Anne Wilson Schaef has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and an honorary doctorate in Human Letters from Kenyon College in Kenyon, Ohio. After practicing for many years, she left the field of psychology and psychotherapy in 1984. She has developed her own approach to healing the whole person, which comes out of the ancient teachings of her ancestors, which she calls Living in Process. Living in Process works with recovery from the addictive process moving beyond to wholeness of body, mind, and spirit. In the last twenty years, she has taught this approach to healing throughout the world, and is internationally respected as a speaker, consultant, and seminar leader. For the last 20 years, she has worked intensively with addictions — both ingestive addictions (alcohol, food, drugs, etc.) and process addictions (work, gambling, sex, relationships, etc.) http://www.livinginprocess.com/anne-wilson-schaef.php
Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American actor and politician. He was the 40th President of the United States. Prior to his presidency, he served as the 33rd Governor of California. http://www.biography.com/people/ronald-reagan-9453198
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled "The American Scholar" in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence" http://www.biography.com/people/ralph-waldo-emerson-9287153
Napoleon Hill was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. http://napoleonhill.wwwhubs.com/
Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. http://www.biography.com/people/blaise-pascal-9434176
Charles Langbridge Morgan was an English-born playwright and novelist of English and Welsh parentage. The main themes of his work were, as he himself put it, "Art, Love, and Death", and the relation between them.
Theodor W. Adorno was a German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society. Theodor W. Adorno was one of the most important philosophers and social critics in Germany after World War II. Although less well known among anglophone philosophers than his contemporary Hans-Georg Gadamer, Adorno had even greater influence on scholars and intellectuals in postwar Germany. In the 1960s he was the most prominent challenger to both Sir Karl Popper's philosophy of science and Martin Heidegger's philosophy of existence. Jürgen Habermas, Germany's foremost social philosopher after 1970, was Adorno's student and assistant. The scope of Adorno's influence stems from the interdisciplinary character of his research and of the Frankfurt School to which he belonged. It also stems from the thoroughness with which he examined Western philosophical traditions, especially from Kant onward, and the radicalness to his critique of contemporary Western society. He was a seminal social philosopher and a leading member of the first generation of Critical Theory. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/adorno/
Inspiration Plato. The Greek society inspired achievements that shaped the foundation of Western civilization. The Greeks were intelligent, daring, energetic and sensible, accomplishing great feats in the arts, philosophy, architecture and more. The Greeks introduced our cherished concepts of citizens' rights, democracy, and freedoms of speech and religion. They excelled in mathematics, physics and astronomy. The Greeks had a highly developed spiritual life, imparting human traits to their many gods and goddesses. The Greeks shared a deep admiration and respect for nature similar to many of the great scientists, artists and philosophers that would follow, such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo DaVinci, etc.
Intuitive Behavior. In climbing, the intuitive sense is invaluable. Intuition directs decisions to make physical adjustments and actions that are imperceptible to the conscience mind. The simple acts of sitting, standing, and walking require thousands of biomechanical actions to work in concert, so imagine how big a role intuition plays in climbing. The intuitive mind plays a large role in problem solving and design thinking. It drives the sequence that unconscious and conscience decisions are made. The effectiveness of intuition for climbing is based on the aggregate experience of every attempt or climb. Just like in design thinking, the intuitive mind guides the right body position, action and reaction. The experience based behavior of climbing is an excellent example of intuition and design thinking at work. This climbing photograph was taken by Design Ideation while researching the role of intuition on intellectual, physical and emotional performance. Watch this documentary for an example of how climbing is an experience based intuitive activity. http://danquart.de/en/projects/to-the-limit
Inspiration Hippocrates. The Greek society inspired achievements that shaped the foundation of Western civilization. The Greeks were intelligent, daring, energetic and sensible, accomplishing great feats in the arts, philosophy, architecture and more. The Greeks introduced our cherished concepts of citizens' rights, democracy, and freedoms of speech and religion. They excelled in mathematics, physics and astronomy. The Greeks had a highly developed spiritual life, imparting human traits to their many gods and goddesses. The Greeks shared a deep admiration and respect for nature similar to many of the great scientists, artists and philosophers that would follow, such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo DaVinci, etc. http://www.egs.edu/library/hippocrates/biography/