Bookable Space


Bookable Space with Diane Dreher

Season 1, Ep. 10

In this episode we talk with Diane Dreher who will be reading from her book The Tao of Inner Peace.

About the book: Diane Dreher’s book The Tao of Inner Peace draws upon the ancient wisdom of the Tao Te Ching to help us meet today’s challenges. Inspired by nature’s enduring principles, the Tao expands our awareness, showing us how to balance the energies within and around us to create greater peace for ourselves and our world.


Bio: Diane Dreher, Ph.D., is a bestselling author, researcher, and positive psychology coach. Her books, The Tao of Inner Peace, The Tao of Personal Leadership, The Tao of Womanhood, Inner Gardening, and Your Personal Renaissance, have been translated into ten languages. Her research on positive psychology and hope has been published in academic books and journals, and her work has been featured in media outlets including USA Today, Entrepreneur, Redbook, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Science of Mind, radio and TV talk shows, and websites on leadership and personal growth.

About the host: Yvonne Battle-Felton, author of Remembered, is an author, academic, host, creative producer, and presenter. Yvonne also writes short stories, personal essays, a writing column in Mslexia, and screenplays and hosts storytelling and literature events. 

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