It's taken five months to build the writing muscles for my memoir. I established my writing habit in the first run of Seth Godin's The Creative's Workshop. The experience of writing in and for a community - throughout the pandemic - has been a game-changer. It's changed my outlook on coaching, … [Read more...] about Writing About Sedona
Spiritual Warrior & Wondery Guru Podcast
This page is a growing collection of stories, articles and podcasts about my experience at Spiritual Warrior and subsequent "relivings" like Wondery's podcast Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment and CNN Films' documentary Enlighten Us.
For more - and generally lighter and more entertaining - pieces, visit the Memoir & Stories page.
I sat for an interview for the Wondery podcast Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment because ten years later there is still a much bigger conversation to be had. It took me a few years to understand that attempting to conceal my involvement in the fatal Spiritual Warrior “sweat lodge” was stunting … [Read more...] about My Response to Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment
The documentary Enlighten Us tells the story of events surrounding the deaths of three of my peers in a sweat lodge at a self-help seminar led by James Arthur Ray in October 2009. My decision to participate was the only thing that has been simple about the entire experience. I was contacted to be … [Read more...] about Will ‘Enlighten Us’ Bring the Light?
“Do you still believe in the Law of Attraction?” the question rang out from a thoughtful member of the documentary festival audience. The Law of Attraction was hoisted onto mainstream consciousness by the 2006 success of the DVD and book production The Secret. The basic tenet of the Law of … [Read more...] about Do You Still Believe in the Law of Attraction?