Byron Katie on starting to do The Work

Ray: You say when people start to do The Work and ask whether their thoughts are true, it’s best to do it on paper. Why? Katie: Because the mind is tricky. If you don’t write down your stressful thought, the mind will slip and slide around it. The mind is very clever. It will start…

Brian Froud on Sticking with the Fairies

Ray: Given the resistance to the subject matter of fairies, it must have taken some endurance and perseverance to stick with it. Brian: Looking back, it seems like it was an incredibly brave act for me to do. But once you step onto the fairy path, it’s almost like there’s no way off. You have…

R. Carlos Nakai on Moving People with His Music

Ray: Given your wide playing range of so many mu­si­cal styles, what informs your choic­es when it comes down to re­cord­ing any particular album? R. Carlos: Oh, that’s an easy one. Much of what I do is playing not from my disciplined, schooled background — say that I can play a series of 60 fourth notes…

Lisa Nichols on Beauty and the Color of Your Skin

Ray: Lisa, you said you struggled to love the skin God placed you in. How common is that struggle among African Americans, even today? Lisa: I think it is very common when we are younger. People of other cultures may go through various things in their teen and young-adult years, but that is one of…