London Calling – Alternatives and Watkins Books

Alternatives LogoI’m looking forward to my upcoming events in London and hope I might see you at one of them. I’m honored to return to St. James Church as part of Alternatives’ Speakers Series. On Monday, May 23, I’ll be presenting, The Negativity Bias: Why Human Beings Are Born To Say No. St. James’s Church is such a historic place (William Blake was christened there) and I love the energy in this beautiful church. On Friday, May 27, I’ll be reading and signing at Watkins Books for the first time (another venerable London institution) and on May 29, I’m offering an day-long workshop for Alternatives, Writing To Awaken: Overcoming the Fear of Freedom. Last year’s daylong workshop in the parlor room overlooking Hyde Park was one of my favorites and it will be great to be there again. I hope to see you while I’m there! Visit my calendar for more details.

Spirit Pig Interview

Duncan CJIt was great to talk to Duncan CJ for his video interview series SpiritPig. When he first approached me, the name threw me off, then I saw his roster of past interviews and realized the guy is the real deal. Intelligent questions and a good conversation. Spirit Pig is a non-profit dedicated to exploring the art of living an awakened life. It features free, uncensored, raw interviews with some of the most interesting voices in psychology, spirituality, and the arts sharing advice on on a vast array of topics that inspire, stimulate and motivate. Watch the video.

Inside The Miracle: My Talk with Mark Nepo

Mark NepoI recently had the pleasure of talking to Mark Nepo for The Seekers Forum about his new book “Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness.” Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and philosophy for over forty years. His many published works include “The Book of Awakening,” a number one New York Times Best Seller. He devotes his writing and teaching to the process of inner transformation and the life of relationship. I spoke to him about gratitude, faith and the acceptance on the path of awakening. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

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Writing To Awaken at the Rowe Center

Rowe CenterI’m delighted to be teaching Writing To Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation a the Rowe Center from April 1 – 3. Tucked away in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, this renowned historic center offers the charm only found in New England. The magnificence of Spring will be our backdrop as we investigate the connection between the person you believe yourself to be and the internal witness who sees beyond the conscious mind. I hope you can join me. More info and registration.

Journey To the Sacred Six-Week Online Writing Class

Please join me for Journey To the Sacredmy upcoming six-week online class. What do you hold sacred? Your responses to the lessons in this popular online class will reveal more than you may realize about how you experience life, what you expect from yourself and others, where you are wounded and in need of healing, and how deeply – or haltingly – you are able to love. This eye-opening class will inspire you spiritually, broaden you psychologically, and empower you emotionally. Journey To the Sacred will initiate you into a new understanding of what enlightenment means and how to bring sacred awareness into your life. Click here for a audio invitation, Click here for more info & registration.

Writing To Awaken With Contemplative Journal

contemplative journalI’m delighted to be partnering with Contemplative Journal to teach Writing To Awaken starting on February 29. In this four-week online course, I’ll guide students through a unique process of self-examination through writing that leads to personal insight, creative enrichment, and spiritual awakening. Whatever spiritual path you’re on, this course will equip you with a wide array of skills to help you use “writing to awaken.” I hope you can join us. Click here for more info & registrationClick here to watch a video introduction.