Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: Healing Our Nation Starts From Within
“If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.” — Chinese
Dear God, please help me look inside myself. Help me to reflect on the pain, the suffering, the hope, the potential — all the feelings and experiences that lie within me. We carry so much weight on our shoulders each day, but I know that I won’t be able to fully accept the world with open arms until I offer myself that same gesture. Help me to heal what lies within and then help me to begin to heal what’s on the outside as well. Amen.
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VIEWS ABOVE THE NOISE
‘4 Agreements’ Author Don Miguel Ruiz Says There are 3 Questions That Can Connect You to Your Inner Power
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to sit down with bestselling author and Architect of Change Don Miguel Ruiz. In his ground-breaking new book “The Three Questions: How to Discover and Master the Power Within You,” this beloved spiritual teacher draws upon his enduring message from “The Four Agreements” with a guide that helps us to find and use the hidden power within us to achieve our fullest lives.
Advocate Matt Jacobi Wants to Empower You to Be True to Yourself
Sunday Paper contributor and Architect of Change Matt Jacobi believes that in order to make changes to the world around you, you must start with yourself. According to Matt, the first step is asking yourself, “what do I want?”
Humanitarian Zainab Salbi Explains How to Bridge Our Divides By Owning Our Experiences
This book could not have come out at a more perfect time. In “Freedom is an Inside Job,” my friend and Architect of Change Zainab Salbi reveals that in order to create meaningful change in a divisive world, we must turn inward first and experience an “awakening.”
Author Erin Falconer Tells Women How to Accomplish More By Doing Less
I recently had an informative conversation with Architect of Change Erin Falconer, PickTheBrain blogger and author of “How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything So They Can Achieve Anything.” Erin has some great advice on how to be productive and find your purpose.
At 86, Author Neltje Does It Her Way and Finds Inner Peace
I was so moved by this beautiful video shot by filmmaker Robyn Layton that I wanted to share with my Sunday Paper readers. It’s about a woman known as Neltje Doubleday, whose grandfather started Doubleday Publisher. The video, which is a companion to Neltje’s memoir, “North Of Crazy,” illustrates how she has reinvented herself over the years and found love and acceptance, even if she isn’t proud of every decision she’s made in life. We could all be so lucky to have that kind of peace when we’re older.
This Week, We Shine a Light on … Architects of Change Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, producers of the must-see Netflix film, “The Bleeding Edge”
Architects of Change of the Week: This week we recognize the organizers of The Mother Pac.
How They’re Moving Humanity Forward: Their ground-breaking film exposes some of the serious problems in the medical device industry. WATCH OUR CONVERSATION ABOVE
NEWS STORIES CURATED…FOR YOU
1. Female Candidates Come Together For Powerful Campaign Video: With the Nov. 6th midterm elections fast approaching, it’s important to note that women hold a record number of spots on ballots across the country. A new video, which features first-time congressional candidates, was created by Serve America PAC to motivate female voters. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE
2. 10 Tips for Getting People to Talk Across Political Divides: Never before has our country experienced such deep divides in our politics. This piece, published by Berkeley’s Greater Good Magazine, offers smart insight on how we might start bridging the gap.
3. Want to Fight Climate Change? Educate a Girl: My daughter Christina, who curates many stories for our Sunday Paper, flagged this one for me. Recently, a coalition of researchers, scientists, business leaders and policymakers came together for Project Drawdown, a multidisciplinary effort to identify the most substantive solutions to end global warming. One of the solutions? Educate a girl.
4. Mental Health Issues Will Rise as Global Temperatures Increase, According to New Study: This information is disturbing but makes sense. According to a study published in the journal PNASA, a rise in average monthly temperatures is tied to a small increase in mental health issues.
5. Women’s Pain Taken Less Seriously in Hospital Treatments: This is another interesting piece sent to me by Christina. It reports that pain experienced by women is often treated differently than that of men and that, because of the opioid epidemic and pain medication shortages, doctors must limit who gets pain medicine. Studies have shown that in men and women reporting similar levels of pain, women were less likely to receive any pain medication.
6. What Women Get Right About Connection and Empathy: I found this op-ed piece to be very insightful. New York Times author David Brooks reveals the importance in politics and in life, the importance of social emotional connection.
7. What Parents Need to Know About Bullying: With with depression and suicide rates up due to school and online bullying, this is an important read. There are 12 bullying myths and they’re not necessarily what you think.
8. In NYC, Young Adults Can Now Borrow Clothes and Accessories For Their Next Job Interview: This is such a great idea. A new program at the New York Public Library has been established to help jump-start the professional careers of young adults.
9. It’s Not About the Nail: I was at a meeting this week and a producer asked me if I had seen the video “It’s Not About the Nail.” I think this clever piece gives us all something to think about. Let me know what you think. WATCH VIDEO BELOW
BOOKS I’VE BEEN READING
“The Three Questions: How to Discover and Master the Power Within You” by Don Miguel Ruiz: In this beautiful and inspiring book, spiritual teacher Don Miguel Ruiz builds on the message of his international bestseller “The Four Agreements” with this profound guide that helps us find and use the hidden power within us to achieve our fullest lives.
“Freedom is an Inside Job” by Zainab Salbi: This is a must-read for us all. In her latest book, bestselling author, humanitarian and TV personality Zainab Salbi observes that in order to bridge the deep divide we are now experiencing, we must turn towards our inner world.
“How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything So They Can Achieve Anything” by Erin Falconer: Erin Falconer, editor in chief and co-owner of the highly popular self-improvement site Pick the Brain, deftly explains how overscheduled, overwhelmed women can do less so that they can actually achieve more.
“Maverick and Me” Board Book Edition by Katherine Schwarzenegger: As a proud mom, I’m excited to announce that my daughter Katherine’s children’s book “Maverick and Me” was released this week in a board book edition. It makes the perfect gift for any child (and animal lover) in your life. I love this book, I love its message and, of course, I love her. Get it on and
RECIPES TO SHARE FOR YOUR SUNDAY DINNER
This healthy, smoothe and creamy Cauliflower Puree is the perfect side dish for your Sunday Dinner or Thanksgiving dinner. You can also find it in my dear friend Cristina Ferrare’s new book “Food for Thought: Recipes for Ultimate Mind and Body Health,” being released Dec. 4th.
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A SUNDAY REFLECTION FOR YOU
So inspired by this beautiful reflection by the Dalai Lama. He reminds us that true altruism is reflected by our desire to help others.
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Alzheimer’s Brain Scientist Explains How She Stays Mentally Fit: There are many ways to exercise your brain, but some are more effective than others. Jessica Langbaum, an Alzheimer’s prevention specialist, explains this and how her brain exercise is simply going to work.
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