We live in a world of overwhelming noise, “mistaking stress for aliveness.” It’s the outward distraction of media and technology. It’s the spinning internal thoughts that won’t let you go. Noise is everywhere. Here authors Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz share insights from their new book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise. They share practices for the non-meditator to find silence in everyday places. Learn to experience the golden moments of silence that allow you to move into presence, intention, and calm.
We also discuss how to find silence in busy family life. Something we all desire. Let’s get out of the hamster wheel of thoughts and to-dos. Listen in.
Silence is Golden
Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise
Meet Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz
Justin Talbot Zorn has served as a strategist and a meditation teacher in the US Congress. A Harvard-and- Oxford-trained specialist in the economics and psychology of human thriving, he has written for the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, and other publications. Justin is the coauthor of Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, published by HarperCollins in the US, Penguin/Random House in the UK, and globally in 11 other languages. He is co-founder of Astrea Strategies, a consultancy that bridges contemplation and action, helping leaders and teams envision and communicate solutions to complex challenges. Justin lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and three children.
Leigh Marz is a collaboration and leadership coach for major universities, corporations, and federal agencies and a longtime student of pioneering researchers and practitioners of the ritualized use of psychedelic medicines in the West. She has led training programs to promote an experimental mindset among teams at NASA and a decade-long cross-sector collaboration to reduce toxic chemicals in products in partnership with Green Science Policy Institute, Harvard University, IKEA, Google, and Kaiser Permanente. Leigh is the coauthor of Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise, published by HarperCollins in the US, Penguin/Random House in the UK, and globally in 11 other languages. She is the co-founder of Astrea Strategies. Leigh lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and daughter.
Get your copy of Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise on Amazon and everywhere books are sold.
Find out more about working with Justin and Leigh at Astrea Strategies.