When corporate executive Jane Ramsey found herself facing sudden retirement, she embraced the opportunity to embark on a long-awaited metaphysical journey of discovery and profound reinvention. With one foot grounded in the rational world, and the other in the ether, she was free to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an artist and wisdom-seeker. Experimenting with new mediums of painting and finding a connection with her deeper self, she yearned to better understand why we are here and what life is all about, further seeking guidance from spiritual teachers Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston.
Now with the release of VISION QUEST: a journey to happiness, she invites readers inside her spiritual ‘vision quest’ as she studies, travels, finds optimal health, deeper love and seeks answers to life’s mysteries, culminating with the realization that it’s an inside job––the answers are always available when we tap into our inner soul.
About the Author
Jane Ramsey spent thirty-six years in corporate life. Her last role was executive vice president of HR for a global retail enterprise. Upon retirement, Jane embarked on a course of study in philosophy, fitness, health, nutrition, quantum physics, happiness and spirituality.
She is now an author, artist and certified meditation teacher with the Deepak Chopra Center. She has been meditating for more than twenty years and helps clients create a strong daily meditation practice to help them feel more grateful, vital, energetic, peaceful, joyful and to develop great abundance and loving relationships in their lives.
Jane is currently developing a program combining meditation and art to help people live a more full-spectrum, creative and balanced life. She currently resides with her loving husband in Indian Wells, California.
Available on Amazon.com and bookstores.
New Survey Reveals Belief that Travel Plus a Passion for Learning are Key
We’ve all heard the theories that exercise, healthy diet and challenging mind games can help a person live longer with greater mental acuity, but it seems that travel (particularly travel with an educational focus) should be added to that list as well. Road Scholar, the nation’s non-profit leader in educational travel for Boomers and beyond, conducted an online national survey of more than 1,000 men and women, age 55 and older, and found that an overwhelming 85 percent of them believe travel actually can help extend their life. As for the main reason for travel, 43 percent said they travel to learn about other cultures and places. In fact, 26 percent described themselves as lifelong learners. In addition, a full 74 percent of respondents said travel was “important” or “very important” as a way to maintain mental acuity. Road Scholar was built on the belief that learning is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life, and a large number of their survey respondents seem to agree.
“We hear over and over how important learning, coupled with a travel component, is in the lives of Road Scholar participants, but it was fascinating to discover that so many of the people surveyed view travel and learning as synergistic, and the best way to learn about the world,” stated Road Scholar’s President and CEO, Jim Moses. “Road Scholar has always focused on learning, and our educational adventures combine the best of both education and travel.”
Of course, the findings also reflect a shift in current thinking about the role of learning in our lives, particularly as we age, noted Moses. “The concept of learning as an age-based activity for children and young adults is being replaced by a philosophy of the benefits of lifelong learning – an approach to learning that is not just school-based, but experiential, social and intellectual and continuing throughout the course of a person’s life. For many, travel is an ideal way to continue learning new things no matter their age,” he said.
“I definitely think that travel enhances and may contribute to longer life,” said Debbie S., a 65-year-old avid traveler who divides her time between Arlington TX and Presque Isle, WI. “It keeps your brain working. It’s also been proven that if you have passions that you tend to live longer.”
Maxine T., a 73-year-old woman from Walnut Creek, CA, agrees in the power of travel, saying “Each trip leaves us hungry for the next adventure so, I guess we’ll have to live a very long time. There sure is a lot of world to see!”
In addition to longevity, the survey asked respondents to list all the ways they keep their brains active and engaged and gave them a list of methods that included reading/book club, crossword puzzles, continuing education classes, travel, museum visits and attending lectures.
Travel was cited more frequently than any other category, by 69 percent of respondents. Reading and book clubs were a close second at 66 percent, followed by crossword puzzles at 49 percent and museum visits at 42 percent. Continuing education and attending lectures were checked by 36 percent and 31 percent, respectively.
About Road Scholar
Road Scholar is the nation’s largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for adults – a true university of the world. It offers 5,500 programs in 150 countries and 50 states and financial aid for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs. Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the world leader in educational travel since 1975. Learn more at roadscholar.org
Survey Methodology Details
This survey was conducted by Survata, an independent research firm in San Francisco. Survata interviewed 1000 online respondents between April 22, 2019 and April 28, 2019. Respondents were reached across the Survata publisher network, where they take a survey to unlock premium content, like articles and ebooks. Respondents received no cash compensation for their participation. More information on Survata’s methodology can be found at survata.com/methodology.
Making history once more, GRAMY nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio–Jonas Brothers—capture #1 on the Billboard 200 with their blockbuster fifth full-length album, Happiness Begins. The band delivers the biggest debut of 2019 with total consumption of 414K units, including 68 million streams (Nielsen).
Get it HERE via Republic Records.
As the third #1 album of their career and first release since 2009, this #1 bow represents a landmark moment for the group and pop at large as they retain the place at the top of the charts they claimed a decade ago. Jonas Brothers notably achieve the biggest sales week of 2019 for an album. Not to mention, Happiness Begins generated a greater total consumption of more than the rest of the Billboard 200’s Top 10 combined!
A global success, the album also landed at #1 in Canada, with additional career high debuts in countries including UK, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands and more.
These achievements solidify the Jonas Brothers return as the biggest pop event of 2019.
“Sucker” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking the first #1 for the band and the first #1 debut from a group this century. Recently ranked #1 on Billboard’s critic’s picks list of the “50 Best Songs of 2019,” it has become a song of the summer anthem. At radio, the multiplatinum Billboard Hot 100 #1 smash “Sucker” continues to dominate, rapidly ascending to #1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart where it led for eight weeks- the most for any song this year and longest running #1 since Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” in 2017. The song also recaptured the #1 spot on Billboard‘s Adult Pop Songs chart, as the band’s follow up single “Cool” approaches the Top 10 on Pop Songs.
