I’m excited to announce that my new book, Writing To Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery, will be published on July, 1! I’ve put together a yearlong program of essential lessons for using writing to promote creative and spiritual growth, and am thrilled with the finished product! Joan Borysenko wrote an amazing preface and the endorsements by Dan Siegel, Tara Brach, Mark Nepo and others did me proud. The book is now available for pre-order.
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.
The Chicago Tribune interview about Ethical Wisdom for Friends just came out. I’ve been having great luck with reporters on this book so far! Jenniffer Weigel was so well informed, enthusiastic, and curious about the subject. Jen made the interview a cinch. Here’s the article:
“How To Be A Healthy Friend“
I’m very happy with the interview in today’s Chicago Tribune! Jenniffer Weigel did a great job on the piece and in this companion interview. I’m amazed by how interested people are in the complexities of friend relationships – the great overlooked love affairs in our lives. We talked about gossip, erotic attraction, forgiveness, fair-weather friends, and the necessity of minding our own business. We discussed how to break up with a friend, what to do when friends walk away, and the harmful effects of social media on intimacy. Watch Chicago Tribune Segment
Rachel Pomerance, the health editor of U.S. News and World Report, just did a great piece about Ethical Wisdom for Friends for the magazine. We were on the phone for over an hour, exchanging stories about complicated friends (and friendships), jealousy, competition, betrayal, and romantic attraction between friends, and how to deal with friends that sap your energy, mooch, or don’t come through for us in times of need. Continue reading