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 of www.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.
Broadcasts, Podcasts and More
Dave Ross Show
Topic: Dualing Holiday Displays in the State Capitol
December 10, 2008
Living Faith Radio
Title: Did God kill Jesus? Growing up with blood on our hands
April 6, 2007
The Daily Freethought Zone
Title: A Clean Mind Series
November 20-23, 27, 2006; December 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22
A Christian and an Atheist
Title: Show 27 - The Problem with Fundamentalism
October 7, 2006
Interfaith Talk Radio
Title: Guest – Valerie Tarico, Ex-fundamentalist and Author
September 25, 2006
www.interfaithtalkradio.com September 25, 2006