Join Becky and Deanna in the studio as they speak with Valerie Tarico about universal morality, and continuing the conversation about reproductive rights.
Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and former director of the Children’s Behavior and Learning Clinic in Bellevue, Washington. Her articles can be found regularly in the Green and Religion sections of the Huffington Post. She is the founder ofwww.WisdomCommons.org, an interactive library of quotes, stories, proverbs and poems that showcase humanity’s shared moral core.
Tarico’s first book, Deas and Other Imaginings, is a collection of stories described as “somewhere between Zen and folktales, somewhere between child’s play and wisdom, somewhere between dreaming the world and healing it.”
In her own effort to heal a world that is being fractured by cultural and religious zealots, Tarico wrote a second book, Trusting Doubt (former title, The Dark Side), about her personal encounter with religious fundamentalism and her spiritual journey in search of love and truth.
She has developed a series of lectures informed by her clinical practice and personal experiences that equips parents and educators with tools to understand and nurture the innate character virtues and moral instincts in children.