Survivor: China Contestants Could Learn from Dr. Andrew Newberg's Survival-oriented Needs Techniques

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On October 9th, 2007, Healthy Wealthy nWise will present Dr. Andrew Newberg as part of their Real Life Legends series. Dr. Newberg will share his ideas on the ways to find meaning and wholeness in our lives.

Dr. Andrew Newberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Psychiatry and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, and Nuclear Cardiology. He is the director and co-founder of the Center for Spirituality and the Neurosciences, also at the University of Pennsylvania.

On Tuesday, October 9th, Dr. Newberg will reveal why we believe what we believe. For information on this exciting interview, go to

In Dr. Newberg's new book, Why We Believe What We Believe, he focuses on the underlying mechanisms which govern our spiritual, social, and individual beliefs, arguing that we are biologically driven to find meaning and wholeness throughout our lives. In fact, our brains have the capacity to create and maintain a system of beliefs which can take us far beyond our survival-oriented needs.

These belief systems not only shape our morals and ethics, but they can be harnessed to heal our bodies and minds, enhance our intimate relationships, and deepen our spiritual connections with others. However, they can also be used to manipulate and control, for we are also born with a biological propensity to impose our belief systems on others. This innate power of our beliefs to heal or injure, to foster happiness or disease, or generate societal friction or peace is the underlying theme of his book.

Based upon his neurological research Dr. Newberg correlates a wide range of human beliefs with specific perceptual, social, and biological factors. He argues that some beliefs can enhance our physical and emotional well-being while others can function destructively, not only upon one's self, but upon society as well. Although our beliefs are rooted in the biology of the brain, Dr. Newberg emphasizes that they are equally shaped by parents, peers, and society. In the end, a better understanding of beliefs can foster a more compassionate perspective on people who hold other beliefs and point the direction towards a more positive life and society.

Healthy Wealthy nWise brings you these fascinating interviews twice a month. In the recent past Janet Attwood and Chris Attwood have interviewed the likes of Rhonda Byrne, author of The Secret, Mark Victor Hansen, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series, T. Harv Eker, Jay Abraham, Mark Joyner, Willie Nelson, and many more.

On Tuesday, October 9th, Healthy Wealthy nWise and their Real Life Legends series will bring you a live interview with this extraordinary man. For more information on this exciting evening, go to

About Healthy Wealthy nWise:
Healthy Wealthy nWise is an online magazine and community where people can go to be introduced to a wide variety of mentors or guides who could help them in their next step of development into becoming the people they want to be. Healthy Wealthy nWise was developed to be a reminder of who we are and who we can be, as well as a safe place for people to explore these thoughts and their potential. In the virtual pages of our online magazine, and through our twice monthly Real Life Legends Interview Series, we seek to inspire, motivate, educate, and help people find their own unique path and the specific mentors and guides who can help them navigate that path.


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