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 Posted: Mon Feb 13th, 2012 07:04 pm

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Conscious Talk Radio Interviews Jim Currie on
In Dire Straits: Keeping Spirit Alive When the Wheels Come Off

Jim, Brenda and Rob discuss cohealing and coping with difficult chronic illnesses. Dialogue makes links between personal and planetary healing with discussion of post-911 world. Jim discusses an alternative science-based model for auto-immune illness that involves fortifying the immune system, not suppressing it.

Jim demonstrates how to enlist powers of imagination and combine them with rational problem-solving.

download audio at:  http://www.conscioustalk.net/archives.php



 

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 Posted: Wed Feb 1st, 2012 03:58 am

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Conscious Talk Interviews Author, Jim Currie

 

Links between Personal and Planetary Healing, Recovery from Dire Illness and Grief, Untapped Powers of Laughter and Imagination in healing. 

Show Hosts:

Syndicated Radio Show with Brenda Michaels and Robert Spears

About the Book:

In Dire Straits: Keeping Spirit Alive When the Wheels Come Off


http://www.prlog.org/11360368-savant-books-releases-jim-curries-inspirational-healing-book-in-dire-straits.html


Time and Place

February 9, 2012, 7:33 AM PST


Stations: 1150 AM Seattle Radio but syndicated so check your local listings for stations featuring healing and wellness.


You can also stream the interview live at 


http://www.conscioustalk.net/program.php


What Foremost Healers Have to Say: 

“A powerful memoir of healing, love and imagination>”—Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words.


 

“An insightful and reflective story about cohealing…a guide for those unwilling to surrender to despair and powerlessness.”—Ralph Golan, MD, author of Optimal Wellness

 
Jim has also been interviewed on radio by Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love Medicine and Miracles. 

 
Where to Get the Book and browse contents:

 
http://www.amazon.com/Dire-Straits-Keeping-Spirit-Wheels/dp/0984555293

 
You can also order at your local bookstore. 

 


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 Posted: Wed Nov 9th, 2011 06:27 pm

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Audio Tape Available of Bernie Siegel Dialogue with Jim Currie



http://www.healthylife.net/RadioShow/archiveBS.htm



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 Posted: Tue Nov 1st, 2011 01:16 am

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Dr. Bernie Siegel Discusses Personal and Planetary Healing with Jim Currie
 
 time: November 1, Tues, 12 NOON, EST.

http://www.prlog.org/11360368-savant-books-releases-jim-curries-inspirational-healing-book-in-dire-straits.html



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web location of broadcast:


http://www.healthylife.net/RadioShow/archiveBS.htm

It should be an interesting dialogue because Bernie is such an idea person. I expect we'll get into the healing power of laughter and visualization with quite a few examples from In Dire Straits and Bernie's own books.

Another likely subject is cohealing and patient self-empowerment, particularly challenging for patients dealing with chronic illnesses who typically see multiple doctors across disciplines who tend to treat symptoms rather than address underlying etiology. 

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 Posted: Thu Oct 6th, 2011 10:07 pm

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Review of In Dire Straits:
Link Between Healing and Connection to the Natural World,
 
September 29, 2011 
 
By Chris Merritt, PhD 

review of  In Dire Straits: Keeping Spirit Alive When the Wheels Come Off (Paperback)
Jim Curie's latest book, In Dire Straits, follows on from his successful The Mindful Traveler: A Guide to Journaling and Transformative Travel.

This is a wonderful book to read and once started, I found that I couldn't put it down, although I prefer not to read books about author's personal, stories, more I want to be transported to a different place. However, this is the story of an open-minded scientist who explores all options with great humour and perspective.

His relationship to the animal world as a healing connection is something that everyone could benefit from. Our connections to the natural world have been lost in many cases. In Jim Curie's case, the animal is the bear, an animal with courage and strength, nurturing, comforting, hibernating over winter in the den ready to emerge in Spring with her cubs. The bear is a strong symbol for Native Americans and a healing symbol for the Sioux.

This book is a delight and a must read. You won't want to put it down until you learn more of Curie's story and what happens.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 8th, 2011 05:47 pm

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Jim Appears on "Healthy Way to Be Sick"--World Talk Radio

download audio tape at:

http://www.worldtalkradio.com/worldtalkradio/vepisode.aspx?aid=54930 

 




see July 5, episode 14 archive

Jim talks with Mark about the what to do when you seem to be stuck in your treatment.  Mark makes the case for intuition; Jim talks about the importance of using rational problem-solving abilities and relates this to his own experience.

This topic is discussed in great detail in In Dire Straits.  Jim makes the argument of Ken Wilber that it is often unrealistic to believe that healing will occur just through spiritual practice, including meditation.   

 

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 Posted: Tue Jun 21st, 2011 11:42 am

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Alderman Arts Reviews In Dire Straits

see: http://aldermanarts.typepad.com/murals/2011/03/book-review-in-dire-straits-by-jim-currie.html#tp

In Dire Straits: Keeping Spirit Alive When the Wheels Come Off
In a poignant yet humorous quest for personal and environmental healing, Jim Currie uses an artist's view of the world to open our eyes along the path of mindful travel through imagination...




and chronic suffering toward renewal of self and society. Mirrors of Currie's illness glimmer as startling truths in our parallel universe: insights on international politics, the twin towers, Iraq.

At the one-way starting gate of grief, soon afflicted with incessant physical and psychological pain, never far from despair or disaster, Currie brightens the way with comic relief while he follows up the latest medical research and hunches, only to wait a month or more for each appointment to consult doctors for remedies that lead counter-intuitively by leaps of faith to excruciating bee venom. Captured by microbial infection in a race against time, he must penetrate all sorts of camouflage to find hidden truth about cures for disease and ecological threats, trusting that something regenerative will emerge. He turns away from sorrow and chaos of the medical establishment toward a unique exploration of "keeping spirit alive when the wheels come off."

Fortified by friendship with Madeleine and a fantasy mystical companion, the author as intuitive sleuth offers sublime spiritual references and quotations. Beyond hope, will he discover the impossible, a cure? As I finished the last page, his inner quest for lightness and health of heart and mind, body and spirit and his cosmic quest for a cure for the natural world seemed contagious -- I began to read it again as I too want to be a seeker of obscure and controversial knowledge, or at least a keen strategist.

Jim Currie is an ecologist who founded AOA, Artists for Oceans and Animals, an online opportunity to contribute to environmental projects to help save species and preserve nature. He also wrote The Mindful Traveler: A Guide to Journaling and Transformative Travel. His blog, SydneysThumb features mindful travel, ecology, saving elephants, and friendly bears. He wrote The Mindful Traveler: A Guide to Journaling and Transformative Travel, and his blog, sydneysthumb.com features mindful travel, ecology, saving elephants, and friendly bears.
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About the author

Jim Currie is a Seattle writer and ecologist whose credits include works of fiction, non-fiction, and over twenty publications on natural resource management and biology.  He holds an honor's degree from Harvard and a masters from Berkeley. His writing and teaching reflect an interdisciplinary perspective and wide-ranging curiosity in the arts, science, humanities and philosophy.


His published titles include The Mindful Traveler: A Guide to Journaling and Transformative Travel (Open Court, 2000). His work in the environmental field includes innovative ways to protect water quality and habitat. His teaching and lecturing draws upon integral psychology and Eastern philosophy.

Jim writes extensively on ecology, conservation and sustainable economy.   His web-based organization, http://www.SydneysThumb.com includes members from across the globe and is dedicated to climate action, species rescue and travel that leaves shallow footprints.


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