Bill Epperly is a research biochemist who left the lab in pursuit of enlightenment. He has studied contemplative Christianity and Korean Zen Buddhism and is a long-time student of Ken Wilber’s integral approach to spirituality. He offers mindfulness-based coaching and teaches meditation and Centering Prayer throughout the greater Chicago area.
He is on the faculty at DePaul University where he teaches mindfulness meditation. Bill experienced an awakening to nondual awareness in 2011. He is committed to helping ordinary city dwellers awaken. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Claire, two blocks from Lake Michigan.
Bill Epperly, PhD – Integral Awakenings
Corey deVos is the Managing Editor of Integral Life, where he has worked with renowned philosopher Ken Wilber for over 15 years to help support and curate the continued unfolding of integral thought and integral living in the world. He is responsible for managing the membership experience at Integral Life, for building the Integral Life website, and for producing the majority of the media, writing, and imagery integrallife.com. He and his fiancee are caregivers to his daughter Evie, who was born with a birth defect requiring a liver transplant.
Corey lives in Longmont, Colorado with his fiancée and his beautiful daughter Evelyn, or Evie for short.
Joe is a Worldview Artist and pioneer in the emerging field of integral philosophy and spirituality. He is the author of several published books including a memoir, cultural criticism, an epic poem, and a fantasy novel. He graduated with Honors from Harvard University in comparative religion and philosophy and studied at The Divinity School at The University of Chicago and Pacific Integral/LIOS. His current projects include development of the Lingua-U metalanguage, leading the formation of an emergent integral church, and sharing his daily spiritual journey through blogs and social media.
Laurie Edwards is a patient advocate and health/science writer whose work has been published in the Boston Globe, New York Times, NPR, and other outlets. She is a lifelong patient and has written two books on chronic illness, Life Disrupted and In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America named a Booklist Editor’s Choice for Nonfiction in 2013. She teaches writing for the health sciences and writing to heal at Northeastern University and lives outside Boston, MA.
Laurie takes us through some of the thorniest issues our society faces in dealing with chronic illness and speaks of how to be well even when you cannot be physically healthy.
Find Laurie at http://www.laurieedwardswriter.com/ Her books, “Life Disrupted” and “In the Kingdom of the Sick”, are available via links on that site.
Carol Head is president of Solve ME/CFS Initiative, an organization dedicated to finding treatment and cure for a poorly understood and poorly researched illness, myalgic encephalomyelitis. Carol was recognized by O, the Oprah Magazine, as a 2017 Health Hero, a visionary who is healing bodies, minds, and communities. Carol herself was affected by the disease in the 1980s shortly after receiving her MBA from Stanford University. She has gradually improved, though she is still not cured. Carol leads us through the approaches SMCI uses to help the bodies, minds, and community of people with chronic illness.
For more information about Carol and the work of the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, go to https://solvecfs.org/
John Dupuy is the founder and CEO of Integral Recovery, author of the acclaimed Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction, and CEO of iAwake Technologies. Three months prior to this interview he suffered a massive heart attack. He explains how he applied his integral recovery program to his own recovery, emphasizing each of the physical, relational, spiritual, and emotional aspects of healing, and showing us how understanding our shadow, our evolutionary development, and our spiritual essence can bring us deep healing.
See http://www.integralrecovery.com/ for contact information and more about the integral recovery program. His book is available on Amazon
Fran Bennett was a Roman Catholic Trappist monk for many years and also a student of Buddhism and the Hindu Advaita-Vedanta teaching of Sri Ramana Maharshi. In 2010 she experienced an awakening to everpresent spacious, pure awareness and is now living a “new incarnation” as a spiritual teacher. Her book, I Am That I Am, available on Amazon offers a profound look at the process of awakening.
Fran offers spiritual mentoring, courses, and retreats via findinggraceatthecenter.com. Since her recent coming out as transgender, she also offers encouragement and teaching to the LGBTQI community.
Lynne Feldman, attorney, and author of Integral Healing, faced two dreaded diagnoses, breast cancer and lung cancer, at the same time. On top of that, she was also dealing with devastating family and work issues. Lynne shares her integral healing process and value of the many conventional, alternative, and complementary health options that contributed to her healing, both physical and emotional.
Lynne’s book is available on Amazon
Chronic illness clinician and researcher Patricia Fennell, CEO of Albany Health Services, describes the crisis, stabilization, resolution, and integration stages of her Fennell Four Phase Treatment method. This model parallels an integral approach in its attention to interior and exterior, practical and spiritual, and social and psychological aspects of illness. Listen in as she also talks about the relationship of jazz improvisation to illness management and the importance of an existential search for meaning in the illness experience.
Patricia can be reached at http://www.albanyhealthmanagement.com/about_patricia_fennell.shtml
or phone: 518-482-0422.