John Ong

Retired Professor Emeritus of Engineering John Ong spoke with Writers’ Voices almost ten years ago about his paper, “How to Look Across the Room.” In this paper, John tries to answer a question that occurred to him about 25 years prior, “how is it that I see?” He explored the subject thoroughly so that he could write about it in Read More

Danya Rutenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg’s first book, “Surprised by God” told the story of her own spiritual awakening, which led her to study to become a rabbi of the Jewish faith. Then she became a mother. In “Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Desperation, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting,” Ruttenberg shines the light of centuries of Read More

Valerie Gangas

After her mother’s death, Valerie Gangas was in a dark place. After her first 20 minutes practicing Transcendental Meditation, that all changed. She had what some people call an “Awakening,” and the pieces of her life started falling into place. “Enlightenment is Sexy” is the story of Valerie’s journey so far, from working for the David Lynch Foudnation, meeting Oprah and eventually Read More

Paula Rosenfeld

In this episode of Writers’ Voices, guest host Bruce Miller, one of the Filmosophers on KRUU 100.1 FM in Fairfield, Iowa, speaks with Paula Rosenfeld. Author of “The Oneness Blessing: How Deeksha Can Help You Become Your Authentic Self, Heal Your Relationships and Transform the World,” Paula talks about the experience of Awakening.From the Heart Center There has to be Read More

Julia Desmond

Some would say that the purpose of life is to seek the Divine.  When the voice of the Divine tells you to write a book,  then it is probably a good idea to do so.  “Writings from the One: 108 Insights From the Divine” by Julia Desmond, a former investment banker turned teacher of Oneness Meditation, is the result of Read More

David And Rhoda Orme-Johnson

Drs. David and Rhoda Orme-Johnson are among the pioneers of the Transcendental Meditation that are profiled in George Ellis’ “Symphony of Silence: An Enlightened Vision.”  Both of the Orme-Johnsons were founding faculty members of Maharishi International University (now known as Maharishi University of Management, or MUM) in Fairfield, IA, the home of Writers’ Voices.Dr. David Orme-Johnson is both an artist Read More

George Ellis

This episode of  Writers’ Voices features George A. Ellis, the author of “A Symphony of Silence: An Enlightened Vision.”  George’s transcribed interviews of  some of the pioneers of the Transcendental Meditation movement offer an in-depth look at the many ways that individual lives have been impacted by TM.  George himself  introduced TM into Folsom Prison and other correctional institutions around the world, and Read More

Nancy Kennedy (Moms)

Nancy Kennedy, editor of the “Miracles and Moments of Grace” series from Leafwood Publishers, joins Monica and Caroline for a special Mothers’ Day interview. Learn how Nancy finds the heart-warming and tear-jerking stories that fill the Miracles and Moments of Grace series.  Previous books in the series include  “Inspiring stories from Military Chaplains” and Caroline’s favorite,“Inspiring Stories from Doctors”.  Nancy was also Read More

Nancy Kennedy (Doctors)

Nancy B. Kennedy has gathered a collection of inspiring stories from all branches of medicine in her book, “Miracles & Moments of Grace: Inspiring Stories from Doctors”, the second in her “Miracles and Moments of Grace” book series. From family doctors, military doctors, dentists, neurosurgeons, missionary doctors and more, they each tell their stories, both tragic and triumphant, from around Read More

Priscilla Warner

Our guest, Priscilla Warner, has written the new book, “Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life”. For years, Priscilla struggled to overcome anxiety and panic attacks despite having a loving family and a successful book (“The Faith Club”). In this book, she chronicles her journey and transition from panic into peace. Experiencing spiritual chanting, meditative Read More

Cheryl Wilfong

Our guest this week is a Master Gardener and mindfulness meditation teacher, who brings her two passions together in her book, “The Meditative Gardener”. Cheryl Wilfong guides readers in practical easy-to-follow practices to bring full awareness into your gardening through sitting, walking, strolling or bending over in your garden. This book helps show you how to enjoy your garden, just Read More

Allan Lokos

Don’t miss out on this very inspirational Writers’ Voices! Allan Lokos, the founder and guiding teacher of New York City’s Community Meditation Center, has written “Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living”. In our fast paced, ever changing culture, patience is often our most needed, but least cultivated virtue. Allan’s book lays out a helpful and compelling path to deeper patience. Read More

Rick Hanson 2012

Writers’ Voices welcomes back best-selling author, Dr. Rick Hanson. The author of “Buddha’s Brain”, which has been published in 21 languages, Dr. Hanson recently wrote “Just One Thing: Developing a ‘Buddha Brain’”, a pocket-sized companion to “Buddha’s Brain”. Featuring many quick, easy, yet helpful practices to change the neurocircuitry in our brains to enable us to have greater happiness, love Read More

Lynda Young And Janet Thompson

Writers’ Voices welcomes two guests with books helping others deal with difficult life issues. Over 12,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year, dramatically altering their lives and lives of their families. Lynda Young has written a helpful and compassionate book to give support to those families. “Hope for Families of Children with Cancer” presents encouraging short stories, Read More

Dr. Norman Rosenthal

Writers’ Voices welcomes world-renowned psychiatrist and author, Dr. Norman Rosenthal, to discuss his most recent book, “Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation”. This wide-ranging book uses stories, research, and his own clinical experience to show the benefits and value of TM. Interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Russell Brand, and Laura Dern are also featured. Dr. Rosenthal Read More

Sophy Burnham

Writers’ Voices welcomes New York Times bestselling author, Sophy Burnham, to the show. Sophy’s most famous book, “A Book of Angels”, has recently been re-released. The book is an exploration of angels through a wide collection of stories, history, and literature related to human encounters with angels. “The Art of Intuition”, Sophy’s most recent book, explores many facets of intuition; Read More

Bruce Miller

Join in for a delightful conversation about movies, books and much more on this Writers’ Voices. Bruce Miller, host of KRUU-FM’s “The Filmospohers”, joins Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn to discuss the movies and current films from a spiritual perspective and more. The Filmosophers, co-hosted with Chris Busch, features Bruce and Chris giving their filmosophy on the movies and having Read More

Rick Hanson 2009

In this interview, Wellspring Institute co-founder Rick Hanson discusses his latest book, “Buddha’s Brain”. This book is co-authored by Richard Mendius, MD. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, meditation teacher, and contemplative neuro-science researcher. He graduated the University of California, Los Angeles summa cum laude, and cofounded the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.

Mary Foster & Alan Gompers

Two engaging guests talk about spiritual freedom from different perspectives. First, Mary Foster, speaks of her contribution to Thank God I, Book 2. This book is a compilation of stories about finding gratitude for life experiences which were at first painful or traumatic.  Book 2 has been eagerly anticipated after the bestselling success of Book 1.  Thomas Gates who is Read More

Alan Gompers

Maximum Security – The True Meaning of Freedom, by Alan Gompers, is a profound book about a man whose search for worldly security landed him in prison where he discovered real security and freedom through meditation and the teachings of Swami Muktananda.  Alan Gompers takes us on his journey navigating the dangerous waters of prison and ironically finding unshakable peace.