A Conversation with Nancy Slonim Aronie

Interviewed by Mark Matousek
October, 2013

Nancy Slonin

Nancy Slonim Aronie believes in writing as a vehicle for telling our emotional truth. She has been a commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, wrote a monthly column in McCall’s magazine, and teaches at Harvard University. Nancy is the author of Writing from the Heart: Tapping the Power of Your Inner Voice and gives writing workshops at institutes and retreat centers around the country, as well as being director of the Chilmark Writing Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard. Mark spoke to her about how writing the truth transforms us and why she believes in the power of healing art.

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Mark Matousek is the author of two award-winning memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story and The Boy He Left Behind: A Man’s Search For His Lost Father, as well as When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living and Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life. A featured blogger for Psychology Today, Purple Clover, and The Huffington Post, he has contributed to numerous publications including The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Yoga Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Details, AARP, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and The Saturday Evening Post. A popular lecturer, mentor, and teacher, he is on the faculty of The Omega Institute, The New York Open Center, and other institutions, as well as offering private workshops and classes internationally. He is the Creative Director of V-Men, an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls, and the founder of Mark Matousek Media, a digital publishing company whose products and editorial services focus on transformational writing, self-inquiry, and creativity. His latest book is Ethical Wisdom for Friends.