Podcasts, Video, and Reading Guides
In addition to being authors, Christina and Ann are also thoughtful and engaging speakers. Following are some of their interviews and podcasts. And at the bottom of this page is a link to reading guides to some of their titles.
Storytelling for Understanding and Healing – Episode 77 of the Podcast, What Could Possibly Go Right?
A Podcast with Vicki Robin of Resilience.org and Christina Baldwin
In each episode of What Could Possibly Go Right? host Vicki Robin asks “cultural scouts”— artists, activists, and academics who endeavor to see clearly, act courageously, and serve the common good — what they see on the horizon. In early May, she interviewed Christina.
In this interview, Christina discusses a variety of topics, including:
- The “need for story to survive” and to capture our humanness
- That journal writing and archiving allows us to process experiences for greater understanding
- The role of story in healing trauma and organizing our insights
- That our lives are a blessing, sharing wisdom with futures we cannot see or know
- The intersection of heart-led “squishiness” and fierceness in conversations, to find commonality with others
To listen, or to watch on YouTube, click here.
Hanging by a Thread: A Braid of Stories that Define Who We Are
with Christina Baldwin (Online – April 2022)
Offered by The Jung Center, Community for Conscious Aging Lunch and Learn Series
Life hangs on a narrative thread. This thread is a braid of stories that define who we are, what the world is like, and how we make our way. In this interactive seminar, Christina Baldwin, co-founder of The Circle Way, and author of Storycatcher, will speak to her decades of work on the power and practice of story and its capacity to make meaning of life’s raw experiences. She believes personal narrative is the foundation for resilience and engagement in these times and that as we “stand in our own stories” we discover how to also stand with the larger story.
Click here to go to the Community for Conscious Aging website and listen to the archived interview.
Fire and Water Podcast with QT: Holding Space with Christina Baldwin
with Quanita Roberson, Tenneson Woolf and Christina Baldwin (April 2022)
Join longtime PeerSpirit colleagues Quanita Roberson and Tenneson Woolf as they host a conversation with Christina centering on holding space for connection using The Circle Way. For a deeper introduction to the Essence of Circle practice, please check Quanita and Tenneson’s upcoming workshop.
To listen to the conversation with Christina, click here.
Widening Circles – the Healing Circles Lineage (5-Part Webinar Series)
Calling the Circle: A Leader in Every Chair (Part 1)
An Interview with Diana Lindsay, Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea
Healing Circles Langley grew out of founders Diana and Kelly Lindsay’s intersection with The Circle Way, Commonweal, and their desire to provide a safe space for people to explore the nature of healing in whatever trauma, illness, or challenge life presented. The small, homey center at the edge of the village quickly became a hub of community counsel, staffed by skilled volunteer facilitators. Other cities picked up their pattern and soon the idea evolved into Healing Circles Global. In the past 18-months the pandemic fostered exponential growth of on-line circles. These dialogues honor the foundational traditions of Healing Circles.
Click here to link to Christina and Ann’s interview, and link here to access the full series that includes Parker Palmer (Center for Courage and Renewal), Michael Lerner (Commonweal), and Diana Lindsay (Healing Circles Global), followed by a panel discussion with all of them.
In Conversation with Christina Baldwin
A Podcast with Sheila Bender and Christina Baldwin
Sheila Bender, author, poet, writing instructor, and founder of the website, Writing It Real, interviewed Christina at the end of 2019. They discussed Christina’s writing journey from her early journaling years to her current projects.
Listen now >>
Visit Sheila’s website, Writing It Real to learn more about her, her online classes and the books she’s authored, and sign up for her newsletter.
Why Keep Writing in the Age of Text and Tweet?
Telechat between Christina Baldwin and Lynda Monk of the IAJW (International Association for Journal Writing)
“Whatever happened to reflection? Everywhere I look people are hunched over devices and thumb typing bits and bytes or scrolling through newsfeeds or Instagram making hearts and comments. Me too—AND I invite us to remain committed to telling ourselves the longer story of our lives because we are the only ones tending that narrative, and that narrative is the rock we stand on for making every decision and setting direction.”
In this telechat Christina and Lynda Monk delve into the importance of attaching to oneself through journaling, making meaning of our stories, and being responsible for our own meaning-making.
Listen to the interview here.
Christina Baldwin: Breathing in Full Sentences: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice (a podcast with Rebecca Kochenderfer of Journaling.com)
This interview between Christina and Rebecca Kochenderfer, Journaling.com‘s founder and host, explores various practices (flow writing, collage, using dialogue) that Christina uses in her journaling life. She describes journaling as a spiritual practice, and provides insights and steps to connect with one’s deeper inner life. Click here to read more!
“The deeper self is always talking to us; it’s just that we aren’t always listening. The act of writing slows us down to the pace of listening so that we can receive insight and guidance.”
Christina Baldwin: The Life Purpose of a Spiritual Storyteller (podcast)
Christina is interviewed by Angie Swartz, Founder of Life Purpose Advisor. Angie’s mission is to empower people to find their life purpose through knowing themselves, incorporating daily practices and transforming their bodies. Angie’s Life Purpose Advisor Podcast asks spiritual leaders and difference makers the deep questions around living a life of purpose, meaning and joy. Go to Angie’s podcast webpage and scroll down for Christina’s podcast (episode #49). Listen now >>
Christina Baldwin: The Power of Journaling
In this interview between Christina and Ruth Folit, founder of IAJW (International Association for Journal Writing), they discuss the power of journaling, how to move forward when stuck, tips for new journal writers, recent epiphanies about writing, and more. This interview is a part of a series Ruth created called “Celebrate Journal Writing!” – where she interviewed 9 journal-writing luminaries. Listen now >>
Christina Baldwin: Teaching
Christina talks with Jennifer Louden as a guest on Jennifer’s “Teach Now” series. Christina speaks about her introduction to teaching, how to open the teaching space to what wants to emerge, preparing to enter and leave teaching space, self-care, addressing self-doubt and how to get out of your own way.
Listen now >>
Video & Slideshow
Ann Linnea: Keepers of the Trees (Video)
Watch a short video of author Ann Linnea introducing Keepers of the Trees: A Guide to Re-Greening North America:
Ann Linnea: Keepers of the Trees (slideshow)
Ann Linnea introduces images and concepts from her book, Keepers of the Trees.
Following are reader guides for a few of our titles, to be used with book groups, study groups, etc.