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 Feb. 17, 2022: Dopamine Nation – Anna Lembke

All around us people are looking at their phones too much, eating too much, drinking too much. Our world is addicted to fleeting distracting pleasures that get us nowhere. We’re living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, sexting, Facebooking, Instagramming, YouTubing, tweeting. The increased numbers, variety, and potency is staggering. We have all become vulnerable to compulsive overconsumption. Read More & Listen »

Pathways for December 1, 2021: Your Conscience – Leonard Perlmutter

We as human beings make choices – including what we say and how we act every day. We tend to barrel ahead on a path that is easy and pleasurable. We try to avoid pain, and we seek immediate gratification—often when some part of our mind is throwing up red flags as we make our choices. The book we’ll be discussing today shows how to give your Conscience more control in your life, so that your decisions will support and guide you to act for your highest good. Read More & Listen »

Sexual Healing

Carolin Hauser-Carson is the author of the new book, Blossom: 7 Steps to Sexual Healing. An internationally-recognized speaker and teacher on the subjects of spirituality, healing, and women’s empowerment for almost two decades, Carolin combines her knowledge to help women (and brave men) to … Read More & Listen »

Childhood Adversity

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is the author of the new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. She is a pioneering physician who is reshaping the conversation about childhood stress. In her book, she tells the story of what … Read More & Listen »

The Forgotten Art of Love

Love plays a crucial role in every aspect of human existence, including sex, spirituality, society, and even the meaning of life. Dr. Armin Zadeh is the author of the new book The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why it Matters. … 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 »

Change the story of your health

Dr. Carl Greer is the author of the new book, Change the Story of Your Health: Using Shamanic and Jungian Techniques for Healing. Carl is a practicing clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, and respected shamanic practitioner. He received his PhD from Columbia

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Listening to Ayahuasca

Dr. Rachel Harris is the author of the new book, Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety. She received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award, has published more than forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals,

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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

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“Reboot” Your Life

Dianne Bischoff James is the author of The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now. She is a “Life Reboot Expert” who encourages people to create a reality that is prosperous, deliberate and meaningful. She has been on her own transformational journey … Read More & Listen »

Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility

Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is the author of the book Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility, which attempts to answer the question: If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? Dr. Langer, a … Read More & Listen »

The Gift of Cancer

Brenda Michaels is the author of The Gift of Cancer: A Miraculous Journey to Health. For fourteen years, Brenda battled cancer. Then one day she surrendered to the experience and found the gift in her disease. Her book speaks to anyone on … Read More & Listen »

Make Love with Food and Lose Weight

Alfonso De Rose is author of the new book, Make Love with Food and Lose Weight: It’s Your Birthright To Be Thin! Alfonso has been instrumental in transforming the lives of thousands of people worldwide in the areas of career, health, love, … Read More & Listen »

The Art of Love

Dr. John F. Demartini is a professional speaker, author, and business consultant whose clients range from Wall Street financiers, financial planners, and corporate executives to health-care professionals, actors, and sports personalities. Founder of the Concourse of Wisdom

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Ready, Set, Grow

Lynda Madaras discusses her book, Ready, Set, Grow — A What’s Happening to My Body Book for Younger Girls. Lynda is the author of eleven books on health, childcare, and parenting. She is recognized worldwide for her unique non-threatening style, excellent organization, … 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 »

Midlife Miracle Diet

Adele Puhn talks about food, health and her book, The Midlife Miracle Diet . She is a nutritional consultant with over twenty-four years of experience, and a thriving practice in New York. She holds an M.S. in medical biology and clinical nutrition … Read More & Listen »