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2021 New Thought Walden Awards Podcast Series

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Feel the power of their ideas and hear why they were honored. Listen now to the 2021 honorees on the New Thought Walden Awards Podcast Series.

From radical therapy to the power of creative thought, this year’s honorees are socially conscious leaders in New Thought, mind-body connection and healing, interfaith work, social and environmental activism, and the arts.

Starting August 9, 2021, you can listen on demand to interviews with the 2021 New Thought Walden Awards honorees—exclusively on Unity Online Radio.*

*Note: The full series will be available on all your favorite streaming services in November 2021.

August 9

New Thought Wisdom

August 16

Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding

August 23

Social and Environmental Activism

  • Experience a Revolution of the Soul with Seane Corn
    Seane Corn is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and public speaker known for her social activism and raw, honest, and inspired self-expression. Corn explains to Diane Ray what drives her work and how she uses her platform to bring awareness to global issues like AIDS, generational poverty, and animal rights.
  • Being a Good Mentor with Kelly Fair
    Kelly Fair is the founder and executive director of the Reflections Foundation and the Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program, nonprofit organizations focused on the life-skills enhancement, career readiness, and leadership development of girls and young women. Fair shares her philosophy with Rev. Sheila McKeithen, J.D., on the importance of mentoring for girls and unleashing a girl’s innate greatness so she can live her best life now and in the future.
  • Creating Your Good with Eisha A. Mason
    Eisha A. Mason believes that we have all that we need within us to create beautiful, meaningful lives that help contribute to the greater good. Mason explains to Rev. Julie Moret that no matter what conditions we are experiencing in life, we can have greater freedom, love, prosperity, and joy. We do not need to be held captive to the past, ignorance, or fear. Mason is a spiritual practitioner of New Thought/ancient wisdom, a student of Buddhist teachings, and is trained in spiritual psychology at the University of Santa Monica (M.A.).

August 30

Creative Arts and Entertainment

  • The Ability to Heal, Inspire, and Empower with Karen Drucker
    Karen Drucker's intention is to make a difference by using her music to open hearts and share a message of hope, acceptance, and love. Karen shares her ideas with Rev. Sheila McKeithen, J.D., on how music can heal.
  • Finding Your Authentic Voice with Marianne Lewis
    Marianne Lewis is the music and arts director at the Agape International Spiritual Center with Rev. Michael Beckwith in Beverly Hills, California. Lewis talks with Rev. Julie Moret about her passion for music and her love for the genre of unconditional music.
  • Giving Back and the Joy of Being in Service with Daniel Nahmod
    Rev. Jerry Troyer talks with California-based singer/songwriter, producer, and humanitarian Daniel Nahmod about his work responding to humanitarian crises around the world and how he had dealt with the COVID pandemic by presenting more than 180 concerts, extended workshops, morning meditations, Tao lectures, interviews, inspiring thoughts, and many special events ... all entirely for free, all meant as a gift to an uneasy world in crisis.

September 6

Mind/Body Connection and Healing

  • Becoming Supernatural with Joe Dispenza, D.C.
    Diane Ray talks with Joe Dispenza, D.C., about breaking through our self-perceived limitations and stepping into our greatness. Dispenza believes that it’s possible for us to become more evolved as a species when we are freed from the chains of our own limitations.
  • The Power of Sensitivity with Anita Moorjani
    Best-selling author Anita Moorjani shares with Diane Ray the power of empaths in our increasingly harsh world. Moorjani teaches us to embrace our sensitivity and see it as a strength that is a valuable and needed component in today’s world.
  • Unlearning Racism and Promoting Empowerment with Bernadette Pleasant
    Rev. Jacquie Fernández talks to Bernadette Pleasant, founder and CEO of The Emotional Institute and creator of Femme!, a mind-body wellness program; 400 Years, a somatic-based anti-racism program; and Sacred Grief Ritual. She is known for channeling her personal journeys and radical empathy into transformative, immersive experiences that support and celebrate people of all genders, colors, ages, and sizes. She has transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world, inspiring them to become more self-expressed and empowered as their own badass selves.

September 13

Next Generation

  • Passionate About the Preposterous with Bayo Akomolafe, Ph.D.
    Bayo Akomolafe, Ph.D., is a widely appreciated speaker, teacher, public intellectual, author, and facilitator, globally recognized for his poetic, unconventional, counterintuitive, and indigenous take on global crisis, civic action, and social change. He talks with Rev. Martha Creek about his work and his passions for drawing, singing, writing, designing, speaking, and travelling.

September 20

Special Category Awards

  • Spirit of Inclusion to Bishop Yvette A. Flunder, D.Min.
    Rev. Jerry Troyer talks with Bishop Yvette A. Flunder, who is being honored with the Spirit of Inclusion Award. Bishop Flunder is the Senior Pastor of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, California, and Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries. She shares her lifelong belief of treating people with value and equality. Bishop Flunder works to create a spiritual community that embraces all cultures, faith paths, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.