Making Your Life A Spiritual Adventure

Elizabeth Lesser is a bestselling author and the cofounder of Omega Institute, the renowned conference and retreat center located in Rhinebeck, New York. Elizabeth’s first book, The Seeker’s Guide: Making Your Life A Spiritual Adventure, chronicles her years at Omega and distills lessons learned into a potent guide for growth and healing. Her New York Times bestselling book, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow has sold more than 300,000 copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Her latest book, Marrow: Love, Loss and What Matters Most is a memoir about Elizabeth and her younger sister, Maggie, and the process they went through when Elizabeth was the donor for Maggie’s bone marrow transplant.

Create Balance, Happiness, and Peace

Dr. Peter Borten is the co-author (along with his wife Briana Borton) of the new book, The Well Life: How to Use Structure, Sweetness, and Space to Create Balance, Happiness, and Peace. Briana and Peter are the creators of the Rituals of Living online community and Dragontree, a holistic wellness brand. Peter is a doctor of Asian medicine who helps people attain whole health of body and mind.

The Haven and the 2014 Center’s Gathering

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.

Holistic Psychology and Alchemical Psychotherapy

Judy Chang Gummelt speaks about the process called “Alchemical Psychotherapy” as well as a relatively new modality known as eye movement therapy for overcoming post-traumatic stress, or EMDR. Judy lives and has a practice half the time in Manhattan and has started up a half-time practice right here in Portland, her second home. She has been into psychology for over 30 years with specializations in trauma (especially childhood abuse), addictions, depression, anxiety, and couples and family therapy.