Co-founder of Holistic Centers Network, co-founder of Open Center (NY), author, Esoteric Quest director, and international speaker on cultural, personal and social transformation.
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.
Stephanie is the founder and director of Blue Star Temple. An ordained shamanic minister, she holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and master’s and doctorate degrees in shamanic studies from Venus Rising University. She is also a mesa carrier in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Peru, having studied with Don Oscar Miro-Quesada and his lineage since 2005. She lives near Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
Visit Monika Kochar’s website: http://www.smartgift.com
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.
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.
Visit Henry Grayson’s website: www.naturallifestyle.net/profiles/Henry-Grayson-PhD-1092Topics: love, relationships