Author Name: Diane Dreher
The Tao of Inner Peace, The Tao of Personal Leadership, The Tao of Womanhood, Inner Gardening, Your Personal Renaissance
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What is your book about?
The Tao Te Ching was written over 25 centuries ago as a handbook for leaders. In ancient China, to lead wisely meant to live wisely in harmony with the cycles of nature. The Tao of Inner Peace brings the timeless wisdom of the Tao to men and women today who seek greater peace of mind for themselves and new patterns of peace for our world.
What inspired you to write your book?
I’ve always been inspired by the lessons I find in nature and fascinated by Eastern philosophy.
If you have a business related to your book, tell us about it:
As a positive psychology coach, I combine the latest research in psychology with mindfulness and Eastern philosophy to help my clients flourish.
What is a typical day like for you?
My daily practice is to meditate and write in the morning, teach classes and coach in the afternoon, and spend some time in my garden each day.
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
The chance to keep on learning, growing, and seeing more beauty in the world around me.
What are some favorite books you’d recommend to our readers?
James R. Doty’s Into the Magic Shop and Thoreau’s Walden for inspiration, and for great book marketing strategies, Stephanie Chandler’s Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan.
What advice do you have to offer our readers?
Follow your heart and your curiosity, and remember to stay connected to nature.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
That I attended 12 different schools before graduating from high school (My father was in the Air Force and we moved around a lot)
What’s next for you?
I’m writing a new book about how the Tao can help us deal with today’s challenges