Lexie Brockway Potamkin brings a diverse career and extensive world travel to her work as author of her five books What is Spirit?, What is Peace?, What is Love?, What is Death?, and What is Laughter?. Her latest book, “Know Yourself,” is based on her lifetime study of principles and philosophies from around the world, with a special section on Buddhism. Published in Fall 2020.
A human rights activist, counselor and minister, she spent many years working in the worlds of business, entertainment and media. A former Miss World USA, she hosted her own talk show and eventually became a public relations professional working for Golin Harris Public Relations, Gold Mills Inc. and Rogers and Cowan Public Relations. At the height of her business success, having founded and sold her own PR firm, she returned to school for her Master’s Degree, in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Her ensuing counseling work inspired her to the next spiritual step, becoming an ordained minister.
She has traveled the world and over the past decade has been a guiding force and inspiration for many charitable organizations. In Philadelphia, she was President of Resources for Children’s Health and a trustee for the International House. Her passion for human rights has led her to speak before the United Nations as Vice President of the International League for Human Rights, and work with Tibetan Buddhist monks including the Dalai Lama. Lexie and her husband founded an elementary school in Fisher Island Florida called the Fisher Island Day School.
Lexie studied at The Spiritual Paths Institute, a course of study with respected teachers and contemplative wisdom and applied spirituality that combines intellect, heart, and spiritual practice. She lives in Colorado with her devoted husband, three loving children, four dogs, two cats, and a few hamsters.