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.
It was wonderful to read from “When You’re Falling, Dive” at Watkins Books in London. Watkins is a venerable, hundred-year-old institution that has hosted some of my favorite teachers and colleagues, from Eckhart Tolle to Rupert Sheldrake, and it was an honor to be invited. Here is a video of my reading and the Q/A that followed. I hope you enjoy it. Watch the video here.
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