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“When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.” —Martin Buber

Meet the Urgent Wisdom Community

I've had the good fortune to learn from many wise teachers in the course of my life - Buddhist scholars, rabbis, imams, ministers and priests, along with therapists, healers and mystics. When my mother was deep into her experience with dementia, she also became my teacher. She was the first person whose words of wisdom I recorded. And then I kept going. Laughing, crying, and learning...and never feeling alone or lost. Come meet some of the people who’ve touched my heart and soul. Longer versions of their stories are featured in the videos below.

Calling In The Wise Ones...

Wisdom is available to us in every conversation, every interaction, at every moment; we just need to open our eyes, hearts, and minds to call it all in. 

We are all "experts" at telling our own truths. So I'm summoning the wise ones who I know are out there. 
The ones with stories to share. With guidance to offer. 
With voices. With messages. 
With hits of wisdom. We need that wisdom now more than ever.

This page will be expanding in the future, showcasing hits of wisdom from our #UrgentWisdom collective. If you have something to contribute, or know someone else with hits of wisdom to share, email Priscilla@PriscillaWarnerBooks.com to inquire about scheduling an interview. We'll figure out the best way to do that in this ever-changing world...

And let’s share each other’s wisdom on social media in the meantime, with the tag #UrgentWisdom.

Karen's Bucket List // 5.15.20
Vincent's Bread Therapy // 5.15.20
Lora Darkness & Light // 5.15.20

Who needs a bucket list if you're living life mindfully? My friend Karen is doing just that.

Vincent is a Canadian doctor whose friends heal each other by baking bread together.

How can we move through difficult times with grace and gratitude? My yoga teacher Lora explains...

Beth Trauma & Nirvana // 5.15.20
Kyle and Compassion // 5.15.20
Chris Joy in the Moment // 5.15.20

Beth is a charter school principal in LA who can teach us all how trauma is part of life.

What does it mean to be "genuinely intrigued" by people? Kyle redefines "compassion."

My mother's dementia nurse Chris shares what Riva taught her about living in the moment.

Riva's Vivid Lessons // 5.15.20
Kathy on Joy and Suffering // 5.15.20
Beth Knows How to Laugh // 5.15.20

During my mother's struggle with Alzheimer's, our conversations became more vivid and precious.

What can dark times teach us about joy? Kathy shared lessons she's learned as a loving mother.

Laughter can be the very best medicine, according to Beth, who's a certified Laughter Yoga teacher.

Chaim's Ukelele Therapy // 5.15.20
Belleruth Plays Peekaboo // 5.15.20
Jane Gladdens My Heart// 5.15.20

After years of heated discussion about the Middle East, Chaim's ukulele brings us peace.

Belleruth - a therapist and guided imagery guru - explains how we can learn to live with loss.

My friend Jane drops by to talk about living every day as our best selves.

Kyle on Emotional Intelligence // 5.15.20
Karen Lives in the Light // 5.15.20
Chris Leads Us Home/ 5.15.20

Big thoughts can lead to big feelings. Kyle teaches me how to handle them with grace.

Karen lives in the light, and shares what that means with eloquence and courage.

My mother died with dignity and grace, thanks in large part to Chris, our wise guide to the other side...