"Conditions will change when people learn how to share freely...without
fear ​​of losing something themselves."

—A voice of wisdom
When Spirit Calls, Chapter 5


November 28, 2018
One-hour interview with Richard Dugan
Available now on
"Tell Me Your Story" podcast

December 2, 2018, 9:00-11:00pm
“Amplify” KDKA Radio , Pittsburgh, PA 

Interview with Father Ron Lengwin
Available Now on KDKA Radio

December 3, 2018, 2:30-3:00pm 
Half hour interview with Patricia Raskin,
Available now on ​
Positive Living , Radio Voice of America

​December 4, 2018
"AuthorStory,” a half-hour with Alexander Lim
Available Now on  Author Story Channel on YouTube

December 13, 2018, 2:00pm 
"In the Spirit" WRPI 91.5 FM, Troy, New York

Live-streamed at wrpi.com
One-hour interview with Gary Goldberg

January 1, 2019
"Get Over It" interview with Monique Chapman
Available Now at iTunes 

January 14, 20191:30 pm (PT), Lafayette, CA
"The Poppoff Radio Show" BBS Radio
30-minute live interview with Mary Poppoff

January 18, 2019, 7 pm (PT), Shreveport, LA
“Strategies for Living,” KEEL Radio, Shreveport, LA
One-hour interview with David McMillan
Available Now on  KEEL Radio

February 24, 2019, 7 pm (PT), Santa Barbara, CA
Re-broadcast of Nov. 28 one-hour interview with Richard Dugan, "Tell Me Your Story" on KZSB Radio

March 29, 2019 , 8 - 9pm PDT
"The Donna Seebo Show" 


​Portland, OR

  • October 18, 2018, 2:00pm, KATU TV, “Afternoon Live”
  • October 19, 2018, 9:00am, KATU TV, “AM Northwest”
  • “Health Notes: From a Natural Woman,” KFAI public radio, Minneapolis-St. Paul, half-hour interview with Kinshasa Kambui

  • ​“Late Night Health Radio,”
    KABC Los Angeles, CA
    20 minute interview with Mark Alyn

Chestnut Hill Local
November 7, 2018

Awareness Magazine 
September/October 2018 issue, p. 7

Beacon Hill Times
September 20, 2018
Reed Magazine
September 2018
"This compelling memoir chronicles how the life of Joan Diver (married to former Reed president Colin
Diver) was turned inside out by devastating spinal pain—and brings us along on her extraordinary journey
from Boston foundation executive to spiritual healer. With vivid writing and heartfelt honesty, Joan shows
how her misfortune led not just to recovery, but also to awakening."

August 1, 2018
 "There are countless books about spiritual awakenings, but Diver's strong, intimate writing pushes readers along a path that’s rough but worthwhile going, for them as well as her."
Publishers Weekly
September 3, 2018
"When Spirit Calls: A Healing Odyssey by Joan Diver is featured on the cover.

August 6, 2016
Books to watch for in "Mind, Body, Spirit: Way of Enlightenment" category
"When Spirit Calls: A Healing Odyssey traces the journey of a Boston foundation executive as she seeks relief from crippling back pain. The search takes her from orthopedic surgeons to past lives and encounters with Spirit, and from Christ's tomb in Jerusalem to an ashram in India. An epiphany in the Great Pyramid of Giza inspires her to leave her career and become a spiritual healer. Diver's family story was chronicled in J. Anthony Lukas's Pulitzer Prize-winning Common Ground."

Video: Joan Diver's Experience of Howard Thurman at Boston University's Marsh Chapel 

From a 2017 interview by Arleigh Prelow, Producer and Director of the upcoming documentary, "The Psalm of Howard Thurman." ​​

"Joan Diver's contributions to the welfare of individuals and the communities that sustain us are legion as depicted in the epic book about Boston, ​Common Ground. Her spiritual journey that underlies her ongoing dedication to the commonwealth is extraordinary. When Spirit Calls is a revealing, riveting, inspiring story of challenges engaged, avenues of enlightenment pursued, transcendent realities embraced."

—Linda Healey 
Former Vice President and Senior Editor of Pantheon Books