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Mary Pipher

Prolific Author, including the works Reviving Ophelia, Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (#1 on the New York Times bestseller list for 26 weeks); and The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, lessons in moving from despair to hope as she engaged in stopping the Keystone Pipeline in Nebraska.

Dr. Pipher is a clinical psychologist and the author of nine books. Her area of interest is how American culture influences the mental health of its people. Says Bill McKibben, author of eaarth: “Mary Pipher takes on our planet’s greatest problems with the skills of a truly gifted therapist. She knows why we avoid and deny the truth and she knows how we can heal ourselves and our communities even as we try to heal the earth.”

As our web of life becomes tattered and torn, it is easy to become disconnected from our emotions, our bodies, each other, and the truth. The Green Boat suggests that we can only be sane and healthy by reconnecting with these things. Our inner and outer lives are interconnected. Healing ourselves will require us to reweave the web of life around us.”

Pipher talk, Reconnecting to the Web of Life