Dr. Martha Beck is a bestselling author, life coach, and speaker. She has spent a lifetime offering powerful, practical, and entertaining teachings that help people improve every aspect of their lives. Martha holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.”
Martha’s published works include several self-help books and memoirs, including New York Times and international bestsellers Finding Your Own North Star, The Joy Diet, and Expecting Adam. She has also published over 150 magazine articles, including almost two decades of monthly columns for O, The Oprah Magazine. She also writes a column for Maria Shriver’s digital newspaper, The Sunday Paper.
Martha is a passionate and engaging speaker, known for her characteristic blending of science, spirituality, and humor. As “the best-known life coach in America” (NPR, USA Today), she has spoken to audiences around the world on stage and on The Oprah Show, Good Morning America, and many other television programs.
Every year, Martha spends several weeks in South Africa, running wilderness-based seminars and donating the proceeds to ecosystem restoration and education for rural African people. The rest of the time she lives in the Pennsylvania woods with her family and other assorted creatures. Her passions include nature, pajamas, and YouTube videos of unlikely animal companions.
Martha’s forthcoming book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, is out in April 2021.
Episode #1580 Martha Beck: Living in Integrity with Martha Beck
Martha Beck has asked thousands of people: What makes you feel like the truth is coming home to you more than anything else? Harvard-trained sociologist and world-renowned life coach, she’s found a sentence “that makes people feel this ring of truth. It is: I am meant to live in peace.” In her latest bestseller, The Way of Integrity, she shows us how to get there.
Martha’s integrity journey began with her courageous year of truth telling when she vowed not to tell a single lie. What began as a cleanse, manifested into a lifelong gateway to freedom and happiness. She shares her experience living in complete truth, beginning with the first time she heard her inner teacher - which led to the birth of her son, Adam - through seeing the light, which taught her that “the meaning of your life is not to achieve anything. It is to feel like this while you are alive.” Integrity has been her compass to cultivate that feeling. We explore how we can live in alignment with our true nature, break away from the hustle, and the magic that happens when we do.