Affectionately known as "America's #1 Success Coach," Jack Canfield is the originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and a leading authority in the areas of self-esteem, achievement motivation, and peak performance. [www.jackcanfield.com]
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post and the author of twelve books. [www.huffingtonpost.com]
Seth Godin is a prominent author, blogger and speaker. [www.squidoo.com/linchpin]
Krishna Kaur is the founder of YOGA for Youth, a program that takes yoga, meditation, and stimulating discussions on the philosophy of yoga to urban youth. [www.yogaforyouth.org]
Norman Lear has enjoyed a long career in television and film. He is also a political and social activist and philanthropist. [www.normanlear.com]
Leilani Münter is a professional race car driver and an environmental activist who uses her voice in the number one spectator sport in America as a catalyst for change. [www.leilanimunter.com]
By going undercover to meet slaves and slaveholders, Kevin Bales exposed modern slavery's penetration into the global economy. He co-founded Free the Slaves, which has helped to liberate thousands of slaves. [www.freetheslaves.net]
Sophie Chiche, lifebyme.com founder and curator, enjoys asking deep questions and living a life of meaning. Today she's launching Shape House, an urban sweat lodge, a place to melt away fears and fat. [www.shapehousela.com]
Entrepreneur and writer Mastin Kipp founded TheDailyLove.com, which merges pop culture with inspiration, and co-founded The Love Yourself Company, an apparel company that has started a global self-esteem movement. [www.TheDailyLove.com]
Liz Phair is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. [www.lizphair.com]
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is Chairman of The Elders, a group of world leaders who address some of the world's most pressing problems. He works energetically for human-rights and in his ministry. [www.tutu.org]
Zainab Salbi is the founder and CEO of Women for Women International, a group dedicated to helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives. [www.womenforwomen.org]
Despite his physical challenges, Sean Stephenson has taken a stand for a quality of life that has inspired millions of people around the world. He's a professional speaker, psychotherapist, and author. [www.timetostand.com]
Kia Miller teaches Yoga at Yoga Works in Los Angeles, leads teacher trainings, and runs retreats and workshops on meditation, chakras, pranayam, and mantras, and other practices. [www.kiamiller.com]
Simon Mainwaring is an ex-Nike/Wieden creative, former Worldwide Creative Director at Motorola/Ogilvy, branding/advertising writer, author/speaker/blogger, Australian, idea geek. [www.simonmainwaring.com]
Shannon Bindler is a style editor, life coach, and the co-founder of Get Up Girl, an empowerment company that inspires women to shine. [www.getupgirl.com]
Grammy-nominated art director/designer/photographer Mathieu Bitton has designed over 450 CDs and movie posters. He's a renowned collector of and authority on black films and their soundtracks. [www.candytangerine.com]
Opus Reps founder and agent-producer Jorge Perez travels the world producing photo shoots with great photographers and celebrities. He's also very involved with Meals on Wheels in Los Angeles. www.opusreps.com
As a professional intuitive/tarot reader I am usually listening to, asking, answering, and reading the energy of a variety of questions for my clients. Some people come to me in search of connecting with their life’s purpose. However, I find the idea of a “purpose” very limiting.
The question I aim to explore is “What else is possible?” In every moment there is infinite possibility. I assist and encourage people to live in the creation or question energy of life. When conclusions or projections are made about the present or future condition of anything, we cut off all that is possible. We limit what shows up in reality.
Human energy is creative in nature. We create our reality through our points of view. If we adopt the point of view that life is hard, that’s the filter of perception we create. In shifting our point of view to see life as a flow of ease, joy, and grace, that’s how life shows up.
Each and every one of us has something special to contribute to this world. When we cut pieces of ourselves off or conform to what we think reality requires us to be, we shut parts of ourselves down thus not being the entire contribution to the planet and ourselves. Shutting parts of ourselves down also cuts off our stream of consciousness. No one will ever know what it’s like to be you. What if the Wright Brothers cut off their stream of consciousness because society or “reality” judged them as “crazy” for attempting to build a flying craft? Would modern aviation be where it is today if they did not embrace their consciousness and persist with what they knew to be real and true for them?
I believe in asking questions about everything to keep my own consciousness expanding and stretching. Everything is energy therefore everything contains information. Purpose is truly about following the energy of our consciousness and always asking a question. Each one of us is born with intuition. I strive to redefine the idea of purpose into expansive possibility through personal awareness.
What would you like to be, have, receive, create, or know in every moment? Anything is possible.
– Megan Maione
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authors. citizens. peacemakers.
Gerda Weissman Klein and Alysa Ullman co-founded Citizenship Counts to promote the importance of multigenerational citizen programs. Alysa is an author and the Executive Director of Citizenship Counts. Gerda is an author, Academy Award winner, Holocaust survivor, and human rights activist. [www.citizenshipcounts.org]