Selected Interviews

Excerpt from World Hunger: 10 Myths

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 18 books including Diet for a Small Planet, which has sold more than three million copies worldwide. Frances was named by Gourmet Magazine as one of 25 people (including Thomas Jefferson, Upton Sinclair, and Julia Child) whose work has changed the way the United States of America eats. Her most recent work is World Hunger: 10 Myths, which she and Joseph Collins wrote together (October 2015)

A Conversation with Snatam Kaur

Snatam Kaur is an American singer, peace activist, and author raised in the Sikh and Kundalini Yoga tradition. She has an amazing ability to transform traditional Sikh chants of India into a contemporary sound that appeals to the modern ear and awakens an ancient yearning in the soul.

Tami Simon is the founder and CEO of Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company that Tami founded in 1985 at the age of 22 with the mission of disseminating spiritual wisdom. Today, still faithful to its original mission, Sounds True has grown to have nearly 110 employees and a library of close to 2000 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time.

An Interview with Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Lewis Mehl-Madrona is a pioneer in teaching about the transformative power of story in healing and in bringing together conventional medicine with Indigenous wisdom. He’s the author of six books, including the wonderful Coyote trilogy, Narrative Medicine, and most recently, with Barbara Mainguy, Remapping Your Mind: The Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story.

Interview with Poet and Chaplain, Martha Serpas

Martha Serpas is the author of two collections of poetry, Côte Blanche (New Issues) and The Dirty Side of the Storm (W.W. Norton). Her third book The Diener, is coming out in 2015 from Louisiana State University Press. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Southwest Review, and Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, as well as in a number of anthologies, including the Library of America’s American Religious Poems.

An Interview with Sister Dang Nghiem

“My name is sister Dang Nghiem. ‘Dang Nghiem’ is Vietnamese for ‘Adornment with Nondiscrimintaion.’ My teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh (called Thay by his students), gave me that name when I ordained as a Buddhist nun in May 2000… I discover my name as I practice it.

Nadia Colburn interviews Kelvy Bird about mindful art, how we see and Generative Scribing

Nadia Colburn, PhD and Kelvy Bird discuss mindful art-making, the power of pausing, the power of creativity to see differently, and Kelvy’s book, Generative Scribing: A Social Art for the 21st Century. We also discuss the process of writing this book.

Nadia Colburn, PhD talks with Melanie Brooks about her book Writing Hard Stories

Nadia Colburn talks to Melanie Brooks about her book Writing Hard Stories. When I began writing my memoir, “All the Things I Couldn’t Say,” I set out to put my story to rest. To let it go. But writing through it has, instead, given me something tangible to hold on to. I know now that a completed memoir will not be the closing chapter on my experience. A story like mine doesn’t really come to an end. I will carry it with me, and my life will continue to be shaped by the impact of the events. By giving its pieces words and contour and structure and meaning, I’m practicing ways to carry my story differently. I’m learning to balance it in a way that lets me see beyond it to some of those other stories I still have to tell.

– Melanie Brooks

Nadia Colburn and Harrison Blum on Embodied Buddhism

Nadia Colburn and Harrison Blum discuss embodied Buddhism, Buddhism and social justice and more.

Nadia Colburn and Jillian Pransky: on Deep Listening

Nadia Colburn interviews Jilian Pransky on the importance of listening to our bodies, calming our mind and body, and holding our stories better to come into greater awareness and purpose, and on Jillian Pransky’s book Deep Listening.

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