Please send your healing thoughts to Dr. David Simon, Chopra Center co-founder when you tune in for this pre-recorded interview hosted by Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn.
Earlier this week, Dr. Simon underwent surgery for a brain tumor. As poignant as his discussion of his latest book, "Free to Love, Free to Heal" was when we first spoke with him, it is even more so now. You can follow Dr. Simon's recuperation and express your wishes for his recovery at www.lovefordavid.com.
Dr. David Simon is a board-certified neurologist and pioneer in the medical field. His personal mission is to facilitate the integration of complementary and conventional medicine in the 21st century. Since he began his association with Deepak Chopra, M.D. in the 1980’s, Dr. Simon has become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on effective and appropriate use of holistic health care practices, specifically ayurveda – the 5,000-year-old healing tradition of India.
In his role as medical director for the Chopra Center, Dr. Simon continues to research and develop clinical programs in mind-body medicine. He directs a comprehensive curriculum that includes on-site seminars and workshops, in addition to a worldwide educational outreach enterprise. Dr. Simon is the driving force behind the Chopra Center’s development, training, and implementation of the Center’s flagship programs Perfect Health, Journey into Healing, Primordial Sound Meditation, Seduction of Spirit, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Free to Love, Free to Heal.
Avi Pogel started cooking in commercial kitchens when he was 12 years old. He's never stopped pursuing great tastes, flavors and the art of turning simple elements into delicious dishes. Today, he focuses on combining what's local and fresh with the best artisanal products available.
In our KRUU cooking studio Avi is bringing fresh herbs from his garden and combining them with local eggs and potatoes (not local yet) to create his version of the classic Italian frittata or Spanish tortilla. Also, he was busy picking mulberries last week so we'll try some of his jam. Finally, he's going to give us an on-air lesson in the three ways to create preserved foods-salting, canning, and live culture fermentation along with tastes of his labors.
Steven P. Schneider is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Texas-Pan American, where he also serves as Director of New Programs and Special Projects for the College of Arts and Humanities. Steven is a founding member of the South Texas Literacy Coalition in the Rio Grande Valley and is the recipient of two Big Read grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has used the "Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives" traveling exhibit to promote the teaching of culturally relevant literature and creativity. Steven offers a variety of workshops on these topics to both high school and college students and teachers.