Pathways Radio with Paul O’Brien features 30-minute conversations with authors, luminaries, and leaders about personal development and cultural evolution. Paul O’Brien has been the host since 1984, when the program began airing on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon.

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Pathways for May 2, 2021: The Deep Heart

The great human quest is to discover who we really are—a discovery that changes our lives and the lives of those around us. Author John J. Prendergast says the heart can be a portal to our deepest psychological and spiritual nature. By opening your heart, you can begin to see through your core limiting beliefs, and discover the true nature of your being. John J Prendergast, PHD, is the author of the new book, The Deep Heart: Our Portal to Presence. Read More & Listen »

It’s Time to Come Home

Stewart Blackburn is the author of the new book, It’s Time to Come Home: With Kindness and Compassion, We Come Back to Ourselves. Stewart is a writer and teacher whose focus is on helping and encouraging people’s journey home to themselves. He is also … Read More & Listen »

Overcoming Anxiety

Dennis Tirch is the author of The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Calm Worry, Panic, and FearDr. Tirch is one of the foremost experts on Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in the United States. Dr. Tirch’s work with compassion is … Read More & Listen »

Mindful Compassion

Dr. Paul Gilbert is co-author of the new book, Mindful Compassion: How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Others. Dr. Gilbert is

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What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Frank Ostaseski is the author of the new book, The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully. Frank is a Buddhist teacher, international lecturer and a leading voice in end-of-life care. In 1987, he co-founded of the

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Unconditional Self Love

Blake Bauer is the author of the book You Were Not Born to Suffer: Love Yourself Back to Inner Peace, Health, Happiness and Fulfillment. His book and his coaching work center on loving yourself unconditionally as the key to healing yourself,

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How Compassion Can Change Lives

Thupten Jinpa, PhD, is the author of the new book A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the West when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits … Read More & Listen »

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Thubten Chodron is author of the new book, Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion. She is an American-born Buddhist nun, has studied and practiced Buddhism in India and Nepal since 1975. Chodron travels worldwide, teaching and leading meditation … Read More & Listen »

The Joy Compass

Donald Altman is author of the new book, The Joy Compass: 8 ways to find lasting happiness, gratitude & optimism in the present moment. Donald is a practicing psychotherapist, an award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, the vice president of The Center for … Read More & Listen »