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Expert of the Month, Sociologist Paul H. Ray, Offers Expertise in Interactive Q&A with Visitors

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 15, 2001 – SoulfulLiving.com, an award-winning, monthly guide to personal growth and spiritual development, explores the topic of "Conscious Living" this May with "Expert of the Month," Paul H. Ray, Ph.D., co-author of the new book, "The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World." Ray will be on hand all month to offer his expertise and insights in an interactive Q&A with visitors. <http://www.soulfulliving.com/paulhray.htm>

SoulfulLiving.com brings an oasis of healing and joy to the Internet each month, as it explores unique themes of soulful interest with best-selling authors and highly regarded experts, in a meaningful and interactive online environment. The monthly guide’s mission is to become the premier online destination for the Cultural Creatives, the community of 50 million adults, highly concerned with self-actualization, spirituality and self-expression. Each month, SoulfulLiving.com tailors its content to the interests of this group, by assembling a team of experts and presenting their thoughts and ideas in a comprehensive collection of articles and essays, creating a smorgasbord for the soul, if you will.

May’s expert contributors include:

Jean Houston, Ph.D., a scholar and researcher in human capacities, who for the past 30 years has co-directed, with her husband Dr. Robert Masters, the Foundation for Mind Research. She is also the founder of the Mystery School--a program of cross-cultural mythic and spiritual studies--dedicated to teaching history, philosophy, the new physics, psychology, anthropology, myth, and the many dimensions of our human potential. <http://www.jeanhouston.org>

Duane Elgin, author, speaker, evolutionary activist, and Internet entrepreneur. He is the author of "Voluntary Simplicity," "Promise Ahead" and "Awakening Earth," he is a former senior social scientist at SRI International, where he co-authored numerous studies on the long-range future for the Environmental Protection Agency, the president's science advisor, and the National Science Foundation. <http://www.awakeningearth.org>

Janet Luhrs, author of the best-selling book, "The Simple Living Guide" (Broadway Books) and "Simple Loving" (Viking Penguin). She is also editor and publisher of the quarterly newsletter, "The Simple Living Journal," which has been called "the nation's premier newsletter on voluntary simplicity" by the Boston Globe and has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. <http://www.simpleliving.com>

Gregg Levoy, the author of "Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life" (Random House)--a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, Quality Paperback Books, and One Spirit Book Club----as well as "This Business of Writing" (Writer's Digest Books). He is a speaker and seminar leader in the business, educational and human-potential arenas and travels extensively conducting Callings workshops. <http://www.gregglevoy.com>

Sherry Anderson, PhD., a psychologist and co-author, with her husband, Paul H. Ray, of "The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People are Changing the World" (Harmony, 2000) and co-author of the best-selling "The Feminine Face of God: The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women" (Bantam, 1991). She is also a founding partner in a new consulting firm, Integral Partnerships, LLC. <http://www.culturalcreatives.org>

Julia Butterfly Hill, a writer, a poet, and an activist. She helped found the Circle of Life Foundation to promote the sustainability, restoration, and preservation of life. The foundation is sponsored by the nonprofit Trees Foundation, which works toward the conservation and preservation of forest ecosystems. Hill has been the recipient of many honors and awards, and is a frequent speaker for environmental conferences around the world. <http://www.circleoflifefoundation.org>

Laurie Pentell, founder and director of Sageheart Alliance and a lifelong questing spirit who views life as sacred art and humans as artisans who continually co-create the lifescape. It is Laurie’s passion to explore the infinite nature of reality, celebrate the boundless capacity of the human spirit, and co-create opportunities to build a better world—one that works for all. <http://www.sageheart.com>

Deborah Straw, a writer and teacher who lives in Burlington, Vermont, with her husband, a dog and two cats. Her first book, "Natural Wonders of the Florida Keys," was published in August 1999 by Country Roads Press/NTC Contemporary Publishing. Her second, "Why is Cancer Killing Our Pets? How You Can Protect and Treat Your Animal Companion," has just been published by Healing Arts Press. <http://www.innertraditions.com>

Launched January 1, 2000, SoulfulLiving.com celebrated its first year anniversary this past January. Last May, SoulfulLiving.com was named "Site of the Week" by the Los Angeles Business Journal. In August, it was featured in the "Alternative Health News" section of Health Magazine and was also the feature of an interview with Salle Merrill Redfield at CelestineVision.com. In September, SoulfulLiving.com was profiled in UCLAlumni Magazine, in a feature article on UCLA Alumni Internet Startups.

SoulfulLiving.com’s monthly themes have included: "Creating a Soulful Home," "The Soul and the Environment," "Writing for Reflection and Intention," "The Soul at Work," "The Soul and Intuition," "Finding Joy," "Art & Creativity," "Healing," "Meditation," "Gratitude and Giving," "Finding Inner Peace," "Life Purpose," "The Soul of Love," and "Soul Nourishment." Past issues are archived and made available to visitors year-round.

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