life http://wamc.org en "Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away" By Rebecca Goldstein http://wamc.org/post/plato-googleplex-why-philosophy-wont-go-away-rebecca-goldstein <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Is philosophy obsolete? Are the ancient questions still relevant in the age of cosmology and neuroscience, not to mention crowd-sourcing and cable news?</p><p>In her new book, <em>Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away</em>, acclaimed philosopher and novelist <a href="http://www.rebeccagoldstein.com/">Rebecca Newberger</a> Goldstein provides a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today’s debates on religion, morality, politics, and science.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87937 at http://wamc.org "Plato At The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away" By Rebecca Goldstein "A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury" By Lyrysa Smith http://wamc.org/post/normal-life-sister-s-odyssey-through-brain-injury-lyrysa-smith <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.lyrysasmith.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lyrysa Smith’s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sister, Molly, got a severe brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning. Her husband died lying next to her in the hotel bed. After nine days in a coma, Molly emerged. But not the Molly that </span>Lyrysa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> knew.</span></p><p>Her new book, <em>A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury</em>, is not a story about recovery. Molly got better, then worse, and then simply different.</p><p>Lyrysa tells the story of her sister’s brain injury—its impact on her, their close relationship, and their entire family. She looks to how they were all turned inside out and forever changed by the harrowing complexities of this most damaging and mysterious of injuries.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86181 at http://wamc.org "A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury" By Lyrysa Smith "We Will Survive" By Gloria Gaynor http://wamc.org/post/we-will-survive-gloria-gaynor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gloriagaynor.com/">Gloria Gaynor’s</a> #1 hit single “I Will Survive” debuted in 1978 to overwhelming success. Shortly thereafter, the single went double platinum and over three decades later still strikes a chord among men and women everywhere.</p><p>Over the years, the disco legend has received thousands of personal messages from adoring fans whose lives have been transformed by this timeless song. Their remarkable stories reveal that ”I Will Survive” has reached people from all walks of life and touched their lives in thousands of unique ways.</p><p>In <em>We Will Survive</em>, Gloria shares forty of these inspirational, true stories about survivors of all kinds—individuals who have found comfort, hope, and courage through the power of this one song.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85760 at http://wamc.org "We Will Survive" By Gloria Gaynor "Thanks For The Feedback" By Douglas Stone And Sheila Heen http://wamc.org/post/thanks-feedback-douglas-stone-and-sheila-heen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers—but also family, friends, and in-laws—they all have “suggestions” for our performance, parenting, or appearance. We know that feedback is essential for healthy relationships and professional development—but we dread it and often dismiss it.</span></p><p><em>Thanks for the Feedback</em> addresses this tension head on. It explains why getting feedback is so crucial yet so challenging, and offers a powerful framework to help us take on life’s blizzard of off-hand comments, annual evaluations, and unsolicited advice with curiosity and grace.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84985 at http://wamc.org "Thanks For The Feedback" By Douglas Stone And Sheila Heen Listener Essay - Swinging In The Breeze http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-swinging-breeze <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Steve Lewis is a member of the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute faculty and freelance writer. He has been published in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York Times</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington Post</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">LA Times</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Christian Science Monitor</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Spirituality and Health</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and a biblically long list of parenting magazines and books (7 kids, 16 grandchildren). He is also a contributing writer for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Talking Writing Magazine</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Steve Lewis 83619 at http://wamc.org "The Longest Date: Life As A Wife" By Cindy Chupack http://wamc.org/post/longest-date-life-wife-cindy-chupack <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cindychupack.com/CC/the_one-page_site_of_cindy_chupack.html">Cindy Chupack </a>has spent much of her adult life writing about dating and relationships for several hit TV series and as a sex columnist for <em>O</em>, The Oprah Magazine. At the age of thirty-nine, she finally found The One—and a wealth of new material.</p><p>Marriage, Cindy discovered, was more of an adventure than she ever imagined, and in this collection of essays she deftly examines the comedy and cringe-worthy aspects of matrimony. Soulful yet self-deprecating, <em>The Longest Date</em> recounts her first marriage (he was gay) and the meeting of Husband No. 2, Ian.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82104 at http://wamc.org "The Longest Date: Life As A Wife" By Cindy Chupack "A Religion Of One's Own" By Thomas Moore http://wamc.org/post/religion-ones-own-thomas-moore <p><a href="http://www,careofthesoul.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Thomas Moore </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">was a monk for twelve years, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist. He writes regularly for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Psychology Today</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Huffington Post</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Spirituality &amp; Health</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Resurgence Magazine</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts. Moore has been awarded numerous honors, including the Humanitarian Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and an honorary doctorate from Lesley University.</span></p><p>He is the author of eighteen previous books, including <em>Care of the Soul</em>, <em>Soul Mates</em>, and <em>Dark Nights of the Soul</em>.</p><p>At a time when so many feel disillusioned with or detached from organized religion yet long for a way to move beyond an exclusively materialistic, rational lifestyle, <em>A Religion of One’s Own</em> points the way to creating an amplified inner life and a world of greater purpose, meaning, and reflection.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82090 at http://wamc.org "A Religion Of One's Own" By Thomas Moore "Organize & Create Discipline" By Justin Klosky http://wamc.org/post/organize-create-discipline-justin-klosky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are more parts of life that need to be organized than ever before. No longer just junk drawers and closets; now electronics, </span>inboxes<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, garages, relationships, calendars, passwords, money and more all need attention, space and a way to be accounted for.</span></p><p>No one knows this better than Justin Klosky, founder of <a href="http://www.ocdexperience.com/">The O.C.D. Experience</a> and author of the new book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1583335293/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1583335293&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Organize &amp; Create Discipline: An A-to-Z Guide to an Organized Existence</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1583335293" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81423 at http://wamc.org "Organize & Create Discipline" By Justin Klosky "Secrets & Lies" By Jane Isay http://wamc.org/post/secrets-lies-jane-isay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Secrets, large and small, are a fact of human life. The new book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Secrets &amp; Lies</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, explores the impact of keeping secrets; how they can damage our sense of self, jeopardize relationships and also the healing power of truth.</span></p><p>Author<a href="http://www.janeisay.com/"> Jane Isay</a> has found, people survive learning the most disturbing facts that have been hidden from them. And secret keepers are relieved when they finally reveal themselves--and things they are ashamed of--to the people they care about. Much depends, Isay writes, on the way of telling and the way of hearing.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81422 at http://wamc.org "Secrets & Lies" By Jane Isay Listener Essay - Letting Go Is Hard To Do: Confessions Of A Declutterer http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-letting-go-hard-do-confessions-declutterer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Tina Lincer is a writing in Loudonville, NY.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:55:00 +0000 Tina Lincer 79522 at http://wamc.org