For Compassionate Relief

For Compassionate Relief

A Life in Light: The Antidote to Despair is Action

Tzu Chi Center  |  March 15, 2024
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From political unrest to genocides abroad to personal struggles, the world can be overwhelming. It’s understandable in today’s climate to find yourself stressed. The best way to relieve this is to take action. 

In this installment of C.A.F.E. 229, we are honored to have Dr. Mary Pipher, a licensed psychologist and activist, join this episode of C.A.F.E. 229. She’ll share her own journey with mental health, trauma, and getting involved in something bigger than herself.

Tune in for an episode dedicated to being the change.  

About Our Guest

Mary Pipher graduated in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1969 and received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in Clinical Psychology in 1977. She was a Rockefeller Scholar in Residence at Bellagio and has received two American Psychological Association Presidential Citations, one of which she returned to protest psychologists’ involvement in enhanced interrogations at Guantánamo and other black sites.

Mary was born in the Ozarks and grew up in rural Nebraska. As a girl she liked reading, writing, swimming, being outdoors and talking to her friends and family. She still enjoys these activities. She is also a community organizer and activist for many causes. She lives in Nebraska with her husband Jim.

Pipher is the author of 11 books including 4 New York Times bestsellers including Reviving Ophelia and Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age. Her latest book is A Life in Light.

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