In 1994 William Cope Moyers lay on the floor of an Atlanta crack house after years of drug and alcohol abuse. His father had put together a search party while his worried family waited at home. After hitting rock-bottom that drug-hazed night, William went on to become an executive at the Hazelden Foundation, a drug treatment and rehabilitation center where for the past decade he has committed himself to helping people, families and communities understand the power of addiction and the promise and possibility...


Col. Sweeney is currently serving as the Deputy Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership as well as Director of the Eisenhower Leader Development Program at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He is responsible for assisting in the oversight of the Psychology, Sociology, Leadership, and Management programs at West Point and directing a graduate program in Organizational Psychology administered jointly with Columbia University. He is a Colonel with over twenty-six years of military service. He served in tactical assignments worldwide,...


Dr. Michael Maddaus is a thoracic and foregut surgeon with the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center. He is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery and his clinical experience is focused on lung cancer, esophageal cancer, GERD, esophageal reflux, and gastric cancer. Michael had a difficult childhood. His mother was an alcoholic and he grew up poor without his biological father. His stepfather was abusive. He was arrested 24 times as a juvenile, abused drugs and alcohol, and was a car thief. Knowing he would...


Francesco was on the verge of starting his dream career in magazine fashion when he was in a diving accident that left him with a severe and crippling spinal injury. Unable to use his arms or legs, doctors told him he would never breathe on his own or feel his body again. After intense physical therapy he started to breathe on his own again. He still does five hours of physical therapy a day and can now use his arms, and has feeling in...


Bill lost his job at Lehman Brothers during the financial meltdown. His lay-off coincided with his wife’s maternity leave so they decided to take advantage of them both being off work. They bought an RV and traveled around the country for six months. After their tour of the US ended and they came back to New York City, Bill assumed the role of stay-at-home dad while his wife returned to work. He found it hard to look for a job and take care of a...

Sorting out the good from the bad

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. John Norcross on the dangers of self-help

A survivor’s story

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Michelle, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, struggles with the changes in her life. In addition to chemotherapy, she pursues various paths in an attempt to find the tools that will help her tap into her inner strength and survive emotionally. She attends the Heal Your Life Conference and self-help book fair and discusses her experience at the conference with her daughter.

Eat, Pray, Love…and Relax

Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of the book, Eat, Pray, Love, talks about why divorce produces such a high level of stress, how she discovered her own pathways to happiness, and why we must stand firm against the river of forces of stress in modern life.

We are what we choose to think

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Louise Hay, the best-selling self-help author who claims to have cured herself of cancer through “positive thinking,” talks with Dan Gilbert about how we can control our emotions by what we choose to think. She questions the usefulness of scientific findings and says that she relies on her "inner ding" to validate her thoughts and feelings.

The space between your thoughts

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Actor Richard Gere ponders his personal philosophy of meditation. He talks about the value of using meditation to find the personal space between our thoughts.

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