Enlightening Interviews with Respected Authors, Teachers, and Visionaries

A Conversation with Kathleen Adams

Kathleen AdamsKay talked to Mark about her love of journal keeping and why this ancient form of self-counsel continues to this day.

A Conversation with Adyashanti

AdyashantiMark talked to Adyashanti about the enlightened mind and how Christianity has lost its way.

A Conversation with Ellen Bass

ellen bassMark talked to Ellen about the link between trauma and creativity.

A Conversation with Martha Beck

Martha BeckMark talked to Martha about the path of the way finder, and the benefits of living a seeker’s life.

A Conversation with Sheila Bender

Sheila BenderSheila talked to Mark about why criticism doesn’t work and how to help writers who are just beginning.

A Conversation with Tara Brach

tara brachMark talked to Tara about the link between compassion and healing and how meditation can help with both.

A Conversation with Adam Bucko

Adam BuckoMark talked to Adam about his revolutionary mission to help young people discover a spiritual life in the 21st century and live deeply from the heart in service of compassion and justice.

A Conversation with Peter Buffett

Peter BuffettMark talked to Peter about his personal journal and the experience of “recently becoming, publicly, Warren Buffett’s son.”

A Conversation with Julia Cameron

Julia CameronJulia Cameron recently spoke to Mark about the creative process, Morning Pages, and the challenges of a training a new puppy, from her home in Taos, New Mexico.

A Conversation with Susan Conley

Susan ConleySusan talked to Mark about how stories come to her and consume her in the years it takes to finish a book.

A Conversation with Martha Cooley

Martha CooleyAn intimate talk with the author of classic book, The Archivist.

A Conversation with Natalie Goldberg

Natalie GoldbergIn this interview, Natalie shares what this true secret is and why she loves to write.

A Conversation with Henry Grayson

Henry GraysonThe mind-body pioneer talks to Mark about his new book, Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind, and why psychotherapists need to open theirs.

A Conversation with Jane Hirshfield

Jane HirshfieldMark talked to her about writing as a spiritual practice and why art is necessary to human survival.

A Conversation with A.M. Homes

A.M. HolmesThe bestselling fiction writer, memoirist, and “L Word” contributor talks about juggling motherhood with writing and why novels take her so long to finish.

A Conversation with Roger Housden

rogerMark talked to Roger about his latest book, which offers a way to recognize and embrace the extraordinary mystery of our lives without resorting to dogmatic religion.

A Conversation with Jen Louden

Jen LoudenMark talks to Jen about how writing enriches the details of life and why we need an inner life.

A Conversation with Robert McKee

imgresRobert talks to Mark about how stories have enabled our species to survive, how and why narratives work, and why we need to promote enlightening story telling if our civilization is to survive.

A Conversation with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Caryn Mirriam Goldberg>Caryn talked to Mark about the sacred power of words, surviving cancer, and why, as Dostoevsky believed, “beauty will save the world.”

A Conversation with Thomas Moore

Thomas MooreMark talked to Thomas about how to live a soulful life and the importance of creating our own spiritual path.

A Conversation with Linda Joy Myers

LJM picLinda Joy talked to Mark about falling in love with writing in her great-grandmother’s feather bed and why everyone has a story to tell.

A Conversation with Mark Nepo

Mark NepoThe spiritual writer, poet, and philosopher talks to Mark about his book, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen.

A Conversation with Mary O’Malley

Mary O'MalleyMark talks to Mary about her common sense teachings, her latest book, and her personal journey of awakening.

A Conversation with Pythia Peay

Mark talked to Peay about the legacy of fathers and daughters and her obsession with the American ethos.

A Conversation with James Pennebaker

Pennebaker, Jamie 2010The godfather of therapeutic writing talks to Mark about the surprising power of personal writing as medicine.

A Conversation with Esther Perel

Esther PerelThe author of Mating in Captivity talks to Mark about why sex and marriage can be such contentious bed fellows.

A Conversation with Kim Rosen

Kim RosenKim talked to Mark about the healing power of poetry and how poems can change our daily life.

A Conversation with Sharon Salzberg

Sharon SalzbergMark talked to Sharon about healing and the practice of lovingkindness.

A Conversation with Kevin Sessums

Kevin SessumsKevin talked to Mark about his walks on the wild side and how he came to undertake the spiritual pilgrimage recounted in his latest book I Left It on the Mountain.

A Conversation with Nancy Slonim Aronie

Nancy SloninNancy talked to Mark about how writing the truth transforms us and why she believes in the power of healing art.

A Conversation with Clark Strand

Clark StrandMark talked to Clark about what we’ve lost in an electrified age and the soul’s hunger for the gifts of darkness.

A Conversation with Linda Tucker

Mark spoke to Linda about her conservation work and the importance of saving the White Lions of Timbavati.