didjeridu, as well as multi-chambered Native American flutes, four-chambered Celtic flute, Tibetan and crystal bowls, tingshas, tuning forks, harp, Aboriginal bullroarer, various percussion instruments, and recites healing therapeutic mantras from various cultures. She is dedicated to educating and assisting the planet in gentle awakening through sacred sound. Kimba's offerings include engineering music for CDs and film, group sound journeys, workshops, and private sound-therapy sessions. Her sound therapy CDs currently in print include Waltz of the Moon, Vibrational Sound Healing, Gaearth Dreaming, Peace Journey, The Healing Didjeridu, Creation’s Tone, Psychedelic Prayers, The Way of Water, Color of Sound, and Self-Healing with Sound and Music with Kimba Arem and Dr. Andrew Weil. Her new CD, Crossing the Great Waters, is intended to help those in transitions such as birthing and dying.