Contributed by Mary Pipher

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Open Book April 28, 2023

Attuning to the Human Heart

Barbara Kingsolver’s Novel for the Ages

In Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver expands our moral imagination. Read more

Open Book March 1, 2023

Orchestrating Wonder

Can We Invite More Awe into Our Lives?

It takes a lot of courage and creativity to research one of the most compelling and ineffable human experiences, but Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner has... Read more

Living in the Light

Interview with Author Mary Pipher on her new memoir

We sat down with prolific author Mary Pipher for a candid discussion of the interplay of darkness and light in every life. Read more

Reflections on Rich

Friends Celebrate His Life and Legacy

Sharing how Rich Simon impacted our lives—and the field as a whole. Read more

The World of Adolescent Girls

Helping Them Find Their North Star

On the 25th anniversary of her landmark book Reviving Ophelia, the author reflects on what she’s learned over the years about working with teenage girls and... Read more

Symposium Highlight May 6, 2019

Flourishing as We Age

Highlights from Symposium 2019

Mary Pipher, author of the classic Reviving Ophelia and nine subsequent books, was this year’s recipient of the Networker’s Lifetime Achievement Award for... Read more

A New Stretch of the River

Navigating Life’s Final Stages

As we age, our bodies and relationships change, and the pace of change accelerates. At 70, we’re unlikely to be able to function as we did in our 50s. We... Read more

Family Matters July 1, 2015

We’ll Never Be Here Again

Stopping to Listen on a Late-life Passage

Jim and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary by taking a trip to the Pacific Northwest. We travel differently than many of our friends, avoiding... Read more

It’s time we address the psychological toll of the daily bombardment of information that permeates our lives. Read more

From the moment I met the Correys in my waiting room, I was baffled about why they were together. Frank was tall, good looking and suave; Donna dowdy and... Read more

Family Matters January 1, 2015

A Little Wiggle Room

It's Never too Late to Change Your Story

It’s never too late to change your story Read more

What's Stopping Us From Changing The World?

Mary Pipher Shares How To Make Meaningful Change Possible

Mary Pipher discusses the effects of climate change on clients with anxiety and depression. Read more

The Many Faces Of Wisdom

Perspectives on Therapy’s Questions

Excerpts from a series of interviews with some of the wisest souls in the field of psychology and psychotherapy on essential questions clinicians struggle with... Read more

Visions Of A Sustainable Planet

We Need to Expand Our Moral Imagination

We live in a culture of denial, especially about the grim reality of climate change. Sure, we want to savor the occasional shrimp cocktail without having to... Read more

Fostering Moral Imagination

Empathy is a radical act

In a world where differences between people have become increasingly demonized, more than ever, the therapist's job is to help people expand their circle of... Read more

Point of View May 1, 2012

Mary Pipher on Activism

Applying our Healing Skills in the Wider World

Bestselling author and retired psychotherapist Mary Pipher makes a case for therapists’ having the know-how to become effective social activists---and for... Read more

Symposium Highlight October 19, 2008

Fostering the Moral Imagination

Empathy is a radical act

In a world where differences between people have become increasingly demonized, more than ever, the therapist's job is to help people expand their circle of... Read more

Mary Pipher

Mary Pipher is the author of 11 books including her latest one, A Life in Light: Meditations on Impermanence.