Category Archives: Blog Posts

How Do You Live? A New Video Series

It was such a pleasure speaking to the British filmmaker, Magda Pniewska, for her inspirational new video series, How Do You Live? Magda asked me to talk about personal adversity, and how it is that life’s greatest challenges sometimes wake us up to our true potential. We discussed the power of gratitude and the virtues of surrender in the face of the unknown.  Here is a link to our interview. I hope you enjoy it.  http://howdoyoulive.com/

Writing to Awaken: Now Available in Paperback

Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery

An inspirational investigation of the self through expressive writing, guiding you along the path of awakening through radical truth-telling and self-inquiry. More information.

 

“Who Am I?” Excerpt From New Teaching Series

I recently did a four-part video teaching series based on “Writing To Awaken.” Here is an excerpt from the first installment, titled “Who Am I?”  This core question drives memoirists and seekers alike.   Rather than simply accept our stories at face value, we have the power to transform our lives when we begin to question our myths. In this video, I talk about how to use writing practice as a path of self-discovery, insight, and healing.

Writing about Intimacy and Self-Reliance at The Garrison Institute

This November, I’m leading a retreat at The Garrison Institute with my friend and collaborator, Dr. Maria SiroisIt’s called “Writing To Awaken: Exploring Loneliness, Self-Reliance, and Riddle of Human Relationship,” and takes place November 17-19. Garrison is a stunning venue on the Hudson River and I hope you’ll be able to join us!  Here’s a blog on the kind of work we’ll be doing. Click here for more information and registration.

Make Peace With Your Mind: A Conversation With Mark Coleman

I had a terrific conversation with Mark Coleman, the meditation teacher and therapist, about how to defeat bullies within and without. His new book, Make Peace With Your Mind, is full of good stuff. Continue reading

“This Mortal Coil” on ABC Radio, Sydney

What a terrific conversation I had with Sarah MacDonald at ABC Radio in Sydney. Sarah is a media fixture down here, having had the top-rated interview show in the country, and has just debuted a new program called “This Mortal Coil.”  She’ll be doing in-depth, hour-long pieces on psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and the arts, and I was honored to be her first guest on the program. Lucky timing — being in Australia teaching this month. Listen to the interview here.