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Dr. Matthew Walker

Episode 42, The Superpower of Sleep

The new science surrounding sleep is revealing its critical role in human health. Neuroscientist and foremost authority on sleep Matthew Walker, Ph.D. argues that if you want to live longer and, more importantly, live healthier—sleep is the very best investment you can make.

Dr. Laurie Santos

Episode 41, The Science of Happiness

What would make you feel happier? Most of us think we know the answer. However, according to cognitive scientist and Yale University psychology professor Laurie Santos Ph.D., the things we think will make us happy are probably the wrong things.

Nicholas Carr

Episode 40, How Technology is Affecting Our Brains

Is technology making us stupid? Are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply because of constant online distraction and addiction to smartphones and social media? Science and technology writer Nicholas Carr has explored these concerns in numerous articles and his New York Times bestseller The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. The news is not good.

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WELLNESS

DAVID LYNCH on Unfolding Creativity and Happiness Through Meditation

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INSPIRATIONAL

LELAND MELVIN Found Inspiration From a Bread Truck

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Join your host, Nelda Sue Yaw as she talks to the artists, dreamers, storytellers, and pioneers to learn about their inspiration and the tools & techniques they use to make a difference. You too might be inspired, because as Nelda likes to say, sometimes all it takes is a spark.

EVENTS

RED CARPET BUZZ

The Prom Premiere

Ryan Murphy's lavish Hollywood adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical The Prom dances onto screens December 11th. Check out the trailer now!

NELDA ORIGINALS

JACO BOOYENS

Reaching the Top

Overcome obstacles and achieve success with filmmaker, activist, and former pro-athlete Jaco Booyens as he shares his incredible life story and lessons learned.
 
LONDON KAYE

Artrepreneur

From street art to 5th Ave, London Kaye teaches taking life to the highest level of art and entrepreneurship.

 
LINDA KOHANOV

Connections 101

Linda Kohanov brings her teachings to Nelda Originals—through exercises in nonverbal communication she teaches us to better connect with each other by understanding horses. Coming in November.

NELDA PRODUCTIONS

BROADWAY/FILM

Producing the PROM

It’s showtime at Broadway’s award-winning musical The Prom. First-time co-producer Nelda Sue Yaw takes us backstage before the marquee lights shine for this critically acclaimed musical.

 

IN PRODUCTION

Desert of the Real

Nelda's new film with Laura Dunn, Robert Redford, Nick Offerman and Terrence Malick, explores the denaturing of American childhood and the unexpected consequences of immersing young minds in the virtual realm.

CAUSES

GIVING

David Lynch Foundation

Join me in supporting David Lynch and Bob Roth's amazing work on Quiet Time, a practical, evidence-based approach to reducing stress and improving academic performance with Transcendental Meditation.

 

GIVING

Empowering Farmers

Let’s help farmers, educators, doctors, scientists, and business leaders create and improve regenerative agricultural practices. Our health depends on it. We'll be discussing this with Dr. Zach Bush in November!

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Let's Celebrate Halloween Together!

We've got a month of celebration planned!  We'll start by taking a ride with a mystery YouTube star as he tours haunted houses around the country. Then we'll check in with master storyteller Cory Doctorow on Disney's haunted mansion. RSVP Now!

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