Each week on On Being, (formerly Speaking of Faith) Krista Tippett focuses on the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.
Disruption is around every corner by way of globally connected economies, inevitable superstorms, and technology’s endless reinvention. But most of us were born into a culture which aspired to solve all problems. How do we support people and create systems that know how to recover, persist, and even thrive in the face of change? Andrew Zolli introduces "resilience thinking," a new generation’s wisdom for a world of constant change.
Andrew Zolli is curator and executive director of PopTech and the author of 'Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back.' Krista Tippett spoke with him on February 13, 2013. This interview is included in our show 'A Shift to Humility: Andrew Zolli on Resilience and Expanding the Edge of Change.' Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.
The best way to nurture children's inner lives, Sylvia Boorstein says, is by taking care of our own inner selves for their sake. At a public event in suburban Detroit, Krista Tippett draws out the warmth and wisdom of the celebrated Jewish-Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. And, in a light-hearted moment that is an audience pleaser, Boorstein shares what GPS might teach us about "recalculating" and our own inner equanimity.
Sylvia Boorstein is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Krista Tippett spoke with her on February 15, 2011 on stage at The Community House in Birmingham, Michigan. This interview is included in our show "What We Nurture." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.
How do we prime our brains to take the meandering mental paths necessary for creativity? New techniques of brain imaging, Rex Jung says, are helping us gain a whole new view on the differences between intelligence, creativity, and personality. He unsettles some old assumptions — and suggests some new connections between creativity and family life, creativity and aging, and creativity and purpose.