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 Nov. 20, 2022: Fictional Authenticity – Alex Terranova

Your journey to self-awareness and change can help you get past empty, unsatisfied feelings and move into authenticity and happiness. In Fictional Authenticity, Alex Terranova supports people becoming strong and successful high achievers to unmask convention, embrace the rebel within them, and more deeply explore the complex and agitated edges of our existence to create more clarity, freedom, and success. Read More & Listen »

Pathways for October 14, 2021: Letting Go of Nothing

The call to let go lies at the heart of the world’s spiritual traditions. Not being attached to outcomes, surrendering desires, accepting the present, opening to a higher power, relinquishing the ego, practicing forgiveness — all entail letting go. Today’s guest offers a practical and empowering approach to the age-old quest for letting go of the thoughts and feelings that block happiness, impede change, and hinder self-acceptance. Read More & Listen »

Pathways for September 5, 2021: Being Better

All human beings can become citizens of the world, regardless of their nationality, gender, or social class and happiness comes from living in harmony with nature. According to Kai Whiting, humans always have the freedom to choose their attitude, even when they cannot control external circumstances. Read More & Listen »

Pathways for May 16, 2021: Sidetracked

In the wake of Trump’s presidency, the #metoo movement, emboldened racism, rising gun violence, and culture wars, it’s no wonder that so many of us are seeking meaningful change. Amanda Mailey took a bold step that many have considered: she moved her family overseas. Read More & Listen »

101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience

Donald Altman is the author of the book, 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day. Donald is a psychotherapist, world-renowned mindfulness expert and award-winning author of over 15 books. Featured as an expert in TheRead More & Listen »

Feeling Good

David D. Burns, MD, is Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus at the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. His best-selling book, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, has sold more than five million copies  and is the book most frequently recommended for … Read More & Listen »

The Self-Love Experiment

Shannon Kaiser is the author of the book, The Self-Love Experiment: Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself. Shannon is also the author of Find Your Happy, which was featured on Pathways in 2013. She is a six-time … Read More & Listen »

The Five Longings

David Richo is the author of the new book, The Five Longings: What We’ve Always Wanted—and Already Have. David is a teacher, workshop leader, and psychotherapist in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. He combines Jungian, transpersonal, and mythic perspectives in his … Read More & Listen »

Portland Happiness Center

Rodrigo Baena is a Brazilian author, speaker, and a Certified Executive Coach specializing in happiness. He is founder of The Portland Happiness Center, a place for courses, coaching, and community for a happier life. His latest book is Sex, Happiness and otherRead More & Listen »

The Upside of Your Darkside

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is the author of the new book, The Upside of Your Darkside: Why Being Your Whole Self–Not just your “good Self”–Drives Success and Fulfillment. Robert is known as the “Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology” because he has conducted research … Read More & Listen »

It All Begins With “I”

Stuart K Robinson is the author of It All Begins with “I”: The ‘New Rules of Thinking’ and the Simple Secrets to Living a Rich Joyous Life. Stuart is a motivational speaker who has inspired audiences around the world with his life-changing … Read More & Listen »

The Brain’s Hidden Quest for “Cool”

Steven Quartz is the author of the new book, Cool: How the Brain’s Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World. By bringing together the latest findings in brain science, economics, and evolutionary biology to form a provocative theory … Read More & Listen »

The Secret of Your Immortal Self

Guy Finley is the author of the new book, The Secret of Your Immortal Self: Key Lessons for Realizing the Divinity Within. Open the doors to self-understanding and let go of suffering. Guy discusses how to seek a deeper relationship with the … Read More & Listen »

Culture and Ecology

Helena Norberg-Hodge is an author, speaker, filmmaker, and producer of an award-winning documentary entitled The Economics of Happiness. Helena is the founder and director of International Society for Ecology and Culture. She is a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, and has … Read More & Listen »

The Antidote

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 writes a popular weekly column on psychology called “This … Read More & Listen »

The Path to Awakening

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 … Read More & Listen »

Tipping Sacred Cows

Betsy Chasse is author of the book, Tipping Sacred Cows: The Uplifting Story of Spilt Milk and Finding Your Own Spiritual Path in a Hectic World. Betsy is an internationally known author, filmmaker, and speaker. She is the co-creator of the film, “What … Read More & Listen »

Find Your Happy

Shannon Kaiser is author of the new book, Find Your Happy: An inspirational guide to loving life to its fullest. Shannon Kaiser has been labeled a true sparkling star by Healing Lifestyles & Spas. She left her successful career in advertising to … Read More & Listen »

Expect a Miracle

Kathy Freston shares her book, Expect a Miracle: 7 Spiritual Steps to Finding the Right Relationship. She is a self-help author and wellness counselor; she specializes in a body/mind/spirit approach for bringing about health and happiness. Freston has worked with people healing … Read More & Listen »