Podcast: Pathways Radio

Pathways host Paul O'Brien

Pathways is a 30-minute radio interview program focused on personal and cultural transformation. Paul O'Brien has been its producer/host since 1984. The show has a large, loyal following covering the entire state of Oregon and southern Washington, airing on Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM pacific time on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon (also streaming at that time via kboo.fm). Downloadable podcasts of Paul O'Brien's Pathways interviews are made available here at Divination.com and the iTunes store for free.

The Antidote

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Oliver Burkeman, author of the new book The Antidote: Happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking. Oliver is a feature writer for the Guardian. He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association’s Young Journalist of the Year award, and has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. He writes a popular weekly column on psychology called “This Column Will Change Your Life”, and has reported from London, Washington, and New York.

Journey from Abandonment to Healing

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Susan Anderson, author of the book, Journey from Abandonment to Healing. She is an expert on how to overcome abandonment and its aftermath of self sabotaging patterns.  She reaches out through her websites, workshops, and media to share her methods of abandonment recovery with victims of trauma of abandonment, heartbreak, and loss around the world.  Her groundbreaking program is the product of over thirty years of research and clinical practice.

The Compass of Now

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Our guest today on Pathways is DDnard, author of the new book The Compass of Now. DDnard is a graduate from University of London with two master degrees. (MS in Economics and MBA). At the age of 25, she started her own diamond business and by the age of 27 she lost her husband and was left with her 11-mo old baby and a $3 million debt. Her hardships inspired her to dive into the practice of mindfulness meditation and eventually pay off all her debt. Her profound transformation led to this book, which has sold more than 1.4 million copies in her native Thailand. DDnard is a licensed Master Trainer of NLP and a licensed Hypnosis Master Trainer of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). She has spent the past 18 years teaching mindfulness and Mind Management.

Constructive Wallowing

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Our guest today on Pathways is Tina Gilbertson, author of the new book Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them. Tina is a licensed psychotherapist whose practice here in Portland includes individual therapy and non-traditional career counseling. A popular blogger and workshop leader, her first book cuts to the chase and teaches people how to accept and feel their feelings instead of stuffing them and teaches the value of having a little self-compassion for our own lives.

Turning the Corner on Grief Street

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Our guest today on Pathways is Terri Daniel, author of the new book Turning the Corner on Grief Street. Terri is an ordained interfaith minister, clinical chaplain and intuitive counselor who assists dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually spacious understanding of death and beyond. Her unique perspective on birth, death and the journey of the soul helps the dying and the living find meaning and healing through meditative and ritual practices that open a conduit to other dimensions. Her unique form of “radical mysticism” incorporates elements of Buddhism, Shamanism, ancient pagan practices, gnostic Christianity and other spiritual traditions to break down limiting beliefs about forgiveness, divine judgment and negative experience. Terri replaces these beliefs with an empowering vision of a co-created universe where there are no victims or perpetrators, only souls seeking expansion and awareness. She is also the founder and president of the Afterlife Education Foundation and producer of the annual Afterlife Awareness Conference.

The Trickster’s Hat

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Nick Bantock, author of the new book, The Trickster’s Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity. Nick is the author/artist of twenty-five books, including the Griffin & Sabine books, which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for two years. Nick’s works have been translated into thirteen languages and over five million copies have been sold worldwide.

Summa Institute

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Our guests this week on Pathways are Josette and Ba Luvmour, developers of Natural Learning Relationships — a whole-child understanding of childhood development that supports optimal well-being in children. Josette serves as Director of Family and Professional Development at Summa Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides Natural Learning Relationships™ programs to students, families, and professionals. Ba Luvmour is the director of Summa Academy.

The Haven and the 2014 Center’s Gathering

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Rachel Davey, executive director of The Haven: A Center for Growth, host-site for the 2014 International Holistic Centers Gathering.

Rachel worked internationally in education management and consultancy for more than 15 years, for organizations including the British Council and the United Nations. She first came to The Haven in 2001, traveled to Canada from Cyprus every summer to take Haven programs, and began working at The Haven in 2006.

The Path to Awakening

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Shamar Rinpoche, author of the new book, The Path to Awakening: How Buddhism’s Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and Happiness. He is the 14th Shamarpa. Born in 1952 in Tibet, Shamar Rinpoche was recognized by the 16th Karmapa in 1957, and by the 14th Dalai Lama. In 1996, he started to organize Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers, a network of centers covering many continents, which practice a non-sectarian approach to meditation. In addition, over the years, Shamar Rinpoche has founded several non-profit organizations worldwide and engaged in charitable activities such as schooling underprivileged children and promoting animal rights.

Heed Your Call

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Our guest this week on Pathways is David Howitt, author of the new book, Heed Your Call: Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality and Business. David is the founder & CEO of Meriwether Group. He is an inspiring thought leader and accomplished entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience providing financial, strategic, and brand counsel to early stage, and Fortune 100 companies. He has the unique ability to integrate vision and growth strategies with mission and purpose, and has provided guidance to Oregon Chai, Stumptown Coffee, Pendleton, adidas, Voodoo Doughnut, Salomon, yogitoes, Klim, Bloch, Dave’s Killer Bread, ABC Carpet & Home, Living Harvest, and many others.