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LIfe Lessons welcomes author Diane Dreher. Her two wonderful mentors in my life were Stanley Stewart, my English professor at UC Riverside, the first person who “saw” me, recognizing my passion for literature, and encouraging me to go to graduate school; and Elizabeth Moran, the first woman tenured at Santa Clara University, who became a mentor, role model, and dear friend, showing me the way when I was a young professor.
My book, Your Personal Renaissance: 12 Steps to Finding Your Life’s True Calling (Da Capo Press), tells how to find and become a mentor, how to cultivate our own mentoring community today. The book draws upon insights from Renaissance artists, writers, scientists, and saints who were inspired and guided by mentors and whose examples have become virtual mentors to many others through the years.
Diane Dreher, Ph.D. is a positive psychology coach, college professor, and author of seven books, including the best-selling Tao of Inner Peace and her latest book, Your Personal Renaissance: 12 Steps to Finding Your Life’s True Calling. Drawing upon insights from Eastern and Western philosophy as well as strategies from positive psychology, Diane’s work helps people find greater hope and meaning in challenging times. Follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TaoOfInnerPeace/ and visit her Psychology Today blog at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-personal-renaissance and her web sites, http://northstarpersonalcoaching.com, and www.dianedreher.com