Announced as a winner of the prestigious MacArthur “genius” awards, colorful Rueben Martinez launched a literacy campaign from his small barber shop outside Los Angeles.
There’s a kind of mystery in sitting calmly, patiently, attentively and tuning into someone else’s personal story – their experience and life journey.
In this segment, we hear the insights of people who, in a sense, listen for a living: physicians, counselors, clergy and others. What does it mean to set aside one’s own agenda and truly focus on another person, perhaps someone who is suffering?
Bay Area author and psychiatrist Jean Shinoda Bolen explores the connection between a person’s emotional state affects their physical health, and how “moments of truth” may be revealed when facing dire illness.