Charm, tact, and unsinkable strength

Kelly Williams Brown is the author of the new book, Gracious: A practical primer on charm, tact, and unsinkable strength. Kelly is the founder of the popular site Adultingblog.com and is the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting. Previously, she was a features reporter and an award-winning humor columnist for the Statesman Journal, a daily newspaper in Salem, Oregon.

Buddha is as Buddha Does

Lama Surya Das is the author of the book, Buddha Is As Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living. Lama Surya Das has spent more than thirty-five years studying Zen, yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with the great spiritual masters of Asia, including the Dalai Lama’s own teachers. He is the founder and spiritual director of the Dzogchen Foundation in Massachusetts and worked with the Dalai Lama to establish the Western Buddhist Teachers Network. He is a bestselling author of many books, including Awakening the Buddha Within and Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be.

Start Right Where You Are

Sam Bennett is the author of the new book, Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists. She created The Organized Artist Company to help creative people get unstuck and achieve their goals. She is a writer, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled thousands of artists and entrepreneurs on their way to success.

Learning to love the life you have

In our culture of “get more, have more, be more,” is there any place for “good enough is good enough”? Today’s guest offers an inspiring alternative to nonstop striving, self-improvement, and self-criticism. Roger Housden is author of the new book, Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have. He is the author of numerous other books, including Ten Poems to Change Your Life and Ten Poems to Say Goodbye. He offers writing workshops, both live and online, with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration.

When God Winks

SQuire Rushnell talks about his book When God Winks. SQuire is the president and CEO of GoodLife TV Network. For twenty years he was an executive at the ABC Television Network, where his work — including ABC’s Schoolhouse Rock and The ABCD Afterschoool Specials — earned him more than 75 Emmys. SQuire is a popular public speaker and has been seen on such national programs as Nightline, NBC News CBS This Morning, and Good Morning America.