Thursday, October 29, 2009

Self-Help on the BBC

I appeared on BBC's Newshour Sunday to debate a self-help writer. During the segment, though, the debate quickly turned into a rich conversation. The writer, Jim Bouchard, honestly faces the difficulties of life and encourages his readers to do the same, all the while revealing the powers we all possess for transforming hardship into a joyful life. I was also heartened to find that Jim is a martial arts master--I myself am a student of Tae Kwon Do--who effectively translates the perennial wisdom of his art into sound practical advice. Here's a link to the conversation. You'll have to fast forward a bit; we get going around the 50 minute mark.