Conversations with Four Wise Women Authors

I traveled to California for the Fetzer Institute to visit with board members, meet with a colleague at the Skoll Foundation, and attend a fundraiser for Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!), the Purpose Prize Award ceremonies/ Encore Careers Summit.  As snow was flying in Kalamazoo, I was watching the sun rise over the bay in Sausalito.  The trip provided wonderful respite from winter weather and also a great stimulus.

During the first two days of the trip I enjoyed talking with three Fetzer board members and a new friend, all of whom are authors.  At some point in these four individual conversations, our attention turned to storytelling and writing.  Below you can enjoy one thought and two books from each incredible woman.  I am so blessed to know each of them!

Angeles Arrien:  “I can’t tell you how many people are searching for meaning.  This desire shows up for people especially in their later years and during transitions.”

Frances Vaughan:  “People in our culture today are looking for trans-traditional spirituality.”

Lynne Twist:  “We are living in a time of rapidly changing consciousness.  The whole world is waking up!  The tide is turning from fear and violence to love and forgiveness.”

Marilyn Chandler McEntyre:  “Why do you have to write about conflict?  Tensions are always there, yes, but they don’t have to be conflicts.”

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About Shirley Hershey Showalter

Author of memoir Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World. Blogging about Magical Memoir Moments and Jubilación -- vocation in the second half of life.
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