Yehudit Silverman is the author of the new book, The Story Within: Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy. Yehudit posits that everyone of us is creative … that there is an innate calling to respond to the world through some sort of creative medium. Myths, fairy tales, and ancient stories from around the world point to this. They speak of a quest: a journey fraught with obstacles, demons, and monsters. From Persephone to the Ugly Duckling, the themes and challenges within these stories still speak to us today … and offer inspiration relevant to our own individual “hero’s journey.”
Kent Nerburn is the author of the new book Dancing with the Gods: Reflections on Life and Art. Kent is a sculptor and award-winning author of sixteen books. He has been writing about Native American history and culture for almost thirty years, and is the founder and director of ‘Project Preserve’, working on the Red Lake Ojibwe reservation helping students collect memories of tribal elders. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Emilie Wapnick is a career coach and author of the new book: How to Be Everything: A guide for those who (still) don’t know what they want to be when they grow up. Emilie is Founder and Creative Director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites integrate ALL of their interests into their lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University. She is an occasional rock star, a paleo-friendly eater and a wannabe scientist carpenter.
This is an encore presentation of Paul’s 2007 interview with Christina Katz is the author of the book, Writer Mama; How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids. Christina balances writing with motherhood in the suburbs of Portland. She has written over two hundred articles for magazines, newspapers, and online publications and has appeared on Good Morning America. Christina is editor and publisher of the online zines Writers on the Rise and The Writer Mama. She teaches and speaks at bookstores, MFA programs, writing associations, and writing conferences around the country.
What are your creative faculties and how do you best put them to use? Most of us have been indoctrinated with false beliefs our whole lives, but how can we begin to unlearn them? Our intellect has the ability not only to put us ahead in life, but also to be our biggest detriment, if we let it hold us back. Our guest today is Bob Proctor, author of the book The Art of Living: Lessons in Leading a Fulfilling Life and Career. A speaker, author, consultant, coach, and mentor, for more than forty years, Bob has been one of the biggest names in prosperity and personal development, delivering talks throughout the world that help people achieve success and prosperity.
Alida Birch is the author of The Co-Creation Handbook: A shamanic guide to manifesting a better world and a more joyful life. Alida teaches shamanism and co-creative manifestation and leads year-long shamanic apprenticeship trainings and annual vision quests.
Anthony Alvarado is author of the new book, D.I.Y. Magic: A Strange & Whimsical Guide to Creativity. Anthony discusses his collection of techniques for accessing deeper levels of creative thought. From Salvador Dali’s spoon technique and ornithomancy (divination by crows), to bibliomancy and using (legal) stimulants, the exercises in his book will help anyone chasing the muse—from artists and musicians, to writers and more—as they tug at the strings of everyday reality and tap into the magic of their own minds.
Joshua Wolf Shenk is the author of the new book, Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs. He is also the author of Lincoln’s Melancholy, a New York Times notable book. A contributor to the Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Yorker and other publications, he directs the Arts in Mind series on creativity and serves on the general council of The Moth. He lives in Los Angeles.