Pathways Interviews

Pathways Radio with Paul O’Brien features 30-minute conversations with authors who write about personal development and/or cultural evolution. Paul O’Brien has been the host since 1984, when the program began airing on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon. Podcasts of Pathways can be found on your favorite podcast providers.

Amanda Mailey: Pathways for May 16, 2021: Sidetracked

Amanda Mailey is the author of the new book, Sidetracked. Amanda has worked for some of the largest advertising agencies in the world advising brands like Intel, Adobe, Nike, Microsoft, and Visa. Amanda received a Journalism degree from the University of Oregon before getting her first consulting job with Intel. She owns her own strategic consultancy, ALIST—advising start-ups, mission driven companies, and the careers of women and BIPOC leaders.

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John Prendergast: Pathways for May 2, 2021: The Deep Heart

John J Prendergast, PHD, is the author of the new book, The Deep Heart: Our Portal to Presence.  John is a spiritual teacher, retired Adjunct Professor of Psychology at CIIS in San Francisco, and soon-to-retire psychotherapist in private practice. He offers online and in-person retreats. He studied for many years with the European sage Jean Klein as well as with the American teacher Adyashanti. He is also the author of In Touch: How to Tune in to Your Inner Guidance and Trust Yourself.

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Visit John Prendergast’s website: www.listeningfromsilence.com

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Dondeena Bradley: Pathways for April 18, 2021: Living Full Circle

Dondeena Bradley is the author of the new book, Living Full Circle: simple ancient rituals for modern life. Dondeena has a master’s degree in nutrition and a doctorate in food science. She is a strategist, a well-being expert, and an innovator formally trained in developing new products, services, and processes across a broad spectrum of industries. With competence and care, she has spent thousands of hours leading global teams to generate new business value in diverse cultures such as Mars Candies, Campbell Soup, McNeil/Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, and Weight Watchers. In general, she is a curious explorer, believes in a broader view of health, is an avid reader, and loves spending time in the great outdoors.

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Amoda Maa: Pathways for April 4, 2021: Falling Open in a World Falling Apart

Amodo Maa is author of Falling Open in a World Falling Apart. Amoda is a spiritual teacher, a warrior of the heart, sharing a fresh approach to the age-old search for spiritual freedom.

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Yehudit Silverman: Pathways for March 21, 2021: The Story Within

Yehudit Silverman is the author of the new book, The Story Within: Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy. Yehudit posits that everyone of us is creative … that there is an innate calling to respond to the world through some sort of creative medium. Myths, fairy tales, and ancient stories from around the world point to this. They speak of a quest: a journey fraught with obstacles, demons, and monsters.  From Persephone to the Ugly Duckling, the themes and challenges within these stories still speak to us today … and offer inspiration relevant to our own individual “hero’s journey.”

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Visit Yehudit Silverman’s website: www.yehuditsilverman.com

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Monika Kochar: Pathways for March 7, 2021: SmartGift

Monika Kochar is the CEO and co-founder of SmartGift. This new internet platform is used by consumers, major corporations and global brands—to integrate gifting and recognition into everyday life.

Monika has launched and led startups that transformed music and ecommerce, and redefined customer experiences.  She has worked as a strategic trader for JP Morgan, BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs. Monika attended Mount Holyoke College and got her Masters at the London School of Economics. In addition, she is an avid writer and speaker on payments technologies, tech philosophy and women in entrepreneurship. She grew up in India and lives in NYC

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Visit Monika Kochar’s website: http://www.smartgift.com

Brigitte Mars: Pathways for Feb. 20, 2021: Addiction Free Naturally

Brigitte Mars is the author of the new book, Addiction Free Naturally: Free Yourself from Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, Alcohol, Tobacco, Caffeine, Sugar, and More. Brigitte is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Envision, Arise Festivals, and even The Mayo Clinic. She is a founding and professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.

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Henry Grayson: Pathways for Feb. 7, 2021: Mindful Loving

Henry Grayson is the author of Mindful Loving: 10 Practices for Creating Deeper Connections. Henry has lectured widely across the U.S. and abroad at professional conferences, retreat centers, libraries, schools, churches and synagogues. Dr. Grayson continues the practice of spiritually oriented psychotherapy in New York City and Westport, CT.

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Visit Henry Grayson’s website: www.naturallifestyle.net/profiles/Henry-Grayson-PhD-1092

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Turiya : Pathways for Jan. 17, 2021: Unreasonable Joy

Turiya is the author of the new book,Unreasonable Joy: Awakening throughTrikaya Buddhism. Turīya is a Buddhist monk, teacher, and author who, despite living with chronic pain, founded Dharma Center of Trikaya Buddhism in San Diego in 1998 to share the power and freedom she has found on her path. For over 25 years, she has taught thousands of students how to meditate, trained teachers, and helped people discover the unreasonable joy of our true nature.

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Nisha Manek: Pathways for Jan. 3, 2021: Bridging Science and Spirit

Nisha Manek is co-author of the new book, Bridging Science and Spirit: The Genius of William Tiller’s Physics and the Promise of Information MedicineNisha was born on the equator in the village of Ol’Kalou in Nyahururu district in the highlands of Kenya. She graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University, after which she received her doctorate in medicine from Glasgow University School of Medicine in Scotland. She completed her fellowship in rheumatology at Stanford University Medical Center, and joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. She is an invited faculty member for the associate fellowship program in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Manek has authored more than a dozen book chapters for academic medical textbooks.

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