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How do we find happiness while honestly confronting the critical global issues of the planet? In February we brought together two very different approaches to love and transformation. Guest speaker Marci Shimoff spoke about care of the self, and Bill McKibben spoke to the importance of protecting the planet. Their conversation bridged these perspectives and clarified why its important we act on what is alive in our hearts.


"We are trying to fill ourselves with our cultural myth that more is better… what we need is to reconnect to each other… we need to reconnect around things that are meaningful to each other." — Marci Shimoff

About Marci Shimoff

With book sales of more than 14 million copies worldwide in 31 languages, Marci Shimoff is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time. This New York Times best-selling author is a world-renowned transformational expert, who has authored Love for No Reason, Happy for No Reason, co-author of six Chicken Soup For The Soul books, and is a featured teacher in the hit film The Secret.

About Bill McKibben

Bill is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org that has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him ‘the planet’s best green journalist,’ and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was ‘probably the country’s most important environmentalist.’