Today I’m joined by MeiMei Fox, a published author, co-author, ghostwriter, and freelance editor of hundreds of non-fiction health, wellness, spirituality, and psychology books, articles, and blogs, including the New York Times bestsellers “Bend, Not Break” with Ping Fu and “Fortytude” with Sarah Brokaw.
Since July 2016, MeiMei has contributed five articles per month to Forbes as part of the Women@Forbes initiative. She writes about aligning your career with your life purpose, and profiles entrepreneurs and changemakers who can serve as role models to us all.
Her latest project is publishing her own blog, “Adventures with Twins” whose daily posts include tips on raising twins, healthy recipes, product reviews, guests posts and interviews with other parents, and her own deep reflections on parenting.
Throughout her 15+ year writing career, MeiMei has edited books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Columbia professor Robert Thurman, and was Expedition Writer for Jacques Cousteau’s granddaughter “Alexandra’s Expedition: Blue Planet.”
Her articles have been published in the Huffington Post, Self, Stanford magazine, MindBodyGreen, and numerous other publications.
In addition to writing, MeiMei works as a life coach, assisting clients in realizing their most ambitious dreams. She believes in integrating mind, body, and spirit into a total wellness program based on positive self-esteem and goal-setting.
MeiMei graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and distinction from Stanford University, with a BA and MA in psychology. She also holds an MA in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is an Ana Forrest-certified yoga instructor.
She sits on the board of HOPE Foundation USA, an NGO dedicated to providing shelter, education, health care, and job skills training to the street kids of Kolkata (Calcutta), India.
She is blissfully married to the Love of Her Life, Kiran, and lives in Honolulu with him and their toddler twins, the Joy Boys.
Her loftiest goal is to be a Promoter of Joy. Her mantra is Fear Less, Love More!
What you’ll hear in this episode:
- All about MeiMei’s journey into depth psychology
- How ghost writing become something very personal for MeiMei
- MeiMei’s experience of synchronicities, or meaningful coincidences
- What surprised MeiMei most about studying depth psychology
- The transformation process that occurs within depth psychology
- What it means to looks at the world through a depth perspective
- Learning to cope with day to day life as well as the deeper meanings behind your own life
- The tree root systems metaphor and its relation to our lives
- What compelled MeiMei to write Why Psychotherapists, Coaches, Counselors, and Healers of All Kinds Need Depth
- How society and the world at large can benefit from a depth perspective
- How the poor treatment of our planet is effecting our psychology
- The effects of our disconnect to nature in the modern world
- The gifts that depth psychology can offer to the individual and the world
- Weaving depth psychology into your world view