Reflections on Life and Art

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.

How to Be Everything

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.

Writer Mama

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.

Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life

Peter Himmelman is the author of the new book, Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life. Peter is the founder of Big Muse, a company that teaches creative thinking, leadership skills, and deeper levels of communication in all facets of life–from personal to professional. As Big Muse has grown in popularity over the last four years, Peter has come to share his program with thousands of individuals, including charitable organizations, start-ups and international brands.

The Philosophy of Childing

Mounting evidence shows that we begin our lives with a moral, intellectual, and creative bang, but childhood isn’t merely a state of “becoming.” Maybe if we can find a way to embrace the defining qualities of youth, we can grow into and through an adulthood defined by wonder, curiosity, imagination, playfulness, and compassion. Christopher Phillips is the author of the new book, The Philosophy of Childing: Unlocking Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason through the Wisdom of Our Youngest. His writing and activism inspired the Socrates Café and Democracy Café gatherings—meet-ups in which people of all ages exchange ideas and philosophies while embracing the Socratic Method—and today there are more than six hundred ongoing gatherings around the world.

Lessons in Leading a Fulfilling Life

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.

The Co-creation Handbook

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.

A Whimsical Guide to Creativity

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.

Powers of Two

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.

Wild Creative

Tami Lynn Kent is the author of the book, Wild Creative: Igniting Your Passion and Potential in Work, Home, and Life. Tami has advanced training in multiple bodywork techniques, including certification in Maya Abdominal Massage and Infant Body Psychotherapy/Birth Trauma Resolution. She received her Masters from Pacific University and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California at Berkeley.