The calendar of New Human Living® Events.

Events in December 2023

  • To Dance with Dakinis with Dena Merriam

    To Dance with Dakinis with Dena Merriam

    December 6, 2023

    Please join us and our guest, Dena Merriam, for a show on To Dance with Dakinis: In Search of Self. As with all of Dena’s books, To Dance with Dakinis is a study of the universal law of cause and effect, how events in our life, our deeds, thoughts, and reactions impel the process of rebirth. The story begins in 12th century Tibet with a woman's search for the Goddess and the deeper truths of life. You meet ordinary people dealing with human suffering and you visit magical lakes and mountains. You also meet the great Mother, and through her, dakinis, adepts, gurus, and loving souls who guide us life after life, all without revealing their spiritual stature. Then we meet the great Guru Rinpoche, known to Tibetans as Padmasambhava. The story unravels the threads that link together three lives. This book recounts deeply touching tales of her experiences and learnings amidst the cultural settings of the times she lived in. In the process of her journey, great teachings are conveyed that can be applied to our lives today.

    Dena began working in the inter-faith movement in the late 1990s and served as Vice Chair of the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held at the United Nations in New York in 2000. She subsequently convened a meeting of women religious and spiritual leaders at the Palais des Nations in Geneva and from that gathering founded the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) in 2002. In 2008, Dena was one of the founding members of the Contemplative Alliance, which later became a program of GPIW. For over 40 years, she has been a student of Paramahansa Yogananda and a practitioner of Kriya Yoga meditation. Dena received her master’s degree from Columbia University and has served on numerous boards. She is currently the Chair of the International Advisory Council of the Auroville Foundation in India. Learn more at

  • You Are More Than with Amy L. Stark, Ph.D.

    You Are More Than with Amy L. Stark, Ph.D.

    December 13, 2023

    Please join us and our guest, Amy L. Stark, Ph.D., for a show on You Are More Than: A Primer for Finding Light in Your Heart. The illustrated story, written for children ages 5-12, explains with clear examples you are more than what you see on the outside. In a broader context, Dr. Stark writes about the connection to each other, our planet and finding purpose in taking care of the planet and being of service. “It’s a book of hope for children,” says Dr. Stark, “giving hope to kids so they know they can reach out to others for help and be of service when someone around them needs help. It’s an exploration into this life-affirming connection that gives a person purpose.” She also says, “While we say this book is for children, it’s actually for all ages, as many adults find it to be uplifting and inspirational.” The illustrator is Moran Reudor, whose enchanting watercolor illustrations bring the story to life.

    Dr. Amy Stark is a children’s book author and noted clinical psychologist based in Santa Ana, California. She received her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego and is best known for her work with children in high-conflict divorce situations. Dr. Stark is the author of seven books including three about self-esteem: Whole Heart for Girls, Whole Heart for Young Women, and Whole Heart for Boys. She’s also authored a 3-book illustrated Fairy Godmother book series: The Fairy Godmother Next Door, The Fairy Godmother Babysits, and The Fairy Godmother Helps the Monarchs. Dr. Stark facilitates Whole Heart for Girls self-esteem workshops for Girl Scouts of Orange County and other groups. She has been interviewed by Oprah and published by Readers Digest. Learn more at

  • Solving the ADHD Riddle with Connie McReynolds, Ph.D.

    Solving the ADHD Riddle with Connie McReynolds, Ph.D.

    December 20, 2023

    Please join us and our guest, Connie McReynolds, Ph.D., for a show on Solving the ADHD Riddle: The Real Cause and Lasting Solutions to Your Child’s Struggle to Learn. If your child struggles with attention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, or other symptoms of ADHD, it can be challenging to know how to help them. Increasing meltdowns and defiance, having a hard time at school, difficulty with organization, following through on tasks, or remembering what to do are a signal that something is wrong and it may or may not be ADHD. Either way, you need to hear what Dr. Connie McReynolds says today! Her new book, Solving the ADHD Riddle: The Real Cause and Lasting Solutions to Your Child’s Struggle to Learn, reveals why current diagnoses aren’t working and what you, as a parent, need to know to guide your child back to a life that is fully functional, happy and successful.

    Dr. Connie is a Licensed Psychologist & Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with more than 30 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation counseling and psychology. She is the founder of neurofeedback clinics in southern California working with children and adults to reduce or eliminate conditions of ADHD, anxiety, anger, depression, chronic pain, learning problems, and trauma. She earned her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison gaining valuable experiences in the Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program at the Middleton VA Hospital, at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neuropsychological Clinic at Meriter Hospital, and the Mendota Mental Health Institute. Dr. Connie’s whole-hearted mission is to bring hope and resolution to those who are struggling with the symptoms of ADHD, their parents, and teachers. Learn more at

  • How to Claim Your Power, Heal & Flourish After Narcissistic Abuse, with Marina J

    How to Claim Your Power, Heal & Flourish After Narcissistic Abuse, with Marina J

    December 27, 2023

    Please join us and our guest, Marina J, for a show on How to Claim Your Power, Heal & Flourish After Narcissistic Abuse. Marina J supports women in flourishing after narcissistic abuse. Using her Narcissistic Template Method, Marina teaches women how to gain their power back and heal from narcissistic abuse—and truly flourish.

    Marina J coaches women to flourish after narcissistic abuse and works with women to transform the relationship they have with themselves and painful dynamics with others so they reclaim their freedom, their power, their light and their lives! She is the creator of The Narcissistic Template® Method and helps women rise with 1:1 coaching, free masterclasses, courses and her #1 best-selling book and podcast, both called, Turn Yourself On. She has coached in Shadow Alchemy for 20 years and you can find her at