The Turnaround: A Byron Katie Interview

When someone I know is having a tough time — in the middle of one of those dark nights of the soul and having trouble getting through it — I almost always think of Byron Katie. I interviewed Katie soon after I moved to Asheville, North Carolina, between attending a publicity event — a talk…

How May I Serve? An Interview with Wayne Dyer

I love talking to Wayne Dyer. First of all, the breadth and depth of thought across disciplines he brings to a conversation are amazing. I always learn new and important things. Secondly, the last time he saw me, he exclaimed, “Ray Hemachandra-dandra-dandra!” When Wayne Dyer starts calling you buddy nicknames, you feel pretty good about…

Sister Chan Khong on Wanting to Be Beautiful

“I think that it is the nature of everyone to want to be beautiful. Everyone tries to be beautiful, even the tree, even the flower, even the leaf. We all try to be beautiful. Unfortunately, sometimes we try to be beautiful in our ugly way, and we make people suffer. We make people suffer — the…

Marianne Williamson on War in Modern Times

Ray Hemachandra: Marianne, are there times when moral imperatives call for war? Must certain evils — evils that peace may not correct — be confronted militarily? I would not suggest nation-states have shown themselves adept at identifying or acting upon such evils, or that such identifications don’t have a largely subjective component. Obviously they do.…

Ask Your Angels: An Interview with Doreen Virtue

(Below are excerpts from two of my interviews with my friend Doreen Virtue, who also wrote for me as a columnist when I was editor in chief of New Age Retailer magazine. Doreen agreed to write that column for me out of pure kindness, and she always donated her author fees to worthy organizations. When…

Life Loves You! An Interview with Louise Hay

Here are extended excerpts from the article “Life Loves You! An Interview with Louise Hay,” my second interview with Louise Hay. Louise’s message at this stage of her life was simple and powerful: Everything you say, write, and think are affirmations, so use words that affirm your well-being instead of undermine it. Life is good,…