Waking Up To the Dark: Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age

Clark Strand's brilliant new book, Waking Up To the Dark: Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age is a life-changer. Most of us have little to no idea what a transformative -- sometimes damaging -- effect the incandescent life bulb has had on human life. We've lost the healing, and spiritual, power of darkness -- to say nothing of our natural sleep patterns.

A Woman's Father is Key To Her Power

The daughter of an alcoholic, Greatest Generation pilot father was shocked when he called her to his deathbed for a series of life-changing exchanges that healed their relationship and freed Pythia Peay as a woman. Deeply moving, universal, and wise.

Kevin Sessums 2.0: Waking Up After the Fire

What is the connection between fame and longing? Addiction and loss? Author Kevin Sessums talks about both in his new book, "I Left It On the Mountain"

Practicing Real Happiness: An Interview With Sharon Salzberg

The bestselling author and meditation pioneer talks about what real happiness means, how we can expand our sense of well-being, and why it's so hard to sit alone with our own minds.

Two Ways to Listen: A Visit to "Enlightening Conversations"

Buddhist and psychotherapy have a lot in common and much to share with one another. There are also places where they'll never meet. But what are they?

No More Masks!: Advice From A Master Poet

What do poets know that the rest of us don't? Award-winning poet Ellen Bass, best known for "The Courage To Heal," on how writing helps us shape experience and in so doing transforms us.

The Awakened Heart: A Conversation With Tara Brach

Clinical psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach talks about radical acceptance as a path to wellness in daily life.

Master of Soul: An Interview With Thomas Moore

The renegade author of "Care of the Soul" talks about getting real about spiritual life, forgetting about closure, and cultivating a path of authenticity.

Walk Out of Your Dream: A Meeting With Adyashanti

Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher whose direct approach to enlightenment has helped people around the world. Here, he talks about how it feels to live every day in a state of contented well being.

Fixing a World That's Out of Balance

The youngest son of billionaire Warren Buffett talks about envy, greed, and why his father isn't giving the kids his money.

The True Secret of Writing: A Talk With Natalie Goldberg

If you want to meet your true mind, sit down with a pen and paper, claims the renowned author and writing guru, Natalie Goldberg. You just might wake up.

How the Words We Use Reveal Who We Are

How do the words we use reveal who we are? Dr. James Pennebaker explains how language betrays and instructs us, and how to recognize liars, fakes, and cheaters.

Risk Is Extra Life: Can Writing Make Us Brave?

Michael Klein, award-winning poet and memoirist, is on a crusade to give others the courage to be original in both life and work. He walks the talk and he means business.

Can We Keep the Faith Without a Religion?

How do we keep the faith without a religion? Is it possible to be spiritual without being believers? Bestselling author Roger Housden ("Ten Poems To Change Your Life") explains how.

Voice of Beauty: Mirriam-Goldberg Speaks From the Heart

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg helped to heal herself from cancer through writing. But how does this happen? The ex-Poet Laureate and creativity guru shares her secrets.

Writing It Real: Sheila Bender Gives You Permission

Creativity is a delicate business. Too often, we judge our work prematurely, before it has had a chance to grow. Longtime writing guru Sheila Bender talk about how to give ourselves permission to create without fear of unwanted criticism, producing our best work.

Journal To The Self: An Interview with Kathleen Adams

Kathleen Adams is one of the world's leading experts in therapeutic writing, and journal keeping as a path to self. But why does keeping a journal heal us? Why does becoming our own "healing witness" provide such extraordinary emotional (and physical) benefits? The answers will surprise you.

Saved By A Poem: An Interview with Kim Rosen

Poetry has the power to heal and transform us. The art of memorizing and reciting verse -- and applying the wisdom of poems to our everyday life -- is often overlooked in a prosaic age of analysis and demystification. Award-winning poet and teacher Kim Rosen is determined to change all of that.

The Artist's Way: An Interview With Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron talks about her landmark book The Artists Way and why it wouldn't exist if Jon Voight had returned her phone call

Exit Laughing: The Story Behind "The December Project"

In 2009, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, an 89-year old Jewish sage, began talking to a skeptical, bestselling author about how to "prepare for the mystery" of what comes with life's ending. This resulted in an amazing new book, "The December Project."

The Walking Story Book: A Talk With Dr. Linda Joy Myers

It may be true that everyone has a story, as Dr. Linda Joy Myers teaches in her memoir writing workshops. But how do we tell our story? How do we transcend shame, secrets, and the internal demons that block us from revealing the truth? After 30 years as a therapist, memoir master, and writing teacher, Myers reveals some of the most effective tricks of the trade.

Why Mysticism Isn't A Dirty Word

Mysticism is no longer a dirty word. Science is finally catching up with what sages, seers, and shamans have been telling us for millennia: That the world is not what it seems. It's better.

Awakening Genius: An Interview With Carolyn Elliott

Carolyn Elliott, Ph.D. believes that all of us are born with genius. But why can't we find it most of the time? What blocks us from using our imagination? How can we learn to access our inborn powers of creativity?

The School of Life: An Interview with Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton is a phenomenon. A public intellectual who sells millions of books. A whimsical freethinker who dares to make high-brown subject matter useful and relatable. An atheist who believes in wisdom as a healing component of popular culture. His thoughts on art, therapy, education, writing, and the United States are unique and brilliant.

Use Your Body To Heal Your Mind: Dr. Henry Grayson

Is it true that we can heal our minds by listening to our bodies? That couples can work on their relationships without saying a single word? Dr. Henry Grayson thinks so.

The Transformation Catalyst

Is it true that everyone has a book inside them? And why is writing a book such a transformational process?

Hello, Genius: Five Steps to Creative Freedom

Everyone is born a genius, Buckminster Fuller believed, but "the process of living de-geniuses them." But can genius really be erased? The answer is no. We come into this world with creative genius and have access to it for the whole of our lives. We only need to learn how to listen.

Ethical Wisdom For Friends

Friendships are the great unexplored love affairs in most of our lives. Why do we treat them like chopped liver?

The Green-Eyed Monster in Friendship

Envy is a killer in friendship, but it's hard not to envy our friends when they get rich, famous, or God forbid both. How can we get over it?

The Eros of Friendship: What To Do With Platonic Passion?

Most friendships have an erotic component. Not sexual, necessarily, but passionate. Passion in friendship confuses us, and sometimes blindsides us. How can we walk this slippery slope between restraint and the heart's desires? How can we be honest about our feelings without jeopardizing treasured relationships?

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