Soul Dancer enjoys a unique birth name as well a life as a social worker, monk, shaman, key-note speaker, live-talk radio show host and syndicated columnist. Soul is the Founder of Soul University and author of Pay Me What I Am Worth. His life journey includes earning a masters in social work and a bachelors in human relationships from the University of Minnesota . His travel to 20+ countries to receive training and offer teaching in three monastic orders (Buddhist, Hindu and Christian) along with shamanic training in four North and South American indigenous tribes. He enjoys learning how to live a culturally competent, spiritually awake and aware life. He lives his passion to be of service.
Pay Me What I Am Worth (a workbook earning rave reviews on Amazon.com) is blossoming into local to global grass roots movement to reduce stress and increase confidence. He produces live blogtalk radio shows focused on helping listeners and callers learn, laugh and grow with ease and grace.
Former clients include: Ameriprise, I.B.M Global Services, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Trust Operations, The American Red Cross, The American Association of Blood Banks. His volunteer work (from Board member to the front lines) include Outfront Minnesota , Chicago Center on Halsted, San Diego The Center, as well as a variety of help lines and pride groups.
Over the past three decades, I witness myself, others (people, programs, companies, communities, countries, movements, etc.) hold onto traits that consume more resources than inspiring resource growth. What is your take on shame, worry, guilt, fear, peer pressure, expectations, history, illness and related life diminishing ways of living?
From what I have learned, that which consumes something may end up consuming itself. That which loves something inspires growth. I seek to grow NOT at the expense of unhealthy consumption. How do I plan to grow? Change! Change on all levels, body, mind and spirit. With every breath I take, I change. I have come to know change as my friend. How friendly is change for you?
My life accomplishments while impressive to some, fade in my heart as I genuinely walk a path of service. What I have done, or who I have had the honor to know is not important! Names, titles and related social dressings cover what we all are inside. Humans. Humans who eat, breath and experience joy and pain. My deepest desire is that each being savors more kindness than they know what to do with!
As you consider your next steps in life, kindly remember to be KIND to yourself. If you have forgotten how to be kind to yourself, find someone who will help you re-awaken kindness in daily life.
I wish you a most refreshing day . . . every day . . .
Areas of Expertise
Communications, Writing, Speaking, Training & Workshops on Well Being, Moderator, spirituality, Health & Wellness, Travel and Adventure, Laughter, Meditation, observer
An idea worth spreading
Feed a love, starve a fear.
I'm passionate about
...caring for caregivers. I'm on a mission to provide ongoing, in-depth support for caregivers of all ages, abilities, cultures and creeds. Visit http://monkmission.com for more details.
Talk to me about
How to co-create ways to lean, laugh and love with ease and grace.
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My TED story
As a monk of three orders, a shaman in four traditions and a social worker stricken with an incurable case of optimism, I walk a path of service. The insights shared on TED - inspires me to do more, more wisely.