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.

Powers of Two

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of the new book, Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs. He is also the author of Lincoln’s Melancholy, a New York Times notable book. A contributor to the Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Yorker and other publications, he directs the Arts in Mind series on creativity and serves on the general council of The Moth. He lives in Los Angeles.

Fire of the Goddess

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Katalin Koda, author of the book Fire of the Goddess: Nine Paths to Ignite the Sacred Feminine. Katalin is a passionate explorer of earth stories, women’s mysteries and the mythic expression of our world. A practicing Vajrayana Buddhist, Koda also works with indigenous wisdom and shamanism in her healing practice. She is a visionary artist, poet and dreamer and has been teaching workshops on women’s wisdom and spirituality, Reiki, shamanic journey and chakra healing for over fifteen years. Katalin is also the founder of the Fire of the Goddess Institute in Hawaii.

Wild Creative

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Tami Lynn Kent, author of the new book, Wild Creative: Igniting Your Passion and Potential in Work, Home, and Life. Tami has advanced training in multiple bodywork techniques, including certification in Maya Abdominal Massage and Infant Body Psychotherapy/Birth Trauma Resolution. She received her Masters from Pacific University and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and sons.

Wedlocked

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Jay Ponteri, author of the new memoir Wedlocked, which was awarded the 2014 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. Jay directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and Show: Tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists. He is the founding editor of both the online literary magazine M Review and HABIT Books. His work has appeared in Tin House, Puerto Del Sol, Seattle Review, and “Listen to This,” was chosen as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2010. Jay lives in Portland, with his wife and son.

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.