James Olson is an integral philosopher whose studies have included religion, art, psychology, neuroscience, and systems management. He has attended Oklahoma State University; the University of Vienna; Oklahoma University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration; and the Kansas City Art Institute. Following the unifying guidelines of philosophy and drawing on his broad education, Olson has made it his mission to help bring the planet’s masculine (dualistic left-brain) and feminine (holistic right-brain) energies into greater harmony, through his advocacy of whole-brain thinking. In addition to Eric Hoffer's prestigious Montaigne Medal, Olson's second book has won several awards including Foreword Review's Book of the Year in the Body Mind Spirit category, a Silver Nautilus award in Science, Cosmology and Expanded Consciousness, and a Silver IPPY for Philosophy/Mental Health. Olson’s first book, The Whole-Brain Path to Peace earned several national book awards, including Foreword Reviews 2011 Philosophy Book of the Year.