Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Write Step with R Jeffreys -- Talk Radio -- Live!

Psychologist, teacher and author

Listen to Dr. Andrea Polard interview

Please join me on June 27th at 6:30 pm, EST. (3:30 pm PST.) and my illustrious guest, the celebrated Psychologist, teacher, and author, Andrea Polard PsyD. We will be having an in-depth and informative discussion with Dr. Polard about the meaning of true happiness, and a life in equilibrium, through the teachings of her outstanding, breakout book "A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life" published by Sounds True.

A licensed Psychologist, Dr. Andrea F. Polard's mission is to help abolish unnecessary suffering and promote happiness in the capacity of a Zen Psychologist (based on Clinical Psychology, combined with mindfulness, meditation, compassion, and Zen), writer, and teacher. Her phenomenal book: "A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life" will help you to bring new insight and clarity into your thoughts and feelings, and therefore, more happiness into your life.

In Dr. Polard's own words, "When we view happiness as a buildup of happy feelings, seeking such happiness actually leaves us empty. Alternatively, happiness seen as full life participation is fulfilling. Published by Sounds True in April 2012, A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West-Approach to Fully Loving Your Life offers a clear understanding on how to go about experiencing full life participation. It lays out the tools coming from our
 Andrea PolardWestern culture to make us actively part of life. It also presents Eastern paths that foster awareness of our participation in life.
With the Theory of Elastic Consciousnessthe author and practicing psychologist Dr. Andrea F. Polard provides a much needed synthesis of Western and Eastern thought."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Write Step with R Jeffreys -- Talk Radio -- Live!

Acclaimed essayist, author and teacher

Listen to Edie Clark interview

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Tonight's guest is acclaimed essayist and author Edie Clark. Please join me and my marvelous guest on June 13th at 6:30 pm, EST.

For almost twenty years, Edie Clark has written a popular, monthly essay for the renowned Yankee magazine, known as Mary’s Farm. She served as Senior Editor for ten years and then Senior Writer and Fiction Editor for another fourteen years at Yankee magazine.

Ms. Clark is the author of multiple, best-selling books, which include The Place He Made, a memoir about her husband, Paul Bolton. The View from Mary's Farm, a collection of her essays from Yankee magazine and Saturday Beans and Sunday Suppers: Kitchen Stories from Mary's Farm, a food memoir with recipes, among many others.

Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Northeast magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Hope magazine and Reader’s Digest. She has taught workshops and lectured frequently about writing and reporting. She has received the New Hampshire Writers and Publishers Project’s award for Excellence in Journalism and for four years in a row, her essays have been listed in the Best American Essays. In 1998, she was named, “Writer of the Year” by the City and Regional Magazine Publishers Association.

Edie has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and at Hedgebrook Writer’s Retreat on Whidbey Island, Washington. She has been in residence as the Visiting Writer at the University of Northern Michigan. For several years, she taught in the MFA program at Emerson College in Boston.

Currently, she is Contributing Editor for Yankee magazine and teaches at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H. Edie Clark is available for freelance assignments and speaking engagements.