The historic week kicked off with the release of the band’s highly anticipated documentary Chasing Happiness—available now exclusively via Amazon Prime Video. In support of the release, the band made several high-profile media appearances throughout the campaign, including a surprise launch on The Late Late Show With James Corden, a performance on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, Saturday Night Live, the season finale of The Voice, MTV’s TRL and more. In addition, they graced the covers of Billboard, Paper Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar’s first ever Men’s Bazaar cover. Most recently, they performed on the Today Show Summer Concert Series- which saw record breaking crowds- and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the band debuted their next single “Only Human.” Up next, the band will appear on NBC’s new hit show Songland, which stars GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter, producer, and lead singer of the multi-platinum band OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder, who was a producer on the album.
Watch their debut performance of “Only Human” on Fallon HERE.
After selling out multiple shows, the Happiness Begins Tour will kick off August 7th in Miami, FL with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw. The band will then release their upcoming memoir Blood, which is available for pre-order HERE now and will be released in November 2019.
Happiness Begins is here, and for the Jonas Brothers and their fans, it appears that Happiness has only just begun…
Jonas Brothers “Happiness Begins Tour” 2019 Dates:
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Friday, August 9, 2019 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Monday, August 12, 2019 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena*
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Boston, MA TD Garden
Sunday, August 18, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Friday, August 23, 2019 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Thursday, August 29, 2019 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Friday, August 30, 2019 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Thursday, September 5, 2019 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Saturday, September 7, 2019 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
Sunday, September 8, 2019 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Friday, September 13, 2019 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Saturday, September 14, 2019 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
Monday, September 16, 2019 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Chicago, IL United Center
Friday, September 20, 2019 Chicago, IL United Center
Sunday, September 22, 2019 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center*
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Houston, TX Toyota Center*
Friday, September 27, 2019 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center*
Sunday, September 29, 2019 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Thursday, October 3, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Saturday, October 5, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sunday, October 6, 2019 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 San Francisco, CA Chase Center
Friday, October 11, 2019 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Sunday, October 13, 2019 Portland, OR Moda Center
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Thursday, October 17, 2019 San Diego, CA Pechanga Arena
Friday, October 18, 2019 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sunday, October 20, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Monday, October 21, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Monterrey, MX Auditorio Citibanamex
Monday, October 28, 2019 Monterrey, MX Auditorio Citibanamex
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Mexico City, MX Sports Palace
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Mexico City, MX Sports Palace
Saturday, November 2, 2019 Guadalajara, MX Auditorio Telmex
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Friday, November 15, 2019 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Sunday, November 17, 2019 Jacksonville, FL Vystar Memorial Coliseum
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Friday, November 22, 2019 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Saturday, November 23, 2019 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sunday, November 24, 2019 Boston, MA TD Garden
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Friday, November 29, 2019 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Saturday, November 30, 2019 Baltimore, MC Royal Farms Arena
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Omaha, NE Chi Health Center
Friday, December 6, 2019 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Saturday, December 7, 2019 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
*Bebe Rexha not performing
Why do some people dive, some survive and others thrive? The answer, Randall Bell, Ph.D., reveals, is surprisingly simple: choices.
Bell, a socio-economist and the CEO of Landmark Research Group, has developed an easy-to-follow formula for authentic growth and success based upon 25 years of behavioral research.
In his book, Me We Do Be: The Four Cornerstones of Success, Bell masterfully interweaves stories from his consulting work on high-profile cases — including Chernobyl, the World Trade Center, and O.J. Simpson — with findings from behavioral studies and his own survey of 5,000 people to reveal the daily habits that can make or break both personal and professional growth and success.
In Me We Do Be, Bell explains that all behaviors can be organized into four cornerstones:
• Me is quality thinking that builds wisdom.
• We habits form quality relationships.
• Do actions build productivity.
• Be designs the future.
There is no one-size-fits-all definition of success. For some, it’s making money. For others it’s having a loving family, winning a competition, completing a degree or beating cancer. The power of Me We Do Be is that it connects all the dots and creates a fresh perspective for moving forward, allowing readers to define what success means to them as individuals, while sharing the foundational elements that apply to everyone.
Previously, the author led a national practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s largest consulting ﬁrm. He has consulted on hundreds of cases, including the Flight 93 Crash Site, the BP Oil Spill, Hurricane Katrina and the nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll.
Often a guest of the media, Bell has been proﬁled in The Wall Street Journal, People magazine, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, 20/20, Entertainment Tonight and by newscasters on every major television network.
Please see Dr. Bell in a recent appearance on The Today Show.
Robert G. Allen, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Creating Wealth: “A fascinating blend of personal anecdotes from Dr. Bell’s vast professional experience interspersed with powerful quotes, insights and a timeless list of valuable habits designed to improve any life. There are many golden nuggets in here.”
Jeffrey W. Hayzlett, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Mirror Test: “Some think that complex problems require complex solutions. This is not always true. The four cornerstones of Me We Do Be are a simple, effective way to ignite passion in any life or business!”
Steve Alten, New York Times Best-Selling Author: “Eye-opening … Randall Bell’s Me We Do Be is as inspiring as Napoleon Hill’s classic Think and Grow Rich.”
Bob Proctor, Best-Selling Author of You Were Born Rich: “Me We Do Be shows how the little things we do can have a dramatic impact on our quality of life; it’s that one small adjustment that can make the difference between winning and losing. Read, learn and act on the great information provided in this book.”
For more information on Randall Bell and his motivational book, please visit the website: www.drbell.com.
Available online and at fine bookstores everywhere.