Guest Interview Archive

Guest Interview Archives

THOMAS MOORE

Thomas Moore

March 2015
The Shadow Knows:
Discovering Your Secret Knowledge

Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts. Read More

BYRON KATIE

Byron Katie

April 2015
The Day of laughter:
Enlightenment in everyday life

Byron Katie, founder of The Work, has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering. Through her simple and powerful process, they find that their stressful beliefs—about life, other people, or themselves—radically and positively shift. Read More

ANDREW HARVEY

Andrew Harvey

May 2015
TAKE OFF THE MASK:
ENDING THE IMPOSTOR SYNDROME

Andrew Harvey is an author, religious scholar and teacher of mystic traditions, known primarily for his popular nonfiction books on spiritual or mystical themes, beginning with his 1983 A Journey in Ladakh. Read More

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POLLY YOUNG-EISENDRATH

June 2015
THE MUSE OF DESIRE:
EROS AND AWAKENING

Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, psychologist, teacher and author. Polly is the originator of Dialogue Therapy, which is designed to help couples and others to transform chronic conflict into greater closeness and development. Read More

EVE ENSLER

EVE ENSLER

July 2015
THE STORYTELLING APE:
SURVIVAL THROUGH PERSONAL FICTION

Eve Ensler, Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into over 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Read More

SHARON SALZBERG

SHARON SALZBERG

AUGUST 2015
STABILIZING THE VIEW:
NATURAL BALANCE IN PRACTICE

Sharon Salzberg has been a student of Buddhism since 1971, and has led meditation classes and retreats worldwide since 1974. She is a bestselling author and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. Read More

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YOGACHARYA ELLEN GRACE O'BRIAN

SEPTEMBER 2015
DIG IN ONE PLACE:
SPIRITUALITY, ESCAPE, AND HOMECOMING

Ellen Grace O'Brian (Yogacharya O’Brian) is an acclaimed teacher, award-winning author, and minister who has served seekers of spiritual enlightenment from all walks of life for over thirty years. Read More

TARA BRACH

TARA BRACH

OCTOBER 2015
WHERE DOES IT HURT?:
HEALING WOUNDS FROM THE PAST AND PRESENT

Bestselling author Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. She gives presentations, teaches classes, offers workshops, and leads silent meditation retreats in the United States and Europe. Read More

MARK NEPO

MARK NEPO

NOVEMBER 2015
ON GRATITUDE:
THE SECRET OF THANKSGIVING

Mark Nepo inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller, The Book of Awakening. As a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time.” Read More

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LOCH KELLY

DECEMBER 2015
INTO THE MYSTIC:
OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF FREEDOM

Loch Kelly is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of the Open-Hearted Awareness Institute.  Loch’s work is to help people access awakening as the next natural stage of human development. Read More

MIRABAI STARR

MIRABAI STARR

JANUARY 2016
WHO AM I?:
MEETING THE AUTHENTIC SELF

Mirabai Starr is the author of Caravan of no Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation. In her translations, Mirabai uses fresh, lyrical language to help make timeless wisdom accessible to a contemporary circle of seekers. Read More

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MARY O'MALLEY

FEBRUARY 2016
VENUS AND MARS:
WHY WOMEN AND MEN CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY

Mary O’Malley is an author, teacher and counselor whose work awakens others to the joy of being fully alive. Her transformative approach to compulsions offers a way to replace fear, hopelessness and struggle with ease, well being and joy. Read More

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SEYMOUR BERNSTEIN

MARCH 2016
THE NEGATIVITY BIAS:
WHY HUMANS ARE BORN TO SAY NO

Seymour Bernstein is an American pianist, composer, and teacher. He is the subject of the documentary Seymour: An Introduction directed by the actor Ethan Hawke. Read More

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CATHERINE INGRAM

APRIL 2016
WE TELL OURSELVES STORIES:
THE ROLE OF IMAGINATION IN SURVIVAL

Catherine Ingram is an international dharma teacher with communities in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. She leads Dharma Dialogues, which are events that focus on directing awareness toward greater wellbeing in an ethical and happy life. Read More

GABOR MATE

DR. GABOR MATE

MAY 2016
THE MOTHER’S GAZE:
HOW WE LEARN TO TRUST AND LOVE

Dr. Gabor Mate is a renowned speaker and bestselling author known for his expertise on a wide range of topics, including childhood development, addiction, and stress. Read More

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DR. DACHER KELTNER

JUNE 2016
“OUGHT” DOES NOT EXIST IN NATURE:
ILLUSION AND MORAL MYTHS

Dacher Keltner is a social psychologist who focuses on the morality of everyday life and importance of "prosocial emotions" such love, sympathy, and gratitude. Read More

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ROSHI PAT ENKYO O'HARA

JULY 2016
THE VIRTUE OF VICE:
PARADOX AND DESIRE IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara serves as Abbot of the Village Zendo. Roshi’s focus is on the expression of Zen through caring, service, and creative response. Read More

CONNIE ZWEIG

CONNIE ZWEIG, PH.D

AUGUST 2016
THE MARDI GRAS EFFECT:
HOW SITUATIONS CHANGE US

Dr. Connie, founder of the Center for Shadow-work and Spiritual Counseling of AIWP, is a unique counselor with an extensive private practice. Read More

ELIZABETH LESSER

ELIZABETH LESSER

SEPTEMBER 2016
PLAYING WITH POWER:
AUTHORITY, COMPETITION, AND SELF-RESPECT

Elizabeth Lesser is a bestselling author and the cofounder of Omega Institute, the renowned conference and retreat center located in Rhinebeck, New York. Read More

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PETER BUFFETT

OCTOBER 2016
THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER:
ENVY, SHAME, AND AWAKENING

Peter Buffett has an acclaimed career that spans more than 30 years as an Emmy award winning musician, composer, philanthropist and author. Read More

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ROGER HOUSDEN

NOVEMBER 2016
WHAT IS ENOUGH?:
INDESTRUCTIBLE GRATITUDE

Roger Housden is and author and the founder of The Open Gate, a conference center in England that introduced the work of Ram Dass, Thich Nath Hanh, James Hillman, Robert Bly and others into Europe. Read More

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MARK COLEMAN

DECEMBER 2016
HOW OUGHT WE TO LIVE?:
DISCOVERING THE SACRED VIEW

Mark Coleman, M.A., founder of Awake in the Wild and The Mindfulness Institute, is an international mindfulness facilitator who has guided students to find greater peace and fulfillment through nature-based mindfulness practice and Retreats. Read More

SHARON SALZBERG

SHARON SALZBERG

JANUARY 2017
THE GIFT OF LONGING:
CAPTURING THE SPARK

Sharon Salzberg has been a student of Buddhism since 1971, and has led meditation classes and retreats worldwide since 1974. She is a bestselling author and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. Read More

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LYNN WHITTEMORE

FEBRUARY 2017
FINDING YOUR TRIBE:
ROOTS, COMMUNITY, AND BELONGING

Lynn Whittemore is the Executive Director of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. A longtime meditator and builder of spiritual community, she's active in the grassroots movement to create racial and gender equality in the Buddhist world. Read More

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JEFF BROWN

MARCH 2017
QUESTIONS THAT MATTER:
THE ART OF SELF-INQUIRY

A former criminal lawyer and psychotherapist, Jeff Brown is the author of five popular books: Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation, Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground, Love it Forward, An Uncommon Bond, and Spiritual Graffiti. Read More

ADYASHANTI

ADYASHANTI

APRIL 2017
THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS:
GIFTS OF THE SHADOW

Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher who has been teaching for more than 20 years. Author of Sacred Inquiry and The Most Important Thing, he is a spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. Read More

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GANGAJI

MAY 2017
STOP TIME:
DISCOVERING THE ETERNAL PRESENT

Teacher and author Gangaji shares a simple message: This is an invitation to shift your allegiance from the activities of your mind to the eternal presence of your being. Read More

