Every day we are hit by a tidal wave of information, including a great deal of traumatic information about the fate of Mother Earth. As our web of life becomes tattered and torn, it is easy to become disconnected from our emotions, our bodies, each other, and the truth. Our guest today suggests that we can only be sane and healthy by reconnecting with these things. Our inner and outer lives are interconnected. Healing ourselves will require us to reweave the web of life around us and move from trauma to transcendence.
Psychologist and New York Times Bestselling Author, Dr. Mary Pipher, was born in the Ozarks and grew up in rural Nebraska. She marched for civil rights in Kansas City in 1965 and she has participated in actions for peace, gender equality, gay rights and international human rights all of her life. As a psychologist, she worked with victims of torture and with Amnesty International’s Urgent Action Network. Her most recent advocacy has been for social and environmental justice. She is the author of 9 books including her first, “Reviving Ophelia” which was one of THREE New York Times Bestsellers, and her most recent, “The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture.” She has worked as a therapist and adjunct professor and is a contributing writer for the New York Times. She lives in Nebraska with her husband, Jim, and with her children and grandchildren nearby.