About the forthcoming book, Mindful Conversation: Connect, Express, Thrive.
Everyone talks, but relatively few engage in conversation. Fewer still create “Mindful Conversation.” But so many of us yearn for it, seeking to connect with one another, with ourselves and with our common humanity.
In this polarized world, we are more networked and yet more isolated than ever. Conversation is the secret sauce that makes networks and relationships work. Too much talk consists of stunted, unsatisfying “serial monologues.” To find satisfaction as individuals and to survive as a diverse, democratic society, we need to rediscover the art of Mindful Conversation. That is the subject of this web site, and of my forthcoming book.
MINDFUL CONVERSATION a unique book, combining personal story, theory, inspiration, humor and practical self-help.
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In a small town on the west coast of Scotland, five-year-old Peter Gibb trades his soul to the devil in a futile attempt to win the approval of classmates, teachers, and parents. Follow the story of Peter's humorous but desperate struggle to find a way out of the dungeons of doubt. An insightful tale of lost and found, King of Doubt grips you with tension as it warms you with heart. Anyone who has ever struggled with self doubt -- and who among us hasn't? -- will see themselves in these pages. This moving story, one man's journey from doubt to wonder, will fill you with hope and promise. The story rivets your attention to the final word, while the beauty of the language still sings long after the reading.