ESTHER PEREL

ESTHER PEREL

JUNE 2017
THE ANIMAL AND THE ECSTASY:
PLUGGING INTO EROS

Esther Perel is known as one of the most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships and the complex science behind human interaction. She is the bestselling author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence. Read More

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POLLY YOUNG-EISENDRATH

JULY 2017
TEACHERS & GURUS:
CHOOSING WISELY

Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, psychologist, teacher and author. Polly is the originator of Dialogue Therapy, which is designed to help couples and others to transform chronic conflict into greater closeness and development. Read More

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CATHERINE INGRAM

AUGUST 2017
MAGICAL THINKING:
DELUSION IN SPIRITUAL LIFE

Catherine Ingram is an international dharma teacher with communities in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. She leads Dharma Dialogues, which are events that focus on directing awareness toward greater wellbeing in an ethical and happy life. Read More

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YOGACHARYA ELLEN GRACE O'BRIAN

SEPTEMBER 2017
PRACTICE/IMPERFECT:
HUMILITY AND THE FORCE OF SURRENDER

Ellen Grace O'Brian (Yogacharya O’Brian) is an acclaimed teacher, award-winning author, and minister who has served seekers of spiritual enlightenment from all walks of life for over thirty years. Read More

BYRON KATIE

BYRON KATIE

JANUARY 2020
VISION FOR YOUR LIFE:
THE PRACTICE OF INTENTION

Byron Katie, founder of The Work, has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering. Through her simple and powerful process, they find that their stressful beliefs—about life, other people, or themselves—radically and positively shift. Read More

JANE HIRSHFIELD

JANE HIRSHFIELD

FEBRUARY 2020
NOTHING HAPPENS BEFORE ITS TIME:
SECRETS OF CREATIVITY

In poems described by The Washington Post as belonging “among the modern masters,” Jane Hirshfield has received a lion's share of literary prizes for her books and the unique synthesis of Western and Eastern perspective she brings to her work across. Read More

STEPHEN BATCHELOR

STEPHEN BATCHELOR

MARCH 2020
GO YOUR OWN WAY:
TRUSTING YOURSELF ON THE SEEKERS PATH

Stephen Batchelor is a Buddhist teacher and writer, known for his agnostic approach to spiritual life. His secular Buddhism speaks to the mystery and vitality of spiritual life and emphasizes doubt and questioning as the critical parts of the seekers journey. Read More

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MIRABAI BUSH

APRIL 2020
LIVING WITHOUT A NET:
TIMELESS WISDOM FOR THRIVING IN CRISIS

Mirabai Bush teaches contemplative practices and develops programs through the application of spiritual principles and values to organizational life. Her latest book is Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying (with Ram Dass). Read More

THOMAS MOORE

THOMAS MOORE

MAY 2020
A PLAY OF THE SENSES:
CULTIVATING PLEASURE WITHOUT SHAME

Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts. Read More


SHARON SALZBERG

SHARON SALZBERG

JUNE 2020
LOVE AGAINST THE ODDS:
OPENING THE HEART IN LOCKDOWN

Sharon Salzberg has been a student of Buddhism since 1971, and has led meditation classes and retreats worldwide since 1974. She is a bestselling author and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. Read More


MARK NEPO

MARK NEPO

JULY 2020
THE WHEEL OF LIFE:
FORTUNE SPINS BUT WE ARE FREE

Mark Nepo inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller, The Book of Awakening. As a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time.” Read More


ELIZABETH LESSER

ELIZABETH LESSER

AUGUST 2020
LISTENING TO PSYCHE:
WHAT WOMEN KNOW AND MEN FORGET

Elizabeth Lesser is a bestselling author and the cofounder of Omega Institute, the renowned conference and retreat center located in Rhinebeck, New York. Read More


RUPERT SPIRA

RUPERT SPIRA

SEPTEMBER 2020
DROPPING THE MIRROR:
MOVING BEYOND SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS

Rupert Spira is the  author of The Transparency of Things: Contemplating the Nature of Experience. In his teaching, he explores the perennial non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions. Read More


