In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with John Noltner.

John has spent his career learning how to ask better questions, connect deeply across difference and share stories to bridge divides and build community. He and his wife sold their house in October of 2020, bought an RV and are traveling the country interviewing people who are finding creative solutions to our most challenging issues.

A Peace of My Mind is a multimedia arts project that uses portraits and personal stories to bridge divides and encourage dialogue around important issues. Through exhibits, workshops, lectures, on-site studios, and distance learning, A Peace of My Mind leads transformative experiences that help a polarized world rediscover the common humanity that connects us.

A gifted storyteller, Noltner has worked on four continents, gathering stories of human courage, grace, and resilience. He has produced projects for national magazines, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations. A Peace of My Mind reflects his belief that art and storytelling can help individuals, organizations and communities articulate their deepest values and encourage action toward building social capital and community connections.

To find out more about John, check out his website at

Click on either of the links below to listen to the conversation: