Howard Kerbel
Howard Kerbel is a business professional who has worked in senior Brand, Marketing & New Business Development positions for more than 20 years.
He created the It's About The Words & Conversations interview series so people could share their personal stories about an issue they faced or a time when they had a question about life and how something they read helped them through their circumstance.
It’s About The Words & Conversations is for everyone.
Many of us have shared similar experiences to those discussed in the interviews- or know someone close to us who has.

It’s About The Words & Conversations reminds us that we are not alone.

Entries by Howard Kerbel

'Ignite' Offers An Important Message To Those Suffering From Depression

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 3:40 PM

Lora Bidner is an emerging Canadian singer-songwriter whose new song "Ignite" appears on her 2015 CD To The North.

Howard: You suffer from depression and mentioned how "Self-Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson helped.

Lora: It really resonated with me, I read it in my first year of university....

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JD Souther Finds Inspiration In Many Literary Sources

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2015 | 9:33 AM


John David (JD) Souther co-wrote some of the biggest hits for the Eagles including Best of My Love, Victim of Love, Heartache Tonight and New Kid In Town. He has written for Linda Ronstadt, and collaborated with many including James Taylor, Crosby, Stills...

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Bruce Cockburn: How The End Of A Relationship Led To Dream Work

(11) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 11:22 AM


Bruce wanted to include "Leaving My Father's House : A Journey to Conscious Femininity" by Marion Woodman in our conversation. Just for some background, Marion Woodman is a Jungian analyst and her book reflects on the process required to bring "feminine wisdom to...

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A Conversation With BJ Thomas: Love, Near Tragedy And A Song That Saved

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 1:40 PM


For the series It's About The Words & Conversations, BJ Thomas talks about that special night he heard Jackie Wilson sing "To Be Loved" and how thankful he is to have been exposed to those lyrics. They have stayed with and supported BJ...

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A Conversation With Rickie Lee Jones About Love, Forgiveness and Loneliness

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 11:42 AM

For It's About The Words & Conversations, Rickie Lee Jones talks about the impact of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea in her life and an ongoing desire for connection.

A Wizard of Earthsea (1968) is the story of a young wizard named Ged who lives in the...

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A Conversation With Richard Marx

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 4:50 PM


For It's About The Words & Conversations, Richard talks about the pain and struggle he dealt with after the passing of his father and how a remarkable poem -- so unexpectedly given to him -- became an important part of his healing process....

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It's About The Words & Conversations: A Conversation With Ann Wilson From Heart

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 1:29 PM

Since the early '70s, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson have been the driving force and soul of the rock band Heart, selling more than 35 million albums. In 2013, they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

For It's About The Words & Conversations, Ann lovingly discusses...

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