ADYASHANTI

ADYASHANTI

OCTOBER 2020
PRESENCE, PASSION, AND PURPOSE:
HOW TO LIVE WITHOUT REGRET

Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher who has been teaching for more than 20 years. Author of Sacred Inquiry and The Most Important Thing, he is a spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings.
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MARK WOHLYN

MARK WOLYNN

November 2020
ON GRATITUDE:
THE UNEXPECTED WISDOM OF THANKSGIVING

Director of The Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco, Mark Wolynn, is a world leader in the field of Inherited Family Trauma.  Read More


RABBI DAVID INGER

Rabbi David Ingber

December 2020
LIGHT FROM A THOUSAND STARS:
THE PROPER EMOTION IS WONDER

Named by Newsweek as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in the United States, Rabbi David Ingber integrates meditative mindfulness and physical awareness into mainstream, post-modern Judaism. Read More


ANDREW HARVEY

Andrew Harvey

January 2021
WAY OF THE PHOENIX:
LESSONS IN SELF-REGENERATION

Andrew Harvey is perhaps the most eloquent and luminous mystic and sacred activist of our time, as well as an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, teacher, and the author of more than 40 books. Read More


NATALIE GOLDBERG

Natalie Goldberg

February 2021
BECOMING YOURSELF:
ORIGINALITY IN THE AGE OF IMPOSTERS

Natalie Goldberg is the author of fifteen books, including Writing Down the Bones, which has sold over one million copies, translated into fourteen languages, and started a revolution in the way we practice writing in this country. Read More


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Lewis mehl-Madrona

March 2021
YOUR HEALING STORY:
THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF NARRATIVE

Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology. He is interested in the relation of healing through dialogue in community and psychosis. Read More


AMIR LEVINE

Dr. Amir Levine

April 2021
RIGHT RELATIONSHIP:
HOW THE HEART CAN ALSO BE WISE

Dr. Amir A. Levine is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the co-author of a popular science book titled Attached, The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love, which has been translated to 11 languages. Read More


JOAN BORYSENKO

Joan Borysenko

May 2021
FIND YOUR QUESTIONS:
THE SPIRITUAL POWER OF SELF-INQUIRY

This distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Read More


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Dr. Gabor Mate

June 2021
LOVE WHAT YOU DO:
BRINGING PASSION TO ACTION

A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Read More


CONNIE ZWEIG

Dr. Connie Zweig

July 2021
The Inner Life of Aging:
Overcoming Our Fixation on Youth

For the past 30 years, Dr. Connie Zweig has been a pioneer in fields of shadow work and meditation practice. Read More


RABBI RAMI SHAPIRO

Rabbi Rami Shapiro

August 2021
ANOTHER KIND OF TIME:
THE POWER OF GIVING YOURSELF A SABBATH

Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro is widely recognized as one of the most creative figures in contemporary American Judaism. Read More


STEVE TAYLOR

Steve Taylor

September 2021
THE GIANT WITHIN YOU:
LIBERATING GREATNESS THROUGH INSIGHT

Steve Taylor is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality. Read More


BEVERLY DONOFRIO

BEVERLY DONOFRIO

OCTOBER 2021
TREASURES IN THE DARK:
YOUR SHADOW AS CONFIDANT, GUIDE, AND MUSE

Beverly Donofrio is an award-winning essayist and memoirist who gained notoriety when her first book, the bestselling Riding in Cars With Boys, appeared at the start of the wave of memoirs that followed. Read More


Shelly Tygielski

SHELLY TYGIELSKI

NOVEMBER 2021
PRESENT PERFECT:
THE ABSOLUTE RIGHTNESS OF THINGS AS THEY ARE

Shelly Tygielski is an internationally recognized expert in 'radical self-care' and the author of Sit Down to Rise Up, praised by President Joe Biden as "saving people’s lives . . . and giving them hope.” Read More


Agapi Stassinopoulos

AGAPI STASSINOPOULOS

DECEMBER 2021
THE THING WITH FEATHERS:
HOPE, PARADOX, AND THE INVISIBLE PATH

Agapi is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. She conducts workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live. Read More