I first learned about Lynne Newman decades ago, from her cousin Claudia, our tech goddess at the time. When I think of how to describe Lynne, what comes to mind first is that she’s a very special and beautiful person, and so uniquely kind, I don’t know anyone like her.
Lynne would probably say her guided narratives come from ‘Guidance’ with the capital G. I would just say her material speaks to the hearts and souls of people – it’s immersive, authentic, generous, kind, and affirming, and people feel better for having listened to it. She has a dedicated following. Lots of people just get all 5 of her audios, because they feel like they’re being blessed as they listen.
Below is Lynne's story in her own words (or most of it – she’s lived through a lot, and it’s a miracle she’s walking and talking, let alone working as a happy, successful and beloved counselor.
I’m 65, just took up golf, and everyone plays better than I do. This is rough on my concentration and confidence. What do you suggest?
Do you have something for a golfer who took up the sport at 65? I am nervous when playing with better players and that keeps me from playing as well as I can. -M
I just read an article in Spirituality & Health by Traci Pedersen. She reports on recent research out of UC Berkeley showing that immersion in the beauty of nature, art and/or spirituality – in other words, becoming awestruck or bowled over by a sense of wonder - is associated with lower levels of inflammatory cytokines.
Cytokines are proteins that prod the immune system to crank it up a notch, which is generally a good thing, especially for dispatching infections or cancer. But we also know that chronic inflammation from an overproduction of cytokines can wreak cumulative havoc on health and longevity.
So, this study of 200 subjects suggests it wouldn't be a bad idea to deliberately seek out activities that catalyze your feelings of awe.